Alaska CHARR - The Magazine November/December November/December 2020 - Page 15


Affiliate News

Please join Ketchikan CHARR in our 1 st Annual Food Drive ! We will be collecting nonperishable , canned , and dry food items November 1-30 . All items can be dropped off at The Landing Hotel & Restaurant , Cape Fox Lodge , or Godfather ’ s Pizza . All donations will be distributed to local families !
Mat-Su CHARR has a new Executive Director ! Markie Shiflea was born and raised in Alaska , and graduated from the University of Alaska , Anchorage with a B . A . in Public Relations and Advertising . Since graduating , she has worked over 10 years as a public relations and marketing professional and has about 6 years of experience in the hospitality industry . She is excited to join Mat-Su CHARR , especially during this challenging time to offer full support and encouragement to all of our members . Please make sure to visit Mat-Su CHARR ’ s Facebook page to check out the video they just finished to show that we truly are All In This Together !
Sitka CHARR would like to introduce our new executive director Patricia MacPike . She will be taking over the position that was long held by Helen Cunningham . Helen was an original member of Sitka CHARR and has been with them through many changes in policies and governance that regulate such organizations . Her historical insight and knowledge will be greatly missed .
Patti has been working closely with Helen the past several years to bring Sitka CHARR into the age of technology . They started well before Covid hit so we have been able to function and keep business going through the changing times .
Patti ’ s work experience has been varied - everything from waitressing , housekeeping , and property management to teaching high school kids , working in mental health and finally as an Enrolled Agent for Shaffer & Co CPAs LLC . She has been an active volunteer for many activities in her life . Her longest stint has been as a Girl Scout leader for twenty years . Being the new Member in Charge for Sitka CHARR is her latest adventure . It combines her passion for helping small businesses succeed and supporting charitable organizations . “ Every dollar we can contribute and keep in our community and state is the best investment we can make as an organization to help sustain our future generation of workers and leaders .”