We were extra-motivated to have a great Christmas bazaar last November because we had decided to give a majority of the proceeds to charity. Turnout and sales were indeed great, and we were delighted to be able to donate $2,000 each to two great organizations, Médecins Sans Frontières / MSF /Doctors without Borders, which provides…
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2021 Annual General Meeting
After more than a year of laying low, quarantines, and cancelled events, we are happy to resume our activities. The first task is to start planning the year ahead and this will happen at our 2021 Annual General Meeting on Sunday, July 18 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
We are happy to announce that the Icelandic Association of Washington DC’s 2020 Scholarship is awarded to Kimberly Davenport! Kimberly will be a freshman at Loyola University Chicago with plans to major in Global and International Relations and minor in French. She has a strong record of volunteering to help her community. The IAWDC thanks…
2020 Scholarship applications
The Icelandic Association Board is pleased to announce that applications are now being welcomed for our annual educational scholarship. The scholarship, in the amount of $1,000, is offered to a member of the Icelandic Association of Washington DC who has paid 2020 dues, as well as lifetime members, and their children and grandchildren. This scholarship…
Annual meeting postponed
As we have previously informed members, the Board decided to postpone the annual meeting until it could be held in person. It is usually held in April, but meeting in person is impossible at this time, and a teleconference or zoom meeting was not deemed adequate. We will let members know when we can conduct…
Save the date: Thorrablot will be February 22, 2020
Our annual Thorrablot will be held at the American Legion Post 177 in Fairfax on Saturday, February 22, 2020. Stay tuned for further information about the food, entertainment, and early ticket sales!
Christmas Ball for Children
Invitations to the Barna Jólaball, Christmas Ball for Children, will be sent shortly via email to members. There will be a Santa, singing and dancing around the Christmas tree, and refreshments. Because this is a member-only event, time and place will be announced in the email to members. In the meantime, Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!
Christmas Bazaar set for November 9th
Save the date! Our always popular Christmas Bazaar will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 10-3 pm at American Legion Post 177 in Fairfax, Virginia. As usual, we will have Icelandic food for sale – including lamb hot dogs, of course – and host numerous vendors selling holiday gifts with a Nordic flavor….
2019 scholarship winner announced
The Icelandic Associated is pleased to announce that it has awarded its 2019 academic scholarship to Kara Björk Scales. Kara is the daughter of members Robert and Halldóra Scales. She will be majoring in Communication and minoring in Psychology at University of Maryland, University College. The scholarship is in the amount of $1,000. Congratulations, we…
National Day Party – June 16th
Members and their guest are invited to join us for Iceland’s National Day Party on Sunday, June 16th. This year’s event will be a special farewell to Ambassador Geir Haarde and Inga Jóna Þórðardóttir. Geir has been ambassador for over four years and we have greatly enjoyed their hospitality and cooperation on so many occasions….