Rock Island, IL
April 9, 2010
Five Awards of Merit were presented at an evening “Celebrating the Richness of Swedish America.” Pictured left to right are Bruce Larson (outgoing SCA Board Chair), John Norton (nominated by Augustana College, Augustana Historical Society, American Scandinavian Association at Augustana), Judy Mayer and Helene Leaf (Swenson Center), Herb Hult (Swedish Heritage Society of Swedesburg, IA), Lilly Setterdahl (Emigrant Institute), Ted Johnson (SCA Awards & Recognition Committee Chair), and Willow Hagans (incoming SCA Board Chair).
October 15, 2010
Nine Awards of Merit were presented at the SCA’s 2010 fall board meeting. Willow Hagans and Awards & Recognition Committee Chair Ted Johnson congratulated the honorees on behalf of the Swedish Council of America. Honored were (l to r front row) Kay Buehrig, Violet Carlson, Christine Johnson, Christina Lidgrenand Sheila Lundquist; (l to r back row) Harold Benson, Bengt Brogren, Richard Lindgren, and Ulf Merenius, representing the Swedish Club of Metropolitan Detroit, Arpi Male Chorus, the Jenny Lind Club, Scandia Women’s Chorus, Swedish Women’s Educational Association (SWEA), Swedish American Chamber of Commerce (SACC), Viking Lodge of the VASA Order, and the Detroit Swedish Foundation. Through these organizations, Swedes and Swedish descendants in eastern Michigan maintain their shared culture with the larger Swedish-American community.