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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 Sunday February 18, 2018. Three new Board members were elected. Irene Lamanen, Linda Poirier and Ilona Takakura. Irene has a long background in education has been volunteering at the Finnish Center on many different tasks over the years. Her energy is contagious. Linda is a retired educator and brings a lot of needed skills to us which is most welcome. Ilona is also an educator and MBA student and had recently been appointed to the job of assistant Treasurer. She has been coming to the Center three times a week working diligently in accounting but volunteering in all aspects of the tasks at hand if needed. We are excited to welcome all of them to the board. Marlene Ruuskanen and Olli Lamminen served their two terms. We thank you for their work and wish them well.
The beginning of the year has been quite quiet at the Center, a few events had to be cancelled due to bad weather. Things are picking up as the days get longer. Dance workshop was in February as well as a great movie, The Fencer, by Claus Härö that was well attended. We also had a wonderful Kalevala presentation by Dr. Tom Dubois, professor of Scandinavian Studies and Folklore at theUniversity of Wisconsin sponsored by the Knights and Ladies of Kaleva.
As usual Friday Buffet is served every Friday during lent until the end of March and the first and third Friday after that. Our monthly luncheons are also ongoing the last Wednesday of the month.
Our donation drive started at the end of December and is ongoing. We have an ambitious goal of $100,000.00 and have a long way to go. If you have not contributed yet, please consider doing so. Remember, your donation is tax deductible!
Even if our operations have been running smoothly over the last few years, it will be a big task to figure out the future model for the center in light of our aging membership. This year will be challenging for us in that regard. With our new energetic board members we feel we can come up with a solution.
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.
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