Monday, March 24, 2014

2014 Cherry Blossom Reception April 10th - RSVP Now!

Members, Alaskans, and friends of Alaska:
You are cordially invited to the 2014 AKSS Cherry Blossom Reception!  Please join us in congratulating this year's Alaska State Society Cherry Blossom Princess, Chelsea Marlow, and to meet and mingle with other Alaskans at a free event on Capitol Hill.
We will have fresh Alaska Seafood and will have a variety of other Alaska treats on offer. It's going to be a great time, and we hope you'll be able to make it.
When: Thursday April 10, 2014, 5:30 - 8:00 pm
Where: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 116
We would like to give a special thank you to The Alaska Native Arts Foundation, The North Star Group and Jack Ferguson Associates for their support of this event.

Introducing Alaska's 2014 Cherry Blossom Princess: Ms. Chelsea Marlow

 Chelsea Marlow, daughter of Mark and Brenda Marlow, was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. Chelsea currently works as Deputy Scheduler in US Senator Begich’s Washington, D.C. Office.  She graduated from Robert Service High School in 2009 and studied political science at the University of Alaska Anchorage. She currently volunteers for the Everybody Wins Children’s Literacy Program and is pursuing a career in public service. 

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Next Event: AKSS Holiday Party


You are invited to the

Alaska State Society Holiday Party

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Russell Senate Office Building, SR-385 

5:30 - 8:00 pm


There will be Alaskan seafoodAlaskan beer, and holiday cheer in abundance along with door prizes and all your Alaskan friends. Even Santa Claus will be making an appearance!  Needless to say, it's going to be a great time, and we hope you'll be able to make it!  



This is a free event, and no RSVP is required.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Next Event: Saturday November 2 Brunch and Qugruk Forum with Governor Sean Parnell

The Alaska State Society will convene again on Saturday, November 2, for another round of brunch and Qugruk conversation* in the upstairs room at Mr. Henry's.   



This month's guest will be Alaska Governor Sean Parnell.  Since taking office in 2009, Governor Sean Parnell has set forth his administration’s priorities for Alaska: Strengthening our economy, growing job opportunities, supporting our military community, and promoting safe homes and strong families. Governor Parnell will address Securing Alaska's Future - followed by questions and answers from the audience. 
  This is event is free and open to all Eventbrite - AK State Society Brunch and Qugruk Forum w/ Fran Ulmer as seating may be limited. (Your reservation will also help us ensure that we don't run out of food.) 
  Mr. Henry's is located between the Capitol South and Eastern Market metro stations, on the southeast corner of Seward Square. Bus stops for the 32/34/36, 90/92, and Union-Station-to-Navy-Yard circulator routes are relatively close by.

(*Why Qugruk? The qugruk, or tundra swan -- like many AKSS members -- regularly flies between Alaska and Washington, D.C.)




Monday, September 16, 2013

Thanks to Everyone Who Came Out for the Annual AKSS BBQ, Potluck and Softball Game!

Saturday gave us perfect weather for a BBQ, potluck and softball game -- many thanks to all who attended!

The outcome of the annual Anchorage vs. Rest-of-Alaska softball game is somewhat in dispute.  Many (including half of the players on the field, and everyone in the stands) remember it as a rout, with Team Rest-of-Alaska crushing Team Anchorage by double digits. Others (all of whom were on Team Anchorage) say, "Score?  What score?  Who can remember such details?  Let's just call it a tie: *all of Alaska* prevailed on Saturday." 

Perhaps both camps are right.

Special thanks again to this year's presenting sponsors, The Boeing Company, ExxonMobil and VanNess Feldman, and to the Pacific Seafood Processors Association for supplying us with salmon burgers!

Did you take pictures?  Send them our way: info@alaskastatesociety.org


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Next Event: Annual BBQ, Potluck, and Softball Game, Sept. 14

It's just about time for the Alaska State Society's annual BBQ and Softball Game! 

As in years past, we'll be having a family-friendly BBQ along with a potluck. Prizes will be awarded for the best side dishes in the potluck.  Bring your best! 

In addition to the great food, we'll also be hosting the annual Battle of Alaska Softball Game--"Team Anchorage" and "Team Rest of Alaska" will take to the field for another epic showdown!  (All ages and levels of experience are encouraged to participate!)

Special thanks to this year's presenting sponsors, The Boeing Company, ExxonMobil and VanNess Feldman, and to the Pacific Seafood Processors Association for supplying us with salmon burgers. 

When: Saturday, September 14, 11:00am to 5pm (softball begins at 1:30pm), rain or shine! 

Where: Joseph Hensley Park, 4200 Eisenhower Avenue, Alexandria, VA.  The park is located 1.4 miles east of the Van Dorn Metro Stop (which is on the yellow line); if you're coming by Metro, you can catch the "southbound" A1 Bus (which will actually take you east down Eisenhower Ave) at Van Dorn to take you to the park.  Else, it's an easy drive and the park has plenty of parking.




Monday, July 29, 2013

Team Alaska at the NCSS "Summer Insanity" All-States-and-Territories Softball Tournament

10 hardy Alaskans took to the field this Ted Stevens' day, to participate in the National Conference of State Society's "Summer Insanity" All States and Territories softball tournament.  Team Alaska played Idaho, and lead Montana for the whole game -- until the very last 2 minutes, when the team came up short by just one run.


Game Balls!
1 - Veronica Slajer: Scored our first run
2 - Owen Ranger: Coached the team - assigned positions, kept the team on point!
3 - Tim Fugione: Brought clutch supplies (bats!) also had the longest hit from our team
4 - Eddie Mertz: Golden glove, many good catches and the most spectacular one of the game
5 - Charisse Arce: Pitched out second game did a great job.
6 - Jeremy Price: Pitched our first game, did a great job

Full roster: Tim Fugione, Robert Kaineg, Owen Ranger, Mary Leschper, Charisse Arce, Veronica Slajer, Eddie Mertz, Taylor Thompson, Jeremy Price, Dylan Brauer. Photos by Karissa.

Thanks to everyone!  Pictures at: http://www.facebook.com/AlaskaStateSociety

 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Next Event: Saturday July 20 Brunch and Qugruk Forum with Fran Ulmer

The Alaska State Society will convene again on Saturday, July 20, for another round of brunch and Qugruk conversation* in the upstairs room at Mr. Henry's.   

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This month's guest will be Fran Ulmer, the presidentially appointed Chair of the United States Arctic Research Commission. As Alaskans know, Fran Ulmer has also been, at various times, the chancellor of UAA; the Lt. Governor of Alaska; an Alaska state legislator; and the mayor of Juneau. We'll brunch for 30 minutes, then give the floor to our speaker.  Under the banner, "What happens in the Arctic doesn't stay in the Arctic," Commissioner Ulmer will address Arctic shipping, research, climate change, and oil-spill prevention and response--all followed by questions and answers from the audience. 

This is event is free and open to allEventbrite - AK State Society Brunch and Qugruk Forum w/ Fran Ulmer as seating may be limited. (Your reservation will also help us ensure that we don't run out of food.) 

Mr. Henry's is located between the Capitol South and Eastern Market metro stations, on the southeast corner of Seward Square. Bus stops for the 32/34/36, 90/92, and Union-Station-to-Navy-Yard circulator routes are relatively close by.

(*Why Qugruk? The qugruk, or tundra swan -- like many AKSS members -- regularly flies between Alaska and Washington, D.C.)


(Flight tracks from Alaska.USGS.gov)