Virke = Work + Lyst = Willingness

Virkelyst is a continuously evolving social organization whose aim is to further the goals first set out in 1938 in new, contemporary and fun ways.  Our intergenerational women's club of willing workers supports the DAC and charities that primarily support women and children.

Monthly Programs include a wide variety of topics, such as guest or members speaking on anything from travels to Antarctica, service dogs, various charity organizations, or wine tasting!  We meet every month other than July and August, with our December Christmas gathering well known to be a highlight for members and their guests.  Meetings have often included Virkelyst members offering their ideas and eagerly putting together items for charity.  our meetings also include social time, concluding with coffee and dessert.  New members are always welcome!

We expect all members to be active members of the Danish American Center and pay annual dues of $25.00 for membership into Virkelyst.  You can do this on the DAC website through the DONATE tab.  Select Virkelyst dues from the dropdown.  Otherwise send your membership in to the DAC and let Cathy Mahowald know at or call her at 612-845-5562.

Founded in 1938