Rotary Club of Anchorage East
Rotary Club of Anchorage East
We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
500 W. 3rd Ave.Anchorage, AK 99501United States
I hope that all of you were able to enjoy Father’s Day with your family or at least able to wish them well, I know that I did and with the nice weather we were able to spend it outside. All you fathers make sure and thank your spouse because without them you wouldn’t enjoy the privilege of fatherhood.
I am looking forward this week to the presentation of Clark James Mishler, his presentations are usually the most enjoyable ones for me. So if you have not been there before or are new to the club make sure to be there to enjoy his work
Best wishes for all of you in the coming week.
Remember Peace through Service
Jeff Blake, President
Last Wednesday, thanks to a challenge from Denise LaFever, who offered a check to purchase an ecocina stove for a poor Mayan family in Guatemala, which was met by Clay Hightower and visiting Rotarian Sal, and a lot of large donations from other AER members, the AER International Service Committee's goal of purchasing 10 ecocina stoves for distribution when Bruce and Sandra are in Guatemala in August was exceeded so that now 14 stoves will be purchased with the accumulated funds.
The pictures below show a Mayan woman with one of the ecocina stoves that replaces open fire cooking. As explained by Heather Flynn in another picture, a Rotarian from Eugene, Oregon, invented the stove after seeing many burned hands of women and children when she went on a medical mission to Guatemala. There were also numerous respiratory problems among the Mayan villagers from inhaling the smoke from the open fires.
Ten brave Rotaians stood up and held a picture of the ecocina stove to represent those we were already able to purchase and those for which we still needed funds. Four additional pictures will be printed, and at a later meeting the pictures will be out on a table so that all the Rotarians who contributed to the stove purchase can sign them, and they will be presented with the stoves in August in Guatemala.
Thanks to all who participated in our "Change for Change" effort that grew into something that will really create "Peach through Service".
Submitted by Jay Jackson:
AER Making Friends and Having Fun!
What a great Alaskan summer day at the Zoo on Sunday! About 70 Anchorage East Rotarians and their families enjoyed the weather, animals, good food and wonderful conversations with friends at the AER annual picnic. Thanks to Social Chair Rene Haag for all her hard work in putting this event together and to her helpers. There were grab bags for the kids and a treasure hunt. Special thanks to Raquel E. and the Hotel Captain Cook for sponsoring the hamburgers, hot dogs, and buns. An array of delicious salads and side dishes were provided by members. Greg S. was our Grill Master with several Grill Friends assisting. A memorable time was had by all.
Raquel was stylin’ with her shoes from Panama and tan.
Rene H. and DG Elect Sue F. take a moment to relax.
Grill Master Greg assisted by Grill Friend Jeff B. cooking up those delicious Hotel Capt. Cook burgers and dogs.
A little male bonding by the grill—Alan, Greg, Harold, and Jeff.
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We love Non-Profit announcements and we have had a few of them recently and we want to keep them going; so we want to revisit the rules real quick so everyone knows what to expect whether you are giving or receiving:
Mobile Food Pantry Mobile Food Pantry distribution is the second Saturday of each month at 1:30pm at the Fairview Recreational Center. Contact Dave Kester email@example.com for more information.
AERIE Meetings (Anchorage East Rotary Information & Education) All members are welcome to join the monthly AERIE meetings and learn more about Rotary International and our club. Blue badge members welcome to attend. Contact Kathleen Madden if any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
AER Board MeetingsRegularly monthly board meetings will be held the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 4:30 PM in the fourth floor board room of the 1st National Bank at the corner of 36th and A Street. Board meetings occasionally move or are changed so check the "Events" section of the bulletin or the the club runner website. All are invited to attend. It counts towards getting your blue badge and as a meeting make-up.
Week of Jun 17- This week’s Rotary Foundation Thought is about: Health, Hunger, & Humanity (3H) Grants