•  Members of the Wolf Club are bound to each other through mutual understanding and support. The club brings together all the employees of Wolf Group companies and important co-operation partners from all over the world. The club will give us an opportunity for entertainment at various joint ventures and in sports. For our co-operation partners, the Wolf Club represents a network for sharing common values, supporting each other and exchanging best practices.

  • The predecessor of the Wolf Club, Krimelte Wolves, was established on the 10th anniversary party of Krimelte back in 2004. The legend of the club was born. Rings of the club were given to the first members of the club. The first wolves were the company's first employees, Jaan Puusaag, Jaanus Paeväli, Asko Kruusement, Ard Kruusement, Marek Jürgenson, Maie Uus and Õie Ojala.

    Today, employees of all the Wolf Group companies and important co-operation partners all over the world have become club members. These people are bound together by fellow understanding and shared objectives, which are also characteristic of a dignified and virile wolf – the symbol of the club.

    The status of Wolf Group employees in Wolf Club is identified by the length of their career with the company:

    kutsikas   (Up to 2 years at the club) Cub – all new employees are Cubs for the first two years.
     
    kutsikas   (2-5 years at the club) Wolf – the wolf has found his place in the pack and moves consistently towards greater professional success.
     
    kutsikas   (5-7 years at the club) Grey Wolf – an experienced employee looking for opportunities to expand the wolf pack’s operating range.
     
    kutsikas   (7-10 years at the club) White Wolf – an old hand and the authority of our pack. The White Wolf guides the younger ones and helps the pack find richer habitats
     
    kutsikas   (10 years at the club) Black Wolf – the spirit of our pack, keeper of wisdom and experience. The Black Wolf is an especially skilled hunter whose words hold water and who keeps an eye on the aftergrowth.

     

    Important co-operation partners will be given the status of Wolf or Honorary Wolf.
    Wolf Club appreciates its members, their industriousness and willingness to be a part of the pack and values their ability to keep pace with the pack.

    Every year, the club acknowledges its best and long-standing members and will organise different events.

  • Allegedly, the Estonians are the oldest nation in Europe to have inhabited the same area. After inhabiting the land of Estonia for over 5,000 years, our current population of 1 million has such a unique language and culture that even our existence seems a mystery for a large part of the world. For many, Estonia seems a faraway northern edge of the world (Ultima Thule), which can be reached by following the North Star, where the sun goes to sleep (Wheel Cross) and where hard-working people (members of the Wolf Club) live. Members of the Wolf Club share a fellow understanding and the club also has a part to play in a mystery, which soothes us all like the sun. Anyone who has become a Wolf will remain one, no matter where his or her path may lead him/her. The Northern Star will always show a way back home, to the place where one will feel protected and where good old Wolves are waiting.

    Here you can read the longer version of the legend.

    An ancient Greek explorer, Pytheas of Massalia, is the first to have written of "... ultima Thule", which means "... the most faraway Thule", in his now lost work, On the Ocean, after his travels in 325 BC, saying it "is a six days' sail" East or Northeast of the Britannic Isles, and summer nights only last for 2-3 hours there. Linguistics, centred on Europe, had been unable to link Thule to any live language. For us, the Estonians, the word "tuli" (fire) has been characteristic for thousands of years, since the common Ugric times. Publius Cornelius Tacitus (AD 55 – AD 129), a historian of Ancient Rome, first mentioned the words – aestiorum gentes – the tribes of Aestii – in his treatise Germania in AD 98. Since then up until now, the use on this toponym to describe Estonia and the Estonians can be traced. In AD 98 – Aestii, AD 524- Aesti, AD 816 – Aisti, AD 880 – Estum, 1070 – Aestland, 1154 – Estlanda, 1167 – Estonum, 1172 – Estia, 1212 – Estones Osilianes, 1219 – Estland and 1224 – Estonia. The Latin word 'aestus' means fire, blaze, blazing. It can be assumed, at when describing the inhabitants of the eastern shores of the Baltic Sea, Tacitus – who never travelled himself – used the texts of Pytheas, Pliny and other literati, which provided sufficient information to translate the Baltic-Finnic word 'tule' into Latin – aestus – and to develop it into an ethnonym – aestiorum gentes, placing the tribes of Aesti, unerringly, to the east of the Goths and south-west of the Laplanders.
    In old Icelandic, 'eisa' means 'fire' and in Norwegian 'fireplace'. The Old Norse 'eistir' and Old Swedish 'ester' mean Estonians. A gothic word 'aistan' stems from the same word; 'aistada' originally meant fiery, fierce, hot-tempered, then dreading, holding something sacred, while the related ethnonym obviously meant, during the times of Tacitus, the inhabitant of a country which was untouchable, a taboo. But why did the external world see us as people of fire, regardless of our cold and distant geographic location? Because this was the place where the sun (actually, the Kaal meteorite) went to rest. The iron Kaali meteorite (~1,000 tons) hit Island Saaremaa probably in 900-500 BC (according to the Estonian Encyclopaedia ~ 1,500 BC). The explosion was heard throughout Estonia and also in eastern parts of Scandinavia. The impact also caused a strong earthquake. The meteorite, which hit an area, which was quite densely populated back then, destroyed two wooden strongholds, which is evidenced by the traces of the massive fire found in course of archaeological excavations. It also left a lasting impression on the people, as the results of the catastrophe have been mentioned even in older folklore and religion. And not only in Estonia. According to Pytheas: "... the barbarians showed us the place where the sun goes to rest (helios koimatai)".

    A wolf is a strong and viable animal who living in a pack. A pack spirit makes wolves strong and scary. A wolf with its grey fur can hardly compete for the title of the most beautiful animal; however, no one would doubt that wolf wears a statuesque coat. Wolves are surrounded by lots of superstition. Werewolves are common characters in Estonian folklore and folk culture. A werewolf was known already in ancient times, in Northern Europe, particularly in the 15th–18th century. People of neighbouring countries called the Estonians ‘the werewolf people’ as far back as olden times. The smart and intelligent wolf was a worthy opponent for people; it was respected and feared. In folk tales, wolves destroy evil spirits – ghosts, devils, spooks. Wolves are often mentioned in old sayings. As people were afraid that the wolf would be summoned, if called by name, numerous synonyms were used to speak of wolves. Wolves are persistent and any animal – no matter how big – can be killed, when working as a pack. Estonians, living in a rough Nordic climate, share a special connection with wolves. We live at the edge of the world and must stick together to survive. We represent an important factor that helps to maintain the balance of nature.

    The brightest start of the Little Bear constellation. While other stars' apparent positions in the sky change throughout the night, as they appear to rotate around the celestial poles, the North Star’s apparent positions remain essentially fixed; this makes it an invaluable landmark for celestial navigation for both mainland travelers and mariners. It is one of the most important celestial bodies in Estonian popular astronomy. The Northern Star has been considered to be the central ‘fixing nail’ of the skies; it was assumed that all the other stars rotate around it. The Northern Star has always shown travelers their way home.

    The wheel is a symbol the sun dating back to ancient times. The circle has magical power against evil, and this can be the reason why circular objects – like a hoop, ring, and circular charm – were supposed to fulfil task of protection. A wheel cross is widely apparent in the Nordic countries, pre-Columbian America and also quite widely in the Mediterranean regions since 1,500 BC. Earlier, the Wheel of Sun used to symbolise higher powers, the sun and king as the double of the sun. Therefore, it was a sign that expressed power and control. Later, its structure was more and more widely attached to the meaning of a cross (the Earth, the globe and directions showed by compass). In Ancient Greece, the wheel of sun was used to symbolise a globe or a sphere. In ancient astrology, it was a used as a model of a birth card. In contemporary astrology, it is the symbol of planet Earth and fortune. The Christian church fused this symbol of pagans with its crosses. It is known as the Gamma Cross, Roman Catholic Cross and Consecration Cross. When consecrating a church, a bishop used holy water or oil to anoint 12 different places on the walls of church with drawn wheel cross. Estonians knew the motive of a circle from pre-Christian times. This is evidenced by archaeological findings, above all, jewellery. The circle and cross of the sun are present as simple motives in the ornamentals of the 19th century. The sun has been important for Estonians for thousands of years, as our latitudes are characterised by long spells of dark weather, particularly in winter. During the summer solstice, the sun is at the peak of its power and this means that people celebrate with celebrations – Midsummer Day.

    On the winter solstice, the sun dies and before Christianity, Christmas used to represent days filled with fear. This was the time “when all the gates to heaven and hell were wide open” and therefore, people had to defend themselves with all the possible devices and methods available. All the openings (doors and windows, etc.) were marked with symbols, which represented preventive magic: cross, pentagram or wheel cross. People were supposed to keep fire alive in the fireplaces throughout Christmas. The Estonians defended themselves by drawing the spokes of the sun – the rays of the sun – to door and window frames and only a week later, once the sun started to gather strength again, a circle was drawn around the spokes of the sun.

  • SPRING DAYS! Wolves – starting from Grey Wolves – go hunting in spring! This is a sports event, which takes place outdoors and ends with a sauna.

    SUMMER DAYS! A large-scale summer event for families; lasts from Saturday until Sunday. At this event, young cubs are expected to give their Wolves' Oath.

    CHILDREN'S EVENT! We care about our children and want to contribute to their Christmas time. CHRISTMAS PARTY! We will make reviews of the year and acknowledge the best.

    SPORTS AND CULTURE EVENTS! We're sporty and want to spend time together, enjoying sports and culture.
    The club also organises exclusive meetings for wolves for its co-operation partners throughout the world.

  • Wolf Group
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    Phone: + 372 6059 300
    Fax: +372 6059 315 
    E-mail: info@wolfgroupweb.com