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The 23rd Annual Founders' Day Dinner

  • 12 Nov 2022
  • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Danish American Center, 3030 W River Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN 55406
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5:30 Reception—appetizers, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages

5:45 Annual meeting

Election of directors

Remarks by Dr. David Cline, RWSUM chairman and founder

Tribute to our late president Michael Ruppert (obituary)

6:15 Music program

7:15 Dinner


We are thrilled to present Clara Osowski, mezzo-soprano, and Casey Rafn, her collaborative pianist, in a musical program featuring several lesser-known works of Richard Wagner. Clara has an international reputation, having placed in the final round of several prestigious European song competitions. Click here for more information about Clara’s career.

Clara and Casey have organized a fascinating program showing the development of German art song from Liszt through Wagner to Wolf, Mahler, and Strauss. See the program notes here.


Our dinner plans have changed due to our caterer's health problems. We are planning an ample cold appetizer buffet, including vegan options, with wine, non-alcoholic beverages, dessert, coffee and tea. Dinner tables and chairs will be available throughout the evening.


You must register to attend! Walk-ins cannot be accommodated, as we need a headcount for our food order.

  • $50 Members & their guests
  • $60 Non-members & their guests

Non-members may join RWSUM as members now to take advantage of the member rate at this and other RWSUM events through December 2023. Please review our membership page for membership categories and rates.

When registering, please proceed as far as the "review and confirm" page and click "confirm"! For assistance, please contact


The Danish American Center is located at 3030 West River Parkway South, Minneapolis, off East Lake Street.

  • From I-94. take Exit 237 (Cretin / Vandalia) and turn south on Cretin.
  • At Marshall Avenue, turn right and travel west across the Lake Street/Marshall Avenue bridge.

The south ramp from Lake Street to the West River Parkway is blocked at Lake street, so follow these directions from Lake Street:

  • Turn south onto 47th Ave S (local traffic allowed)
  • Turn left onto E 31st St
  • Turn left onto 48th Ave S
  • Take the first right into the DAC parking lot

If you are traveling north on West River Parkway:

  • Take the Lake Street exit before passing under the Lake Street bridge
  • Turn sharp left onto 48th Ave S
  • Take the second right into the DAC parking lot

The DAC parking lot is limited. Use street parking and consider carpooling.

COVID-19 Protocol

To protect yourself and others, we encourage you to be fully vaccinated and boosted. You are welcome to wear masks at any time. Please do not attend if you have any COVID-19 symptoms.

The Danish American Center’s atrium has double-height ceilings and excellent air circulation.

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