Thank you

Posted: Friday, March 25, 2005

... for coming out for Mother-Daughter Luau

The Tongass Alaska Girl Scout Council would like to thank those who made the Mother-Daughter Luau possible on March 4. Over 270 moms and daughters attended this evening and enjoyed time together listening and dancing to Hawaiian music, tasting the luau offerings, playing limbo and having a unique mother-daughter photo taken. They also celebrated the 93rd birthday of Girl Scouts.

Our thanks go to the planning committee, including Melissa Brockman, Jan Caulfield, Melanie Brown, Melissa McCormick, Kari Bartness and Kimberly Vaughan; Juneau Girl Scout Troops Nos. 14, 16, 29, 48 and the troop parents; photographer Randy Coleman; photo processor Steve Brockman; the group of volunteers who decorated ANB Hall; the council staff, Fran Compton, Kathy Buss and Teresa Newton; and all the fantastic dads and uncles who showed up to help at the event so our moms could enjoy the evening. We especially want to thank our entertainers Martha Stey, singer and song leader, and the Polynesian dance group Island Time.

Finally, a special thanks goes to Rep. Beth Kerttula, a wonderful role model for girls and young women, for her inspirational words, and to Costco, Fred Meyer, Safeway, and Super Bear for their generous support of this event.

For over 93 years the Girl Scout program has continued to help girls develop a sense of community and discover they have a purpose in life; help them tell the difference between wants and needs; help them know they have a place to go where there are caring adults they can trust; encourage them to develop a personal belief system; help them define their dreams and utilize their talents; engage their families to help them take more responsibility for their girls; and make them feel rewarded for who they are.

For more information about Girl Scouts in Southeast Alaska or to make a contribution, call the TAGSC office at (907) 586-1710 or 1-(800)-478-8247.

Gail A. Ford, chairwoman

TAGSC board of directors

... to vigilant Coastie for calling fire dept.

I would very much like to publicly thank Petty Officer 3rd Class Aurella, of Coast Guard Station Juneau, for his distinguished performance on the morning of March 16 at Forestedge Condo Association on Douglas. His observation of the smoke and flames and quick response to call the fire department and rescue services was extremely valuable. He literally "kicked in" two doors to rescue a resident and a dog.

As a 20-year CG retiree myself, it is absolutely wonderful to know that Coasties still display a high degree of competence in everything they do.

Jim Demers,

Resident of Forestedge Condos


... to Lt. Gov. Leman for support of engineers

Thank you to Lt. Gov. Loren Leman for attending and speaking at Juneau's annual Engineers' Banquet. Mr. Leman, a registered engineer himself, spoke on the theme "Making a World of Difference."

His speech covered contributions engineers have made to Alaska over the years, notable accomplishments, and current challenges such as developing natural resources while protecting the environment.

Juneau's engineers appreciate the time Mr. Leman took from his busy schedule to attend and support our event.

The lieutenant governor's support for Alaska's engineers over the years has been nothing short of phenomenal, with countless appearances, speeches and presentations at local and statewide engineering events.

Lt. Gov. Leman has shown himself to be a constant advocate for Alaska's engineering community. Thank you from the Juneau ASCE and ASPE chapters.

Charles Ramos, ASPE president of Juneau chapter

Nathan Leigh, ASCE president, Juneau chapter

... for all the help at the Glory Hole

The folks at the Glory Hole wish to thank the following special people and organizations for their recent actions that help make life better for Juneau's homeless population:

Flint Hills Resources for their wonderful contribution to our operating fund, Martha Toon for her dedication to getting our office computer working, the local chapter of the American Cancer Society for donating the beautiful daffodils that are brightening our facility, and the many potters who are hard at work creating unique handmade bowls for our next Empty Bowls dinner, which will take place on April 23 at Centennial Hall.

Tickets go on sale soon and are sure to sell out. Don't wait too long to buy your tickets.

Jetta Whittaker

Executive director

... for expressing your sympathy and prayers

The husband and family of Lillian Lopez would like to thank all those expressing their sympathy and prayers. Lillian was promoted to Glory on March 13, 2005.

We extend a special thank you to Majors Fankhausers of the Salvation Army for the beautiful and dignified memorial service and to the Women's Ministry (formerly the Women's Home League) for the wonderful dinner. May God bless you all.

From the family of Lillian Lopez

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