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November 2015
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You won't want to miss the 2016 Foundation Event!  April 1, 2016.  Mark your calendar!

Special Club Meeting - Brewery Tour At Glacier Brewhouse; This meeting required registration.  Registration is now closed.
We'll have a great lunch at Orso. The Brewmasters at Glacier Brewhouse will do small group tours of the brewery ops and discuss the business model.

Our very own Rotary ornaments will be sold at $15 from the 10th of November (at our Club) and all the money will go to the Safe families for Children Alaska. None of these ornaments are going to the Capitol Christmas tree project in Washington DC. We have already sent the special ornaments and that project is now over.
Beacon Hill is the implementer for Safe Families for Children Alaska. Safe Families for Children is operating in 36 states and 5 countries. Since 2003 over 20,000 children have been placed with Safe Families and there has not been one report of harm. Safe Families for Children has been able to reduce foster care in some states by over 50%. It is a great way for us to help our most vulnerable families BEFORE abuse happens.
Data shows that neglect and abuse often result from short term crises that spiral out of control because a family lacks family or friends to turn to for help. The goal of Safe Families is to inspire families to become this social safety net for people in their own neighborhoods who are struggling in isolation.
There are many reasons for members to buy several ornaments:
- to donate a fully decorated tree (with our ornaments) to Beacon Hill building downtown.
They are very excited about this!
- to have a decorated tree at the Dena'ina Center during our meetings from end of November to Christmas
- to have a garland made of our ornaments (the ornaments can easily be linked together by a metal jump ring and made into a stunning garland!) for the head table from end of November to Christmas
- to have a decorated tree and garlands made of our ornaments for your RI club party on the 22nd of Dec....
- to give an ornament for families and friends
- to give an ornament for a fellow Rotarian
- to give to a far away Club during a visit as well as a flag
- to have a decorated tree and garlands made of our ornaments for your company building/office
- many more ideas!

President's Message
Support the Foundation on Giving Tuesday, 1 December
Join the global online movement to celebrate the season with a gift to The Rotary Foundation. Giving Tuesday, 1 December, uses the power of social media and the spirit of generosity to promote giving and philanthropy around the world. You can support the cause by going online on 1 December to make a gift to The Rotary Foundation. Then use social media to encourage your friends and family to do the same. It’s the perfect opportunity to reach our supporters and build on the momentum of Rotary Foundation Month. Last year, the Foundation raised more than $100,000 on Giving Tuesday. This year, the...
New Rotary flag and banner materials available in Brand Center
Give your Rotary flag or banner a new and professional look with our updated materials, available in the Brand Center. With eight options of colors and backgrounds to choose from, you can find the design that will best strengthen your club or district brand. The Brand Center also offers everything you need to create communications with the Rotary look and tone. You can download Rotary’s logo -- or create your own club or district logo. And you’ll find editable templates for brochures, newsletters, PowerPoint presentations, fliers, and more. (Sign-in required.)
Cyclists raise nearly $3 million in Miles to End Polio ride
The fight to eradicate polio got a major financial boost from the annual Miles to End Polio bike ride that took place 21 November in Arizona, USA. Rotary General Secretary John Hewko and a team of eight RI staff members helped raise $2.9 million. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will match the funds 2-to-1, bringing the total contribution to PolioPlus to nearly $9 million. This is the fourth year in a row that Hewko has biked in the 104-mile (167 km) El Tour de Tucson ride, one of the country’s top cycling events. More than 100 Rotary members from Arizona and around the world hit the...
Foundation moves up on expert list of top nonprofits
The Rotary Foundation has continued its steady growth, moving up one spot to 93rd in The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual ranking of the top 400 nonprofit organizations in the United States. The ranking is based on monetary contributions from private sources and reflects the increasing generosity of those who support Rotary’s mission. According to The Chronicle of Philanthropy, the Foundation received $259,594,884 in 2014, an 8.3 percent increase from the previous year. The Foundation recently earned a 4-start rating from Charity Navigator, the largest and most prestigious independent...
Chulalongkorn celebrates 10 years of equipping leaders to build peace
Bobby Anderson was helping former freedom fighters in Aceh, Indonesia, adjust to life after combat when he heard about the Rotary Peace Center at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. Anderson, who became part of the 2010 class of Rotary Peace Fellows, says the program allowed him to reflect upon the work he had already done and gain a larger perspective beyond day to day practicalities.  “To be able to meet other people that had done similar work in other places and to be exposed [during field study] to the disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration situation in Nepal was fascinating and...

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Welcome to the Anchorage Club

We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Dena'ina Center
600 W 7th Ave
Anchorage, AK  99501
United States
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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!
Anchorage Rotary Club
PO BOX 101504
ANCHORAGE, AK  99510-1504
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Vice President
Director - SPI
Director - PR
Director - Club Admin
Director - Membership
Director - SPII
Director - PH
Past President