The members of the Estonian Society of Central Florida (Kesk Florida Eesti Selts) kicked off the new year with our regular luncheon meeting on Sunday, January 4, 2015, from 2:00-4:00 pm, at The Hangar Restaurant and Flight Lounge, 540 1st St SE, St. Petersburg, Florida; telephone: 727-823-7767. Dessert included a special treat: a birthday cake for Simona Andreas. Simona is a best friend of Eckerd College’s Estonian student Trine Kasemägi. Simona is a first-year student at Wheaton College (Illinois), and it seems she is their first Estonian student ever. Simona escaped Chicago’s cold winter mid-December to mid-January by celebrating her Christmas vacation and birthday with Trine here in St. Petersburg, Florida. Lisa Mets and Erkki Taada and Maare and Jaan Kuuskvere enjoyed hosting Trine and Simona over the extended holiday period with local activities and holiday meals, and Kesk Florida Eesti Selts was especially delighted the two chose to participate in today’s luncheon.