Posted by Adam Sikorski on Aug 24, 2017
By now, most everyone has endured one of my happy-dollar announcements about outdoor adventures or my referencing a committee that gathers around beer. Today I’m highlighting the latter.
 
When I joined AER, I met a pool of people passionate about making a difference. During my Rotary-introduction coffee talk with President Dave, we spoke about where Rotary was going organizationally and how our local club operated.  Human trafficking was discussed and I brought up child trafficking, a cause I am passionate about fighting.
 
I quickly met several people interested in supporting others who were dedicated to fighting it. I also saw a need within AER for financing as well as for some more AER events that didn’t create donor fatigue.  I determined that beer was a great way to achieve both!
 
For the past year, with AER support, I have been bringing together a team of people to host a beer festival to create a fun event for Anchorage that seeks to fight human trafficking on international and local levels.  We have set the date for 2/17/18 and have partnered with Fur Rendezvous to help market the event under their brand.  We have gained the support of other Rotary clubs, local vendors, and breweries across the state.
 
I am really excited to bring this event to fruition and for the positive impact it will make. There is a lot more I will share in the future. Thank you to everyone who has helped and supported me thus far!  Until next time…