Archive for January, 2022

Outdoor picnics are among our favorite ways of gathering! Kesk Florida Eesti Selts/Estonian Society of Central Florida will celebrate the 104th Anniversary of Estonian Independence on Sunday, February 27, 2022, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm EST, in Walsingham Park (click on the link for park information), Shelter 8, 12615 102nd Ave, Seminole, FL 33778.

We plan to use this special occasion to celebrate our Estonian heritage and culture through folksongs, music and folkdances. Please share your talents and join others who may lead us in song and dance! Please also let us know the names and ages of children who will be attending with you and share your suggestions for activities children may enjoy too!

Main dishes and warm drinks will be organized by the KFES Juhatus (Estonian Society of Central Florida Board). We especially welcome appetizers and/or desserts you would like to contribute to our luncheon. Please let us know what you plan to bring so we may coordinate our meal. When bringing your own drinks, please note that alcoholic drinks are not permitted in this park.

By February 15, 2022, please send an email to Merit Laansalu Alvarez to let her know you will be coming. The cost of participation is $15 per person, paid in advance. Children under the age of 12 are free.

Payment methods: To transfer funds to Kesk Florida Eesti Selts via Zelle, add the address kfes1918@yahoo.com. (1) In the note box: (a) Insert your names and (b) purpose of the funds (EVA 104). (2) There also is a choice of personal or business: Check business. (3) In name of account: Type in “Estonian Society of Central Florida”.

Of course, we can receive checks made out to “KFES/Estonian Society of Central Florida” and the Treasurer will deposit them electronically. Write the names of all participants and “EVA 104” in the Memo line. Please mail your check to:
Mr. Heikki Joonsar, KFES Treasurer, 14032 89th Ave, Seminole, FL 33776. 

More information about our celebration will be sent by email as the day approaches.

See you soon!

KFES Juhatus

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Eesti Vabariigi Peakonsulaat viib 8. märtsil 2022 läbi konsulaarmissiooni St. Petersburgis (Florida). Eesti kodanikel on võimalik taotleda uut passi või ID-kaarti, uuendada aeguvaid dokumente ning saada kätte eelnevalt tellitud dokumente.

Info konsulaarteenuste, dokumentide taotlemise, taotluse vormide jms kohta on leitav peakonsulaadi veebilehelt.

Peakonsuli vastuvõtt toimub aadressil 241 173rd Avenue East, North Redington Beach FL 33708. Vajalik eelnev registreerimine Eesti aukonsuli St. Petersburgis pr. Kaie Tiina Põhi Latterneri e-postiaadressil kaiet@earthlink.net.

The Consulate General of Estonia in New York will conduct a consular visit to St. Petersburg, Florida, on March, 8, 2022. Estonian citizens will be able to apply for a passport or ID-Card, renew their passport or ID-Card and receive previously ordered documents.

Information regarding consular services, application forms etc. can be found on the website of Consulate General in New York.

The Consul General will conduct business at 241 173rd Avenue East, North Redington Beach, Florida 33708. Please pre-register for an appointment by e-mailing the Honorary Consul in St. Petersburg, Florida, Ms. Kaie Tiina Põhi Latterner at kaiet@earthlink.net.

NOTE: 5. märtsil 2022, Eesti Vabariigi Peakonsulaat viib konsulaarmissiooni Miamisse (Florida)https://newyork.mfa.ee/et/events/konsulaarmissioon-miamisse/. Peakonsuli vastuvõtt toimub aadressil 1384 SW 18 St, Miami, Florida 33145. Vastuvõtule registreerimiseks palun saatke e-kiri aukonsul Jorge L. Vierale joviro47@hotmail.com. The Consulate General of Estonia in New York will conduct a consular visit to Miami, Florida, on Tuesday, March 5, 2022.  https://newyork.mfa.ee/events/consular-visit-to-miami/. All meetings will be held at 1384 SW 18 St, Miami, Florida 33145. Please pre-register for an appointment by e-mailing to the Honorary Consul Mr. Jorge L. Viera at joviro47@hotmail.com.

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On January 16, 2022, Rein Raja, our friend and long time member and treasurer of Kesk Florida Eesti Selts (KFES)/Estonian Society of Central Florida, passed away at the age of 90 in St. Petersburg, Florida. Kesk Florida Eesti Selts/Estonian Society of Central Florida offers this tribute, In Memoriam to Rein Raja. We extend our deepest condolences to Rein’s beloved wife Geraldine (Geri) and to Geri and Rein’s families here and in Estonia.

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