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KIC Holds Membership Dinner
Story & Photos by Gigi Pilcher


March 27, 2003
Thursday - 12:20 am

Ketchikan, Alaska - Over 150 people attended Ketchikan Indian Community's Membership dinner on March 16th as the guests of the KIC Tribal Council.

The Sunday afternoon event started with a "hospitality" hour at 4:00 for KIC members to visit with one another. The "hospitality" hour also gave the members an opportunity to informally speak with KIC Tribal Council members and the KIC Tribal Health Board in a relaxed and festive atmosphere.

Among the guests were many honored tribal elders who were seated at the head tables. Two couples, Willard and Mary Jones, and Julius and Georgie Douglas were celebrating their 52nd wedding anniversaries.

Susan Pickrell, Vice President of the K.I.C. Tribal Council, introduced James Horton, KIC's General Manager. Mr. Horton gave his greeting in Yakama and then proceeded to tell the gathering about his tribe and background. He invited all KIC members to stop in his office for a visit at anytime. Following his remarks, Horton asked tribal elder Erma Lawrence to give the invocation. Lawrence sang the prayer in Haida.

KIC President Stephanie Rainwater-Sande introduced the members of the KIC Tribal Council followed by Tribal Council member Norman Arriola introduction of the KIC Tribal Health Board.

A turkey dinner with all the trimmings dinner followed the introductions. The dinner was prepared by members of ANB and ANS Camp 14. Throughout the dinner door prizes were given away. Table decorations were designed by Ce Ce Johnson of ANS Camp 14.

President Rainwater-Sande said she hopes to continue to have special events such as the dinner for KIC members as a way to honor the elders and as a way to better foster communication between the membership and the Tribal Council.


KIC President
Stephanie Rainwater-Sande


James Horton,
KIC's General Manager


Mary & Willard Jones, celebrating their 52nd wedding anniversary,
were among those attending the membership dinner.



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