Cultural Center

35200 West Eight Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48335
voice (248) 478-6939
fax (248) 478-5671

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Founded in 1966, the Finnish Center dedicated their Cultural Center in September 1974, in Farmington Hills, Michigan . . . . (more)

Message from the

Our Annual meeting was held February 15, 2015. I can definitely say that it was one of the coldest Annual Meetings for a long time. By the time the meeting was over my car thermometer on the way home indicated -15 F.

The election and Bylaws revision had a very high turnout. We had total of 334 votes turned in. The new Bylaw revision was accepted by an over-whelming majority, 285 for and 49 against.

Two of the Board candidates were re-elected and one new member was elected. Henrikki Pantsar is our new Board member. Henrikki was born and raised in Finland and moved to the United States only few years ago. He holds a PhD in engineering. We welcome Henrikki to the Board.

The first 6 months of the new Board will be dedicated to improve our oper-ations and finances. We must increase our financial strength, gain new members and improve our operations. I will gladly receive any suggestions from our members in these issues.

Anu Pantsar, who holds an MBA from Finland and is currently enrolled online at Harward is working on the plan to improve our operations and long term financial strength. If you have any suggestions for Anu or want to discuss any of these issues with her, please email Anu at

This Spring we will introduce our forgotten old tradition, we will have a volunteer workers appreciation dinner at FCA. This wonderful suggestion came from one of our old timers David Sharpe.

I sincerely hope that all FCA members can come together, leave behind our small quarrels and join in efforts to improve our association.

Mia Lamminen, Chairman

Upcoming Events

public welcome


February 27, 2015

Friday Night Buffet

FinnFolk performing

5:00pm - 8:00pm

March 1, 2015

Buffet Brunch

12:00noon - 1:00pm

Sunday Sibelius/
Kalevela Day


$10 Brunch & Program

$5 Program Only

For reservations
or questions please call
the FCA at


See Calendar for other events.

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