West Eight Mile Road
Founded in 1966, the Finnish Center dedicated their Cultural Center in September 1974, in Farmington Hills, Michigan . . . . (more)
Message from the
Finally, after a long warm spell, we got snow and cold weather back. At least it makes everything look so nice and clean.
Today FCA is running smoothly and above the break-even point. We have as many rentals as we can handle. As a matter of fact, we would have more rentals but it is becoming increasingly difficult to get volunteers to sacrifice weekends to attend and manage the
In the last Board meeting this matter was discussed and the Board agreed to initiate a policy to compensate our members for attending and managing our rentals. In the near future we will write down such a policy. Currently we are working out the details for such.
The Senior Housing Board is lacking one member as the Chairman Paul Hendrickson retired last month for health reasons. According to the Bylaws, the Board will select a replacement for the remainder of his tenure. As Senior Housing is currently undergoing Tapiola I and II renovation projects, the Board is looking for a candidate with a financial, management and/or construction background. If you feel, that you would be interested joining the Board, please contact us.
We are presently working preparing our Finland 100 Year Independence Celebrations. Part of this is an Exhibition of Jääkäri/Jaeger Movement, a military training program of young Finnish men that eventually enabled the creation and the continuation of the Finnish Independence more than once.
We are also finalizing the plans for our extended Scandinavian Market. We have held meetings at FCA with various Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and Finnish organizations to either expand our Scandinavian Bazaar or create a new, much larger Nordic Fest. It appears that Scandinavian Bazaar will be renamed Scandinavian Market and all participants have agreed to work together to build a much larger event based on the previous successful years of our Bazaar.
This spring we will also have a new Fundraising appeal letter mailed to all members.
As always, if you have ideas or comments about our activities, please contact us. We would love to hear from you. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org or call at (248) 478-6939
Check out the new Finlandia Gardens web site
Center and Gift Shop Open
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