In this month’s Newsletter:

  • This newsletter contains information about the Finnish American Committee of Tucson (FACT) and Finland’s happiness ranking. Here are the key points from the document:
  • In December 2002, FACT joined the Nordic Guild’s Nordic Fair, selling piirakkas, sima, books, and other items.
  • The Annual Meeting in 2003 elected Sinikka Garcia as president and a partial board; the vice-president was still missing.
  • A special event that year was Tapestry of Tucson, an effort by the European ethnic groups in town to tell of their ancestors’ contributions to Tucson’s history.
  • The Club donated toward the establishment of a Finnish Room at the University of Pittsburgh, PA, to commemorate early Finnish immigrants who worked in the steel mills of the region.
  • On March 2, 2003, the Club sponsored the Karelian Trio, a concert held at the Dove of Peace.
  • The Club has had inspiring music directors in the past, including Viola Krieg, MaryElla Boyle, and Edna Kukkonen.
  • Finland has been named the world’s happiest country for the sixth consecutive year according to the 2023 World Happiness Report.

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