Regular Second Monthly Meeting - Spoonline 2022-09-22 08:00:00Z 0
Second Monthly Meeting - Forest Fair Pin Painting 2022-06-23 08:00:00Z 0

Community Flower Planting

Planting community flowers for the summer! Every year we look forward to this fun project at which we collaborate with other local non-profit groups to beautify Girdwood.
Community Flower Planting 2022-06-14 08:00:00Z 0
Community Beautification 2022-06-09 08:00:00Z 0
Girdwood Health Fair Kalie Harrison 2021-09-25 08:00:00Z 0
Alyeska Nordic Spa Construction Tour 2021-07-22 08:00:00Z 0
Timothy Massawe from Tanzania CHRISTINA C HENDRICKSON 2021-04-09 08:00:00Z 0
Candidate Night: 22 and 23 February Christina Hendrickson 2021-02-16 09:00:00Z 0
Wine & Champagne Auction Christina Hendrickson 2020-12-08 09:00:00Z 0

Thanksgiving Box Project

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Our Annual Thanksgiving Box Project was a success! Thank you to our generous club members, Alyeska Resort and Charlie's Foods for putting together a full box of goodies to help out some members of our community. 
Thanksgiving Box Project 2020-11-14 09:00:00Z 0
Girdwood Rotary Annual Seward Highway Cleanup Kalie Harrison 2020-10-12 08:00:00Z 0

GIrdwood Rotary Health Fair

The Rotary Club of Girdwood is hosting our annual Girdwood Health Fair in partnership with the Alaska Health Fair, Inc.

This year’s event will be a little different as we adapt to the challenges of making this event as safe as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Appointments for all services will be necessary.



GIrdwood Rotary Health Fair 2020-09-22 08:00:00Z 0
Candidate Night Kalie Harrison 2020-09-15 08:00:00Z 0

Rotary CARES funds for non-profits w/Alaska Community Foundation

The Rotary Club of Girdwood made applied for Rotary Disaster Relief funding to Support the Girdwood Health Clinic. and was granted $1315.78 to support the Girdwood Health Clinic.
Pictured: Christina Hendrickson, President-Rotary Club of Girdwood
               Kalie Harrison, Vice President, Rotary Club of Girdwood 
               Tawny Buck, Executive Director, Girdwood Health Clinic
Rotary CARES funds for non-profits w/Alaska Community Foundation Kalie Harrison 2020-09-02 08:00:00Z 0 CARES,Girdwood Health Clinic,Rotary of Girdwood
African Region Declared Wild Polio Free 2020-08-26 08:00:00Z 0 African Region,Polio
Community Cleanup - Bird Vetch Pull 2020-08-22 08:00:00Z 0

Girdwood Food Pantry Grant Funding

Girdwood Rotary is proud to support the Food Pantry's efforts to provide food and more to those in the Girdwood Valley who can use an extra hand. At the onset of the pandemic, our club donated $2500 to help ensure the pantry was stocked and ready. A portion of that was a contribution by
Rotary District 5010
We're pleased to announce that our application for additional District grant funding has been approved! They will donate an extra $1500 and our club is excited to double match that amount making a total donation of $7000!
The Food Pantry has done a wonderful job of providing food+ to anyone in need. It takes a lot of work and organization. Thank you to all who have been involved, with special thanks to Terry Sherwood who is tireless in her dedication to the community.
Good work Girdwood Valley!
Girdwood Food Pantry Grant Funding 2020-07-02 08:00:00Z 0

Rotary caring for the Girdwood Fire Department

The Girdwood Rotary Club is pleased to be able to support our local Girdwood Fire Department by donating $2850.00, the cost of replacing 3 rescue dry suits!
Our Girdwood Fire Department recently began a fundraiser to replace 6 older, defective rescue dry suits that are used for water rescue here in the valley.
Many individuals have been generous with donations for the cause, and Girdwood Rotary was pleased to be able to join them in supporting the hard-working community leaders of the Girdwood Fire Department. Our club president CeCe Mendonsa was on hand to present.
Rotary caring for the Girdwood Fire Department Kalie Harrison 2020-06-20 08:00:00Z 0

2020 Girdwood Graduate Parade

On Friday May 15th Girdwood Forest Fairies put together a parade for Girdwood High School Seniors. The students walked with their families up Hightower Road to the Nissman Pavillion in the Forest Fair park where they were recognized with a small gift and individual graduation photos by local photographers Julia Martyn and Camille Jones. 

The residents of Girdwood lined the street along the parade route, keeping socially distant, but showing all the love and respect we have for this year's outstanding graduates. 
Girdwood Rotary was among the service groups present to help direct traffic and assist in any way needed to ensure this was a magical event. Thank you Girdwood, Rotary and the Forest Fairies who put on a wonderful event for our local seniors!
2020 Girdwood Graduate Parade 2020-05-19 08:00:00Z 0

President Elect Training Seminars

The 2020 Class of the President-Elect Training Seminar. Christina Hendrickson, Girdwood Rotary's PE attended and we are looking forward to being inspired by what she's learned!
President Elect Training Seminars Kalie Harrison 2020-03-10 08:00:00Z 0

2019 Thanksgiving Box

Posted by Kalie Harrison
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2019 Girdwood Rotary Thanksgiving Project was a success! 
Full boxes, happy families and volunteers at work in service above self.
2019 Thanksgiving Box Kalie Harrison 2019-11-23 09:00:00Z 0
Fall Social and DG Visit: Andre' Layral 2019-11-12 09:00:00Z 0
Girdwood Rotary Invasive Weed Cleanup with US Forest Service Kalie Harrison 2019-08-04 08:00:00Z 0

Girdwood Rotary Youth Bike Raffle

Posted on Jun 08, 2019
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2019 Girdwood Rotary Youth Bike Raffle, sponsored by our Corporate Member Powder Hound Ski Shop. Win $700 in credit towards a youth bike through Powder Hound!
Girdwood Rotary Youth Bike Raffle Kalie Harrison 2019-06-08 08:00:00Z 0
Seward Highway Clean-up 2019-05-23 08:00:00Z 0
Pebble Mine Community Forum Kalie Harrison 2019-04-09 08:00:00Z 0
Earthquake Awareness Day Kalie Harrison 2019-03-27 08:00:00Z 0
Candidates Night with ASD School Board Candidates and Assembly Candidate Kalie Harrison 2019-03-12 08:00:00Z 0

Candidate Forum

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The Rotary Club of Girdwood welcomes the public to attend the 2018 Candidate Forum ahead of the November 6, 2018 elections. We are pleased to have both Gov. Bill Walker and Gubernatorial candidate Mark Begich, along with our two District 28 State Representative candidates, Rep. Jennifer Johnston and Amber Lee and Congressional candidate Alyse Galvin joining us. 
Girdwood Community Center on Monday October 29 from 6-9pm. Open to the public.
Candidate Forum 2018-10-28 08:00:00Z 0
Halloween Costume Party Kalie Harrison 2018-10-26 08:00:00Z 0
DG Diane Frejes with three Girdwood Rotary Paul Harris Fellows Kalie Harrison 2018-08-03 08:00:00Z 0

Meeting Social w/DG Diane Frejes & LG LaMarr Anderson

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August 2, 2018
Member Meeting and Social w/ guest District Governor Diane Frejes and Lt Governor LaMarr Anderson.
Outgoing President Rebecca Reichlin, Current President CeCe Mendonsa and long-time Girdwood Rotarian George Stewart received Paul Harris Fellows awards.
Hosted by President Elect Kalie Harrison
Meeting Social w/DG Diane Frejes & LG LaMarr Anderson Kalie Harrison 2018-08-02 08:00:00Z 0
Halloween Party event Sue Liebner 2017-10-27 08:00:00Z 0

Girdwood Community Flower Planting

Posted on Jun 03, 2017
Girdwood Rotary participated in planting flowers in two of Girdwood's planters near the corner of Crow Creek Rd. Our volunteers are hard at work to beautify Girdwood. 
Girdwood Community Flower Planting SL 2017-06-03 08:00:00Z 0

Seward Highway Clean up

Posted on May 18, 2017
Thank you George Stewart for organizing another successful Seward Highway trash pick-up on Thursday, May 18, 2017. Thanks to all the trash picker-uppers. We had 20+ bags delivered to the Girdwood transfer site! The highway looks so clean!! 
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Serving Dinner at Brother Francis Shelter

Posted by Sue Liebner on Nov 12, 2014

Seven Girdwood Rotarians & friends of Rotary served dinner at the Brother Francis Shelter in downtown Anchorage on Thursday, Nov. 13. Image

Serving Dinner at Brother Francis Shelter Sue Liebner 2014-11-13 00:00:00Z 0

Frans and Eph, Tennis Enthusiasts

Posted by Howard Earl on Apr 09, 2014
Frans and Eph Roberts are advocating for funding to revamp the Girdwood Tennis Courts. Join the "Friends of Girdwood Tennis Courts" group on Facebook to see all the details.
Frans and Eph, Tennis Enthusiasts Howard Earl 2014-04-10 00:00:00Z 0

Kyle Kelley & son.

Posted by Howard Earl on Apr 09, 2014
Kyle, Girdwood Liaison to Anchorage Parks and Rec. gave a comprehensive update regarding all the exciting projects coming up this summer.
Kyle Kelley & son. Howard Earl 2014-04-10 00:00:00Z 0
Ethan Tyler of Alaska Community Foundation Howard Earl 2014-03-27 00:00:00Z 0
Social at the Powder Hound Howard Earl 2014-03-06 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Helps Out at the Girdwood School Science Fair Howard Earl 2014-03-04 00:00:00Z 0
Thanksgiving Boxes Packed Up and Delivered Laura Wilson 2013-11-23 00:00:00Z 0

George and Michael after a long day at the Health Fair

Posted by Laura Wilson on Oct 11, 2013
ImageThe Girdwood Rotary and many other volunteers brought the Annual Girdwood Health Fair back to the community again this year.  There were several booths offered where individuals and families could get a variety of testing and exams done to check their overall health. Sceening ranged from eye exams, blood testing, height, weight, BMI, prostrate exams, mammograms and flu shots. The waiting area was packed by 8:45am as people anxiously awaited doors opening at 9am.
George and Michael after a long day at the Health Fair Laura Wilson 2013-10-12 00:00:00Z 0

Rebecca Reichlin & Sue Liebner Quilt for Polio Eradication

Posted by Laura Wilson on Sep 19, 2013
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Many thanks to both Rebecca Reichlin & Sue Liebner who Quilted for Polio Eradication. Their donations went to the 2013 Zone Institute held September 18-22 to be auctioned off to benefit the polio eradication program. The beautiful quilt diplayed in this photo was crafted by Rebecca Reichlin.
Rebecca Reichlin & Sue Liebner Quilt for Polio Eradication Laura Wilson 2013-09-20 00:00:00Z 0

Girdwood School Open House

Posted by Howard Earl on Sep 03, 2013
Members of the Girdwood Rotary (and new school principal, Cindy Hemry) had a great time serving ice cream to the upstanding youth of Girdwood at the Girdwood School Open House. It was a wonderful opportunity to visit with the teachers and staff and learn about all the plans for an exciting school year. These kids are the future of our community and we appreciate everything the professionals at Girdwood School are doing to ensure many bright tomorrows in our charming hamlet.
Girdwood School Open House Howard Earl 2013-09-04 00:00:00Z 0

District Governor Sue Foley

Posted by Frans Weits on Aug 26, 2013
District 5010's Sue Foley visited with the club last week and gave inspiring words in line with this year's theme: Engage Rotary, Change Lives.
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Fall Highway Cleanup Frans Weits 2013-08-20 00:00:00Z 0

8th Grade Student of the Year Award

Posted by Howard Earl on May 21, 2013
ImagePhoto courtesy of Duane Napartaq
    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 ...
8th Grade Student of the Year Award Howard Earl 2013-05-22 00:00:00Z 0

Snickers, "the Porcupine that thinks he's a puppy"

Posted by Howard Earl on May 15, 2013

    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, ...

Snickers, "the Porcupine that thinks he's a puppy" Howard Earl 2013-05-16 00:00:00Z 0

Ketchikan District Conference Report

Posted by Howard Earl on May 15, 2013
    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!!
Ketchikan District Conference Report Howard Earl 2013-05-16 00:00:00Z 0

Girdwood Playground Spring Cleanup

Posted by Cecilia Mendonsa on May 13, 2013
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.
For more information on this community service event:
Girdwood Playground Spring Cleanup Cecilia Mendonsa 2013-05-14 00:00:00Z 0

May 2013 District Conference in Ketchikan, Alaska

Posted by Jody Liddicoat on May 11, 2013
CeCe, Erin & Jody at DC2013
   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  
May 2013 District Conference in Ketchikan, Alaska Jody Liddicoat 2013-05-12 00:00:00Z 0

Girdwood Rotary helps purchase new equipment for Bean's Cafe

Posted by Howard Earl on Apr 02, 2013


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

Read more here:
Girdwood Rotary helps purchase new equipment for Bean's Cafe Howard Earl 2013-04-03 00:00:00Z 0

Social at The Grind

Posted by Ron Burson on Mar 14, 2013
ImageImageJohn Michael O'Leary, aka "Gator", hosted our Rotary Club meeting on March 14th at his establishment, The Grind (236 Hightower Rd). Gator prepared a buffet that, according to all that partook, was scrumptious.

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.
Social at The Grind Ron Burson 2013-03-15 00:00:00Z 0

Welcome to our new website - and please excuse the growing pains!

Posted by Frans Weits on Feb 19, 2013

Image    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! 

Welcome to our new website - and please excuse the growing pains! Frans Weits 2013-02-20 00:00:00Z 0

Girdwood Students Pitch Trip to our Nation's Capital

Posted by Ronald Burson on Feb 19, 2013

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.

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Club Projects

Posted by Howard Earl
As time permits, the following will be linked to pages describing the respective event. Click on "More..." immediately below to view a list of the projecs Girdwood Rotary Club's projects.
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