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November 25, 2021
Dear Members and Friends of the Finnish Room Committee,
This is to let you know that the Nationality Rooms' website has just been updated. The link is the same -- https://www.nationalityrooms.pitt.edu.
The people who support and benefit from the Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs are featured along with the Nationality Rooms; the visibility of the Nationality Room Committees has been elevated. There will be additional information to be included under sections such as Membership Benefits and Responsibilities; Key Annual Events; Membership Dues; and email and social media addresses. 
Please also notice the section on Events which will provide an easy way for visitors to engage with upcoming and past events. 
The new web site will evolve as new information is added, and possibly also will add additional resources and ways to engage with the content.   
Many visitors to the web site are expected in the coming weeks. The start of the 30th Annual Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs Holiday Open House begins on December 5.  
The new web site will help to broaden the outreach of the Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs and to support the work of the Nationality Rooms Committees, so that collaboratively they can continue to foster an appreciation of diverse cultures and to celebrate with one another. We will have our two videos at the open House like last year. 
Again this year we will have our annual Christmas party which we are planning for December 19th. It will be a zoom meeting so we can have people joining us from farther away than Pittsburgh. We will send you a link a few days before December 19.
If you have something you would like to perform or want to show a short video at our party, please let us know so we can fit it into our program.  
Our Finnish Nationality Room is now moving into a building phase, but we still need you to send in a donation for the room construction. It will be and should be a project which we all want to be in and ‘kantaa kortensa kokoon’ (carry one’s contribution in).
There is a new address to mail your check to and a new phone number and email to contact the Nationality Rooms office:
Donate by mail:
Please, make a check payable to the University of Pittsburgh, and in the memo write Finnish Room. Send to 
University of Pittsburgh, PO Box 640093, Pittsburgh, PA  15264-0093
Donate online: 
The Nationality Rooms office phone is 412-624-6000, email nationalityrooms@pitt.edu 
For more information see the websites: www.pittsburghfinns.net and www.nationalityrooms.pitt.edu
Please send you donation to the Finnish Room along with your dues. It is critical that we get as much support and encouragement as possible from our members by the end of this year to get our Room building process started early in 2022.
Finlandia Foundation Pittsburgh Chapter dues are also due and they need to be sent separately to Sally Morton.
Make your check to Sally Moton and mail to her at 5250 Liberty Avenue Apt, 447, Pittsburgh, PA 15224.
Happy Holiday Season to all!
Seija Cohen
Sally Morton