Saturday, February 20, 2010

International Society

Herning Folkeblad havde en interessant historie i lørdags. Det var en historie om en ny gruppe som er begyndt i Herning, Ikast og Brande kommuner som hedder "International Society" og er sponsoret af Hernings Erhvervsrådet. Mads og jeg er i bestyrelsen af gruppen og vores opgave er at skabe muligheder for udlændinge og dansker for at komme sammen for at bygge et socialt netværk for Herning/Ikast/Brandes nye tilflytter. Vi er utrolig spændt for at deltage i International Society og tror at vores arbejde skal hjælpe mennesker med at blive integreret bedre og hurtigere.

There was an interesting story in the Herning Folkeblad newspaper last Saturday. It was a story about a new group that has been started in the Herning, Ikast, and Brande Kommunes (counties) called "International Society" which is sponsored by the Herning Chamber of Commerce. Mads and I are on the board of this group whose task is to create opportunities for foreigners and Danes to come together in order to build social networks for the new residents of these three counties. We are incredibly excited that we are able to participate in the International Society and believe that our work with this group is going to help people to become integrated better and more quickly.

International Soceitys først event er Hockey Kampen imellem Herning og Esberg på fredag den 26. februar. Vi har inviteret alle udlændinge fra området for at komme og se kampen (plus øl/soda og en sandwich) til kun 50kroner. I Danmark, er 50 en MEGET BILLIG aften og vi håber at mange mennesker kommer! International Society skal planlægge sociale events hver måned for udlændinge og dansker og vi skal også arbejde med udlændingsservice hos kommunen for at hjælpe deres medarbejde med at forstå hvor de kan hjælpe disse nye tilflytter bedst. Vi begge to føler os meget heldig at vi kan deltage i International Society!

International Society's kickoff event is a Hockey Match between Herning and Esberg on Friday, February 26. We have invited all foreigners from this area to come and watch the match (and receive a beer/soda plus a sandwich) for only 50kroner and in Denmark, a night out for only 50 kroner is quite the bargain! We hope that lots of folks will come! International Society will plan social events each month for foreigners and Danes and we will also work with the Immigration Service at the Kommune to help its employees understand how to best help these new residents in our community. We both feel so fortunate that we get to participate in the International Society!


www.internationalsociety.dk

8 comments:

Mom said...

That's awesome - I can't think of a better couple to be ambassadors for DK as they reach out to foreigners.

Amy said...

Wow, so neat!!! Bravo to you both for your dedication to making foreigners more comfortable in their new home country!!

PiNG aka Patti said...

I didn't know you were on the board - that's exciting! I'm really looking forward to the hockey game.

LadyFi said...

That sounds exciting... and such a good idea!

Monica said...

Ok, so you two are too much! :) I didn't know you were on the board either! What great publicity!

C and H Romenesko said...

Look at you!!! Too darn cool. We were part of a mentor program that paired new danes with 'old' danes...well, that's the translation. We did some really great activities. let me know if you need ideas.

Rachel said...

Congrats to you & Mads for this opportunity! Great picture of you two.

Jesper said...

That is awesome...and I wish I had the energy you guys have to get involved with stuff...and that I could read the article - do you know if it's posted online somewhere?