Rotary Club of Seward

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Welcome to our Club!

Seward

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Breeze Inn
Marathon Meeting Room
1306 Seward Highway
Seward, AK  99664
United States
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In January, Seward Rotary conducted a community survey to gauge public interest in developing a recreational area on Bear Lake.  Click on the link to access and review review the results.
 
 

 
 

In January of this year the Seward Rotary Club initiated a survey to gauge public interest in

developing a recreation area on Bear Lake, utilizing land recently acquired by the Kenai

Peninsula Borough. Following are the results of that survey.

 

 

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Thank you to Jeff Hatrick and his team for a fun tour of the hatchery, the aglae lab and the various clams, abalone, geoduck, crab and sea cucumbers!
 
 
 

ImageSeward Rotarians paired up with youth volunteers from TYC to help put on the Breakfast with Santa celebration at the Senior Center.

Rotarians participating - Lori Draper, Tom Clemons, Karen Sefton, Deb Altermatt and Joe Fong

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Seward Rotary members presented a check for $3,000 to He Will Provide Food Bank to support Thanksgiving Baskets to those fellow Sewardites in need.

Members Present: Tom Clemons, Lori Draper, Tom Tougas, Kristi LarsonImage

 

 
 

This year marked the 3rd Annual Seward Rotary Duck Race.  Check out the pictures from this year's Race in the Photo Album!Image

 

 
 

ImageOn October 22, 2013, Seward Rotary Club President, Kristi Larson, introduced her son, Christopher Clemons, as the club's newest member.  He brings with him a history of local Rotary.  He grew up in Seward, the child of an active Rotarian.  Now, as an adult, the club is honored to welcome him into the membership.

Christopher is a commercial fisherman, based out of Seward.  He was married to Samantha (Rough)Clemons just over a year ago.  Welcome Chris!

 
 
 
ImageSeward Rotary Club's 2nd Annual Duck Race Fund Raiser was won with a loud quack by local entrepreneur, Jeff Shank, on Sunday, September 18th.   Jeff, and his wife, Shelly, are looking forward to a winter get-away on a Caribbean or Mexican week-long cruise for two donated by Holland America.  The winners were announced at the Seward Silver Salmon Derby awards ceremony just  a couple hours after the photo finish duck race at Lowell Canyon Waterfall.  Second and third place went to Tessa Polasek, $1,000.00, and Jaime Atherton, $500.00. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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I just wanted a contact from my Seward rotary to be able to give updates too! My family is amazing, and I recently found out they talked to my counselor about me staying with them all year instead of changing families, so I'm excited! I'm picking up the language relatively well, and have been attending school regularly. I loooooooove the food here I feel fruit deprived after living in Alaska for so long, so I'm taking advantage of the fruit here! As of Tuesday I have been here one month, and the time has flown, I remember how eager I was to get going and now here I am already a month into my exchange. I hope everyone in rotary is doing well, send them my thoughts. If you see Dexter anytime soon out and about with Amy pet him for me! :)

Nice getting in touch, ill update in a couple weeks or so.

-Veronica wilde

 
 
 
The Seward Cemetary Project was completed in Spring of 2011 and there was a dedication held during Memorial Weekend.  Seward Rotarians were there to support the event and enjoy a celebration that combined the dedication of this project, headed by Rotarians Tom and Sharon Shirk, with the annual community Memorial Weekend ceremony headed by the American Legion.  Rotarian John Christianson participated as both a Veteran and a Rotarian.
Since the initial dedication, continued work has been done to make a beautiful, park-like setting where visitors can sit and relax in a peaceful garden.  The garden was completed by Rotarian, Lori Draper, and has been in bloom this summer of 2012.  As a Club, we are very thankful for the hardworkers whose hard work and dedication brought this project to its completion.  Sewardites will enjoy this addition to the cemetary for years to come.
 

 
 

Home Page News

During the past calendar year, our fundraising enabled our club to contribute to the Boys & Girls Club, The Swimmers Club, the Seward Senior Center, and the Seward Mural Society.
 
 
During the 12 July 2010 Council Meeting, the Seward City Council recognized Seward Rotary for our on-going support to community initiatives, including our cleanups and cemetery project.
 
 
 
 
Speakers
Author David Rasmeur
Oct 17, 2017
His Book "Melting the Ice Curtain" about relations between Russia and Alaska
Amy Haddow
Oct 24, 2017
Cruiseline Industries