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Anchorage East Rotary's 6th Annual Thanksgiving with the Troops

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Hilton Anchorage

500 West 3rd Avenue

Anchorage, AK 99501

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Anchorage East Rotary Club invites military service members to join us at our luncheon the Wednesday before Thanksgiving as an expression of our appreciation for their service!

To join us for this fun event, RSVP on Eventbrite by Friday, Nov. 17.

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Date: Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Time: Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Program is 12:00pm-1:00 p.m.
Guest Speaker: Aliy Zirkle, Champion Sled Dog Musher
Uniform: Work/Field uniform (OCPs/ACUs, ABUs, MCCUUs, etc.)
Lunch: A delicious pre-Thanksgiving lunch!

About Aliy Zirkle:

A long distance sled dog musher is a unique Alaskan personality.

The solitary, independent, wilderness lifestyle that Aliy fell in love with 25 years ago has now ironically thrown her into the media spotlight. Through no act other than following her passion, Aliy has become an Alaskan celebrity.

Aliy races SP Kennel’s Red Team. Every year since 1998 Aliy has raced either the 1,000 mile Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race or the 1,049 mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. She has reached the finish line every time. In the year 2000, Aliy won the Yukon Quest — “The World’s Toughest Sled Dog Race.” Following that win, she switched her focus to the Iditarod and has completed “The Last Great Race” seventeen consecutive years. Her best finish in the Iditarod is 2nd place — three years in a row! (2012, 2013 and 2014.)

Although her main priorities are the 1,000 mile marathon races, Aliy also competes in a number of short- and mid-distance races during the season. While she has had many successes in her dog mushing career, she has also had notable challenges.

Throughout Aliy’s career, she has been awarded numerous titles. Her most treasured awards are: the Yukon Quest’s “Spirit of the North Award” — awarded to her in 1999 — and the Iditarod’s Seppala “Vet Care Award” for supreme care of her dogs — awarded to her in 2005, 2011 and again in 2016.




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Anchorage, AK 99501

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