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Finnjet Historical Society ry
Important dates of the society
11th October, 2008 Peter Schultze mentions in an email conversation of having been a member of the “Titanic Historical Society”. He proposes that GTS FINNJET also deserved an association for research and communication.
20th October, 2008 Risto Kempas invites 11 people to discuss the possibility of founding an association. Nine people take part in the discussion from Finland, Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
November, 2008 Six of the conversationalists achieve unity in regards of the name and function of the society. Finnish, German and English are chosen as the working languages of the society. It is decreed that an official association will be founded.
8th December, 2008 Jarmo Junni invites a former chief engineer of GTS FINNJET to the society as a founding member.
10th December, 2008 FINNLINES Oyj gives a non-commercial license to their trademark “FINNJET” for the registerable association.
14th December, 2008 Joni Junni builds an Internet website for the society.
17th December, 2008 Tero Leskinen draws up the rules of the association.
10th January, 2008 The founding meeting is held at Katajanokka, Helsinki in Finland. The association will be registered in Helsinki. The founding documents are signed. A board of directors, a chairman and a vice-chairman are elected. On the following week society members met at Travemünde in Germany.
11th January, 2009 Cornelia Klier sends the first material to the society.
22nd January, 2009 Peter Schultze designs a logo for the society.
28th January, 2009 The founding documents and appendixes were delivered to the “National board of patents and registration of Finland”.
31st January, 2009 Jarmo Junni invites a former captain of GTS FINNJET to the society.
20th March, 2009 The members of the society meet in Helsinki unofficially.
21st March, 2009 Bastian du Maire works on the first travel report of the society on a Hansa-route ship.
22nd March, 2009 Jan Moerchen works on the first article written for the society.
25th March, 2009 Jarmo Junni invites one of the former head designers of GTS FINNJET to the society.
25th March, 2009 After seven months of searching, the spare parts of GTS FINNJET are located.
25th March, 2009 A first part of the former ship is offered to the “Maritime Museum of Finland” for display.
17th April, 2009 The society is officially registered in Finland.
-Updated on the 27th April, 2009