The Norwegian Fish Club in San Diego


Den Norske Fiskeklubben i San Diego (The Norwegian Fish Club in San Diego) is a social organization for Norwegians and Americans of Norwegian ancestry to celebrate their heritage. The Club hosts a monthly traditional Norwegian-style fish dinner prepared. Our toastmaster conducts the toasts during dinner. The meetings are arranged by the Navigator and hosted by the Skipper.

The dinners are a way for members to enjoy Norwegian fellowship and uplifting accordion music. The club invites local and international guest speakers to address Norwegian and Norwegian-American cultural topics scheduled by Progam Director Carl Larsen. Dress code is coat and tie. The Club meets on the second Friday of each month at 6 PM at the Bay View Restaurant and Lounge, Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego. December is our formal event featuring a Christmas Gala and Ladies Night.

Statement of Purpose

I. Den Norske Fiskeklubben i San Diego (The Norwegian Fish Club in San Diego) held its inaugural dinner on Friday, October 13, 1995.

II. Its purpose is to provide a Norwegian style fish dinner, preferably on the second Friday of the month, September through May, where members can celebrate their heritage with an evening of fellowship.

III. The December dinner each year is a formal-dress Christmas Dinner and Ladies Night to which wives and other lady friends may be invited for a special program.

IV. Membership in the Club is open to all males who are Norwegian, or of Norwegian descent.

V. Meetings are conducted in English, but the use of Norwegian is encouraged, such as the table grace, toasts and/or conversations.

VI. The Club is a nonprofit organization and is independent of any other club or organization.

Club Officers

Skipper: Jim Adams

Navigator: Phillip Hinshaw 

Purser: Maury Lee

Governing Board

Jim Adams

Dr. Sig Stautland

Al Johannesen

Erling Nyhammer

Club Meeting Times 2017

January 13

February 10

March 17

April 14

May 12

September 8

October 13

November 3

Dinners were previously hosted at the Island Palms Hotel and Marina on Shelter Island from January 2004 through May 2005.

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