President's Message
 
March 25, 2019


Members and Friends of the Scandinavian Business Club
 
I would like to introduce myself as your new President. I am honoured to be chosen to be your representative for the next two years and I will carry out that duty to the best of my abitily. I was unable to be in attendance at our AGM in March due to having surgery two days before and was still recovering but, I heard good reports of the attendance and that the meeting was well run.  I am pleased to introduce our Board of Directors for the coming year:

Paul Andreassen - President
Solvi Stokholm - Director, Vice-President, Christmas Party Committee Chair
Steve Bottomley - Director, Membership Committee Chair
Henrik Laursen - Director, Speakers Committee Chair
Tom Klausen - Director, Midsummer Committee Chair
Anders Nurmi - Director at large, Immediate Past President

We have yet to fill the positions of Secretary, Treasurer and Communications. We always have more work than the few people on our board can reasonably handle and would welcome volunteer assistance for some of the projects we are working on. If you can help in any way, drop me a line at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Our speaker committee has arranged for Kristoffer Vik Hansen of Spare to be our speaker for April. Kristoffer will be telling us about the work Spare is doing to improve urban

transportation through the implementation of shared mobility systems.

We are now officially into Spring and will have just two more dinner meetings for this season. The arrival of Summer will by marked by the Midsummer Festival at the Scaninavian Community Centre. We will have our booth, as usual, and will be looking for volunteers to spend a couple of hours over the weekend to help us out. Please let us know if you would like to help promote our club.

We have already begun planning the 73rd Annual Scandinavian Business Club Christmas Party, set for Saturday December 7th. We will feature the traditional Scandinavian Christmas Smörgåsbord lovingly prepared by Kate, and this year are planning to have a DJ as a change from our previous year's entertainment.

As always, we welcome suggestions for how we can improve the club including possible guest speakers. I look forward to serving you.
 
See you in April!


Paul Andreassen
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UBC Voyage - A Special Presentation

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In April, in addition to our regular speaker, we were given a special presentation by Torbjørn Reitan Fyrvik who told us about the UBC Voyage Project. The goal of the project is to design and build a fully autonomous research vessel which will be tested in the Atlantic Ocean. The team is currently working on the project but they are looking for assistance. Click the link below to learn about the project, its status and how you can help make it happen!

2018 April, Torbjørn Reitan Fyrvik