The Swedish - American Chamber of Commerce

Ohio

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Events

Please look for invitations to our upcoming events throughout the year:

  • August 2019  Kraftskiva - Crayfish party, see below for details
  • October 2019 Visit a manufacturing company exporting goods to Sweden
  • December 2019 International Chambers of Commerce joint holiday event

Kraftsiva 2019

Saturday August 24, 2019 at 6PM                REGISTER NOW

The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce Ohio and the Swedish Cultural Society of Cleveland invites you, your spouse, significant other and guests to a traditional Swedish Crayfish Party. We want to thankfully recognize your membership at this event and encourage you to bring potential new members.

  • A social event to share an old tradition
  • Get to know fellow members and potential new members
  • Master of Ceremonies – Singing – Toasts

Boulder Creek Golf Course, Streetsboro Ohio

This year's party will take place in the party-barn of the Boulder Creek Golf Course in Streetsboro. You will see some very nice improvement to this venue, like a newly paved parking lot. See below for map and directions.

Invite your friends and colleagues to the Crayfish Party

You probably know someone who you think would benefit from membership in SACC-Ohio. Please invite them to this event. If they accept your invitation, list their names and corresponding email address on the RSVP form.

We will have the SACC-Ohio Brochure and Membership Application form available for their consideration.

Details
Dress: Casual.
Location: The party-barn at Boulder Creek Golf Club, 9700 Page Road, Streetsboro, Ohio.
When: Satruday, August 24, 6 pm

Included: Food and drinks, hats and bibs, song texts.

Costs

  • Members of SACC-Ohio, BACC, FACC, DACC, Swedish Cultural Society and their spouses and family members: $55 per person
  • Non-members: $65 - However, $10 will be credited to the membership fee if you become a member of SACC-Ohio in connection with the Crayfish Party.

The cost is payable by check made out to SACC-Ohio enclosed with the mail-in RSVP below.

REGISTER NOW
The number of attendees is limited and we accept registrations on a "first come - first served" basis. Therefore, please register as soon as possible, preferably no later than August 19th to be guaranteed a reservation. Also, we need to order crayfish from a specialty store on the West coast and therefore have to order the crayfish at least ten days in advance.   Register Now

History of the Crayfish Party
A crayfish party is a traditional summertime eating and drinking celebration in the Nordic countries. The tradition originated in Sweden, where a crayfish party is called a kräftskiva. The tradition has also spread to Finland via the Swedish-speaking population of that country.

Crayfish parties are generally held during August, a tradition that started because crayfish harvesting in Sweden was, for most of the 20th century, legally limited to late summer. Today, the “kräftpremiär” date in early August has no legal significance. Dining is traditionally outdoors. Customary party accessories are comical paper hats, paper tablecloths, paper lanterns (often depicting the Man in the Moon), and bibs.

Courtesy of Wikipedia

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