Monthly Membership Meetings
Membership meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month from 5:00PM to 6:00PM Alaska Standard Time, Call in 866-556-2149 CODE: 8169747#

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Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuge Monthly Membership Meeting
Friends of Alaska
National Wildlife Refuges

Monthly Membership

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 
5:00:-6:00 PM Alaska Standard Time
Call in 866-556-2149
CODE: 8169747#

Organization Contacts 
David Raskin
The Friends President: represents the organization at public events, official visits, etc; liaisons with other partner organizations like National Wildlife Refuge Association, Wilderness Society, etc; provides leadership to the Board of Directors, that sets policy. Contact our President with general ideas or concerns. 
Henri Callewaert  
Do you have fundraising ideas, or would you like to suggest a presenter for the monthly membership meeting, send your ideas to the Vice-President. 
Mary Frische
Jason Sodergren
Did you work on a volunteer assignment for Friends, and need to get reimbursed? Contact our Treasurer. 
Bekah Jones
Ginny Harris
Would you like to inspire others to get involved on Alaska Refuges, join our membership committee. 
Betty Siegel
Are you volunteering for a Friends project on a National Wildlife Refuge, or would you like to? Contact our volunteer coordinator. 
Outreach/Education Fundraising 
Chuck Illif
Board Member at Large (Special Projects)
Sharon Baur
Do you have an idea you would like to purse that pertains to our mission that is not listed above? Talk to our Special Projects Chair. 


Introductions & Discussion

New or Returning Members
Where do you live?  Why did you join Friends? 

Board Decisions & Discussion 

  • Friends' have a new newsletter coordinator: Rebekah Jones, if you have story ideas please share-
  • Friends' Outreach vests: investigating purchase of vests to be used at Friends' events continuing to inventory outreach supplies
  • 2015 Project Request Forms: send to refuges, be creative
  • FWS and the City of Homer working to solve the abuse of lands near Beluga Slough - long process
  • 2015 Migratory Bird Calendars - will be available soon watch your email to request one
  • No December Membership meeting
  • January 20th Membership meeting: speaker will be Andy Reeves, USGS scientist, with AK Science Center, topic: Influenza Surveillance & Research at Izembek Refuge


Guest Refuge Manager, Anne Marie La Rosa
Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge
Join one of Alaska's island refuge managers to discuss happening on the Refuge. 

Download Presentation (PowerPoint .ppt file)


Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act 
Voices of the Wilderness Art Exhibit 
The Voices of the Wilderness exhibit will be making its last stop on it's Alaska tour at the Anchorage Museum on November 21, 2014- February 8, 2015.  The exhibit is currently is located in Kenai if you happen to be on the Peninsula. 

This exhibit was envisioned by the public lands agencies and their partners as an innovative public outreach tool to connect Alaskans and their visitors to the many values of wilderness in Alaska. The lands being celebrated are critical to local economies, recreation, tourism, subsistence, cultural meaning, clean air, wildlife habitat, and much more. Voices of the Wilderness is intended to highlight these values and help connect Alaskans to their unique public estate. 

Contact us at

The Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuges promote the conservation of all Alaska National Wildlife Refuges through understanding and appreciation, assisting the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and through outreach to decision makers.

Mailing address: Friends of Alaska National Wildlife Refuges , 2440 East Tudor Road , PMB 283 , Anchorage , AK, 99507-1185, USA