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Welcome to Girdwood Rotary!
Service Above Self
Girdwood, AK 99587
Seven Girdwood Rotarians & friends of Rotary served dinner at the Brother Francis Shelter in downtown Anchorage on Thursday, Nov. 13.
Girdwood Rotary Club President Frans Weits presented James Milne with Rotary's 8th Grade Student of the Year Award in recognition of his Academic Achievement and Strong Efforts, his involvement in Extra-curricular Activities, Outside School Activities and for his Community Service to Girdwood School.
President Frans challenged ...
We were honored by a visit to our club meeting from “our new favorite guest”, Snickers. Snickers is a nine year old porcupine that resides at Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center in Portage. Snickers is of the Rodent family and very curious about almost anything. His love of public appearances is, ...
CeCe Mendonsa reported on the recent District Conference in Ketchikan and the status of Rotary's efforts to eradicate polio around the world. Progrees is good and early next year, assuming no new cases surface, India will be declared POLIO FREE!!
BULLETIN: Playground Maintenance and Cleanup for Saturday, May 18th, was canceled due to Girdwood's weather forecast of snow and rain from Thursday until Saturday evening / Sunday morning. Cleanup has been rescheduled for June 2nd - the weather is forecast to be much improved by then. Please plan on joining us for this fun community activity.
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Girdwood Rotary Club Secretary CeCe Mendonsa, President Nominee Erin Eker and member Jody Liddicoat (President 2007-08) represented Girdwood Rotary at the District 5010 Conference in Ketchikan this past week. CeCe, Erin and Jody reported
We are in the process of changing to "ClubRunner" as the engine behind our club's web site. Accordingly, we are all excited to see how ClubRunner will revolutionize the way we manage our day to day club activities, as well as communicate more effectively. If you have any comments please give us a call.
Please take the time to "explore" the web site and send any or all of us comments. You can send an email by clicking on our names (Ron, Sue or Frans) on the left side of the home page and then follow the directions.
Meanwhile, please check our website for the latest events featuring lots of ice cream paid for by Sue. Also join us for meetings every Thursday for delicious dinners!
Following the buffet, Gator treated us to a tour of his coffee bean cooking and blending facility located at the front of his store.
We are happy to say that Girdwood Rotary Members are now educated on the “ins and outs” of the proper selection, blending and baking of beans in the coffee making process.
Girdwood Rotary is honored to have been part of the recent fundraising effort for Bean's Cafe. The Anchorage Daily News published the following story on April 3rd, 2013.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A nonprofit group has donated money for a major piece of equipment for Bean's Cafe soup kitchen in Anchorage.
Bean's development director Ken Miller says the $17,000 convection steam oven will be formally dedicated Wednesday.
The Anchorage Rotary Hillside Club spearheaded the effort by local rotary clubs to donate the funds for the equipment in memory of Bean's late executive director Jim Crockett, who died suddenly of pneumonia n November.
At the time of his death, Crockett also was president of the Gateway Rotary Club in east Anchorage.
Bean's began feeding needy Anchorage residents in 1979 and now serves more than 800 meals a day.
See the article online at http://www.adn.com/2013/04/03/2849953/group-donates-funds-for-beans.html.
On Thursday evening, January 10th, we were joined by three students (two from the eighth grade and one from the seventh grade) from Girdwood Middle School. These future leaders of tomorrow were accompanied by eighth grade history teacher Mr. Scott Hickox. Their presentation was superb and we are very sorry that those of you not in attendance missed this opportunity to hear how the men and women of the future are going to speak. As an aside, Gierdwood Rotary Club, on February 28th, will present a check for $1,000 to the students to go toward their Washington D.C. trip.