At the regular meeting of the St. Petersburg (FL) City Council, Councilman Steve Kornell transmitted to Lisa Mets, Immediate Past Honorary Consul of Estonia (St. Petersburg, Florida) and Kesk Florida Eesti Selts (KFES) vice president, the Mayor’s Proclamation proclaiming February 24, 2018 as Republic of Estonia Centennial Day. These representatives of the Estonian Society of Central Florida/Kesk Florida Eesti Selts attended: KFES Past President Tõnu Toomepuu, current KFES President Kersti Linask, KFES Board members Maare and Jaan Kuuskvere and Erkki Taada, and member and Estonian Honorary Consul candidate Kaie Põhi Latterner. This recognition from the City of St. Petersburg expands the gateway that already exists between St. Petersburg and Estonia. This action is dedicated to the centenary of the Republic of Estonia.
The Estonian Society of Central Florida (Kesk Florida Eesti Selts) in the Tampa Bay (Florida, USA) region welcomes Estonians, Estonian-Americans, Estonians-living-anywhere-abroad and friends of Estonia as members and visitors. The purposes of the Estonian Society are to provide education about Estonia and Estonians, promote cultural exchange, and to provide opportunities for Estonians and friends of Estonia to gather and enjoy Estonian culture and traditions and to promote their continuity.