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BBQ & Softball

Join fellow Alaskans & friends of Alaska living or visiting the DC metro area for good food and good company! There will be fun times for the whole family as team Anchorage vs. team Rest of Alaska battle for the trophy in this year's softball game. Feel free to invite friends, attend the whole time, or just part of the time.

Members of the Alaska Congressional Delegation have been invited and are known to make an appearance at this event.

Please bring a dish to share, and AKSS sponsors will provide burgers and hot dogs to grill, and soda, water, and beer.

150th Anniversary of the Alaska Purchase - The 1867 Treaty of Cession

Special Guests

The Honorable Lisa Murkowski

United States Senator for Alaska

 

The Honorable Dan Sullivan

United States Senator for Alaska

 

The Honorable Congressman Don Young

Congressman for All Alaska

 

Alaska First Lady Donna Walker

 

Jonathan Ross

Alaska Historical Commission Member


On March 30, 1867, the United States reached an agreement to purchase Alaska from Russia for a price of $7.2 million. The Treaty with Russia was negotiated and signed by Secretary of State William Seward and Russian Minister to the United States Edouard de Stoeckl. Critics of the deal to purchase Alaska called it "Seward’s Folly” or “Seward’s Icebox."

Join us on the 150th anniversary as we commemorate this historic Treaty of Cession, the history of Alaska, and the important role it has played in the history of the United States.
 

The National Press Club

529 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20045

Thursday, March 30, 2017, 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.

University of Alaska President Jim Johnson 

The Alaska State Society and the University of Alaska invite you to join UA President Jim Johnsen and Washington, D.C. area alumni for an evening of lively conversations with fellow Alaskans, alumni and friends. President Johnsen will share his top priorities for leading a more streamlined university through Alaska's challenging fiscal climate. The evening reception will include light fare and cocktails.


University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen

Washington, D.C.

April 19, 6-8 p.m.


The Loft at Stanton & Greene,

319 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Washington, D.C. 20003

(202) 525-3325
 

RSVP Online

Contact UA.events AT alaska.edu or 907-786-1942 with questions about this event.

Sponsored by the Alaska State Society and the UA Office of the President.

NEXT EVENT: SAT. MAY 18 BRUNCH AND QUGRUK FORUM W/ MCKIE CAMPBELL

This month's guest will be McKie Campbell of BlueWaterStrategies LLC. Prior to joining BlueWater, Mr. Campbell was the Republican Staff Director of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee where he worked on a broad array of energy and natural resource issues. Among other positions, Mr. Campbell previously served as Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Deputy Chief of Staff for Governor Hickel, and as a professional staff member for the Alaska state legislature. He has also sat on the North Pacific Fishery Management and Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Trustee Councils.

McKie will provide a brief overview of his time in the Senate and share thoughts on how U.S. energy policy is likely to evolve -- and affect Alaska -- over the next few years.

This is event is free and open to all.   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 fliesbetween Alaska and Washington, D.C.)

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