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Eagle River Rotary

Service Above Self

Two meetings! Every Thursday the “Morning Meeting” gathers at 7 am at the Bear Mountain Grill and the “Noon Meeting” gathers weekly at 12 pm at Piccolino’s.
Bear Mountain Grill / Piccolino's
12300 Old Glenn / 12801 Old Glenn
Eagle River, AK  99577
United States
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Here is the intrepid group who gave time and effort in cleaning up a stretch of the inbound Glenn Highway. Thanks for what you do to keep Eagle River beautiful!
Eagle River Area Rotary is proud to introduce our newest member, Duke Kahamoku. He is with First National Bank Alaska, Eagle River Branch and is becoming a regular at the lunch meeting. His interests include fishing, snow-shoeing and anything outdoors. He is married to Kathryn and has four children. Welcome, Duke!
Decked out in his cheery orange blazer, Yaro, our exchange student from the Netherlands attended the morning meeting and gave a fun and interesting presentation about his homeland. We also discovered that he is celebrating his 18th birthday Sept 14th so if you see him around, please wish him a very happy birthday.
 
Congratulations to Felix for his good fortune at this morning's Split the Pot. With only a handful of cards left and a large pile of money at stake, he finally found the elusive 9 of clubs. He credits his win to his lucky dancing coupon figure. Jake attributes it to the fact that Felix was being paid back for his generosity in buying Jake his coffee. Whichever it was, we know Felix will share his winnings with his wife, Kristyne, as it will "build goodwill and better friendships" (and there is photographic evidence.) Time for a new deck of cards!
As a really fun and interesting change of pace, the lunch meeting was held in the Day Room at Station 11 right here in Eagle River. The charming and entertaining Capt Craig Walls was kind enough to spend time educating the members about the the Fire Departments throughout the municipality. If you attended and didn't learn something new or interesting - you weren't listening. Thank you to the great Fire Fighters at Station 11 for allowing us to tour their beautiful building.
The lunch meeting was pleased to welcome both an interesting speaker, Aaron Leggett from the Eklutna Tribe  and a visiting Rotarian from Australia, Shankar Sankaran. Thank you for sharing your talents and fellowship.
Our first annual Bunco Fireside is Mission Accomplished! There was a lot of good-natured competition and laughter as we rattled and rolled our way through three games of the infamous dice game known as Bunco. In the end, Linda won a prize for most Wins, Tom won Most Buncos, Yaro took a prize for the Last Bunco of the Night (which explains the attractive accessories he is wearing), and Tim was the Biggest Loser but went home with excellent prizes, as well, including a Youth Exchange pin that Yaro presented to him. A huge thank you to the Gambles for hosting: it was a fun night full of great food and fellowship. In fact, Yaro enjoyed it so much, he intends to share the game with his friends back in the Netherlands, but he is going to have to provide his own sombrero and necklace...Tonya's not giving up those family heirlooms.
     We appreciate Scout Executive Cliff Crismore taking the time to speak at the morning meeting about the enormous changes and challenges that the Boy Scouts are facing. It was very informative.
     At the lunch meeting, Special Agent Sandi Klein provided an interesting and educational presentation about her work on the FBI's Anti-Terrorism Task Force and the Evidence Response Team.
     There is an impressive lineup of upcoming speakers so please be sure to invite family, friends and potential members to come out to hear them.  See top left of webpage for the most up-to-date details.
 
Quintin Perham treated us to a presentation of his adventures in Italy as a Rotary Exchange Student at both the morning and lunch meeting.
MOLTO BENE, Quintin!

 This year's Rotary theme is  

  "Be the Inspiration."  

At some point, we all were inspired to make a commitment to Rotary, and that inspiration was different for each of us.  Some joined the club as a way to network and to increase their bottom line.  Others were inspired when they learned about the thousands of service projects Rotarians are responsible for each year and wanted to be a part of that organization.  Still others were just looking to make new friends.  No matter what initially brought us to Rotary, we are now all Rotarians and have the opportunity to inspire others.   

Inspiration is defined as "the action or power of moving the intellect or emotions."  So, how do we as Rotarians "move" the intellect or emotions of others?  It's simple; we do things that inspire us.  Find that project or cause that is important to you and bring that energy and drive to the rest of the club.  At first it may be a challenge to get others onboard (some of us are creatures of habit), but it only takes a few inspired people to get something started.  And once it's started, others will want to be part of it (if you’re lucky, someone will be inspired enough to volunteer to be in charge next year).  When our friends and neighbors see Rotary out in the community and learn about these projects, some of them will become inspired to find something to support that is special to them. 

As this year's club president, I look forward to working with each of you so that our club can “Be the Inspiration.”

Tim McLain
President, Eagle River Area Rotary
 
Speakers
Linda Jay Jackson
Sep 20, 2018 12:00 PM
Helping Hand for Nepal
Club Assembly
Sep 27, 2018 12:00 PM
Jim Palmer
Oct 04, 2018 12:00 PM
South Africa Presentation
District Governor Diane Fejes
Nov 01, 2018 7:00 AM
District Governor Diane Fejes
Nov 01, 2018 12:00 PM
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President-Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
Immediate Past President
Community Service
Foundation Chair
Membership
Public Relations
Club Administration
Noon Meeting Director
 
 
 
 
Our Mission
 
To provide business, professional, and local leaders opportunities to serve others in ways that benefit our community and to promote high ethical standards, fellowship and goodwill in our community and worldwide.