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In 2017, Finland celebrates 100 Years of Independence.

Located between Sweden on its western border and Russia to the East, Finland was ruled first by Sweden’s kings from 1150 to 1809, and then by Russia’s czars from 1809. On December 6, 1917 after Russia was plunged into its Bolshevik Revolution, Finland declared itself an independent nation. 2017 is the 100th year of independence and celebrations are taking place all year long in Finland and around the world.

For more information about Portland area Finland100 events, please visit our Finland100 page, or take a look at our Finland 100 flyer.




News:

Celebrating 100 Years of Finnish Independence!


Finland 100 Independence Gala
Saturday, December 9, 2017, 5-9pm
Nordia House, SW Portland

For 2017, the Finlandia Foundation Columbia-Pacific Chapter (FFCPC) Board of Directors endeavored to provide a year of events honoring and celebrating Finland’s 100-year anniversary of independence, Dec. 6, 2017.  We hope you enjoyed the events, including the recent Sibelius Inspiration concert.

Capping off the biggest year of events in FFCPC history is FFCPC’s Finland 100 Independence Gala on Saturday, December 9, 2017.  The celebratory evening will be held at beautiful Nordia House in SW Portland.  Featured will be a ceremony to honor Finnish veterans, festive Finnish Christmas dinner catered by Bröder Soder, music by Maria Männistö and her band, and speech by Honorary Finnish Consul for Oregon, Vesa Vihavainen.  Please see the attached flyer.

Tickets:  Don’t wait to buy your tickets, only 150 will be sold.  Tickets are $40 for members of FFCPC or Nordic NW, and $50 for nonmembers.  Tickets are available online at  https://www.scanheritage.org/upcoming-events  Cursor down the page to Finnish Independence Day Gala to the Buy Now link.

Sponsorships Available:  To help keep ticket prices low and support the event, FFCPC is offering a variety of Finland 100 Independence Gala sponsorship levels.  Sponsorships include tables of eight, tables of four, meal sponsor, general sponsorships, and more.  If you are interested in helping sponsor FFCPC's most important event ever, please contact me at finlandiafoundationcpc@gmail.com .  I will email you a list of the sponsorships levels and benefits.  FFCPC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  Your donations towards the Gala are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.

Many thanks to our Finland 100 Independence Gala sponsors to date:

Dave Alford
Greg Jacob
Karin Lahti
Laurel Ridge Winery
Katariina Lehtonen
Jukka and Judy Perkiömäki
Leena Riker in honor of Finnish Veterans Väinö and Lempi Koskela
Dirk and Pirjo Schulbach
Ray Wikman

If you have any questions, please contact us at finlandiafoundationcpc@gmail.com

For more information, please view our Finland 100 Independence Gala flyer.





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




Next Events (Details in Events page):


December 2-3, 2017:  Finland-100 Events at Nordic NW's ScanFair
 Portland Veteran's Memorial Coliseum,
300 N Winning Way, Portland, OR

Finland-100 Events at Nordic NW's ScanFair, including 100 singers singing Maamme and other Finnish songs, Joulupukki/Santa Claus photo booth, and Finnish food booth.  ScanFair tickets available at the door.  At the Portland Veterans’ Memorial Coliseum, 300 N Winning Way, Portland, Oregon.



December 9, 2017:  Finland-100 Grand Finale -- Gala Independence Dinner Celebration:

Saturday, December 9, 2017, 5:00 p.m.

Nordia House
8800 SW Oleson Rd., Portland, OR 97223

Capping off the biggest year of events in FFCPC history is FFCPC’s Finland 100 Independence Gala on Saturday, December 9, 2017.  The celebratory evening will be held at beautiful Nordia House in SW Portland.  Featured will be a ceremony to honor Finnish veterans, festive Finnish Christmas dinner catered by Bröder Soder, music by Maria Männistö and her band, and speech by Honorary Finnish Consul for Oregon, Vesa Vihavainen.  Please see the attached flyer.

Tickets:  Don’t wait to buy your tickets, only 150 will be sold.  Tickets are $40 for members of FFCPC or Nordic NW, and $50 for nonmembers.  Tickets are available online at  https://www.scanheritage.org/upcoming-events  Cursor down the page to Finnish Independence Day Gala to the Buy Now link.

If you would like to be a Gala sponsor, send an email to:

finlandiafoundationcpc@gmail.com

For more information, please view our Finland 100 Independence Gala flyer.



More details of the scheduled and planned future events are shown on the 'Events' page. Join us and volunteer to help us keep our FFCPC going strong!


Membership Form

2017 Annual Meeting Minutes


2017 Board

Greg Jacob, President
Katariina Lehtonen, Vice President

Dirk Schulbach, Treasurer
Pirjo Kujansuu Schulbach,
       Secretary/Finland-100/Membership

Chris Lazarus, Publicity
Pete Lee, Director

Minna Lindholm, Director
Elizabeth Newton, Director
Jukka Perkiömäki, Director
Päivi Panttila Vargas, Director
Ray Wikman, Director

Membership Chair

Pirjo Kujansuu Schulbach,
finlandiafoundationcpc@gmail.com


Annual, Board and Special Meeting Minutes




Link to Finlandia Foundation National

    FFCPC = Finlandia Foundation Columbia-Pacific Chapter

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