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Icelandic Hekla Club Samkoma

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The Icelandic Hekla Club cordially invites you to

Samkoma 2014

Saturday, April 26, 2014

5:30 pm Social Hour - 6:30 pm Dinner

An evening to benefit the Val Bjornson Icelandic Exchange Scholarship

Knights of Columbus, 1114 American Boulevard West, Bloomington, MN



A Celebration of Icelandic Arts

Please come join us for a festive spring buffet

We encourage you to dress in traditional Icelandic costume

Samkoma tickets $30.00 per person

Due to limited seating, please make your reservations by April 18, 2014.

Please make check payable to Icelandic Hekla Club and send payment to:

Ruth Nielsen – Treasurer, 13260 - 295th St., Lindstrom, MN 55045


Raffle Information:

The Hekla Club raffle drawing for two round-trip tickets* from Minneapolis/St. Paul to Reykjavik, Iceland is made possible by a generous donation by Icelandair. Raffle tickets are $5 each – available at the Samkoma.

*All applicable airport taxes and other official charges are payable by the winner prior to ticketing

Since the Icelandic Hekla Club was founded in 1925, its mission has been to promote Icelandic culture, to educate about Iceland, and to support financially scholarships and other worthwhile projects. The proceeds of the 2014 raffle will go to the Val Bjornson Scholarship fund, which Hekla Club has supported since the Fund’s inception.


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

7:45 Program

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 hansen_elin@yahoo.com for reservation form or for further information.

 - Icelandic Hekla Club

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