March 19, 2014 Community Happenings

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Created on Wednesday, 19 March 2014 11:18
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    District 35 GOP
    To Convene Here
    House District 35 Republicans will hold their district convention 6 p.m.  Thursday at Centennial Hall. Delegate registration will open at 5:30 p.m. and the fee is $20.
    All Alaskans who reside in House District 35, which includes Sitka, Petersburg, Northern Prince of Wales Island, Hoonah, Angoon, Kake, Tenakee Springs and Pelican who have been registered Republicans for at least 90 days prior to March 20 are invited to participate.
    Business will include: election of district officers and delegates and alternates to the Republican State Convention in Juneau May 1-3; consider or adopt any proposed changes to the party rules; party platform; and any resolutions to forward to the state convention; and, any other such business as may properly come before the district convention.
    For teleconference or more information call 747-8905.

Kurt R. Lindsey. (Photo provided)

    Harbor Hires
    New President
    Harbor Enterprises Inc. announced Kurt R. Lindsey as its new president and CEO.
    Harbor operates under the trade names of Petro Marine Services, Alaska Oil Sales and North 60 Petro. The company markets and distributes petroleum products in Southeast and Southcentral Alaska along with the Yukon Territory of Canada.
    Lindsey takes the reins of the 55-year-old Alaskan-owned family business from his mother, Carol Lindsey, who became CEO after her husband Dale Lindsey died in 2007. Kurt also owns Shoreside Petroleum Inc. and has been in business since 1981.

    T&H Elections
    Slated March 20
    Sitka election of delegates to the Tlingit and Haida Central Council will be held 11 a.m.-7 p.m. March 20 at the ANB Founders Hall.
    Members are reminded to take their identification cards.
    Enrollment forms and contact information update forms also will be available. Call 738-5450 with questions.

    Ukulele Group
    Meets Sundays
    “The Hundred” ukuleles gather every Sunday, 5-6:30 p.m., at the Pioneers Home chapel to learn, play and sing together.
    To receive update notifications,  “like” the group on facebook. Text Jeannie at 510-610-0075 about free beginner lessons 6:30-8 p.m. Thursdays.

    Testimony Taken
    For State Budget
    The Senate Finance Committee is taking testimony from Sitka via teleconference for the operating budget and mental health budget 10:30-11 a.m. March 20 at the Sitka Legislative Information Office, 201 Katlian Street, Suite 103, the first floor of the Totem Square Inn.
    Testimony will be limited to three minutes. Individuals must arrive no later than 10:15 a.m. to ensure their name is submitted for testimony.

TAP Class Set
A Training for Alcohol Professions class will be held 9 a.m. March 22 at Westmark Sitka in the banquet room.
The class fulfills the State of Alaska education requirements for servers and sellers of beverage alcohol. Cost is $45 and ID cards required.
Those who have an expired TAM card less than 6 months expired may simply take the test. Cost is $45 and individuals must arrive by 8:30 a.m.
Call Helen at 747-6738 for more information.

    Volunteers Sought
    At Golf Course
    Volunteers are needed at the Sea Mountain Golf course 9 a.m.-1 p.m. March 22 to help with maintenance issues to ready the course for an April 1 opening.
    ‘‘Even one hour of your time would be much appreciated,’’ the Sitka Golf Association said.
    Volunteers should check the weather forecast for proper attire.

    Kaagwaantaan Meet
    Sitka Kaagwaantaan will meet 3 p.m. March 23 in Room 114 at Blatchley Middle School. All are invited.

    Bake Sale Set
    During Bazaar
    Sitka Kaagwaantaan will have a bake sale 9 a.m. until sold out Saturday at the ANB Founders Hall during the ANS Spring Bazaar.
    The Kaagwaantaan Dancers are raising money to travel to Celebration 2014.

    40-Day Luncheon
    For Doug James
    The 40-day luncheon in remembrance of Douglas James is scheduled Sunday at the Sheet’ka Kwaan Naa Kahidi. The event will follow St. Michael’s Cathedral church services, approximately at noon.
    Doug passed away Feb. 11. He was 39.