Neighbors Briefs

Posted: Friday, February 22, 2002

Rotary seeks scholarship applicants

The Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club is looking for candidates to apply for the 2003 Ambassadorial Scholarship Program.

There are two scholarships available. The nine month Academic-Year Scholarship is an opportunity for full time study at an institution.

The Cultural Scholarship is three to six months of intensive language training and cultural immersion.

The application deadline is April 15, 2002. Assignments are made by December 15, 2002, for the academic period starting after July 1, 2003.

For more information call Linda Blefgen at 789-0820 or Rick Cook at 463-3623.

American Cancer Society conducting annual Daffodil Days fund-raising event

The American Cancer Society is collecting bouquet orders for Daffodil Days.

This event is a major fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society in Southeast Alaska. It was started in the 1980s by Larraine Derr and has been carried on by Roxie Kemp, Janice Schultz and countless volunteers.

The daffodils are $6 a bunch with a minimum order of 10 bunches for delivery. Approximately $4 of the cost will go to support local programs of the American Cancer Society. These programs include travel assistance, educational materials and counseling for patients and their families.

The Daffodil Days pre-sales are scheduled from Feb. 15 to March 1. Delivery of the daffodils will be on March 5. If you are not contacted by a sales person, you can order daffodils by calling Beth at 789-2595.

If you would like to become involved with the American Cancer Society of would like to help with any of their programs, call 790-3555 or (800) 478-9355.

City requests public comment about two proposals for use of parkland

The City and Borough of Juneau Parks and Recreation Department has received two proposals for use of city parkland. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee will be taking public comment on both proposals at the March 5 meeting.

The first proposal that will be addressed is a request to develop a Disc Golf course at Dimond Park. The proposal is to temporarily use the site where the future high school will be located to develop a nine hole Frisbee golf course.

The second proposal is from the Gastineau Aeromodelers Society, requesting use of approximately 100 feet by 500 feet in the Amalga Meadows natural area park to develop and maintain a runway for model airplanes.

For further information or a copy of the proposals, call the Parks and Recreation Department at 586-5226. Written comment can be e-mailed to before 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 26 to be included in the board packet. Comments received between Feb. 27 and March 5 will be provided to the board at the meeting. Public comment will be taken during the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5 in the Assembly Chambers.

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