Around the Peninsula

Posted: Tuesday, April 22, 2003

PERS retirement planning seminar scheduled

Peter Fisher, a retirement representative with the Alaska Public Employees' Retirement System, will present a seminar, "Planning for Retirement," from 10 a.m. to noon today in the assembly chambers of the Borough Building, 148 N. Binkley St., Soldotna. The seminar is open to all members of PERS. For more information, call 262-4441, ext. 284.

MacDowell to speak at Alliance meeting

Dave MacDowell, director of government affairs for the GTL gas project, will be the guest speaker at today's noon meeting of the Alliance at Paradisos restaurant. For more information or to R.S.V.P., call (907) 563-2226.

Peterson to speak at Homer chamber

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District Superintendent Donna Peterson will speak at the Homer Chamber of Commerce's luncheon meeting at noon today at the Best Western Bidarka. She will address a variety of topics, including the top 10 issues facing the school district, the impact of federal and state legislation and the budgetary implications to Homer schools. Lunch costs $10, and the meeting is open to the public. For more information, call (907) 235-7740.

PDK to honor outstanding educators

Phi Delta Kappa will hold its "Outstanding Contributions to Education" banquet 6 p.m. today at the Kenai River Center on Funny River Road in Soldotna. Cost of the event is $15. For more information, call Cindy Hurst at 283-4826.

EDD speaker to appear at chamber

Andrew Schmahl, Economic Development District project coordinator, will give an overview of EDD, highlighting topics such as the recent Visitor's Industry Summit and tourism in Kenai, at the Kenai Chamber of Commerce's weekly luncheon meeting at noon Wednesday at Paradisos. The meeting is open to the public, and the cost is $10.50. For more information, call 283-7989.

The Kenai chamber board also will conduct its membership drive Wednesday, beginning at 8 a.m. This is a good time to meet chamber board members and give the chamber some feedback.

Juvenile justice committee to meet

The Alaska Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee will meet telephonically from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday. The teleconference will be available on the peninsula at the Kenai City Council chambers. For more information, call Barbara Learmonth at (907) 465-3855.

Drug speaker planned

David Story, an international drug and alcohol speaker, will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Soldotna Church of God. For more information, call 252-4418.

Outdoor club to meet

The Kenai Peninsula Outdoor Club will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Ruben's restaurant in Kenai. The meeting will focus on ideas for upcoming activities. For more information, call Mike at 283-3856 or Steve at 283-4132.

Johnson Lake Loop bridge to be discussed

There will be a community meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Tustumena Elementary School on the Johnson Lake Loop bridge access. Community support is encouraged. For more information, call Sue True or Mike Swan of the Kenai Soil and Water Conservation District at 283-8732, ext. 108.

Builders association to meet Thursday

The Kenai Peninsula Builders Association will hold its April membership meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Mykel's Restaurant in Soldotna.

Guest speaker will be Dan Fauske, CEO for Alaska Housing Finance Corp. Guests are welcome. For more information, call 283-8071.

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