The Danish Brotherhood Lodge #14 is an organization dedicated to charitable endeavours both locally and nationally. We strive to provide our members a place of belonging, security, and support. Our upstairs banquet hall and downstairs rathskeller bar is available for rent to both our members and the public. Our organization is dedicated to both growing and developing our membership and providing scholarships for future generations to advance their education. Being Danish is not a requirement for renting our establishment or membership. The majority of our events unless otherwise noted are open to the public. We encourage the public to join us in our mission to better the community around us!Feel free to inquire about membership or hall rentals by navigating to our contact us page.
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SUPPER CLUB - BAR OPENS AT 6:00 PM, ITALIAN BAKED SAUSAGE SERVED AT 7:00 PM WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26TH, 2017 IN THE UPSTAIRS BAR AND HALLRESERVATIONS REQUIRED.
With deepest regret and profoundest sorrow it is the sad duty of the Lodge to report we have lost a link in our fraternal chain of Brothers. Brother Edwin Andersen born on July 20th, 1924 has passed onto the eternal brotherhood of man March, 16th, 2017. Please take a moment of silence to pay respect and to remember one of our own.The Lodge extends our sincerest condolences to the Merfeld family on the passing of Gerald Merfeld's brother-in-law, Doreen Merfeld's brother.The Lillian Andersen Family extended a thanks to the Lodge for the gift and kind thoughts in their time of need.The Children's Christmas Party Crew would like to extend it's appreciation for the $50.00 anonymous donation.The March fish fry was hugely successful with 74 meals served. A special thank you from the Lodge to Joe Vaughn, Tim Trottier, Brian Hoff, and Diane Miles for all of the hard work they put in to make this event successful! The April fish fry will be the last fish fry till the fall so sign up before the crew takes their summer break.The woman's bathroom in the Rathskeller has been received a new coat of paint and vanity! Stop on in and check it out! A special thank you from the Lodge to Joe Vaughn and Tommy Nielsen for rerouteing the vanity water supply lines in the woman's bathroom in the Rathskeller after some of the old plumbing broke off at the floor.Board meetings have been moved to the 1st Tuesday of each month at 5:45 pm. prior to the general meeting.Reminder to the Brotherhood! The spring breakfast is only a few short weeks away! Volunteers are needed. Any members, their families or friends willing to help please show up the day of! Calling the Lodge in advance is appreciated!
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2017-04-06 - Fall Breakfast Added to Home Page.2017-04-06 - In Memoriam Divided into Three Previous Years. Updates to Follow.2017-04-05 - Added Fall Breakfast Page, Revised Spring Breakfast Page to Include 2018 Date.2017-04-02 - Uploaded Revised April 2017 Newsletter.2017-03-30 - Updated the Upstairs Banquet Hall, Press, Past Presidents, and Current Officers Pages.2017-03-27 - Updated the 1884-1920 & 1910-1950 History Pages.2017-03-27 - Updated the Home Page. Included Supper Club Event, News Briefs, and Website Updates.2017-03-27 - Updated the About Us & Contact Us Pages.2017-03-27 - Updated Membership Page.2017-03-26 - Updated Press Page.
Published November 3, 2015 by the Kenosha News.BY HEATHER LARSON POYNERhpoyner@kenoshanews.comAebliskiver and medisterpølse: that’s a mouthful to say. Even better, they are several mouthfuls of delicious breakfast items served twice a year at the Danish Brotherhood Lodge.As breakfasts go, pancakes and sausage are not very exotic, but when it involves Danish pancakes — aebliskiver — and Danish-style sausage — medisterpølse — that’s another matter all together.In April and November, members of the Danish Brotherhood Lodge, 2206 63rd St., host a community breakfast featuring these two delicacies from Danish culture.On average, during the hours of 9 am. to 1 pm., they serve up 600 to 700 plates of breakfast, along with some 2,000 to 3,000 cups of coffee, and go through 120 dozen eggs and 300 pounds of sausage.To get to this point, two volunteers carefully portion out the dry pancake ingredients the day before so they can be quickly whisked and baked to order the next day by a crack team of kitchen helpers.The Danish Brotherhood breakfasts began 50 years ago at the suggestion of lodge member Robert Ibsen. At that time his mother, Myrtle Ibsen, was caterer for the Lodge.“It started as a Sunday thing with four couples at four tables,” Robert Ibsen said.When the concept caught on, Elaine Ibsen, Robert’s wife, learned the tricks of the pancake trade, and took over for her mother-in-law.Knighted by the Queen of Denmark in 1988 for his efforts in revitalizing the Kenosha lodge, Robert is referred to by his lodge brothers as Sir Robert.On a research and reconnaissance visit last April, the News sampled the fare and was treated to an audience with visiting royalty: Anelise Sawkins, newly retired from the Danish consulate in Minnesota.Although called a “pancake,” aebliskiver look more like muffins — very airy muffins with a crisp exterior and fluffy interior. The egg-white-infused batter is dolloped into heavy muffin tins that hold 90 pancakes each. Volunteer cooks working in two-hour shifts watch over two pans at once, carefully turning each aebliskiver with long thin skewers so it browns evenly on both sides.“It’s all by how they look,” said cook and lodge vice president Todd Bernhardt.The sausage — medisterpølse — is made by a Racine grocery store to Danish recipe specs. It looks like a bratwurst but is of a finer grind, slightly sweet and seasoned with notes of allspice. Although medisterpølse is made Danish style, it is not a typical breakfast food in Denmark, but is a special treat at Christmas and New Year’s, noted Elaine Ibsen.Another modification is the use of syrup in place of black current preserves or strawberry jam usually eaten with aebliskiver in Denmark.On breakfast days, hordes of hungry diners line the sidewalk entrance on 63rd Street an hour before the first pancakes hit the plate. The line moves rapidly, however, wending its way upstairs to the lodge’s accommodating dining hall.For the cost of admission — $8 — diners are given a plate of eight aebliskiver, links of medisterpølse, a wedge of kringle and unlimited coffee. Those who prefer may choose other beverages like Bloody Marys served from the lodge’s bar. Ticket takers, cooks, dishwashers, bartenders and table bussers are all volunteers who are members or spouses of members of the lodge. Profits from the breakfast fundraiser go toward scholarships and upkeep of the Lodge’s facility.Lorene Schultz, a Kenosha resident, attended in April with her grandson, Matt Schultz.“We never miss it,” said Lorene. “I don’t usually eat meat but for this I made an exception.”If You Go:What: Danish BreakfastWhen: 9 am. to 1 pm. Sunday, Nov. 8Where: Danish Brotherhood Lodge, 2206 63rd St.Tickets (at the door): $8For more information: Call 657-9781Danish cuisine isn’t all meat, potatoesMeat, potatoes and gravy. For the most part, this sums up the body of the cuisine of Denmark.But if any culture had a claim to such hearty fare, it would be the Danes. Certain foods, like pork, butter and cheeses, have a world reputation for quality.Among the most popular Danish exports are Danish blue cheese and havarti, butter and bacon.The sausage style featured at the twice yearly Danish breakfast is medisterpølse, a Danish and Norwegian pork and suet sausage food dating back to the 16th century.Bread, especially rye, is another staple of the Danish board. But when making sandwiches, the Danes prefer a single slice of rye bread on which they build an open-face creation known as smørrebrød.As for kringle, anyone in south-eastern Wisconsin already knows about this world-famous pastry.Also playing prominently in Danish food culture are foods preserved by salting, smoking or air-drying. Danes needed to devise methods of holding foods through their long northern winters and for transporting among the several small islands that make up the country.A fairly comprehensive list of Danish recipes can be found at Danish.com/food.
Published December 17, 2015 by the Kenosha News.BY JEREMY REEVESjreeves@kenoshanews.comJambrek, a spry 83, benefits from karate.Stop by the Danish Brotherhood on 63rd Street in Kenosha on a Monday or Thursday night, and you’ll see Don Jambrek enjoying one of his favorite pastimes.For the last 15 years, Jambrek has been the sensei (instructor) of the lodge’s semi-weekly and year-round Okinawan-style karate classes, which started there in 1991 under former sensei Ron Zieth, who later moved to Hayward.After a respectful bow to each other and a brief warm-upperiod, Jambrek begins going over a series of katas (moves), and this continues for most of the 1 hour sessions. If someone doesn’t do a kick, punch or other move correctly, there is no scowl coming from Jambrek, a sixth-degree black belt in karate who also holds a black belt in judo and ju-jitsu.Instead, Jambrek simply shows the students — all of them middle-aged or older and of various ranks — precisely how to do it or offers words of encouragement.Oh, and did we mention he is a spry 83 years old?“The thing I enjoy most about teaching is the fact that I learn,” said Jambrek, a 1951 Kenosha High School graduate who was once among Alan Ameche’s teenage pals. “I’m learning when I’m teaching. That’s when you really start learning the art is when you start teaching because you have to get it right in order to be able to teach it.”It’s evident watching the class for several minutes that the students must do various forms of exercise outside the “DB’s’ halls — lifting weights, stretches, push-ups, sit-ups, etc. — because if they didn’t they would become exhausted very quickly.Many benefitsIn addition to helping people feel better physically and improving their balance, coordination and self-defense skills, karate offers many other benefits, Jambrek said. “It’s a hard feeling to describe. It’s a little bit of a satisfaction,” he said. “You become more sure of yourself. You discipline yourself a lot more. You do (focus on details), and the more you do it, the more you realize the more details there are to focus on. The more you learn, the more you realize that there is more beyond you.”Kenosha resident Joe Sielski, 65, is Jambrek’s assistant and a fourth-degree black belt who leads the group when Jambrek wants to compete against the others or just take a break.Sielski started doing karate in 1992 when his sons, Jason and Joey, picked up the sport after they became skilled at taekwondo. Sielski said that Jambrek, whom he refers to as “like an older brother,” has an ideal temperament for a sensei.“He’s got a warm personality, very likeable. He’s got a great work ethic, and he’s a leader,” Sielski said. “He’s got good leadership. In not just karate but in the Danish Brotherhood he’s been the president, so he’s been a leader in other aspects.“Sensei Don, as you can see, he’s not intimidating. When somebody does something wrong, he just corrects it. Doesn’t yell at somebody, nothing like that. He’s the nicest guy in the world. He’s a gentle master of the art.”Carol Winder, 54, is a Bristol resident and the only woman in the DB karate classes. She first took up karate at age 18 and practiced it for about six years until having her first child. Winder then re-took up the sport again in her late 30s.She credits Jambrek for helping give the classes a family-like feel.“He’s amazing. He can get up off the floor quicker than I can, and he’s had knee surgery,” Winder said with a laugh. “He’s very limber, and of course he’s very knowledgeable at this.”Close-knit groupThe students in the DB classes are part of the Yin Yang Do Karate Association, which includes about five clubs in Kenosha and is a close-knit organization, according to Jambrek.“It’s a camaraderie, it’s an understanding and an appreciation of each other,” he said. “Each club has an instructor that has a little speciality that’s a little different than from what I would do or you do something a little differently than they do. But they’re all still connected with the basics. They may turn their hands a little bit different or strike maybe a little different.”While some association members occasionally participate in or have entered tournaments, that is not the main focus.“We’re competing with ourselves basically is what we’re doing,” Jambrek said. “You compete with yourself to push yourself to see how much better you can become and how much farther you can push yourself. Like if you can do 50 push-ups, maybe I could do 60 push-ups. Or if I could do (x-number of) sit-ups or something like that.”Like most teachers, Jambrek said he gets satisfaction the moment something “clicks” for a student and he or she is able to correctly perform a move or learn a skill that they hadn’t been able to previously.A common misperception, Jambrek said, is that “karate is all about fighting on the streets and becoming bullies. That’s the farthest thing from the truth. Most of the karateka that I know and have met over the years, some of the finest gentlemen I would ever meet in my life.“That’s what we were taught. We were taught to fight only to save ourselves, our family and if somebody is being bullied — for instance, if you see someone beating the heck out of a woman — obviously you’re going to step in. All these years, I’ve had two close encounters and only one where I had to drop the guy real quick, but it was no problem.”Jambrek admitted that he is proud of his longevity in the martial arts — dating 45 years to when he took a judo/self-defense class with his son, Mark, at Carthage College.“When I look at some of the fellas that I graduated from high school with and see the shape that they’re in, yes,” he said. “I’m proud of my accomplishments. I don’t want to be arrogant about it, but to me it’s been a great life. It’s been a wonderful fulfilment for me.”Sielski likely accurately summed up the feelings of everyone in the class toward Jambrek when he said, “We’d be lost without Don.”
We have been here making a difference for over a hundred years!You don’t have to be of Danish origin to join our membership nor rent either our hall or rathskeller bar! Located in the heart of Kenosha, WI the lodge has occupied the same building since 1910. Our organization has been in service to our members and our community for over a hundred years. Almost all of our events (unless otherwise noted0 are open to the public. We encourage the public to join us at our events to further our charitable and philanthropic endeavours. CheckoureventsintheEvents Calendarinthemenu.Our membership is only $54.00 per year and include many cost saving perks. Navigate to our Membership page for additional information.Our meetings (for members only) are held on the first and third Tuesdays of each month in the upstairs hall at 6:30 pm. Our board meetings (for members only) are held on the first Tuesday of each month in the office at 5:45 pm.We welcome the public to many of our events. We hope that you are available to join us in our celebrations and festivities. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding our membership, or rental services. We look forward to seeing you at our future events or serving your rental needs!To receive a complimentary copy of our most recent newsletter the Viking Views stop into the office during business hours, call the agent, or e-mail the newsletter editor.Both our large upstairs banquet hall and the downstairs rathskeller can be rented for weddings, birthday parties, receptions, bridal showers, baby showers, corporate events, etc. Bartenders, security, and catering are available to service any rental. Pictures of our hall and rathskeller can befoundonourRentalpages.Ourestablismentislocatedat:2206 63rd Street, Kenosha, WI 53143Our telephone number is : (262) 657-9781The Agent is available for calls: 9:00 am till Noon, Monday through Friday.The newsletter and website editor can be contact at : email@example.com.
Upstairs Banquet Hall, Rathskeller, and CateringThe Danish Brotherhood Lodge #14 offers a variety of spaces to appropriately accommodate any party, seminar, or other event that you desire our organization to host. Whatever the occasion our facilities are available to service your needs.Larger parties can be hosted upstairs in our spacious banquet hall with full bar.Wish to host a smaller occasion? Our rathskeller bar is perfect for smaller more intimate gatherings.Looking for catering? May we suggest our preferred caterer Sophisticatering. Wish to use your own caterer? Perhaps you need the use of our kitchen?For more information navigate to the desired page:Upstairs Banquet HallRathskeller BarKitchenCatering
SATURDAY, APRIL 22nd, 2017Bar Opens at 5:00 p.m.Check-In/Sign-Up Starts at 6:00 p.m.Tournament Begins at 6:30 p.m.2 Person Teams.$20.00 per team.Big Payouts to the Winning Teams!!This event is open to the public. Team slots are limited so sign-up quickly. Teams are filled on a first come first serve basis. To register a team or for additional information call:Brian Hoff at:(262) 914-7517
SUNDAY, APRRIL 8TH, 2018DOORSOPENat9:00 AMSERVING TILL 1:00 PMBreakfast includes: Pancakes, Sausage, a slice of Kringle & all you can drink Coffee!Only: $8.00 for a Full Order.$4.50 for a Half Order.Tell your friends and neighbors!MEMBERS, WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!If you would like to volunteer or have questions regarding the breakfast call the Lodge at (262) 657-9781,or just show up to help!
Brotherhood Annual Spring Aebleskiver & Medisterpolse Breakfast
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12TH, 2017DOORSOPENat9:00 AMSERVING TILL 1:00 PMBreakfast includes: Pancakes, Sausage, a slice of Kringle & all you can drink Coffee!Only: $8.00 for a Full Order.$4.50 for a Half Order.Tell your friends and neighbors!MEMBERS, WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!If you would like to volunteer or have questions regarding the breakfast call the Lodge at (262) 657-9781,or just show up to help!
Brotherhood Annual Fall Aebleskiver & Medisterpolse Breakfast
SUNDAY, APRRIL 2ndDOORSOPENat9a.m.Breakfast includes: Pancakes, Sausage, a slice of Kringle & all you can drink Coffee!Only: $8.00 for a Full Order or $4.50 for a Half Order.Tell your friends and neighbors!MEMBERS, WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!Call the Lodge at (262) 657-9781,or just show up to help!
Brotherhood Annual Spring Aebleskiver & Medisterpolse Breakfast
Golf Outing this spring.Join us for a Golf Outing on PendingMeet at the Big Oaks Golf Course for our Golf Outing. Starting at 9 a.m. $65 gets you 18 holes with cart and a steak dinner afterward at the Lodge, catered by Sophisticatering.Sign up for Tee-Times, call Joe Vaughn 262-945-8840
Torsk DinnerA Torsk Dinner is a traditional Danish cod fish (Torsk) supper, fish-boil style with potatoes, vegetables and sides. Sponsored by our esteemed Sir Robert Ibsen, it doesn’t get more traditional than this, and by the way, you cant find it anywhere except here at the lodge.With this traditional supper we also have another Danish favorite, Akavit (“water of life”), a Danish liquor enjoyed afterward. Aquavit gets its distinctive flavor from spices and herbs, caraway or dill. How can you not drink something called the “water of life?”Saturday November 12th, 2016.We’ll post again when to sign up in October.
FRIDAY, APRIL 21ST, 2017Bar Opens at 3:30 p.m.Serving begins at 5:00 p.m.GRILLED TURKEY, HAM, AND SWISS SANDWICH. POTATOE SALAD AND A PICKLE!Certainly/ DEFINITELY / MAYBE Another SURPRISE AGAIN!Contact the Lodge for reservations!!
FRIDAY, APRIL 14TH, 2017Bar Opens at 3:30 p.m.FISH SERVED:4:30 – 7:30 P.M.Your Choice – Cod $8.00Walleye or Perch $9.00Includes Fries, Coleslaw, Buttered Bread, and a Lemon Wedge!LAST ONE TILL FALL!Reservations Are Required!Call Joe Vaughn at:(262) 945-8840
Our Fish Fry is a monthly event we run every second Friday.Our Fish Fry consists of your choice of either baked or fried cod, fried perch, or fried walleye. Each meal includes cole slaw, french fries, and butter bread starting at only $8.00. Reservations are required, since we pre-order our premium fish fresh! We hope to see you at the next Fish Fry!For Reservations Call: Joe Vaughn at (262) 945-8840We’re thinking of having a Smelt Night in the future. Fresh seasonal smelts right out of Lake Michigan! Let us know if you like the idea.Check the Events Calendar for the dates and our other events.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26TH, 2017Cocktails at 6:00 p.m.Dinner is served at 7:00 p.m.Italian Baked Sausage!!Stink Cheese only $3.50 extra!Open to the Public!Bring your wife or girlfriend!Italian Baked Sausage with Peppers on a Bomber Bun! Mashed Potatoes w/ Gravy, Garden Salad, and a Beer or Rail Drink.Only $10.00 a person!CALL THE LODGE FOR RESERVATIONS!
SATURDAY, APRIL 8TH, 2017Bar Opens at 5:00 p.m.This event in the Rathskeller.No reservations required!Just stop on in!Spaghetti Dinnerwith a Bread Roll.Your Choice of Marinara or Alfredo Sauces.Only $3.50 per bowl!With Meatballs only $4.50 per bowl!
Karate Club – Always learningJambrek, a spry 83, benefits from karateBY JEREMY REEVESStop by the Danish Brotherhood on 63rd Street in Kenosha on a Monday or Thursday night, and you’ll see Don Jambrek enjoying one of his favorite pastimes.For the last 15 years, Jambrek has been the sensei (instructor) of the lodge’s semi-weekly and year-round Okinawan-style karate classes, which started there in 1991 under former sensei Ron Zieth, who later moved to Hayward.After a respectful bow to each other and a brief warm-up period, Jambrek begins going over a series of katas (moves), and this continues for most of the 1 hour sessions. If someone doesn’t do a kick, punch or other move correctly, there is no scowl coming from Jambrek, a sixth-degree black belt in karate who also holds a black belt in judo and ju-jitsu.Instead, Jambrek simply shows the students — all of them middle-aged or older and of various ranks — precisely how to do it or offers words of encouragement.Oh, and did we mention he is a spry 83 years old?“The thing I enjoy most about teaching is the fact that I learn,” said Jambrek, a 1951 Kenosha High School graduate who was once among Alan Ameche’s teenage pals. “I’m learning when I’m teaching. That’s when you really start learning the art is when you start teaching because you have to get it right in order to be able to teach it.”It’s evident watching the class for several minutes that the students must do various forms of exercise outside the “DB’s’ halls — lifting weights, stretches, pushups, situps, etc. — because if they didn’t they would become exhausted very quickly.Many BenefitsIn addition to helping people feel better physically and improving their balance, coordination and self-defense skills, karate offers many other benefits, Jambrek said.“It’sahardfeeling…ClickheretoRead more attheKenoshaNews.com
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Rudolph C. “Butch” Bernhardt, Jr., 76, of Kenosha, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, at his residence. He was born on Oct. 31, 1939, to the late Rudolph C. and Luella Pera) Bernhardt, Sr. in Waukegan, Ill. He was educated in the schools of Kenosha and graduated from Mary D. Bradford High School. He then graduated fromGateway Technical College with an Associate Degree.Butch entered the US Navy on Dec. 9, 1959, and was honorably discharged on June 16, 1962.On July 2, 1960, he married Glori A. Reschke at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church. She preceded him in death on April 6, 2000.Butch worked at AMC/Chrysler as an engineer for many years, retiring in 1989.Butch was a member of St. Mary’s Lutheran Church. Butch was a member of the Danish Brotherhood Lodge #14 where he held the position of President longer than any member. He was also one of two people in Kenosha who was a National President of the Danish Brotherhood and the Midwest District President. Butch was very active in the Brotherhood for over 30 years and always looked forward to golfing on the Danish Brotherhood league.Besides being an avid golfer he was an avid Packer fan.Butch is survived by his loving sons Todd (Patty) Bernhardt of Kenosha, Jeff (Chris) Bernhardt of Kenosha, Bryan (Kim) Bernhardt of Kenosha; his grandchildren, Nick (Alejandra), C.J., Andie, Lisa (Ron), J.R., Zak, Brett, Sarah; his seven great grandchildren; and his two brothers, Robert (Judy) Bernhardt and Tom (Lois) Bernhardt, both of Arbor Vitae, Wis. Many nieces and nephews also survive him.His dear friends Darla Hansler and Rita England precede him in death.A Celebration of Life for Butch will be held on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015 at 12 Noon at the Bruch Funeral Home with Full Military Honors to follow. Visitation for Butch will be held on Saturday morning from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Memorials would be appreciatedly sent to theChildren’s Hospital of Milwaukee. Visit Butch’s Online Memorial Book www.bruchfuneralhome.net
Rudy BernhardtRudolph C. “Butch” Bernhardt, Jr.1939 – 2015
In Memoriam -Our brothers who have passed recently. They are missed!
Philanthropic OutreachPart of the philanthropic outreach is the annual Scholarship Program, where young people going to college can win a scholarship. You must apply in order to be considered.Applications will be available for 2016 in the summer.Our 2015 winners pictures will be here soon.A list of our causes and charities we support will be posted here soon.
Causes and Charities We SupportA list of our causes and charities we support will be posted here soon.
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Wisdom LibraryMr. Ken Hansen 101 yrs old and still going strongWelcome to The Wisdom Library!The Wisdom Library is a collection of videos of our senior members and friends who are aged 80 years or more of the Danish Brotherhood Lodge 14 in Kenosha. It is our belief that the greatest asset we have is our members and friends, and their skills and experiences, and after 8 decades these seniors have valuable things to share with us ‘youngsters.’This program is intended to have interns from college, high school, and possibly grade school to set up teams of 3-4 to interview, video and edit videos of our most senior members. More on this soon. I will begin to construct this relationship with neighborhood schools and institutions in the early spring for summer. Yes you can help.Call the office 9 a.m-12 p.m. M-F 262-657-9781Here is a sample of my invitation letter:Dear Brother,Thank you for taking the time to read this.I am Peter Grabas a member and business agent at the Danish Brotherhood lodge 14 in Kenosha. I have a favor to ask of you that only you can do.One of the greatest resources we have in our lodge is our members many years of experience and skill. You have a tremendous amount of life experience and history. This is invaluable. I am promoting our fraternity by building a Wisdom Library that has short video recordings of our members who are 80 years or older.The Favor:Would you please spend 20 minutes telling us about those experiences while we video you? I will ask four questions and the end I have one additional question that only you can answer. After a lifetime of experiences and history what do you have to say to you people perhaps 12 yrs of age, just starting out today?Question 1: Tell us about yourself – Who are you, where were you born, age and where you’ve lived.Question 2: What was the most important thing you did or loved?Question 3: What was or is the hardest thing you have done that you are proudest of?Question 4: When did you join the Danish Brotherhood and what changes have you seen since?Question 5: After a lifetime of experiences and history what do you have to say to young people just starting out today?As I said I am asking for 20 min of your time, but it is your choice how long you may wish to speak.The video will be posted to our YouTube Channel and a short 5 min edited version will be posted to our website. DanishBrotherhood.usThe program is still being cobbled together but this program will use interns from college, high schools and possibly grade school students in the late spring, early summer.I would be grateful if you would allow us to hear what you have to say.