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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - VOTE for CLUB SUPPORT of LOCAL PROJECTS; Survey Closes Wednesday, September 7.
 
To focus our Club's energies (time, talent and money), we will choose limited causes to bring to our Club for support.
 
You have been e-mailed the Survey Link directly from ClubRunner.
 
Thank you.
2016-2017 Anchorage Rotary Club Board
 

 
We are pleased to announce that our Club will be supporting Victims for Justice this Club Year.  The effort will be headed up by our Club member Paula Bradison and her committee.  If you'd like to join the committee, Please contact Paula.
 

Our Club has received a District Matching Grant to assist with our efforts to rebuild the memorial at Hostetler Park located at 3rd and L Streets.  The Alaska Victims Memorial Monument was established to commemorate and honor victims of homicide. It is a place of reflection and healing for the loved ones of victims of violent crimes. The memorial needs some TLC and the park needs some redesign and revamping to make this a place of peace and honor again.  The "Tree of Life" is located on the Park Strip and you may have seen ribbons tied on the tree.  These ribbons represent those who have been impacted by crime.

 

About VFJ

Victims for Justice is a local non-profit that provides vital assistance for victims of violent crimes. By championing victims' rights, we help those effected heal from trauma and grief while advocating change in the criminal justice system.

Victims for Justice was founded in 1985 following the loss of Janice Lienhart and Sharon Nahorney's parents and their aunt. They were brutally murdered during a home invasion. Following the murder, a hearing was held to waive all charges. The hearing was closed to the public, denying all rights of the family to defend their lost loved ones. 

Directly following the hearing, Lienhart and Nahorney aggressively fought in the victims' rights movement in Alaska. The two wanted to create a place where victims of violent crime could get professional assistance while also coping with their grief and trauma.

Victims for Justice - Tree Ceremony and Ribbons

Who VFJ Helps
VFJ serves and advocates for victims of all violent crimes including;

  • assault
  • robbery
  • kidnapping
  • arson
  • elder abuse
  • child abuse
  • bullying
  • and drunk driving

They also help surviving family and friends cope with trauma and grief, ensure their rights are respected within the judicial system, work to create a balanced justice system, and support violence prevention community programs.

 

VFJ Services

  • Crisis Intervention Services 
  • Assistance with Violent Crimes Compensation Applications
  • Education Regarding the Criminal Justice Process, Protective Orders, Trial Proceedings, Victim Impact Statements, Victims' Rights and Resources, and Restitution
  • Remembrance Ceremonies 
  • Financial Assistance
  • Grief Support and Referrals
  • Court Advocacy and Accompaniment
 

 
 
President's Message
 
Anchorage Rotary 2016
 
 
The "Downtown" Club
With a membership of almost 250, we are the largest Rotary Club in the largest Rotary District (5010) in the world!
Since 1941 we have come together in an effort to make our
community and world a better place.  If you are one of our
members, we hope you will find this site a useful tool for
accessing the Rotary information you need.If you are visiting
our beautiful city we hope you will "make up" at one
of our regular Tuesday meetings. Not only will you see an
interesting program, you will have a chance to
meet some of the friendliest people on earth!
 
We hope you'll join us sometime.  Please see our upcoming meetings at the left side of this page.
 
Anchorage Rotary Club
PO BOX 101504
ANCHORAGE, AK  99510-1504
 
 
 
 
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Vice President & Committees Chair
Director - Foundation
Director - Service Projects II
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Director - Membership
Director - Communications
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Director - Service Projects I
Director - Communications
Director - Rotary Service
Past President