Christian Den Fjerdes Laug


On July fourth, the American Independence Day, we had our traditional inauguration in connection with the festivities at Rebild Hills.

DSC 0291 2There were twenty-seven applicants, who all succeeded in walking around the Stonehouse as well as tastning the mead, the sausages, beer, not to forget the potatojuice.

Among the new members were the US keynote speaker Elisabeth Bumiller, head of The New York Times in Washington, minister for digital government Marie Bjerre, representing the Danish government and Simone Saustrup, This year’s youth speaker.

We started the inauguration at half past nine and ended ten to eleven, so everybody could reach the tent luncheon in Rebild, which started at 12 o’clock.

The tent luncheon was as usual a remarkable success, with a fully booked tent, everybody in a good mood, and good entertainment.

We awarded a Christian the Fourth tie to the Danish keynote speaker Adam Price, the American keynote speaker Elisabeth Bumiller, minister Marie Bjerre and youth speaker Simone Saustrup all got a new designed Christian the Fourth silk scarf.

Furthermore, we presented to the above mentioned, our new C 4 cap, which is especially useful in sun or rain! 

DSC 0156Former and present President of the Rebild National Park Society Jesper Jespersen and Jørgen Bech Madsen also got a C4 tie.

Like last year the weather did not behave, it was raining, so raincoats were in great demand when all went down into the Hills!!

You can buy the new C4 cap on our Homepage. 

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DSC 0075 2On May 4th, the distribution of the donations took place in Duus’s Winecellar. With the donation, there were served wonderful red sausages, beer, or wine, so there was a pleasant atmosphere in the Cellar.

Chairman of the Foundation Vibeke Gamst mentioned, that it was the twenty-six time the donations had been paid out.                                                                                 

This year 69.000 Dkr. was paid out to good purposes. In all, since the start in 1997, the Foundation has donated 1.8 mil. Dkr.                                                     IMG 4447 2

There was also entertainment in form of Aalborg Pensionistorkester and Aalborg Huntingclub, playing natural horn.

Like last year, when the donations had been paid out, we walked to Aalborg Monastery, where Søren Wormslev, gave an interesting lecture about the Monastery and news about the “Churchill group.”

Many of the participants ended the day by attending “alsang” at “Gammeltorv”.

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Norsk humr2 Once again, we had the pleasure of seeing many Norwegians in the Cellar. They are always god company, with a lot of humor and god spirit.

The participants came from Kristiansand, Stavanger and Sarpsborg, and all, but one, had survived the voyage over the sea!

Our treasurer was very happy, having counted the money in the “cashbox” after the sale of our “pin”.Norsk humr1

Our Gala diner, consisting of red sausages, beer and potato juice, was enjoyed with great pleasure.

After the diner, some twenty descendants from “Churchill Gruppen”, the first Danish resistance group, arrived. 

They stayed for a few moments, the Chief Bencher briefly told the story about the young boys, who had the same status in Denmark, as Max Manus had in Norway.

Before we ended, our “Twoman band” played, and we had a “singalong” together.

Again, a nice and cheerful, inaguration in the Cellar


IMG 4863Initiation of students from the military police attending the Unmilpoc course at Aalborg barracks.IMG 4861

On April 26th twenty-eight students from the course were admitted as new members of the Guild. They represented fourteen different nationalities, such as Finland, Ukraine, Canada etc.

As usual with Unmilpoc it was a nice initiation, where students as well as their instructors had a couple of good hours together, with red sausages, potato juice and beer.

Before the party entered Duus’s Winecellar, they had been welcomed by the municipality at the Town Hall just opposite the winecellar.

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IMG 4404The Chief Bencher welcomed all the members, and guests. The Chief Bencher started by remembering Per Iversen and Per Svensson, both with over twenty years of service at the Board, both had died since the last Assembly.

In 2022 we have inaugurated 338 persons from eighteen countries, amongst them 224 Danes, 53 Norwegians two had from Ukraine and one from Argentina.

During the 4th of July festivities the new American ambassador Alan Leventhal and his wife Sherry was inaugurated.

Later in the year members of the Crew from the Danish frigate Absalon was taken up as new members, just before the ship rushed to the Baltic sea.

We have had two inaugurations with our friends fra UNMILPOC, (military police)

Philip Holst Nielsen, who had saved a man from drowning got “a pat on the shoulder".IMG 4409DSC 0056 2

Soldier of the Year was private first Class Jonas Høvring Skov

Eight persons got the “good spirit price”. The price is every year awarded to young students from gymnasiums located in Aalborg, Aalborg Business School, and Tec College.

The initiative Price went to Martin Bossen, Safe House

The Aalborg Price went to Lise Hansen, Café Parasollen

The Honorary Award went to Sonja Christensen, Raise for Kids

The Christian the Fourth Foundation has got a new member, Professor Michael Slavensky Dahl. Our former Chairman Kaj Kjær, had after 25 years of service wanted to retire.

The Foundation had payed out 90.000 good purposes in 2022.

After the General Assembly ended, we inaugurated 10 new members.

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