Each year the Charles L. Sommers Alumni Association, Inc. provides seasonal staff members with a gift to support them in their role and to recognize their years of service.
In the summer season, all first year staff members receive a $50 credit at Northern Tier’s Trading Post to assist in purchasing any necessities. A trail ready Bending Branches canoe paddle with SAA Logo is presented to second year staff members. Those returning for their third year are given a Kondos Trailblazer guide pack. A 10-inch cast iron skillet is presented to fourth year staff members. Returning staff members in following years are able to select artwork prints from Real Berard and Bob Cary.
In the winter season during Okpik, all first year staff members receive a $50 credit at Northern Tier’s Trading Post to assist in purchasing any necessities. Second year staff members are presented with a neck gaiter with a SAA’s logo and leather choppers (great for working with sled dogs). A steel vacuum bottle with the SAA’s logo is given to third year staff members. Fourth year staff staffs are awarded a quality headlamp.
The Charles L. Sommers Alumni Association, Inc. hopes that these recognitions will be paid forward by future generations of alumni.