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Friday, February 4, Lunch

JoAnn Shore

* JoAnn, regional finance manager for Wells Fargo, will share the story of KIVA, the micro-lending non-profit. KIVA has used the internet to link borrowers and lenders to provide small self-help loans throughout the world. Founded in 2005, KIVA allows ordinary folks from all walks of life to make a minimum loan of $25.00 to enable responsible entrepreneurs in the developing world to have access to working capital. KIVA has frown dramatically with 83% of the loans made are to women. The repayment rate is 98.8%. KIVA was recently recognized by the members of SAM's Club with a one million dollar award in recognition of their innovation and non-profit management. JoAnn will present a PowerPoint overview of KIVA and share her portfolio of 16 loans that have been made over the past six months. JoAnn is also married to Lion Walt Hayes. To learn more about KIVA, go to (Food Bank Day)

Friday, February 11, Lunch

Norm Lagasse * Norm is the Executive Director of the Alaska Aviation Museum. His presentation will dovetail with our efforts at the Miners and Trapper's Ball on March 5. The theme of the Ball will be: Highway In The Sky, A Salute To Alaska's Aviators. (Thanks Lion Frank).
Friday, February 18, Lunch Barbara Mahoney and Tammy Olsen * Barbara is a biologist with NMFS (NOAA) with a research focus on Cook Inlet Belugas. She has spoken to us before. Tammy is the lead the seals listing project, where determinations are made to insure that critical habitat is preserved for them. We'll hear from both of them. (Thanks Lion Jim).
Friday, February 25, Lunch Gary Ervine and Lion Bob Hoekzema *Lion Bob, together with Gary from the Blood Bank of Alaska will present information on the Blood and Organ Donor Program. (Thanks Lion Bob).

Other Activities



Saturday, February 19

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

Monday, February 21

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

Saturday, February 26 * 49A Third Cabinet Meeting and 3rd Council Meeting at Eagle River Lions Clubhouse.

Monday, February 28

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

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