Anchorage International Rotary Club
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We meet Fridays at 12:00 PM
Coast International Inn
3450 Aviation Avenue
P.O. Box 100516
Anchorage, AK  99510-0516
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Program for May 18th.  

Joanne Phillips-Nutter

Senior Director of Development & Marketing

Each summer, Camp Fire Alaska partners with the National Military Family Association to host a week-long Operation Purple Camp for military youth in Alaska whose parents are deployed, just returned from deployment or soon will be deployed.  This camp takes place at Camp K on Kenai Lake in Cooper Landing and is offered at no charge for families. Camp Fire Alaska also provides additional camperships for military youth to attend a variety of summer camps. Joanne Phillips-Nutter, Senior Director of Marketing and Development at Camp Fire, will join us to share more about these special opportunities for our nations’ youngest heroes.

Sullivan Arena on Monday, May 14, 2018  was the site of South Anchorage High School Graduation.  The event was great, lots of excitement about what the future holds for about 300 students.  Akila was in the front row and got a great view of all the speakers and performances.  The Exchange students were given a certificate of completion, and a nice hard cover that a diploma would normally occupy.  Akila really liked the ceremony, but she is back in school to take finals until the last day May 23, also her birthday.  We all went out for a bite to eat Carl's Jr, Akila's choice - since her breakfast was a cup cake  from the Night at the Races (thanks Cathie Straub) and lunch at the Sullivan Arena was a piece of chocolate Cake.  We finished out the afternoon at Cold Stone Creamery and Thanks to Kevin Fimon and Dr Karen McCreary for treating us all to the best ice cream desert in Anchorage (my personal opinion)
May 23, 6pm at the Home of Penny May:  2811 Leaward Place 
Our Wonderful Exchange Student Akila will celebrate her Birthday Wednesday May 23.  We are having a picnic dinner at the home of Penny May.  Fried Chicken will be provided and we ask you bring a side to share.  There will be yard games and lots of fun.   Akila said she has not had a birthday party since she was a little kid, so is very excited to celebrate with all our club members, her Alaska USA Family.  
Need Gift ideas?  She would really like gift cards (ie: prepaid visa's or marster cards - available at grocery stores)  She has her heart set on getting souvenirs from Disneyland and other places on the West Coast Tour.  
Note:  This is a fireside event and will count as a meeting make up.
Conference Registration 10:00- 4:00- Alaska Sealife Center- 301 Railway Ave.
It's not too late to zip down to Seward and enjoy the fun of District 5010 Conference - go to District 5010 web page.
Thursday, May 17- District Assembly at the Alaska Sealife Center 1:000–10:30
Opening Plenary 10:30-12:30 Breakout sessions:
10:30-12:30 Secretary/Treasurer Training
10:30-11:30 District Grants – Foundation
11:30-12:30 Membership & Visioning Public Image
12:30-1:00 Lunch with speaker Marcus Mueller
2:00-3:00 Foundation Public Image Membership & Visioning
3:00-4:00 Club Central Youth Exchange
4:00-4:30 Closing
6:00-9:00 Outdoor BBQ at the Branson Pavilion on the Seward Waterfront, corner of Adams St. and Ballaine Blvd. Hobo Jim to perform, hosted by Major Marine Tours, no host bar Friday,
May 18 – 9:00 4:00 Conference Registration Harbor 360 Hotel - 1412 Fourth Ave.
10:00 E- Club Meeting at Breeze Inn Motel DG Harry to Present 100% Paul Harris Award
11:30 Lunch on Major Marine Boats 1:00 Opening Ceremony Leadership Academy Introductions
1:45-2:30 Keynote Speaker PDG and RI President’s Rep Stella Roy "What is a Rotarian - We are Making a Difference"
2:30-2:45 Be Humble Be Kind Awards 2:45-3:30 PM PDG Madhukar Malhotra “The International Family of Rotary”
3:30-3:45 Break
3:45-4:00 Club Awards
4:00PM Magician PDG Jim Lang
6:00 PM Governor’s Banquet- Kenai Fjords Tours Boats to Fox Island Key note Speaker Michael Angelo Caruso, “Engage Anyone in 15 Seconds” Saturday,
May 19 7:30 Presidents’ Breakfasts- Breeze Inn, PDG’s General Breakfast- Major Marine Boats
9:00 The Year in Review & Rotary Cares for Kids
9:30-9:45 District Awards - Individual s
9:45-10:30 Rene Pothetes- “Rotary survival 101 - Finding Rotary Life Balance”
10:30-10:45 Break
10:45-11:15 Youth Exchange Forum
11:15-11:30 Project Amigo
11:30-12:00 Club Projects Multimedia Presentation
12:00 AM Lunch on site
12:30-1:15 Mitch Seavey, “Lead, Follow or Get Out of the Way”
1:15 PM 2019 District Conference Registration opens
1:15-1:30 District Awards-Individuals
1:30-2:15 DG Don Evans-“It’s What We Do that Really Matters”
2:15-2:45 Break
2:45-3:45 Business Meeting
3:45-5:00 Open house at Jon Deisher’s childhood home 335 First Ave. Seward
5:00 Major Donor Reception (By invitation), Alaska Sealife Center
6:00 Youth Exchange Silent Auction- Alaska Sealife Center
6:00-7:30 Taste of Seward- Upper floor- Alaska Sealife Center
7:30-10:45 Celebration to End Polio- dancing DJ Lefty- Alaska Sealife Center Shuttles back to hotels leaving beginning 9:30
Sunday, May 20
8:00-9:30 Brunch
9:30 Celebration of Life for District Rotarians & Celebration of Life Jon Deisher Concluding Rotary Challenge
10:30 Wrap Up & Passing of the Gavel
11:15 Adjourn District Conference- Cruise Raffle Drawing Seward
Date: May 19, 2018
Join the National Park Service, US Fish & Wildlife, Alaska Veterans Museum, Japanese-American Citizenship League, Aleutian Pribilof Island Association, Consulate of Japan, veterans, historians and others for the grand opening of "Attu 75," a long-term exhibit at the Alaska Aviation Museum recognizing 2018 as the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Attu.
A full day of fly-ins, films, displays, and remembrance at the Alaska Aviation Museum. Food available for purchase. 
10 a.m. Event opens with warbird rides and food trucks

11 a.m. Join a historian for a talks at the folding Aleutian Campaign display in common area at the museum; tours of museum and restoration hanger.
Photo Credit: Dena O'Dell. The appearance of U.S. Department of Defense visual information does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.
Thank you to all our club Veterans and their families for their devotion and service to our Country.
there will be no club meeting on Friday May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.  We wish everyone a wonderful holiday weekend.  Local event information is listed below.
Date: May 28, 2018
Times: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Admission: Free
Location: Delaney Park Strip memorial, West 9th Avenue, Anchorage.
The Municipality of Anchorage invites the public to a one-hour Memorial Day ceremony to honor and remember the men and women who sacrificed their lives in devotion to liberty, freedom and democracy. The ceremony includes patriotic music, spiritual words and laying of the wreaths to honor the fallen. Confirmed keynote speakers include Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz and Lt. Gen. Ken Wilsbach, commander of the Alaskan Command and 11th Air Force, and the senior military officer in Alaska.
A presentation was made to A.I.R. Club members who served in Vietnam.  A lapel pin, and certificate thanking the Veteran for their service.  It also described the symbology of the pin.   
Bob Huston was awarded his Vietnam Veteran Pin and certificate along with the club's Thanks for his service to our country.
Former inbound YE student Indra is on the Europe Tour with Alaskan Outbound YE student Rowan
Going to the farms - last Tuesday Linda and Estella from the Food Bank led us out to the farms where we distributed food, blankets and clothing to the migrant farm workers. The need is so great, yet one of the workers had it in her heart to give something back and gave us a dozen fresh organic eggs! Among those helping out were Steve and Mary Ellis, Scott W, Joe and Haydee Pierro, Stephanie Tobin, Jim Glynn, Toni Holmes, Lucille and her very handsome husband Gabe.
If you are thinking of attending the RI Convention in Toronto this year but haven't quite pulled the trigger on it, now is the time.  The final Pre Registration deadline is March 31 to receive discounted registration.  Before 3/31 if you sign up online, the conference fee is $410.00.  I urge you to consider this, it is an absolutely terrific time.
If you have already signed up we are only 3 months out and it would be a good time to go to My Rotary and look over all the fun you can have.  Ticketed Events that are available are- 
Saturday Evening - Toronto Historic Distillery Area- Party with Food/Music/ Entertainment or Jazz Night at the Toronto Aquarium.
Monday Evening- We are Planning a District 5010 Gathering for your District Chums.
Tuesday Evening - ROTARYFEST - Evening @ Canadian National Exhibition Centre with Food / Drinks and Entertainment.
Also Check out on My Rotary the List of Keynote Speakers, the Breakout Sessions available and all the fun at the House of Friendship.  You'll be in the Beautiful City of Toronto where there will be 'Inspiration Around Every Corner'.
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