Mr. Jaanus Kirikmäe, Estonian Consul General, and Mrs. Merle Kirikmäe visited the Estonian Society of Central Florida (Kesk Florida Eesti Selts – KFES) on Sunday, January 30, 2011. KFES hosted a reception for the couple at Jüri and Kersti Linask’s lovely home. More than 30 KFES members warmly welcomed Mr. and Mrs. Kirikmäe. Mr. Kirikmäe offered remarks describing the activities of the Office of Consul General together with an overview of recent milestones reflecting Estonia’s remarkable progress the past 20 years. On behalf of KFES, Ms. Lisa Mets thanked Consul General Kirikmäe and Mrs. Kirikmäe for honoring the Estonian Society of Central Florida with their visit, and she extended an invitation to the Consul General to consider the Tampa Bay region and its Estonian community — already known for its support for Estonia and Estonian arts and music — as a region where they can find support for Estonia’s continuing progress. Mr. Kirikmäe was on an official visit to deliver passports and other documents.