The City of Nome hosted the Alaska Municipal League Summer Conference August 13-15, 2014. During his trip to Nome, Anchorage Mayor Dan Sullivan was guest speaker during Wednesday's meeting. He shared about some of the successes Anchorage experienced during his tenure as Mayor, and also shared about his goals and visions for the future. Above: Dan Sullivan is posing with Nome Rotary Club President Danielle Slingsby.
Dick Sutliff and wife Page Spencer spent three days in Nome visiting with members of the Nome Rotary Club.
Standing -- 2014- 2015 Rotary Club board members
Dick and Page take a moment to view some local wildlife, in this case musk oxen, at East End Park.
Dick and Page take a sneak peak inside the Holly's fish drying rack and smoke house on the Niukluk River in Council. Special thanks to Dave Holly for taking time out of his schedule to make this day trip excursion possible.
District 5010 Governor Dick Sutliff exploring an abandoned dredge along the Solomon River.
During today's 4th of July street games, Nome Rotary President Danielle Slingsby announced the Little Sisters of Jesus as Nome's citizen of the year.
The Little Sisters of Nome and Little Diomede have worked with us, lived with us and kept up with us almost all their lives and have showed us the way to live with dignity and grace every minute of the time. They have led exemplary lives in demonstrating their humility and the purpose we each have in living to the best of our ability. In their quiet way, they have shown that it doesn’t take great wealth, or even great effort to live a good life in Nome.
This years swim was an amazing success! Dawyn made some killer oatmeal cookies. Erin was probably the most photographed bear in Alaska today. Grill master Dennis cooked up yummy reindeer dogs that sold out fast! Sarah was the t-shirt and towel selling guru and we sold them out tool! Charlie and Tom put on a great show with the fire. And if you were paying attention, you could even see whales breaching out in the ocean. Thanks to everyone who helped- Sandra, Leo, Danielle, Jenna, Scott, Spruce and anyone else I may have missed. Most of all, I think we all enjoyed the sunshine.
Our longest serving Rotarian, Leo B. Rasmussen, resigned today after 45 years. He’s not stepping down, just stepping sideways to join the new District 5010's eClub! Good Luck to Leo and all the other District 5010 eClub Rotarians!
Nome Rotary Club President Adam R. Lust and spouse Gracy recently returned from the Philippines. Adam reports that one highlight of the trip was taking part in a one day medical mission to assist 49 indigenous families. The event was organized by the Rotary Club of Central Tandag, Surigao Del Sur. Each family member was seen by a doctor and given necessary medicine. Additionally, each family received clothing items provided by the Metro Manila Rotary Club and an array of food and hygiene items provided by the Nome Rotary Club.
By Lew Tobin: First there was the Mini Mukluk Marathon on last Saturday, then the Iditarod ended; then Joann Potts came in and gave us her version of the end of this year’s last great race, over lunch at the firehall Wednesday. Lunch was a homemade meal to support two Volleyballer’s going to a Hawaii clinic this spring.
And Thursday we cooked Reindeer Dogs in the snow (actually we used our charcoal grill in the snow). Most of the time the line for our dogs was longer than the one watching the burled arches of the bigger dog race. Our dogs were coming into a finish at a much quicker pace than the Iditarod dogs however. In the three hours we were cooking 6 mushers brought dogs in under the arches. We served 100’s (or so it seemed).
Enjoy the rest of the Iditarod.
By Lew Tobin: It was a little windy (25 knots out of the north) and chilly (about 0 degrees), but we had nice a walk/ run just the same. We sold 54 t-shirts and had 41 finishers. First runners were across the finish about 15-18 minutes after the start and everyone was done after 70 minutes. A few red faces in the group but almost everyone was well dressed. Thank you to all who helped make this another flawless run. Jenna, David, Bruce, Erin, and Tom all pitched in to sell shirts, time the race and turn the people around in the middle of the race. -
The Fireman’s Carnival ROTARY RIB DINNER is back! Let us do the cooking for your family Saturday night. Meal includes a generous portion of ribs, potato salad, dinner roll, butter, and bottle of water. $15 a plate until we sell out! Located in the weight room of the Recreation Center starting at 6pm.
Members of the Nome Rotary Club provided free dictionaries to 3rd grade class at the Nome elementary school and to the students of the Nome Youth Facility. The Rotary club is committed to Nome's youth and are committed to help meet their educational goals.
District 5010 Governor Sue Foley and Assistant Governor Chris Henry toured Nome on Wednesday October 2, 2013.
At the last train to nowhere, near Solomon, Alaska.
Assistant Governor Chris Henry drivin' the train!
Under the Iditarod finish line soaking up all that great Fall time sunshine!
It was a great pleasure to meet and visit with Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Warragul, Australia. Barbara and Barrie were in Nome while transiting to/from Russia where they visited Wrangel Island on a wildlife viewing expedition. Club banners were exchanged.