The 2018-2019 Special Projects Committee is pleased to announce that the theme of the Anchorage Petroleum Women's Foundation's February 9, 2019 Gala event, in support of Alaska Resource Education, will be "An Evening of Exploration." Guests are encouraged to dress in metallic fabrics and embrace the gold and black colors so prominent throughout Alaska's resource development industry. The Special Projects Committee, led by Special Projects Committee Chair Holly Lee and Deputy Chair Wanda Maxey, announced the theme at the October 17, 2018 Monthly Gathering Luncheon at Kinley's Restaurant.
Individual tickets for the event will be sold starting November 1 from our website's Non-Profit Partner Gala page. Corporate sponsorships are currently available, and the Gala Committee also is accepting donations for the annual silent and live auctions. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about these opportunities.
The Anchorage Petroleum Women's Association hosted its bi-annual Welcome Social at The Lakefront Anchorage on September 28th from 5:30-8:30PM. Over 60 APWA members, spouses, potential members, and community partners attended this event.
APWA Welcome Social events are held twice a year--in the fall and the spring--to provide the Anchorage community with more information about the organization and ways to get involved. Be on the lookout for our upcoming Spring Welcome Social, which will be held in March 2019.
We are excited to announce that APWA's affiliated non-profit organization, the Anchorage Petroleum Women's Foundation, raised $40,869.62 for our 2017-2018 Non-Profit Partner, The Arc of Anchorage.
The funds raised will go to support The Arc of Anchorage's Inclusion Scholarship, a new scholarship fund created by The Arc. The scholarship fund will allow eligible clients at The Arc to receive funding to participate in The Arc's many services. Visit The Arc of Anchorage's website to learn more about this local organization.
We would like to extend our deepest thanks to our members and community partners who helped us raise the funds.
APWA annually selects a local non-profit organization as its Non-Profit Partner. APWA members volunteer for this organization and raise funds for the organization throughout the year. Visit our Become a Non-Profit Partner page to learn more about our annual Non-Profit Partner program.
On Tuesday, February 13th, 2018, APWA was proud to be awarded the ‘Together We Can’ Award as part of the Arc’s Shining Stars, Big Hearts ceremony. The Arc of Anchorage hosts the annual ceremony to recognize partners and volunteers who make a difference in their organization and the community.
In 2018, the Anchorage Petroleum Women's Association will celebrate our 60th anniversary. Check out our Our Story page to learn more about our origins and how we have changed over the years. Then, review the November 16, 2017 Alaska Business article about us from here, which announces this anniversary with the public.
Check out Alaska Public Radio article about us, entitled "Anchorage Petroleum Wives Club welcomes new era with new name"
The Anchorage Petroleum Women's Association was the subject of a May 9, 2017 Alaska Public Radio article written by Elizabeth Harball. Read the article from the link: https://www.alaskapublic.org/2017/05/09/anchorage-petroleum-wives-club-welcomes-new-era-with-new-name/.
Effective June 1, 2017, the Anchorage Petroleum Wives Club will be known as "Anchorage Petroleum Women's Association." Our associated 501(c)3 organization, the Anchorage Petroleum Wives Foundation, will now be known as the "Anchorage Petroleum Women's Foundation."
At the April 26, 2017 APWC luncheon, the membership unanimously voted to rename the organization to the Anchorage Petroleum Women’s Association. The 2016-2017 Board of Directors will collaborate with the 2017-2018 Board of Directors to facilitate this name change process during this upcoming summer. Please be advised that, starting June 1, communication from this organization will be under the name Anchorage Petroleum Women’s Association.
Although our name has changed, our mission has not. Under our new name, the Anchorage Petroleum Women’s Association will continue our mission of providing Anchorage-area women with opportunities for social contact, community involvement, and personal development.
We are so pleased to announce that APWC's affiliated non-profit, The Anchorage Petroleum Wives Foundation, raised $39,272.44 for The Alaska Zoo, our 2016-2017 non-profit partner.
These funds will be put towards the Zoo’s Animal Outreach Program, which provides students the chance to interact with zoo educators and ambassador animals.
Thank you to our members, as well as the many individual and corporate donors in the community, who helped make this possible!
APWC is proud to announce that our affiliated non-profit, the Anchorage Petroleum Wives Foundation, raised $46,364.53 for our 2015-2016 non-profit partner, the Alaska Botanical Garden.
The Alaska Botanical Garden will use these funds to support educational programming for Anchorage School District (ASD) students and their families. In particular, ASD will use the funds to add Title 1 schools to the ASD 21st Century Learning Center After School Program and continue curriculum development for the program.
To learn more about the Alaska Botanical Garden, visit http://alaskabg.org.
APWC is very excited to announce we have a new Facebook page
(Anchorage Petroleum Wives Club ; click the hyperlink to access).
Check it out and share it with your friends. It's the place to get information on what's going on within our organization!