It was a great pleasure to have Consul General Westphalen from the Consulate General of Finland in LA visit us. We met with the UAA staff in several meetings during her visit, and discussed the possibilities Alaska and Finland could develop on the university, education and state levels. University of Oulu has already agreed to start cooperation with the UAA College of Education, and we will be sharing more information on that soon.
Consul General Westphalen had the honor to decorate the Emeritus Honorary Consul Wayne Stolt with a Commander of the Order of the Lion of Finland on Sunday 9/9/12 at the Finnish Club. Mr. Stolt was recognized for his 28 years of service to Finland, and the decoration was granted by the President of Finland.
The next Suomi Club meeting will be on May 6th at 5PM at the Finlandia Hall. The theme is Vappu, and Hanna and Malla will be preparing makaroonilaatikko. There will be some news about the Suomikoulu in Alaska, amongst other things.
It’s now confirmed, that the portable passport machine will be in Anchorage on September 8th 2012, and the appointments should be made between 10am – 3pm. For more information, contact Hanna.
The Finnish folk music group “Jeppokrydorna” will be in Anchorage June 8-10th, and will be performing at the Saturday Market on June 9th, at 5PM. We are still looking for host families to accommodate the girls. For more information, contact Hanna or Brett Jokela from the Anchorage Folk Music Festival organization.
Anchorage Suomi-Finland Club
♥ Sweetheart Dinner and Cake Walk ♥
5:00pm, Sunday, February 12, 2012
Nancy Patson will be preparing Italian Beef Stew. Please bring a side dish, salad, bread, soft drinks or wine to share.
We are also looking for donations of cakes, cookies, or candies for the cake walk.
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The Finnish award-winning movie Le Havre by Aki Kaurismaki will be shown at the Beartooth movietheatre on Monday 13th of February at 7.45 PM.
“In this wry and warmhearted portrait of the French harbor city that gives the film its name, legendary Finnish filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki (The Man Without A Past , The Match Factory Girl, Leningrad Cowboys Go America ) pays tribute to the Gallic cinema he loves with a film unlike anything else in the Kaurismäki canon, yet which still feels like it couldn’t have been made by anyone else. Fate throws young African refugee Idrissa (Blondin Miguel) into the path of Marcel Marx (André Wilms), a well-read bohemian who works as a shoe-shiner. With innate optimism and the unwavering support of his community, Marcel stands up to officials doggedly pursuing the boy for deportation. A political fairy tale that exists somewhere between the reality of contemporary France and the classic cinema of Jean-Pierre Melville and Marcel Carné, Le Havre is a charming, deadpan delight.”
See you there!
The second round for the presidential elections in Anchorage is on the 27th and 28th of January. On Friday 27th, the voting is from 4 to 7 PM and on Saturday 28th from 9 AM to noon. The place is the same as on the first round: Finlandia Hall, at 8225 Spring Street Anchorage, AK 99518. Please bring your ID with you. See you there!
The Presidential Elections are on on January 22nd, 2012 (First round). Finnish citizens eligible to vote in the 2012 presidential election can cast their votes in Anchorage, at the Suomi Finland Club, on Friday January 13th from 4PM to 7PM and on Saturday January 14th between 9AM-12PM.
There are 20 advance polling stations in the United States and 255 advance polling stations abroad. Advance polling stations are open in 91 countries at Finnish diplomatic missions or other authorized locations. The number of advance polling stations is higher than in previous elections. More information on the election is available at www.vaalit.fi<http://www.vaalit.fi> an also on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/vaalit.fi . Please see the entire list of advance voting places, dates and times in the United States at http://126.96.36.199/TP2012K1/e/ulkomaiset/uap_yhdysvallat.html
The Beartooth Movie Theatre will be presenting a Finnish movie “Rare Exports” on December 12th, at 5.30PM. Get your tickets soon!