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Alaska Community Services and Big Brothers/Big
Sisters Announce Staff Changes


December 01, 2005

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Priscilla Barnett
Photo by Gigi Pilcher

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Gretchen Klein
Photo courtesy KACSSP

Ketchikan, Alaska - Alaska Community Services and Big Brothers/Big Sisters in Ketchikan, recently said farewell to Priscilla Barnett and her daughter, Aisha, who relocated to Washington.

Barnett filled two positions while in Ketchikan coordinating the Foster Grandparent and Senior Companion Programs and providing match support services to the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Program. On November 8th, a recognition luncheon was held for Barnett at the Crows Nest, where a special scrapbook was presented to Barnett, highlighting her contributions to the community of Ketchikan.

Gretchen Klein, a long-time Ketchikan resident with a history of support for Ketchikan's senior programs as well as a history of working with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Program in Ketchikan, has accepted the positions previously held by Barnett.

"I look forward to meeting the current Senior Companions, Retired and Senior Volunteers, and Foster-Grand-parents and I am thrilled to work with a great group of people who enjoy enhancing the quality of life for a variety of agencies and people here in Ketchikan", said Klein the Outreach Coordinator Ketchikan of Alaska Community Services and Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Klein further related that a special holiday recognition event will be held December 15th at the Ketchikan Senior Center from 1:00-2:00PM for their partnering agencies and volunteers.

Monthly Intergenerational Events with Boys and Girls Club, Ketchikan Pioneer Home, SeaView Terrace, and Big Brothers Big Sisters will continue to be held at the Ketchikan Pioneer Home the 3rd Saturday of each month from 1:00-3:00 PM with bingo, music, and crafts activities in a positive and supervised setting.



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