Speaker Date Topic
Heather Handyside Oct 17, 2018 6:00 PM
GCI - Infrastructure in Alaska
GCI - Infrastructure in Alaska

Heather Handyside

As the senior director of corporate communications and lead spokesperson at GCI, Heather Handyside is responsible for protecting and promoting the telecom company’s reputation in Alaska and in its growing nationwide markets. She is responsible for answering the tough questions as well as finding new and innovative ways to tell GCI’s Alaska-born-and-raised story. Before joining the GCI team, Heather served as press secretary for US Senator Mark Begich, deputy municipal manager for the Municipality of Anchorage, and as Anchorage’s director of homeland security and emergency management.  During the presentation, Heather will share the story of GCI—Alaska’s largest telecommunications and technology provider—and how the company grew from a 3-person start-up to a 2,200 employee company serving more than 240 communities statewide.


907-301-3481 cell | hhandyside@gci.com

Tabitha Karpow Oct 24, 2018
Young Professionals Group

In the midst of a generation drawn to online social networks and online networking groups, Anchorage young professionals have not had an engaged and social network that addresses their specific needs -until now. The answer is the Young Professionals Group.

YPG was created in June of 2014 and is the largest young professional organization in Alaska with over 400 engaged members.

YPG has implemented a variety of different avenues for professionals to develop key business skills and strategies, grow personally and professionally, and provide unique networking opportunities with other motivated and social professionals.

Club Assembly Followed by a Board Meeting Oct 31, 2018
Stuart Leidner Nov 07, 2018
Mat Su Trails Foundation
Mat Su Trails Foundation

Stuart R Leidner is  Executive Director of Mat-Su Trails and Parks Foundation

Stuart migrated north to Alaska in 2015, as his wife embarked on a new career path. He has worked for more than a decade for a wide range of nonprofits; spanning land trusts to economic development. He has explored trails from the Appalachians to the North Cascades in all seasons and has eagerly sought out new adventures here in Alaska. When not managing the Mat Su Trails and Parks Foundation’s grant programs, you will find him out and about on the trails, wading a river fly rod in hand, working on the next project to enhance our vegetable garden production, or just hanging out with Nina and their dog Colter. Come hear about our beautiful trails in the Mat Su Valley

Salli, our Youth Exchange Student Nov 14, 2018
Living in South Korea and her experience as an Exchange Student
Living in South Korea and her experience as an Exchange Student

Salli will update us on her experience so far in Alaska and share information about her country, her family and her life in South Korea

Robert Hall Nov 21, 2018
Rotary Foundation Planned Giving
Rotary Foundation Planned Giving

Come learn the ways you can donate to the Rotary Foundation without it hurting your pocket book today.  Robert Hall will tell us how we can do that. 

Club Assembly Followed by a Board Meeting Nov 28, 2018
Matt Pogirski Dec 05, 2018
Cyber Currency
Cyber Currency

Ever wondered about Bit Coins? Cybercurrency?  Matt Pogirski , a new member of Susitna Rotary is a Financial Advisor at Edward Jones. Today cryptocurrencies have become a global phenomenon . While still somehow geeky and not understood by most people, banks, governments and many companies are aware of its importance. Come learn more.

Mayor Bert Cottle Dec 12, 2018
What's happening in Wasilla
What's happening in Wasilla

Things are constantly changing in our city....come hear an update from the Mayor himself. 

Susitna Rotary Holiday Party Dec 19, 2018

Come relax before the Holiday's get in full swing and celebrate the Season!

No Meeting Dec 26, 2018
Happy New Year
Happy New Year
Tom Wilder Jan 09, 2019
Home Land Security...and a little about Active Shooter Training
Home Land Security...and a little about Active Shooter Training

Tom Wilder works for Homeland Security. He is retired Navy, a member of Eagle River Rotary and an Active Shooter Trainer. Come learn what you didn't know about Home Land Security.  

Patrick Durand Jan 16, 2019
Engine #557 Restoration
Engine #557 Restoration

The Alaska Railroad's last operating steam engine was Locomotive Number 557. The s-160 class Consolidation 2-8-0 locomotives built for the United States Army Transportation Corp. between 1942 and 1945, became the largest single class of locomotives ever built in America. Come hear about it's restoration project.

Club Assembly Followed by a Board Meeting Jan 30, 2019
Club Assembly Followed by a Board Meeting Feb 27, 2019
Club Assembly Followed by a Board Meeting Mar 27, 2019
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