Icelandic Hekla Club Samkoma
The 2013 Samkoma was a tremendous success, as was the preceding 2012 Icelandic Hekla Club
Samkoma, held Saturday April 28th at 5:30 pm.
We celebrated the 30th Anniversary of Academic Exchange between the University of Minnesota and University of Iceland.
The Evening was a Benefit for the Val Björnson Icelandic Exchange Scholarship.
Members of the University, current and former Val Björnson scholarship students, and friends of the Icelandic community gathered for a festive spring celebration. This year's Samkoma was held in the Campus Club's beautiful West Wing room on the 4th floor of Coffman Memorial Union at the U of MN. We enjoyed the West Wing's sweeping views of the University Campus, Mississippi River and downtown Minneapolis!
5:30 Social Hour
6:30 Dinner (buffet including Icelandic Salmon and other favorites)
7:30 Dessert and Coffee
Keynote Speaker was Meredith McQuaid, J.D., Associate Vice President and Dean for International Programs for the University of Minnesota.
Samkoma tickets were $30.00 per person.
The evening included a raffle drawing for two round-trip tickets (All applicable airport taxes and other official charges are payable by the winner prior to ticketing) from Minneapolis/St. Paul to Reykjavík, Iceland made possible by a generous donation by Icelandair. All proceeds from the raffle were to benefit the Val Björnson Fund.
Reservations and advance payment for the Samkoma tickets were required by contacting Elin Hansen at firstname.lastname@example.org for reservation form or for further information.
- Icelandic Hekla Club