Posted by Rob Christie
We have a unique opportunity to learn while sharing time with Rotarians from Alaska and around the world! Rotarians from Districts 7810 and 7820 have an invitation to be home-hosted for a few days either before or following the Rotary International Symposium “Life on Land” to be held in Anchorage, AK, from November 19 – 21, 2020. By this date, I fervently hope that the COVID-19 virus will be a distant memory and we can safely gather together to hear two well-known international speakers address the symposium. Larry Merculieff, an Aleut from the Pribilof Islands is a passionate advocate for indigenous rights and wisdom as well as a community, business and environmental leader will be joined by our very own past international president, Ian Risely.
 
This symposium is an opportunity for us to celebrate our partnership with the United Nations and use this to be our Call to Action so that we as Rotarians can make a sustainable difference...
 
There is also fun involved! An opening reception on Thursday evening will give us an opportunity to meet Rotarians from across District 5010 as well as Convenor and RI Director, Valarie Wafer and Program Chair, Drew Kessler. On Saturday afternoon we will board the Alaska Railroad for an unforgettable tour through the wilderness of Alaska!
 
I want to hear from you! Please email me at rob.g.christie@gmail.com and I will coordinate all the home-hosting arrangements through my connections with my Rotarian friends in District 5010. Should you want to learn more about the Symposium, simply google search “Rotary Life on the Land” or give me a call on my cell at: 902-759-0432. I hope you will join me… Rob Christie, PDG 7820.