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Posted: Friday, April 21, 2006

Thanks to arts and humanities council for the opportunities

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Last week's opening reception for the fourth annual University of Alaska Southeast Student Juried Exhibition at the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council Gallery was a fun and satisfying event. Thanks to the generosity of the JAHC Board of Trustees, Executive Director Karen Lechner, Jenny Quinn and Mary Wood for the council's continued advocacy of the arts. They provide university art students an opportunity to exhibit their artwork outside of the envelope of the university setting, in a gallery that presents artwork to a wide slice of the Juneau community. The council receives very little financial compensation for this service. Thank you for your interest and patient assistance.

If you haven't seen the exhibition, I think it is one of our strongest yet and the exhibition will run through April 28.

Thanks also to Korry Keeker from the Juneau Empire for covering the exhibition and to Roxanne Turner for donating her time and expertise as this year's guest juror.

Public support of the arts opens the doors of the art world for all of us and is one of so many elements that make Juneau a great place to live.

Jane Terzis

University of Alaska Southeast

Time to thank Girl Scout leaders for dedication on April 22

Girl Scout Leader's Day is celebrated on April 22. It is only because of the dedication and commitment of more than 400 adult Girl Scout volunteers in Juneau and Southeast Alaska that the Tongass Alaska Girl Scout Council is able to serve over 800 girls in 14 communities. These wonderful women and men invest their time and talent to make the Girl Scout program available. Without their gift of time, creativity and dedication, Girl Scouting could not happen.

Please take a moment on April 22 to say "thanks" to Juneau Girl Scout leaders. They are making a big difference in the lives of the girls they serve by helping provide a safe, fun and nurturing environment where new interests are discovered, skills are learned, friendships are formed and self-esteem grows. These valued leaders are committed to helping girls develop into responsible, caring adults who give back to our community.

Please join me and the entire TAGSC Board of Directors in letting these volunteers know how much their efforts as leaders, mentors and advisors are appreciated.

For information on becoming a Girl Scout volunteer, please call the council office at 586-1710 or (800) 478-8247.

Susan Cox

Tongass Alaska Girl Scout Council Board of Directors

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