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Member Profile: Bill Gay

Read about NAEC Member Bill Gay - find out how he and his wife Penny are connecting with the Arctic.

Member Profile: Bill Gay

Bill and Penny

Name: Bill Gay

Where are your feet right now: at home in Monroe, Indiana. When I'm really at home I'm far out of my comfort zone working to help in disaster response, recycling, gardening in Arctic Village, I worked on all four Habitat for Humanity houses recently built in Fairbanks.

Occupation: Carpenter

Favorite Mountain: Mt McKinley

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Rocky Road

Outdoor Recreation of Choice: Tennis, walking, bike riding, sports events

Why did you become a member of the Northern Center: Passion of Kelly Scanlon who became my friend. The more I learned about NAEC the more I longed to know.

Member since: 2003 First trip to Alaska

When I travel, I always bring my: I travel on mission trips, so I bring info to make connections and seize opportunities.

Three things in frig: Fresh home and locally grown fruits, veggies. Gatorade.

Special talents: Bringing out the best in people to help others. Building Habitat houses, helping youth on probation, and homeless people. Making change for the better.

To find out more go to http://billandpenny.blogspot.com

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7 Things we always need help with!

  • EVENT PLANNERS! We are in need of members to serve on our Fundraising Committee. Email lori@northern.org to learn more about this volunteer position. Not as big of time commitment as being on our Board, but meaningful hands-on work with a great group of people. Please join us in creating fun and inspiring events in 2015! Email me.
  • Poster hanger - put up event posters around town when needed.
  • Bake for Wilderness - add your name to our list of bakers for special events and weekly treats for the Center.  
  • Mailings! Can you come in for 1-2 hours to help fold, stuff, seal, and stamp?
  • Help plan House Parties
  • Like our Facebook Page and share with your friends.
  • Lawn mowing/snow shoveling

Email lori@northern.org or just stop by!

 
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