Astoria Lodge #2

Meets

Time: at 1 p.m. on the Sunday before the second Monday of each month during November—March

and at 7 p.m. on the second Monday of each month during April-October

Place: Suomi Hall

244 W. Marine Dr.

Astoria, OR 97103

Annual Events & Special Projects: 

  • First weekend in May Spring Vappu Party
  • Mid June MidSummer Scandinavian Festival
  • Spring Film Festival, contact Leena Riker
  • September Loksoda Luncheon
  • December Pikkujoulua
  • December Independence Day Celebration

Contacts:

  • President Judi Lampi, clatsop41@yahoo.com; (503) 791-9156; PO Box 201; Astoria, OR 97103 (alt 605 Alternate Hwy 101; Warrenton, OR 97146);
  • Financial Secretary Bernie Bjork, darbfishing@earthlink.net; (503) 325-3900; 36293 Bartoldus Loop, Astoria, OR 97103  
  • Secretary Leena Riker; leena.riker@dslnorthwest.net; (503) 791-0399; P.O. Box 2366, Gearhart, OR 97138

Astoria Lodge History

Lodge Mission Statement for Today’s Modern World: The United Finnish Kaleva Brotherhood & Sisterhood, Astoria Lodge #2 was organized in 1886 and is still going strong with 231 members. Many of these members can trace their families’, arrival to Astoria to the late 1800's and early 1900's. In 1900, the largest number of foreign born Astorians, were from Finland. Most of these Finnish Immigrants lived in a neighborhood called Uniontown. Today, Astoria Lodge # 2 still meets in Uniontown at Suomi Hall. The purpose of our organization is to unite people of Finnish origin, their families and friends and promote the high ideals, traditions and heritages of their Finnish forefathers. The lodge hosts traditional Finnish dinners, concerts and other cultural activities that are open to the public.

Additional Notes: This is a BIG lodge with many members. They also have a strong active history of membership. As the Portland Lodge disbanded, many who live in the Portland Area or other areas for whom lodge membership is no longer nearby have joined this group as members. If you would like to join our lodge, please contact clatsop41@yahoo.com or 503.791.9156. Yes, Non-Finns can join! The membership meets at 1:00 pm on the Sunday before the second Monday (November-March) and 6:00 pm on the second Monday (April-October) at Suomi Hall, 244 W. Marine Dr. in Astoria. If you would like to rent our hall, the capacity is 212 - there is a social room, large meeting hall and a commercial kitchen. Please call Suomi Hall 503-325-4065 and leave a message.

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