Annual Membership Meeting

The 2014 Annual Meeting is scheduled for April 27 in the Clubroom. Registration begins at 11:00 a.m. and the meeting begins at noon. It is very important that members attend the meeting. Many issues need to be discussed and voted on. The Board is looking to change bylaws and we need 51 percent of members in good standing to participate in the voting. (We plan to hand out “mail ballots” to all members in good standing who are in attendance and will mail ballots to everyone else who is not there, thus saving the association a lot of time and money.) We are offering some incentives for members to show up and we will be raffling off some prizes, which include a hand-blown glass mug donated by Chris Nordin, a $50 dinner gift certificate donated by Jim Santti, Finn Camp Store merchandise, a Sauna Card, a Friday Night Grill gift certificate and bar coupons. Please come to the meeting and be a part of the decision making of our association. The sauna will be open after the meeting.

Jack Melvin Levoska

Jack Levoska

Jack Melvin Levoska was born December 3, 1942 in Detroit, Michigan to Donald and Elma (nee Komula) Levoska and died March 11, 2014 at age 71.

Beloved husband of 37 years to Arlene. Loving father of Thomas (Angie), Bryan, and Jack (Elizabeth) Levoska. Dear brother of Robert (Monica) Levoska. Cousin of Norman (Elaine) Kokko. Brother-in-law of the late Karen Kokko, the late Don Kyser, and the late Darlene Earnhart. Uncle of Kurt, Kris, Karie, and Melissa. Also survived by many extended family members, loving friends, and his grand-cat Warlock (“his Grayness”).

Jack was an avid Red Wings fan who was well-known in the local area for his guitar-playing and singing. Jack was very proud of his Finnish heritage and had many connections to the large Finnish community of the Upper Peninsula.

He was a former Finn Camp member. Jack was a guitar player and singer in a de facto house band at Finn Camp in the 1990s. Steve Niemi, also in that group known as the Finn Hoppers, recalls Jack and the group playing for such events as Christmas dinners, St. Urho’s, Juhannus, and Finn Fest.

Memorial service from Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 340 North Pontiac Trail (3 blocks south of Maple Road), Walled Lake Saturday 3:00 PM. Friends may visit 2:00 PM until time of service. Memorial contributions to the Michigan Humane Society appreciated.

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Voima Boys’ First Game

Jeff Pype at bat during last year's Voima Boys' First Game photo.

Jeff Pype at bat during last year’s Voima Boys’ first game.

Friday, April 25, marks the opener of the over-35 softball league season.  The Voima Boys game starts at 6:15 p.m. on the Finn Camp’s Aho Field. To start it off, St. Urho Queen Kim Ziegler will throw the first pitch to King Dan Linick.

Voima Boys game schedule is here.

2014 League Schedule for Print

The Friday Night Grill will be open at 6:00 p.m. for some good food while watching the game.

St. Urho’s Party

St Urho logoThe 2014 St. Urho’s party will be held on Saturday, March 15, in the Clubroom starting at 8:00 p.m. There is a $5 cover. Come enjoy a DJ, prizes, raffles, fun, food and the crowning of the new king and queen. And don’t forget to wear your purple and green, so you don’t get fined! St. Pat’s kin are very welcome too! —Patti Leppi

You Got Talent

Hey all you talented Finn Campers’, polish up your act and come and perform in the Bar Committee Sponsored Variety Show! If you can sing, dance, play a musical instrument or tell a good joke, then register to perform for the variety show, July 5th in the Dance-hall. This will be a fun fund raiser! See attached flyer for registration details.  —Sherry Martin, Bar Committee

Finn Camp You got talent 2014

Spring Landscapes Bus Trip Cancelled

Update: Spring Landscapes concert cancelled

Temple Theatre in Saginaw
Saturday – April 26, 2014
Featuring Finnish Composer Jean Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2
John Corigliano’s Gazebo Dances
Samuel Barber’s Violin Concerto
Special guest violinist Angela Fuller
Meet in the Clubroom parking lot at 4:30 p.m. for 5 p.m. departure
Return to Clubroom parking lot at 12:15 a.m.
You may bring a small cooler with food and beverages.
Reservation Required by March 8: $53 per person (includes transportation)
Sponsored by DFCSCA Cultural Committee

Winterfest 2014

Winterfest20137Y9A0331-1Come on out to the Finn Camp this Saturday, February 1, for fun in the snow! We have a great list of new and old ideas to make this one of our best days ever. Once again, we will start the day with Polar Dip’n and Ice Fish’n, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the sauna.

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Then from 6:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. join us for the annual Chili Cook-off (see accompanying photo of last year’s delicious entries) and dancin’ to a DJ in the Clubroom. Buttons are $6/adult, $4/child, $18/member family, with the sauna being extra. The Clubroom bar opens at 2:00 p.m.

New Year’s Eve Party

Uudenvuodenaatto, New Year’s Eve

Our traditional New Year’s Eve party will be tonight in the Clubroom at 9:00 p.m.. Please bring a dish to share. This event is open to adults and children. Celebrate the beginning of the year with your fellow Finn Campers!

SantaPark – Santa Claus’ Cavern in Rovaniemi, Finland

Holiday Extravaganza Gift Sale

You’re invited to our holiday bazaar. Do your Christmas shopping early. Come and select from our arts, crafts, holiday gifts and treasures—this is more than a craft show!

Our artists will be offering unique handmade items: Home décor, arrangements, wreaths, wearable art, including beautiful jewelry. You will find many beautifully crafted holiday gift items, wonderful edibles and one-of-a-kind treasures to fit every budget! Join us on Wednesday, November 20, and Thursday the 21st from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Clubroom.