Fairbanks– Saturday, May 11, 2018, over 80 members of Men’s Igloo No. 4 attended their annual Roll Call Dinner, held this year in the Binkley Room at Pike’s Waterfront Lodge. The event is a “guys only” occasion and provides a venue for members to reunite and reminisce.
There was much animated conversation and catching up with fellow Pioneers that do not regularly get to meetings during the year. The men chowed down on succulent prime rib and tender herbed chicken.
For the main event, a historical video, “Humphries’ Red Can visit to Alaska” circa 1924, was viewed. The video highlighted the different modes of transportation with stern wheel riverboats with rail transport figuring prominently.
At the meeting, attendees signed letters addressed to FNSB mayor Carl Kassel outlining the importance of preserving the Riverboat Tanana, and other historic structures in Pioneer Park which have long suffered from lack of maintenance.
The 50/50 drawing raised $1,254 for the Igloo as the winner of the drawing donated his half of the winnings back to the Igloo.
The festivities were adjourned around 8:15 and everyone left with a door prize, a full stomach and new stories from old friends.
–reported by Jim Deininger, 2nd Vice President, Men’s Igloo No. 4.