Finlandia Beach Club was organized in August 1908 as a cultural society called Cloquet Finnish Workmen Society "Kehitys". In 1909, the first club hall was built on 12th Street and Avenue F in Cloquet, Minnesota. After the "Finn Hall" burned in the 1918 fire, the club met in a newly constructed building attached to the cooperative store on 14th Street. In 1934 the club voted to relocate to a 20 acre property on Little Grand Lake in Saginaw, Minnesota, where the club currently meets.
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Do you like to cook? You can have a fun time with your Finlandia family and friends by coordinating a Sunday meal in June 17th, July 15th, August 19th OR September 16th. You will be in total control of the shopping, preparation, cooking, serving, etc. Our meals are usually meatballs, roast pork or swiss steak but we are open to suggestions. No worries as all the large volume recipes are in the Finlandia Centennial Cookbook. Ideally a different person will 'lead' a team of their choosing each month. For more info, questions or to sign up call Monty (813)334-9630 or come to our first meeting on May 7th at 7pm. This is gonna be fun!