On this page we present what is going on, relevant meetings and reports from Handen- länkarna!


        P o i n t   m e e t i n g s

Point Meetings over the next four weeks:
  • Wednesday, August 22 Closed
  • Wednesday, August 29 at 7 pm!
  • Wednesday, September   5 at 7 pm!
  • Wednesday, September 12 at 7 pm!

  • Handenlänkarna join Rikslänkarna!

    At the end of May, the Board of Directors of the Sällskapen Länkarnas Riksförbund (Society of Linkers National Association) adopted the Association of Members of Handenlänkarna, and after the term of roules of the National Association for the newly incorporated local organization in six months, we will be a full member.
    After the decision at the convened member meeting on May 2 was decided that we in the Handenlänkarna would join the Rikslänkarna (National Links), our society signatories wrote to the board, ie shairman Gunnar and Treasurer Björn on an application for admission on May 23.
    In the district we are affiliated with, there is only one organization that has not yet decided whether to apply for membership in the Rikslänkarna.
    We maintain our Central Sweden district when we connect to the National Links without any organizational changes except a name change to fit our new organization.
    Handenlänkarna will not see their decision to join the Rikslänkarna as if the friendship in any way changes the view that we are Linkmates, whether we are affiliated with a national federation or not. We see ourselves as länkmates fighting for our own sobriety and for that those who want to but fail to keep their sobriety are the most important thing in our daily work.

    Bus tour August 22 - 23

    The journey we made to Östergötland last fall became so successful that we desided to continued our travels even this fall. This time we are going to Västmanland. At the wheel we will have our safe driver Pelle just like last year, and the bus will probably be the same.
    Our preliminary route:
    At the first stop, before we are leaving Uppland where we take the "park train" for a tour of Enköping's crowded parks, which are now waiting for us in their beautiful autumn flower array.
    After our senses have gotten their pleasure, it will be off to a place where our stomachs will be as satisfied and after the food we are land at Skultuna Bruk. Skultuna is not only a brass farm but also a living Society. In other words, there are a lot of points in the hooks, so we don't have any fixed schedule here.
    After that we have booked us in at the hotel in Västerås we will have some spear times.
    After a nice breakfast, we leave the hotel in Västerås for a sightseeing tour in the landscape of Västmankand, and then head for the Sale of Silver Mine.
    After the underground it may be time to look up on the blue sky and before we finish the trip we will take a study visit to Härkeberga church.
    During the whole trip, there will be room for shorter breaks whenever we wish, perhaps to take a quick break or just to stretch our legs for a while.
    We expect to depart from Handen on Wednesday at 8 am and be back on Thursday between 5 and 6 pm.
    Since the tour is preliminary, parts of it may change as the members who are going to come with new ideas and suggestions. However, these proposals must be delivered in good time before departure so that we will have time to change our route.
    If you already have any ideas or want more information about the trip, please contact us by clicking on the email link found on the left of this article.
    Björn och Erik
    Entertainment Committee

            T h i s   S u m m e r  

    Why not take the family or go alone and holidaying with cheerful Länkcompanions on any of our Summercamps?
    In Handenlänkarna we are a small gang that in mid-August usually go down together to celebrate a week of our vacation in Ljung- husen with salt bath in eastern part of the Øresund.
    If you want to come with us to Ljunghusen, contact Stene for more details. You will find his number in our phone list or send us a mail.
    To learn more about both Ljunghusen in Skåne, our Summer- camp Lugnet outside Arvika and our camp outside Lerum, click one of the links on the left.
    The pages are in Swedish, but you may use the contact information available on these pages to get more information in English.

            R e p o r t s

    Report from Annual Meeting
    The Board was full and grateful discharge for 2017 and the Board were re-elected (Björn, Erik, Gunnar and Stickan).
    During 2016 Handenlänkarna made a great effort, both human and financial to the external operations.
    Our method not to return to drinking is unique and suits some better than the conventional methods.
    The public sector must not forget that for every sober Länk companion saving on a yearly basis the public sector an amount between 1 and 2.5 million skr.

    Report from the Board meeting on May 23
  • At the board meeting on May 23, it happened historically that an application for membership of the Sällskapen Länkarnas Riksförbund (Society Linkers National Association), or the Rikslänkarna (National Links) as we say in everyday speech, was signed and sent.
  • From Riksträffen (the country meet) in Jönköping, were reported that the negotiations largely involved the fact that about half of the county councils will apply for entry into the Rikslänkarna. As with us earlier, these fellowships were mainly concerned with the fear that they saw important contributions from the municipality and / or county administrative board would disappear at a transition. This is not the case when a transition is anchored to the donor but an effective argument for stopping a merged decision of the one who want to stop further discussion and decision.
    Well, until the autumn's reunion meeting, which the Sandvikenlänkarna is convening, the fellowships that have joined the Rikslänkarna are welcome. In addition, the Sandviken Society has applied for membership of the Rikslänkarna. This meeting will be good for our future cooperation between Rikslänkarna and Fria Länkarna.
  • Autumn bus ride, a two-day trip for us linkmates and our closest relatives during week 34, will go to Västmanland. Check out our website for ongoing information about the travel event.
  • The Visbylänkarna together with the Rikslänkarna during the Almedal Week from Monday to Thursday in the Visby harbor. They using an old caravan to spread the messages of our organization to the visitors. We in Handen thank Visby for a very good initiative and estimate SEK 1,000 to help cover the costs incurred renting the area.

    If you have any suggestions or any questions, please contact the board. You'ĺl send your e-mail via the link on the left.

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