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Finnam Quarterly Newsletter (April 2018)

Cumtux article: Väinö and Lempi Koskela and the Finnish-Russian War 1939-40 (by Greg Jacob)

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

Next Events (Details in Events page):

Sunday, July 29, 2018, 7:30pm, Aallotar Concert, Nordia House, Portland:

Aallotar Concert at Nordia House, 8800 SW Oleson Rd, Portland.  Ticket information coming soon. 

Aallotar is Teija Niku from Finland and Sara Pajunen from the USA.  FFCPC has invited them to perform in the Great Hall at beautiful Nordia House on Sunday, July 29, 2018.  Ancestors of Sara Pajunen and Teija Niku lived within hours of each other in western Finland - speaking the same language, playing the same music, living the same culture.  In the late 19th century, Pajunen's ancestors emigrated to northern Minnesota; Niku's family remained in Finland.  Today, they explore a common heritage in Finnish folk music, even as they create new sounds that reflect their contemporary cultures and various interests.  Pajunen is a violinist, and Niku an accordionist; their lithe instrumentals and beautiful vocal harmonies in both Finnish and English demonstrate how gracefully traditional and modern folk music can speak together.  Pajunen is a former Finlandia Foundation National Performer of the Year.  Aallotar has performed throughout the United States and at European festivals, including Kaustinen Folk Music Festival and Sounds of the North in Gdansk, Poland.  They released their debut recording 'In Transit' in 2014.

Sunday, August 19, 2018, Noon to 3pm, Finnic Picnic, Lindgren Cabin, Warrenton:

Annual Finnic Picnic at the Lindgren House, Cullaby Lake County Park, 89990 Hawkins Rd, Warrenton, Oregon.  FFCPC will barbeque and provide beverages.  Everyone is invited to bring potluck items to share.  Free tours of the Lindgren Cabin.

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

2018 Annual Meeting Minutes

2018 Board of Directors

Greg Jacob, President
Katariina Lehtonen, Vice President

Ellen Harju, Treasurer
Päivi Panttila Vargas, Membership
Chris Lazarus, Publicity
Minna LindholmSecretary
Dave Alford
, Director
Pete Lee, Director
Elizabeth Newton, Director
Jukka Perkiömäki, Director
Andrea Tolonen, Director
Larry Vargas, Director
Ray Wikman, Director

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Päivi Panttila Vargas,

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