HUHTIKUU ( April ) 2006
Apr 6 Thur 7:30pm Future Planning Committee Meeting
9 Sun 10:00am Board Meeting ( Visitors at Noon )
9 Sun 10:00am Woods Committee Projects ( Meet at Pole Barn )
23 Sun 11:00am Registration for ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
23 Sun 12:00pm ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING
30 Sun 10:00am ANNUAL SPRING TALKOO ( Work-Bee )
May 4 Thur 7:30pm Future Planning Committee Meeting
20 Sat 3:00pm
Jun 3 Sat 7:00pm KAIKU, FINLANDIA FOUNDATION PERFORMERS
4 Sun 8:00am SPECIAL BREAKFAST HOSTING KAIKU PERFORMERS
4 Sun 8:00am ANNUAL MEN’S GOLF SCRAMBLE
A BIG WELCOME to new members CARRIE MILLER and CRYSTAL HAYES.
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING: Sunday, April 23, at 12 noon. Register beginning at 11am.
All members are
encouraged to attend to partici
ANNUAL SPRING TALKOO – Member Work Bee - Sunday, April 30, at 10a.am. All members please turn out
to help prepare our grounds for the summer season. Bring your mulcher lawn mower if you have one. We will be
raking, mulching, taking summer furniture out of storage and inside and outside clean-up. We always need a big work
force. Lunch and beverages provided for all workers. Come with your whole family.
The Board is
accepting applications for the
The Board of Directors has received a request for the names of any member or member’s child who would
be interested in raking camp leaves this spring and charge for your services. Please send a letter to the
Board indicating that you are interested in having your name, phone number and charges given out.
YOUR WORKS ADMINISTRATORS
Our busy season is coming soon and there are a lot of projects available for members to work their hours. We
know everyone has a million things on their plates; this is a busy time of year with graduations, showers, vacations, etc.
But, Finn Camp needs some of your time, too.
Current projects include: Dancehall exterior – to paint or side?
Ceiling in Clubroom needs major repair; All buildings need paint, clean-up and general repair; Dancehall cleaning behind
stage area; Women’s Sauna exterior wall needs new siding and benches need repair; Eastside bathrooms need tile work,
painting,carpentry,etc. Eastsiders, let us know your wishes for the building.
We are still looking for members interested in the Camp Building Committee. Want to join?
To arrange work time, equipment or building access, contact one of your friendly administrators:
DAVE NIEMI – Camp #149, 248-310-****; PATTI LEPPI AT 248-921-**** or email@example.com;
JODY DERNBERGER at 248-819-**** or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember, if we don’t get workers, we have to pay for the repairs and our assessment will have to be raised.
If you have other ideas for something that needs to be done, come and talk to us. We are always around.
MESSAGE TO ALL
Gone are the days of Finn Camp being isolated far out in the country. We are part of an ever expanding and developing
neighborhood. As a part of the Wixom community, we need to show pride in our facilities, respect for the community
and not to be considered for the city’s “blight list”. We are asking
This includes: Painting, if needed. Anyone who received a notice that their camp needed painting will be fined if the
work is not done by June 1st. Everyone should check to make sure their paint is clean, fresh. And while we don’t mind
individuality, choose your paint colors respectfully; Keep your camp ground area clear of un-used equipment and debris.
MESSAGE TO CAMP OWNERS continued…
Put away toys when not in use. Storing items outdoors in camp country is not allowed. Rake or mulch leaves
around your camp and surrounding area which makes it look good and helps keep the mosquito population down.
No littering or leaving trash bags out which attract animals and looks bad for your neighbors. Keep you camp in repair ,
such as broken windows or doors, decks in disrepair and roofs covered with moss. If you have boards on windows or
doors protecting the inside from winter weather, please remove them for the summer.
Owning a camp comes with responsibilities and obligations. Many of the camps look great and show the owner’s
pride in the Finn Camp.
By the way, if you do not ever use your camp and would like to sell it, please contact the Board. We can work with
you to help find a buyer. Every year we have requests for camps from new and current member.
Thanks to all campers for your cooperation in maintaining Finn Camp pride. We all look forward to a great
camping season, now, and for many years to come.
KAIKU, 2006 Finlandia Performers of the Year, will perform Saturday, June3, at 7pm in the Dancehall. Kaiku blends
Finnish vocals of epic poems with a Brazilian beat
and influences of jazz and pop. Tickets are $15 in advance and $17 at the door.Order form enclosed requesting payment mailed to
Sponsored by Bar committee and Cultural Committee, contact WAYNE JOKINEN at 248-624-2550 for more info.
KAIKU PERFORMERS - On Sunday, June 4, we will be hosting the KAIKU performers for breakfast in the
ravintola. SAM will have the kitchen open for members as well. We are planning on having eggs and pannukakku
and pancakes. We will be needing some members who would like to help show our guests what the Finn Camp
is all about - the COOPERATION we share. Please call SAM or CHARLIE at 248-624-**** to help with the
event. Work hours available. Kitchen will be open 8-12. See you there!!!
MEN’S SPRING GOLF SCRAMBLES:
Sunday, June 4th, at Riverbank in
Shotgun start at 9am. Contact DAVE NIEMI at 248-310-**** for more info and to add your group to the list.
get enough volunteers to cover four one-hour shifts of registration, measuring, counting, scaling, cleaning/filet,
cooking, digital photography and overall assistance. Need previous Chairpersons to contact me!! Kiitos!!
SUE SLAUGHTER. Because I don’t open unrecognizable contacts, eMail me :email@example.com
or if you need to, call my cell at 586-206-****.
FUTURE PLANNING COMMITTEE NEWS
The Spring is once again Open Enrollment for the Finnish Camp. Let’s build our membership by inviting our non-member
Finnish friends out for a lemonade tour! A new promotion this year is that we are sending Finn Camp business cards
out to our members with our May Newsletter. Please circulate these cards amongst your friends of Finnish descent.
If you get a pal to join, you could get a Free Sauna. LEMONADE TOUR dates are Saturday, May 20th, or Sunday,
June 4th, at 3pm. Meet at the Sauna and take a leisurely walk around our grounds, pick up a membership application
and learn more about our association. Please call MARY BURCK at 248-471-**** for more info.
Thank you to REY MUSTONEN and ARO TOIVONEN for donating your time and money in building the new
wheelchair ramp for our Clubroom.
The following members donated great prizes for our Winterfest Raffle:
Ginger Wing – snowflake art, Sheri Aho –
dip set, Reino Solin – secured Pistons
from area businesses, Isreal Nordin – glass art, Alan Arbour – bar décor, Kim Zieglar – tanning certificates,
Kamela Torvinen – movie basket, Future Planning – Superbowl basket, Finn
sweatshirt. Thanks to everyone who solicited for prizes or donated things of their own. It made for an exciting Raffle.
Visit the Finn Camp website at finncamp.org
Newsletter Items Due April 15, 2006. Send to Nancy Tucker, or
email: NANCY48393@YAHOO.COM. OR place in Mailbox in Clubroom