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In 2017, we celebrate 100 years of Finnish Independence.
We have many events planned throughout the year.  Please visit our Finland100 page for details, or our Finland 100 flyer.



News:

Notice of 2017 Annual Meeting of the Chapter Membership

Saturday, February 18, 2017, 2:00 p.m.

Finnish Room, Room 124, Cramer Hall, Portland State University

1721 SW Broadway, Portland, Oregon, 97201


Please mark your calendar for the Finlandia Foundation Columbia-Pacific Chapter's (FFCPC) annual member meeting, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, 2pm, in the PSU Finnish Room.  We will send the meeting agenda in a subsequent email.

If you are a yearly member, please renew your membership on or before Feb 18, 2017.  To renew your membership, please complete the  2017 FFCPC membership form, and send it and a check to the address listed on the form.  






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




Next Events (Details in 'Events' above):

Film "Under The North Star" ("Pohjantähden Alla")

Part 1: Saturday, January 21, 2017, 10:30 a.m.

Part 2: Saturday, January 28, 2017, 10:30 a.m.

Appelo Archives Center, Cramer Hall, Portland State University

1056 WA-4, Naselle, WA 98638

“To understand Finland and the Finns one needs only read one book: ‘Under the North Star,’ by Väinö Linna,” said Esko Aho. This historical trilogy, written in Finnish 1959-1962, was translated into English by Richard Impola in 2001. The trilogy has been considered the most significant novel published in Finland between 1917 and 1997. It won the Nordic Prize for Literature in 1965

Appelo Archives presents the film Under The North Star.  There is no admission fee, but donations of $5 are recommended. The film showing is split into two Saturdays, as the film is 193 minutes long (in Finnish with English subtitles).  It is not recommended for children due to sex and nudity, violence and gore, frightening/intense scnenes, profanity, and alcohol/drugs/smoking.

Part one, shown on Saturday Jan. 21st at 10:30am, covers the years 1884-1907. "In the beginning there were the swamp, the hoe - and Jussi." Jussi Koskela is a tenant farmer on the parsonage estate in the rural village of Pentti’s Corner in south central Finland. He lives there with his wife and three sons struggling to turn wilderness swampland into productive land. At this same time, Finland is becoming more secularized, socialist thought is becoming more popular, and the labor movement is gaining momentum. National newspapers such as Suometar, The Worker (Työmies), and the People’s Journal (Kansan Lehti) are gaining readership. The Russian czar, meanwhile, is attempting to curb the Finns’ “nation building.” Tension increases between tenants and landowners. Jussi’s son, Akseli, becomes an active socialist. In addition, the upper classes are upset with language strife and their homeland’s relationship with Russia. The film showing is split into two Saturdays.  Part two, shown on Saturday Jan. 28st at 10:30am, covers the third book of the trilogy. “The Reconciliation” deals with the aftermath of the Civil War in Finland, the Lapua movement of 1929-1932, the depression in the 1930s, the Winter War of 1939-1940, the Continuation War of 1941-1944, and finally the calm of the post-World War II years. It includes the history of the Koskela family in these events.


Concert "All-Night Vigil" by Cappella Romana

Saturday, January 28 and Sunday, January 29

Concert, All-Night Vigil composed by Einojuhani Rautavaara, conducted by Timo Nuoranne, Cappella Romana, at two locations in Portland, Oregon. Tickets and more info: http://www.cappellaromana.org/concert/all-nightvigil-rautavaara/




Notice of 2017 Annual Meeting of the Chapter Membership

Saturday, February 18, 2017, 2:00 p.m.

Finnish Room, Room 124, Cramer Hall, Portland State University

1721 SW Broadway, Portland, Oregon, 97201


Please mark your calendar for the Finlandia Foundation Columbia-Pacific Chapter's (FFCPC) annual member meeting, Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, 2pm, in the PSU Finnish Room.  We will send the meeting agenda in a subsequent email.

If you are a yearly member, please renew your membership on or before Feb 18, 2017.  To renew your membership, please complete the  2017 FFCPC membership form, and send it and a check to the address listed on the form.  



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

2015 Annual Meeting Minutes


2016 Board

Greg Jacob, President
Katariina Lehtonen, Vice President

Dirk Schulbach, Treasurer
Pete Lee, Secretary
Chris Lazarus, Publicity
Pirjo Kujansuu Schulbach, Membership
 
Sami Hyvönen, Director
Jukka Perkiömäki, Director
Haleigh See, Director
Päivi 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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