Club Information
We are the FUN CLUB!
Anchorage South

Create Hope In The World!

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 12:00 p.m.
Altura Bistro
4240 Old Seward Highway
PO Box 100624
Anchorage, AK 99510-0624
United States of America
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Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Sergeant at Arms
Executive Secretary
Community Service Chair
Fundraiser Chair
Media - Facebook, etc.
Membership Chair
Program Chair
Social Chair
Vocational and Scholarships Chair
Youth Exchange Officer
Youth Exchange Counselor
Youth Exchange Counselor

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Upcoming Events
June 2024
Sign up HERE for the Changing of the Guard!
Hi ASR!  We have about a month to sell Daffodils to raise money for all of our important projects this year!
Join ASR at Fur Rondy!  Dress warm, bring hot cocoa and a smile!
Save the Date! ASR Parcel Post Party 4/20/24 @ 1700! 
November is Rotary Foundation month.  The Rotary Foundation helps Rotary members to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace by improving health, providing quality education, improving the environment, and alleviating poverty.  Anchorage South Rotarians humbly ask that if you're able to help us in supporting the foundation this holiday season, please visit the Rotary Foundation website to make a tax deductible donation of any size.
Susitna Club Golf Tournament Fundraiser!
Join our fellow Rotarians from the Susitna Rotary Club for a day of golf at the Settler's Bay Golf Course on September 8th!  
Anchorage South Rotary would like to welcome our newest member, Monte Mabry, to the club!  Rotarians welcomed him into the club on Thursday, August 10th, where he was inducted by Past President Doran Powell, and introduced by his daughter Laurel Poff.  Monte is a man that wears many hats: geophysicist for the Department of the Interior, pilot in the "Iditarod Air Force", father, and grandfather, among many others.  Join us in welcoming Monte to the club; it's great to have you, Monte!
Xander finished up his year in Anchorage and headed back to Sweden.  We are sad that he left us after an amazing year, but are excited that he gets to be reunited with his family and friends back home.  Thank you for sharing a year of your life (and your fantastic Swedish baking skills!) with us Xander!
New member application
Greg & Carol Nutter's member application has been approved by the board. We will keep this open for the next two weeks. If you have any objections to them joining the club please reach out to our President Dan or any board member.  Julie Erickson is sponsoring the Nutters. Greg's classification is oil field services and Carol's is court reporting. 
Support Anchorage YoungLife
Anchorage YoungLife is an organization that primarily supports Anchorage teenage mothers, and also supports teenage fathers.  The organization pairs the young parents with trained mentors to help them navigate their challenging lives.  They actively support over 100 local parents, driving them to school, running errands, providing guidance and stability in young, often chaotic lives.  The operate almost entirely on the efforts of volunteers, and leverage donations to provide meals and basic necessities, and would greatly benefit from your financial support.
CLUB UPDATES - December 26th, 2022
- Teresa Bloom is a proposed new member.
- There will be NO MEETING this Thursday, December 29th, 2022. We will resume our normal weekly luncheon on Thursday, January 5th, 2023.
Rotary South Meeting News
Rotary South News - August 25th, 2022
-President Dan Newman will be auctioning off two tickets for two lucky people to become the "Moose Turd Bombardiers" at the next meeting (September 1). These two people will ride up with the helicopter and be able to toss turds to the ground! How fun!
- Tabitha Karpow is in her last week before membership induction. Any members with information or feedback on Tabitha, please reach out to the Membership Committee.
- Xander (exchange student) got to tell us how he made Varsity football at his first appearance for South High football. Congrats, Xander!
- We auctioned off 4 bags of Xander's homemade chocolate balls and raised $120 for him to make the most of his time here.
- Mike Ferris celebrated 38 years of marriage with the amazing Shannon Ferris. Congrats!
- We had an amazing experience with guest speakers Alex and JD as they taught us so much about free diving in Alaska. They even took three people (picture on the left) and taught them some simple tricks to help them with holding their breath. They more than double their breath hold times!
Dan went from 45 seconds to 2m 50s
Lauren went from 60 seconds to 2m 30s
Xander went from 60 seconds to 2m 20s
The Fun Club!
Tabitha Karpow was approved by the Board for membership to our club! This will be posted for two weeks. If there are any objections to this nomination, please contact Doran Powell or Terri Hall with the Membership Committee.
D5010 District Governor
Home Club of District 5010 Governor Mike Ferris and Shannon Ferris!
Who’s excited for Fur Rondy 2022?? 🐕❄️☃️
Isn’t this throwback photo fun?
Mark your calendars for the Rondy Grand Parade THIS Saturday, February 26!
Anchorage South Rotary will have a float in the parade, and we need our Southies to come parade with us!
We plan to meet no later than 9:30 AM
at 8th & D St. to decorate our truck.
Check your email for an RSVP email from @wrangellvb. **
Weather is looking favorable for a fun day!
Bring the family and make a day of it! 🎉
We are so excited to share in the joy of new members, Annie & Raoul Treverton's  birth of their baby girl, 
Melodie Aliska Annabelle Treverton
She was 7lbs 14oz. 
All are doing well. 
Congratulations, Annie, Raoul & Melodie!
Past Presidents,
Time to celebrate YOU!!

What a feeling to be able to send this worthwhile

project funds to continue their life giving work. 

Well done, Southies! 




Hanging with some amazing,  inspirational women at our meeting the past few weeks! 

Rosey Fletcher & Kikkan Randall

Join us for Zoo Lights!
January 30, 2022
Tickets can be purchased on line or at the main gate. 
 $12/person age 3+; non-Zoo-members =  $17/person age 3+ (there is a processing fee if you order online).  [Or free if you just want to tailgatesmiley!!!]
Dress and Accessories:  Bundle-up! Bring your most insulated to-go mug to fill up with some hot cocoa. Firewood or small portable propane space heaters welcome.
If It’s Really Cold:  The TAILGATING will be a no go if it’s 10F or below. If that’s the case, we’ll still plan to meet-up at 6:30pm to walk the Zoo Lights together.
Our awesome community service co-chairs - Laurel & Mike - getting us organized at Chugach View & Manor.
Group 1 - ready for delivering Thanksgiving meals.
Group 2 - ready for delivering Thanksgiving meals.
Mike, Dean, Denise & Julie delivering ice cream to Chinook Elementary students. Gavin won his entire school ice cream! 
The kids loved the treat! 
Sue, Mike & Claudia volunteer at the Anchorage Food Bank!
Amrita receives her Paul Harris & brings a special visitor along! Future Rotarian!
Memorial Fund board meeting - Julie, Dean, Sam, Chris, Amy & Bill in attendance. 
This week's meeting, October 21 will be at Hilltop Ski Area!
Trevor is going to speak to us about their expansion ideas. 
Location: 7015 Abott Road - meet at the ski chalet
Time 12:00 - 1:00pm. 
Per Hilltop Ski area they are adhering to the mask mandate. If you're not actively eating/drinking masks must be worn. Thank you in advance for respecting their policies. 
Lunch will be provided by Peppercini's - cost is $15 - cash or checks accepted at Hilltop Ski Area .
All orders need to be placed in advance to this Wednesday, 5:00pm.
Thank you, Cindy & Jenny, for coordinating lunch. Much appreciated. 
For those who'd like to meet via zoom, the link is below. This week will be a bit tricky as Hilltop doesn't have AV equipment. They do have wifi so we'll need some members at Hilltop to zoom in with their phones or computers so those online can hear the presentation. I'll plan to have my laptop for the speaker.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 903 501 8321
See you Thursday!
And the winner is?!!
Chinook Elementary!!
Check out Gavin's fabulous work!
We're coordinating their ice cream party with the staff at Chinook.
More details and photos to come!

Speakers New Member's Fireside

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

6 - 8 pm

All are welcome

Where:  RE/MAX Dynamic Properties

3350 Midtown Place

Anchorage, AK 99511

Light apps, beer & wine

Last week was a busy week for Anchorage South! 
Make sure and say hello to our new members. 
Look at us grow! 
Saturday, October 2, 2021
Mike & Shannon Ferris residence
5235 Shorecrest Drive
6:00 pm
Chinook Elementary 
Needs School Supplies!!!
Rulers, Composition Notebooks, Pocket Folders, Dry Erase Markers, Back packs, Warm Winter Gloves
Please bring supplies to the next two meetings and we will deliver to the school.
Or, donate cash and we will purchase the supplies.
Call/text Michael Archer (907) 947-3420
or Laurel Renkert (907) 250-2902
Cathleen, Mike & Jenny are all smiles after helping Alaska Medical Missions get a container ready for shipping to Haiti! 
The peanut butter challenge of 2021! Still time to purchase jars and get them donated to the Food Bank!
Members hand out peony bouquets to staff at Alaska Native Medical Center & Providence Hospital. Thank you to all who purchased & donated flowers to these front line workers. 
Welcome new member ,
Heather Disnmore


Look at us GROW!
Welcome new member,

Tamie Taylor


Look at us GROW!
Some Southies enjoying the Glacier Pilots' last home game. 
Thank you, Jenny & Cindy, for rallying the troops! 
Happy to announce Laura Asgari has returned to Anchorage South Rotary!
Laura is with First National Bank Alaska as a Wealth Management Officer. 
Welcome home, Laura. 
Happy to welcome Claudia Thomas (pictured here with husband, Chris). Claudia is new to Anchorage and is an Air Force Orthopedic Surgeon.
So happy to have you join us, Claudia. 
Scholarship Chair, Sam Lazenby, & President Chris Gray present a check to one of our scholarship recipients! Future firefighter!