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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
Summer is almost gone. That means that FCA is about to get to its normal full speed of operations soon, with Friday Night Suppers, Monthly Open houses and Brunches. Check the calendar for the dates.
As noted in my previous messages, the Board hired a lawyer to apply for 501c3 status for the Finnish Center. It should take a few months and will re-quire some changes to our articles and by-laws. A mailing will go out regard-ing that shortly.
The 501.c.3 status has been more or less active since the Board voted for it for the first time in October 2008. It has undergone many phases and often it has been highly controversial. It is important that we will proceed with our application with one accord. The 501.3.c status will be critical for the plan-ning of our future direction. Our membership is aging and is declining. Our present mode of operations is rapidly overpowering our limited resources.
Any FCA member opposed for our 501.c.3 application should raise his/her concern now. Please either call me, write me, email me or contact any of the Board Members with your concerns. Healthy discussion and debate is always welcome. Maybe there are issues and concerns that we have overlooked.
Planning of our fiftieth Anniversary celebration activities are in full swing now. This celebration includes three separate events: Folk Arts Day, Food Workshop and 50th Anniversary Jubilee (in conjunction with Finlandís 99th Independence Day celebration). A mailing to support these events has gone out for donations, which will be greatly appreciated.
As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me (248) 476-6939 or (734) 834-6085, cell.
I look forward to seeing you all at the Finnish Center this fall.
Mia Lamminen, Chairman
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