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Eagle River Rotary

Service Above Self

Three meetings! Every Thursday the “Morning Meeting” gathers at 7 am at the Bear Mountain Grill (12300 Old Glenn) and the “Noon Meeting” gathers twice monthly at noon at Piccolino’s and the "Evening Meeting" gathers twice monthly on Wednesdays at
12801 Old Glenn
Eagle River, AK  99577
United States
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At the Fall Festival on October 28th at Lions Park in Eagle River all the little ghosts and ghouls were dressed up and did battle to the undeath in another crazy fun Nerf Battle. There was also be pie eating contests, live music, prizes, trunk or treat,  and all sorts of great activities that seemed to bring the community together. Rotary was proud to be a part of this great day in Eagle River. Huge thanks to all of the many folks who made this possible!

     The Foundation Dinner and Auction will be held November 4th at the Valley Cinemas. Eric, our Foundation Chair, with help from Ruth and Doug are part of the Foundation team with Rotarians from Palmer, Susitna, Wasilla Noon and Wasilla Sunrise. Great items have been gathered for the Silent and Live Auction so there should be something for all tastes and budgets to help raise funds for the Foundation. Expect an entertaining evening of food, fellowship and Thor. Tickets are $50/single, $80/couple, $20/Interact. See you at the movies!


     There’s been some Chief Alex Park activity lately.  As we know Tom, with Tim in tow, is heading up the Club portion of this community project.  A brief scoping meeting was called by Dana, on behalf of Jim, at the Park a couple days ago.  The Mugo pines will be removed this fall. The trees and bushes intermingled with the Mugos will be saved.  Some light pruning is also planned for this year.  Next year we may have a how to prune fireside class.  Greg Terry (mentioned below) will be our instructor.

     Dana also reports that she and Jim plan to meet next month for a discussion and  to set out a preliminary plan. One of the key items to determine is the purpose of the park, so projects can be prioritized into appropriate phases.  Meanwhile, the following information will be researched:

      •    Estimates for pine removal

       •    Underground water lines: Kenny Anderson (long time Chamber member/volunteer and has worked with Chief Alex in various manners) provided information some information and said he’s had heavy equipment on the park lawn and no problems; however, there is concernthat aging of the lines might make them more vulnerable. Dan is looking for actual layout plans to show where/how the lines are run.

    •    Dana has reached out to Gregg Terry, retired professor from UAA – his area is landscape design. Hoping to get him onboard to help develop a starting design plan for the park.  

    •    Had an email from Dennis Johnson, also a long time Chamber member, past president, and park devotee. He’s out of town but says he’ll stop by when he gets back (no date given). Jim wanted to have his input as well.

     She also met with Chris Wood, the president of the Garden Club. She’s ready to get involved and is working on some grant ideas. She asked if we had considered a Military Blue Star Memorial – funds can be solicited  from service organizations (Elks and VFW) to pay for these. She’s in touch with DOT officials and they are supportive. Installing one would also provide opportunity for a military appreciation ceremony, which would be great given our community of military personnel. 

More information to follow on this project.

     In recognition of his 40 years of service above self, the Eagle River Area Rotary Club is pleased to present a plaque and pin to Ray Holmsen and make him an Honorary Rotarian. Thank you, Ray, for all that you have done over the years, and for the wisdom and experience you will continue to share with us. See you at breakfast!
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