West Eight Mile Road
Founded in 1966, the Finnish Center dedicated their Cultural Center in September 1974, in Farmington Hills, Michigan . . . . (more)
The summer is almost over. I hope everyone has enjoyed the long summer days. Personally we have traveled through Canada and the United States on a trip to Alaska and have come across many people of Finnish origin along the way. Our last stop before returning back to Michigan was Minneapolis attend-ing the FinnFest.
It was nice to connect with other Finns from all over United States and Finland. A lot of nice memories remain. A lot of contacts and new ideas were gath-ered during the yearly event of fostering the Finnish Culture and connecting with friends and learning something on the way.
Slowly but surely our beloved Finnish Center is ad-justing to the modern ways of communicating through social media. We are also making inroads with the younger Finnish generations. I hope that we all recognize the importance of this for our long term survival. We all must do our best efforts to get the third and fourth generation Finns involved with the FCA.
The financial health and the recruitment of new members are two keys for our continued success. Today we are financially on reasonably solid ground and we have been improving our membership re-cruitment of younger members.
I was away for a month on our trip. It was really encouraging to come back and see that FCA opera-tion went smoothly. Thank you to all our dedicated volunteers for their hard work and commitment to FCA success.
Party for Fritz
Taste of Finland
Check out the new Finlandia Gardens web site
and Gift Shop Open
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