The SM&SF Club was established in 1898 as the Swedish Music & Sick Fraternity. At that time, Swedish singing societies were popular in the Midwest, with singing competitions being held throughout the year. The early Swedish immigrants were also a strong ethnic group that took care of each other, both physically and financially, during times of illness and death.
Today, the SM&SF Club is a non-profit social club with membership that exceeds 600 members. It still maintains an old tradition of caring for the community by its annual “Kick-In for Cancer” fundraisers that have raised over $30,000 a year to benefit the local hospital’s oncology departments and our local hospice care providers.
Hope everyone is doing well. We finally made it to Spring! As the weather gets warmer and we have more events- please continue practicing the CDC guidelines.
Along with nice weather—park clean-up will be Saturday, April 17th at 7 am. I encourage all members that are able to volunteer for clean-up and help out your club. All you need is a rake and gloves. Also, camping passes can be purchased at the bar in the main club.
In March, we honored multiple nationalities by serving a dish representing each country: German Pork Chops, Swedish Meatballs, Reubens, Tacos, Fried Rice, etc. Thanks to everyone who volunteered and made this happen and also those who came out to enjoy. We are doing great as a club and the growth continues. Let’s keep up the good work.
Hope to see you all at the club soon!
Boyce Wallin, President
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