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-  Please read the FFCPC Flyer here. Print it and distribute it to your friends and potential members.

Next Events (Details in 'Events' above):

The Friday Night Lecture Series on Friday, November 7, 2014, 7:30 p.m. at Portland State University, Cramer Hall 171, 1721 SW Broadway, Portland, Oregon, 97201

TITLE:  Imagining the Possibilities:  A Nordic Cultural Center from Conception to Grand Opening

PRESENTER:  Gregory B. Smith

SHF's new Executive Director Greg Smith will take us through the complexities of conceiving, developing, building and operating a nonprofit cultural center, from the first kernel of an idea to the programming and day-to-day functioning of the new facility.  With planning still going on for the many kinds of programs that will be offered, Greg will be asking for YOUR input as well as to the types of things you would like to see happen there.

 Read more in the Flyer.

ScanFair on Saturday-Sunday, December 06-07, 2014 at the Memorial Coliseum, starting at 10:00 a.m. 

FFCPC needs members to volunteer in our Food Booth and Joulupukki display at ScanFair, December 6-7, at Memorial Coliseum.

 Members are needed between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. to help selling and serving this year’s menu items Karjalanpaisti (Karelian Pot Pie), riisipuuro (rice pudding), herring with potatoes and coffee and other assorted beverages. To help, contact Greg Jacob,

 The Joulupukki (Santa Claus) display has promoted FFCPC and Finland very efficiently in the previous years. Members are needed for the setup and during the operation. If you are willing to help, please contact Katariina Lehtonen,

 Finland's Independence Day will be celebrated on Saturday, December 6, at 12:30 p.m. at the main stage. Finland will be 97 years old just on the day of the celebration. We need all the willing singers again to sing Maamme and another song to be chosen. Singers, please contact Seppo Saarinen, .

2014 Annual Meeting and Dinner will be on Saturday, February 14, 2015, in the Browsing Room (Rm. # 238) on the 2nd floor of Smith Memorial Union at  Portland State University

- A choice of salmon or vegetarian dinner will be served ($20 per person), with no-host wine and beer, and a short video and live music will be presented honoring the 150th anniversary of Jean Sibelius.

 - There will also be a review of the FFCPC's yearly activities and election of the 2015 FFCP Board.

 - This event is open to FFCPC and SHF members.

Take a look into the details of the scheduled and planned interesting future events on the 'Events' page and get exited about your FFCPC!

Membership Form

2014 Annual Meeting Minutes

Message from the 2014 President

2014 Board

Greg Jacob, President
Katariina Lehtonen, Vice President

Anu Korhonen, Secretary
Dirk Schulbach, Treasurer
Chris Lazarus, Publicity
Elisa Boynton, Cultural Affairs
Jukka Perkiömäki, Membership Chair
Dave Alford, Director
Pete Lee, Director
Kai Sjöblom, Director
Ray Wikman, Director

Annual, Board and Special Meeting Minutes

Link to Finlandia Foundation National

    FFCPC = Finlandia Foundation Columbia-Pacific Chapter

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