Posted by Paul Paslay
Hello East Rotarians,
We have opportunities for members outside of our weekly meetings:
This year four local clubs including Anchorage East are using a District Grant to build garden boxes at elementary schools in the Anchorage area.  The next planned activity is Wednesday, September 5, 4:30p, at Baxter Elementary where we shall construct eight boxes.
Our club has for years gathered to distribute food at the Fairview Recreation Center.  The next distribution of the Mobile Food Pantry will be 1:30 – 3p on September 8.
Today Woody Angst, Karen Smith and I attended the first meeting of the Interact Club at West High.  About 30 students and their faculty adviser John Ruhlin showed up.  The next meeting is Tuesday, September 4, 10:20a, Room 10, West High School.  It helps to have as many Rotarians as possible there to support these future leaders.
Our club also supports Interact at East High and they will soon be starting up their year.
Last night was a meeting of the Foundation Committee at Sullivan’s Steakhouse private dining room.  Bob Cox, Lynn Allingham, Lynn Shaver, Rayli Wilson, Bill Ure, Michelle Engelke and yours truly showed up and had a good work meeting combined with fellowship.  The next meeting will probably be September 24, 5:30p, also at Sullivan’s
Coming up is a meeting of the Community Service committee (5p August 30 at La Cabana).  I think the opportunity, to be more “hands on” and being involved in activities which make the world a little better, is as rewarding as our weekly meetings.  Not everyone can make a meeting, and fortunately there are a lot of options at other times.  Choose one of these opportunities and get involved!