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Ketchikan Rotary Clubs Install New Officers


July 25, 2015
Saturday PM

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - July 1st began the new FY 2016-2017 Rotary year. In Ketchikan there are two vibrant Rotary clubs. Ketchikan Rotary Club was formed in 1925, the 2000th club chartered in Rotary, thus Rotary 2000. In 1987 several Rotary 2000 members decided interest in Rotary activities in Ketchikan had grown enough to merit the formation of a "breakfast club" - and First City Rotary was born. Women were also welcomed into Rotary that year.

Rotary 2000 and First City Rotary inducted woman leaders as Presidents this year. The Rotary Clubs of Ketchikan would like to present the Rotary International theme of the year to Ketchikan, “Be a Gift to the World”.

Rotary 2000 is looking forward to celebrating 90 years of service with a gala cruise planned on August 29th, along with a continued commitment to providing scholarships, conducting the well-attended trunk-or-treat Halloween event, supplying life jackets for the “kids don’t float” program and many other community service events.

First City Rotary is looking forward to revitalizing the Rotary Picnic Shelter at Ward Lake, Youth programs such as, RYLA (Regional Youth Leadership Awards), scholarships for higher education, literacy programs including Dictionaries for 3rd graders and support for Kayhi Interact Club.

Recently the clubs collaborated on improvements at Rotary Beach with the addition of stairs and a ramp for better access to the beach. The clubs are active with international youth exchange and work together to make Ketchikan a great place to live.

First City Rotary new officers:

President - Susan Bethel
President Elect - Steve Rydeen
Vice President
Treasurer - Cynna Gubatayo
Secretary - Ben Hofmeister
Past President - Chris Baca
Member at Large: Bruce King
Foundation - Erin Reeve
Youth Exchange Officers - Monica Hahn and Jennifer Etten
Member at Large - Lois Munch

Rotary 2000 new officers:

President - Christine Dahl
President Elect - Stephen Bochlert
Vice President - Pete Jensen
Treasurer - Nancy Christian
Secretary - Marc Guevarra
Past PResident - Nancy Tietje
Member at Large - Wendy Olson
Foundation - Sherrie Yunker
Youth Exchange Officer - Chris Newbill

Ketchikan Rotary 2000 meets on Tuesdays at noon and First City Rotary meets on Thursday at 7 a.m., , both at Cape Fox Lodge.



Edited by Mary Kauffman, SitNews


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Ketchikan Rotary 2000
First City Rotary


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