The United Finnish Kaleva Brothers & Sisters Aberdeen Lodge No. 9 was founded by Finnish immigrants in 1903 and has operated in Aberdeen continuously for over 114 years. The Lodge, whose motto is “Brotherhood, Sisterhood, Benevolence, Equality, and Love” historically provided a wide range of social and health benefits. Today the Lodge maintains an active membership with regular meetings, social events, and historical preservation work. Today the Lodge also supports the community by providing a renewable financial scholarship to a graduating Aberdeen High School student for continuing education.