The cultural and demographic landscape of the Lake Worth area has changed significantly over the last five decades and the American Finnish Club needs to also change the way it operates in order to remain relevant and continue its mission.
The new board that stepped into office January 2018, came up with a new model for operating and is researching and working on changing to continue the following Vision:
A place for Finns and friends to gather to share mutual interests.
To accomplish the vision, we now have four focus points of mission.
1. Promote Finnish Cultural Heritage
2. Outreach to Finnish Community and local residents
3. Host Cultural and Community events
4. Provide stable finances through good business practices
Most working families do not have the unlimited time for volunteer work as our predecessors, so we are therefore interested in forming partnerships with local businesses. If you are a business owner and have a Finnish background, I hope you are as interested in saving our heritage for future generations as we are. We invite you to get involved! We are looking to start a business membership of the American Finnish Club in the fall. Benefits of the membership will be outlined at that time.
The new board is looking for people who are have ideas for activities that involve the whole family. Teens can earn community service hours for high school graduation. Check out our
page for up to date announcements and other information on the calendar of activities, membership meetings, and more.
If we work together, you will have the opportunity to dig into your heritage, introduce your friends to Finnish culture, and meet old and new friends who share your passion to save our cultural heritage.