Posted by Paul Paslay
Here are the highlights from the Anchorage East Rotary meeting held on August 15, 2018:
  • Kelly Larson and Chelsea Eckhart spoke for our program on the 2018 Alaska State Fair.  Kelly reminded us that this Thursday, August 23, 12:30p – 1:30p, there is Rotary Fellowship at the Alaska State Fair in Palmer.
  • Bob Cox gave more details of the raffle for Alaska Airline miles.  To enter, start a monthly contribution to Rotary in any amount, and let Bob know you have done so.  You can go to My Rotary and type in “donate” into the search window.
  • Adam Szabo from Slovakia, this year’s exchange student, made his first visit to our club.  Later that day he went golfing with Dave Kester and Bob Cox.
  • I reminded the group of the East – Downtown softball game August 22, 6pm at Mulcahy Stadium.
  • I announced that the first AERIE meeting of the year will be August 23, 5:30pm at the Cattle Company, hosted by Past President Lance Wilber.
  • I announced that the Board of Directors has approved Youth Exchange for 2019 – 2020, which will be Charlotte Tharp’s year as president.  The board also approved its budget for my year.  Finally, I think I invited folks to come to one of our board meetings to see more of what your club does.
Later in the week:
  • On Saturday we had the second social event of our year, which was a Segway Tour of downtown Anchorage.  It was fully subscribed and everyone seemed to enjoy it. 
  • Very early Friday our outbound student flew out of the Anchorage airport to Poland, his host country.