In August, Camp 14 ANB and ANS received funds from ANB and ANS Grand Camp Treasurers for use helping the local communities, as did other local camps.
Camp 14 got busy and began its efforts to do help locally. We added some funds from our local camp and donations from members and worked to complete the effort brought to us from Sealaska.
We purchased many paper, pencils, rulers, binders and other school supplies and donated them to the Salvation Army ‘Fill the Bus’ effort to assist schools to provide supplies to kids in need to participate in school. We filled, in fact overflowed the Bus!
On August 29th, Camp 14 finished all purchases and preparation to of food boxes ($50 value), food Bags ($15 value), food Cards for Safeway ($25 value) and gas cards for Safeway ($25 value) along with many other donated items from Camp 14 members to do a giveaway for those in need. At space in a facility at THE POINT near Safeway/Plaza Mall and was able to giveaway 2 Gallon Bags of Herring eggs as well with the ANB President Camp 14 Kevin Hall generous donation to the giveaway event with his also generous use of his facility.
We provided $250 donations to the Salvation Army and PATH organizations as well as $200 to the Headstart organization. We provided food and essential item boxes to 20 multi-member households, 20 Single member bags, 18 Gas Cards, 39 food cards to individuals, and 49 bags of herring eggs with each family and individuals who came to the event. It was all done with wearing of masks, temperature taking, and applicant signing of paperwork. We handed out a total of 90 households thru the event and had to turn away another 100+ folks. The need is still there in the community.
The giveaway was done on a first come first serve basis, you did not have to be a member of ANB or ANS, and you did not have to be native or other minority – no questions asked, just sign for the gifts.
We also provided $25 gift cards to our 4 Life members of ANS and to our 5 ANB Life Members per the wish of Grand Camp.
Thank you Sealaska!
I am sure other communities are also seeing the need with the virus shutting us all down this past year. Do what you can to help others.
The ANB/ANS Scholarship Organization has come a long way. We separated from
* ANB/ANS Camp 14
* Created our 501c3 Organization
* Created a Partnership with UAS and now have an Endowment Fund
* Have a Scholarship With UAS located Here
*** And now we have applied for and qualifed to be, a part of Pick Click Give working with the State of Alaska and the Permanent Fund Dividend Department. ***
That is right we are proud to announce starting with the permanent fund dividend in 2020, when you apply for your PFD you can now choose to donate to the ANB/ANS Scholarship Program, a non profit organization.
Camp 14 has very proud of our new child organization. As you can see from the above article they have made it to the Pick Click Give list and are now eligible for donations when you apply for your Permant Fund Dividend.
Wit the our Scholarships going strong and is now standing on its own two feet so to speak, we at ANB/ANS Camp 14 wanted to continue the good work. The camp and the Scholarship Organization is actually two separate organizations. This makes it possible for us to continue awarding Scholarships at the local Camp 14 level.
So we are starting up the Scholarship Committee and we will be awarding Scholarships, NOT for College exactly.
No, this program primary purpose is for courses, such as vocational/trade school or other non-traditional 2 or 4 year college classes. Such as welding classes, flagger courses, and other education and training courses, that are designed to assist in the advancement of the applicant’s employment and/or career.
While we are not immiediately ready to award scholarships, we wanted to get the word out and share with you the new application. We feel we will be ready by mid August, so spread the word and share the application with those you feel could use it.
Recently Camp 14 had sent out a questionnaire, pertaining to ANB Grand Camp Constitution. This questionnaire appeared to be more controversial than we realized and sparked both positive and negative feedback. To assist in clearing up the confusion, Dennis Demmert has penned a reply to the president of ANS Camp 70. Below is his reply.
our previous scholarship program has branched off to its own 501c(3) organization called ANB/ANS Scholarhip program.
The new organization is now working with the University of Alaska. You may apply online at UAS website.
Although this scholarship will be for UAS Students only, the new scholarship organization is still planning on having a Scholarship available for tose not attending UAS. Our goal is to have 2 Scholarships available for the 2019 Spring application period.
Quarterly Reports from Grand Camp Officers are available. Go to https://www.anbansgc.org/document-library/reports/