Petersburg Rotary Club

Serving Alaska Since 1941

 
Speakers
Erica Kludt-Painter
Mar 01, 2017
Chandra Thornburg
Mar 08, 2017
Chelsee Hansen
Mar 15, 2017
Theresa Craig
Mar 22, 2017
Rick Braun
Mar 29, 2017
Eizabeth Woodyard
Apr 05, 2017
Doug Welde
Apr 12, 2017
Ginger Evens
Apr 19, 2017
David Booker
Apr 26, 2017
Steve Geisbrecht
May 10, 2017
Anne Loesch
May 17, 2017
David Byrne
May 24, 2017
George Doyle
May 31, 2017
Timothy Koeneman
Jun 07, 2017
Doran Hammitt
Jun 14, 2017
No Speaker Chosen
Jun 21, 2017
David Zimmerman
Jun 28, 2017
Dave Berg
Jul 05, 2017
 

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Club Information

Alaska's Little Norway on the Inside Passage

Petersburg

Service Above Self

Wednesday 12:00 p.m.
Salvation Army Hall
N. Second Street and Fram Street
PO Box 1172
Petersburg, AK  99833
United States
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Home Page Stories
 
Club President David Byrne, L, pictured with Lt. John Birks of the Petersburg Salvation Army, display trophies Rotary earned in 2014 and 2015. The Petersburg Rotary Club raised the most money of all bell ringers two years in a row.
 

 
MARISSA NILSEN selected for Rotary Youth Exchange! Marissa will train, then go outbound in August for a year abroad in Belgium. Congratulations, Marissa!
 
 
Jasmine left for her year of Rotary Youth Exchange in Thailand in August. You can check out her blog about the trip at http://jasminerye2015.tumblr.com/
 

 
 

Check out the photo album from the Salmon Bake!

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President Kilkenny presented a cake and offered kind words to Rob Thomason on his last meeting as a Petersburg Rotarian. He and his Bride (Susan) are moving to Bend, Oregon.

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The new safe walk-in tub purchased by Mountain View Manor with the assistance of Petersburg Rotary Club donation has been installed. Click title to view photos.

 
 
 
The ideal candidate is a mid-career professional, looking for training that will gear them up for a substantial role in peace and conflict resolution in their neighborhood, our country, region, or the world.
 
 
 

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One of the pillars of Rotary service is our support of the Intl. Rotary Foundation which works to support initiatives such as clean water, literacy, health, and polio eradication.   You can support our club's goal of 100% participation.

Consider making your donation of $100 or more to the Rotary Foundation Annual Programs fund to become a Paul Harris Sustaining Member for the 2014-2015 Rotary year.

"Every Rotarian Every Year" is our goal.   Have you already become Paul Harris Sustaining Member for the 2014-2015 Rotary Year?  Will you be next?  (If you have given directly to the Foundation via their website or other method for the 2014-2015 Rotary year, please let Chad Wright know so he can include your name as appropriate.

 

 
 
 
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RI News Items
Convention: Southern hospitality
The Atlanta Host Organization Committee is offering some good old-fashioned Southern hospitality at the Rotary International Convention from 10 to 14 June. It has planned a wide range of activities featuring everything from good food and music to inspiring tours of local landmarks. If it’s your first convention, these events are chances to meet fellow Rotarians from around the world, and if you’re an experienced convention goer, you can catch up with old friends. Hall of Fame baseball player Hank Aaron will host Rotarians for a “Strike Out Polio” night at the new SunTrust Park, where you’ll...
Member spotlight: The power of the press
When Teguest Yilma helped found the Rotary Club of Addis Ababa Entoto in 2002, she thought polio had already been eradicated from most of the world. But while Ethiopia had been free of the disease, Yilma was shocked to learn that new cases had started cropping up in surrounding countries such as Somalia. “I was thinking, it’s not possible, we can’t be free if the countries around us are not free,” she says. Yilma, the managing editor of Capital, Ethiopia’s largest English weekly newspaper, has brought a journalist’s skills to the fight against polio. She became vice chair of the Ethiopia...
Member interview: Writer sheds light on FDR’s right-hand woman
Battling breast cancer in 2000, Kathryn Smith found comfort pursuing her lifelong interest in Franklin D. Roosevelt. The more she read, the more intrigued she became with the 32nd U.S. president’s private secretary, Marguerite Alice “Missy” LeHand. “I thought, what a fascinating life she had because she was by his side through the polio crisis, establishing the polio rehabilitation center in Warm Springs and then after his return to politics,” she says. Smith, a past president of the Rotary Club of Greater Anderson, S.C., and a longtime newspaper journalist, turned that curiosity into a book...
The Rotarian Conversation with Ban Ki-moon
One of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s earliest memories is of fleeing with his family into the mountains during the Korean War, his village burning behind him. His father and grandfather had to forage for food in the woods; his mother gave birth to his siblings away from anything remotely resembling a health facility. “I have known hunger,” he says. “I have known war, and I have known what it means to be forced to flee conflict.” The soldiers who came to their rescue were flying the blue flag of the United Nations. The UN provided them with food and their schools with books....
Culture: Life in the bike lane
Like a lot of us, I spent much of my childhood riding bikes, but fell out of the habit for a while. Forty years. Then my wife and I moved to New York, where cyclists risk their necks in a daily Thunderdome of cabs, police cars, firetrucks, double-decker buses, messengers on motorbikes, and delivery trucks backing around corners at 20 miles an hour. Not for me! At least not until my 50th birthday, when my metabolic furnace flamed out. Calories started going directly from beer bottle to beer belly. It was time to start exercising. Either that or give up Samuel Adams, and I couldn’t do that to...