Prestige Program

Prestige Program

Prestige Program
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The Prestige Program is designed to serve the lifestyle and financial needs of our members 55 years and older. You might be over 55, but you've still got a lot of living to do. Spirit of Alaska respects and recognizes your life experiences and wisdom.

All Spirit of Alaska Federal Credit Union members 55 and older are eligible to join Prestige program. See below for more info.

The Prestige Program was developed to provide a social outlet for our senior members and its success depends on your involvement. We need more members, more deposits, and more engagement from you. Please consider bringing a non-member friend.

Upcoming December Event:Ballroom Dance Lesson and Christmas Party


All members 55 and older are invited to join Jerry Blemke, the 4H Dance Club and Spirit of Alaska Prestige members and employees for finger foods and a festive atmosphere at the Pioneer Park Dance Hall.


See Upcoming Events tab for more details

Become a Prestige Member

Once you join, you will receive a free gift at the first event you attend.

  • Be a member of good standing at SoAFCU and over 55 years old
  • Complete and submit the form below, visit any representative at any branch or call 459-5900 and join over the phone.
  • Provide a valid email address upon joining. We communicate about Prestige events through email invitations. You can provide the email of a spouse or friend who can pass the information on to you if you do not maintain your own email address.
  • Add info@spiritofak.com to your safe list, so you never miss an email!

Thanks again for your active and loyal membership with Spirit of Alaska Federal Credit Union. We now have over 720 Prestige members!

Upcoming Events


December Event: Ballroom Dance Lesson and Christmas Party


All members 55 and older are invited to join Jerry Blemke, the 4H Dance Club and Spirit of Alaska Prestige members and employees for finger foods and a festive atmosphere at the Pioneer Park Dance Hall. Any member is welcome to bring a friend or dance partner to the event. There is no charge for attending.

Date: Sunday, December 11th

Location: Pioneer Park Dance Hall

Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm


Dance Shoes Policy

IMPORTANT: Don't forget your dancing shoes! The Pioneer Park Dance Hall has a strict no-street-shoes policy on their dance floor. We will be enforcing this policy in consideration of the facility.


Bring a set of clean-soled shoes with NO DIRT or snow on them. Acceptable shoes include gym shoes, dance shoes, and shoes that do not make black marks on a floor. Those who do not bring a second pair of shoes will be asked to wear blue shoe liners while on the dance floor.


Dress Code

The dress code is casual, but festive or dress wear is encouraged.

Other Policies

No alcoholic beverages will be served. Please do not bring alcohol on your person; it is not permitted on the premises.


Our Instructor

Jerry Blemke is an experienced instructor of 30+ years. Blemke started dancing in Los Angeles in the 70's, winning his first professional competition in 1980. He also earned teaching certificates in 10 different dances through the Fred Astaire Dance Studios.


After moving up to Fairbanks, Jerry became a principal instructor with the Ballroom Dance Club of Fairbanks for 12 years. Currently, Jerry judges Dancing with the Fairbanks Stars and often judges Tanana Valley Fair competitions as well.


He donates his time teaching ballroom dance on Wednesdays to the 4-H Social Dance Club. Members of the club will be attending to demonstrate steps with Jerry and provide partners for attendees.


We are so excited about this fun event, and hope to see you there on Sunday night!



Past events from 2016


January

Glow Putt Jan 19th, 2016

Prestige members played around in the black light at Glow Putt Alaska. This was a great event for families to come get together in the warmth and play some games. Prestige members received a free round while their families got to play at a reduced price.


February

Yukon Quest Feb 6th, 2016

We were proud to sponsor this year's Yukon Quest, in response to our involvement we were able to get free VIP passes to our Prestige Members. Everyone was able to go behind the scenes at this year's race and were able to meet the mushers, their brave dogs and the staging area not available to the general public. This was a fantastic time and everyone had a great time at this event.


Casino Night Feb 12th, 2016

Spirit of Alaska FCU was able to team up with Raven Landing for our Casino night. We brought Las Vegas to our little town for an evening of fun. This was a great event for members of our community and meeting new friends to play real casino games. We played Blackjack, Texas Hold 'Em and Roulette with official Las Vegas chips.


March

Ice Alaska March 19th, 2016

Sponsoring this year's Ice Alaska allowed us to get free entrance tickets to our Prestige members this year for Spirit of Alaska FCU Day. We provided the needed essentials to provide a great time to our members at this year's Ice Alaska. Prestige members enjoyed rides on the train around the park, drinks in the café and were able to enjoy the beauty that the ice sculptures offer each year.


April

Shred Day April 19th, 2016

Members brought documents to shred onTuesday April 19th to all Spirit of Alaska FCU locations. Each member's shred is limited to 1 banker box (24 x 15 x 10 ¼ inches).


May

Ann's Greenhouse - May 13th, 2016

Ann's Green Houses invited all Prestige members to receive 10% off all bedding and small potted plants during this special event. The discount applied all day long!


June

Annual Picnic - June 15th, 2016

Located in the Wilderness Shelter members enjoyed a presentation by Loving Companions Animal Rescue and the Alaska International Senior Games (AISG). Spirit of Alaska also sponsored a round of mini-golf and a train ride around the park. An awesome day for great food and fellowship among members.


July

GoldPanner Baseball Tickets Giveaway - July 28th, 2016

Prestige members were invited to enjoy a night out of Alaska Goldpanners Baseball. Spirit made available 60 family admission tickets, first come, first serve.


August

Bingo Ice Cream Social - August 12th, 2016

Spirit of Alaska attempted to partner with the Raven Landing Retirement Community Center to bring Prestige members and the local residents together for a night of fun, but the event was cancelled due to a scheduling conflict.


September

Antique Auto Museum - September 8th, 2016

Discounted admission to the Antique Auto Museum? Yes! Members only paid $5 to wander through the beautiful antique automobiles and amazing collection of vintage clothing at the Fountainhead Auto Museum.


October

Shred Day - September 28th

Another Shred Day from Spirit! Members had the opportunity to let go of old documents, and rest assured they are destroyed. This free shred event was limited to 1 banker box (24 x 15 x 10 ¼ inches) per member. This was a Prestige Member only event.


RSVP to an event

Let us know you are coming to any of our events by filling out the form below, or contacting Darrell Clark at 907-459-5907 or Kortni Driver at 907-459-5971


Receive a free enrollment gift when you join this prestigious group!

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