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Janie Leask Appointed
to Permanent Fund Board
Gov. Tony Knowles named CIRI shareholder Janie Leask one of four public
members to serve on the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation Board of Trustees.
"Time after time, Janie has demonstrated a profound commitment to bringing
Alaskans together, whether she's co-chairing a study of the urban/rural
divide for Commonwealth North, or organizing trips to rural villages to
further understanding between urban and rural Alaskans," said Knowles.
"Her commitment to the financial well-being of all Alaskans, and
her wealth of experience in both the public and the private sectors, will
serve her well on the Permanent Fund Board of Trustees."
CIRI shareholder Janie Leask
Leask, who is manager of community relations for Alyeska
Pipeline Service Co., also serves on the boards of the Alaska Humanities
Forum and Commonwealth North, is a trustee for the First Alaskans Institute,
and is a member of the board of advisors for the University of Alaska
"I am honored to be called on by the Governor to serve
on the Permanent Fund Board of Trustees," said Leask. "It's
a responsibility that I take very seriously. I will work hard with the
other board members as we continue the Fund's long tradition of public
accountability and fiscal responsibility."
The six-member board governs the Alaska Permanent Fund and
is responsible for managing and investing the permanent fund's assets.
The Governor appoints four public members with recognized competence and
wide experience in finance, investments or other fields related to business
management. The other two members are heads of principal administrative
departments, one of these being the commissioner of the Alaska Department
|CIRI Shareholder Volunteers at
CIRI shareholder Allison Knox spent several weeks in February
as a volunteer for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games. She worked in press
operations at the Park City Mountain Resort venue, which hosted the Halfpipe
and Parallel Giant Slalom snowboarding events and the Giant Slalom alpine
Allison Knox in uniform with Olympic Mens Parallel
Giant Slalom bronze medalist Chris Klug.
In addition to working in the venue's Media Center, Knox was responsible
for working in the press tribune, where print and broadcast media
viewed the competition, received results, and conducted athlete
interviews. Following competition, she also assisted in the interview
tent where the media had an opportunity to ask questions of the
gold, silver, and bronze medalists of the various events.
"Certainly the highlight of my experience was escorting
the Men's Parallel Giant Slalom gold medalist, Philipp Schoch from Switzerland,
through the press tribune and mix zone to the interview tent," said
Knox. "And I will not forget how elated Chris Klug was to take home
the bronze medal for the USA. It was exciting to have so many U.S. athletes
medal at our venue throughout the Games."
Tanya Komakhuk Named a Young Woman of Achievement
CIRI descendant and 17-year-old Tanya Komakhuk was recently named
one of seven Matanuska Maid/YWCA Young Women of Achievement. In
its third year, the Young Women of Achievement is modeled after
the BP/YWCA Women of Achievement and recognizes high school juniors
in the Anchorage community.
Komakhuk, the daughter of CIRI shareholder Roy Komakhuk and his
wife and Chugach Alaska Corp. shareholder Trudi, is an active volunteer
helping the deaf, working with youth leadership and sports. She
has a dedicated interest in Alaska Native culture. Komakhuk will
attend a medical national youth leadership forum.
Selection criteria for the Young Women of Achievement
included the demonstration of sustained excellence, accomplishment,
and creativity in school; leadership, integrity, dedication, and
motivation at school and in the community; teamwork and willingness
to share skills and expertise in the accomplishment of goals; encouraging
other students to view her as a role model; and commitment to improving
the quality of life in the community through academic, work-related
or volunteer involvement.
Paisley Marie Protzman was born March 1, 2002, at the Alaska Native
Medical Center in Anchorage, Alaska. She weighed six pounds, 13
1/2 ounces and was 18 1/2 inches long. Paisley is the daughter of
CIRI shareholder Bryan T. Protzman and Toni Marie Quaintance.
|Feodoria Kallander Pennington
Celebrates 81st Birthday
|Feodoria Kallander Pennington and her descendants celebrated
Feodoria's 81st birthday last month. She was born April 5, 1921, at
Point Possession, and eventually became president of Point Possession,
On her 80th birthday she retired and accepted the title of chairman
emeritus, and her son Norman Kallendar became the new president.
She is shown here in a photo taken on Thanksgiving 2001, representing
one of five generations. Shown are Great-great-grandmother Feodoria,
Roy Kallendar (great-grandfather), Debbie Jacobson (grandmother),
Amber Nay (mother) and Aubrey Nay (baby), born Aug. 23, 2001.
Feona Peter Graduates from Galena Charter School
CIRI descendant Feona Denise Peter graduated from Galena Charter
School on May 18, 2001. Peter was the salutatorian of her class
and received the Sidney Huntington Scholarship, a laptop computer
from the Galena School District, and an $11,000 scholars award from
the University of Alaska Anchorage. She is now attending UAA and
is in the architectural engineering program. Peter is the daughter
of CIRI shareholders Samuel and Donita L. Peter of Soldotna.
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