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ANCHORAGE LIONS CLUB

DECEMBER 2009 ACTIVITIES

LUNCHEON MEETINGS 12:00 NOON

Date

Speaker

Program

Friday, December 4, Noon

Dr. Jack Hickel

• Jack is heading up an amazing effort to bring health care to perhaps the most remote and forgotten part of the world: Old Fangak in the Sudd Swamp of Southern Sudan. The waters of the swamp form a tributary to the Nile River. He, and his medical team, are part of an ongoing effort to bring uncontaminated water and sanitation to the village, and the central effort is the construction of a health center with a 20 bed hospital. (I have seen a previous presentation of his efforts - thuly amazing and inspiring - Bjarne). See the Anchorage Daily News article from 9-23-2009. ( Food Bank Day)

Friday, December 11, Noon

Suzanne Hickel

• Suzanne is the owner and administrator for Preferred Care at Home Alaska, a program that strives too assist senios in maintaining their quality of life while safeguarding their dignity and independence. (thank you Lion Norm E.)

Friday, December 18, Noon

Donna Shefcheck

• Donna is an anthropologist. More information will soon be posted. (thank you Lion Norm E.)

Thursday, December 24, 5:30PM

No Meeting

• Enjoy the Christmas Holidays.

Friday, December 25, Noon

No Meeting

• Enjoy the Christmas Holidays.

Other Activities

Date

Activity

Saturday, December 5

• Anchorage Community Concert Band, 7:30 PM at the East High Auditorium.

Saturday, December 5

• STAR's 14th Annual Holiday Tea benefit. Hilton Anchorage Ballroom, 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM. $45 /person.

Sunday, December 6

• Tuba Christmas in the PAC attrium at 1:00 PM. Tuba and other baritone horn players from all over Anchorage will play traditional Christmas music. No charge for attending, brass players welcome.

Sunday, December 6

• 10th Annual Guns 'n Hoses Hockey Game between the New York Fire Department and Team Alaska (Anchorage Police and Fire Departments). Doors open at 3:00 PM and the game begins at 4:00 PM. Proceeds go to the American Diabetes Assocaition. WE have been asked to help with the organization and running of the event. Please email Lion Mark Long if you can help out. Lion Michelle Cassano assures up that there will be work for all who attend.

Wednesday, December 9

• Christmas Dinner at the Westmark Hotel. This year you are again invited to bring a present for the gift exchange. If you are bring a spouse, relative, or friend, each person is encouraged to bring a gift, so we can all share in the fun. $20/gift maximum. No host cocktail hour starts at 5:30 PM, with dinner served at 6:30 PM. $40/person, with the choice of rib or turkey (or both, buffet style). RSVP Colette Moring.

Sunday, December 13

• 5th Annual Stockings for Alaskan Troops. Last year our Lions helpd send 300+ stockings to Alaskan troops in Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan. We will be working with National Guard Familiy Programs, friends, family, volunteer organizations, schools, and businesses to say "happy holidays" to our Alaskan service men and women. The effort will take place at the Americal Legion Post 1, 840 W. Fireweed. Call Lion Colette for more information.

Saturday, December 19

• Food Distribution Joint Project with Latinos Lions Club 10:00 AM until 1:00 PM at Hispanic Cultural Center 4233 Mt. View Drive.

Saturday, December 19

• Salvation Army Bell Ringing. We will have three shifts each, stationed in three locations near Nordstrom. Contact Lion Neal to sign up.

Monday, December 21

• Joint Sight Meeting at the Spenard Lions Club House, 2108 Roosevelt Drive, Anchorage. Start 5:30 PM.

Monday, December 28

• Anchorage Lions Board Meeting at 5:30 PM at the Westmark Hotel.

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