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Oct 01, 2017 - Dec 31, 2017
Oct 03, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017
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Mat-Su Toastmasters

Afraid of public speaking?  You are not alone!  Join us to hear how Linda Block learned to shake those speaking butterflies and become a first place winner at the Yukon Alaska Council of Toastmasters.

Oct 18, 2017
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Oct 21, 2017 6:00 PM
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Alaska's Current Economy

Economist: State of Alaska, Department of Labor, Research & Analysis Section, 1978-Present; supervisor of Anchorage office.
Education: B.A. in History, and a B.A. in Economics, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

   
Neal Fried was born in Washington D.C., but raised in Vienna, Austria. He has worked as an economist in Alaska for over 30 years and has observed many changes.  His experience as an economist has been broad and deep. He has not been involved with the public policy issues of the economy, but instead has been a producer of objective economic and demographic measures and analysis of our economy
    Mr. Fried produces economic data and analysis on a variety of economic issues facing Alaska, and serves as a speaker on Alaska employment and economic issues at the request of Alaska media organizations, state agencies and public institutions, nonprofits, corporations, professional associations, etc.
    He is a primary author of articles appearing in the monthly magazine Alaska Economic Trends, published by the Alaska Department of Labor.  This publication is distributed to more than 5,000 subscribers.  His articles cover a wide variety of state of Alaska economic issues.  Some of the topics on which he has performed economic analysis and written articles include: the cost of living, annual forecasts of Anchorage and Alaska’s economy, construction, income and wage trends, the military, the health care industry, transportation, oil industry issues, labor needs, rural economic trends, economic impact of the 1989 Prince William Sound oil spill, growth in Alaska’s breweries, the Mat-Su Valley's economy and Alaska's largest employers.
    Neal has served on the Governor’s Oil and Gas Policy Task Force, the Anchorage Economic Development Committee, the Governor’s Technology Task  Force and others; he is also a member of the Pacific Northwest Economic Conference board. He is a recipient of Governor’s 2011 Denali Peak Performance Award.
    Neal came to Alaska in 1973 to attend UAF where he earned a  B.A. in History and a B.A. in Economics. He decided to stay in Alaska? "Alaska is the only place in the United States as a conscious human being I have lived. It has been a wonderful ride, so why would I leave?"Neal is married and has two children.

Advice to Students:
 "Invest in yourselves. Try to be good at least at one thing or preferably many. Do not coast. Be engaged.

Oct 25, 2017
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Oct 25, 2017
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
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Want to know what is happening for the Foundation Committee!  Rob will give you all the facts!  

Nov 01, 2017
Nov 01, 2017
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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Nov 04, 2017
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
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Mat-Su Bag It Campaign

The Mat-Su Recycle Coalition is beginning a campaign to increase the awareness of Valley residents to the hazards of single-use plastic bags.   Funding is needed to pay for radio spots on Valley Radio to bring attention to this problem in our environment.   Plastic bag litter is everywhere.  Besides creating an unsightly mess, plastic bag litter kills many animals, including our own caribou and reindeer.  Plastic bags end up in our watershed and eventually the ocean, where they create even more hazards for marine animals.  Plastic never biodegrades, but just breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces of petroleum chemicals and then enters the food chain.  Plastic particles have been found in plankton on which  our salmon feed.  It then ends up on our dinner plates!  
Our goal is to encourage residents to cut down on their use of plastic bags by taking their own reusable bags when they shop.
Please help us bring attention to this problem.  We would appreciate whatever amount you can donate.  Even the smallest donation is valuable.    A radio spot costs from $6 to $10.  So your $10 could purchase one radio spot.   
We will also be boosting posts on Facebook at a cost of $5 per booster.   
Radio spots have already been prepared and will begin as soon as funding is available.
As Alaskans we are very proud of our environment, so we encourage you to join us in reducing the impact of plastic bags on it.

Nov 08, 2017
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Nov 08, 2017 7:00 PM –
Nov 29, 2017 7:30 PM
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Miss Alaska 2017

Nov 15, 2017
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Nov 29, 2017
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Dec 02, 2017
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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 I am a singer, songwriter, producer, and performer from Alaska, currently living in Anchorage. I am passionate about creating and performing world class pop music, and putting Alaska on the map as a music monster. I am most inspired by Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, Train, and Ed Sheeran. I play primarily with my band, and dream to one day headline a major national concert-tour. 


https://youtu.be/S0FX0-aF3NU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Va2WtXbA6B0

 

Dec 06, 2017

Michelle Boyden is a K-12 Guidance Counselor with  Mat-Su Central. She'll be talking about the
 Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE's) program designed to help parents, teachers and caregivers.  

Dec 13, 2017
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Dec 13, 2017
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Miss Teen Alaska

McKinley Heather Belle Wooten was crowned as the new 2018 Miss Alaska Teen USA on September 30th at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium.  Mckinley is a lifelong Alaskan currently attending Colony High School.  She is passionate about volunteering in her community whether it's raising money as a bell ringer for the Salvation Army, or delivering meals every year on Christmas morning to those in need.  As the new Miss Alaska Teen USA she plans to be the best role model to girls and always hold herself to the standard that young girls are always watching her.

Dec 20, 2017
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Dec 27, 2017
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
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Josh the Otter - Strategic Planning Session


Club meeting will focus on extracting ideas and creating a strategic plan for the club's flagship service project:  Josh the Otter water safety program.

Jan 03, 2018
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Our new tax laws!

Jan 10, 2018
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Representing Alaska at the Arctic Winter Games (meeting being held at Extreme Fun Center Sky Lounge)

Join us this week at the Extreme Fun Center to hear from three Mat-Su Valley students who will be traveling to Canada to represent Alaska and the USA at the 2018 Arctic Winter Games in Futsol (fast paced, indoor soccer).

Jan 17, 2018
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Jan 17, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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Colony High School Band

Festival Coordinator & District Liaison, and Colony High School Band Director

 

o   Works at Matanuska Susitna Borough School District

o   Studied Education at William Howard Taft University

o   Studied Educational Leadership/Administration at University of Alaska Anchorage

o   Studied Music education at Brigham Young University

o   Went to Bingham High School

https://www.adn.com/arts/2017/11/19/alaska-marching-band-takes-their-show-on-the-road-for-the-macys-thanksgiving-day-parade/#_

Jan 24, 2018 7:00 PM

Results from Susitna Rotary Club's Visioning (Meeting being held at Settlers Bay)

Lanissa and Lynn will be presenting the ideas generated at the December 2nd Susitna Rotary Club Visioning event and the consensus on the top three strategic priorities for the next year.

Jan 31, 2018
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Jan 31, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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Jan 31, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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Jan 31, 2018
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
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Faith as a world wide peace movement

Bishop Shelley Wickstrom  is bishop of the Alaska Synod caring for 30 Lutheran Evangleical Lutheran Church congregations and their pastors from Ketchikan to Shishmaref. Before being the Alaskan Lutheran bishop she was a pastor in the Alaskan Southeast leaving that ministry to direct the ELCA’S Region One;  a supporting arm of the National  ELCA Church bodies including Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. She will speak about peacemaking.

Feb 07, 2018
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Feb 07, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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Feb 14, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Feb 17, 2018
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
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Peacemaking through Organizing

Kelly Marciales is the director of Valley Interfaith Action (VIA). A collection of eleven MatSu Valley congregations developing a system that listens to the needs of the community. This Community Organizing effort is unique in that it gives authority to the community. 

Mission of Valley Interfaith Action:

To address quality of life issues for all residents of the Mat-Su Borough, utilizing the faith values of our members, developing community-wide interest and mobilization around quality of life issues.

Through training, leaders address community problems by providing forums for discussion, researching alternative solutions, and working as facilitators with residents and leaders for institutional change. 

Feb 21, 2018 8:17 AM
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Feb 21, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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Volunteering at MatSu Regional

Lend a hand.

Mat-Su Regional volunteers help in a wide variety of areas within the hospital, the outpatient center, and in the community. They do everything from helping in the Emergency Department to guiding tours at our annual Baby Fair. With such a wide variety of volunteers positions to choose from, you are sure to find a rewarding experience at Mat-Su Regional.


Feb 28, 2018
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Feb 28, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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Feb 28, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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Feb 28, 2018 7:30 PM
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Rotary District 5010 Youth Exchange

Rotary District 5010 is actively seeking open-minded, flexible students who demonstrate leadership qualities and have high moral standards that will enable them to become excellent cultural ambassadors for their country and the Rotary club and district that supports them. District 5010 Rotary Youth Exchange provides students ages 15 to 17 with an opportunity to travel to a foreign country and experience the culture while serving as an ambassador for their home country. Youth Exchange is a live-in experience not a travel vacation.

For over 75 years, students and host families have broadened their horizons through Rotary Youth Exchange. More than 80 countries and over 8,000 students each year participate in the program, which is administered at the regional level by Rotary districts and at the local level by Rotary clubs.

Mar 07, 2018
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Mar 07, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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Matsu Dive Rescue Team

Matanuska-Susitna Borough Dive Rescue Team

Wasilla, Alaska

The Dive Rescue Team is dispatched by 911, and responds from station 6-5 on the Palmer-Wasilla Highway. All team members are volunteers who spend hundreds of hours training to develop and maintain their skill level. Members are certified in Dive Rescue, Swiftwater Rescue, Ice Rescue, Mud Rescue, and Low to High and High Angle Rope Rescue, as well as Emergency Medical Treatment.

 

Mar 14, 2018
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Mar 14, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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Alaska Office of Boating Safety

Promoting Safe and Enjoyable Boating in Alaska

Education Specialist Kelli Toth was named the 2017 National Boating Safety Educator of the Year. This award symbolizes the highest level of achievement among boating safety educators in the U.S. Among her many accomplishments since Toth  joined the Office of Boating Safety in 2011, the total number of students attending Kids Don’t Float education program classes has swelled to over 75,761. “In a profession where outstanding work is the standard, Kelli’s passion and dedication are above exemplary,” said Alaska State Parks Director, Ethan Tyler. ​

 

 

Mar 21, 2018
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Mar 21, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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Mar 28, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Mar 28, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Mar 28, 2018 7:30 PM
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Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics

Dr. Stannard is a Psychologist and Director of Clinical Services at Ptarmigan Connections. 

"My great passion is connecting children and families to healing resources. When a child is not developing as expected, it is common to feel overwhelmed. I help by providing early identification of developmental and behavioral disorders, educating parents and professionals about treatment strategies, and collaborating with a child’s wellness team for ongoing care.

My educational background includes a bachelor of science degree in biology from the University of Rochester, as well as a master of science degree in counseling psychology and a doctor of psychology degree from Alaska Pacific University. Additionally, I have a certificate in Primary Care Behavioral Health from the University of Massachusetts and a postdoctoral certificate in neuropsychology from Fielding Graduate University. I am a licensed psychologist, chemical dependency clinical supervisor, and supervisor for licensed professional counselors in the state of Alaska."

Apr 04, 2018 6:00 PM
Apr 04, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Apr 05, 2018 7:00 AM
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Certificate of Need application

Mat-Su Regional CEO Dave Wallace will speak at Susitna Rotary this week to discuss a Certificate of Need (CON) the hospital just submitted to the State of Alaska.

Mat-Su Regional received overwhelming community support when they applied for a CON last summer to add the 36-bed behavioral health and detox treatment facility on campus. This is a second CON and is needed to add treatment rooms to our emergency department in order to support the behavioral health facility as well as the growth in our community.

Apr 11, 2018 6:00 PM
Apr 11, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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