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Friday, November 5, Lunch

Lion Bjarne Holm

* Hiking over around volcanoes in Italy. Presentation on hiking in Sicily, and the Aeolian Islands of Lapiri, Volcano, Salina and the actively erupting Stromboli. From a trip just completed this past month. ( Food Bank Day)

Thursday, November 11, 5:30 PM

Col. Mike Bridges

Veterans Day Celebration.The Westmark is preparing a quick menu for us to order 1 of 3 items: sandwich/soup or burger, or something else rather than the entire menu. Payment is on our own. The bar will also be open. Lion Colette will be able to take care of introducing our special guests, but she would like to confirm in advance who would be willing to do the following: Pledge and Prayer. She has already prepared a Veterans Day Quote and a Veterans Day Poem, so she needs 2 different people willing to do these if possible. You can read them and she can email them to you. After the guest speaker, she would like to open it up to the Veterans in the club for them to share their memorabilia as they are comfortable doing so (no pressure). This is open to all Veterans! Also, please invite friends and family - if you are able to let her know if you are attending.

Friday, November 12, Lunch No Meeting * We will have had a meeting just the day before, and several of our members will be in Seward for the Mid-Winter Conference.
Friday, November 19, Lunch Rada Khadjinova

* Rada Khadjinova is a certified Project Management Professional with 17 years of experience in marketing, business development, and project management for private sector companies and public agencies, including managing several multi-million-dollar oil development projects in Alaska's North Slope oil field for CH2M Hill.

Ms. Khadjinova is fluent in Russian, English and Japanese, and worked in Japan prior to immigrating to the US in 1993. She is a native of Sakhalin Island, Russia, served as the Russian Trade Specialist for the State of Alaska and is being considered for the post of Honorary Consul General of Ukraine in Alaska.

Rada holds a Master of Science degree from Troy State University and two Baccalaureate degrees from the University of Alaska. She is also a former USSR National team member in alpine skiing.

Most recently she was one of four Alaskans selected to participate in the Young Leaders Program as part of the Northeast Asia Economic Forum that was held this fall in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. She will share highlights of her trip to this fascinating country.

Friday, November 26, Lunch

No Meeting * This date is too close the the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Other Activities


November 11-13 49A Mid-Winter Conference in Seward. Breeze Inn offers rooms for $49/night. For additional information see the District 49A Informer. A tentative agenda has just been made available.

Saturday, November 20

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

Saturday, November 20 This Saturday will be the Stockings for Alaska Troops - we are in need of donations, which can be made through the club. We will be stuffing the stockings at 12:30 pm at the American Legion Post 1. We still need - lots of items - including the actual Christmas Stockings. Contact Lion Colette for more information.

Monday, November 22

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

Monday, November 29

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

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