WILLOW AREA COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION, INC.

Your local forum for discussion, participation and comment in matters of concern to the community. WACO promotes the social, cultural and economic welfare of the Willow area.
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This website is a service for the community of Willow, Alaska. Find WACO meeting minutes and agendas as well as information about committees, the community center and, local groups. Committee and group news or announcements are also posted as received. View the calendar for the schedule of local activities/events.

WACO meetings are the first Wednesday of every month at 7:00 PM at the Willow Community Center.

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The first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 PM

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WACO COMMUNITY MEETING FEBRUARY 2, 2022
WILLOW COMMUNITY CENTER 7PM

MEETING AGENDA:
A. CALL TO ORDER
B. DETERMINATION OF QUORUM
C. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
D. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM PAST MEETING
E. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
F. CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS
1. Board Officers' Reports – Attached
a. Chair, Linda Oxley
b. Vice-Chair, Chris Stitt
c. Secretary, Debbie Cook
d. Treasurer, Al Felt
e. At-Large Representative 1, Tryge Erickson
f. At-Large Representative 2, LeeAnn Reicks
g. At-Large Representative 3, Barbara Ensley
h. At-Large Representative 4, Maura Shea

2.. Committee Reports – Attached
a. Carnival
b. Trails
c. Youth Forum (40-acre park)
d. CERT
e. Recycling
f. Lions Club
g. Pickle Ball

H. NEW BUSINESS
1. Animal mounts in the WCC.

I. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
1. Use criteria for the WCC
2. Oil and Gas leases for exploration
3. Nominating committee & CAP committee membership request

J. Community Groups/Clubs
Fire Service Area, Library, WDMA, Lion’s Club, PTA, WHO, WHWF, Garden Club, Willow Ice, Pickle Ball

K. ANNOUNCEMENTS/PERSONS TO BE HEARD
M. ADJOURN
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The 60th WINTER STATE CARNIVAL KING AND QUEEN nominations are open!
Winter Carnival is March 11-13. 2022
Nominations open Tuesday 1/18/2022 –Sunday 1/23/2022
Carnival King and Queen nominees should be long time Willow residents who have a history of being actively involved in the community.

You can nominate a couple as King and Queen. You can also nominate a single man as King and a single woman as Queen (but not just a King or just a Queen, nominate both).

Please prepare a brief statement about why you are nominating the King and Queen. It is very important to include contact information for the nominees.
Email nominations to: [email protected]

Thank you for helping continue this Willow tradition of recognizing those who have contributed to our community!
From the Carnival Committee
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Are ya'll doing the Sven Ericksson 25K race this year? I'm hoping to participate! I haven't found any info about the race for this year (2022). Glad to know the dates for the carnival, though! Thanks for planning this during such a challenging time! Would love to sign up for the race, if it's still a go!

Is there a way to publish a list of past king and queens

The Carnival is later in March this year. I thought it normally was in January?

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Willow eBreeze - Jan. 2022 - https://mailchi.mp/21802cc6fe80/0s9xmui80a

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WACO is pleased to announce that we will be holding a Hockey Skills Program in cooperation with Willow Ice at the Willow Elementary Rink from January 17th, 2022 through March 9th, 2022. Sessions will be held twice weekly on Monday and Wednesday from 6:30 to 7:30 PM during those dates. The program is open to children aged 6 through 17 and will be split up depending on age and skill.
A stick, helmet with face shield and gloves (winter will work) are required. Elbow pads and shin guards are highly recommended. Some loaner gear may be available, please contact David House at 253-579-4581 to discuss your needs. Participants must show up geared up and ready to participate and parents must remain at the rink for the duration of the program. A waiver of liability will need to be signed by a parent or guardian prior to participation and non-participants (including siblings and parents) will need to stay off the ice during the program times. Please email [email protected] for a waiver if you'd like to get yours signed before you show up.

Come on down and enjoy the ice at the Willow Elementary Rink and learn some Hockey Skills!
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WACO COMMUNITY MEETING JANUARY 5, 2022
WILLOW COMMUNITY CENTER 7PM

MEETING AGENDA:
A. CALL TO ORDER
B. DETERMINATION OF QUORUM
C. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
D. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM PAST MEETING
E. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
F. CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS
1. Board Officers' Reports – Attached
a. Chair, Linda Oxley
b. Vice-Chair, Chris Stitt
c. Secretary, Debbie Cook
d. Treasurer, Al Felt
e. At-Large Representative 1, Tryge Erickson
f. At-Large Representative 2, LeeAnn Reicks
g. At-Large Representative 3, Barbara Ensley
h. At-Large Representative 4, TBA

2.. Committee Reports – Attached
a. Carnival
b. Trails
c. Youth Forum (40-acre park)
d. CERT
e. Recycling
f. Lions Club
g. Pickle Ball

Guest Speaker: Mark Whisenhunt from the Mat-Su Borough

H. NEW BUSINESS
1. Appoint nominating committee.
2. Discuss who should pay rent to use the WCC.

I. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
1. Review proposed CAP decision making guidelines
2. Review WCC re-opening decisions

J. Community Groups/Clubs
Fire Service Area, Library, WDMA, Lion’s Club, PTA, WHO, WHWF, Garden Club, Willow Ice, Pickle Ball

K. ANNOUNCEMENTS/PERSONS TO BE HEARD
M. ADJOURN
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Is this still happening tonight?

Pledge of allegiance?

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Unfortunately, WACO Community Holiday Dinner won’t be held this year due to unfinished work from renovations in the main hall.
When the work is complete, extensive cleaning of the hall and kitchen needs to be done.
We look forward to continuing the wonderful tradition of the Community Dinner next year.
Linda Oxley
WACO Chair
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The GIS division of the Mat-Su Borough has developed an interactive Problem Reporter application to streamline the reporting of Borough road maintenance issues, such as snow removal, road sanding or street sign replacement. This application will make reporting issues easier for the public, and assist in timely repairs.

Problem Reporter, and frequently asked questions (FAQ), can be accessed at the following the link: problemreporter.matsugov.us/
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