1. Q4 2011 Anchorage Club #289 report
2. February 2012 Letter from SIUSA President Llana Smith
re: membership priority
3. New Skal Video from Skal International
4. SIUSA Region III News from Region III V.P. Nahid Olfati
SKAL Anchorage Club # 289
Fourth Quarter 2011 Highlights:
October, 2011. Monthly dinner was held at Fiora D'Italia Restaurant, with 27 members in attendance. This long-time Anchorage establishment, formerly know as the Garden of Eatin', has been the site of several Skal events over the years, and several veterans reminisced about the unique atmosphere and once-in-a-lifetime experiences that had occured at the storied location.
November, 2011. Monthly gathering was held at the Alaska Aviation Museum, hosted by Skalleague Shari Hart. 32 members attended, and toasts were offered in memory of Anchorage club founding member Ray Petersen, a pioneer in both Alaska aviation and tourism, who is memorialized in a special exhibit at the Museum, funded in large part by a donation from Anchorage Skal.
December, 2011. Anchorage Skal Christmas Party and Benefit Auction was held in the Hotel Captain Cook Quarterdeck. The evening's festivities and sumptuous dinner were capped by the annual benefit auction, this year generating over $2400 for two needy families connected to us by Salvation Army of Alaska.
Membership total for 2012 is 42 members.
February 23, 2012
Greetings from your SIUSA President,
This is the 5th of my series of notes to you regarding membership. This one will combine information for both new membership and retention, along with some housekeeping items. SKAL continues coming up with new values for members; we need to help educate prospective new members of these opportunities.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call any of us on the SIUSA Board. We are dedicated to serve you. It’s basic….. Membership is our lifeblood, get more and keep the ones we have. Have a wonderful week and remember, SIUSA Rocks!
Skål, and thanks for everything you do for me and for SIUSA!
Llana Smith, CTC
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