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CIRI Raven's Circle - December 2012


CATC constructs new lodge on Fox Island

Accommodations expand with replacement of former building

CIRI Alaska Tourism Corp. (CATC) is developing a new overnight lodge building to replace the old Kenai Fjords Wilderness Lodge on Fox Island. The new building is being constructed by Harmon Construction of Seward in preparation for guests arriving in late spring 2013.


CIRI job and resource fair

Multiple job openings with CIRI's affiliated entities

The first CIRI Shareholder Job and Resource Fair will be held Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the first floor conference room of the CIRI building located at 2525 C Street, Anchorage, Alaska. The job fair is only open to CIRI shareholders and descendants.


Passing the baton

A word from the president

In just a few days, the baton will pass from me to Sophie Minich - as I retire from CIRI and Sophie becomes CIRI's President and CEO. The official passing of the baton follows six months of smooth transition as we make plans for the changes that will occur at CIRI.


The CIRI Foundation joins other CIRI nonprofits to benefit from Pick.Click.Give.

Alaskans can easily donate when applying for the PFD

The CIRI Foundation is now eligible to receive donations through Pick.Click.Give., a program that allows Alaska residents to donate part or all of their Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) to nonprofit organizations around Alaska.


Koahnic announces the 2013 Alaska Native Art Auction

Donations sought to support Native programming

Koahnic Broadcast Corporation's Alaska Native Art Auction will be held March 7, 2013 at the Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. This annual fundraising event features artwork by Alaska Native artists from throughout the state.


CITC seeks 300 volunteers, Project Homeless Connect

Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC) is seeking more than 300 volunteers to help make Project Homeless Connect (PHC) a success. The annual project brings people and helping entities together in a one-day, one-stop event for people experiencing homelessness in Anchorage.


SCF hosts Russian Christmas Celebration

Southcentral Foundation and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium will celebrate Russian Christmas on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013 at 2 p.m., in the Alaska Native Medical Center (ANMC) Anchorage Native Primary Care Center lobby, located at 4320 Diplomacy Drive. 


CIHA's General Counsel recognized

Recipient of Lawyer of the Year Award

Gabe Layman, general counsel and government liaison for Cook Inlet Housing Authority (CIHA), was awarded the Lawyer of the Year Award from the National American Indian Housing Council (NAIHC).


Koahnic appoints three new directors

Schutt, Call and Storer join the Koahnic board of directors

Koahnic Broadcast Corporation is governed by a board of directors representing leaders in the Alaska Native and business communities. Koahnic welcomes three new directors: Ethan Schutt, Debra Call and Geri Storer.


CIRI Spotlight: Kristen Guinn

Volunteer bird caregiver, CIRI benefits specialist

Concern for the health and well-being of living creatures is a top priority for Kristen Guinn, one that she is dedicated to promoting personally and professionally. Guinn currently serves as CIRI's employee benefits specialist and since 2001, she has volunteered with the Anchorage Bird Treatment and Learning Center while working full-time in the human resources, benefits and payroll fields.


CIRI Nominating Committee seeks applicants for the 2013 Board slate

The CIRI Nominating Committee seeks CIRI shareholders interested in being considered for nomination for the 2013 CIRI Board of Directors' candidate slate. To be considered for nomination, all Board slate applicants, including incumbents, must complete and return a candidate nominee application to CIRI by Jan. 21, 2013, 5 p.m., AST.


2012 CIRI shareholder tax information

After Dec. 31, 2012, CIRI's Accounting and Finance Department will be able to determine the proper treatment of the various types of distributions CIRI made to shareholders in 2012 with respect to IRS 1099 Form reporting requirements.


2013 Dividend payments

CIRI's dividend policy states that the total CIRI dividend payment to shareholders in any given year is equal to 3.5 percent of total shareholders' equity, calculated as of Dec. 31 of the prior year. The CIRI Board is expected to set the dates of record for 2013 shareholder distributions in late February.


Help locate shareholder addresses

The following CIRI shareholders do not have a current mailing address on record and should fill out the change of address form at CIRI's offices, download it from the CIRI website or send a signed and dated letter that includes the new address, telephone number, birth date and the last four digits of their social security number.


2012 Stock will prize winners

The winner of the November 2012 Stock Will Participation Prize was Leroy Blaine Hoeldt. As announced in September, in addition to the monthly drawing, shareholders with a valid will on file on Nov. 12, 2012 were eligible for four additional special cash prize drawings.


Stock will prize drawing eligibility update

Because share fractions create a disproportionate increase in administrative costs and burden, CIRI's Board of Directors established a policy, effective June 1, 2012, to freeze CIRI's existing share fractions by prohibiting single shares from being split and share fractions from being further divided.


In Touch: Graduate

CIRI descendant Chanda G.P.L. Peters graduated from the Faribanks Effie Kokrine Early College Charter School in May 2012.


In Touch: Football champ for Alaska medium schools

Cameron Grothe was part of the winning 2012 Soldotna High School football team in the Alaska football state championship game in October.


Shareholder / descendant-owned business

CIRI shareholders own and operate a variety of small businesses, ranging from arts, entertainment and restaurants, to construction. 


In Memory

View the obituaries of shareholders who have recently passed away



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