For the May 17 meeting, Ron Bergh led the club in a review of all the club's accomplishments over the past year, noting that we do a lot, and we do a lot of it quietly.

Local service projects included senior games 5K race traffic control, fall and spring clean-up days, Salvation Army bell ringing, Love INC adopt-a-family, kids shopping spree, Pioneer Home sing-along, KUAC pledge drive and the Literacy Council Biz Bee. We have three UAF students receiving College Rotary scholarships and sponsored one high school student to this year's RYLA. With help from district simplified grants, we sent quilts to soldiers serving overseas and purchased sporting equipment for the Boys & Girls Home of Alaska. Progress is being made in the university bureaucracy for the barbecue pit at the Georgeson Botanical Gardens.

On the international front, we sponsored an outbound youth exchange student, hosted an inbound student, hosted the Group Study Exchange team from Taiwan. We have two water projects in progress in Africa, with eight boreholes in Mombasa and one in Rabondo. One member participated in dental projects in Russia.

Our club was active in the Rick King gala, a fundraiser for the polio plus campaign. Several club members received Paul Harris recognition at that event. We also resurrected the plant sale fundraiser after its hiatus.
Finally, we have good parties (sometimes ones that incorporate fundraising), weekly meetings with good speakers and our club members show their support for community by making sure our club members are aware of upcoming plays, concerts and other events.

We also did some brainstorming for the upcoming Rotary year. Ideas for local projects included a work day for Habitat for Humanity, building a gazebo at the Raven's Landing retirement community, supporting literacy through the Guy's Read program and doing something with the University and/or the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center. As a multi-club project, the local clubs might take on the community center for Raven's Landing.

We should work to incorporate our outbound youth exchange students in service projects, and there are other youth exchange activities that need assistance. We need to continue to brainstorm for good fundraising ideas, especially ones that will reach beyond our own club and the Rotary community in the greater Fairbanks area.

Within Alaska, we might consider sponsoring small-scale electric service for rural Alaska (possibly a wind project) or another project that benefits rural Alaska.  Internationally, club members proposed supporting education in developing countries through the $100 laptop program, partnering with a club in the Russian portion of the district.