- On October 18th we heard from Chris Reaburn of ACS who gave us some tips on how to manage our data in the "cloud".
- On October 25th, our own Tom Williams provided a detailed look back over Alaska Oil and Gas tax history.
- And, on November 1st we heard from Renea Saade of Stoel Rives on the new wage and hour laws affecting exempt employee status.
- Last week we heard an extremely moving presentation by Glen Klinkhart on the Victims for Justice. Glen is a former APD homicide detective and the current board chair. The organization was founded 30 years ago by the survivors of a triple homicide where two teenagers killed a husband/wife sister in their 70’s. This group has tireless advocated for victims’ rights; including changing the Alaska State constitution so that victims and their families have the right to be present at all hearings, even those for minors.
It was an extremely moving presentation as our members remembered those they know who have been victims of crime by tying colored ribbons symbolic of their experiences on a tree.
This is President Lynne’s project for this year, renovation of Hostetler Park for VFJ. More information can be found at email@example.com or 907-278-0977.
Foundation Event Tickets are on Sale now!
Early bird discount now until February.
Individual Tickets: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/2438/Event/foundation-event---individual-tickets-(can-buy-more-than-one)
Table of 10: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/2438/Event/foundation-event---table-sales
100 New Paul Harris Fellow Levels for the Centennial of the Foundation:
We have set a goal of 100 new Paul Harris levels for the 100th Anniversary of the Foundation. You can check your Paul Harris status (giving) by setting up and logging into My Rotary Account at RI. It's easy. https://www.rotary.org/en Click on "My Rotary".
Log into RI (rotary.org) "My Rotary" and go to your profile. Click on ‘Donor History Report”. It’ll show all your contributions and recognition levels and how far you are to your next Paul Harris!!
Jim Fergusson, Chair of the Paul Harris and Major Donor committee shared all the details about the Foundation and recognition. You can learn more here: https://www.rotary.org/myrotary/en/document/foundation-recognition-points-fact-sheet
Fines and Happy & Sad Bucks:
- Lindsay Holmes was happy about the Bartlett Tennis Team's successful season.
- Please keep Greg Morris in your thoughts and prayers.
- Our Fellow Rotarian Al Augestad, who had perfect attendance for over 50 years, would love visitors in his new home at the Thomas Center.
- Kathryn Jernstrom celebrated her 7th wedding anniversary
- Lori Davey was really happy about the awesome wine tasting event to benefit VFJ
- Joanne Phillips-Nutter was happy about her grandchild almost named "Subaru".
- Rick Thomas was pretty darn happy about his status as "King" of his industry as a top innovative CEO in IT.
- David Garrison generous donated Courtside Seawolf Tickets for benefit of the Foundation Event!
- Alex Slivka was happy to be back with us after 20 days of travel.
- Paula Bradison was really happy about speaking at the Women's Summit.
- Stephanie Haydn was happy that she completed the Women's Summit planning and execution.
- Noel Janda was truly blessed with a new Granddaughter.
- Tom Boling shared his happiness about seeing our old friend Pat Doyle.
- Jim DiMaggio celebrated his Grandson being in the newspaper.
- Kathy Day was really happy about her sons hockey prowess.
- Catherine Rodgers was happy to celebrate her new job.
Rotary Youth Support - Pumpkins Raffle:
We raised $850 for our Interact Club members. They carved and auctioned off their fantastic Halloween Jack-'O-Lanterns to help them purchase a Shelter Box for their Rotary projects. Thanks to Brenda Arthur for spearheading our Club's efforts to support Interact and to Jim DiMaggio for stepping in as auctioneer.
- December 9th - Salvation Army Bell Ringing; Lainie will have sign ups soon.
- April 7th, Friday - Rotary Foundation Event; Champagne Centennial Celebration - 100 Year Anniversary of the Paul Harris Foundation!
October No Fine Button:
Steve Ribuffo continued to educate us on the current state and future of the Port of Anchrorage. It is the entry point for goods that move to all points in the State. Both major industry and the military use our Port heavily. Learn more here: http://www.portofanc.com/
November No Fine Button:
Kristen Fowler Lindsey has been using her no fine button month to highly her business Thrively Digital. Her firm creates websites that produce improved economics for her customers using mobile optimization and metrics tracking. More information at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 907-885-0948. www.thrivelydigital.com
Pre-Reserve the No Fine Button
Our excellent Sergeants-At-Arms are taking reservations for the no fine button. You can pre-reserve the no-fine button for any month that is open for a mere $400. Just say "no" to amateur auctions and buy the no-fine button ahead of time! Only 2 no fine buttons are still available for this Rotary Year. Contact Steve Ribuffo or Blythe Campbell today.
World Community Services:
The World Community Service Committee is looking for a Water, Health, and Sanitation project in Rural Alaska. Contact Ian Dutton if you have ideas or contacts that may be helpful. We are working with Canadian Clubs to hopefully garner some RI Grants for rural projects in Alaska and Canada.
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