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Salolampi in 2017 John Jussi Hanson Is New Salolampi Foundation President At the Salolampi Foundation board meeting on January 28, 2017, John Hanson succeeded Susan Harstad as President of Salolampi Foundation for a two-year term. John discovered Salolampi late in life and is glad he did. Since he retired, he has attended Adult Week, Family Week, the new Skinny Weekend, and work weekends. John has been a member of the Salolampi Foundation board, working on the Sanomat, scholarship and public relations/publicity committees, and serving as President Elect.

Highlights for Spring & Summer, 2017 NEW “Cultural Weekend” – March 25–26 Make Finnish foods and crafts with us while enjoying a retreat weekend at Salolampi! These new weekend programs (one in the Spring and one in the Fall) were created for everyone, but especially aimed at adults between ages 20–40 who, for various reasons, find it difficult to enroll in a full week of adult programming. This weekend also serves as a bridge for folks who have minimal Finnish language skills, but desire to experience the magic of Salolampi. Many Options for One-Week Sessions There are more One-Week Sessions than ever before. We are committed to making a child’s first Salolampi experience go smoothly! Students balance more summer activities than in the past, so more weeks of exploration help a child find time to attend.

CONNECT!

ADULT SPRING & FALL WEEKS FAMILY FUN WEEKEND email: swilliams@cord.edu or call 800-450-2214

Salolammen Sanomat

PO Box 14480 Minneapolis MN 55414-0480

One of John’s goals as president is to continue to use and explore multiple communication formats to stay in touch with villagers, potential villagers, donors, and others who support Salolampi. John also looks forward to expanding planned giving opportunities, especially taking advantage of tax-free direct contributions from IRA and retirement plans. All of John’s ancestors came from Finland—Kemi, Ii, Poulanka, Kangasniemi, and Mikkeli. John’s son and cousin also enjoy Salolampi—class time, activities, music, crafts, games, kyykkä, and special programs. “It goes without saying,” he concludes, “that the food goes down easily, especially the pulla and rye bread; and we never leave hungry. All of these make for grand experiences, but one tops them all— rantasauna (sauna by the lake). We will celebrate 40 years of Salolampi in 2018 and 100 years of Finland’s Independence this year. We are very grateful.”

Kesämökkipäivä (Summer Cabin Day) – Sunday, June 25, 2–8 PM Join us for a casual familyfriendly day of sauna, swimming, makkara (sausage), and tikkuleipä (bread dough) cooked on the campfire. Efforts are also underway to have a cultural guest presentation. The afternoon/evening event is FREE, so please join us! NEW Nordic Family Week – July 17–22 The Salolampi site will host the first mixed Family Week with Finnish, Swedish, and Norwegian participants. Salolampi, Sjölunden (Swedish Village), and Skogfjorden (Norwegian Village) will have staff members to interact with families of all kinds. This is a perfect way to plan a multi-generational family vacation while experiencing an ancestral or new language and culture. Villagers will be able to participate in a specific language track and participate in full group evening programs that highlight the commonalities between the Nordic nations.

Studies and Sociology and Anthropology and a minor in Spanish. For a semester in 2011, Helvi studied at the University of Tampere and for two years in the Education and Globalization Program at the University of Oulu, where she will soon receive her master’s degree. Helvi says she is grateful to the Salolampi community, which challenged her and encouraged her Finnish pursuits and opened the door to international experiences, interests, and friends. Helvi enjoys making Finnish food, crafting, studying languages, teaching the 0–3 year old group at Minnesotan Suomi-koulu, and serving as the Chief Sustenance Officer of the 612 Sauna Society. We are delighted to welcome Helvi, with her considerable skills, energy, and leadership, to the Salolampi Foundation Board.

…thank you for the kind scholarship (summer 2016). Eerik and Lyydia…look forward to summer 2017 at Salolampi.

– Raija McClelland (parent), Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Spring 2017

committed to sustaining the Finnish language & culture through scholarships & program support at the Salolampi Finnish Language Village – a Concordia Language Village

PLAN NOW!

Welcome to Salolampi 40/ Finland 100! by Amy Iida Tervola Hultberg, Ph.D. Salolampi Dean

SALOLAMPI VILLAGE is located at 10915 Ojutkangastie NE, Bemidji, MN 56601, northeast of Bemidji, Minnesota, on Turtle River Lake, County Hwy 20.

SALOLAMPI FOUNDATION OFFICERS

John Hanson President Elect New Brighton, MN Kaisa Syväoja V President Elect Bemidji, MN Susan Harstad V Past President Mankato. MN Mauno Silpala Treasurer Siren, WI Richard Castro Secretary Winnipeg, MB, Canada

DIRECTORS

Claudia Adkins Tampa, FL Marlene Banttari St. Paul, MN Joanne Bergman St. Paul, MN Sara Ahlgren Bogie V St. Paul, MN Elizabeth Brauer V Cottage Grove, MN Katherine Brauer V Basseterre, St. Kitts, West Indies Ken Daniels Blaine, MN

Linda Warpula Davis Maple Grove, MN Dana Halberg Little Canada, MN Gil Kinnunen West St. Paul, MN Beverly Kallio Kmett Cook, MN Kaarina Kotkavuori St. Paul, MN Donna Kovala Osage, MN Steve Leppälä Hermantown, MN Heidi Marttila-Losure Frederick, SD Larry Saukko Bemidji, MN Ruthann Swanson Minneapolis, MN Paavo Taipale V Lauderdale, MN Aino Wheler Astoria, NY

ADVISORY COMMITTEE Rosanne Wulff Angeli Ironwood, MI Mike Anuta White Bear Township, MN Erikki Daniels V St. Anthony, MN Evelyn Eskeli Minneapolis, MN

Elaine Anuta White Bear Township, MN Ken Lahti Eveleth, MN Claire Seppi Virginia, MN Mark Wirtanen Hibbing, MN

DEAN

Amy Tervola Hultberg New York Mills, MN

Christine Schulze Executive Director, Concordia Language Villages Moorhead, MN Martin Graefe Group Director, CLV Bemidji, MN Ross Dybvig Asst. to the Group Director, CLV Minneapolis, MN Sara Williams Registration Specialist, CLV Adult Weeks Bemidji, MN

Valerie Knuuttila Stockholm, SK, Canada Jim Kurtti Painesdale, MI Crystal Patterson Owensboro, KY Jennifer Porter Espoo, Finland

REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVES Jean Chapman Escanaba, MI Chris Durden Raleigh, NC Dennis Harrington Deland, FL Karen Käkelä Michael Sun Lakes, AZ

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EXOFFICIO CONCORDIA LANGUAGE VILLAGES

REGIONAL DIRECTORS

TO RECEIVE SANOMAT NEWS ONLINE, visit www.salolampi.org TO REMOVE A NAME FROM THE MAILING LIST, email ruthann@ars-services.com or write: SALOLAMPI FOUNDATION, PO Box 14480, Minneapolis, MN 55414-0480

Visit and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

EMERITUS MEMBERS

Mary Ann Gomsi Hibbing, MN Dan Karvonen Crystal, MN Ove Lilja Stillwater, MN Ivy Nevala Cedar Grove, WI Marvin Nevala Amery, WI Arlene Putikka Tucker Hermantown, MN Ed Watts Provo, UT

The Year of Finland really began for me when I had the honor to represent Salolampi in Washington DC at the Finlandia Foundation National meeting in November 2016. This meeting brought all chapters together and provided a forum for sharing past successes, networking with new friends, and planning for robust and collective future. As a place of authentic Finnish language and cultural learning, we were happy to interact with Ambassador Kirsti Kauppi, the Finnish Embassy staff, FFN board members and all the FF members participating. We truly believe Salolampi offers the most authentic experience to begin and to continue Finnish language and cultural acquisition before travel to Finland. Finland 100 Theme: Yhdessä/Together Salolampi will be present and visible in many ways during 2017. We will be out and about networking and marketing our unique language immersion method, partnering with groups such as Finlandia Foundation National and local Finnish-American groups. We were honored to have a presence at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis in mid-January when Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra performed an all-Finnish program in conjunction with Ambassador Kauppi’s first visit to Minnesota, which ultimately kicked off the American celebration of Finland 100. Salolampi/ CLV is now proudly included on the Finland 100 traveling sauna as one of its official sponsors,

DESIGN

Wendy J. Johnson, Points Of View, Inc. (POV), Orono, MN. POV generously discounts its prices for the Salolalmpi Foundation. The Sanomat is sent to over 6000 Salolampi contacts in the US, Finland, and Canada. V

This icon in the Sanomat represents a former Salolampi youth villager.

Family Week – Adults & Children – Ages 0–18

For details on some of our upcoming events, see “Highlights for Spring & Summer, 2017” on the “Salolampi in 2017” panel of this Sanomat.

CONNECT!

Marlene Banttari & Wendy Johnson, with Joanne Bergman, John Hanson III, and Gil Kinnunen Elizabeth Brauer, Village staff

Time to CELEBRATE! It will be Finland’s 100th and, soon, Salolampi’s 40th Anniversary!

A Truly Authentic Finnish Experience Of course, a visit to the village itself is the most powerful way to experience the charm of Salolampi as you consider which programming option best fits your lifestyle, your child’s lifestyle, or your grandchild’s lifestyle. The time to be involved with Salolampi is now. You will find numerous opportunities to join us as we share the most current news via this issue of the Sanomat, Salolampi.org, Facebook, and Twitter. See you soon!

EDITORS

PHOTOGRAPHY

SALOLAMPI IN 2017

which is making cross-country stops as I write. We also anticipate involvement at FinnFest USA in downtown Minneapolis in September 2017, and perhaps on our Turtle River main site. Collaborating with these organizations and others, help us to continually spread the word about providing authentic Finnish experiences and year-round programming at our world-class facility on Turtle River Lake. We invite you to take in all you can during 2017.

SALOLAMPI FOUNDATION

June 12–17

More options for One-Week Youth Exploration Sessions… One-Week Session – Ages 7–11 June 19–24

One-Week Session – Ages 7–11 June 26–July 1

One-Week Session – Ages 12–18 July 3–8 – Includes Int’l Day

One-Week Session – Ages 7–12 July 10–15

Two-Week Youth Immersion Session – Ages 8–15 June 19–July 1

Two-Week Youth Immersion Session – Ages 12–18 July 3–15 – Includes Int’l Day

Four-Week High School Credit Session – Grades 9–12 June 19–July 15

Adventure Day Camps – Ages 6–11 June 20–24; June 27–July 1; July 11–15

A record number of Finnish American organizations provided scholarships or recognized Salolampi villagers in 2016. The following scholarships were awarded to villagers by partner organizations. Each gift qualified the villager for an additional $150 from the Salolampi Foundation. Finlandia Foundation National – $3,250 (grant) Finnish American Society of the Midwest – $1,700 (grant) Finlandia Foundation Twin Cities – $250 Finlandia Foundation New York Chapter – $100 Finlandia Foundation Florida Chapter – $1,000 Finlandia Foundation South Florida Chapter – $1,000 Finnish Language School of Minnesota – $150 Finnish American Cultural Activities – Twin Cities – $200 Finnish American Cultural Corporation – $150 Finnish American Heritage Society – $300 Finnish Americans & Friends – Hibbing – $200 Finnish American Society of the Midwest – $200 Minnesota Finnish American Historical Society – $800 Kisarit Finnish American Folk Dancers – $500 Knights & Ladies of Kaleva – $200 Ladies of Kaleva – $300 Red River Finns – $50 Tuomi Suomi Club – $200 Wolf Lake Susijärvi Chapter – $600

Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 Work Weekends Last fall, 17 people volunteered to level up the sauna, cut wood, paint, and perform a variety of general tasks that are so important to maintaining the beauty of the Salolampi Village. Volunteers are now needed for the Spring 2017 Work Weekend, May 19–21. Your RSVP is required two weeks prior to reserve room and board. Please email paavo.taipale@salolampi.org for more information.

Adult Week

Spring – May 21–27 Fall – September 11–17

Work Weekend

Spring – May 19–21

NEW! Cultural Weekend

March 25-26 (see story inside this issue)

Juhannus (Midsummer at Salolampi) is Kesämökkipäivä (Summer Cabin Day) Sunday, June 25, 2–8 PM

NEW! Nordic Family Week

July 17–22 (see story inside this issue)

See our social media links for upto-date details on events, including these coming in 2017… (Event info is

also in this Sanomat.)

PO Box 14480, Minneapolis, MN 55414-0480

• NEW! Cultural Weekend – March 25-26

www.salolampi.org

• Kesämökkipäivä (Summer Cabin Day) – Sunday, June 25

email: info@salolampi.org

Salolampi in 2016 Organizations Generously Support Salolampi Villagers

a publication of the Salolampi Foundation –

John also serves on the boards of the Finnish Genealogy Group of Minnesota and the St. Anthony (Salo, Finland) Sister City Association, Inc. He is a member of the Finnish American Cultural Activities, Inc., Finlandia Foundation Twin Cities, and the Cokato Finnish American Historical Society.

Introducing Elizabeth Helvi Brauer, Academic-year Program Leader Salolampi’s new Adult and Family Program director has known and loved the language village since she was just nine years old. Helvi advanced through several one- and two-week sessions and the four-term credit course. Helvi’s responsibilities will include the planning The torch of and implementation of the fall and spring Adult leadership for Weeks and the Finnish Family Fun Weekend. Salolampi’s Adult She brings a remarkable level of enthusiasm and a Week programs has been passed wealth of first-hand experience in programming at to Elizabeth Helvi Salolampi. Helvi is a 2013 graduate of Gustavus Adolphus Brauer. College with a double major in Scandinavian

SALOLAMPI FOUNDATION

• More options for One-week Sessions

• NEW! Nordic Family Week – July 17-22

ADULT WEEK: An All-Inclusive Vacation by Elizabeth Helvi Brauer

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During fall Adult Week 2016, Salolampi hosted nineteen participants from ten different states and provinces. We enjoyed wonderful meals, singing classic and contemporary songs, folk dancing to live music, relaxing in the sauna, and creating hilarious skits. The evenings offered programs such as simulating a popular Finnish game show called BumtsiBum!, engaging with contemporary Finnish films, and not taking ourselves too seriously during wacky Olympics. Salolampi Adult Weeks are the perfect time to join a community of people who are keenly interested in Finnish language and culture. Whether you have grown up speaking Finnish or have sought out opportunities to dive into Finnish language and culture only recently, we welcome you to experience the enrichment, inspiration, and all-around fun that encompass Adult Weeks at Salolampi! Kiitos! 

Students who were recognized by these Finnish American organizations were eligible for a $100 Salolampi Foundation scholarship: • • • • • • •

Finnish American Cultural Organization Finlandia Foundation – South Florida Minnesota Finnish American Historical Society Chapter Lakes Finns – New York American Club of Tucson Thunder Bay Finnish Language Society American Historical Society

A villager needs to submit the necessary form to an organization that indicates an interest in supporting the Partner program. Forms are available at www.salolampi.org. The completed form must be submitted to the Concordia Language Villages by May 1, 2017.

Fall 2016 Adult Week Villagers From 9 U.S. States & Canada FROM WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA: Richard Castro. FROM COLORADO: John and Rudi Rinne. FROM FLORIDA: Claudia Adkins. FROM ILLINOIS: Khurrem Gold. FROM MARYLAND: Ivan Freedman. FROM MICHIGAN: Carol Bocskay. FROM MINNESOTA: Lisa Bah, Maria Brunet, Frank Hanson, John Hanson, Donna Mae Kovala, Robert Pemberton, and Rodney Walli. FROM NEW YORK: Dustin Craven and Richard Winkky. FROM VIRGINIA: Ilona Fleischer and Candace KovacicFleischer. FROM WISCONSIN: Cheryl Lowery.

Reflections of Appreciation, Celebration, & Friendship by Susan Susanna Harstad, V Salolampi Foundation Past President and former Leader of the Adult Program

As Salolampi Foundation President (2015–2016), I learned how much time, effort, and organization it takes for volunteer groups like ours to run smoothly Susan Susanna and harmoniously. Harstad I greatly appreciate Larry Lauri Saukko’s past leadership, Amy Iida Tervola Hultberg’s current leadership as Dean and Elizabeth Helvi Brauer’s future leadership of Salolampi’s programs that have been designed for all ages. This appreciation extends to all counseling and teaching staff who create the unforgettable language and cultural immersion magic for which Salolampi is known. As Salolampi is about to celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2018 and the Salolampi Foundation board’s 40th anniversary in 2019, it’s a great time to reflect. How many thousands of lives have been enriched by a connection to Salolampi, perhaps traveling to Finland and confidently communicating in Finnish? My life has been enriched with many lifelong friendships made at Salolampi. I encourage you all to connect to Salolampi this year and in the years to come by attending programs with your family and friends. Happy Finland 100, everyone. See you at Salolampi!

Visit the Salolampi blog link at concordialanguagevillages.org for more photos and stories from Salolampi.


Salolampi in 2017 John Jussi Hanson Is New Salolampi Foundation President At the Salolampi Foundation board meeting on January 28, 2017, John Hanson succeeded Susan Harstad as President of Salolampi Foundation for a two-year term. John discovered Salolampi late in life and is glad he did. Since he retired, he has attended Adult Week, Family Week, the new Skinny Weekend, and work weekends. John has been a member of the Salolampi Foundation board, working on the Sanomat, scholarship and public relations/publicity committees, and serving as President Elect.

Highlights for Spring & Summer, 2017 NEW “Cultural Weekend” – March 25–26 Make Finnish foods and crafts with us while enjoying a retreat weekend at Salolampi! These new weekend programs (one in the Spring and one in the Fall) were created for everyone, but especially aimed at adults between ages 20–40 who, for various reasons, find it difficult to enroll in a full week of adult programming. This weekend also serves as a bridge for folks who have minimal Finnish language skills, but desire to experience the magic of Salolampi. Many Options for One-Week Sessions There are more One-Week Sessions than ever before. We are committed to making a child’s first Salolampi experience go smoothly! Students balance more summer activities than in the past, so more weeks of exploration help a child find time to attend.

CONNECT!

ADULT SPRING & FALL WEEKS FAMILY FUN WEEKEND email: swilliams@cord.edu or call 800-450-2214

Salolammen Sanomat

PO Box 14480 Minneapolis MN 55414-0480

One of John’s goals as president is to continue to use and explore multiple communication formats to stay in touch with villagers, potential villagers, donors, and others who support Salolampi. John also looks forward to expanding planned giving opportunities, especially taking advantage of tax-free direct contributions from IRA and retirement plans. All of John’s ancestors came from Finland—Kemi, Ii, Poulanka, Kangasniemi, and Mikkeli. John’s son and cousin also enjoy Salolampi—class time, activities, music, crafts, games, kyykkä, and special programs. “It goes without saying,” he concludes, “that the food goes down easily, especially the pulla and rye bread; and we never leave hungry. All of these make for grand experiences, but one tops them all— rantasauna (sauna by the lake). We will celebrate 40 years of Salolampi in 2018 and 100 years of Finland’s Independence this year. We are very grateful.”

Kesämökkipäivä (Summer Cabin Day) – Sunday, June 25, 2–8 PM Join us for a casual familyfriendly day of sauna, swimming, makkara (sausage), and tikkuleipä (bread dough) cooked on the campfire. Efforts are also underway to have a cultural guest presentation. The afternoon/evening event is FREE, so please join us! NEW Nordic Family Week – July 17–22 The Salolampi site will host the first mixed Family Week with Finnish, Swedish, and Norwegian participants. Salolampi, Sjölunden (Swedish Village), and Skogfjorden (Norwegian Village) will have staff members to interact with families of all kinds. This is a perfect way to plan a multi-generational family vacation while experiencing an ancestral or new language and culture. Villagers will be able to participate in a specific language track and participate in full group evening programs that highlight the commonalities between the Nordic nations.

Studies and Sociology and Anthropology and a minor in Spanish. For a semester in 2011, Helvi studied at the University of Tampere and for two years in the Education and Globalization Program at the University of Oulu, where she will soon receive her master’s degree. Helvi says she is grateful to the Salolampi community, which challenged her and encouraged her Finnish pursuits and opened the door to international experiences, interests, and friends. Helvi enjoys making Finnish food, crafting, studying languages, teaching the 0–3 year old group at Minnesotan Suomi-koulu, and serving as the Chief Sustenance Officer of the 612 Sauna Society. We are delighted to welcome Helvi, with her considerable skills, energy, and leadership, to the Salolampi Foundation Board.

…thank you for the kind scholarship (summer 2016). Eerik and Lyydia…look forward to summer 2017 at Salolampi.

– Raija McClelland (parent), Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Spring 2017

committed to sustaining the Finnish language & culture through scholarships & program support at the Salolampi Finnish Language Village – a Concordia Language Village

PLAN NOW!

Welcome to Salolampi 40/ Finland 100! by Amy Iida Tervola Hultberg, Ph.D. Salolampi Dean

SALOLAMPI VILLAGE is located at 10915 Ojutkangastie NE, Bemidji, MN 56601, northeast of Bemidji, Minnesota, on Turtle River Lake, County Hwy 20.

SALOLAMPI FOUNDATION OFFICERS

John Hanson President Elect New Brighton, MN Kaisa Syväoja V President Elect Bemidji, MN Susan Harstad V Past President Mankato. MN Mauno Silpala Treasurer Siren, WI Richard Castro Secretary Winnipeg, MB, Canada

DIRECTORS

Claudia Adkins Tampa, FL Marlene Banttari St. Paul, MN Joanne Bergman St. Paul, MN Sara Ahlgren Bogie V St. Paul, MN Elizabeth Brauer V Cottage Grove, MN Katherine Brauer V Basseterre, St. Kitts, West Indies Ken Daniels Blaine, MN

Linda Warpula Davis Maple Grove, MN Dana Halberg Little Canada, MN Gil Kinnunen West St. Paul, MN Beverly Kallio Kmett Cook, MN Kaarina Kotkavuori St. Paul, MN Donna Kovala Osage, MN Steve Leppälä Hermantown, MN Heidi Marttila-Losure Frederick, SD Larry Saukko Bemidji, MN Ruthann Swanson Minneapolis, MN Paavo Taipale V Lauderdale, MN Aino Wheler Astoria, NY

ADVISORY COMMITTEE Rosanne Wulff Angeli Ironwood, MI Mike Anuta White Bear Township, MN Erikki Daniels V St. Anthony, MN Evelyn Eskeli Minneapolis, MN

Elaine Anuta White Bear Township, MN Ken Lahti Eveleth, MN Claire Seppi Virginia, MN Mark Wirtanen Hibbing, MN

DEAN

Amy Tervola Hultberg New York Mills, MN

Christine Schulze Executive Director, Concordia Language Villages Moorhead, MN Martin Graefe Group Director, CLV Bemidji, MN Ross Dybvig Asst. to the Group Director, CLV Minneapolis, MN Sara Williams Registration Specialist, CLV Adult Weeks Bemidji, MN

Valerie Knuuttila Stockholm, SK, Canada Jim Kurtti Painesdale, MI Crystal Patterson Owensboro, KY Jennifer Porter Espoo, Finland

REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVES Jean Chapman Escanaba, MI Chris Durden Raleigh, NC Dennis Harrington Deland, FL Karen Käkelä Michael Sun Lakes, AZ

V

EXOFFICIO CONCORDIA LANGUAGE VILLAGES

REGIONAL DIRECTORS

TO RECEIVE SANOMAT NEWS ONLINE, visit www.salolampi.org TO REMOVE A NAME FROM THE MAILING LIST, email ruthann@ars-services.com or write: SALOLAMPI FOUNDATION, PO Box 14480, Minneapolis, MN 55414-0480

Visit and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

EMERITUS MEMBERS

Mary Ann Gomsi Hibbing, MN Dan Karvonen Crystal, MN Ove Lilja Stillwater, MN Ivy Nevala Cedar Grove, WI Marvin Nevala Amery, WI Arlene Putikka Tucker Hermantown, MN Ed Watts Provo, UT

The Year of Finland really began for me when I had the honor to represent Salolampi in Washington DC at the Finlandia Foundation National meeting in November 2016. This meeting brought all chapters together and provided a forum for sharing past successes, networking with new friends, and planning for robust and collective future. As a place of authentic Finnish language and cultural learning, we were happy to interact with Ambassador Kirsti Kauppi, the Finnish Embassy staff, FFN board members and all the FF members participating. We truly believe Salolampi offers the most authentic experience to begin and to continue Finnish language and cultural acquisition before travel to Finland. Finland 100 Theme: Yhdessä/Together Salolampi will be present and visible in many ways during 2017. We will be out and about networking and marketing our unique language immersion method, partnering with groups such as Finlandia Foundation National and local Finnish-American groups. We were honored to have a presence at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis in mid-January when Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra performed an all-Finnish program in conjunction with Ambassador Kauppi’s first visit to Minnesota, which ultimately kicked off the American celebration of Finland 100. Salolampi/ CLV is now proudly included on the Finland 100 traveling sauna as one of its official sponsors,

DESIGN

Wendy J. Johnson, Points Of View, Inc. (POV), Orono, MN. POV generously discounts its prices for the Salolalmpi Foundation. The Sanomat is sent to over 6000 Salolampi contacts in the US, Finland, and Canada. V

This icon in the Sanomat represents a former Salolampi youth villager.

Family Week – Adults & Children – Ages 0–18

For details on some of our upcoming events, see “Highlights for Spring & Summer, 2017” on the “Salolampi in 2017” panel of this Sanomat.

CONNECT!

Marlene Banttari & Wendy Johnson, with Joanne Bergman, John Hanson III, and Gil Kinnunen Elizabeth Brauer, Village staff

Time to CELEBRATE! It will be Finland’s 100th and, soon, Salolampi’s 40th Anniversary!

A Truly Authentic Finnish Experience Of course, a visit to the village itself is the most powerful way to experience the charm of Salolampi as you consider which programming option best fits your lifestyle, your child’s lifestyle, or your grandchild’s lifestyle. The time to be involved with Salolampi is now. You will find numerous opportunities to join us as we share the most current news via this issue of the Sanomat, Salolampi.org, Facebook, and Twitter. See you soon!

EDITORS

PHOTOGRAPHY

SALOLAMPI IN 2017

which is making cross-country stops as I write. We also anticipate involvement at FinnFest USA in downtown Minneapolis in September 2017, and perhaps on our Turtle River main site. Collaborating with these organizations and others, help us to continually spread the word about providing authentic Finnish experiences and year-round programming at our world-class facility on Turtle River Lake. We invite you to take in all you can during 2017.

SALOLAMPI FOUNDATION

June 12–17

More options for One-Week Youth Exploration Sessions… One-Week Session – Ages 7–11 June 19–24

One-Week Session – Ages 7–11 June 26–July 1

One-Week Session – Ages 12–18 July 3–8 – Includes Int’l Day

One-Week Session – Ages 7–12 July 10–15

Two-Week Youth Immersion Session – Ages 8–15 June 19–July 1

Two-Week Youth Immersion Session – Ages 12–18 July 3–15 – Includes Int’l Day

Four-Week High School Credit Session – Grades 9–12 June 19–July 15

Adventure Day Camps – Ages 6–11 June 20–24; June 27–July 1; July 11–15

A record number of Finnish American organizations provided scholarships or recognized Salolampi villagers in 2016. The following scholarships were awarded to villagers by partner organizations. Each gift qualified the villager for an additional $150 from the Salolampi Foundation. Finlandia Foundation National – $3,250 (grant) Finnish American Society of the Midwest – $1,700 (grant) Finlandia Foundation Twin Cities – $250 Finlandia Foundation New York Chapter – $100 Finlandia Foundation Florida Chapter – $1,000 Finlandia Foundation South Florida Chapter – $1,000 Finnish Language School of Minnesota – $150 Finnish American Cultural Activities – Twin Cities – $200 Finnish American Cultural Corporation – $150 Finnish American Heritage Society – $300 Finnish Americans & Friends – Hibbing – $200 Finnish American Society of the Midwest – $200 Minnesota Finnish American Historical Society – $800 Kisarit Finnish American Folk Dancers – $500 Knights & Ladies of Kaleva – $200 Ladies of Kaleva – $300 Red River Finns – $50 Tuomi Suomi Club – $200 Wolf Lake Susijärvi Chapter – $600

Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 Work Weekends Last fall, 17 people volunteered to level up the sauna, cut wood, paint, and perform a variety of general tasks that are so important to maintaining the beauty of the Salolampi Village. Volunteers are now needed for the Spring 2017 Work Weekend, May 19–21. Your RSVP is required two weeks prior to reserve room and board. Please email paavo.taipale@salolampi.org for more information.

Adult Week

Spring – May 21–27 Fall – September 11–17

Work Weekend

Spring – May 19–21

NEW! Cultural Weekend

March 25-26 (see story inside this issue)

Juhannus (Midsummer at Salolampi) is Kesämökkipäivä (Summer Cabin Day) Sunday, June 25, 2–8 PM

NEW! Nordic Family Week

July 17–22 (see story inside this issue)

See our social media links for upto-date details on events, including these coming in 2017… (Event info is

also in this Sanomat.)

PO Box 14480, Minneapolis, MN 55414-0480

• NEW! Cultural Weekend – March 25-26

www.salolampi.org

• Kesämökkipäivä (Summer Cabin Day) – Sunday, June 25

email: info@salolampi.org

Salolampi in 2016 Organizations Generously Support Salolampi Villagers

a publication of the Salolampi Foundation –

John also serves on the boards of the Finnish Genealogy Group of Minnesota and the St. Anthony (Salo, Finland) Sister City Association, Inc. He is a member of the Finnish American Cultural Activities, Inc., Finlandia Foundation Twin Cities, and the Cokato Finnish American Historical Society.

Introducing Elizabeth Helvi Brauer, Academic-year Program Leader Salolampi’s new Adult and Family Program director has known and loved the language village since she was just nine years old. Helvi advanced through several one- and two-week sessions and the four-term credit course. Helvi’s responsibilities will include the planning The torch of and implementation of the fall and spring Adult leadership for Weeks and the Finnish Family Fun Weekend. Salolampi’s Adult She brings a remarkable level of enthusiasm and a Week programs has been passed wealth of first-hand experience in programming at to Elizabeth Helvi Salolampi. Helvi is a 2013 graduate of Gustavus Adolphus Brauer. College with a double major in Scandinavian

SALOLAMPI FOUNDATION

• More options for One-week Sessions

• NEW! Nordic Family Week – July 17-22

ADULT WEEK: An All-Inclusive Vacation by Elizabeth Helvi Brauer

V

During fall Adult Week 2016, Salolampi hosted nineteen participants from ten different states and provinces. We enjoyed wonderful meals, singing classic and contemporary songs, folk dancing to live music, relaxing in the sauna, and creating hilarious skits. The evenings offered programs such as simulating a popular Finnish game show called BumtsiBum!, engaging with contemporary Finnish films, and not taking ourselves too seriously during wacky Olympics. Salolampi Adult Weeks are the perfect time to join a community of people who are keenly interested in Finnish language and culture. Whether you have grown up speaking Finnish or have sought out opportunities to dive into Finnish language and culture only recently, we welcome you to experience the enrichment, inspiration, and all-around fun that encompass Adult Weeks at Salolampi! Kiitos! 

Students who were recognized by these Finnish American organizations were eligible for a $100 Salolampi Foundation scholarship: • • • • • • •

Finnish American Cultural Organization Finlandia Foundation – South Florida Minnesota Finnish American Historical Society Chapter Lakes Finns – New York American Club of Tucson Thunder Bay Finnish Language Society American Historical Society

A villager needs to submit the necessary form to an organization that indicates an interest in supporting the Partner program. Forms are available at www.salolampi.org. The completed form must be submitted to the Concordia Language Villages by May 1, 2017.

Fall 2016 Adult Week Villagers From 9 U.S. States & Canada FROM WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA: Richard Castro. FROM COLORADO: John and Rudi Rinne. FROM FLORIDA: Claudia Adkins. FROM ILLINOIS: Khurrem Gold. FROM MARYLAND: Ivan Freedman. FROM MICHIGAN: Carol Bocskay. FROM MINNESOTA: Lisa Bah, Maria Brunet, Frank Hanson, John Hanson, Donna Mae Kovala, Robert Pemberton, and Rodney Walli. FROM NEW YORK: Dustin Craven and Richard Winkky. FROM VIRGINIA: Ilona Fleischer and Candace KovacicFleischer. FROM WISCONSIN: Cheryl Lowery.

Reflections of Appreciation, Celebration, & Friendship by Susan Susanna Harstad, V Salolampi Foundation Past President and former Leader of the Adult Program

As Salolampi Foundation President (2015–2016), I learned how much time, effort, and organization it takes for volunteer groups like ours to run smoothly Susan Susanna and harmoniously. Harstad I greatly appreciate Larry Lauri Saukko’s past leadership, Amy Iida Tervola Hultberg’s current leadership as Dean and Elizabeth Helvi Brauer’s future leadership of Salolampi’s programs that have been designed for all ages. This appreciation extends to all counseling and teaching staff who create the unforgettable language and cultural immersion magic for which Salolampi is known. As Salolampi is about to celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2018 and the Salolampi Foundation board’s 40th anniversary in 2019, it’s a great time to reflect. How many thousands of lives have been enriched by a connection to Salolampi, perhaps traveling to Finland and confidently communicating in Finnish? My life has been enriched with many lifelong friendships made at Salolampi. I encourage you all to connect to Salolampi this year and in the years to come by attending programs with your family and friends. Happy Finland 100, everyone. See you at Salolampi!

Visit the Salolampi blog link at concordialanguagevillages.org for more photos and stories from Salolampi.


Salolampi in 2017 John Jussi Hanson Is New Salolampi Foundation President At the Salolampi Foundation board meeting on January 28, 2017, John Hanson succeeded Susan Harstad as President of Salolampi Foundation for a two-year term. John discovered Salolampi late in life and is glad he did. Since he retired, he has attended Adult Week, Family Week, the new Skinny Weekend, and work weekends. John has been a member of the Salolampi Foundation board, working on the Sanomat, scholarship and public relations/publicity committees, and serving as President Elect.

Highlights for Spring & Summer, 2017 NEW “Cultural Weekend” – March 25–26 Make Finnish foods and crafts with us while enjoying a retreat weekend at Salolampi! These new weekend programs (one in the Spring and one in the Fall) were created for everyone, but especially aimed at adults between ages 20–40 who, for various reasons, find it difficult to enroll in a full week of adult programming. This weekend also serves as a bridge for folks who have minimal Finnish language skills, but desire to experience the magic of Salolampi. Many Options for One-Week Sessions There are more One-Week Sessions than ever before. We are committed to making a child’s first Salolampi experience go smoothly! Students balance more summer activities than in the past, so more weeks of exploration help a child find time to attend.

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ADULT SPRING & FALL WEEKS FAMILY FUN WEEKEND email: swilliams@cord.edu or call 800-450-2214

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PO Box 14480 Minneapolis MN 55414-0480

One of John’s goals as president is to continue to use and explore multiple communication formats to stay in touch with villagers, potential villagers, donors, and others who support Salolampi. John also looks forward to expanding planned giving opportunities, especially taking advantage of tax-free direct contributions from IRA and retirement plans. All of John’s ancestors came from Finland—Kemi, Ii, Poulanka, Kangasniemi, and Mikkeli. John’s son and cousin also enjoy Salolampi—class time, activities, music, crafts, games, kyykkä, and special programs. “It goes without saying,” he concludes, “that the food goes down easily, especially the pulla and rye bread; and we never leave hungry. All of these make for grand experiences, but one tops them all— rantasauna (sauna by the lake). We will celebrate 40 years of Salolampi in 2018 and 100 years of Finland’s Independence this year. We are very grateful.”

Kesämökkipäivä (Summer Cabin Day) – Sunday, June 25, 2–8 PM Join us for a casual familyfriendly day of sauna, swimming, makkara (sausage), and tikkuleipä (bread dough) cooked on the campfire. Efforts are also underway to have a cultural guest presentation. The afternoon/evening event is FREE, so please join us! NEW Nordic Family Week – July 17–22 The Salolampi site will host the first mixed Family Week with Finnish, Swedish, and Norwegian participants. Salolampi, Sjölunden (Swedish Village), and Skogfjorden (Norwegian Village) will have staff members to interact with families of all kinds. This is a perfect way to plan a multi-generational family vacation while experiencing an ancestral or new language and culture. Villagers will be able to participate in a specific language track and participate in full group evening programs that highlight the commonalities between the Nordic nations.

Studies and Sociology and Anthropology and a minor in Spanish. For a semester in 2011, Helvi studied at the University of Tampere and for two years in the Education and Globalization Program at the University of Oulu, where she will soon receive her master’s degree. Helvi says she is grateful to the Salolampi community, which challenged her and encouraged her Finnish pursuits and opened the door to international experiences, interests, and friends. Helvi enjoys making Finnish food, crafting, studying languages, teaching the 0–3 year old group at Minnesotan Suomi-koulu, and serving as the Chief Sustenance Officer of the 612 Sauna Society. We are delighted to welcome Helvi, with her considerable skills, energy, and leadership, to the Salolampi Foundation Board.

…thank you for the kind scholarship (summer 2016). Eerik and Lyydia…look forward to summer 2017 at Salolampi.

– Raija McClelland (parent), Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Spring 2017

committed to sustaining the Finnish language & culture through scholarships & program support at the Salolampi Finnish Language Village – a Concordia Language Village

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Welcome to Salolampi 40/ Finland 100! by Amy Iida Tervola Hultberg, Ph.D. Salolampi Dean

SALOLAMPI VILLAGE is located at 10915 Ojutkangastie NE, Bemidji, MN 56601, northeast of Bemidji, Minnesota, on Turtle River Lake, County Hwy 20.

SALOLAMPI FOUNDATION OFFICERS

John Hanson President Elect New Brighton, MN Kaisa Syväoja V President Elect Bemidji, MN Susan Harstad V Past President Mankato. MN Mauno Silpala Treasurer Siren, WI Richard Castro Secretary Winnipeg, MB, Canada

DIRECTORS

Claudia Adkins Tampa, FL Marlene Banttari St. Paul, MN Joanne Bergman St. Paul, MN Sara Ahlgren Bogie V St. Paul, MN Elizabeth Brauer V Cottage Grove, MN Katherine Brauer V Basseterre, St. Kitts, West Indies Ken Daniels Blaine, MN

Linda Warpula Davis Maple Grove, MN Dana Halberg Little Canada, MN Gil Kinnunen West St. Paul, MN Beverly Kallio Kmett Cook, MN Kaarina Kotkavuori St. Paul, MN Donna Kovala Osage, MN Steve Leppälä Hermantown, MN Heidi Marttila-Losure Frederick, SD Larry Saukko Bemidji, MN Ruthann Swanson Minneapolis, MN Paavo Taipale V Lauderdale, MN Aino Wheler Astoria, NY

ADVISORY COMMITTEE Rosanne Wulff Angeli Ironwood, MI Mike Anuta White Bear Township, MN Erikki Daniels V St. Anthony, MN Evelyn Eskeli Minneapolis, MN

Elaine Anuta White Bear Township, MN Ken Lahti Eveleth, MN Claire Seppi Virginia, MN Mark Wirtanen Hibbing, MN

DEAN

Amy Tervola Hultberg New York Mills, MN

Christine Schulze Executive Director, Concordia Language Villages Moorhead, MN Martin Graefe Group Director, CLV Bemidji, MN Ross Dybvig Asst. to the Group Director, CLV Minneapolis, MN Sara Williams Registration Specialist, CLV Adult Weeks Bemidji, MN

Valerie Knuuttila Stockholm, SK, Canada Jim Kurtti Painesdale, MI Crystal Patterson Owensboro, KY Jennifer Porter Espoo, Finland

REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVES Jean Chapman Escanaba, MI Chris Durden Raleigh, NC Dennis Harrington Deland, FL Karen Käkelä Michael Sun Lakes, AZ

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EMERITUS MEMBERS

Mary Ann Gomsi Hibbing, MN Dan Karvonen Crystal, MN Ove Lilja Stillwater, MN Ivy Nevala Cedar Grove, WI Marvin Nevala Amery, WI Arlene Putikka Tucker Hermantown, MN Ed Watts Provo, UT

The Year of Finland really began for me when I had the honor to represent Salolampi in Washington DC at the Finlandia Foundation National meeting in November 2016. This meeting brought all chapters together and provided a forum for sharing past successes, networking with new friends, and planning for robust and collective future. As a place of authentic Finnish language and cultural learning, we were happy to interact with Ambassador Kirsti Kauppi, the Finnish Embassy staff, FFN board members and all the FF members participating. We truly believe Salolampi offers the most authentic experience to begin and to continue Finnish language and cultural acquisition before travel to Finland. Finland 100 Theme: Yhdessä/Together Salolampi will be present and visible in many ways during 2017. We will be out and about networking and marketing our unique language immersion method, partnering with groups such as Finlandia Foundation National and local Finnish-American groups. We were honored to have a presence at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis in mid-January when Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra performed an all-Finnish program in conjunction with Ambassador Kauppi’s first visit to Minnesota, which ultimately kicked off the American celebration of Finland 100. Salolampi/ CLV is now proudly included on the Finland 100 traveling sauna as one of its official sponsors,

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This icon in the Sanomat represents a former Salolampi youth villager.

Family Week – Adults & Children – Ages 0–18

For details on some of our upcoming events, see “Highlights for Spring & Summer, 2017” on the “Salolampi in 2017” panel of this Sanomat.

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Marlene Banttari & Wendy Johnson, with Joanne Bergman, John Hanson III, and Gil Kinnunen Elizabeth Brauer, Village staff

Time to CELEBRATE! It will be Finland’s 100th and, soon, Salolampi’s 40th Anniversary!

A Truly Authentic Finnish Experience Of course, a visit to the village itself is the most powerful way to experience the charm of Salolampi as you consider which programming option best fits your lifestyle, your child’s lifestyle, or your grandchild’s lifestyle. The time to be involved with Salolampi is now. You will find numerous opportunities to join us as we share the most current news via this issue of the Sanomat, Salolampi.org, Facebook, and Twitter. See you soon!

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SALOLAMPI IN 2017

which is making cross-country stops as I write. We also anticipate involvement at FinnFest USA in downtown Minneapolis in September 2017, and perhaps on our Turtle River main site. Collaborating with these organizations and others, help us to continually spread the word about providing authentic Finnish experiences and year-round programming at our world-class facility on Turtle River Lake. We invite you to take in all you can during 2017.

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June 12–17

More options for One-Week Youth Exploration Sessions… One-Week Session – Ages 7–11 June 19–24

One-Week Session – Ages 7–11 June 26–July 1

One-Week Session – Ages 12–18 July 3–8 – Includes Int’l Day

One-Week Session – Ages 7–12 July 10–15

Two-Week Youth Immersion Session – Ages 8–15 June 19–July 1

Two-Week Youth Immersion Session – Ages 12–18 July 3–15 – Includes Int’l Day

Four-Week High School Credit Session – Grades 9–12 June 19–July 15

Adventure Day Camps – Ages 6–11 June 20–24; June 27–July 1; July 11–15

A record number of Finnish American organizations provided scholarships or recognized Salolampi villagers in 2016. The following scholarships were awarded to villagers by partner organizations. Each gift qualified the villager for an additional $150 from the Salolampi Foundation. Finlandia Foundation National – $3,250 (grant) Finnish American Society of the Midwest – $1,700 (grant) Finlandia Foundation Twin Cities – $250 Finlandia Foundation New York Chapter – $100 Finlandia Foundation Florida Chapter – $1,000 Finlandia Foundation South Florida Chapter – $1,000 Finnish Language School of Minnesota – $150 Finnish American Cultural Activities – Twin Cities – $200 Finnish American Cultural Corporation – $150 Finnish American Heritage Society – $300 Finnish Americans & Friends – Hibbing – $200 Finnish American Society of the Midwest – $200 Minnesota Finnish American Historical Society – $800 Kisarit Finnish American Folk Dancers – $500 Knights & Ladies of Kaleva – $200 Ladies of Kaleva – $300 Red River Finns – $50 Tuomi Suomi Club – $200 Wolf Lake Susijärvi Chapter – $600

Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 Work Weekends Last fall, 17 people volunteered to level up the sauna, cut wood, paint, and perform a variety of general tasks that are so important to maintaining the beauty of the Salolampi Village. Volunteers are now needed for the Spring 2017 Work Weekend, May 19–21. Your RSVP is required two weeks prior to reserve room and board. Please email paavo.taipale@salolampi.org for more information.

Adult Week

Spring – May 21–27 Fall – September 11–17

Work Weekend

Spring – May 19–21

NEW! Cultural Weekend

March 25-26 (see story inside this issue)

Juhannus (Midsummer at Salolampi) is Kesämökkipäivä (Summer Cabin Day) Sunday, June 25, 2–8 PM

NEW! Nordic Family Week

July 17–22 (see story inside this issue)

See our social media links for upto-date details on events, including these coming in 2017… (Event info is

also in this Sanomat.)

PO Box 14480, Minneapolis, MN 55414-0480

• NEW! Cultural Weekend – March 25-26

www.salolampi.org

• Kesämökkipäivä (Summer Cabin Day) – Sunday, June 25

email: info@salolampi.org

Salolampi in 2016 Organizations Generously Support Salolampi Villagers

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John also serves on the boards of the Finnish Genealogy Group of Minnesota and the St. Anthony (Salo, Finland) Sister City Association, Inc. He is a member of the Finnish American Cultural Activities, Inc., Finlandia Foundation Twin Cities, and the Cokato Finnish American Historical Society.

Introducing Elizabeth Helvi Brauer, Academic-year Program Leader Salolampi’s new Adult and Family Program director has known and loved the language village since she was just nine years old. Helvi advanced through several one- and two-week sessions and the four-term credit course. Helvi’s responsibilities will include the planning The torch of and implementation of the fall and spring Adult leadership for Weeks and the Finnish Family Fun Weekend. Salolampi’s Adult She brings a remarkable level of enthusiasm and a Week programs has been passed wealth of first-hand experience in programming at to Elizabeth Helvi Salolampi. Helvi is a 2013 graduate of Gustavus Adolphus Brauer. College with a double major in Scandinavian

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• More options for One-week Sessions

• NEW! Nordic Family Week – July 17-22

ADULT WEEK: An All-Inclusive Vacation by Elizabeth Helvi Brauer

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During fall Adult Week 2016, Salolampi hosted nineteen participants from ten different states and provinces. We enjoyed wonderful meals, singing classic and contemporary songs, folk dancing to live music, relaxing in the sauna, and creating hilarious skits. The evenings offered programs such as simulating a popular Finnish game show called BumtsiBum!, engaging with contemporary Finnish films, and not taking ourselves too seriously during wacky Olympics. Salolampi Adult Weeks are the perfect time to join a community of people who are keenly interested in Finnish language and culture. Whether you have grown up speaking Finnish or have sought out opportunities to dive into Finnish language and culture only recently, we welcome you to experience the enrichment, inspiration, and all-around fun that encompass Adult Weeks at Salolampi! Kiitos! 

Students who were recognized by these Finnish American organizations were eligible for a $100 Salolampi Foundation scholarship: • • • • • • •

Finnish American Cultural Organization Finlandia Foundation – South Florida Minnesota Finnish American Historical Society Chapter Lakes Finns – New York American Club of Tucson Thunder Bay Finnish Language Society American Historical Society

A villager needs to submit the necessary form to an organization that indicates an interest in supporting the Partner program. Forms are available at www.salolampi.org. The completed form must be submitted to the Concordia Language Villages by May 1, 2017.

Fall 2016 Adult Week Villagers From 9 U.S. States & Canada FROM WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA: Richard Castro. FROM COLORADO: John and Rudi Rinne. FROM FLORIDA: Claudia Adkins. FROM ILLINOIS: Khurrem Gold. FROM MARYLAND: Ivan Freedman. FROM MICHIGAN: Carol Bocskay. FROM MINNESOTA: Lisa Bah, Maria Brunet, Frank Hanson, John Hanson, Donna Mae Kovala, Robert Pemberton, and Rodney Walli. FROM NEW YORK: Dustin Craven and Richard Winkky. FROM VIRGINIA: Ilona Fleischer and Candace KovacicFleischer. FROM WISCONSIN: Cheryl Lowery.

Reflections of Appreciation, Celebration, & Friendship by Susan Susanna Harstad, V Salolampi Foundation Past President and former Leader of the Adult Program

As Salolampi Foundation President (2015–2016), I learned how much time, effort, and organization it takes for volunteer groups like ours to run smoothly Susan Susanna and harmoniously. Harstad I greatly appreciate Larry Lauri Saukko’s past leadership, Amy Iida Tervola Hultberg’s current leadership as Dean and Elizabeth Helvi Brauer’s future leadership of Salolampi’s programs that have been designed for all ages. This appreciation extends to all counseling and teaching staff who create the unforgettable language and cultural immersion magic for which Salolampi is known. As Salolampi is about to celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2018 and the Salolampi Foundation board’s 40th anniversary in 2019, it’s a great time to reflect. How many thousands of lives have been enriched by a connection to Salolampi, perhaps traveling to Finland and confidently communicating in Finnish? My life has been enriched with many lifelong friendships made at Salolampi. I encourage you all to connect to Salolampi this year and in the years to come by attending programs with your family and friends. Happy Finland 100, everyone. See you at Salolampi!

Visit the Salolampi blog link at concordialanguagevillages.org for more photos and stories from Salolampi.


Salolampi Foundation Contributions August 27, 2016 – February 3, 2017

I have been going to Salolampi for 6 years (including Family Fun Weekend). I usually go to family week in the summer with my grandmother. I absolutely love going to Salolampi. I love everything about it. Thank you very much for the scholarship. – Maeve, 9 years old

Scholarships in 2017

The following contributors added to their past scholarship contributions or gave first time gifts to the Salolampi Foundation during the past 5 months. If you have lost record of your total gifts, please contact info@salolampi.org.

Platina ($2,000+)

Ernest Banttari

($10,000+)

Bob & Grace Kuphal, Livonia, MI Eeva Savolainen, St. Paul, MN

($5,000 – $9,999)

Helmi Banttari

[NAMES REMOVED WITH RESPECT FOR PRIVACY]

Pronssi ($100 - $499)

[NAMES REMOVED WITH RESPECT FOR PRIVACY]

Bob & Grace Kuphal, Livonia, MI

[NAMES REMOVED WITH RESPECT FOR PRIVACY]

Frances Benson

David & Barbara Brierley, Norwood, MA

Viola Brown

[NAMES REMOVED WITH RESPECT FOR PRIVACY]

Arlene Putikka Tucker, Hermantown, MN

($3,000 – $3,999)

Ruthann Rintala & Adrian Swanson, Minneapolis, MN

Roseanne Engle Swanson

Hopea ($500 - $999) [NAMES REMOVED WITH RESPECT FOR PRIVACY]

Rauta (to $100)

Toini Eskola DeMerce

[NAMES REMOVED WITH RESPECT FOR PRIVACY]

Ruth Stevenson, Chaska, MN

Mark Gibson

Eila Isaacson, Virginia, MN

Reverend Omar Halme

Michael & Susan Feldman, Las Vegas, NV

Saimi Halme

Michael & Susan Feldman, Las Vegas, NV

Irja Hanson

Garith & Marjorie Kangas, Madison, WI

Oiva Richard Harju

Colorado Chapter Finlandia Foundation, Littleton, CO Nancy Harju, Golden, CO

($2,000 – $2,999)

[NAMES REMOVED WITH RESPECT FOR PRIVACY]

George & Miriam Hendrickson Duane Hendrickson, Phoenix, AZ

Miriam Hendrickson

Cheryl Lowery, Menomonie, WI Carol Liimatta Smith, Colorado Springs, CO

Nina Hepokoski

MEMORIALS & HONORS

Sept. 15, 2016 – Feb. 3, 2017

Kulta ($1,000 – $1,999) [NAMES REMOVED WITH RESPECT FOR PRIVACY]

Leonard Hill

Linda Mehle School, Oakdale, MN

Reino Hill

Kelly Robinson, Duluth, MN

The following memorials & honors were received during the past 4 1/2 months.

Kathy Hill Chambless

In Memory of…

H. Eugene Karjala

Raimo Anttila

Kelly Robinson, Duluth, MN

Josephine Jonas Maki Joan & John Enger, Powell, WY Diane Cavosie, Morrison, IL

Colorado Chapter Finlandia Foundation, Littleton, CO

Rev. Robert Karjala

Ray Avikainen

Bernard Karne

Kelly Robinson, Duluth, MN

What is the Salolampi Sampo? The Salolampi Sampo Endowment Fund was established by the Foundation to provide continuous scholarship support for the future life of Salolampi.

CONNECT! SALOLAMPI ENDOWMENT FUND • SALOLAMPI HERITAGE SOCIETY • email: info@salolampi.org • or write to the Salolampi Foundation

Henry Hepokoski, Menahga, MN

Imogene Karjala, Galva, IL

Salolampi Foundation and CLV automatic youth scholarships plus early-bird registration reduce the net cost for highlighted sessions below by 30 percent. For additional savings, check other scholarships on these pages or visit the Salolampi website salolampi.org and the CLV website concordialanguagevillages.org.

Leon Keranen

Genevieve Keranen, Ottertail, MN

Armi Koskinen Nelson

Elaine Bimberg Huotari Adam Brierley

[NAMES REMOVED WITH RESPECT FOR PRIVACY]

Genevieve Keranen, Ottertail, MN

Ages Dates Session (number) CLV Tuition

Hillja Kraft & Carl Rydholm Roger Mattson

Lillian Mattem Boman

Barbara Klabunde, Milwaukee, WI

Wayne Mikkola

Michael Erbes, San Carlos, CA Kathy Mannila Jackson, St. Paul, MN Cindy Morningstar, Hugo, MN John Peters, Milwaukee, WI

Michael John Mowers

Patrick Mowers, Sturgeon Bay, WI

Robert & Barbara Nelson

Eric Daniel Nelson, Minneapolis, MN

Leo Nevala

Ivy Nevala, Cedar Grove, WI

Dave Pickett

Kelly Robinson, Duluth, MN

Jack Rajala

Salolampi Foundation Automatic Scholarship

CLV Finnish Scholarship

Early-Bird Discount

Kenneth & Frances Lahti, Eveleth, MN Sandra Stephenson Nys, Hermantown, MN Kenneth & Karen Tervola, New York Mills, MN Arlene Putikka Tucker, Hermantown, MN

Helvi Savola

Pat Savola Gohs, Twin Lakes, WI

Net Cost

(before 4/1/16)

0-18 June 12-17 Family Week—child (IB15) $560 $215 $50 $50 Adult June 12-17 Family Week—adult (IB19) $690 $55 7-11 June 19-24 One-Week Youth Exploration (IB21) $960 $240 $25 $50 June 26- 7-11 One-Week Youth Exploration (IB31) $960 $240 $25 $50 July 1 12-18 One-Week Youth Exploration and July 3-8 $960 $240 $25 $50 Int’l Day (IB48) 7-12 July 10-15 One-Week Youth Exploration (IB51) $960 $240 $25 $50 8-15 June 19- Two-Week Youth Immersion (IB22) $2,060 $520 $50 $100 July 1 12-18 Two-Week Youth Immersion and July 3-15 $2,060 $520 $50 $100 Int’l Day (IB42) Grades June 19- Four-Week High School Credit (IB24) $4,510 $1,155 $100 $200 9-12 July 15

Karen Mattson, Duluth, MN

$245* (save $315)

$635* (save $55)

$645 (save $315)

$645 (save $315)

$645 (save $315)

$645 (save $315)

$1,390 (save $670)

$1,390 (save $670)

$3,055 (save $1,455)

6-11

June 20-24

Adventure Day Camp (IB02DC)

$245

$245

Dale & Betty Sola, Duluth, MN

6-11

June 27-July 1

Adventure Day Camp (IB03DC)

$245

$245

Richard Sulo Stevenson

6-11

July 11-15

Adventure Day Camp (IB04DC)

$245

$245

Victor & Esther Sola

The Many Friends of Richard Ruth Stevenson, Chaska, MN

*Plus a $50 Allie Luoma Family Week Scholarship will be awarded to each person attending Family Week.

Urho & Sylvia Wiik

David & Barbara Brierley, Norwood, MA

Scholarship Appeal Report

In Honor of… Lila Koivisto

Matti & Tuula Laukkanen, Reseda, CA

The Rahkolas Seija Stratton, Shoreview, MN

Larry Saukko Anonymous, WI

Mary Karne, Oakland, CA

In the Kalevala Finnish epic, the Sampo is a magical mill that supplies its owner with all of life’s needs. In that spirit, the Salolampi endowment will grow to provide the continuation of the Salolampi Finnish Language Village. Remember Salolampi in your will or estate plan so that future generations may learn about the Finnish language and the noble history and culture. The Sampo endowments are managed by either Palmquist Wealth Management, Burnsville, MN or the Infaith Community Foundation, Minneapolis, MN. Visit salolampi.org for information. Use the enclosed donor envelope as an opportunity to contact the Salolampi Foundation. Kiitos!

Translations from Opi story (in Additional 2017 Salolampi Summer Program Scholarships panel)… You are still young. • You dance very well. • In the summer sauna whisks were sometimes made from birch branches.

With the wonderful increase in attendance at Salolampi, raising the funds to continue the level of scholarship support is more important than ever before. The Scholarship Appeal Phonathon held last September raised over $31,000 which is a great start to funding our scholarships for this coming summer. We thank each and every one of our generous donors. We also thank the many organizations that participate in our Partner program. A big Kiitos goes out to Finlandia Foundation National for its wonderful support. We are reaching out to 1,500 people on our mailing list by “snail mail” to see if this is an effective way to increase our donors. We have lost a number of folks from that mailing list because we were not made aware that they moved. If you move, please let us know your new address so that we can continue to send the Sanomat to you.

Many Ways to Make a Donation You may contribute to the Scholarship Appeal at any time of the year. The envelope in your Sanomat is a handy way to mail in a contribution. It is especially handy for sending a memorial gift, which

ADULT SPRING & FALL WEEKS – FAMILY FUN WEEKEND email: swilliams@cord.edu or call 800-450-2214

SALOLAMPI SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS email: info@salolampi.org or write Salolampi Foundation or visit www.salolampi.org

Additional 2017 Salolampi Summer Program Scholarships

SCHEDULE, FEES, and SCHOLARSHIPS

Katrine Keranen Savoie

Louise Larsen, Fort Wayne, IN

Vergene Ollila Routhe, Edina, MN

($4,000 – $4,999)

Pohjolaisen Maja #25 Knights Of Kaleva, Virginia, MN

Elvi Bankey, Edina, MN

YOUTH SUMMER SESSIONS – FAMILY WEEK – ADVENTURE DAY CAMPS www.salolampi.org or www.concordialanguagevillages.org, find Finnish or call 800-222-4750

2017 CLV/Salolampi Youth Residential Summer Session

Marley Kendall

John & Silja-Riitta Burton, Evergreen, CO

CONNECT! 2017 REGISTRATION

is an excellent way to honor the memory of a person and help the Foundation to support Finnish language and culture—the soul of Salolampi. Donating online is very easy using our In 2016, the Salolampi website. Go to salolampi.org. From the Foundation paid selections shown, choose Donate Today. Concordia Language An easy-to-complete form asks for the Villages $64,450 amount of your donation and if it is one in Automatic and Early time or recurring. You then can choose Registration scholarship to use PayPal or a major credit card to support for the villagers. make the donation. The next screen will This support reduced give you an opportunity to make your the Automatic and Early donation a memorial, if you wish. After Registration tuitions by you have completed your donation, you 30 percent. will see a Thank You message. We receive funds from AmazonSmile, when you select Salolampi Foundation as your choice of charity. Check it out. Also, those of you who have Thrivent Choice Dollars may now designate Salolampi Foundation as the recipient. Another way to donate is by designating Salolampi Foundation as the recipient of your minimum required distribution from an IRA. With the recent changes in regulations, this may be a very good way for you to lessen your tax bill. Check with your financial planner or IRA administrator on this option. Again, thank you for your help in carrying out this mission of providing scholarships to all who want to come to Salolampi.

Scholarships

How to Apply

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Sessions

Amount

First-Time (1-Week Villagers) 1-Week

$100

Automatic ($1,000 reserve for scholarships)

Upper Peninsula (youth from 497, 498, 499 zip codes)

1-Week 2-Week 4-Week

$150 $250 $450

Automatic ($2,000 reserve for scholarships)

Travel Scholarship (A) E, W, & S coast states plus AL, AZ, NM, HI (B) All other states except MN, ND, SD, IA, WI

2-Week or 4-Week

(A) $125 (B) $75

Automatic ($2,000 reserve for scholarships)

Finnish-American Cultural Activities (FACA) 1-Week $200 Twin Cities 2-Week $300 (children or relatives of a FACA member)

Request information/application from Kathleen Jackson – 3225 Century Ave. S., Woodbury, MN 55125; 651-739-3102.

April 1, 2017

Needs Based All Varies • Concordia Language Villages* • Kipinä Kerho (Finn Spark)—$2,000 total (prefer Washington DC-Baltimore area)

* Assistance primarily based on financial need, also taking into account multiple members of an immediate family. Contact CLV at 800-222-4750, ext. 808 for info.

Application Deadline February 28, 2017

Information for ALL Needs-Based Scholarships is available from Concordia Language Villages at 800-222-4750, ext. 4; or go to concordialanguagevillages.org and connect to Needs-Based page for information and application.

Lauri Saukko’s “Year” Books (Opi I and Opi II)

2017 Adult Week Registration Rates Reduced! The Concordia Language Villages has revised Adult Week registration rates for 2017. The original total rate of $925 has been reduced to $825 and the tuition for seniors (age 65+) and college students has been reduced from $850 to $750. The three Salolampi Foundation scholarships available to 2017 Salolampi Adult Week villagers will continue as reported in 2016. Those who register as a FIRST TIME villager will be eligible for a $50 discount. An EARLY discount of $50 is also available to all who register before April 1 for the May Adult session and to those who register before July 1 for the September Adult Week. An Adult Week villager traveling more than 500 miles is eligible for a $50 travel scholarship. The scholarships encourage new and returning villagers. Each session continues to attract villagers from near and far for a week that bonds friendships and greater appreciation of the language and culture.

COLLEGE STUDENTS INTERESTED IN FINNISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE College and university students may apply for scholarships at a 50% reduced rate for these 2017 Salolampi sessions: Spring Adult Week – May 21–27 Family Week – June 12–17 Fall Adult Week – September 11–17 Visit salolampi.org for application and registration info.

Each Opi book contains 52 weeks of useful exploration in colloquial Finnish. Every practice includes an English translation on the same page, offering an immediate opportunity to read and understand Finnish in both form and function! For orders, contact: opibooks@salolampi.org.

Learners, challenge your understanding of these examples: Oletpa vielä nuori. Sinä tanssit oikein hyvin. Kesällä tehdiin joskus vihtoja koivunoksista.

(See translations under the Salolampi Sampo story at the bottom of the Sanomat Memorials panel.)

SALOLAMPI DAY CAMP –

A PERFECT TIME FOR A FAMILY VACATION Consider a family vacation in the lake 2017 Adventure Day Camp Dates country near Bemidji next summer while your June 20–24 child or children enjoy June 27–July 1 a new experience at a July 11–15 Salolampi Adventure Day Camp. While the children spend several days at the Salolampi Finnish Language Village, parents are free to spend time in the beautiful area. Visit www.salolampi.org and www.concordialanguagevillages.org to find registration information.

…Salolampi is very fun because [it’s] a fully immersive camp that helps villagers understand the Finnish culture and language. I am grateful for the opportunity. – Aleksanteri (villager)


Salolampi Foundation Contributions August 27, 2016 – February 3, 2017

I have been going to Salolampi for 6 years (including Family Fun Weekend). I usually go to family week in the summer with my grandmother. I absolutely love going to Salolampi. I love everything about it. Thank you very much for the scholarship. – Maeve, 9 years old

Scholarships in 2017

The following contributors added to their past scholarship contributions or gave first time gifts to the Salolampi Foundation during the past 5 months. If you have lost record of your total gifts, please contact info@salolampi.org.

Platina ($2,000+)

Ernest Banttari

($10,000+)

Bob & Grace Kuphal, Livonia, MI Eeva Savolainen, St. Paul, MN

($5,000 – $9,999)

Helmi Banttari

[NAMES REMOVED WITH RESPECT FOR PRIVACY]

Pronssi ($100 - $499)

[NAMES REMOVED WITH RESPECT FOR PRIVACY]

Bob & Grace Kuphal, Livonia, MI

[NAMES REMOVED WITH RESPECT FOR PRIVACY]

Frances Benson

David & Barbara Brierley, Norwood, MA

Viola Brown

[NAMES REMOVED WITH RESPECT FOR PRIVACY]

Arlene Putikka Tucker, Hermantown, MN

($3,000 – $3,999)

Ruthann Rintala & Adrian Swanson, Minneapolis, MN

Roseanne Engle Swanson

Hopea ($500 - $999) [NAMES REMOVED WITH RESPECT FOR PRIVACY]

Rauta (to $100)

Toini Eskola DeMerce

[NAMES REMOVED WITH RESPECT FOR PRIVACY]

Ruth Stevenson, Chaska, MN

Mark Gibson

Eila Isaacson, Virginia, MN

Reverend Omar Halme

Michael & Susan Feldman, Las Vegas, NV

Saimi Halme

Michael & Susan Feldman, Las Vegas, NV

Irja Hanson

Garith & Marjorie Kangas, Madison, WI

Oiva Richard Harju

Colorado Chapter Finlandia Foundation, Littleton, CO Nancy Harju, Golden, CO

($2,000 – $2,999)

[NAMES REMOVED WITH RESPECT FOR PRIVACY]

George & Miriam Hendrickson Duane Hendrickson, Phoenix, AZ

Miriam Hendrickson

Cheryl Lowery, Menomonie, WI Carol Liimatta Smith, Colorado Springs, CO

Nina Hepokoski

MEMORIALS & HONORS

Sept. 15, 2016 – Feb. 3, 2017

Kulta ($1,000 – $1,999) [NAMES REMOVED WITH RESPECT FOR PRIVACY]

Leonard Hill

Linda Mehle School, Oakdale, MN

Reino Hill

Kelly Robinson, Duluth, MN

The following memorials & honors were received during the past 4 1/2 months.

Kathy Hill Chambless

In Memory of…

H. Eugene Karjala

Raimo Anttila

Kelly Robinson, Duluth, MN

Josephine Jonas Maki Joan & John Enger, Powell, WY Diane Cavosie, Morrison, IL

Colorado Chapter Finlandia Foundation, Littleton, CO

Rev. Robert Karjala

Ray Avikainen

Bernard Karne

Kelly Robinson, Duluth, MN

What is the Salolampi Sampo? The Salolampi Sampo Endowment Fund was established by the Foundation to provide continuous scholarship support for the future life of Salolampi.

CONNECT! SALOLAMPI ENDOWMENT FUND • SALOLAMPI HERITAGE SOCIETY • email: info@salolampi.org • or write to the Salolampi Foundation

Henry Hepokoski, Menahga, MN

Imogene Karjala, Galva, IL

Salolampi Foundation and CLV automatic youth scholarships plus early-bird registration reduce the net cost for highlighted sessions below by 30 percent. For additional savings, check other scholarships on these pages or visit the Salolampi website salolampi.org and the CLV website concordialanguagevillages.org.

Leon Keranen

Genevieve Keranen, Ottertail, MN

Armi Koskinen Nelson

Elaine Bimberg Huotari Adam Brierley

[NAMES REMOVED WITH RESPECT FOR PRIVACY]

Genevieve Keranen, Ottertail, MN

Ages Dates Session (number) CLV Tuition

Hillja Kraft & Carl Rydholm Roger Mattson

Lillian Mattem Boman

Barbara Klabunde, Milwaukee, WI

Wayne Mikkola

Michael Erbes, San Carlos, CA Kathy Mannila Jackson, St. Paul, MN Cindy Morningstar, Hugo, MN John Peters, Milwaukee, WI

Michael John Mowers

Patrick Mowers, Sturgeon Bay, WI

Robert & Barbara Nelson

Eric Daniel Nelson, Minneapolis, MN

Leo Nevala

Ivy Nevala, Cedar Grove, WI

Dave Pickett

Kelly Robinson, Duluth, MN

Jack Rajala

Salolampi Foundation Automatic Scholarship

CLV Finnish Scholarship

Early-Bird Discount

Kenneth & Frances Lahti, Eveleth, MN Sandra Stephenson Nys, Hermantown, MN Kenneth & Karen Tervola, New York Mills, MN Arlene Putikka Tucker, Hermantown, MN

Helvi Savola

Pat Savola Gohs, Twin Lakes, WI

Net Cost

(before 4/1/16)

0-18 June 12-17 Family Week—child (IB15) $560 $215 $50 $50 Adult June 12-17 Family Week—adult (IB19) $690 $55 7-11 June 19-24 One-Week Youth Exploration (IB21) $960 $240 $25 $50 June 26- 7-11 One-Week Youth Exploration (IB31) $960 $240 $25 $50 July 1 12-18 One-Week Youth Exploration and July 3-8 $960 $240 $25 $50 Int’l Day (IB48) 7-12 July 10-15 One-Week Youth Exploration (IB51) $960 $240 $25 $50 8-15 June 19- Two-Week Youth Immersion (IB22) $2,060 $520 $50 $100 July 1 12-18 Two-Week Youth Immersion and July 3-15 $2,060 $520 $50 $100 Int’l Day (IB42) Grades June 19- Four-Week High School Credit (IB24) $4,510 $1,155 $100 $200 9-12 July 15

Karen Mattson, Duluth, MN

$245* (save $315)

$635* (save $55)

$645 (save $315)

$645 (save $315)

$645 (save $315)

$645 (save $315)

$1,390 (save $670)

$1,390 (save $670)

$3,055 (save $1,455)

6-11

June 20-24

Adventure Day Camp (IB02DC)

$245

$245

Dale & Betty Sola, Duluth, MN

6-11

June 27-July 1

Adventure Day Camp (IB03DC)

$245

$245

Richard Sulo Stevenson

6-11

July 11-15

Adventure Day Camp (IB04DC)

$245

$245

Victor & Esther Sola

The Many Friends of Richard Ruth Stevenson, Chaska, MN

*Plus a $50 Allie Luoma Family Week Scholarship will be awarded to each person attending Family Week.

Urho & Sylvia Wiik

David & Barbara Brierley, Norwood, MA

Scholarship Appeal Report

In Honor of… Lila Koivisto

Matti & Tuula Laukkanen, Reseda, CA

The Rahkolas Seija Stratton, Shoreview, MN

Larry Saukko Anonymous, WI

Mary Karne, Oakland, CA

In the Kalevala Finnish epic, the Sampo is a magical mill that supplies its owner with all of life’s needs. In that spirit, the Salolampi endowment will grow to provide the continuation of the Salolampi Finnish Language Village. Remember Salolampi in your will or estate plan so that future generations may learn about the Finnish language and the noble history and culture. The Sampo endowments are managed by either Palmquist Wealth Management, Burnsville, MN or the Infaith Community Foundation, Minneapolis, MN. Visit salolampi.org for information. Use the enclosed donor envelope as an opportunity to contact the Salolampi Foundation. Kiitos!

Translations from Opi story (in Additional 2017 Salolampi Summer Program Scholarships panel)… You are still young. • You dance very well. • In the summer sauna whisks were sometimes made from birch branches.

With the wonderful increase in attendance at Salolampi, raising the funds to continue the level of scholarship support is more important than ever before. The Scholarship Appeal Phonathon held last September raised over $31,000 which is a great start to funding our scholarships for this coming summer. We thank each and every one of our generous donors. We also thank the many organizations that participate in our Partner program. A big Kiitos goes out to Finlandia Foundation National for its wonderful support. We are reaching out to 1,500 people on our mailing list by “snail mail” to see if this is an effective way to increase our donors. We have lost a number of folks from that mailing list because we were not made aware that they moved. If you move, please let us know your new address so that we can continue to send the Sanomat to you.

Many Ways to Make a Donation You may contribute to the Scholarship Appeal at any time of the year. The envelope in your Sanomat is a handy way to mail in a contribution. It is especially handy for sending a memorial gift, which

ADULT SPRING & FALL WEEKS – FAMILY FUN WEEKEND email: swilliams@cord.edu or call 800-450-2214

SALOLAMPI SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS email: info@salolampi.org or write Salolampi Foundation or visit www.salolampi.org

Additional 2017 Salolampi Summer Program Scholarships

SCHEDULE, FEES, and SCHOLARSHIPS

Katrine Keranen Savoie

Louise Larsen, Fort Wayne, IN

Vergene Ollila Routhe, Edina, MN

($4,000 – $4,999)

Pohjolaisen Maja #25 Knights Of Kaleva, Virginia, MN

Elvi Bankey, Edina, MN

YOUTH SUMMER SESSIONS – FAMILY WEEK – ADVENTURE DAY CAMPS www.salolampi.org or www.concordialanguagevillages.org, find Finnish or call 800-222-4750

2017 CLV/Salolampi Youth Residential Summer Session

Marley Kendall

John & Silja-Riitta Burton, Evergreen, CO

CONNECT! 2017 REGISTRATION

is an excellent way to honor the memory of a person and help the Foundation to support Finnish language and culture—the soul of Salolampi. Donating online is very easy using our In 2016, the Salolampi website. Go to salolampi.org. From the Foundation paid selections shown, choose Donate Today. Concordia Language An easy-to-complete form asks for the Villages $64,450 amount of your donation and if it is one in Automatic and Early time or recurring. You then can choose Registration scholarship to use PayPal or a major credit card to support for the villagers. make the donation. The next screen will This support reduced give you an opportunity to make your the Automatic and Early donation a memorial, if you wish. After Registration tuitions by you have completed your donation, you 30 percent. will see a Thank You message. We receive funds from AmazonSmile, when you select Salolampi Foundation as your choice of charity. Check it out. Also, those of you who have Thrivent Choice Dollars may now designate Salolampi Foundation as the recipient. Another way to donate is by designating Salolampi Foundation as the recipient of your minimum required distribution from an IRA. With the recent changes in regulations, this may be a very good way for you to lessen your tax bill. Check with your financial planner or IRA administrator on this option. Again, thank you for your help in carrying out this mission of providing scholarships to all who want to come to Salolampi.

Scholarships

How to Apply

Deadline

Sessions

Amount

First-Time (1-Week Villagers) 1-Week

$100

Automatic ($1,000 reserve for scholarships)

Upper Peninsula (youth from 497, 498, 499 zip codes)

1-Week 2-Week 4-Week

$150 $250 $450

Automatic ($2,000 reserve for scholarships)

Travel Scholarship (A) E, W, & S coast states plus AL, AZ, NM, HI (B) All other states except MN, ND, SD, IA, WI

2-Week or 4-Week

(A) $125 (B) $75

Automatic ($2,000 reserve for scholarships)

Finnish-American Cultural Activities (FACA) 1-Week $200 Twin Cities 2-Week $300 (children or relatives of a FACA member)

Request information/application from Kathleen Jackson – 3225 Century Ave. S., Woodbury, MN 55125; 651-739-3102.

April 1, 2017

Needs Based All Varies • Concordia Language Villages* • Kipinä Kerho (Finn Spark)—$2,000 total (prefer Washington DC-Baltimore area)

* Assistance primarily based on financial need, also taking into account multiple members of an immediate family. Contact CLV at 800-222-4750, ext. 808 for info.

Application Deadline February 28, 2017

Information for ALL Needs-Based Scholarships is available from Concordia Language Villages at 800-222-4750, ext. 4; or go to concordialanguagevillages.org and connect to Needs-Based page for information and application.

Lauri Saukko’s “Year” Books (Opi I and Opi II)

2017 Adult Week Registration Rates Reduced! The Concordia Language Villages has revised Adult Week registration rates for 2017. The original total rate of $925 has been reduced to $825 and the tuition for seniors (age 65+) and college students has been reduced from $850 to $750. The three Salolampi Foundation scholarships available to 2017 Salolampi Adult Week villagers will continue as reported in 2016. Those who register as a FIRST TIME villager will be eligible for a $50 discount. An EARLY discount of $50 is also available to all who register before April 1 for the May Adult session and to those who register before July 1 for the September Adult Week. An Adult Week villager traveling more than 500 miles is eligible for a $50 travel scholarship. The scholarships encourage new and returning villagers. Each session continues to attract villagers from near and far for a week that bonds friendships and greater appreciation of the language and culture.

COLLEGE STUDENTS INTERESTED IN FINNISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE College and university students may apply for scholarships at a 50% reduced rate for these 2017 Salolampi sessions: Spring Adult Week – May 21–27 Family Week – June 12–17 Fall Adult Week – September 11–17 Visit salolampi.org for application and registration info.

Each Opi book contains 52 weeks of useful exploration in colloquial Finnish. Every practice includes an English translation on the same page, offering an immediate opportunity to read and understand Finnish in both form and function! For orders, contact: opibooks@salolampi.org.

Learners, challenge your understanding of these examples: Oletpa vielä nuori. Sinä tanssit oikein hyvin. Kesällä tehdiin joskus vihtoja koivunoksista.

(See translations under the Salolampi Sampo story at the bottom of the Sanomat Memorials panel.)

SALOLAMPI DAY CAMP –

A PERFECT TIME FOR A FAMILY VACATION Consider a family vacation in the lake 2017 Adventure Day Camp Dates country near Bemidji next summer while your June 20–24 child or children enjoy June 27–July 1 a new experience at a July 11–15 Salolampi Adventure Day Camp. While the children spend several days at the Salolampi Finnish Language Village, parents are free to spend time in the beautiful area. Visit www.salolampi.org and www.concordialanguagevillages.org to find registration information.

…Salolampi is very fun because [it’s] a fully immersive camp that helps villagers understand the Finnish culture and language. I am grateful for the opportunity. – Aleksanteri (villager)


Salolampi Foundation Contributions August 27, 2016 – February 3, 2017

I have been going to Salolampi for 6 years (including Family Fun Weekend). I usually go to family week in the summer with my grandmother. I absolutely love going to Salolampi. I love everything about it. Thank you very much for the scholarship. – Maeve, 9 years old

Scholarships in 2017

The following contributors added to their past scholarship contributions or gave first time gifts to the Salolampi Foundation during the past 5 months. If you have lost record of your total gifts, please contact info@salolampi.org.

Platina ($2,000+)

Ernest Banttari

($10,000+)

Bob & Grace Kuphal, Livonia, MI Eeva Savolainen, St. Paul, MN

($5,000 – $9,999)

Helmi Banttari

[NAMES REMOVED WITH RESPECT FOR PRIVACY]

Pronssi ($100 - $499)

[NAMES REMOVED WITH RESPECT FOR PRIVACY]

Bob & Grace Kuphal, Livonia, MI

[NAMES REMOVED WITH RESPECT FOR PRIVACY]

Frances Benson

David & Barbara Brierley, Norwood, MA

Viola Brown

[NAMES REMOVED WITH RESPECT FOR PRIVACY]

Arlene Putikka Tucker, Hermantown, MN

($3,000 – $3,999)

Ruthann Rintala & Adrian Swanson, Minneapolis, MN

Roseanne Engle Swanson

Hopea ($500 - $999) [NAMES REMOVED WITH RESPECT FOR PRIVACY]

Rauta (to $100)

Toini Eskola DeMerce

[NAMES REMOVED WITH RESPECT FOR PRIVACY]

Ruth Stevenson, Chaska, MN

Mark Gibson

Eila Isaacson, Virginia, MN

Reverend Omar Halme

Michael & Susan Feldman, Las Vegas, NV

Saimi Halme

Michael & Susan Feldman, Las Vegas, NV

Irja Hanson

Garith & Marjorie Kangas, Madison, WI

Oiva Richard Harju

Colorado Chapter Finlandia Foundation, Littleton, CO Nancy Harju, Golden, CO

($2,000 – $2,999)

[NAMES REMOVED WITH RESPECT FOR PRIVACY]

George & Miriam Hendrickson Duane Hendrickson, Phoenix, AZ

Miriam Hendrickson

Cheryl Lowery, Menomonie, WI Carol Liimatta Smith, Colorado Springs, CO

Nina Hepokoski

MEMORIALS & HONORS

Sept. 15, 2016 – Feb. 3, 2017

Kulta ($1,000 – $1,999) [NAMES REMOVED WITH RESPECT FOR PRIVACY]

Leonard Hill

Linda Mehle School, Oakdale, MN

Reino Hill

Kelly Robinson, Duluth, MN

The following memorials & honors were received during the past 4 1/2 months.

Kathy Hill Chambless

In Memory of…

H. Eugene Karjala

Raimo Anttila

Kelly Robinson, Duluth, MN

Josephine Jonas Maki Joan & John Enger, Powell, WY Diane Cavosie, Morrison, IL

Colorado Chapter Finlandia Foundation, Littleton, CO

Rev. Robert Karjala

Ray Avikainen

Bernard Karne

Kelly Robinson, Duluth, MN

What is the Salolampi Sampo? The Salolampi Sampo Endowment Fund was established by the Foundation to provide continuous scholarship support for the future life of Salolampi.

CONNECT! SALOLAMPI ENDOWMENT FUND • SALOLAMPI HERITAGE SOCIETY • email: info@salolampi.org • or write to the Salolampi Foundation

Henry Hepokoski, Menahga, MN

Imogene Karjala, Galva, IL

Salolampi Foundation and CLV automatic youth scholarships plus early-bird registration reduce the net cost for highlighted sessions below by 30 percent. For additional savings, check other scholarships on these pages or visit the Salolampi website salolampi.org and the CLV website concordialanguagevillages.org.

Leon Keranen

Genevieve Keranen, Ottertail, MN

Armi Koskinen Nelson

Elaine Bimberg Huotari Adam Brierley

[NAMES REMOVED WITH RESPECT FOR PRIVACY]

Genevieve Keranen, Ottertail, MN

Ages Dates Session (number) CLV Tuition

Hillja Kraft & Carl Rydholm Roger Mattson

Lillian Mattem Boman

Barbara Klabunde, Milwaukee, WI

Wayne Mikkola

Michael Erbes, San Carlos, CA Kathy Mannila Jackson, St. Paul, MN Cindy Morningstar, Hugo, MN John Peters, Milwaukee, WI

Michael John Mowers

Patrick Mowers, Sturgeon Bay, WI

Robert & Barbara Nelson

Eric Daniel Nelson, Minneapolis, MN

Leo Nevala

Ivy Nevala, Cedar Grove, WI

Dave Pickett

Kelly Robinson, Duluth, MN

Jack Rajala

Salolampi Foundation Automatic Scholarship

CLV Finnish Scholarship

Early-Bird Discount

Kenneth & Frances Lahti, Eveleth, MN Sandra Stephenson Nys, Hermantown, MN Kenneth & Karen Tervola, New York Mills, MN Arlene Putikka Tucker, Hermantown, MN

Helvi Savola

Pat Savola Gohs, Twin Lakes, WI

Net Cost

(before 4/1/16)

0-18 June 12-17 Family Week—child (IB15) $560 $215 $50 $50 Adult June 12-17 Family Week—adult (IB19) $690 $55 7-11 June 19-24 One-Week Youth Exploration (IB21) $960 $240 $25 $50 June 26- 7-11 One-Week Youth Exploration (IB31) $960 $240 $25 $50 July 1 12-18 One-Week Youth Exploration and July 3-8 $960 $240 $25 $50 Int’l Day (IB48) 7-12 July 10-15 One-Week Youth Exploration (IB51) $960 $240 $25 $50 8-15 June 19- Two-Week Youth Immersion (IB22) $2,060 $520 $50 $100 July 1 12-18 Two-Week Youth Immersion and July 3-15 $2,060 $520 $50 $100 Int’l Day (IB42) Grades June 19- Four-Week High School Credit (IB24) $4,510 $1,155 $100 $200 9-12 July 15

Karen Mattson, Duluth, MN

$245* (save $315)

$635* (save $55)

$645 (save $315)

$645 (save $315)

$645 (save $315)

$645 (save $315)

$1,390 (save $670)

$1,390 (save $670)

$3,055 (save $1,455)

6-11

June 20-24

Adventure Day Camp (IB02DC)

$245

$245

Dale & Betty Sola, Duluth, MN

6-11

June 27-July 1

Adventure Day Camp (IB03DC)

$245

$245

Richard Sulo Stevenson

6-11

July 11-15

Adventure Day Camp (IB04DC)

$245

$245

Victor & Esther Sola

The Many Friends of Richard Ruth Stevenson, Chaska, MN

*Plus a $50 Allie Luoma Family Week Scholarship will be awarded to each person attending Family Week.

Urho & Sylvia Wiik

David & Barbara Brierley, Norwood, MA

Scholarship Appeal Report

In Honor of… Lila Koivisto

Matti & Tuula Laukkanen, Reseda, CA

The Rahkolas Seija Stratton, Shoreview, MN

Larry Saukko Anonymous, WI

Mary Karne, Oakland, CA

In the Kalevala Finnish epic, the Sampo is a magical mill that supplies its owner with all of life’s needs. In that spirit, the Salolampi endowment will grow to provide the continuation of the Salolampi Finnish Language Village. Remember Salolampi in your will or estate plan so that future generations may learn about the Finnish language and the noble history and culture. The Sampo endowments are managed by either Palmquist Wealth Management, Burnsville, MN or the Infaith Community Foundation, Minneapolis, MN. Visit salolampi.org for information. Use the enclosed donor envelope as an opportunity to contact the Salolampi Foundation. Kiitos!

Translations from Opi story (in Additional 2017 Salolampi Summer Program Scholarships panel)… You are still young. • You dance very well. • In the summer sauna whisks were sometimes made from birch branches.

With the wonderful increase in attendance at Salolampi, raising the funds to continue the level of scholarship support is more important than ever before. The Scholarship Appeal Phonathon held last September raised over $31,000 which is a great start to funding our scholarships for this coming summer. We thank each and every one of our generous donors. We also thank the many organizations that participate in our Partner program. A big Kiitos goes out to Finlandia Foundation National for its wonderful support. We are reaching out to 1,500 people on our mailing list by “snail mail” to see if this is an effective way to increase our donors. We have lost a number of folks from that mailing list because we were not made aware that they moved. If you move, please let us know your new address so that we can continue to send the Sanomat to you.

Many Ways to Make a Donation You may contribute to the Scholarship Appeal at any time of the year. The envelope in your Sanomat is a handy way to mail in a contribution. It is especially handy for sending a memorial gift, which

ADULT SPRING & FALL WEEKS – FAMILY FUN WEEKEND email: swilliams@cord.edu or call 800-450-2214

SALOLAMPI SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS email: info@salolampi.org or write Salolampi Foundation or visit www.salolampi.org

Additional 2017 Salolampi Summer Program Scholarships

SCHEDULE, FEES, and SCHOLARSHIPS

Katrine Keranen Savoie

Louise Larsen, Fort Wayne, IN

Vergene Ollila Routhe, Edina, MN

($4,000 – $4,999)

Pohjolaisen Maja #25 Knights Of Kaleva, Virginia, MN

Elvi Bankey, Edina, MN

YOUTH SUMMER SESSIONS – FAMILY WEEK – ADVENTURE DAY CAMPS www.salolampi.org or www.concordialanguagevillages.org, find Finnish or call 800-222-4750

2017 CLV/Salolampi Youth Residential Summer Session

Marley Kendall

John & Silja-Riitta Burton, Evergreen, CO

CONNECT! 2017 REGISTRATION

is an excellent way to honor the memory of a person and help the Foundation to support Finnish language and culture—the soul of Salolampi. Donating online is very easy using our In 2016, the Salolampi website. Go to salolampi.org. From the Foundation paid selections shown, choose Donate Today. Concordia Language An easy-to-complete form asks for the Villages $64,450 amount of your donation and if it is one in Automatic and Early time or recurring. You then can choose Registration scholarship to use PayPal or a major credit card to support for the villagers. make the donation. The next screen will This support reduced give you an opportunity to make your the Automatic and Early donation a memorial, if you wish. After Registration tuitions by you have completed your donation, you 30 percent. will see a Thank You message. We receive funds from AmazonSmile, when you select Salolampi Foundation as your choice of charity. Check it out. Also, those of you who have Thrivent Choice Dollars may now designate Salolampi Foundation as the recipient. Another way to donate is by designating Salolampi Foundation as the recipient of your minimum required distribution from an IRA. With the recent changes in regulations, this may be a very good way for you to lessen your tax bill. Check with your financial planner or IRA administrator on this option. Again, thank you for your help in carrying out this mission of providing scholarships to all who want to come to Salolampi.

Scholarships

How to Apply

Deadline

Sessions

Amount

First-Time (1-Week Villagers) 1-Week

$100

Automatic ($1,000 reserve for scholarships)

Upper Peninsula (youth from 497, 498, 499 zip codes)

1-Week 2-Week 4-Week

$150 $250 $450

Automatic ($2,000 reserve for scholarships)

Travel Scholarship (A) E, W, & S coast states plus AL, AZ, NM, HI (B) All other states except MN, ND, SD, IA, WI

2-Week or 4-Week

(A) $125 (B) $75

Automatic ($2,000 reserve for scholarships)

Finnish-American Cultural Activities (FACA) 1-Week $200 Twin Cities 2-Week $300 (children or relatives of a FACA member)

Request information/application from Kathleen Jackson – 3225 Century Ave. S., Woodbury, MN 55125; 651-739-3102.

April 1, 2017

Needs Based All Varies • Concordia Language Villages* • Kipinä Kerho (Finn Spark)—$2,000 total (prefer Washington DC-Baltimore area)

* Assistance primarily based on financial need, also taking into account multiple members of an immediate family. Contact CLV at 800-222-4750, ext. 808 for info.

Application Deadline February 28, 2017

Information for ALL Needs-Based Scholarships is available from Concordia Language Villages at 800-222-4750, ext. 4; or go to concordialanguagevillages.org and connect to Needs-Based page for information and application.

Lauri Saukko’s “Year” Books (Opi I and Opi II)

2017 Adult Week Registration Rates Reduced! The Concordia Language Villages has revised Adult Week registration rates for 2017. The original total rate of $925 has been reduced to $825 and the tuition for seniors (age 65+) and college students has been reduced from $850 to $750. The three Salolampi Foundation scholarships available to 2017 Salolampi Adult Week villagers will continue as reported in 2016. Those who register as a FIRST TIME villager will be eligible for a $50 discount. An EARLY discount of $50 is also available to all who register before April 1 for the May Adult session and to those who register before July 1 for the September Adult Week. An Adult Week villager traveling more than 500 miles is eligible for a $50 travel scholarship. The scholarships encourage new and returning villagers. Each session continues to attract villagers from near and far for a week that bonds friendships and greater appreciation of the language and culture.

COLLEGE STUDENTS INTERESTED IN FINNISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE College and university students may apply for scholarships at a 50% reduced rate for these 2017 Salolampi sessions: Spring Adult Week – May 21–27 Family Week – June 12–17 Fall Adult Week – September 11–17 Visit salolampi.org for application and registration info.

Each Opi book contains 52 weeks of useful exploration in colloquial Finnish. Every practice includes an English translation on the same page, offering an immediate opportunity to read and understand Finnish in both form and function! For orders, contact: opibooks@salolampi.org.

Learners, challenge your understanding of these examples: Oletpa vielä nuori. Sinä tanssit oikein hyvin. Kesällä tehdiin joskus vihtoja koivunoksista.

(See translations under the Salolampi Sampo story at the bottom of the Sanomat Memorials panel.)

SALOLAMPI DAY CAMP –

A PERFECT TIME FOR A FAMILY VACATION Consider a family vacation in the lake 2017 Adventure Day Camp Dates country near Bemidji next summer while your June 20–24 child or children enjoy June 27–July 1 a new experience at a July 11–15 Salolampi Adventure Day Camp. While the children spend several days at the Salolampi Finnish Language Village, parents are free to spend time in the beautiful area. Visit www.salolampi.org and www.concordialanguagevillages.org to find registration information.

…Salolampi is very fun because [it’s] a fully immersive camp that helps villagers understand the Finnish culture and language. I am grateful for the opportunity. – Aleksanteri (villager)


Salolampi Foundation Contributions August 27, 2016 – February 3, 2017

I have been going to Salolampi for 6 years (including Family Fun Weekend). I usually go to family week in the summer with my grandmother. I absolutely love going to Salolampi. I love everything about it. Thank you very much for the scholarship. – Maeve, 9 years old

Scholarships in 2017

The following contributors added to their past scholarship contributions or gave first time gifts to the Salolampi Foundation during the past 5 months. If you have lost record of your total gifts, please contact info@salolampi.org.

Platina ($2,000+)

Ernest Banttari

($10,000+)

Bob & Grace Kuphal, Livonia, MI Eeva Savolainen, St. Paul, MN

($5,000 – $9,999)

Helmi Banttari

[NAMES REMOVED WITH RESPECT FOR PRIVACY]

Pronssi ($100 - $499)

[NAMES REMOVED WITH RESPECT FOR PRIVACY]

Bob & Grace Kuphal, Livonia, MI

[NAMES REMOVED WITH RESPECT FOR PRIVACY]

Frances Benson

David & Barbara Brierley, Norwood, MA

Viola Brown

[NAMES REMOVED WITH RESPECT FOR PRIVACY]

Arlene Putikka Tucker, Hermantown, MN

($3,000 – $3,999)

Ruthann Rintala & Adrian Swanson, Minneapolis, MN

Roseanne Engle Swanson

Hopea ($500 - $999) [NAMES REMOVED WITH RESPECT FOR PRIVACY]

Rauta (to $100)

Toini Eskola DeMerce

[NAMES REMOVED WITH RESPECT FOR PRIVACY]

Ruth Stevenson, Chaska, MN

Mark Gibson

Eila Isaacson, Virginia, MN

Reverend Omar Halme

Michael & Susan Feldman, Las Vegas, NV

Saimi Halme

Michael & Susan Feldman, Las Vegas, NV

Irja Hanson

Garith & Marjorie Kangas, Madison, WI

Oiva Richard Harju

Colorado Chapter Finlandia Foundation, Littleton, CO Nancy Harju, Golden, CO

($2,000 – $2,999)

[NAMES REMOVED WITH RESPECT FOR PRIVACY]

George & Miriam Hendrickson Duane Hendrickson, Phoenix, AZ

Miriam Hendrickson

Cheryl Lowery, Menomonie, WI Carol Liimatta Smith, Colorado Springs, CO

Nina Hepokoski

MEMORIALS & HONORS

Sept. 15, 2016 – Feb. 3, 2017

Kulta ($1,000 – $1,999) [NAMES REMOVED WITH RESPECT FOR PRIVACY]

Leonard Hill

Linda Mehle School, Oakdale, MN

Reino Hill

Kelly Robinson, Duluth, MN

The following memorials & honors were received during the past 4 1/2 months.

Kathy Hill Chambless

In Memory of…

H. Eugene Karjala

Raimo Anttila

Kelly Robinson, Duluth, MN

Josephine Jonas Maki Joan & John Enger, Powell, WY Diane Cavosie, Morrison, IL

Colorado Chapter Finlandia Foundation, Littleton, CO

Rev. Robert Karjala

Ray Avikainen

Bernard Karne

Kelly Robinson, Duluth, MN

What is the Salolampi Sampo? The Salolampi Sampo Endowment Fund was established by the Foundation to provide continuous scholarship support for the future life of Salolampi.

CONNECT! SALOLAMPI ENDOWMENT FUND • SALOLAMPI HERITAGE SOCIETY • email: info@salolampi.org • or write to the Salolampi Foundation

Henry Hepokoski, Menahga, MN

Imogene Karjala, Galva, IL

Salolampi Foundation and CLV automatic youth scholarships plus early-bird registration reduce the net cost for highlighted sessions below by 30 percent. For additional savings, check other scholarships on these pages or visit the Salolampi website salolampi.org and the CLV website concordialanguagevillages.org.

Leon Keranen

Genevieve Keranen, Ottertail, MN

Armi Koskinen Nelson

Elaine Bimberg Huotari Adam Brierley

[NAMES REMOVED WITH RESPECT FOR PRIVACY]

Genevieve Keranen, Ottertail, MN

Ages Dates Session (number) CLV Tuition

Hillja Kraft & Carl Rydholm Roger Mattson

Lillian Mattem Boman

Barbara Klabunde, Milwaukee, WI

Wayne Mikkola

Michael Erbes, San Carlos, CA Kathy Mannila Jackson, St. Paul, MN Cindy Morningstar, Hugo, MN John Peters, Milwaukee, WI

Michael John Mowers

Patrick Mowers, Sturgeon Bay, WI

Robert & Barbara Nelson

Eric Daniel Nelson, Minneapolis, MN

Leo Nevala

Ivy Nevala, Cedar Grove, WI

Dave Pickett

Kelly Robinson, Duluth, MN

Jack Rajala

Salolampi Foundation Automatic Scholarship

CLV Finnish Scholarship

Early-Bird Discount

Kenneth & Frances Lahti, Eveleth, MN Sandra Stephenson Nys, Hermantown, MN Kenneth & Karen Tervola, New York Mills, MN Arlene Putikka Tucker, Hermantown, MN

Helvi Savola

Pat Savola Gohs, Twin Lakes, WI

Net Cost

(before 4/1/16)

0-18 June 12-17 Family Week—child (IB15) $560 $215 $50 $50 Adult June 12-17 Family Week—adult (IB19) $690 $55 7-11 June 19-24 One-Week Youth Exploration (IB21) $960 $240 $25 $50 June 26- 7-11 One-Week Youth Exploration (IB31) $960 $240 $25 $50 July 1 12-18 One-Week Youth Exploration and July 3-8 $960 $240 $25 $50 Int’l Day (IB48) 7-12 July 10-15 One-Week Youth Exploration (IB51) $960 $240 $25 $50 8-15 June 19- Two-Week Youth Immersion (IB22) $2,060 $520 $50 $100 July 1 12-18 Two-Week Youth Immersion and July 3-15 $2,060 $520 $50 $100 Int’l Day (IB42) Grades June 19- Four-Week High School Credit (IB24) $4,510 $1,155 $100 $200 9-12 July 15

Karen Mattson, Duluth, MN

$245* (save $315)

$635* (save $55)

$645 (save $315)

$645 (save $315)

$645 (save $315)

$645 (save $315)

$1,390 (save $670)

$1,390 (save $670)

$3,055 (save $1,455)

6-11

June 20-24

Adventure Day Camp (IB02DC)

$245

$245

Dale & Betty Sola, Duluth, MN

6-11

June 27-July 1

Adventure Day Camp (IB03DC)

$245

$245

Richard Sulo Stevenson

6-11

July 11-15

Adventure Day Camp (IB04DC)

$245

$245

Victor & Esther Sola

The Many Friends of Richard Ruth Stevenson, Chaska, MN

*Plus a $50 Allie Luoma Family Week Scholarship will be awarded to each person attending Family Week.

Urho & Sylvia Wiik

David & Barbara Brierley, Norwood, MA

Scholarship Appeal Report

In Honor of… Lila Koivisto

Matti & Tuula Laukkanen, Reseda, CA

The Rahkolas Seija Stratton, Shoreview, MN

Larry Saukko Anonymous, WI

Mary Karne, Oakland, CA

In the Kalevala Finnish epic, the Sampo is a magical mill that supplies its owner with all of life’s needs. In that spirit, the Salolampi endowment will grow to provide the continuation of the Salolampi Finnish Language Village. Remember Salolampi in your will or estate plan so that future generations may learn about the Finnish language and the noble history and culture. The Sampo endowments are managed by either Palmquist Wealth Management, Burnsville, MN or the Infaith Community Foundation, Minneapolis, MN. Visit salolampi.org for information. Use the enclosed donor envelope as an opportunity to contact the Salolampi Foundation. Kiitos!

Translations from Opi story (in Additional 2017 Salolampi Summer Program Scholarships panel)… You are still young. • You dance very well. • In the summer sauna whisks were sometimes made from birch branches.

With the wonderful increase in attendance at Salolampi, raising the funds to continue the level of scholarship support is more important than ever before. The Scholarship Appeal Phonathon held last September raised over $31,000 which is a great start to funding our scholarships for this coming summer. We thank each and every one of our generous donors. We also thank the many organizations that participate in our Partner program. A big Kiitos goes out to Finlandia Foundation National for its wonderful support. We are reaching out to 1,500 people on our mailing list by “snail mail” to see if this is an effective way to increase our donors. We have lost a number of folks from that mailing list because we were not made aware that they moved. If you move, please let us know your new address so that we can continue to send the Sanomat to you.

Many Ways to Make a Donation You may contribute to the Scholarship Appeal at any time of the year. The envelope in your Sanomat is a handy way to mail in a contribution. It is especially handy for sending a memorial gift, which

ADULT SPRING & FALL WEEKS – FAMILY FUN WEEKEND email: swilliams@cord.edu or call 800-450-2214

SALOLAMPI SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS email: info@salolampi.org or write Salolampi Foundation or visit www.salolampi.org

Additional 2017 Salolampi Summer Program Scholarships

SCHEDULE, FEES, and SCHOLARSHIPS

Katrine Keranen Savoie

Louise Larsen, Fort Wayne, IN

Vergene Ollila Routhe, Edina, MN

($4,000 – $4,999)

Pohjolaisen Maja #25 Knights Of Kaleva, Virginia, MN

Elvi Bankey, Edina, MN

YOUTH SUMMER SESSIONS – FAMILY WEEK – ADVENTURE DAY CAMPS www.salolampi.org or www.concordialanguagevillages.org, find Finnish or call 800-222-4750

2017 CLV/Salolampi Youth Residential Summer Session

Marley Kendall

John & Silja-Riitta Burton, Evergreen, CO

CONNECT! 2017 REGISTRATION

is an excellent way to honor the memory of a person and help the Foundation to support Finnish language and culture—the soul of Salolampi. Donating online is very easy using our In 2016, the Salolampi website. Go to salolampi.org. From the Foundation paid selections shown, choose Donate Today. Concordia Language An easy-to-complete form asks for the Villages $64,450 amount of your donation and if it is one in Automatic and Early time or recurring. You then can choose Registration scholarship to use PayPal or a major credit card to support for the villagers. make the donation. The next screen will This support reduced give you an opportunity to make your the Automatic and Early donation a memorial, if you wish. After Registration tuitions by you have completed your donation, you 30 percent. will see a Thank You message. We receive funds from AmazonSmile, when you select Salolampi Foundation as your choice of charity. Check it out. Also, those of you who have Thrivent Choice Dollars may now designate Salolampi Foundation as the recipient. Another way to donate is by designating Salolampi Foundation as the recipient of your minimum required distribution from an IRA. With the recent changes in regulations, this may be a very good way for you to lessen your tax bill. Check with your financial planner or IRA administrator on this option. Again, thank you for your help in carrying out this mission of providing scholarships to all who want to come to Salolampi.

Scholarships

How to Apply

Deadline

Sessions

Amount

First-Time (1-Week Villagers) 1-Week

$100

Automatic ($1,000 reserve for scholarships)

Upper Peninsula (youth from 497, 498, 499 zip codes)

1-Week 2-Week 4-Week

$150 $250 $450

Automatic ($2,000 reserve for scholarships)

Travel Scholarship (A) E, W, & S coast states plus AL, AZ, NM, HI (B) All other states except MN, ND, SD, IA, WI

2-Week or 4-Week

(A) $125 (B) $75

Automatic ($2,000 reserve for scholarships)

Finnish-American Cultural Activities (FACA) 1-Week $200 Twin Cities 2-Week $300 (children or relatives of a FACA member)

Request information/application from Kathleen Jackson – 3225 Century Ave. S., Woodbury, MN 55125; 651-739-3102.

April 1, 2017

Needs Based All Varies • Concordia Language Villages* • Kipinä Kerho (Finn Spark)—$2,000 total (prefer Washington DC-Baltimore area)

* Assistance primarily based on financial need, also taking into account multiple members of an immediate family. Contact CLV at 800-222-4750, ext. 808 for info.

Application Deadline February 28, 2017

Information for ALL Needs-Based Scholarships is available from Concordia Language Villages at 800-222-4750, ext. 4; or go to concordialanguagevillages.org and connect to Needs-Based page for information and application.

Lauri Saukko’s “Year” Books (Opi I and Opi II)

2017 Adult Week Registration Rates Reduced! The Concordia Language Villages has revised Adult Week registration rates for 2017. The original total rate of $925 has been reduced to $825 and the tuition for seniors (age 65+) and college students has been reduced from $850 to $750. The three Salolampi Foundation scholarships available to 2017 Salolampi Adult Week villagers will continue as reported in 2016. Those who register as a FIRST TIME villager will be eligible for a $50 discount. An EARLY discount of $50 is also available to all who register before April 1 for the May Adult session and to those who register before July 1 for the September Adult Week. An Adult Week villager traveling more than 500 miles is eligible for a $50 travel scholarship. The scholarships encourage new and returning villagers. Each session continues to attract villagers from near and far for a week that bonds friendships and greater appreciation of the language and culture.

COLLEGE STUDENTS INTERESTED IN FINNISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE College and university students may apply for scholarships at a 50% reduced rate for these 2017 Salolampi sessions: Spring Adult Week – May 21–27 Family Week – June 12–17 Fall Adult Week – September 11–17 Visit salolampi.org for application and registration info.

Each Opi book contains 52 weeks of useful exploration in colloquial Finnish. Every practice includes an English translation on the same page, offering an immediate opportunity to read and understand Finnish in both form and function! For orders, contact: opibooks@salolampi.org.

Learners, challenge your understanding of these examples: Oletpa vielä nuori. Sinä tanssit oikein hyvin. Kesällä tehdiin joskus vihtoja koivunoksista.

(See translations under the Salolampi Sampo story at the bottom of the Sanomat Memorials panel.)

SALOLAMPI DAY CAMP –

A PERFECT TIME FOR A FAMILY VACATION Consider a family vacation in the lake 2017 Adventure Day Camp Dates country near Bemidji next summer while your June 20–24 child or children enjoy June 27–July 1 a new experience at a July 11–15 Salolampi Adventure Day Camp. While the children spend several days at the Salolampi Finnish Language Village, parents are free to spend time in the beautiful area. Visit www.salolampi.org and www.concordialanguagevillages.org to find registration information.

…Salolampi is very fun because [it’s] a fully immersive camp that helps villagers understand the Finnish culture and language. I am grateful for the opportunity. – Aleksanteri (villager)


Salolampi in 2017 John Jussi Hanson Is New Salolampi Foundation President At the Salolampi Foundation board meeting on January 28, 2017, John Hanson succeeded Susan Harstad as President of Salolampi Foundation for a two-year term. John discovered Salolampi late in life and is glad he did. Since he retired, he has attended Adult Week, Family Week, the new Skinny Weekend, and work weekends. John has been a member of the Salolampi Foundation board, working on the Sanomat, scholarship and public relations/publicity committees, and serving as President Elect.

Highlights for Spring & Summer, 2017 NEW “Cultural Weekend” – March 25–26 Make Finnish foods and crafts with us while enjoying a retreat weekend at Salolampi! These new weekend programs (one in the Spring and one in the Fall) were created for everyone, but especially aimed at adults between ages 20–40 who, for various reasons, find it difficult to enroll in a full week of adult programming. This weekend also serves as a bridge for folks who have minimal Finnish language skills, but desire to experience the magic of Salolampi. Many Options for One-Week Sessions There are more One-Week Sessions than ever before. We are committed to making a child’s first Salolampi experience go smoothly! Students balance more summer activities than in the past, so more weeks of exploration help a child find time to attend.

CONNECT!

ADULT SPRING & FALL WEEKS FAMILY FUN WEEKEND email: swilliams@cord.edu or call 800-450-2214

Salolammen Sanomat

PO Box 14480 Minneapolis MN 55414-0480

One of John’s goals as president is to continue to use and explore multiple communication formats to stay in touch with villagers, potential villagers, donors, and others who support Salolampi. John also looks forward to expanding planned giving opportunities, especially taking advantage of tax-free direct contributions from IRA and retirement plans. All of John’s ancestors came from Finland—Kemi, Ii, Poulanka, Kangasniemi, and Mikkeli. John’s son and cousin also enjoy Salolampi—class time, activities, music, crafts, games, kyykkä, and special programs. “It goes without saying,” he concludes, “that the food goes down easily, especially the pulla and rye bread; and we never leave hungry. All of these make for grand experiences, but one tops them all— rantasauna (sauna by the lake). We will celebrate 40 years of Salolampi in 2018 and 100 years of Finland’s Independence this year. We are very grateful.”

Kesämökkipäivä (Summer Cabin Day) – Sunday, June 25, 2–8 PM Join us for a casual familyfriendly day of sauna, swimming, makkara (sausage), and tikkuleipä (bread dough) cooked on the campfire. Efforts are also underway to have a cultural guest presentation. The afternoon/evening event is FREE, so please join us! NEW Nordic Family Week – July 17–22 The Salolampi site will host the first mixed Family Week with Finnish, Swedish, and Norwegian participants. Salolampi, Sjölunden (Swedish Village), and Skogfjorden (Norwegian Village) will have staff members to interact with families of all kinds. This is a perfect way to plan a multi-generational family vacation while experiencing an ancestral or new language and culture. Villagers will be able to participate in a specific language track and participate in full group evening programs that highlight the commonalities between the Nordic nations.

Studies and Sociology and Anthropology and a minor in Spanish. For a semester in 2011, Helvi studied at the University of Tampere and for two years in the Education and Globalization Program at the University of Oulu, where she will soon receive her master’s degree. Helvi says she is grateful to the Salolampi community, which challenged her and encouraged her Finnish pursuits and opened the door to international experiences, interests, and friends. Helvi enjoys making Finnish food, crafting, studying languages, teaching the 0–3 year old group at Minnesotan Suomi-koulu, and serving as the Chief Sustenance Officer of the 612 Sauna Society. We are delighted to welcome Helvi, with her considerable skills, energy, and leadership, to the Salolampi Foundation Board.

…thank you for the kind scholarship (summer 2016). Eerik and Lyydia…look forward to summer 2017 at Salolampi.

– Raija McClelland (parent), Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Spring 2017

committed to sustaining the Finnish language & culture through scholarships & program support at the Salolampi Finnish Language Village – a Concordia Language Village

PLAN NOW!

Welcome to Salolampi 40/ Finland 100! by Amy Iida Tervola Hultberg, Ph.D. Salolampi Dean

SALOLAMPI VILLAGE is located at 10915 Ojutkangastie NE, Bemidji, MN 56601, northeast of Bemidji, Minnesota, on Turtle River Lake, County Hwy 20.

SALOLAMPI FOUNDATION OFFICERS

John Hanson President Elect New Brighton, MN Kaisa Syväoja V President Elect Bemidji, MN Susan Harstad V Past President Mankato. MN Mauno Silpala Treasurer Siren, WI Richard Castro Secretary Winnipeg, MB, Canada

DIRECTORS

Claudia Adkins Tampa, FL Marlene Banttari St. Paul, MN Joanne Bergman St. Paul, MN Sara Ahlgren Bogie V St. Paul, MN Elizabeth Brauer V Cottage Grove, MN Katherine Brauer V Basseterre, St. Kitts, West Indies Ken Daniels Blaine, MN

Linda Warpula Davis Maple Grove, MN Dana Halberg Little Canada, MN Gil Kinnunen West St. Paul, MN Beverly Kallio Kmett Cook, MN Kaarina Kotkavuori St. Paul, MN Donna Kovala Osage, MN Steve Leppälä Hermantown, MN Heidi Marttila-Losure Frederick, SD Larry Saukko Bemidji, MN Ruthann Swanson Minneapolis, MN Paavo Taipale V Lauderdale, MN Aino Wheler Astoria, NY

ADVISORY COMMITTEE Rosanne Wulff Angeli Ironwood, MI Mike Anuta White Bear Township, MN Erikki Daniels V St. Anthony, MN Evelyn Eskeli Minneapolis, MN

Elaine Anuta White Bear Township, MN Ken Lahti Eveleth, MN Claire Seppi Virginia, MN Mark Wirtanen Hibbing, MN

DEAN

Amy Tervola Hultberg New York Mills, MN

Christine Schulze Executive Director, Concordia Language Villages Moorhead, MN Martin Graefe Group Director, CLV Bemidji, MN Ross Dybvig Asst. to the Group Director, CLV Minneapolis, MN Sara Williams Registration Specialist, CLV Adult Weeks Bemidji, MN

Valerie Knuuttila Stockholm, SK, Canada Jim Kurtti Painesdale, MI Crystal Patterson Owensboro, KY Jennifer Porter Espoo, Finland

REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVES Jean Chapman Escanaba, MI Chris Durden Raleigh, NC Dennis Harrington Deland, FL Karen Käkelä Michael Sun Lakes, AZ

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EXOFFICIO CONCORDIA LANGUAGE VILLAGES

REGIONAL DIRECTORS

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Visit and connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

EMERITUS MEMBERS

Mary Ann Gomsi Hibbing, MN Dan Karvonen Crystal, MN Ove Lilja Stillwater, MN Ivy Nevala Cedar Grove, WI Marvin Nevala Amery, WI Arlene Putikka Tucker Hermantown, MN Ed Watts Provo, UT

The Year of Finland really began for me when I had the honor to represent Salolampi in Washington DC at the Finlandia Foundation National meeting in November 2016. This meeting brought all chapters together and provided a forum for sharing past successes, networking with new friends, and planning for robust and collective future. As a place of authentic Finnish language and cultural learning, we were happy to interact with Ambassador Kirsti Kauppi, the Finnish Embassy staff, FFN board members and all the FF members participating. We truly believe Salolampi offers the most authentic experience to begin and to continue Finnish language and cultural acquisition before travel to Finland. Finland 100 Theme: Yhdessä/Together Salolampi will be present and visible in many ways during 2017. We will be out and about networking and marketing our unique language immersion method, partnering with groups such as Finlandia Foundation National and local Finnish-American groups. We were honored to have a presence at Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis in mid-January when Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra performed an all-Finnish program in conjunction with Ambassador Kauppi’s first visit to Minnesota, which ultimately kicked off the American celebration of Finland 100. Salolampi/ CLV is now proudly included on the Finland 100 traveling sauna as one of its official sponsors,

DESIGN

Wendy J. Johnson, Points Of View, Inc. (POV), Orono, MN. POV generously discounts its prices for the Salolalmpi Foundation. The Sanomat is sent to over 6000 Salolampi contacts in the US, Finland, and Canada. V

This icon in the Sanomat represents a former Salolampi youth villager.

Family Week – Adults & Children – Ages 0–18

For details on some of our upcoming events, see “Highlights for Spring & Summer, 2017” on the “Salolampi in 2017” panel of this Sanomat.

CONNECT!

Marlene Banttari & Wendy Johnson, with Joanne Bergman, John Hanson III, and Gil Kinnunen Elizabeth Brauer, Village staff

Time to CELEBRATE! It will be Finland’s 100th and, soon, Salolampi’s 40th Anniversary!

A Truly Authentic Finnish Experience Of course, a visit to the village itself is the most powerful way to experience the charm of Salolampi as you consider which programming option best fits your lifestyle, your child’s lifestyle, or your grandchild’s lifestyle. The time to be involved with Salolampi is now. You will find numerous opportunities to join us as we share the most current news via this issue of the Sanomat, Salolampi.org, Facebook, and Twitter. See you soon!

EDITORS

PHOTOGRAPHY

SALOLAMPI IN 2017

which is making cross-country stops as I write. We also anticipate involvement at FinnFest USA in downtown Minneapolis in September 2017, and perhaps on our Turtle River main site. Collaborating with these organizations and others, help us to continually spread the word about providing authentic Finnish experiences and year-round programming at our world-class facility on Turtle River Lake. We invite you to take in all you can during 2017.

SALOLAMPI FOUNDATION

June 12–17

More options for One-Week Youth Exploration Sessions… One-Week Session – Ages 7–11 June 19–24

One-Week Session – Ages 7–11 June 26–July 1

One-Week Session – Ages 12–18 July 3–8 – Includes Int’l Day

One-Week Session – Ages 7–12 July 10–15

Two-Week Youth Immersion Session – Ages 8–15 June 19–July 1

Two-Week Youth Immersion Session – Ages 12–18 July 3–15 – Includes Int’l Day

Four-Week High School Credit Session – Grades 9–12 June 19–July 15

Adventure Day Camps – Ages 6–11 June 20–24; June 27–July 1; July 11–15

A record number of Finnish American organizations provided scholarships or recognized Salolampi villagers in 2016. The following scholarships were awarded to villagers by partner organizations. Each gift qualified the villager for an additional $150 from the Salolampi Foundation. Finlandia Foundation National – $3,250 (grant) Finnish American Society of the Midwest – $1,700 (grant) Finlandia Foundation Twin Cities – $250 Finlandia Foundation New York Chapter – $100 Finlandia Foundation Florida Chapter – $1,000 Finlandia Foundation South Florida Chapter – $1,000 Finnish Language School of Minnesota – $150 Finnish American Cultural Activities – Twin Cities – $200 Finnish American Cultural Corporation – $150 Finnish American Heritage Society – $300 Finnish Americans & Friends – Hibbing – $200 Finnish American Society of the Midwest – $200 Minnesota Finnish American Historical Society – $800 Kisarit Finnish American Folk Dancers – $500 Knights & Ladies of Kaleva – $200 Ladies of Kaleva – $300 Red River Finns – $50 Tuomi Suomi Club – $200 Wolf Lake Susijärvi Chapter – $600

Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 Work Weekends Last fall, 17 people volunteered to level up the sauna, cut wood, paint, and perform a variety of general tasks that are so important to maintaining the beauty of the Salolampi Village. Volunteers are now needed for the Spring 2017 Work Weekend, May 19–21. Your RSVP is required two weeks prior to reserve room and board. Please email paavo.taipale@salolampi.org for more information.

Adult Week

Spring – May 21–27 Fall – September 11–17

Work Weekend

Spring – May 19–21

NEW! Cultural Weekend

March 25-26 (see story inside this issue)

Juhannus (Midsummer at Salolampi) is Kesämökkipäivä (Summer Cabin Day) Sunday, June 25, 2–8 PM

NEW! Nordic Family Week

July 17–22 (see story inside this issue)

See our social media links for upto-date details on events, including these coming in 2017… (Event info is

also in this Sanomat.)

PO Box 14480, Minneapolis, MN 55414-0480

• NEW! Cultural Weekend – March 25-26

www.salolampi.org

• Kesämökkipäivä (Summer Cabin Day) – Sunday, June 25

email: info@salolampi.org

Salolampi in 2016 Organizations Generously Support Salolampi Villagers

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John also serves on the boards of the Finnish Genealogy Group of Minnesota and the St. Anthony (Salo, Finland) Sister City Association, Inc. He is a member of the Finnish American Cultural Activities, Inc., Finlandia Foundation Twin Cities, and the Cokato Finnish American Historical Society.

Introducing Elizabeth Helvi Brauer, Academic-year Program Leader Salolampi’s new Adult and Family Program director has known and loved the language village since she was just nine years old. Helvi advanced through several one- and two-week sessions and the four-term credit course. Helvi’s responsibilities will include the planning The torch of and implementation of the fall and spring Adult leadership for Weeks and the Finnish Family Fun Weekend. Salolampi’s Adult She brings a remarkable level of enthusiasm and a Week programs has been passed wealth of first-hand experience in programming at to Elizabeth Helvi Salolampi. Helvi is a 2013 graduate of Gustavus Adolphus Brauer. College with a double major in Scandinavian

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• More options for One-week Sessions

• NEW! Nordic Family Week – July 17-22

ADULT WEEK: An All-Inclusive Vacation by Elizabeth Helvi Brauer

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During fall Adult Week 2016, Salolampi hosted nineteen participants from ten different states and provinces. We enjoyed wonderful meals, singing classic and contemporary songs, folk dancing to live music, relaxing in the sauna, and creating hilarious skits. The evenings offered programs such as simulating a popular Finnish game show called BumtsiBum!, engaging with contemporary Finnish films, and not taking ourselves too seriously during wacky Olympics. Salolampi Adult Weeks are the perfect time to join a community of people who are keenly interested in Finnish language and culture. Whether you have grown up speaking Finnish or have sought out opportunities to dive into Finnish language and culture only recently, we welcome you to experience the enrichment, inspiration, and all-around fun that encompass Adult Weeks at Salolampi! Kiitos! 

Students who were recognized by these Finnish American organizations were eligible for a $100 Salolampi Foundation scholarship: • • • • • • •

Finnish American Cultural Organization Finlandia Foundation – South Florida Minnesota Finnish American Historical Society Chapter Lakes Finns – New York American Club of Tucson Thunder Bay Finnish Language Society American Historical Society

A villager needs to submit the necessary form to an organization that indicates an interest in supporting the Partner program. Forms are available at www.salolampi.org. The completed form must be submitted to the Concordia Language Villages by May 1, 2017.

Fall 2016 Adult Week Villagers From 9 U.S. States & Canada FROM WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA: Richard Castro. FROM COLORADO: John and Rudi Rinne. FROM FLORIDA: Claudia Adkins. FROM ILLINOIS: Khurrem Gold. FROM MARYLAND: Ivan Freedman. FROM MICHIGAN: Carol Bocskay. FROM MINNESOTA: Lisa Bah, Maria Brunet, Frank Hanson, John Hanson, Donna Mae Kovala, Robert Pemberton, and Rodney Walli. FROM NEW YORK: Dustin Craven and Richard Winkky. FROM VIRGINIA: Ilona Fleischer and Candace KovacicFleischer. FROM WISCONSIN: Cheryl Lowery.

Reflections of Appreciation, Celebration, & Friendship by Susan Susanna Harstad, V Salolampi Foundation Past President and former Leader of the Adult Program

As Salolampi Foundation President (2015–2016), I learned how much time, effort, and organization it takes for volunteer groups like ours to run smoothly Susan Susanna and harmoniously. Harstad I greatly appreciate Larry Lauri Saukko’s past leadership, Amy Iida Tervola Hultberg’s current leadership as Dean and Elizabeth Helvi Brauer’s future leadership of Salolampi’s programs that have been designed for all ages. This appreciation extends to all counseling and teaching staff who create the unforgettable language and cultural immersion magic for which Salolampi is known. As Salolampi is about to celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2018 and the Salolampi Foundation board’s 40th anniversary in 2019, it’s a great time to reflect. How many thousands of lives have been enriched by a connection to Salolampi, perhaps traveling to Finland and confidently communicating in Finnish? My life has been enriched with many lifelong friendships made at Salolampi. I encourage you all to connect to Salolampi this year and in the years to come by attending programs with your family and friends. Happy Finland 100, everyone. See you at Salolampi!

Visit the Salolampi blog link at concordialanguagevillages.org for more photos and stories from Salolampi.

Salolammen Sanomat  

Spring 2017

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