Sisterhood Mission Statement

The mission of the Danish Sisterhood of America is to strengthen, maintain and preserve the Danish heritage and traditions for future generations.

The Danish Sisterhood of America was founded on December 15, 1883 by Christine Hemmingsen, a Danish immigrant from Orup, Denmark. Inspired by the success of the Danish Brotherhood of America, Mrs. Hemmingsen established Christine Lodge #1 in Negaunee, Michigan. The Danish Sisterhood of today continues to grow with numerous lodges located throughout the United States and Canada.

The Danish culture is rich – its history long and distinguished, going back thousands of years. Membership in the Danish Sisterhood of America is a wonderful opportunity to connect with your Danish heritage, learn more about Danish customs and traditions, and strengthen your connection to Denmark. A cordial invitation is extended to you to join the largest national organization of Danish women dedicated to preserving and sharing these deeply rooted traditions.

Our country has been experiencing several devastating disasters in the past few weeks. California is currently in the middle of possibly the largest combined wild fires in history. Many of our members have or are being impacted by these disasters. Because of this, our National board is collecting monetary donations to be distributed to members who are victims of the Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma and the California fires. If you yourself, or you know of a member that has suffered damages due to these events, please reach out to our National President Sindy Mikkelsen ( Letter from the President can be found HERE. If you would like to help support our sisters in need, donations can be sent to our National Treasurer Carol Faruolo (, or you can utilize the donate link at the top. Please be sure to designate your donation as being for “disaster relief”. Contributions from National will also be made in addition. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts in advance, for your generosity in helping out our fellow sisters in need at this time!

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2018 News Flash

DSS 2018 Danmark Island Tour - September 20th-30th, 2018
10 nights, including 5 islands PLUS SWEDEN!

Visit the islands of Laesoe, Samsoe, Bornholm, Christiansoe and Frederiksoe in DK, and explore Malmoe and Ystad, Sweden!!!


Check out our newest Danish item – A Beautiful Red Fleece Jacket!
Visit our Marketplace-Butikken.

Did you know that you can follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest? Keep up to date on news and events within the Danish Sisterhood. In addition to finding some great cultural insights and events around the country, you can also find Danish recipes, _

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