Karen Burns - Lions Club To Speak At Chamber Luncheon

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Name: Karen Burns - Lions Club To Speak At Chamber Luncheon
Date: August 30, 2017
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM AKDT
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Event Description:




Weekly luncheons are held every Wednesday at noon. Enjoy great food, dynamic speakers, and exciting networking opportunities. Chamber luncheons are open to the public. Chamber members receive special member-only pricing.

Executive Lunch
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Executive Lunch Sponsor:
Stereo North - $25.00 Gift Card

Menu
Seared Salmon, Basmati Rice Pilaf, Grilled Asparagus, Salad Bar

Speaker

Karen Burns - Centennial District Governor 49A - Lions Club

Bio
I first joined the Sleeping Lady Mountain Lions in November of 2006. My sponsor was my oldest daughter Katelyn. I have held every club level position except treasurer.  At the District level, I was zone chair 3 years, cabinet secretary, 2VDG, 1VDG and District Governor.  
 I joined Lions because I believe in their commitment to community service and the blind. Like many of you, I was touched by a personal event that influenced me into becoming a Lion. My youngest daughter, Kristen, was born legally blind in one eye, amblyopia. Dr. Arnold worked a miracle. Within one-year Kristen's eye sight had improved drastically. Today, at 26 she sees better than I do and rarely needs to wear her one contact, or glasses.  That was a turning point in my life, meeting Shirley Littleton (my daughter’s sponsor) and her educating me on the Lion’s mission.  

I grew in San Antonio, Texas and graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 1981.  I had an active life with horseback riding, showing and judging quarter horses. I then moved on to backpacking and snow skiing the mountains of New Mexico and Colorado, tennis and of course softball.  I received my Associate Degree in Legal Assisting (1978) and a B.A. in Criminal Justice (1981) with a concentration in Court Administration.  My career as a paralegal began in 1978 working in insurance defense litigation, family law, personal injury and probate issues. In 2004, I moved from the private sector to the State of Alaska. I was drawn to the Point Thomson oil debate and the oil issues of our great State. I worked as a Litigation Assistant/Associate Attorney I with the Attorney General's Office, Dept. of Law, Oil, Gas and Mining before retiring in 2009 due to medical issues.
 My husband, Mike and I were married 35 years in August.  He was destined to service of his country in the US Army then later his community as an Anchorage Police Officer. We are blessed with two grown daughters.
Since retiring, I spend my days in the community attempting to make a better day for those in need. So, being a Lion is the perfect place for my endeavors of serving others.
 
My Motto: Remember life's too short to wake up with regrets. 
 To my Lion family - There is a destiny that makes us brothers, no one goes his way alone; all that we send into the lives of others, comes back into our own. 
- by Edwin Markham.

 
Topic: 
Lion's Club History


Presentation
History of Lion's Club

Location:
The Westmark Sitka Banquet Room
330 Seward Street
Sitka, AK 99835
Date/Time Information:
Doors Open 11:30 am
Lunch Begins 12:00 pm
Contact Information:
Sitka Chamber (907) 747-8604
Fees/Admission:
$15 Full Meal (Members Only)
$18 Full Meal (Non-Member)
$5 Listening Fee (Includes Drinks)

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$20 Full Meal
$10 Listening Fee (Includes Drinks)

Pre-Paid Lunch Punch Cards
5% Discount Members Only
$114 Eight (8) Pre-Paid Lunches
$228 Sixteen (16) Pre-Paid Lunches

Weekly Luncheons are open to the public. Chamber membership is not required to attend.
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