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Anchorage International

Peace Through Service

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Fridays at 12:00 PM
Coast International Inn and Zoom
3450 Aviation Avenue
P.O. Box 100516
Anchorage, AK 99510-0516
United States of America
Currently meeting via ZOOM.
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Anchorage International Rotary (AIR) is selling flower bouquets for Thanksgiving as our major charity fundraiser. Please help support your community by ordering flower bouquets through AIR. The cost is $60 per bouquet. You can order them from the Website: https://fs9.formsite.com/AIRC/Flowers/index.html 
 
If you have questions or problems, email: D5010AIR@gmail.com
 
Proceeds go to support local and international Rotary Club efforts, such as: -- Children’s Lunchbox -- AK Child & Family -- UAA clubs & teams -- Armed Forces YMCA -- AK Native Cultural Charter School -- Clare House -- Covenant House -- Rotary Cares for Kids -- Northstar Parent University
 
The electronic Thanksgiving Flower Bouquet Fundraiser form is setup to accept credit cards, it is super simple and you don’t have to worry about exchanging dollars.
 
We encourage sharing this link with friends, family and businesses or simply purchase a few yourself to give away as a THANK YOU to people you appreciate.  There is also the option to donate a bouquet to either the Pioneer Home or Health Care workers.
 
The deadline for sales is October 20th, the flowers will be available in Anchorage November 19th and in the Valley November 20th. See the flyer under the "Download Forms" or the website link above for more details. 
 
Thank you for supporting your community!
Dr. Alex Hills is Distinguished Service Professor of Engineering & Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University.  At Carnegie Mellon, Professor Hills conceived and built the world’s first Wi-Fi network.  He tells the story in his book Wi-Fi and the Bad Boys of Radio. In Alaska he worked in the 1970s and 1980s to build public radio stations across Alaska and to develop the state’s telecommunications networks so that even small villages could receive television and telephone service.  That story is in his book Finding Alaska’s Villages: And Connecting Them. Alex has traveled to 60 countries and seven continents in connection with his guest lectures and consulting projects, including stints as a distinguished visiting professor in Singapore, New Zealand, and Chile.
 
In his 50 plus years in Alaska, Alex has done a few other things, too. He was the founding general manager of KSKA, Anchorage’s first public radio station, a professor at UAF, and a University of Alaska vice president. An inventor with 17 patents, he is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, a member of the Alaska Innovators Hall of Fame, and he has been named Alaska’s Engineer of the Year. In 2014 he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Alaska Anchorage. But most important, he is a Rotarian and a member of the Palmer club.
Kenneth McCoy proudly serves as the Chief of Police for the Anchorage Police Department (APD) in Anchorage, Alaska. He began his law enforcement career with the APD in 1994, where he rose steadily through the ranks, serving in command assignments in patrol, detectives, and internal affairs. He was promoted to Chief in July 2021 after serving as Deputy Chief of Operations for 4 years.
 
After graduating from Bartlett High School, Chief McCoy attended the New Mexico Military Institute where he received his commission into the United States Army in 1990. After commissioning, he served 10 years with the Alaska Army National Guard. He received an Honorable Discharge, at the rank of Captain, in February of 2000.
 
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Justice from the University of Alaska Anchorage and a criminal justice certificate from the University of Virginia. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy, session 265 and the FBI National Executive Institute, session 42.
 
Chief McCoy is an executive board member of the Alaska Association of Chiefs of Police (AACOP) and the FBI National Academy Associates, Alaska Chapter. He is also a member of the FBI National Executive Institute Associates (NEIA), the FBI National Academy Associates (FBINAA), the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) and the Alaska Peace Officers Association (APOA).
 
In 2019, he was inducted as an Honorary Commander for Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER), Alaska.
 
Chief McCoy has been married to his wife, Sue, for 28 years and has three children, Megan, Ken and Adrianna.
Lisa Sauder is the CEO for Beans Cafe, Inc. a grass roots, non-profit organization based in Anchorage, Alaska.  The organization focuses on serving the most vulnerable in her community, providing shelter and meals to the homeless and working poor and operating a child nutrition program.  Sauder has over 25 years of marketing, management and non-profit experience and directs all aspects of the organization’s two programs, The Children’s Lunchbox and Bean’s Cafe.  She is a graduate of Pepperdine University with a bachelor’s degree in political science and minor in communication.  In 2015 she was named Non-Profit Pro magazine’s executive director of the year. She is an active community volunteer and anti-hunger advocate. Her most interesting honor was serving as Lady Trapper for the 2019 Fur Rendezvous Festival in Anchorage.
imageDear Jonathan,
 
Register this week for the District 5010 Conference and save money!  
 
 D5010 Rotarians who are first time conference attendees are encouraged to come see what a district conference is all about with a low introductory fee of $150.  This low rate has limited availability, so register NOW.   All other Rotarians who register now will save $25 with the low rate of $200.  This July Summer Special promotion will only last one more week, so register NOW!  Non-Rotarian guest/partner registration is $200.
 
We are working hard to make this a conference that is inspiring, educational, and loaded with fun!  District conference provides an ideal opportunity for new members & friends to learn more about Rotary International, our District 5010, leadership and service opportunities, all while forging new friendships.
 
The Conference will be held on May 12-15, 2022 at the Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge.  On Thursday May 12, District Assembly will be held mid-morning thru early afternoon. Conference will officially open at 11am on Friday. The day will be capped off with a cornhole tournament and Cowboy BBQ, featuring live music from Ken Peltier & Hobo Jim.  Conference continues on Saturday with great speakers including inspirational keynote speaker Sylvia Whitlock, Rotary’s First Woman Club President. The Conference will end at 11am on Sunday, May 15.  This fun weekend will be a great way to reconnect with old friends and make new ones from across the District! 
 
For more information on lodging and travel discounts and to Register, go to the District web site and click on “Conference Registration is OPEN!” or go directly to this address:
 
We look forward to seeing you in Talkeetna May 12-15, 2022!
 
In friendship,
Tonya & Kathy
Tonya Gamble & Kathy Timm, Co-Chairs
2022 District Conference Committee
Dr. Denise Runge joins us on July 16, to discuss UAA, what is happening with the university today, and what the future holds. 
 
Dr. Denise Runge is Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs at the University of Alaska Anchorage.  She previously served as UAA’s Dean of the Community & Technical College.  With over 25 years of experience in higher education as a faculty member, Dean, and senior administrator in four states, Denise brings a particular focus on collaboration, improving student access and success, and aligning educational programs to local needs. Dr. Runge holds a Ph.D. in Public Policy & Administration from the University of Alabama, and has written and lectured internationally on state, commercial, and Native gambling policies and their impacts. She and her husband Bill live in Eagle River; her two sons live in Tucson, AZ and in Philadelphia, PA.
Our own Dr. Helena Wisniewski spoke to us about AI and how it is changing our lives.  
 
Rotarian Dr. Helena Wisniewski is a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors in recognition of creating and facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life and the welfare of society. She has extensive executive and leadership experience in industry, the federal government, and academia and service on public and private boards of directors.  
She is a technological entrepreneur who has launched 12 startup companies across diverse technology areas, raised investment, built the businesses, and sold companies. She directed corporate-wide technology innovations as a Corporate Director at the Lockheed Corporation and vice president of Titan Corporation and ANSER. As founder and CEO of Aurora Biometrics, she built an international business and sold the company. While at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), she identified and directed many breakthrough advances in science, mathematics, engineering, and AI - as Manager of the Applied and Computational Mathematics Program. Before DARPA, she served at the CIA.
As Vice Provost for Research and Dean of the Graduate School at UAA, she led and grew the university’s research enterprise and developed a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation. She established UAA’s first technology commercialization infrastructure, dramatically increased the number of patents, created the Patent Wall of Fame, and launched its first startups. She created the Arctic Domain Awareness Center (ADAC) to develop and transition technologies to improve crisis response capabilities in the Arctic. As its Founding Director, she led the effort that won a multi-million dollar award from the Department of Homeland Security, making ADAC the first DHS Center of Excellence in Alaska. Before UAA, she was Vice President for University Research and Enterprise Development at Stevens Institute of Technology; she tripled research revenues, launched nine startups, and sold two.
She is currently Chair, Management, Marketing, Logistics and Business Analytics Department, and a tenured Professor of Entrepreneurship and in the College of Business and Public Policy. She established the first Alaska Chapter of the National Academy of Inventors and successfully organized the CBPP Business Plan Competitions. She developed and taught the first CBPP AI course, created five certificates, and established the Business Analytics and AI Lab in collaboration with the College of Engineering.
She was recently appointed Editor of the new journal AI Education, a journal of Technology & Innovation of the National Academy of Inventors. She co-Authored the Book: Creating an Eco System for Academic Entrepreneurship. Among her awards is the Vocational Service Award from the Anchorage International Rotary Club, Paul Harris Fellow, Graduate Teacher of the Year, the 2001 Women in Technology Award for Entrepreneurship, Award of Honor in Recognition of Extraordinary Leadership, and Management from Lockheed, Special Recognition Award from DARPA, a Special Achievement Award from the CIA.  She has provided testimony on emerging technologies to a US Senate Committee and Alaska state legislators.
She earned her Ph.D. in mathematics from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, her MS in Mathematics from Stevens Institute of Technology, and her BA in mathematics from William Paterson University, where she is a Distinguished Alumni.
Chris Rose addressed us via Zoom from his home, located between Sutton and Chickaloon.  Mr Rose, a lawyer has been with REAP since it’s formation in 2004.  The group administers 270 million dollars of State of Alaska sourced funds for energy related projects.  That fund has leveraged over 200 million dollars of federal funding for 80 projects completed to date.  He started by reminding us that Alaskan’s spent about 5 billion dollars on energy last year and about 20 percent of that was wasted.  The REAP administered weatherization fund alone saves Alaskan homeowners and building operators 25 million gallons of fuel yearly.
 
Mr. Rose noted that the Railbelt electrical utilities are not required to use a centralized power dispatch agency.  This results in consumer often paying inflated cost for electricity as a utility makes use of it’s own power rather than cheaper energy from another utility. Rose showed us a story from a 1983 issue of an Anchorage newspaper with plans to end this practice.  Due to individual utilities institutional interests, it has never happened.   On a similar note Regulatory Commission of Alaska has limited authority to ensure that utilities are not duplicating power generating capacity.  The entire Railbelt electrical market, 600 megawatts, is roughly equal to half of a single plant in the lower 48.  While we certainly wouldn’t want to rely on a single source for power, bigger plants are more efficient.  In the past decade Chugach Electric, Anchorage Municipal Light and Power (recently acquired by Chugach) and Matanuska Electric Association have all built generation facilities in Anchorage.  Taken together the utilities have spent 1.6 billion dollars on these projects. The result is  a excess of capacity that is being paid by the rate-payer from Fairbanks to Homer.  This is made worse by the fact that our utilities are paying about 300% as much for the gas that fuels these plants as utilities in other states.  Natural gas generates the vast majority of our power.
 
Finally, Rose talked about the need for a “Green Bank” to finance small scale energy projects, such as home solar installations.  14 states have established these.  A Green Bank provides loans, often unsecured, at rates between 3 and 7 percent for energy conservation or generation projects.  Alaska Industrial Development Authority is proposing to establish such a bank through the investment of between 10 and 30 million dollars.  Government investment is currently necessary because there is no secondary market for existing lenders to sell this kind of loan.  The local bank would have to carry the loan for the entire term.
Chris Rose will be speaking about renewable energy in Alaska via Zoom this week.
 
Chris is the founder and Executive Director of Renewable Energy Alaska Project (REAP), a non-profit coalition of diverse energy stakeholder organizations working to increase the development of renewable energy and promote energy efficiency across Alaska. Before establishing REAP in 2004, Mr. Rose had a private law practice for over a decade that included work in remote Northwest Arctic villages and the mediation of a variety disputes around the state. He has written a monthly opinion column for Alaska’s only statewide newspaper and served on various statewide boards including the state’s Renewable Energy Fund Advisory Committee. Since 2008, that Fund has granted over $270 million to 80 renewable energy projects that today are displacing the equivalent of 30 million gallons of diesel fuel each year. He lives in the Matanuska Valley 65 miles northeast of Anchorage, where he runs a small flower farm with his family.
Dr. Kevin Berry is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Alaska Anchorage. He had a joint appointment in the Institute of Social and Economic Research from 2017-2020. Before joining UAA in January 2017 Dr. Berry was a postdoctoral associate at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Kevin is a member of the Beijer Young Scholars, a fellowship at the Beijer Institute at The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. He received his Phd from the University of Wyoming in 2015.
 
Dr. Berry is an author of 11 peer-reviewed scientific publications, including 7 focused on the risk of pandemic infectious disease. While at UAA Dr. Berry has been a principal researcher on projects totaling more than $3 million, frequently as the sole economist on the project. He is currently overseeing a suite of projects focused on Alaskan fisheries and climate change, emerging infectious disease, and climate change in rural Alaska.
 
As a part of his service to Alaska Dr. Berry participated in the State of Alaska and Municipality of Anchorage responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, including modelling the outbreak and performing analysis and outreach on the costs and benefits of policies to fight the pandemic. He recently testified at a joint meeting of the House State Affairs and Health & Social Services committees and has made frequent media appearances to discuss the pandemic.
 
Dr. Berry has also given 29 invited seminars and conference presentations including at the University of Nebraska, University of Tennessee, the University of Illinois, Arizona State University, The World Bank, Yale University, and the University of Cambridge. Dr. Berry is a member of the American Economic Association, Association of Environmental and Resource Economists, and Western Economic Association International, and is a review editor at the peer-reviewed journal EcoHealth. He teaches a course on pandemic economics at UAA, and his children are 4th generation Alaskans. Kevin is an avid cyclist, hiker, and skier.
How to have a radical shift!
 
Jason Gardner is the founder of Radical Shift Coaching. He is a respected coach with capabilities for unlocking human potential. With a long history in magic, escapology, and performing, he helps people free themselves of the invisible constraints they create for themselves and reach their full personal potential and the freedom they crave.
 
Jason has spoken and performed in over 100 cities and over a dozen countries to more than 1,000,000 people as an escape artist, magician, drummer, and life coach. Jason has a mesmerizing ability to immediately connect with anyone and has a natural ability to create transformation in the lives of anyone he meets.
 
Jason will share his super-secrets about how he is able to consistently create "magic" in his own life and the lives of others. These strategies, tips, hacks, and systems have been curated and developed by Jason over his lifetime and now he wants to share them with you. Get ready to ESCAPE WHAT'S HOLDING YOU BACK!
 
Rotarian Mead Treadwell will speak on “Arctic Projects and Arctic Policy with a New Administration: Alaska's Challenge and Opportunity.”

Mead served as  Lt Governor of Alaska 2010-2014, Commissioner of the US Arctic Research Commission 2001-2010 and Chair 2006-2010. He is co-chair of the Wilson Center’s Polar Institute, and active in other Arctic Policy and research non-profits.  

In business, he is Chairman and CEO of QilakLNG, and Vice-Chair, Alaska of Alaska to Alberta Railway.  He is former President of Anchorage-based Pt Capital, and previously helped start two public technology firms, NASDAQ-listed Digimarc and Toronto listed Immersive Media, which developed the spherical camera which pioneered StreetView for Google.  

He serves on the boards of Pt Capital, Ryan Air, chairs the Polar Advisory Board for the satellite firm Iridium.  He is leading Commonwealth North’s Arctic Policy review and was recently elected to the global board of the Explorers Club.  Mead is a member of Anchorage "Downtown" Rotary and a Paul Harris Fellow.  

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Biology of Investing – Nature, Nurture, Physiology and Cognition

About Dr. John R. Nofsinger
 
Professor John Nofsinger is the Interim Dean and holds the William H. Seward Endowed Chair in International Finance at the College of Business and Public Policy, University of Alaska Anchorage. He also has been on the faculty at Washington State University and Marquette University. He is also a portfolio manager for Denali Advisors. 
 
Although he has authored (or coauthored) 14 finance books, he is likely best known for behavioral finance. This may come from his popular book, The Psychology of Investing, 6e and his new book, The Biology of Investing. These books have been translated into eleven languages.
 
Dr. Nofsinger is also a prolific scholar, publishing 73 peer reviewed journal articles in prestigious academic journals and practitioner journals and in all areas of finance.
 
In addition, he has a great deal of experience and a passion for teaching. Professor Nofsinger has taught many different courses and taught them at undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels. His course designs include creative structures and different delivery methods.
John is married and has two adult children. Also, he is a 5-time Ironman and a Spartan Trifecta finisher. 
2021 Bond Review
 
Lance Wilber, Director of Management & Budget for the Municipality of Anchorage, will be presenting an overview of the seven MOA bond propositions totalling $59.58M  in the April 6, 2021 Election.
Lance is a long-time Rotarian, a Paul Harris Fellow, and past president of the Anchorage East Rotary Club.  
Camilla Nordmann is doing her best, trying to keep the Hostel open all year around.
 
Anchorage International Rotary has hosted dozens of youth exchange (YE) students since the program first came to Alaska in the 1960's.  Many of these students remain in contact with their host families long after their exchange ends.  Camilla Nordman was an exchange student around 2014/2015 who has now opened a hotel in Skagen, Denmark!   See the press release on her new venture below followed by the interpretation of a few words from Camilla.
 
09. marts 2021
On January 1, the 26-year-old skagbo, Camilla Nordmann, bought Dan Hostel Skagen (formerly Skagen Ny Vandrerhjem) from Rolf Hauge, who built and has operated the hostel since 1994. "I have first, due to corona, officially opened the hostel on March 1, and I look forward servicing the many guests who choose to stay here with me" Camilla Nordmann tells SkagensAvis, who stopped by this morning.
 
According to Camilla will the place be driven in the same spirit as Rolf Hauge, in which he has been successful for the last 25 years.  “I have chosen to keep all the staff. However, I need to hire a new janitor, as he has previously retired,” says Camilla Nordmann. (See advertisement here in the newspaper with the job advertisement).
 
After 1 year as an exchange student in Alaska, Camilla graduated from Frederikshavn Gymnasium and Frederikshavn Handelsskole, before taking the 2.5-year sabbath, which she used to travel most of the world. Since then, she has been learned within the travel industry at Happydays in Frederikshavn. “On my many trips around the world, I have stayed in lots of hostels and there I fell in love with the atmosphere there. It was at that time, that my first thoughts to run a hostel in Skagen was fostered. When I got the opportunity to buy the hostel after Rolf I was in no doubt, and now I am more than ready to give it all that it takes here in Skagen.
 
Camilla does not have it from strangers, renting rooms. Her aunt Gitte Nordmann, who owns several hotels in Skagen, including Foldens Hotel, Skagen Hotel and Skagen Motel. The last-mentioned place did Camilla managed in 2020, so she knows a whole lot about what it means to run a room rental in Skagen.
 
The hostel has 24 rooms and there are 7-8 employees.
 
Camilla interpreted several words to explain the above press release in English:
Skagbo: A person who lives in Skagen and has done it for generations.
Vandrehjem: is the word for hostel in danish.
SkagenAvis: is the name of the newspaper.
Gymnasium: Is a school witch we go to after finishing 9th or 10th grade – kind of a mix between collage and high school in USA.
Handelsskole: kind of the same as a Gymnasium but this is the place you study if you want to have a career in the business industry.
"Update - What's Going on in Juneau?"
 

Matt Claman followed his dream and came to Alaska in 1980, working as a cook in remote mining camps. After graduating from law school, Matt returned to Alaska to make his home, raise his family, and establish his career.
Matt was elected to the Alaska State House in November 2014 and has been serving since January 2015. He is known as as a reasonable, hard-working legislator who is dedicated to finding solutions that work for Alaska and the West Anchorage community.
Prior to service in the State House, Matt served on the Anchorage Assembly beginning in 2007. His colleagues unanimously elected him Chair of the Anchorage Assembly in 2008. He became the Acting Mayor of Anchorage in 2009 when then-Mayor Mark Begich became our United States Senator. As Acting Mayor at the height of the 2008-2009 financial crisis, Matt tackled difficult fiscal decisions and moved the community forward. He led efforts to reduce the municipal budget by $20 million, approximately 5%, and negotiated concessions with bargaining units to achieve a balanced budget.
An attorney for over 29 years, Matt has served the needs of Alaskans and understands a lawyer’s role in helping people solve problems. He has represented commercial fishermen, loggers, families in crisis, local businesses, and individuals. He managed his own small law business for over 11 years. A skilled teacher, Matt taught law classes at the University of Alaska Anchorage. His colleagues elected Matt to the Board of Governors of the Alaska Bar Association in 200 – and its president in 2007.
Matt has also served on the Heritage Land Bank Advisory Commission and on the board of several local non-profit organizations.
Matt Claman and his wife Lisa Rieger have raised two children in Anchorage. Maia and Ben both graduated from West Anchorage High School.
Matt is a licensed Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and accomplished professional wilderness guide. An active hiker, biker, boater, and skier, you’ll often find Matt enjoying the beauty of Alaska with friends and family on our trails and in our parks.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tami Eller is a lifelong Alaskan who currently works as the Associate Director of Community Programs at AK Child & Family.  She received her Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Alaska Pacific University.  Her passion is to work with individuals and families impacted by FASD.  In 2019, Tami traveled to Australia with the Rotary International Vocational Exchange Team and presented at the District Conference and also to our club in June 2019.  Tami also received a Rotary scholarship for college.
 
 
Allen Lewis is a former member of the United States Air Force who has resided in the State of Alaska for 35 years. He began his career with AK Child & Family in Residential Services as a Psychiatric Treatment Counselor in 2015. A year later, he briefly transferred to Case Manager before finding his niche in 2016 as the agency’s Recruitment Specialist in the Licensing Department. Since 2002, Allen and his wife have opened their home to young people as foster parents offering a safe and nurturing home to those in need. In 2007, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis received additional training to upgrade their home and expand their talents to provide therapeutic foster care services for children who have experienced traumatic events in their lives. They continued as Therapeutic Foster Parents until the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, however, they continued providing foster care services for a young man who has been a member of their home for nearly seven years.  
 
 
Sue Perles, CEO and #1 Fan of Special Olympics Alaska will be the program this week.
 
Special Olympics Alaska exists to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. We provide continuing opportunities for athletes to develop physical fitness, to demonstrate courage, to experience joy and to participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.
Barbara Schuhmann (shoe – men) and Jo Kuchle (coo-klee) are: both from Kentucky, both attended all girls Catholic schools, both are attorneys and were law partners at CSG in Fairbanks before Barbara retired (she’s so smart), both married Alaska men, both have two children, both have been President of the Rotary Club of Fairbanks, both love Rotary and both drink wine.
 
Sarah Burtner has been the Community Engagement Coordinator for Habitat For Humanity since 2019.  The theme of her remarks was ways you can support Habitat For Humanity without lifting a hammer.  For those who may be unfamiliar with the organization, Habitat for Humanity, or HfH, assists families in owning and occupying affordable housing.  They do that primarily by building modest homes that families help build and then occupy.  The family's labor, or sweat equity, becomes a portion of the down payment.  After occupancy, the residents pay the mortgage at a low interest rate and ultimately become the free and clear owner of the property.  In a typical year, HfH builds 3 homes.
 
Ms. Burtner’s focus Friday was the ReStore retail location occupying part of the former REI on Spenard Road between northern Lights Blvd and Benson.  The location accepts donations of appliances and building materials and then sells them at affordable prices.  The store makes usable items available at much reduced cost and prevents usable materials from going to the landfill.  Nelson Defendorf had positive stories of both donating and purchasing items from the store.  Mark Cosby told of his experience as a property insurance adjuster visiting the homes.  He was uniformly impressed with the care and maintenance he saw in those homes.
Joel Bacon started working at C-SPAN as in intern in the summer of 2013 and has been with the company ever since. He helps lead C-SPAN’s community relations team which seeks to engage students, teachers, civic groups, public officials and those interested in politics to share how C-SPAN’s unfiltered mission and resources can be used as a “Window on Washington” to follow the daily happenings of the Federal government.
 
Since interning, Joel has spent his time at C-SPAN as the receptionist, as a Book TV production assistant, as a traveling C-SPAN representative, and as a producer for C-SPAN’s signature call-in show the Washington Journal.
Joel grew up in an Air-Force family and has lived and traveled all over the map, and although he’s called Capitol Hill home for the last 6 years he recently got married and now lives happily in Northern Virginia.
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