2016 Club Weekly Meetings

Tuesday, Evening, December 27, 2016, Holiday Party, bring a $5-10 white elephant gift AND a $10-15 wrapped new toy. Gifts will be kept together during the exchange. At the end of the party, the toys will be collected and donated to a local charity. Social starting at 6:30, Meeting starts at 7:00, Don Jose's on Northern Lights.

Tuesday, Noon, December 20, 2016, Alan Budahl, Ex. Director Lutheran Social Services on meeting needs of all Alaskans.

Tuesday, Noon, December 13, 2016, Luncheon Planning Meeting. Bring your ideas.

Tuesday, Noon, December 6, 2016, International Director Lewis Quinn speaking on the new commitment by Lions International for promotion of Lionism World wide.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016, Evening Meeting at 7:00 PM, 6:30 Social, District  49A Chair Arceli Carreon, Lion Youth Activities.

Tuesday, Noon, November 22, 2016, Sparky Anderson Head Coach, UAA Ski Program.

Tuesday, Noon, November 15, 2016, Ryan McCarthy, Coach, UAA Head Women's Basketball Coach, after a great weekend series Coach McCarthy will bring us up to speed on this coming season.

Tuesday, Noon, November 8, 2016, Scotty Gomez, Carlos Gomez Gomez Foundation founded to assist all youth in being able to participate in hockey. Alaska's most famous NHL hockey player established this foundation to help youth enjoy the sport.

Saturday, 2pm, November 5, 2016, Central Lutheran Church, Memorial Service for Lion Ray Zernia.

Tuesday, Noon, November 1, 2016, Speaker Rust Osborne, Head Coach, Men's Basketball UA.

Tuesday, Noon, October  25th, 2016, Speaker Randy Binion-Olson, Children's Lunchbox. No evening meeting in October.

Tuesday Noon, October 18, 2016, meeting at the Twin Dragon.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016, Noon, Dr. Christine West on Addiction, Drug addiction and use all types of mind bending drugs is becoming rampant in our communities. We just had one of our most successful weekends in years with attendance at the UAA Hockey Games over 6,000 for the two nights and the largest number of Lion participation in sales for some time. Unfortunately our Seawolf Hockey team did not have a good weekend. This coming weekend they will be in Fairbanks for the Nanooks Classic. This weekend also was the induction of 5 new members to the Seawolf Hall of Fame.

Friday, October 7, 2016, First Hockey Game of the Season  with Minnesota Golfers from Big Ten Hockey/ October 8, with UAF. Both at 7pm. We need all hands on deck as a large crowd is expected with some 4,000 tickets sold.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016, Noon meeting at new location: Twin Dragon, 15th near Gambell. Speaker Keith Hackett, Athletic Director UAA Update on Save our Seawolves. Planning session.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016, Evening meeting at Lone Star, 7:00 PM, Visitation of new Zone Chairperson Cora Navio of the Anchorage Mabuhay.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016, Noon meeting cancelled.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016, Noon Luncheon, Chris Green UAA Head Volleyball Coach, The Fabulous 2016 Team.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016, Noon, Special Visitation of Governor Karen Burns. It is our honor to have the District Governor with our Club. The Governor will have with her from her home town of Eagle River Olympian, Alev Kelter recently returned from Argentina.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016, Evening meeting at Lone Star, 7:00pm, Kurt Haider Alaska Aces Hockey Speaker. Prior to our meeting, the UAA Alums will be meeting with UAA Coach Matt Thomas at 5:30 PM at the 49th State Brewing Co., 717 W. 3rd Ave.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016, Student Union Cafeteria, North and South, UAA public hearings for the public to weight in on the proposed cuts to athletics. It is important our club is represented there to voice our opinion. All 3 options set before the Regents involve either eliminating or reducing hockey, gymnastics and skiing and worst case scenario - eliminating all sports. 

Tuesday, August 30, 2016, Evening meeting, Official Visitation District 49A Governor Karen Burns.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016, Noon,  Speaker Matt Thomas Head Hockey Coach UAA/Jerry Dewhurst Blueliners UAA

Wednesday, August 17, 6:30pm, UAA Campus Club will be meeting at Capital Office, 1120 E 35th with pizza, hot wings and soft drinks.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016, Noon, Lion Kellie Rixse, Insights into the stock market and investment opportunities.

Tuesday, August 8, 2016, Noon, Regular meeting

Saturday, August 6th, 2016 1:00 TO 4:00 PM, SPENARD LIONS CLUB, 27th ANNUAL FISH FRY

Tuesday, August 2, 2016, Noon, Chugiak Lion State Senator Bill Stoltze will be our guest and speaker. Lion Bill was born in Anchorage, attended Chugiak High, graduated from UAF with a degree in Political Science. Worked as Legislative Staff from 1982-2002. Elected to the State House and then the State Senate. He is retiring after this term from the Senate.

Thursday, July 28, 2016, 6pm-9pm at the Alaska Airlines Center kicks off the festivities, free community celebration: Alaska Sports Hall of Fame has assembled many of Alaska's greatest athletes for its 10th anniversary this week, a group that includes Olympians, Native sports icons, mainstream athletes, mushers, mountaineers and many more.  http://alaskasportshall.org/2016/04/10-year-celebration-events-scheduled-july-28-29/

Tuesday, July 26, 2016, Evening Meeting, The Program is Potluck We will have a grand time. Be there 6:30/7:00 PM

Tuesday Noon, July 19, 2016, Speaker Keith Hackett, Athletic Director UAA-Funding Athletics. Our club was formed to support UAA athletics and youth sports as its number one goal. With budget cuts, we may not have a program to raise money for if some in the university system prevail.

Saturday, July 16, 2016, Vision Screening, Fairview Block Party at Fairview Rec Center   Time tbd.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016, Noon Meeting,  Wendi  Shackelford Mental Health First Aid Training Retired Anchorage Police Officer UAA graduate in Criminal Justice played basketball for UAA. Saturday BBALC had a terrific golf outing with no bear encounters, cooking by Lion Erv Hoppe. Many came out and supported this program and Lion Larry, Chair, provided the weather---SUN

Saturday July 9, 2016, Golf Outing, Moose Run Hill Course, morning to early afternoon, Prizes, Food and Fun. Come help and have fun. Enjoy the resident bears. We need you.

Tuesday Noon, July 5, 2016 Noon Meeting. Program by Anchorage Bucs Baseball. We work with this team year after year and many Major League players have been with the Bucs.

Tuesday Evening, June 28, 2016, Dinner meeting, Lone Star Restuarant, 6:30pm to 8:00pm, Larry Helgeson will hold a Golf Committee meeting to prepare for our Golf event on Saturday, July 9, 2016 to raise money for Youth Sports and also to give us some slides of his and his lovely wife, Judy, trip through Europe.

June 27,  2016, Anchorage Bucs vs. Beep Baseball benefitting the blind. Mulcahy at 6:30pm.

Tuesday Noon, June 21, 2016, Lunch meeting, Lone Star Restuarant, noon, Wendi Shackelford Mental Health First Aid Training. Wendi graduated from UAA with a degree in Criminal Justice in 1994. While at UAA Wendi was a terrific basketball player. She has worked for the Anchorage Police Department for over 20 years before retiring from that position and now is with Mental Health First aid  training. Please come and support this former UAA athlete.

Thursday Evening, June 16, 2016, Installation of new officers and awards dinner, 2016 Installation of new club President Lion Teresa and other club officers at the Ramada Inn at 115 E. 3rd, Slippery Salmon Bar & Grill Ramada, Anchorage, 115 E 3rd Ave Social 6:30pm Dinner 7:00pm

Tuesday Noon, June 14, 2016, Lunch meeting, Lone Star Restuarant, noon

Saturday, June 11, 2016, Vision Screening,  Special O Summer Games at East High School from 9am to 3pm
Saturday, June 11, 2016, Vision Screening,  Mt. View Street Fair at Clark Middle School from noon to 4pm

Tuesday Noon, June 7, 2016, Next Level Sports Alaska, Matt Shasby. Matt was with UAA Hockey Team 2000-2003 then with the Alaska Aces for approximately 5 years. He and his brother Nathan are both educators with ASD. They conduct summer programs that cover many sports. Nathan is the West High hockey coach.

May 31, 2016, Tuesday Evening, Dinner at  7: 00 PM Social 6:30 PM, Lion Wes and Sue Tonkins Traveling Europe's rivers

May 24, 2016, Tuesday Noon,  Alaska Search & Rescue Dogs Paul Stoklos Spokesman

March 21, 2016, Tuesday, noon, Speaker Jill Myers the Alaska Zoo and her replacement Janette Menshisky

March 15, 2016, Tuesday Noon,  Speaker PDG Jerry Blackburn LCIF President  District 49A Foundation Charitable work by your Foundation.

March 8, 2016, Tuesday noon    Alaska Center for the Blind &  Visually Impaired Gayle Quinn Beep Baseball Competition. Last Tuesday was the most important program about your personal assets and survival in a very difficult time. Truly sorry for those who missed this presentation by Alaska's Future, Inc. It presented you opportunity to help save your own skin and the State.

March 1, 2016, Tuesday Noon,  A newly formed non-profit corporation, Alaska's Future, Inc., will present a program on the State of Alaska's budget. Perhaps the most important discussion of your lifetime.  After a fabulous trip with the Helgesons to Kenya and the magnificent wildlife we saw last week, this will bring you down to reality.

February 23, 2016, Tuesday Evening,  Larry & Judy Helgeson take you to Africa.

February 16, 2016 , Tuesday Noon, Ski for Life Kevin Whitly Alaska Center for the Blind Results from BBALC funding. Please compliment Lion Larry as his grandson was a member of the West High Eagles State Champion Hockey Team. He was all tournament team also. Proud parents and grandparents!

February 9, 2016, Tuesday Noon,  Guest Head Coach Paul Stoklos UAA, Gymnastics in his 32ndyear coming off a very successful meet this past weekend. Must start at 12:00 noon as Paul has a very important appointment at 1:00 PM

February  2, 2016 Tuesday Noon, Guest Speaker Dallas Baldwin Associate Media Relations Director University of Alaska Anchorage

January 26, 2016 Tuesday 7:00 PM Dinner meeting Speaker The Lion King, Larry Helgeson,  brings us Photo Journey with his Lions in Kenya. We are promised a great performance. Don't miss all these Lions working with Lion Larry to enhance your enjoyable dinner outing that will impress all Lions as well as guests. (Lion Larry gave us his up close and personal relationships with Lions and he and his lovely wife will be back the evening  of 2/23/16 to give us the rest of the story.)

January 19,2016 Tuesday noon Head Coach Sparky Anderson UAA Ski Team

January 12, 2016, Tuesday Noon By Popular Request Dr. Lee Piccard, Genesis of Athletics at UAA. Retired Vice Chancellor Piccard will give us the real picture.

2015 Club Meetings Here.