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Why Salolampi?

CONNECT!

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

SALOLAMPI FOUNDATION

At Salolampi, you’ll enjoy discovering the Finnish culture and language! From the moment a villager arrives, they receive a Finnish passport, select a Finnish name, and begin a new and exciting learning experience.

MEMORIALS & HONORS The following memorials & honors were received…

In Memory of… Ernest Banttari Marian Eliason Foundation, Minneapolis, MN Bob & Grace Kuphal, Livonia, MI

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

As a villager, you’ll find the courage and confidence to explore this new language and culture through new Finnish words and new songs. Ethnic recipes are an introduction to new foods such as pannukkakku and Karjalan piirakat.

November 11, 2017 – December 31, 2017

Creative activities and crafts include: weaving, candle making, acting, dancing, and more. Finnish architecture and two saunas provide an authentic Finnish atmosphere.

A completed village for 25 years, to benefit future generations of villagers

19–99+) & Children (ages 0–18)

Finnish, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish

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

Many sports—including soccer, swimming, canoeing, and hiking with Nordic walking poles.

SALOLAMPI FOUNDATION OFFICERS

Counselors and teachers create a fun environment for learning new words, phrases, history, and traditions.

Bert Johnson Ruth Stevenson, Chaska, MN Rev. Robert Karjala James & Lois Hendrickson, Minnetonka, MN

Why Learn a Language?

Concordia Language Villages emphasizes building a positive, supportive community of learners where anyone—regardless of proficiency—can benefit from cultural immersion programs. Learners with low, medium, or high proficiency benefit from a community of other learners and educators intent on helping them improve their language skills.

Outcomes of a Language Village Experience Confidence: Teachers recognize that students who have participated in a Language Villages program have greater confidence—particularly in spoken language. Community and Connections: In addition to the positive learning community that is a hallmark of Concordia Language Villages programs, alumni are immediately connected to a network of staff and villager alumni across the United States and around the world.

Tiina Watts, the new Director of Salolampi Adult Week Programs

Proficiency: While gains in measurable proficiency depend heavily on many factors (language study, effort, duration of program, background), students of all ages consistently report that they are more than satisfied with their increase in language proficiency after attending Salolampi.

In 2017, Salolampi villagers came from 20 U.S. states, and the 40th anniversary of the Salolampi Finnish Language Village program was celebrated.

July 16–21

Four log buildings at Salolampi originated from the Finnish Honka Rakenne log company.

New friendships are formed when playing games like mölkky (a throwing game) and pesäpallo (Finnish baseball). Special programs celebrate juhannus (midsummer), joulu (Finnish Christmas), and a traditional häät (wedding).

Reino & Evelyn Jokinen David & Barbara Brierley, Norwood, MA

Memorials & Honors continued on reverse side

Family Week – Adults (ages 19–99+) & Children (ages 0–18) June 11–16 Nordic Family Week – Adults (ages

Tulie Hill Ivy Nevala, Cedar Grove, WI

Lillian & Walfred Ollila Shirley Barber, Roseville, MN Joseph & Jean Ollila Rozinka, Cottage Grove, MN

SALOLAMPI IN 2018

(see story inside this issue)

Elma Blomberg, a great lady, supporter of Kisaret & Salolampi Kathy Mannila Jackson, St. Paul, MN

Toni DeMerce Eskola Ruth Stevenson, Chaska, MN

PLAN NOW!

SALOLAMPI

Helmi Banttari Becky Vogsland, New Hope, MN

Marian Eliason Anita Johnson, Burnsville, MN

Spring 2018

Salolammen Sanomat

PO Box 14480 Minneapolis MN 55414-0480

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

DIRECTORS

Marlene Banttari St. Paul, MN Joanne Bergman St. Paul, MN Sara Ahlgren Bogie V St. Paul, MN Elizabeth Brauer V Minneapolis, MN Katherine Brauer V Basseterre, St. Kitts, West Indies Ken Daniels Blaine, MN Linda Warpula Davis Maple Grove, MN Mark Kellaher New Richmond, WI

Gil Kinnunen West St. Paul, MN Phil Kolehmainen Ontonagon, MI Samuel Kopperoinen Helsinki, Finland Kaarina Kotkavuori St. Paul, MN Donna Kovala Osage, MN Eric Maki Hayward, WI Heidi Marttila-Losure Frederick, SD Ruthann Swanson Minneapolis, MN Paavo Taipale V Lauderdale, MN Tiina Watts Provo, UT

REGIONAL DIRECTORS Claudia Adkins Tampa, FL Valerie Knuuttila Stockholm, SK, Canada Jim Kurtti Painesdale, MI Steve Leppälä Hermantown, MN Crystal Patterson Owensboro, KY Jennifer Porter Espoo, Finland Larry Saukko Duluth, MN

ADVISORY COMMITTEE Rosanne Wulff Angeli Ironwood, MI Mike Anuta White Bear Township, MN Erikki Daniels V St. Anthony, MN Evelyn Eskeli Minneapolis, MN Mary Ann Gomsi Hibbing, MN Dan Karvonen Crystal, MN Beverly Kallio Kmett Cook, MN Ove Lilja Stillwater, MN Ivy Nevala Cedar Grove, WI Marvin Nevala Amery, WI Arlene Putikka Tucker Hermantown, MN Ed Watts Provo, UT

HONORARY MEMBERS

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

TO VIEW THE 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, YouTube, and Flickr!

DEAN

Amy Tervola Hultberg New York Mills, MN

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EXOFFICIO Concordia Language Villages (CLV)

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

The first log building, a Honka Rakenne sauna, was donated to Salolampi from the Finland Forever exhibition that took place in 1979 in Minneapolis. The sauna’s pre-prepared and marked logs were reassembled by volunteers on the lakeshore of Turtle River Lake at the future Salolampi site. Two additional cabins, Häme and Pohjanmaa, were built on the site.

One-Week Youth Exploration Sessions Ages 7–11 June 18–23

Ages 7–11

June 25–30

Ages 12–18

July 2–7 – Includes Int’l Day Four log buildings originated from the Finnish Honka Rakenne log company. Cabins are named for Finland states, such as Lappi, Karjala, and Savo. All of the log buildings were assembled by Salolampi volunteers and Concordia Language Village staff. Sauna

Savo

June 18–July 14 – Includes Int’l Day

Hiltunen Tupa Seppi Maja (below)

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.

Four-Week High School Credit Session – Grades 9–12 June 18–July 14 – Includes Int’l Day

Adventure Day Camps – Ages 6–11 June 19–23; June 26–30; July 10–14

(above)

Jyringin Talo is named for the Salolampi Village architect, Jerry Jyring. Seppi Maja and Hiltunen Tupa are named in honor of contributor families. Thanks to current Dean Iida and past Dean Lauri for their years of leadership.

For more information & to register for these sessions, see “Schedule in 2018” inside this issue.

PLAN NOW FOR MORE SESSIONS & EVENTS IN 2018! See next page...

Salolampi continues to be a unique place to welcome and celebrate Finnish culture.

CONNECT!

photography

Wendy J. Johnson, Points Of View, Inc. (POV), Orono, MN. POV generously discounts its prices for the Salolalmpi Foundation.

June 18–30

Four-Week Apprentice Session – Ages 16–18

Marlene Banttari & Wendy Johnson, with Joanne Bergman, John Hanson III, Gil Kinnunen, and Heidi Marttila-Losure

design

Two-Week Youth Immersion Sessions Ages 8–15 July 2–14 – Includes Int’l Day

editors

Village staff

July 9–14

Ages 12–18

Jyringin Talo

Of the 15 Concordia College Language Villages, Salolampi is the only village that has an organized, active foundation composed of loyal volunteers who meet three times per year. Various committees help to determine the direction and future of Salolampi. If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors, please contact us.

Ages 7–12

SALOLAMPI FOUNDATION

PO Box 14480, Minneapolis, MN 55414-0480

www.salolampi.org

email: info@salolampi.org

See our website & social media links for up-to-date details on sessions & events.


2018 Spring/Summer Events & Retreats PLAN NOW!

SALOLAMPI IN 2018 OTHER SESSIONS & EVENTS

Spring Retreat Weekend Finnish Culture, Communications, & Networking – Adults (ages 19–99+) & Children (ages 0–18) on request

(see story at right) April 6–8

Spring & Fall Work Weekends & Alumni Reunions (see story below) Spring – May 18–20 Fall – September 21–23

Spring & Fall Adult Weeks (see story inside this issue) Spring – May 19–25 Fall – September 8–14

Kesämökkipäivä (Summer Cabin Day) 25th Anniversary of the Salolalmpi Village Site & Alumni Reunion (see story at right)

Sunday, June 24, 2–8 PM

Fall Retreat Weekend Finnish Culinary Arts, Woodcraft, & Other Handcraft – Adults (ages 19–99+) & Children (ages 0–18) on request

(see story at right) November 9–11

For information & to register for these sessions & events, contact: swilliams@cord.edu or call 800-450-2214 or 218-586-8600. For more details, visit concordialanguagevillages.org NOTE: For other collaborative programs with all of the Nordic languages, visit concordialanguagevillages.org/adultprograms/detail/nordic-cool-weekends

Spring 2018 Work Weekend & Alumni Reunion It’s Free! Plan now for the Spring Work Weekend/Reunion. Enjoy the sauna, reminisce, and reconnect while beautifying Salolampi. RSVP soon at salolampi.org.

Scholarships in 2018

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.

Sunday, June 24, 2–8 pm

Family activities including sauna, swimming, makkara, tikkuleipä. FREE afternoon/evening, please join us!

Ages Dates Session (number) CLV Tuition

NORDIC FAMILY WEEK

Salolampi hosts Family Week with Finnish, Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish participants who will have Salolampi, Sjolunden, and Skogfjorden staff members during this multi-generational family experience. Enjoy ancestral and new language and culture, language tracks, and evening programs.

SALOLAMPI ADVENTURE DAY CAMP 2018 A perfect time for a family vacation! June 19–23 June 26–30 July 10–14 Consider a family vacation in the lake country near Bemidji this summer while your child or children enjoy a new experience at a Salolampi Adventure Day Camp. Visit salolampi.org and concordialanguagevillages.org to find registration information.

SALOLAMPI RETREAT WEEKENDS This year, enjoy a retreat-like visit to Salolampi with other Finnish culture enthusiasts during a retreat weekend program in April and November. During these weekends, discover Salolampi for the first time or introduce a family or friend to Finnish culture through culture, communication, and networking in the spring; and by focusing on the culinary arts, woodcraft, and other handcrafts in the fall. NOTE: While these weekends are geared towards adults, youth programming for families with children will be available upon request.

Spring Retreat Weekend Culture, Communication, and Networking April 6–8, 2018

This ultimate weekend retreat is designed to either be attended together with friends or singly, to make new connections through common interests. The Salolampi hosts will offer relevant programming options from participant input. Options may include baking/cooking demonstrations, handcrafts/weaving, and/or small wooden projects. Significant time will be dedicated to connections around music, art or handcrafts, games, books and other cultural resources, and the enjoyment of food, coffee, and sauna together. This will be a relaxing weekend creating long-lasting friendships and memories!

Fall Retreat Weekend Culinary Arts, Woodcraft, and Other Handcraft November 9–11, 2018

Join this Fall Retreat Weekend for a cultural immersion in Finnish culinary arts, woodcraft, and other handcraft. You will learn to make Finnish food and crafts at home! We will bake Finnish classics like pulla, Karelian rice pies, and rye bread. We will cook dishes like rutabaga casserole, Nordic grain salad, and Finnish oven pancake. Handcrafts include rag rug loom weaving, basic and more advanced yarn projects, whittling, and holiday favorites. Our saunas provide additional inspiration and reflection time for you.

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

Salolampi Foundation Automatic Scholarship

CLV Finnish Scholarship

Early-Bird Discount

(before 4/1/18)

$215 $50 $50 $50* $55 19–99 June 11-16 Family Week—adult (IB19) $705 $50* 7-11 June 18-23 One-Week Youth Exploration (IB21) $980 $245 $25 $50 7-11 June 25-30 One-Week Youth Exploration (IB31) $980 $245 $25 $50 12-18 One-Week Youth Exploration and July 2-7 $980 $245 $25 $50 International Day (IB48) 7-12 July 9-14 One-Week Youth Exploration (IB51) $980 $245 $25 $50 8-15 June 18-30 Two-Week Youth Immersion (IB22) $2,110 $530 $50 $100 12-18 Two-Week Youth Immersion and July 2-14 $2,110 $530 $50 $100 International Day (IB42) 16-18 June 18– Four-Week Apprentice and $2,530 July 14 International Day (IB26) Grades June 18- Four-Week High School Credit and $4,580 $1,175 $100 $200 9-12 July 14 International Day (IB24) 4-18

June 11-16

Family Week—child (IB15)

$570

(0–3 free)

Net Cost (saving)

$205 (save $365)

$600 (save $105)

$660 (save $320)

$660 (save $320)

$660 (save $320)

$660 (save $320)

$1,430 (save $680)

$2,530 $3,105 (save $1,475)

6-11

June 19-23

Adventure Day Camp (IB02DC)

$250

$250

6-11

June 26–30

Adventure Day Camp (IB03DC)

$250

$250

6-11

July 10-14

Adventure Day Camp (IB05DC)

$250

$250

4-18

19–99 July 16-21 Nordic Family Week—adult (MB69) $705

$215 $50 $50 $50* $55 $50*

$205 (save $365)

$600 (save $105)

*Allie Luoma Family Week Scholarship.

SCHOLARSHIP APPEAL The Scholarship Appeal Co-chairs, Ruthann and Linda, thank all who visited with the many Salolampi volunteers who made the annual Appeal phone call. The solicitations resulted in contributions of $37,406 (received to date). Other contributions at many levels have been received, topped by a sizeable IRA rollover as reported in John Hanson’s story in this issue of the Sanomat. A host of out-of-town callers generously give of their time and long distance expenses to add to the effort. The visit with a familiar voice adds pleasure to a call. Memorials in remembrance of family and friends also bring a generous addition to the contributions total each year. A gift honoring the 100th birthday of the editor’s cousin was a pleasant surprise. Salolampi Foundation scholarships will continue to bring more villagers each summer. KIITOS!

COLLEGE STUDENTS INTERESTED IN FINNISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE College and university students may apply for scholarships at a 50 percent reduced rate for these 2018 Salolampi sessions: Spring Adult Week – May 19–25 Fall Adult Week – September 8–14 Family Fun Weekend – February 16–18, 2019 Visit salolampi.org for application and registration info.

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

MEMORIALS & HONORS

Scholarships

How to Apply

Deadline

(continued from other side)

Oiva “Vic” Pakka Colorado Chapter Finlandia Foundation, Littleton, CO

Sessions

Amount

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

$100

Automatic ($1,000 reserve for scholarships)

Ellen Palmquist Imogene Karjala, Galva, IL

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

1-Week 2-Week 4-Week

$150 $250 $450

Automatic ($2,000 reserve for scholarships)

Richard Soulo Stevenson Len C. & Mary Hill Beavis, Albuquerque, NM

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)

Urho & Sylvia Wiik Perry & Susan Spohn, DeKalb, IL

Finnish-American Cultural Activities (FACA) 1-Week $100 Twin Cities 2-Week $200 (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, 2018

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

Call 800-222-4750, ext. 4; or go to concordialanguagevillages.org and February 28, 2018 connect to Needs-Based page for information and application.

Karen Yoki Bob & Grace Kuphal, Livonia, MI

In Honor of… Steve Leppälä Helen McMahon, Arlington, VA Larry Saukko JoAnn Tiedemann, Madison, WI

$1,430 (save $680)

$570 July 16-21 Nordic Family Week—child (MB65) (0–3 free)

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

2018 Salolampi Summer Program Scholarships Summary

SCHEDULE, FEES, and SCHOLARSHIPS

KESÄMÖKKIPÄIVÄ (Summer Cabin Day)

Adults 19–99, $705; Children 4–18, $570 (Register as Finnish)

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

2018 CLV/Salolampi Youth Residential Summer Session

2018 SPRING & SUMMER EVENTS

July 16–21

CONNECT! 2018 REGISTRATION

SCHOLARSHIPS & DONATIONS By John Jussi Hanson, President

We began the year with a small reunion get-together at Norway House on January 27, 2018. Villagers, counselors, and guests arrived from many generations past and present, from as far away as Seattle. 25-year counselor, Taavetti brought his nimilappu that he made in 1981. Susanna played her kitara as we sang Salolampi songs and shared potluck treats. Earlier that day, at our annual meeting, discussions centered on scholarships, attendance, and donations. Salolampi village experienced five years of growth in summer program attendance. Our scholarships reached nearly $80,000 in 2017. Our scholarship appeal donations tallied around $49,000. Reaching potential villagers is key to attendance. We are pleased that the Embassy of the Republic of Finland, in Washington, D.C., publishes stories about Salolampi. We are pleased that many Finnish American organizations sponsor villagers, and Lumene, a major Finnish corporation, has provided a grant for scholarships. Because of the scholarship programs, many interested youth may attend Salolampi without regard to economic status. It is the generosity of donors that makes the scholarship program successful. We expect to be able to continue these scholarships, so we depend on donors. There are many ways to make contributions: • Anyone at any time can go online to salolampi.org. Click to support us and donate. • Become a “sustaining member” by checking the PayPal option: “Make this a monthly donation.” • You can make a tax-free IRA rollover to the Salolampi Foundation. Contact your investment advisor to begin the process. • When you reach 70½ years old, you may make a tax-free designated transfer from mandatory distributions. Contact your investment advisor to begin the process.

• We are very thankful that some supporters have made a provision for bequests to Salolampi, either in their will or through a life insurance designation. • If you are a client of Thrivent, you may designate your Thrivent Choice Dollars to Salolampi. • And finally, when you make Amazon online purchases, use AmazonSmile. Keväterveisin, Jussi!

SALOLAMPI ADULT WEEK SCHOLARSHIPS Four Salolampi Foundation scholarships will be available to 2018 Adult Week villagers. Those who register as FIRST-TIME villagers will be eligible for a $50 discount. An EARLY discount of $50 is also available to all who register before April 1, 2018, for the May Adult Week session and to those who register before July 1, 2018, for the September Adult Week. An Adult Week villager traveling more than 500 miles is eligible for a $50 travel scholarship. The scholarships continue to assist adult villagers to decrease the registration rates of $850 for adult villagers (ages 19–64) and $770 for seniors (65+) and college students. Adult villagers who pay the $850 rate are entitled to a $50 automatic scholarship. The rates encourage new and returning villagers. Each session continues to attract villagers from near and far for a week that bonds friendships and develops a greater appreciation for the language and culture. Spring Adult Week – May 19–25, 2018 Register before April 1, 2018. Fall Adult Week – September 8–14, 2018 Register before: July 1, 2018. For information and to register for these sessions contact: swilliams@cord.edu.

In 2017, the Salolampi Foundation paid Concordia Language Villages $79,270 in Automatic and Early Registration scholarship support for the villagers. This support reduced the Automatic and Early Registration tuition by 30 percent.

NOTE TO SALOLAMPI DONORS… Scholarship contributions to the Salolampi Foundation from February 4–December 31, 2017, will be published in the Fall 2018 issue of the Salolamen Sanomat. For your tax purposes, a confirmation letter was sent when you made your donation. If you did not receive this confirmation, please call 612-788-3905.


Why Salolampi?

CONNECT!

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

SALOLAMPI FOUNDATION

At Salolampi, you’ll enjoy discovering the Finnish culture and language! From the moment a villager arrives, they receive a Finnish passport, select a Finnish name, and begin a new and exciting learning experience.

MEMORIALS & HONORS The following memorials & honors were received…

In Memory of… Ernest Banttari Marian Eliason Foundation, Minneapolis, MN Bob & Grace Kuphal, Livonia, MI

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

As a villager, you’ll find the courage and confidence to explore this new language and culture through new Finnish words and new songs. Ethnic recipes are an introduction to new foods such as pannukkakku and Karjalan piirakat.

November 11, 2017 – December 31, 2017

Creative activities and crafts include: weaving, candle making, acting, dancing, and more. Finnish architecture and two saunas provide an authentic Finnish atmosphere.

A completed village for 25 years, to benefit future generations of villagers

19–99+) & Children (ages 0–18)

Finnish, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish

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

Many sports—including soccer, swimming, canoeing, and hiking with Nordic walking poles.

SALOLAMPI FOUNDATION OFFICERS

Counselors and teachers create a fun environment for learning new words, phrases, history, and traditions.

Bert Johnson Ruth Stevenson, Chaska, MN Rev. Robert Karjala James & Lois Hendrickson, Minnetonka, MN

Why Learn a Language?

Concordia Language Villages emphasizes building a positive, supportive community of learners where anyone—regardless of proficiency—can benefit from cultural immersion programs. Learners with low, medium, or high proficiency benefit from a community of other learners and educators intent on helping them improve their language skills.

Outcomes of a Language Village Experience Confidence: Teachers recognize that students who have participated in a Language Villages program have greater confidence—particularly in spoken language. Community and Connections: In addition to the positive learning community that is a hallmark of Concordia Language Villages programs, alumni are immediately connected to a network of staff and villager alumni across the United States and around the world.

Tiina Watts, the new Director of Salolampi Adult Week Programs

Proficiency: While gains in measurable proficiency depend heavily on many factors (language study, effort, duration of program, background), students of all ages consistently report that they are more than satisfied with their increase in language proficiency after attending Salolampi.

In 2017, Salolampi villagers came from 20 U.S. states, and the 40th anniversary of the Salolampi Finnish Language Village program was celebrated.

July 16–21

Four log buildings at Salolampi originated from the Finnish Honka Rakenne log company.

New friendships are formed when playing games like mölkky (a throwing game) and pesäpallo (Finnish baseball). Special programs celebrate juhannus (midsummer), joulu (Finnish Christmas), and a traditional häät (wedding).

Reino & Evelyn Jokinen David & Barbara Brierley, Norwood, MA

Memorials & Honors continued on reverse side

Family Week – Adults (ages 19–99+) & Children (ages 0–18) June 11–16 Nordic Family Week – Adults (ages

Tulie Hill Ivy Nevala, Cedar Grove, WI

Lillian & Walfred Ollila Shirley Barber, Roseville, MN Joseph & Jean Ollila Rozinka, Cottage Grove, MN

SALOLAMPI IN 2018

(see story inside this issue)

Elma Blomberg, a great lady, supporter of Kisaret & Salolampi Kathy Mannila Jackson, St. Paul, MN

Toni DeMerce Eskola Ruth Stevenson, Chaska, MN

PLAN NOW!

SALOLAMPI

Helmi Banttari Becky Vogsland, New Hope, MN

Marian Eliason Anita Johnson, Burnsville, MN

Spring 2018

Salolammen Sanomat

PO Box 14480 Minneapolis MN 55414-0480

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

DIRECTORS

Marlene Banttari St. Paul, MN Joanne Bergman St. Paul, MN Sara Ahlgren Bogie V St. Paul, MN Elizabeth Brauer V Minneapolis, MN Katherine Brauer V Basseterre, St. Kitts, West Indies Ken Daniels Blaine, MN Linda Warpula Davis Maple Grove, MN Mark Kellaher New Richmond, WI

Gil Kinnunen West St. Paul, MN Phil Kolehmainen Ontonagon, MI Samuel Kopperoinen Helsinki, Finland Kaarina Kotkavuori St. Paul, MN Donna Kovala Osage, MN Eric Maki Hayward, WI Heidi Marttila-Losure Frederick, SD Ruthann Swanson Minneapolis, MN Paavo Taipale V Lauderdale, MN Tiina Watts Provo, UT

REGIONAL DIRECTORS Claudia Adkins Tampa, FL Valerie Knuuttila Stockholm, SK, Canada Jim Kurtti Painesdale, MI Steve Leppälä Hermantown, MN Crystal Patterson Owensboro, KY Jennifer Porter Espoo, Finland Larry Saukko Duluth, MN

ADVISORY COMMITTEE Rosanne Wulff Angeli Ironwood, MI Mike Anuta White Bear Township, MN Erikki Daniels V St. Anthony, MN Evelyn Eskeli Minneapolis, MN Mary Ann Gomsi Hibbing, MN Dan Karvonen Crystal, MN Beverly Kallio Kmett Cook, MN Ove Lilja Stillwater, MN Ivy Nevala Cedar Grove, WI Marvin Nevala Amery, WI Arlene Putikka Tucker Hermantown, MN Ed Watts Provo, UT

HONORARY MEMBERS

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

TO VIEW THE 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, YouTube, and Flickr!

DEAN

Amy Tervola Hultberg New York Mills, MN

V

EXOFFICIO Concordia Language Villages (CLV)

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

The first log building, a Honka Rakenne sauna, was donated to Salolampi from the Finland Forever exhibition that took place in 1979 in Minneapolis. The sauna’s pre-prepared and marked logs were reassembled by volunteers on the lakeshore of Turtle River Lake at the future Salolampi site. Two additional cabins, Häme and Pohjanmaa, were built on the site.

One-Week Youth Exploration Sessions Ages 7–11 June 18–23

Ages 7–11

June 25–30

Ages 12–18

July 2–7 – Includes Int’l Day Four log buildings originated from the Finnish Honka Rakenne log company. Cabins are named for Finland states, such as Lappi, Karjala, and Savo. All of the log buildings were assembled by Salolampi volunteers and Concordia Language Village staff. Sauna

Savo

June 18–July 14 – Includes Int’l Day

Hiltunen Tupa Seppi Maja (below)

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.

Four-Week High School Credit Session – Grades 9–12 June 18–July 14 – Includes Int’l Day

Adventure Day Camps – Ages 6–11 June 19–23; June 26–30; July 10–14

(above)

Jyringin Talo is named for the Salolampi Village architect, Jerry Jyring. Seppi Maja and Hiltunen Tupa are named in honor of contributor families. Thanks to current Dean Iida and past Dean Lauri for their years of leadership.

For more information & to register for these sessions, see “Schedule in 2018” inside this issue.

PLAN NOW FOR MORE SESSIONS & EVENTS IN 2018! See next page...

Salolampi continues to be a unique place to welcome and celebrate Finnish culture.

CONNECT!

photography

Wendy J. Johnson, Points Of View, Inc. (POV), Orono, MN. POV generously discounts its prices for the Salolalmpi Foundation.

June 18–30

Four-Week Apprentice Session – Ages 16–18

Marlene Banttari & Wendy Johnson, with Joanne Bergman, John Hanson III, Gil Kinnunen, and Heidi Marttila-Losure

design

Two-Week Youth Immersion Sessions Ages 8–15 July 2–14 – Includes Int’l Day

editors

Village staff

July 9–14

Ages 12–18

Jyringin Talo

Of the 15 Concordia College Language Villages, Salolampi is the only village that has an organized, active foundation composed of loyal volunteers who meet three times per year. Various committees help to determine the direction and future of Salolampi. If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors, please contact us.

Ages 7–12

SALOLAMPI FOUNDATION

PO Box 14480, Minneapolis, MN 55414-0480

www.salolampi.org

email: info@salolampi.org

See our website & social media links for up-to-date details on sessions & events.


2018 Spring/Summer Events & Retreats PLAN NOW!

SALOLAMPI IN 2018 OTHER SESSIONS & EVENTS

Spring Retreat Weekend Finnish Culture, Communications, & Networking – Adults (ages 19–99+) & Children (ages 0–18) on request

(see story at right) April 6–8

Spring & Fall Work Weekends & Alumni Reunions (see story below) Spring – May 18–20 Fall – September 21–23

Spring & Fall Adult Weeks (see story inside this issue) Spring – May 19–25 Fall – September 8–14

Kesämökkipäivä (Summer Cabin Day) 25th Anniversary of the Salolalmpi Village Site & Alumni Reunion (see story at right)

Sunday, June 24, 2–8 PM

Fall Retreat Weekend Finnish Culinary Arts, Woodcraft, & Other Handcraft – Adults (ages 19–99+) & Children (ages 0–18) on request

(see story at right) November 9–11

For information & to register for these sessions & events, contact: swilliams@cord.edu or call 800-450-2214 or 218-586-8600. For more details, visit concordialanguagevillages.org NOTE: For other collaborative programs with all of the Nordic languages, visit concordialanguagevillages.org/adultprograms/detail/nordic-cool-weekends

Spring 2018 Work Weekend & Alumni Reunion It’s Free! Plan now for the Spring Work Weekend/Reunion. Enjoy the sauna, reminisce, and reconnect while beautifying Salolampi. RSVP soon at salolampi.org.

Scholarships in 2018

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.

Sunday, June 24, 2–8 pm

Family activities including sauna, swimming, makkara, tikkuleipä. FREE afternoon/evening, please join us!

Ages Dates Session (number) CLV Tuition

NORDIC FAMILY WEEK

Salolampi hosts Family Week with Finnish, Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish participants who will have Salolampi, Sjolunden, and Skogfjorden staff members during this multi-generational family experience. Enjoy ancestral and new language and culture, language tracks, and evening programs.

SALOLAMPI ADVENTURE DAY CAMP 2018 A perfect time for a family vacation! June 19–23 June 26–30 July 10–14 Consider a family vacation in the lake country near Bemidji this summer while your child or children enjoy a new experience at a Salolampi Adventure Day Camp. Visit salolampi.org and concordialanguagevillages.org to find registration information.

SALOLAMPI RETREAT WEEKENDS This year, enjoy a retreat-like visit to Salolampi with other Finnish culture enthusiasts during a retreat weekend program in April and November. During these weekends, discover Salolampi for the first time or introduce a family or friend to Finnish culture through culture, communication, and networking in the spring; and by focusing on the culinary arts, woodcraft, and other handcrafts in the fall. NOTE: While these weekends are geared towards adults, youth programming for families with children will be available upon request.

Spring Retreat Weekend Culture, Communication, and Networking April 6–8, 2018

This ultimate weekend retreat is designed to either be attended together with friends or singly, to make new connections through common interests. The Salolampi hosts will offer relevant programming options from participant input. Options may include baking/cooking demonstrations, handcrafts/weaving, and/or small wooden projects. Significant time will be dedicated to connections around music, art or handcrafts, games, books and other cultural resources, and the enjoyment of food, coffee, and sauna together. This will be a relaxing weekend creating long-lasting friendships and memories!

Fall Retreat Weekend Culinary Arts, Woodcraft, and Other Handcraft November 9–11, 2018

Join this Fall Retreat Weekend for a cultural immersion in Finnish culinary arts, woodcraft, and other handcraft. You will learn to make Finnish food and crafts at home! We will bake Finnish classics like pulla, Karelian rice pies, and rye bread. We will cook dishes like rutabaga casserole, Nordic grain salad, and Finnish oven pancake. Handcrafts include rag rug loom weaving, basic and more advanced yarn projects, whittling, and holiday favorites. Our saunas provide additional inspiration and reflection time for you.

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

Salolampi Foundation Automatic Scholarship

CLV Finnish Scholarship

Early-Bird Discount

(before 4/1/18)

$215 $50 $50 $50* $55 19–99 June 11-16 Family Week—adult (IB19) $705 $50* 7-11 June 18-23 One-Week Youth Exploration (IB21) $980 $245 $25 $50 7-11 June 25-30 One-Week Youth Exploration (IB31) $980 $245 $25 $50 12-18 One-Week Youth Exploration and July 2-7 $980 $245 $25 $50 International Day (IB48) 7-12 July 9-14 One-Week Youth Exploration (IB51) $980 $245 $25 $50 8-15 June 18-30 Two-Week Youth Immersion (IB22) $2,110 $530 $50 $100 12-18 Two-Week Youth Immersion and July 2-14 $2,110 $530 $50 $100 International Day (IB42) 16-18 June 18– Four-Week Apprentice and $2,530 July 14 International Day (IB26) Grades June 18- Four-Week High School Credit and $4,580 $1,175 $100 $200 9-12 July 14 International Day (IB24) 4-18

June 11-16

Family Week—child (IB15)

$570

(0–3 free)

Net Cost (saving)

$205 (save $365)

$600 (save $105)

$660 (save $320)

$660 (save $320)

$660 (save $320)

$660 (save $320)

$1,430 (save $680)

$2,530 $3,105 (save $1,475)

6-11

June 19-23

Adventure Day Camp (IB02DC)

$250

$250

6-11

June 26–30

Adventure Day Camp (IB03DC)

$250

$250

6-11

July 10-14

Adventure Day Camp (IB05DC)

$250

$250

4-18

19–99 July 16-21 Nordic Family Week—adult (MB69) $705

$215 $50 $50 $50* $55 $50*

$205 (save $365)

$600 (save $105)

*Allie Luoma Family Week Scholarship.

SCHOLARSHIP APPEAL The Scholarship Appeal Co-chairs, Ruthann and Linda, thank all who visited with the many Salolampi volunteers who made the annual Appeal phone call. The solicitations resulted in contributions of $37,406 (received to date). Other contributions at many levels have been received, topped by a sizeable IRA rollover as reported in John Hanson’s story in this issue of the Sanomat. A host of out-of-town callers generously give of their time and long distance expenses to add to the effort. The visit with a familiar voice adds pleasure to a call. Memorials in remembrance of family and friends also bring a generous addition to the contributions total each year. A gift honoring the 100th birthday of the editor’s cousin was a pleasant surprise. Salolampi Foundation scholarships will continue to bring more villagers each summer. KIITOS!

COLLEGE STUDENTS INTERESTED IN FINNISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE College and university students may apply for scholarships at a 50 percent reduced rate for these 2018 Salolampi sessions: Spring Adult Week – May 19–25 Fall Adult Week – September 8–14 Family Fun Weekend – February 16–18, 2019 Visit salolampi.org for application and registration info.

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

MEMORIALS & HONORS

Scholarships

How to Apply

Deadline

(continued from other side)

Oiva “Vic” Pakka Colorado Chapter Finlandia Foundation, Littleton, CO

Sessions

Amount

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

$100

Automatic ($1,000 reserve for scholarships)

Ellen Palmquist Imogene Karjala, Galva, IL

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

1-Week 2-Week 4-Week

$150 $250 $450

Automatic ($2,000 reserve for scholarships)

Richard Soulo Stevenson Len C. & Mary Hill Beavis, Albuquerque, NM

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)

Urho & Sylvia Wiik Perry & Susan Spohn, DeKalb, IL

Finnish-American Cultural Activities (FACA) 1-Week $100 Twin Cities 2-Week $200 (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, 2018

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

Call 800-222-4750, ext. 4; or go to concordialanguagevillages.org and February 28, 2018 connect to Needs-Based page for information and application.

Karen Yoki Bob & Grace Kuphal, Livonia, MI

In Honor of… Steve Leppälä Helen McMahon, Arlington, VA Larry Saukko JoAnn Tiedemann, Madison, WI

$1,430 (save $680)

$570 July 16-21 Nordic Family Week—child (MB65) (0–3 free)

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

2018 Salolampi Summer Program Scholarships Summary

SCHEDULE, FEES, and SCHOLARSHIPS

KESÄMÖKKIPÄIVÄ (Summer Cabin Day)

Adults 19–99, $705; Children 4–18, $570 (Register as Finnish)

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

2018 CLV/Salolampi Youth Residential Summer Session

2018 SPRING & SUMMER EVENTS

July 16–21

CONNECT! 2018 REGISTRATION

SCHOLARSHIPS & DONATIONS By John Jussi Hanson, President

We began the year with a small reunion get-together at Norway House on January 27, 2018. Villagers, counselors, and guests arrived from many generations past and present, from as far away as Seattle. 25-year counselor, Taavetti brought his nimilappu that he made in 1981. Susanna played her kitara as we sang Salolampi songs and shared potluck treats. Earlier that day, at our annual meeting, discussions centered on scholarships, attendance, and donations. Salolampi village experienced five years of growth in summer program attendance. Our scholarships reached nearly $80,000 in 2017. Our scholarship appeal donations tallied around $49,000. Reaching potential villagers is key to attendance. We are pleased that the Embassy of the Republic of Finland, in Washington, D.C., publishes stories about Salolampi. We are pleased that many Finnish American organizations sponsor villagers, and Lumene, a major Finnish corporation, has provided a grant for scholarships. Because of the scholarship programs, many interested youth may attend Salolampi without regard to economic status. It is the generosity of donors that makes the scholarship program successful. We expect to be able to continue these scholarships, so we depend on donors. There are many ways to make contributions: • Anyone at any time can go online to salolampi.org. Click to support us and donate. • Become a “sustaining member” by checking the PayPal option: “Make this a monthly donation.” • You can make a tax-free IRA rollover to the Salolampi Foundation. Contact your investment advisor to begin the process. • When you reach 70½ years old, you may make a tax-free designated transfer from mandatory distributions. Contact your investment advisor to begin the process.

• We are very thankful that some supporters have made a provision for bequests to Salolampi, either in their will or through a life insurance designation. • If you are a client of Thrivent, you may designate your Thrivent Choice Dollars to Salolampi. • And finally, when you make Amazon online purchases, use AmazonSmile. Keväterveisin, Jussi!

SALOLAMPI ADULT WEEK SCHOLARSHIPS Four Salolampi Foundation scholarships will be available to 2018 Adult Week villagers. Those who register as FIRST-TIME villagers will be eligible for a $50 discount. An EARLY discount of $50 is also available to all who register before April 1, 2018, for the May Adult Week session and to those who register before July 1, 2018, for the September Adult Week. An Adult Week villager traveling more than 500 miles is eligible for a $50 travel scholarship. The scholarships continue to assist adult villagers to decrease the registration rates of $850 for adult villagers (ages 19–64) and $770 for seniors (65+) and college students. Adult villagers who pay the $850 rate are entitled to a $50 automatic scholarship. The rates encourage new and returning villagers. Each session continues to attract villagers from near and far for a week that bonds friendships and develops a greater appreciation for the language and culture. Spring Adult Week – May 19–25, 2018 Register before April 1, 2018. Fall Adult Week – September 8–14, 2018 Register before: July 1, 2018. For information and to register for these sessions contact: swilliams@cord.edu.

In 2017, the Salolampi Foundation paid Concordia Language Villages $79,270 in Automatic and Early Registration scholarship support for the villagers. This support reduced the Automatic and Early Registration tuition by 30 percent.

NOTE TO SALOLAMPI DONORS… Scholarship contributions to the Salolampi Foundation from February 4–December 31, 2017, will be published in the Fall 2018 issue of the Salolamen Sanomat. For your tax purposes, a confirmation letter was sent when you made your donation. If you did not receive this confirmation, please call 612-788-3905.


2018 Spring/Summer Events & Retreats PLAN NOW!

SALOLAMPI IN 2018 OTHER SESSIONS & EVENTS

Spring Retreat Weekend Finnish Culture, Communications, & Networking – Adults (ages 19–99+) & Children (ages 0–18) on request

(see story at right) April 6–8

Spring & Fall Work Weekends & Alumni Reunions (see story below) Spring – May 18–20 Fall – September 21–23

Spring & Fall Adult Weeks (see story inside this issue) Spring – May 19–25 Fall – September 8–14

Kesämökkipäivä (Summer Cabin Day) 25th Anniversary of the Salolalmpi Village Site & Alumni Reunion (see story at right)

Sunday, June 24, 2–8 PM

Fall Retreat Weekend Finnish Culinary Arts, Woodcraft, & Other Handcraft – Adults (ages 19–99+) & Children (ages 0–18) on request

(see story at right) November 9–11

For information & to register for these sessions & events, contact: swilliams@cord.edu or call 800-450-2214 or 218-586-8600. For more details, visit concordialanguagevillages.org NOTE: For other collaborative programs with all of the Nordic languages, visit concordialanguagevillages.org/adultprograms/detail/nordic-cool-weekends

Spring 2018 Work Weekend & Alumni Reunion It’s Free! Plan now for the Spring Work Weekend/Reunion. Enjoy the sauna, reminisce, and reconnect while beautifying Salolampi. RSVP soon at salolampi.org.

Scholarships in 2018

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.

Sunday, June 24, 2–8 pm

Family activities including sauna, swimming, makkara, tikkuleipä. FREE afternoon/evening, please join us!

Ages Dates Session (number) CLV Tuition

NORDIC FAMILY WEEK

Salolampi hosts Family Week with Finnish, Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish participants who will have Salolampi, Sjolunden, and Skogfjorden staff members during this multi-generational family experience. Enjoy ancestral and new language and culture, language tracks, and evening programs.

SALOLAMPI ADVENTURE DAY CAMP 2018 A perfect time for a family vacation! June 19–23 June 26–30 July 10–14 Consider a family vacation in the lake country near Bemidji this summer while your child or children enjoy a new experience at a Salolampi Adventure Day Camp. Visit salolampi.org and concordialanguagevillages.org to find registration information.

SALOLAMPI RETREAT WEEKENDS This year, enjoy a retreat-like visit to Salolampi with other Finnish culture enthusiasts during a retreat weekend program in April and November. During these weekends, discover Salolampi for the first time or introduce a family or friend to Finnish culture through culture, communication, and networking in the spring; and by focusing on the culinary arts, woodcraft, and other handcrafts in the fall. NOTE: While these weekends are geared towards adults, youth programming for families with children will be available upon request.

Spring Retreat Weekend Culture, Communication, and Networking April 6–8, 2018

This ultimate weekend retreat is designed to either be attended together with friends or singly, to make new connections through common interests. The Salolampi hosts will offer relevant programming options from participant input. Options may include baking/cooking demonstrations, handcrafts/weaving, and/or small wooden projects. Significant time will be dedicated to connections around music, art or handcrafts, games, books and other cultural resources, and the enjoyment of food, coffee, and sauna together. This will be a relaxing weekend creating long-lasting friendships and memories!

Fall Retreat Weekend Culinary Arts, Woodcraft, and Other Handcraft November 9–11, 2018

Join this Fall Retreat Weekend for a cultural immersion in Finnish culinary arts, woodcraft, and other handcraft. You will learn to make Finnish food and crafts at home! We will bake Finnish classics like pulla, Karelian rice pies, and rye bread. We will cook dishes like rutabaga casserole, Nordic grain salad, and Finnish oven pancake. Handcrafts include rag rug loom weaving, basic and more advanced yarn projects, whittling, and holiday favorites. Our saunas provide additional inspiration and reflection time for you.

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

Salolampi Foundation Automatic Scholarship

CLV Finnish Scholarship

Early-Bird Discount

(before 4/1/18)

$215 $50 $50 $50* $55 19–99 June 11-16 Family Week—adult (IB19) $705 $50* 7-11 June 18-23 One-Week Youth Exploration (IB21) $980 $245 $25 $50 7-11 June 25-30 One-Week Youth Exploration (IB31) $980 $245 $25 $50 12-18 One-Week Youth Exploration and July 2-7 $980 $245 $25 $50 International Day (IB48) 7-12 July 9-14 One-Week Youth Exploration (IB51) $980 $245 $25 $50 8-15 June 18-30 Two-Week Youth Immersion (IB22) $2,110 $530 $50 $100 12-18 Two-Week Youth Immersion and July 2-14 $2,110 $530 $50 $100 International Day (IB42) 16-18 June 18– Four-Week Apprentice and $2,530 July 14 International Day (IB26) Grades June 18- Four-Week High School Credit and $4,580 $1,175 $100 $200 9-12 July 14 International Day (IB24) 4-18

June 11-16

Family Week—child (IB15)

$570

(0–3 free)

Net Cost (saving)

$205 (save $365)

$600 (save $105)

$660 (save $320)

$660 (save $320)

$660 (save $320)

$660 (save $320)

$1,430 (save $680)

$2,530 $3,105 (save $1,475)

6-11

June 19-23

Adventure Day Camp (IB02DC)

$250

$250

6-11

June 26–30

Adventure Day Camp (IB03DC)

$250

$250

6-11

July 10-14

Adventure Day Camp (IB05DC)

$250

$250

4-18

19–99 July 16-21 Nordic Family Week—adult (MB69) $705

$215 $50 $50 $50* $55 $50*

$205 (save $365)

$600 (save $105)

*Allie Luoma Family Week Scholarship.

SCHOLARSHIP APPEAL The Scholarship Appeal Co-chairs, Ruthann and Linda, thank all who visited with the many Salolampi volunteers who made the annual Appeal phone call. The solicitations resulted in contributions of $37,406 (received to date). Other contributions at many levels have been received, topped by a sizeable IRA rollover as reported in John Hanson’s story in this issue of the Sanomat. A host of out-of-town callers generously give of their time and long distance expenses to add to the effort. The visit with a familiar voice adds pleasure to a call. Memorials in remembrance of family and friends also bring a generous addition to the contributions total each year. A gift honoring the 100th birthday of the editor’s cousin was a pleasant surprise. Salolampi Foundation scholarships will continue to bring more villagers each summer. KIITOS!

COLLEGE STUDENTS INTERESTED IN FINNISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE College and university students may apply for scholarships at a 50 percent reduced rate for these 2018 Salolampi sessions: Spring Adult Week – May 19–25 Fall Adult Week – September 8–14 Family Fun Weekend – February 16–18, 2019 Visit salolampi.org for application and registration info.

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

MEMORIALS & HONORS

Scholarships

How to Apply

Deadline

(continued from other side)

Oiva “Vic” Pakka Colorado Chapter Finlandia Foundation, Littleton, CO

Sessions

Amount

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

$100

Automatic ($1,000 reserve for scholarships)

Ellen Palmquist Imogene Karjala, Galva, IL

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

1-Week 2-Week 4-Week

$150 $250 $450

Automatic ($2,000 reserve for scholarships)

Richard Soulo Stevenson Len C. & Mary Hill Beavis, Albuquerque, NM

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)

Urho & Sylvia Wiik Perry & Susan Spohn, DeKalb, IL

Finnish-American Cultural Activities (FACA) 1-Week $100 Twin Cities 2-Week $200 (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, 2018

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

Call 800-222-4750, ext. 4; or go to concordialanguagevillages.org and February 28, 2018 connect to Needs-Based page for information and application.

Karen Yoki Bob & Grace Kuphal, Livonia, MI

In Honor of… Steve Leppälä Helen McMahon, Arlington, VA Larry Saukko JoAnn Tiedemann, Madison, WI

$1,430 (save $680)

$570 July 16-21 Nordic Family Week—child (MB65) (0–3 free)

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

2018 Salolampi Summer Program Scholarships Summary

SCHEDULE, FEES, and SCHOLARSHIPS

KESÄMÖKKIPÄIVÄ (Summer Cabin Day)

Adults 19–99, $705; Children 4–18, $570 (Register as Finnish)

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

2018 CLV/Salolampi Youth Residential Summer Session

2018 SPRING & SUMMER EVENTS

July 16–21

CONNECT! 2018 REGISTRATION

SCHOLARSHIPS & DONATIONS By John Jussi Hanson, President

We began the year with a small reunion get-together at Norway House on January 27, 2018. Villagers, counselors, and guests arrived from many generations past and present, from as far away as Seattle. 25-year counselor, Taavetti brought his nimilappu that he made in 1981. Susanna played her kitara as we sang Salolampi songs and shared potluck treats. Earlier that day, at our annual meeting, discussions centered on scholarships, attendance, and donations. Salolampi village experienced five years of growth in summer program attendance. Our scholarships reached nearly $80,000 in 2017. Our scholarship appeal donations tallied around $49,000. Reaching potential villagers is key to attendance. We are pleased that the Embassy of the Republic of Finland, in Washington, D.C., publishes stories about Salolampi. We are pleased that many Finnish American organizations sponsor villagers, and Lumene, a major Finnish corporation, has provided a grant for scholarships. Because of the scholarship programs, many interested youth may attend Salolampi without regard to economic status. It is the generosity of donors that makes the scholarship program successful. We expect to be able to continue these scholarships, so we depend on donors. There are many ways to make contributions: • Anyone at any time can go online to salolampi.org. Click to support us and donate. • Become a “sustaining member” by checking the PayPal option: “Make this a monthly donation.” • You can make a tax-free IRA rollover to the Salolampi Foundation. Contact your investment advisor to begin the process. • When you reach 70½ years old, you may make a tax-free designated transfer from mandatory distributions. Contact your investment advisor to begin the process.

• We are very thankful that some supporters have made a provision for bequests to Salolampi, either in their will or through a life insurance designation. • If you are a client of Thrivent, you may designate your Thrivent Choice Dollars to Salolampi. • And finally, when you make Amazon online purchases, use AmazonSmile. Keväterveisin, Jussi!

SALOLAMPI ADULT WEEK SCHOLARSHIPS Four Salolampi Foundation scholarships will be available to 2018 Adult Week villagers. Those who register as FIRST-TIME villagers will be eligible for a $50 discount. An EARLY discount of $50 is also available to all who register before April 1, 2018, for the May Adult Week session and to those who register before July 1, 2018, for the September Adult Week. An Adult Week villager traveling more than 500 miles is eligible for a $50 travel scholarship. The scholarships continue to assist adult villagers to decrease the registration rates of $850 for adult villagers (ages 19–64) and $770 for seniors (65+) and college students. Adult villagers who pay the $850 rate are entitled to a $50 automatic scholarship. The rates encourage new and returning villagers. Each session continues to attract villagers from near and far for a week that bonds friendships and develops a greater appreciation for the language and culture. Spring Adult Week – May 19–25, 2018 Register before April 1, 2018. Fall Adult Week – September 8–14, 2018 Register before: July 1, 2018. For information and to register for these sessions contact: swilliams@cord.edu.

In 2017, the Salolampi Foundation paid Concordia Language Villages $79,270 in Automatic and Early Registration scholarship support for the villagers. This support reduced the Automatic and Early Registration tuition by 30 percent.

NOTE TO SALOLAMPI DONORS… Scholarship contributions to the Salolampi Foundation from February 4–December 31, 2017, will be published in the Fall 2018 issue of the Salolamen Sanomat. For your tax purposes, a confirmation letter was sent when you made your donation. If you did not receive this confirmation, please call 612-788-3905.


Why Salolampi?

CONNECT!

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

SALOLAMPI FOUNDATION

At Salolampi, you’ll enjoy discovering the Finnish culture and language! From the moment a villager arrives, they receive a Finnish passport, select a Finnish name, and begin a new and exciting learning experience.

MEMORIALS & HONORS The following memorials & honors were received…

In Memory of… Ernest Banttari Marian Eliason Foundation, Minneapolis, MN Bob & Grace Kuphal, Livonia, MI

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

As a villager, you’ll find the courage and confidence to explore this new language and culture through new Finnish words and new songs. Ethnic recipes are an introduction to new foods such as pannukkakku and Karjalan piirakat.

November 11, 2017 – December 31, 2017

Creative activities and crafts include: weaving, candle making, acting, dancing, and more. Finnish architecture and two saunas provide an authentic Finnish atmosphere.

A completed village for 25 years, to benefit future generations of villagers

19–99+) & Children (ages 0–18)

Finnish, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish

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

Many sports—including soccer, swimming, canoeing, and hiking with Nordic walking poles.

SALOLAMPI FOUNDATION OFFICERS

Counselors and teachers create a fun environment for learning new words, phrases, history, and traditions.

Bert Johnson Ruth Stevenson, Chaska, MN Rev. Robert Karjala James & Lois Hendrickson, Minnetonka, MN

Why Learn a Language?

Concordia Language Villages emphasizes building a positive, supportive community of learners where anyone—regardless of proficiency—can benefit from cultural immersion programs. Learners with low, medium, or high proficiency benefit from a community of other learners and educators intent on helping them improve their language skills.

Outcomes of a Language Village Experience Confidence: Teachers recognize that students who have participated in a Language Villages program have greater confidence—particularly in spoken language. Community and Connections: In addition to the positive learning community that is a hallmark of Concordia Language Villages programs, alumni are immediately connected to a network of staff and villager alumni across the United States and around the world.

Tiina Watts, the new Director of Salolampi Adult Week Programs

Proficiency: While gains in measurable proficiency depend heavily on many factors (language study, effort, duration of program, background), students of all ages consistently report that they are more than satisfied with their increase in language proficiency after attending Salolampi.

In 2017, Salolampi villagers came from 20 U.S. states, and the 40th anniversary of the Salolampi Finnish Language Village program was celebrated.

July 16–21

Four log buildings at Salolampi originated from the Finnish Honka Rakenne log company.

New friendships are formed when playing games like mölkky (a throwing game) and pesäpallo (Finnish baseball). Special programs celebrate juhannus (midsummer), joulu (Finnish Christmas), and a traditional häät (wedding).

Reino & Evelyn Jokinen David & Barbara Brierley, Norwood, MA

Memorials & Honors continued on reverse side

Family Week – Adults (ages 19–99+) & Children (ages 0–18) June 11–16 Nordic Family Week – Adults (ages

Tulie Hill Ivy Nevala, Cedar Grove, WI

Lillian & Walfred Ollila Shirley Barber, Roseville, MN Joseph & Jean Ollila Rozinka, Cottage Grove, MN

SALOLAMPI IN 2018

(see story inside this issue)

Elma Blomberg, a great lady, supporter of Kisaret & Salolampi Kathy Mannila Jackson, St. Paul, MN

Toni DeMerce Eskola Ruth Stevenson, Chaska, MN

PLAN NOW!

SALOLAMPI

Helmi Banttari Becky Vogsland, New Hope, MN

Marian Eliason Anita Johnson, Burnsville, MN

Spring 2018

Salolammen Sanomat

PO Box 14480 Minneapolis MN 55414-0480

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

DIRECTORS

Marlene Banttari St. Paul, MN Joanne Bergman St. Paul, MN Sara Ahlgren Bogie V St. Paul, MN Elizabeth Brauer V Minneapolis, MN Katherine Brauer V Basseterre, St. Kitts, West Indies Ken Daniels Blaine, MN Linda Warpula Davis Maple Grove, MN Mark Kellaher New Richmond, WI

Gil Kinnunen West St. Paul, MN Phil Kolehmainen Ontonagon, MI Samuel Kopperoinen Helsinki, Finland Kaarina Kotkavuori St. Paul, MN Donna Kovala Osage, MN Eric Maki Hayward, WI Heidi Marttila-Losure Frederick, SD Ruthann Swanson Minneapolis, MN Paavo Taipale V Lauderdale, MN Tiina Watts Provo, UT

REGIONAL DIRECTORS Claudia Adkins Tampa, FL Valerie Knuuttila Stockholm, SK, Canada Jim Kurtti Painesdale, MI Steve Leppälä Hermantown, MN Crystal Patterson Owensboro, KY Jennifer Porter Espoo, Finland Larry Saukko Duluth, MN

ADVISORY COMMITTEE Rosanne Wulff Angeli Ironwood, MI Mike Anuta White Bear Township, MN Erikki Daniels V St. Anthony, MN Evelyn Eskeli Minneapolis, MN Mary Ann Gomsi Hibbing, MN Dan Karvonen Crystal, MN Beverly Kallio Kmett Cook, MN Ove Lilja Stillwater, MN Ivy Nevala Cedar Grove, WI Marvin Nevala Amery, WI Arlene Putikka Tucker Hermantown, MN Ed Watts Provo, UT

HONORARY MEMBERS

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

TO VIEW THE 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, YouTube, and Flickr!

DEAN

Amy Tervola Hultberg New York Mills, MN

V

EXOFFICIO Concordia Language Villages (CLV)

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

The first log building, a Honka Rakenne sauna, was donated to Salolampi from the Finland Forever exhibition that took place in 1979 in Minneapolis. The sauna’s pre-prepared and marked logs were reassembled by volunteers on the lakeshore of Turtle River Lake at the future Salolampi site. Two additional cabins, Häme and Pohjanmaa, were built on the site.

One-Week Youth Exploration Sessions Ages 7–11 June 18–23

Ages 7–11

June 25–30

Ages 12–18

July 2–7 – Includes Int’l Day Four log buildings originated from the Finnish Honka Rakenne log company. Cabins are named for Finland states, such as Lappi, Karjala, and Savo. All of the log buildings were assembled by Salolampi volunteers and Concordia Language Village staff. Sauna

Savo

June 18–July 14 – Includes Int’l Day

Hiltunen Tupa Seppi Maja (below)

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.

Four-Week High School Credit Session – Grades 9–12 June 18–July 14 – Includes Int’l Day

Adventure Day Camps – Ages 6–11 June 19–23; June 26–30; July 10–14

(above)

Jyringin Talo is named for the Salolampi Village architect, Jerry Jyring. Seppi Maja and Hiltunen Tupa are named in honor of contributor families. Thanks to current Dean Iida and past Dean Lauri for their years of leadership.

For more information & to register for these sessions, see “Schedule in 2018” inside this issue.

PLAN NOW FOR MORE SESSIONS & EVENTS IN 2018! See next page...

Salolampi continues to be a unique place to welcome and celebrate Finnish culture.

CONNECT!

photography

Wendy J. Johnson, Points Of View, Inc. (POV), Orono, MN. POV generously discounts its prices for the Salolalmpi Foundation.

June 18–30

Four-Week Apprentice Session – Ages 16–18

Marlene Banttari & Wendy Johnson, with Joanne Bergman, John Hanson III, Gil Kinnunen, and Heidi Marttila-Losure

design

Two-Week Youth Immersion Sessions Ages 8–15 July 2–14 – Includes Int’l Day

editors

Village staff

July 9–14

Ages 12–18

Jyringin Talo

Of the 15 Concordia College Language Villages, Salolampi is the only village that has an organized, active foundation composed of loyal volunteers who meet three times per year. Various committees help to determine the direction and future of Salolampi. If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors, please contact us.

Ages 7–12

SALOLAMPI FOUNDATION

PO Box 14480, Minneapolis, MN 55414-0480

www.salolampi.org

email: info@salolampi.org

See our website & social media links for up-to-date details on sessions & events.


2018 Spring/Summer Events & Retreats PLAN NOW!

SALOLAMPI IN 2018 OTHER SESSIONS & EVENTS

Spring Retreat Weekend Finnish Culture, Communications, & Networking – Adults (ages 19–99+) & Children (ages 0–18) on request

(see story at right) April 6–8

Spring & Fall Work Weekends & Alumni Reunions (see story below) Spring – May 18–20 Fall – September 21–23

Spring & Fall Adult Weeks (see story inside this issue) Spring – May 19–25 Fall – September 8–14

Kesämökkipäivä (Summer Cabin Day) 25th Anniversary of the Salolalmpi Village Site & Alumni Reunion (see story at right)

Sunday, June 24, 2–8 PM

Fall Retreat Weekend Finnish Culinary Arts, Woodcraft, & Other Handcraft – Adults (ages 19–99+) & Children (ages 0–18) on request

(see story at right) November 9–11

For information & to register for these sessions & events, contact: swilliams@cord.edu or call 800-450-2214 or 218-586-8600. For more details, visit concordialanguagevillages.org NOTE: For other collaborative programs with all of the Nordic languages, visit concordialanguagevillages.org/adultprograms/detail/nordic-cool-weekends

Spring 2018 Work Weekend & Alumni Reunion It’s Free! Plan now for the Spring Work Weekend/Reunion. Enjoy the sauna, reminisce, and reconnect while beautifying Salolampi. RSVP soon at salolampi.org.

Scholarships in 2018

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.

Sunday, June 24, 2–8 pm

Family activities including sauna, swimming, makkara, tikkuleipä. FREE afternoon/evening, please join us!

Ages Dates Session (number) CLV Tuition

NORDIC FAMILY WEEK

Salolampi hosts Family Week with Finnish, Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish participants who will have Salolampi, Sjolunden, and Skogfjorden staff members during this multi-generational family experience. Enjoy ancestral and new language and culture, language tracks, and evening programs.

SALOLAMPI ADVENTURE DAY CAMP 2018 A perfect time for a family vacation! June 19–23 June 26–30 July 10–14 Consider a family vacation in the lake country near Bemidji this summer while your child or children enjoy a new experience at a Salolampi Adventure Day Camp. Visit salolampi.org and concordialanguagevillages.org to find registration information.

SALOLAMPI RETREAT WEEKENDS This year, enjoy a retreat-like visit to Salolampi with other Finnish culture enthusiasts during a retreat weekend program in April and November. During these weekends, discover Salolampi for the first time or introduce a family or friend to Finnish culture through culture, communication, and networking in the spring; and by focusing on the culinary arts, woodcraft, and other handcrafts in the fall. NOTE: While these weekends are geared towards adults, youth programming for families with children will be available upon request.

Spring Retreat Weekend Culture, Communication, and Networking April 6–8, 2018

This ultimate weekend retreat is designed to either be attended together with friends or singly, to make new connections through common interests. The Salolampi hosts will offer relevant programming options from participant input. Options may include baking/cooking demonstrations, handcrafts/weaving, and/or small wooden projects. Significant time will be dedicated to connections around music, art or handcrafts, games, books and other cultural resources, and the enjoyment of food, coffee, and sauna together. This will be a relaxing weekend creating long-lasting friendships and memories!

Fall Retreat Weekend Culinary Arts, Woodcraft, and Other Handcraft November 9–11, 2018

Join this Fall Retreat Weekend for a cultural immersion in Finnish culinary arts, woodcraft, and other handcraft. You will learn to make Finnish food and crafts at home! We will bake Finnish classics like pulla, Karelian rice pies, and rye bread. We will cook dishes like rutabaga casserole, Nordic grain salad, and Finnish oven pancake. Handcrafts include rag rug loom weaving, basic and more advanced yarn projects, whittling, and holiday favorites. Our saunas provide additional inspiration and reflection time for you.

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

Salolampi Foundation Automatic Scholarship

CLV Finnish Scholarship

Early-Bird Discount

(before 4/1/18)

$215 $50 $50 $50* $55 19–99 June 11-16 Family Week—adult (IB19) $705 $50* 7-11 June 18-23 One-Week Youth Exploration (IB21) $980 $245 $25 $50 7-11 June 25-30 One-Week Youth Exploration (IB31) $980 $245 $25 $50 12-18 One-Week Youth Exploration and July 2-7 $980 $245 $25 $50 International Day (IB48) 7-12 July 9-14 One-Week Youth Exploration (IB51) $980 $245 $25 $50 8-15 June 18-30 Two-Week Youth Immersion (IB22) $2,110 $530 $50 $100 12-18 Two-Week Youth Immersion and July 2-14 $2,110 $530 $50 $100 International Day (IB42) 16-18 June 18– Four-Week Apprentice and $2,530 July 14 International Day (IB26) Grades June 18- Four-Week High School Credit and $4,580 $1,175 $100 $200 9-12 July 14 International Day (IB24) 4-18

June 11-16

Family Week—child (IB15)

$570

(0–3 free)

Net Cost (saving)

$205 (save $365)

$600 (save $105)

$660 (save $320)

$660 (save $320)

$660 (save $320)

$660 (save $320)

$1,430 (save $680)

$2,530 $3,105 (save $1,475)

6-11

June 19-23

Adventure Day Camp (IB02DC)

$250

$250

6-11

June 26–30

Adventure Day Camp (IB03DC)

$250

$250

6-11

July 10-14

Adventure Day Camp (IB05DC)

$250

$250

4-18

19–99 July 16-21 Nordic Family Week—adult (MB69) $705

$215 $50 $50 $50* $55 $50*

$205 (save $365)

$600 (save $105)

*Allie Luoma Family Week Scholarship.

SCHOLARSHIP APPEAL The Scholarship Appeal Co-chairs, Ruthann and Linda, thank all who visited with the many Salolampi volunteers who made the annual Appeal phone call. The solicitations resulted in contributions of $37,406 (received to date). Other contributions at many levels have been received, topped by a sizeable IRA rollover as reported in John Hanson’s story in this issue of the Sanomat. A host of out-of-town callers generously give of their time and long distance expenses to add to the effort. The visit with a familiar voice adds pleasure to a call. Memorials in remembrance of family and friends also bring a generous addition to the contributions total each year. A gift honoring the 100th birthday of the editor’s cousin was a pleasant surprise. Salolampi Foundation scholarships will continue to bring more villagers each summer. KIITOS!

COLLEGE STUDENTS INTERESTED IN FINNISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE College and university students may apply for scholarships at a 50 percent reduced rate for these 2018 Salolampi sessions: Spring Adult Week – May 19–25 Fall Adult Week – September 8–14 Family Fun Weekend – February 16–18, 2019 Visit salolampi.org for application and registration info.

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

MEMORIALS & HONORS

Scholarships

How to Apply

Deadline

(continued from other side)

Oiva “Vic” Pakka Colorado Chapter Finlandia Foundation, Littleton, CO

Sessions

Amount

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

$100

Automatic ($1,000 reserve for scholarships)

Ellen Palmquist Imogene Karjala, Galva, IL

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

1-Week 2-Week 4-Week

$150 $250 $450

Automatic ($2,000 reserve for scholarships)

Richard Soulo Stevenson Len C. & Mary Hill Beavis, Albuquerque, NM

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)

Urho & Sylvia Wiik Perry & Susan Spohn, DeKalb, IL

Finnish-American Cultural Activities (FACA) 1-Week $100 Twin Cities 2-Week $200 (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, 2018

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

Call 800-222-4750, ext. 4; or go to concordialanguagevillages.org and February 28, 2018 connect to Needs-Based page for information and application.

Karen Yoki Bob & Grace Kuphal, Livonia, MI

In Honor of… Steve Leppälä Helen McMahon, Arlington, VA Larry Saukko JoAnn Tiedemann, Madison, WI

$1,430 (save $680)

$570 July 16-21 Nordic Family Week—child (MB65) (0–3 free)

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

2018 Salolampi Summer Program Scholarships Summary

SCHEDULE, FEES, and SCHOLARSHIPS

KESÄMÖKKIPÄIVÄ (Summer Cabin Day)

Adults 19–99, $705; Children 4–18, $570 (Register as Finnish)

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

2018 CLV/Salolampi Youth Residential Summer Session

2018 SPRING & SUMMER EVENTS

July 16–21

CONNECT! 2018 REGISTRATION

SCHOLARSHIPS & DONATIONS By John Jussi Hanson, President

We began the year with a small reunion get-together at Norway House on January 27, 2018. Villagers, counselors, and guests arrived from many generations past and present, from as far away as Seattle. 25-year counselor, Taavetti brought his nimilappu that he made in 1981. Susanna played her kitara as we sang Salolampi songs and shared potluck treats. Earlier that day, at our annual meeting, discussions centered on scholarships, attendance, and donations. Salolampi village experienced five years of growth in summer program attendance. Our scholarships reached nearly $80,000 in 2017. Our scholarship appeal donations tallied around $49,000. Reaching potential villagers is key to attendance. We are pleased that the Embassy of the Republic of Finland, in Washington, D.C., publishes stories about Salolampi. We are pleased that many Finnish American organizations sponsor villagers, and Lumene, a major Finnish corporation, has provided a grant for scholarships. Because of the scholarship programs, many interested youth may attend Salolampi without regard to economic status. It is the generosity of donors that makes the scholarship program successful. We expect to be able to continue these scholarships, so we depend on donors. There are many ways to make contributions: • Anyone at any time can go online to salolampi.org. Click to support us and donate. • Become a “sustaining member” by checking the PayPal option: “Make this a monthly donation.” • You can make a tax-free IRA rollover to the Salolampi Foundation. Contact your investment advisor to begin the process. • When you reach 70½ years old, you may make a tax-free designated transfer from mandatory distributions. Contact your investment advisor to begin the process.

• We are very thankful that some supporters have made a provision for bequests to Salolampi, either in their will or through a life insurance designation. • If you are a client of Thrivent, you may designate your Thrivent Choice Dollars to Salolampi. • And finally, when you make Amazon online purchases, use AmazonSmile. Keväterveisin, Jussi!

SALOLAMPI ADULT WEEK SCHOLARSHIPS Four Salolampi Foundation scholarships will be available to 2018 Adult Week villagers. Those who register as FIRST-TIME villagers will be eligible for a $50 discount. An EARLY discount of $50 is also available to all who register before April 1, 2018, for the May Adult Week session and to those who register before July 1, 2018, for the September Adult Week. An Adult Week villager traveling more than 500 miles is eligible for a $50 travel scholarship. The scholarships continue to assist adult villagers to decrease the registration rates of $850 for adult villagers (ages 19–64) and $770 for seniors (65+) and college students. Adult villagers who pay the $850 rate are entitled to a $50 automatic scholarship. The rates encourage new and returning villagers. Each session continues to attract villagers from near and far for a week that bonds friendships and develops a greater appreciation for the language and culture. Spring Adult Week – May 19–25, 2018 Register before April 1, 2018. Fall Adult Week – September 8–14, 2018 Register before: July 1, 2018. For information and to register for these sessions contact: swilliams@cord.edu.

In 2017, the Salolampi Foundation paid Concordia Language Villages $79,270 in Automatic and Early Registration scholarship support for the villagers. This support reduced the Automatic and Early Registration tuition by 30 percent.

NOTE TO SALOLAMPI DONORS… Scholarship contributions to the Salolampi Foundation from February 4–December 31, 2017, will be published in the Fall 2018 issue of the Salolamen Sanomat. For your tax purposes, a confirmation letter was sent when you made your donation. If you did not receive this confirmation, please call 612-788-3905.


Why Salolampi?

CONNECT!

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

SALOLAMPI FOUNDATION

At Salolampi, you’ll enjoy discovering the Finnish culture and language! From the moment a villager arrives, they receive a Finnish passport, select a Finnish name, and begin a new and exciting learning experience.

MEMORIALS & HONORS The following memorials & honors were received…

In Memory of… Ernest Banttari Marian Eliason Foundation, Minneapolis, MN Bob & Grace Kuphal, Livonia, MI

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

As a villager, you’ll find the courage and confidence to explore this new language and culture through new Finnish words and new songs. Ethnic recipes are an introduction to new foods such as pannukkakku and Karjalan piirakat.

November 11, 2017 – December 31, 2017

Creative activities and crafts include: weaving, candle making, acting, dancing, and more. Finnish architecture and two saunas provide an authentic Finnish atmosphere.

A completed village for 25 years, to benefit future generations of villagers

19–99+) & Children (ages 0–18)

Finnish, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish

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

Many sports—including soccer, swimming, canoeing, and hiking with Nordic walking poles.

SALOLAMPI FOUNDATION OFFICERS

Counselors and teachers create a fun environment for learning new words, phrases, history, and traditions.

Bert Johnson Ruth Stevenson, Chaska, MN Rev. Robert Karjala James & Lois Hendrickson, Minnetonka, MN

Why Learn a Language?

Concordia Language Villages emphasizes building a positive, supportive community of learners where anyone—regardless of proficiency—can benefit from cultural immersion programs. Learners with low, medium, or high proficiency benefit from a community of other learners and educators intent on helping them improve their language skills.

Outcomes of a Language Village Experience Confidence: Teachers recognize that students who have participated in a Language Villages program have greater confidence—particularly in spoken language. Community and Connections: In addition to the positive learning community that is a hallmark of Concordia Language Villages programs, alumni are immediately connected to a network of staff and villager alumni across the United States and around the world.

Tiina Watts, the new Director of Salolampi Adult Week Programs

Proficiency: While gains in measurable proficiency depend heavily on many factors (language study, effort, duration of program, background), students of all ages consistently report that they are more than satisfied with their increase in language proficiency after attending Salolampi.

In 2017, Salolampi villagers came from 20 U.S. states, and the 40th anniversary of the Salolampi Finnish Language Village program was celebrated.

July 16–21

Four log buildings at Salolampi originated from the Finnish Honka Rakenne log company.

New friendships are formed when playing games like mölkky (a throwing game) and pesäpallo (Finnish baseball). Special programs celebrate juhannus (midsummer), joulu (Finnish Christmas), and a traditional häät (wedding).

Reino & Evelyn Jokinen David & Barbara Brierley, Norwood, MA

Memorials & Honors continued on reverse side

Family Week – Adults (ages 19–99+) & Children (ages 0–18) June 11–16 Nordic Family Week – Adults (ages

Tulie Hill Ivy Nevala, Cedar Grove, WI

Lillian & Walfred Ollila Shirley Barber, Roseville, MN Joseph & Jean Ollila Rozinka, Cottage Grove, MN

SALOLAMPI IN 2018

(see story inside this issue)

Elma Blomberg, a great lady, supporter of Kisaret & Salolampi Kathy Mannila Jackson, St. Paul, MN

Toni DeMerce Eskola Ruth Stevenson, Chaska, MN

PLAN NOW!

SALOLAMPI

Helmi Banttari Becky Vogsland, New Hope, MN

Marian Eliason Anita Johnson, Burnsville, MN

Spring 2018

Salolammen Sanomat

PO Box 14480 Minneapolis MN 55414-0480

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

DIRECTORS

Marlene Banttari St. Paul, MN Joanne Bergman St. Paul, MN Sara Ahlgren Bogie V St. Paul, MN Elizabeth Brauer V Minneapolis, MN Katherine Brauer V Basseterre, St. Kitts, West Indies Ken Daniels Blaine, MN Linda Warpula Davis Maple Grove, MN Mark Kellaher New Richmond, WI

Gil Kinnunen West St. Paul, MN Phil Kolehmainen Ontonagon, MI Samuel Kopperoinen Helsinki, Finland Kaarina Kotkavuori St. Paul, MN Donna Kovala Osage, MN Eric Maki Hayward, WI Heidi Marttila-Losure Frederick, SD Ruthann Swanson Minneapolis, MN Paavo Taipale V Lauderdale, MN Tiina Watts Provo, UT

REGIONAL DIRECTORS Claudia Adkins Tampa, FL Valerie Knuuttila Stockholm, SK, Canada Jim Kurtti Painesdale, MI Steve Leppälä Hermantown, MN Crystal Patterson Owensboro, KY Jennifer Porter Espoo, Finland Larry Saukko Duluth, MN

ADVISORY COMMITTEE Rosanne Wulff Angeli Ironwood, MI Mike Anuta White Bear Township, MN Erikki Daniels V St. Anthony, MN Evelyn Eskeli Minneapolis, MN Mary Ann Gomsi Hibbing, MN Dan Karvonen Crystal, MN Beverly Kallio Kmett Cook, MN Ove Lilja Stillwater, MN Ivy Nevala Cedar Grove, WI Marvin Nevala Amery, WI Arlene Putikka Tucker Hermantown, MN Ed Watts Provo, UT

HONORARY MEMBERS

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

TO VIEW THE 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, YouTube, and Flickr!

DEAN

Amy Tervola Hultberg New York Mills, MN

V

EXOFFICIO Concordia Language Villages (CLV)

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

The first log building, a Honka Rakenne sauna, was donated to Salolampi from the Finland Forever exhibition that took place in 1979 in Minneapolis. The sauna’s pre-prepared and marked logs were reassembled by volunteers on the lakeshore of Turtle River Lake at the future Salolampi site. Two additional cabins, Häme and Pohjanmaa, were built on the site.

One-Week Youth Exploration Sessions Ages 7–11 June 18–23

Ages 7–11

June 25–30

Ages 12–18

July 2–7 – Includes Int’l Day Four log buildings originated from the Finnish Honka Rakenne log company. Cabins are named for Finland states, such as Lappi, Karjala, and Savo. All of the log buildings were assembled by Salolampi volunteers and Concordia Language Village staff. Sauna

Savo

June 18–July 14 – Includes Int’l Day

Hiltunen Tupa Seppi Maja (below)

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.

Four-Week High School Credit Session – Grades 9–12 June 18–July 14 – Includes Int’l Day

Adventure Day Camps – Ages 6–11 June 19–23; June 26–30; July 10–14

(above)

Jyringin Talo is named for the Salolampi Village architect, Jerry Jyring. Seppi Maja and Hiltunen Tupa are named in honor of contributor families. Thanks to current Dean Iida and past Dean Lauri for their years of leadership.

For more information & to register for these sessions, see “Schedule in 2018” inside this issue.

PLAN NOW FOR MORE SESSIONS & EVENTS IN 2018! See next page...

Salolampi continues to be a unique place to welcome and celebrate Finnish culture.

CONNECT!

photography

Wendy J. Johnson, Points Of View, Inc. (POV), Orono, MN. POV generously discounts its prices for the Salolalmpi Foundation.

June 18–30

Four-Week Apprentice Session – Ages 16–18

Marlene Banttari & Wendy Johnson, with Joanne Bergman, John Hanson III, Gil Kinnunen, and Heidi Marttila-Losure

design

Two-Week Youth Immersion Sessions Ages 8–15 July 2–14 – Includes Int’l Day

editors

Village staff

July 9–14

Ages 12–18

Jyringin Talo

Of the 15 Concordia College Language Villages, Salolampi is the only village that has an organized, active foundation composed of loyal volunteers who meet three times per year. Various committees help to determine the direction and future of Salolampi. If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors, please contact us.

Ages 7–12

SALOLAMPI FOUNDATION

PO Box 14480, Minneapolis, MN 55414-0480

www.salolampi.org

email: info@salolampi.org

See our website & social media links for up-to-date details on sessions & events.

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