LOKAKUU ( October ) 2005
Oct 6 Thur 7:30 pm Future Planning Committee Meeting
9 Sun 10:00am Woods Committee ( Meet at Pole Barn )
16 Sun 10:00am Board Meeting ( Visitors at Noon )
22 Sat 6:30pm Bar Committee Meeting
22 Sat 8:00pm ADULT HALLOWEEN PARTY (sponsored by the Bar Committee)
23 Sun 11:00am REGISTRATION for SEMI-ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
23 Sun 12:00pm SEMI-ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
29 Sat 5:00pm CHILDREN’S HALLOWEEN FUN NIGHT
Nov 3 Thur 7:30pm Future Planning Committee Meeting
6 Sun 10:00am ANNUAL FALL TALKOO - “WORKBEE”
13 Sun 10:00am POLE BARN TALKOO
13 Sun 10:00am Woods Committee ( Meet at Pole Barn )
13 Sun 2:00pm ANNUAL HARVEST DINNER ( by the Bar Committee)
20 Sun 10:00am Board Meeting ( Visitors at Noon )
SEMI-ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING is on Sunday, October 23rd at 12:00 noon. REGISTRATION
begins at 11:00am. ALL MEMBERS are encouraged to attend. Important issues to discuss and decisions to
be made for next year. A light is served for a small donation.
ANNUAL FALL TALKOO – “WORK BEE” – SUNDAY, NOV. 6TH - 10:00AM AT THE KENTTA.
ALL MEMBERS please come and help rake and mulch leaves, furniture must be stored for the winter,
the grounds must be prepared for winter and general clean-up is needed. All ages welcome.
Mojakka and beverages served to the workers. Bring your mulching mower if you have one.
POLE BARN TALKOO on Sunday, November 13th at 10:00am to organize and clean it out. call
DAVID NIEMI for more information. 248-310-****
The Board is accepting applicants for the Caretaker position. Please send a written statement before the
October 16th Board meeting if you are interested in applying.
storing outside furniture and equipment , securing awnings and doors and clean-up and dispose of all
debris around your area. Do not leave anything of great value in or out of your camp to invite vandalism.
Also, NO STORAGE PERMITTED of cars, boats or any large equipment. Remove or properly dispose
of any harmful substances such a gasoline or charcoal lighter fluids.
A sign-up sheet will be at the Sauna for members who would like to run the Wednesday Sauna after Labor Day.
Earn 4 work hours. Must clean- up after.
ADULT HALLOWEEN PARTY - Saturday, October 22 - 8:00pm - in the Haunted Clubroom
Prizes will be given for best costumes, scariest, ugliest, funniest, prettiest and most original. Help to keep
the Evil Spirits and Zombies fat and happy, bring a dish to pass for the food table, we dare you!
Is your future bright? Find out. Tarot Card Readings will be available for $1.00.
We will have dancing with the dead until the party’s end. Don’t be scaredy cats, get your costumes
together and come have a Frightfully, Gruesome Good Time or the Spirits will haunt your camp! BOO!
SHERRY AHO, the Bar Committee
Call PATTI LEPPI at 248-921-****.
CHILDREN’S HALLOWEEN FUN NIGHT!!
Saturday, October 29 – Sponsored by the Recreation Committee
5:00pm to 6:00pm – TRICK OR TREAT IN THE WESTSIDE
Bring a bag of treats to pas out to all the little ghosts and goblins! Wear a costume if you dare! If you don’t
own a camp, haunt an empty one…..just beware! ( Westside camps only so the children do not have to cross the road).
6:00pm – MEET IN THE CLUBROOM for treats, candy sorting, counting and eating.
7:00pm - ? - POTLUCK DINNER – Please bring your favorite dish for the booffet table!
GAMES ! HAYRIDE !
To help out, please call JENNIFER BARRETT at 248-669-****
HARVEST DINNER - Sunday, November 13 - 2:00pm - Clubroom
The Bar Committee will provide the
Please bring a favorite dish for the Harvest Table or give a donation.
See you there!
ATTENTION Committees and Finn Camp Members: If you are interested in organizing and sponsoring a Concert that
features Finnish music, please let me know. I will be happy to forward contact information to you as I receive it.
You can contact me at 734-261-**** or firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out these websites for some great Finnish and Finnish-American gifts and subscriptions: (these are all .com sites)
finnstyle, memoriesoffinland, touchoffinland, finnishdesigns, pasty and finnishamericanreporter.
There are some complimentary issues of the Finnish American Reporter in both the Clubroom and Sauna lounge.
CAROL MELANCON, Cultural Committee
PLEASE GIVE TO HELP HURRICANE VICTIMS!!
248-624-**** OR 248-960-**** - Walk-ins Welcome! Thanks, ELAINE JACOBSON
WOOD COMMITTEE PROJECTS will continue on the second Sunday of the Month. Meet at 10:00am
at the Pole Barn. Call MIKE HONKA with any questions or call him if you plan to help with the projects
but will arrive a little late. 248-346-****
29TH ANNUAL FINN FEST 2005 was another success! The weather was excellent and so was the turnout!
There are so many people who work together to stage and manage this event. I want to thank everyone who
plans, sets up, runs and then breaks down and cleans up after this huge Event!! There are many people who just
show up every year and do an excellent job! A few key
people need to be recognized. Special
JOKINEN and his Bar Committee; GREG PELTO, CHRIS and LISA SANTTI and their Kitchen Crew; JEFF
PYPE and his Baseball Crew; EDWIN ELKHILL on Parking; Wixom V.F.W. / American Legion Color Guard;
TAMMIE KING, our Caretaker; DICK PYPE, DENNY SENNHEN, and TODD PYPE who work tirelessly
and fill in wherever needed; ARNIE SODERHOLM, STEVE NIEMI and JACK LEVOSKA who provide our
Stage Music and Entertainment. It’s always a joy to work with people who already have their hours in and still
pitch in and work hard for the sake of our Finn Camp! Next year is our 30th Anniversary of Finn Fest!
Look for special meetings and plan on being a part of next years Celebration!!
Thanks to Everyone who is a part of Finn Fest! Sincerely, KEVIN PELTO, Finn Fest Chairperson
A Big Hello and get well quick to ARNIE SODERHOLM after quad bi-pass surgery shortly after Finn Fest.
TRASH RULES : Please do not leave large, unsightly items laying on the Caretaker lawn or near curb. They must be put
behind the fence and then set to the curb after 5pm on Tuesday nights for Wednesday pick-up. You are responsible
for putting items out on time. Please make arrangements with a local member if you cannot be here on Garbage Eve
night . NO TOXIC ITEMS such as paint, batteries, etc. and no unbundled wood or large carpets and no wet heavy items.! Thank you for following these rules.
Visit the Finn Camp website at finncamp.org
Newsletter Items Due October 15, 2005. Send to Nancy Tucker, *******, Wixom, MI 48393 or
email: NANCY48393@YAHOO.COM. OR place in Mailbox in Clubroom