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Anchorage South

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
Aladdin's Restaurant
4240 Old Seward Highway
PO Box 100624
Anchorage, AK  99510-0624
United States
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The Four Way Test

Is it the truth?

Is it fair to all concerned?

Will it build good will and better friendships?

Will it be beneficial to all concerned? 

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Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
Past President
Community Service
Vocational/Scholarships
Foundation
Membership
Public Relations
Sergeant At Arms
Director-at-Large
Team Captain Coordinator
Youth Exchange
Programs Co-Chair
Programs Co-Chair
Social Co-Chair
Executive Secretary
 

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Speakers
Jun 30, 2016
Jodi Fischer
Marshall Direct Fund
 
Changing of the Guard 2016
 
Anchorage South Rotary in Action!
Welcome to Rotary, Dr. Charlie Gray! We are lucky to have you and look forward to seeing how you can "adjust" our club for the better... Your goals and values, like community service, health and wellness, and integrity, "align" with that of Rotary International and the Anchorage South club. 
We had some great speakers today as well: 
 
 

 
 

Helping out at the 2016 Slammin' Salmon Derby for the "Downtown Soup Kitchen" - See more at: http://www.anchoragesouthrotary.org/PhotoAlbums/slammin-salmon-derby#sthash.3Vla6YXv.dpuf

 

 
 
Did you buy or sell Daffodil's, if you did Thank you. Anchorage South Rotary raised over $35,000 from this fundraiser. Send us pictures when your daffodil's bloom. Here are some pictures from the Daffodil wrapping party.
 





 

 
Welcome Kate Blair! Kate is currently the Committee and Projects Coordinator for the Alaska Oil and Gas Association where Kate tracks Cook Inlet and Arctic policy issues, leads AOGA’s Regional Subcommittees, and manages AOGA’s advocacy and outreach projects. In her spare time, she is an avid marathoner and rec hockey player. She is also very involved with her parish and children’s school, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, and serves on the YWCA Alaska Board of Directors.  The entire family loves to camp, fish, skate, ski, and enjoy the Alaska outdoors.
 
 

 

Welcome to the 2015-16 Rotary Year

President Magic Mike Ferris here. I am super excited for this year as President of Anchorage South Rotary. I love our club and want to see it grow. The three areas of focus I have this year are Membership, Involvement, and Projects.  

Membership -
We need to continuously invite new members. The new members we have do a fantastic job of bringing energy to the club and excitement to get involved. We need to retain our current members by getting them engaged. To achieve this I am dedicating one Thursday a month to be a Social meeting. These are great tools for allow us to get to know one another. Another way is small group gatherings/firesides. We had a few of these last year and they were a lot of fun.

Involvement -
In order to grow this club we need to keep members involved and engaged. Committee Chairs need to no longer be a committee of 1. Yes it may be easier but it is not benefiting the members of the club. Part of Rotary is the Life learning experience along the way. Being a committee of 1 doesn't allow others to learn from you or feel like they are contributing to the club. So reach out and ask for help. The goal is to have each committee have a minimum of 3 people. The past chair, the present chair, and the future chair. This will allow for people to mentor each other into the role. 

Projects - 
We did a lot of projects this last year. They were fun and didn't require a lot of time. Relay for Life was a 2 hour commitment, the Chinook Long Jump we started with coffee and were done by Brunch, and then Mothers Day flowers was 2 hours of passing out flowers. We need more of these small projects, Michael Archer has Slamming Salmon where ASR will take a 2-4 hour block. Bring your project ideas to someone on the board, think about them and be specific (What, When, and How).

Again I look forward to this year.

President Magic Mike Ferris
 

 
 
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