Newsletter (History)

Compiled in 2001 by Pat Richardson, Historian

The first order of business for the new affiliate was creating a newsletter. The first newsletter was typewritten and was mailed from one member to another like a chain letter.

By 1971, the newsletter took on a professional look, thanks to Beverly Dunham, editor and publisher of the Seward Phoenix Log. She donated her time and her press to print a newsprint tabloid.

In 1972, Karen Lew named the publication “Arctic-ulation” in a name-the-newsletter contest. The monthly newsletter, Arctic-ulation, became an important medium for reaching all members, especially those living outside of Anchorage.