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JKlapperich In The News

Photo  STEPHANIE KOMARNITSKY / Anchorage Daily News archive 2009

 With a wish for the beauty of The Last Frontier to be enjoyed for generations to come, John Klapperich, owner of KMBQ-FM in Wasilla, Alaska, is implementing a green energy plan. The station is the first in the area to be under contract to install solar panels and wind turbines, which will allow KMBQ to broadcast on earth-friendly power. To inspire others to follow in its green footsteps, the

KMBQ station owner John Klapperich on July 2, 2009, stands next to the Skystream wind turbine he installed in May outside his station in Wasilla.
station airs "Green Minutes," 60-second public service announcements filled with tips on how to save energy. Other efforts include going paperless with invoicing and offering clients a discount on airtime if they implement alternative energy strategies into their business. "I have three daughters, and I want them to call Alaska home and enjoy the clean air and clean water as much as I have. I am looking a few generations down the road and decided why wait? Let’s do it now," said Klapperich.
 
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Alaska State Quarter to Roll Out at State Fair, Public Coin Forum

by CoinNews.net on August 22, 2008

Alaska State Quarter, reverseThe ceremonial launch of the commemorative Alaska state quarter will occur at the Alaska State Fair, the United States Mint announced Thursday.

The Alaska state quarter is the 49th coin in the popular United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program.

The reverse or tails side of the coin features a grizzly bear emerging from the water clutching a salmon in its jaws.  The North Star is depicted above the inscription “The Great Land.” 

Additional inscriptions are “Alaska” and “1959,” which is the year the state was admitted into the Union.

Like past ceremonial releases, children under 18 years of age will receive a free, shiny new Alaska quarter. Everyone else in attendance may exchange their money for new $10 rolls of the quarter-dollars.

A highlight for coin collectors will be the Public Coin Forum, which will be held the evening prior to the ceremonial launch. The forum offers an excellent opportunity to express opinions and ask questions about forthcoming U.S. Mint coins and programs.

The successful 50 States Quarters series ends this year with the release of the Hawaiian state quarter in November. New D.C. and U.S. Territory quarters will continue in 2009.

Time and location for ceremonial release and coin forum

The following time, location and information was provided by the Mint for the Alaska ceremony and public coin forum:

WHAT:

Alaska Commemorative Quarter-Dollar Ceremonial Launch, followed by a Quarter Exchange Coin Collectors Forum Hosted by Deputy Director Andy Brunhart
 
WHO:  

United States Mint Deputy Director Andy Brunhart
Governor Sarah Palin
U. S. Senator Lisa Murkowski 
Curt Menard, Mayor, Matanuska Susitna Borough 
Mark Vinsel, Chair, Alaska Commemorative Coin Commission
John Venables, Re-enactor
John Klapperich, KMBQ-FM, Master of Ceremony 

WHEN: 

Quarter Release Ceremony: Friday, August 29, 2008, 1 p.m. (Alaska Time); Quarter Exchange to follow

Public Coin Collectors Forum:  Thursday, August 28, 2008, 4:00 p.m. (Alaska Time)
   
WHERE: 

Quarter Release Ceremony:  Alaska State Fair, Colony Stage, 2075 Glenn Hwy., Palmer, AK  99645  

Public Coin Collectors Forum:  Alaska Heritage Museum at Wells Fargo, Suite 103, 301 West Northern Lights, Anchorage, AK 99503

Penultimate State Quarter Honoring "The Great Land" to be Launched at Alaska State Fair on August 29

Latest Quarter Accentuates Alaska’s Natural Beauty and Abundant Wildlife

 

Come celebrate the ceremonial launch of the Alaska commemorative quarter-dollar at the Alaska State Fair, Colony Stage, in Palmer on Friday, August 29, 2008, at 1 p.m. (Alaska Time).  United States Mint Deputy Director Andy Brunhart will join Governor Sarah Palin in celebrating the 49th coin in the United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program.  The public and the media are invited to this free event.

After the ceremony, the crowd may exchange currency for $10 rolls of newly minted Alaska quarters in the Wineck Barn from 1:45 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Children 18 years old and younger will receive a free Alaska quarter.

United States Mint Deputy Director Andy Brunhart will host a free Public Coin Forum on Thursday, August 28, 2008, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Alaska Time) at the Alaska Heritage Museum at Wells Fargo.  The forum is an opportunity for the public to express its opinions about future designs for U.S. coinage and to ask questions about United States Mint programs and U.S. coinage.

Alaska became the 49th state admitted into the Union on January 3, 1959.  The reverse (tails side) of the Alaska quarter features a grizzly bear emerging from the waters clutching a salmon in its jaws, symbolizing Alaska's natural beauty and abundant wildlife.  The North Star is depicted above the inscription "The Great Land."  Additional inscriptions include "Alaska" and "1959."

WHAT:

Alaska Commemorative Quarter-Dollar Ceremonial Launch, followed by a Quarter Exchange Coin Collectors Forum Hosted by Deputy Director Andy Brunhart
 
WHO:  

United States Mint Deputy Director Andy Brunhart
Governor Sarah Palin
U. S. Senator Lisa Murkowski 
Curt Menard, Mayor, Matanuska Susitna Borough 
Mark Vinsel, Chair, Alaska Commemorative Coin Commission
John Venables, Re-enactor
John Klapperich, KMBQ-FM, Master of Ceremony 

WHEN: 

Launch:  Friday, August 29, 2008, 1 p.m. (Alaska Time); Quarter Exchange to follow
Public Coin Forum:  Thursday, August 28, 2008, 4:00 p.m. (Alaska Time)
   
WHERE: 

Launch:  Alaska State Fair, Colony Stage, 2075 Glenn Hwy., Palmer, AK  99645  
Coin Collectors Forum:  Alaska Heritage Museum at Wells Fargo, Suite 103, 301 West Northern Lights, Anchorage, AK 99503
       
For a digital image of the Alaska quarter, go to:
http://usmint.gov/pressroom/index.cfm?flash=yes&action=photo#50state

NEWS MEDIA ONLY:  VIDEO AVAILABLE - A satellite feed that includes the Alaska Quarter Ceremonial Launch, sound bites of participants and production B-roll will be available on Friday, August 29th, 7:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m. (ET) GA 28C, Tr. 19, DL 4080V; and Saturday, August 30th, 3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. (ET), AMC 3c, Tr. 3, DL 3760H.

 


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CLUB ORGANIZATION FOR 2010-2011

 The following list is the suggested assignment of talent to the various activities that will be held and attended during the current year.  Please review the assignment and let me know if you have a conflict or wish to be placed elsewhere.

Some may be assigned to more than one area of contribution, some may be put into an area that you are not familiar with or have had as previous experience.  New and different is a good thing!

Foundation Education and Planning:  John Cannon, Kevin Munson, Jeff Weiss

 Foundation Club Fund Raising Event (Paul Harris):  Teri Namtvedt, Chad Padgett

 Membership Planning and Recruitment:  Stan Hooley, Richard Harren, Micah Weinstein, Toni Schmidt

 Program Speakers/Events:  David Johnston, John Klapperich, Henry Woodall, Randy Westbrook

 Inspiration/Thought of the Day Coordinator:  Bert Hall

 Fellowship Program Coordination:  Linda Brandon, Sonia Falconer, Andy Reimer, Carol Rice

 Fundraising Events/Oversight (Menard Run, Rotary Uncorked, Golf Tournament, Shoot for Smiles):  Linda Brandon, Chas St. George, Cheryl Combs, Kaye Zwiacher, Sondra Kaplan, Suzanne Schmidt, Daryl Lowe, Al Strawn, Erin Hoffman, Teresa Blume, Joni Gerhartz, Arylis Scates, Vivi Nitteberg, Andy Reimer, Janet St. George

 Public Relations/Website Development/Club Runner Updates/Education:  Loni Mrozik, Sarah Welton, Al Strawn

 Continuing Projects:  

 Local: 

  • Shaken Baby - Neena Levan
  • Holiday Student Events - Catherine Inman
  • Scholarships - Bert Hall

 Statewide:

  • RYLA - Bruce Scott, Craig Hediger

 International:

  • Polio Plus - Chast St. George, Vivi Nitteberg
  • Figi Project - Holly Gittlein, Judy Doyon, Victor Goy
  • Youth Exchange - Cheryl Combs, Stacy Lowe, Greg Goodale, Catherine Inman

 Club Officers

 President - Mike Combs

  • Past President - David Johnston
  • President Elect - Linda Brandon
  • Secretary - Kerry Aguirre
  • Treasurer - Janet St. George
  • Sgt At Arms - Chris Sahlstrom, Micah Weinstein