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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
The annual meeting was held Sunday February 19, 2017. Jim Lee and Mary O’Brien were elected as new board members and the undersigned was re-elected. Mary O’Brien is also in charge of the Gift Shop and her enthusiasm about everything Finnish is going to be a great asset to the Center. Jim, a high school teacher, has been helping a lot in the event planning and set-ups this past year knows a lot about the processes at the Center and is very interested in his Finnish heritage. He is actively studying Finnish language offered at the Finn-ish Center. We welcome both of them to the Board.
The Cultural Committee has been busy planning events. Mark your calendars for the Dance Workshop on Sunday March 5, from 2 pm - 4:30 pm. Also in the plans are “piirakka” workshop, date and time to be determined. We are also starting the Friday Night buffets beginning March 3 and will continue weekly through lent. Also exciting is our revival of the Finnish Breakfast/Brunch start-ing on March 19 at 11:30 am. We hope to be able to continue them on a regular basis in the future. Mark your calendars for these events.
The 501c3 application is moving along with members’ approval of the Articles and by-law change with 275 approvals and 8 non approvals. We will keep you posted on the developments.
Keep an eye on Finland 100 anniversary events as well. As mentioned last month, a lot of cultural events are being planned. Once the dates have been confirmed we will let you know.
As we all know, our Senior Housing is, to a great degree, the results of one man’s perseverance and tireless efforts. It is not an understatement to call Paul Hendrickson the father and originator of the Senior Housing Corporation. It creates a void in our operations and in our hearts when Paul announced his re-tirement from the Chairmanship and from the Board of Senior Housing in the last Board of Trustee meeting. FCA members – we all are also the members of Senior Housing – will be always grateful and indebted to Paul Hendrickson for his 40-year span of selfless contribution for the FCA members and for our cause. Paul resigned for health reasons. Paul has agreed to remain as a consult-ant for Senior Housing. Thank you, Paul. Cynthia Haffey was selected as the new Chairman of the Senior Housing Board.
As always, if you have ideas or comments about our activities, please contact us. We would love to hear from you. Email:email@example.com or call at (248) 478-6939
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