2015 Juhannus Vuolenkoskella
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The above picture is from Vuolenkoski, Iitti, Finland on Juhannusaatto (Midsummer Eve) on Friday, June 19, 2015.

FFCPC has now two Trustees on Finlandia Foundation National Board. Dirk Schulbach has served as the Treasurer since last year, and Katariina Lehtonen was recently elected as a Trustee. Remember to congratulate Katariina!

2015 is the 150-year anniversary of Jean Sibelius birth. FFCPC celebrated the event with a concert and dinner. You will find below links to materials that cover many aspects of Sibelius life, mostly in Finnish but some in English, too.

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

Next Events (Details in 'Events' above):

Fin-Nic on Saturday, August 15, 2015, 12:00 n - 3:00 p.m.

The Finnish-American Historical Society of the West and Finlandia Foundation Columbia-Pacific Chapter invite you to the annual picnic, Fin-Nic.

 The Erik Lindgren Pioneer Home is in Cullaby Lake County Park, 89990 Hawkins Rd, Warrenton, OR, 97146

 For more info about the Lindgren cabin:  http://www.finamhsw.com/lindgren.htm

 Burgers, hot dogs, coffee, pop and water will be served. Please take along potluck items to share.  

 Remember to bring folding chairs—seating is limited.

 Note:  There is a small fee to park at Cullaby Lake County Park.

New Sibelius CD and Sibelius Children’s Book

Jussi Makkonen has produced a new CD, 'Sibelius 150', and its official release was celebrated on January 18, 2015 at Järvenpää-talo in Järvenpää, Finland.  At the same concert a new, beautifully illustrated and written Sibelius book for children called 'Soiva Metsä/ Melody Forest' (translated in Swedish and English) was released.  The book is accompanied with a CD of Sibelius music recorded by Jussi Makkonen and pianist Nazig Azezian,  The new CD and the book will also be available at the time of their March concerts in the US.

You can now order the Sibelius book for children through FFCPC, 

The Sibelius Year 2015:

The links below give you information and material about the history and places connected to Sibelius in Finland:

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

2015 Annual Meeting Minutes

2015 Board

Greg Jacob, President
Katariina Lehtonen, Vice President

Dirk Schulbach, Treasurer
Pete Lee, Secretary
Chris Lazarus, Publicity
Dave Alford, Director
Sami Hyvönen, Director
Jukka Perkiömäki, Director
Haleigh See, Director
Ray Wikman, Director

Membership Chair

Pirjo Kujansuu Schulbach,

Annual, Board and Special Meeting Minutes

Link to Finlandia Foundation National

    FFCPC = Finlandia Foundation Columbia-Pacific Chapter

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