Women's Expo a success

The whole cast of models take the stage after the fasion show at the 2013 Alaska Women's Expo.

The trustees and staff of Bartlett Regional Hospital Foundation would like to thank the following businesses, groups, and individuals for helping to make the fourth annual Alaska Women’s Expo a wonderful success. On April 6, Centennial Hall was filled with excellent entertainment, inspiring speeches, interesting presentations, health information, fashion, food, flowers, and 43 vendors sharing their wares with more than 300 women who enjoyed all that the day offered. Thanks to our corporate sponsors Alaska USA Federal Credit Union, Coeur Alaska, Bartlett Regional Hospital and Raintree Quilting; to our featured speakers Jo Packham of Where Women Create, Abby Roha of Abby’s Kitchen, and Nerissa Beaver, Abby’s mother; to Abby’s Kitchen, Mendenhall Auto, Raintree Quilting and Westmark Baranof Hotel for making Jo Packham’s first visit to Juneau so special; to our Mistresses of Ceremonies Norma Adams and Christine Harff of Bartlett Regional Hospital, Foundation trustees Christine Moleski and Pam Gruchacz and the “fairy gAWEdmother” of AWE, the amazing Sharon Gaiptman. We are also grateful to our presenters, Tamra Green of Miss Scarlett’s Greenery, Stacy Goade of Alaska Premier Home Staging, Cori Stennett of Planned Parenthood, and Dr. Heidi Connole of UAS’s School of Management; and to our entertainers, the Yees Ku Oo Dancers, the JDHS Dance Team, The Juneau Rollergirls, the Daughters of the New Moon, and Taylor Vidic and JR Rosales, who welcomed Jo Packham with songs. Behind the scenes helpers included Foundation trustees Loretta Beadle, Judy Cummins, Mark Troupin and Kirby Day, staff Linda Hamilton, Shari Paul and Rachel Welsh, and Ruby Steedle.

Vendors represented at AWE included Planned Parenthood; Bartlett Regional Hospital’s Diagnostic Imaging, Diabetes Education, Cardiac Rehabilitation, and Bartlett Beginnings departments; March of Dimes; Rotary of Juneau; Glacier Gardens; AFLAC -Mike Clark; Arctic Chiropractic; The Chare; Pavitt Health & Fitness; First Bank Mortgage; Slumber Parties by Kari; Alaska Scents; Alaska Clinical Infrared Thermography; Lilla Rose Hair Jewelry; NYR Organic; Spiral Studio; Vanity; REMAX - Robyn Long; Juneau Rollergirls; Agape Salon; Raintree Quilting; Curves; Princess House; Thirty One; The Alaska Club; Blue Mussel Aesthetics; Mountainside Wellness; Where Women Create; Lia Sophia Jewelry; Jamberry Nails; Miche Bags; The Art Department; It Works!; AFLAC - Kerry Wyckoff; The Personal Touch; Paradise Beach; Mary Kay Cosmetics; Alaska USA; Blue Heron Gift Shop; Mendenhall Auto; and Abby’s Kitchen.

Special thanks to the mothers and daughters of Girl Scout Troops 4004 and 4019 for providing excellent free childcare, a first at the Expo, which gave mothers an opportunity to attend AWE without worrying about their children. Additional thanks to the donors of our wonderful door prizes and auction items - Alaska Premier Home Staging, Wells Fargo Business Banking, Thyes Designs, Rejuvenation, Red Onion Spice & Tea Company, Nugget Alaskan Outfitter, Sunflower Beads, Gourmet Alaska, Goldbelt Hotel, Boheme, Mountainside Wellness, Blue Heron Gift Shop, Claudette Curtis, Pavitt Health & Fitness, Alaska USA, Jamberry Nails, and Blue Mussel Aesthetics.

Finally, we thank Lisa Davidson’s Boutique, Nugget Alaskan Outfitter, and Shoefly for putting on an excellent fashion show, Lisa Ryals for coordinating it, all the lovely models who volunteered their time on the runway, and the staff of Centennial Hall, who helped us pull this wonderful day together, especially Adam, who resolved many last minute issues.

In appreciation for an AWEsome day,

Jetta Whittaker, Executive Director, Bartlett Regional Hospital Foundation


Mon, 02/27/2017 - 08:39

Communications scholarship open

Alaska Professional Communicators are offering two $1,000 scholarships for students planning a career in communications and majoring in any phase of public communications, including public relations, advertising, radio-television, video and print.

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Mon, 02/27/2017 - 08:39

Thank you from Big Brothers Big Sisters

Thanks to the City and Borough of Juneau tax revenue and the CBJ Activities Grant, five big and little matches in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program enjoyed an afternoon of free skating at the Treadwell Ice Arena!

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Mon, 02/27/2017 - 08:38

Thank you from the American Red Cross of Alaska

On Feb. 17, 2017 we celebrated our 100-year anniversary as the American Red Cross of Alaska. It was very important to us to kick-off the year in Juneau as the original Red Cross of Alaska Charter was in Juneau. We are so happy we did! We have so many people to thank for making the evening not only fun, but heart-warming as well. We first have to thank the volunteers that worked so hard. Thank you to Buddy Custard, board member extraordinaire, for all of your guidance, humor, and hard work. Thank you Teresa Maria Abella for asking Senator Egan to be our Honorary Chair, for plastering the town with posters, for your fundraising efforts, your excitement, your photography, and just in general for being such a blessing to the Red Cross team. Senator Egan and Jesse Keihl, what can we say? You were amazing and helpful and patient. I will miss our meetings and the laughter that always ensued. We would be very remiss if we did not thank Governor Walker for giving us your time and for sharing your Red Cross story. Your commitment and support are deeply appreciated and we were touched beyond measure by your decision to attend and speak at our celebration. Lt. Governor Mallott and Mrs. Mallott, thank you for attending and supporting our mission. You bring such a sense of calm and grace wherever you go, we are humbled that you shared that with us. Last, but most definitely not least, we must thank all of our volunteers. The American Red Cross is a volunteer-run organization with only 14 staff for the entire state of Alaska. We could not help the hundreds of Alaskans that we do without volunteers. Our volunteers are the ones that get up at 2 a.m. when we receive a call about a house fire. They leave their homes and families to help others if there is a large disaster either in Alaska or in some other part of the country. I have said it many times, and will continue to say it: Red Cross volunteers are the best in the world. They are selfless, kind, generous people who only want to help. For this celebration there are a few in particular we need to thank: Karen Petersen, Peter Chaille, June Johnson, Joyce Levine, Michelle Brown, Carolyn and Dan Garcia, Chip Wagoner, Rebecca Trude, Rick Janelle, Patricia and Kyle Lamson, Bob Bassett, and T Iputi! Thank you Juneau and Southeast Alaska for supporting the American Red Cross of Alaska’s first 100 years; we look forward to the next 100!

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Mon, 02/27/2017 - 08:38

Planetarium presents ‘Aurora’

The Marie Drake Planetarium will present “Aurora” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, followed by “The Sky Tonight” on the Spitz projector. The event is free and for all ages.

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