Your local SAM ( League of Finnish-American Societies ) wants to be your home away from home, where you will feel welcome.
We offer activities and events where you can meet like-minded people, who are interested in the U.S. culture. Our organization is a volunteer-based organization and therefore each city may have different agendas and programs. The volunteers make the events. If you are interested in developing the programs and events, please join us! We also provide relevant and interesting education for our volunteers.
Even that, most of our events are in Finnish, English speakers will be more than welcome to join. If you need an interpreter, it is best that you contact your local chapter and discuss how that could be arranged. You may find all the chapter leaders here.
Typically, the local chapters organize events such as:
- American holidays: Halloween, 4th of July, Thanksgiving
- Cultural events
- Book clubs
- Speaker events with a current topic
Hope to see you at our events!
Additionally, you may want to check out what other programs that the head chapter (SAMsuomi) offers.