Velkommen til den norske fiskeklubben i San Diego! (Welcome to the Norwegian Fish Club in San Diego.) Joining this club is by invitation only. This website is a reference tool for the members of the fish club. We eat fish, drink aquavit and maintain camaraderie with fellow members who have Norwegian ancestry or some kind of connection to Norwegian culture. We dine together one Friday evening per month except during the summer.
At the present time, we are having webinars instead of in-person fish dinners. We don’t know when the next dinner will take place.
See the Announcements page for information about our announcements.
Schedule of Dinners
- January 15 – WEBINAR We learned about the TaNo Trust run by Norwegian people for orphaned children in Tanzania. | Slides | General Info | How to Donate | Recording
- February 26 – WEBINAR – We learned about the Samis teaching Alaskans how to herd reindeer | Recording | Questions Asked | Sami Cultural Center Contact Info
- April 9 – WEBINAR – Fish Club member Bjorn Endresen taught us about the Norwegian Seed Bank in Svalbard | Slides | Recording
- May 7 – WEBINAR – Helge Marstrander, Norwegian Deputy Consul in San Francisco, talked about the partnership between the Norwegian government and California. There was also a message about Constitution Day from the King. Partial Recording
- September 3 FISH CLUB DINNER at Bay View
- We will have open mike. Members can share briefly what they did during the COVID shutdown. Individuals should be brief. Biscuits are allowed to be thrown after 2 minutes.
- We will splurge a bit during the first few dinners after the COVID shutdown.
- We want to have a nice Christmas Gala.
- Please update your information to the volunteer of the next Fish Club Directory if anything has changed about you.
- Various ideas for the future of the Fish Club will be presented and debated. Voting will take place during the October dinner. The ideas to be presented include:
- Organize carpools
- Some members have their wives drive them to the Fish Club dinners. What can we do to let them have dinner while we are eating ours?
- Should we let members bring wives or girl friends to all of the dinners, not just twice a year?
- Should we let women join the Fish Club?
- What can we do to enlarge the club? We want it to be larger but not too large.
- Should we allow occasional non-Norwegian topics to be presented to us?
- Jim may nominate a new CEO. He may also propose a new office so that we have a 4th officer.
- October (to be scheduled) — We will vote on proposals presented in September.
- November (tentative, to be scheduled)
- December (to be scheduled) — We plan to have a wonderful gala!