The American Finnish Club (AFC) - Kerhotalo is the oldest Finnish hall in Florida. Kerhotalo (aka Kettahaali) is a good example of what team work can build. Unanimously the members of Kerhotalo decades ago built a hall by trusting only their own efforts. They started from scratch only growing to full bloom with member enthusiasm. The founders of Kerhotalo were ordinary Finnish immigrants, who were dedicated to their common goal and were eager to make every effort to reach the goal. The first festivities were held April 7, 1946. Since then Kerhotalo has grown to be a home for many different activities - choirs, dances, card games, plays, gymnastic teams, library, movies, and since 1967, bingo, which is still played every Sunday afternoon. The hall was and still is truly a second home to many members.
American Finnish Club Mission Statement
The American Finnish Club strives to promote:
• The Cultural Value of Finnish Customs,
• Opportunities for identifying Finnish perseverance and endurance ‘Sisu’,
• Preservation of Finnish Cultural Artifacts for
• Education of the Public of Palm Beach County