Thank You

Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2002

...for the donations.

The Coast Guard Women's Association of Juneau would like to thank the following for their donations to the annual Coast Guard Women's Association Charity Auction: A Certain Charm, Ad Lib, Ahh Massage, Alaska Hotel & Bar, Alaska International Fur, Alaska Airlines, Alaska Fur Gallery, Alaska Historical Society, Alaska Jewelry Repair, Alaska Laundry & Dry Cleaners, Alaska Peddler, Alaska State Museum, Alaska USA, Alaska Wildlife Novelities, Alaska Wood Art, Alaskan Outfitters, Alaskan Ship Chandlers, Amerigas, Anne Kaill's, Art Matters, Auke Bay Gardens, Aurora Cleaners, Bear's Lair, Ben Franklin, Beth Handley, Big Dipper, Blockbuster Video, Bobbi Trani, Boy Scouts, Broiler Room, Bullwinkle's Pizza, Buttons the Clown, Canines Unlimited, Capital Chevrolet, Capital Records, Carpet Connection, Cellular One, Channel Bowl, Charlie Detjen, Chilly Willy's, Chocolate Lily, City Cleaners, City Museum, Coastal Helicopters, Cookies Cubed, Courtside Cafe, Creativation, Curves for Women, Danette Mae-Nugent, David Gelotte Photography, Decker Gallery, Desert Dog Designs, Dipac, Domino's Pizza, Dr. Iverson, Dragon Inn, Driftwood Lodge, El Sombrero, ERA Helicopters, Evon Zerbetz , Express Alterations, Family Shoe Repair, Flavia, Foggy Mountain, Forever Stichin, Fudge Mail, Galaxy Jewelers, Gallery of the North, Gastineau Historical Society, Gifted Basket, Glacier Gardens, Glacier Smoothie, Gold Panning Embroidery, Gottschalks, Gourmet Alaska, Guesthouse Inn/Aspen Hotel, Gumdrop House, Hanger on the Wharf, Hearthside Books, Jovany's, JRC, Juneau Rubber Stamp Co., Juneau Symphony, Karen Turley, Kelly's Hair Studio, L.A.B., Landscape Alaska, Lani Leary Houck, Little Lamb Crafts, Little Mermaid, Little Switzerland, Macadamia, Madelin Vavalis, Marti Healy, Mi Casa, Mikes, Moose on the Loose, Natalie Mendenhall, Netspectation, Northern Hot Spots, Northern Lights Gifts, Northstar Trekking, Ocean View Bed & Breakfast, Office Plus, Oliver's Trophies, Our Backyard, Papa Murphy's Pizza, Paper Tole Art, Pavitt Fitness, Pearson's Pond, Pet Nanny, Plum Tree, Princess Tours, Pyramid Beads, Ray Massey, Rayco, Red Dog Saloon, Rick Houck, Rie Munoz, Roberts Gift Shop, Ron's Apothecary, Rujes Hair Design, Senator Kim Elton, Scentiments, Seventh Heaven, Shannon West, Sheila Barrett, Silk Garden, Silverbow Bakery, Simply Sterling, Smiles Across the Miles, Sorensen's, SE Gymnastics Academy, SE Vet Clinic, Susan's Hallmark, TK McGuires, Tanning Wharf, Teena's Country Crafts, Temsco Helicopters, Thuy Mai, Baranof Hotel, The Barrett's, The Hat Lady, The Irish Shop, Thunder Mountain Gifts, Travellodge His/Hers Salon, Udder Culture, Valley Auto Parts, Valley Lumber, Valley Paint Center, Valley Restaurant, Veronice Whitehead, Vicki Rosenberg, Village Barber, Vintage Fare, Vito & Nick's Pizzeria, Wellspring, White Pass & Yukon Railroad, Wings and Woodpens.

Even though many merchants were tapped out with donations going to various Sept. 11 organizations, these merchants had extra room in their hearts to give back to the community. Thanks to their goodwill and contributions, more than $9, 000 was raised at the auction, which will given back to non-profit Juneau organizations in the form of grants.

Jennifer Schaeffer

March Charity Auction Chair

Coast Guard Women's Association of Juneau

... for the effort.

On March 22 more than 120 Juneau-Douglas High School students participated in the Air, Land and Sea Summer Employment Field Trip organized by Alaska Visitor Industry Educational Coordinator Paulette Simpson. Students visited nine locations with employers from 20 different tour operations. They learned firsthand the varied job descriptions and skills needed to work in the tourism field.

The logistics, time and energy donated by Paulette Simpson and participating tour operators was immense. These efforts are very much appreciated by the students and staff of Juneau-Douglas High School.

Many folks worked to make this event successful; the following led the effort and I would like to thank them specifically:

Joanne Cameron and Lori Sevier of Alaska Airlines; Barb Kelly of Alaska Discovery; Larry Johansen of Alaska Sightseeing Cruise West; Mike Windred of Alaska Travel Adventures; Patty McKelvey of Allen Marine; Cindy Long of Cruise Line Agencies; Rob Parsons of DIPAC; Donna Leamer of ERA Helicopters; Darrell Brown and Paul Davidson of Four Seasons Marine and Juneau Trolley Car Co.; Marsha Squires of Gastineau Guiding; Cindy Bowhay of Glacier Gardens; Christa McMullen and Erica Payne of Gray Line of Alaska; Melita Welling of NorthStar Helicopters; Charlotte Tom and Amber Koelsch of Princess Tours; Karen Livingston and Todd Antioquia of Goldbelt; Bruce Barker and Jim Duncan of Mount Roberts Tramway; Jeff White and Victoria Johnson of Goldbelt; Steve Pfister of TEMSCO Helicopters; and Holly Bierkortte of Wings of Alaska.

Thanks also to the many tourism employees who spent the day with our students. A very special thank you goes to Paulette Simpson of the Alaska Visitor Industry Association. for organizing this very successful event.

Barbara Conant

Juneau-Douglas High School Career Center

... for the show.

My heartfelt thanks to Joyce Parry Moore, Robert Wickstrom and the cast and musicians of Opera to Go! for their performance of "Madama Butterfly." This is a great gift to all of us.

Pamela Finley


...for the support

Discovery Southeast would like to thank the many contributors and volunteers who made this year's auction a great success. This fund-raising event helps to bring our Nature Studies Program to Juneau's elementary school children.

Thanks to these businesses and individuals: Hearthside Books, Rainy Day Books, Lady Jane Mulready, Ricky D., Joe Geifer, Pavia Wald, Larry Holland, Mary Pat Schilly, Scott Miller, Keith Bunny, John Day, David Sturdevant, Brenna Heinz, Tracey Miller, Susan Phillips, Kathy Hocker, Diane Antaya, Nonna Shtipelman, Walt Chapman, Tiffany Wells, Michaela Fowler, Elena Ruddy, Nathan Goodwin, Heidi Geist, Kjersten Criss, Matt Greeley, Eddie Jacobson, Sara Cohen, Eve Schroeder, Rachelle Sloss, Laurie Heagy, Deb Rudis, Debbie Tillinghast, Brita Bishop, Nicki Germain, Clancy DeSmet, Alice Hadsel, Claire Pavia, Marinke Van Gelder, Karin Wigen, Andy Romanoff, Scott Miller, Lisa Blacher, Taku Graphics, Taku Smokeries, Marcy and Jeoff Larson, Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Juneau, Costco Wholesale, Alaska and Proud Foodland Supermarket, Super Bear, Alaska Natural History Association, Carrs, Melvin and Bernice, KJ and Peggy Metcalf, Friends of Admiralty, Bob Armstrong, Laughlin and Dunlap, Fish 'n' Fly Charters, Alex Wertheimer, Dave Haas & Fred Hiltner, Peter Wright, Auke Bay Landing Craft and Excavation, Wings of Alaska, White Pass Yukon Route, White Pass and Yukon Route, Wings of Alaska, Scott and Betsy Fisher, Foggy Mountain Shop, Rob and Koren Bosworth, Beth Potter & Brita Bishop, Marie Olson, Colleen and Lindy Jones, Dalton Street Cottages, Danand JoAnna Egolf, Alaska Nature Tours, Lisa Blacher Pottery, Kim Titus, Faulkner-Banfield, PC, Bob & Elaine Schroeder, Frank & Sally Rue, Bill Platte and Mary Bardone, Kurt Iverson, Air Excursions and Gustavus Inn, Air Excursions, Gustavus Inn, William Wildes, Sam's Auto Body, Diane Anderson, Douglas Island Pink & Chum, Ann Fuller & Michael Sakarias, Odin Brudie, Acupressure Institute of Alaska, Driftwood Lodge, Wendy Wolf, David Gelotte, Perseverance Theatre, The Shellfish Market, Friendly Planet Trading Co, Thunder Mountain Sports Camps, Elsa Demeksa, Bear Creek Outfitters, A Stitch in Time, JoAnn George, Marion Kinter, Debbie Tillinghast, Mountain Gears, Steve Merli, Jane Roodenburg, Judy Hall, Shayla Roddy Walker, David Thomas, Sara Cohen & Barb Sheinberg, Hangar on the Wharf, Dawn Pisel, Princess Tours, Paititi Woolens-Invisible World, David Thomas, Michelle Kaelka, Leslie Bennett, Richard Carstensen, Capital Copy, Glacier Pediatrics, Streveler and Brakel, Super Bear Super Market, Mary Ellen Arvold, Alaska Natural History Association, Peggy Wertheimer, Fred Meyer stores, Jeff Sloss, Marie Larsen, Our Back Yard, Nicki Germain, Luann McVey, Rob and Koren Bosworth, Peggy Metcalf, Esmail Peirroi, Foreign Auto, Pat Harris, Dave Haas and Mary Ellen Arvold, Alaska Natural History Association, David Thomas, Juneau Racquet Club, SAGA, Shane Robinson, Poseidon Board Sports, Mark Kelley, Frank Rue, Rainbow Foods, JoAnn George, Dick Wood, Alaska Heritage Bookshop, Scott Foster, Barbara Johns, Seventh Heaven, City Center Chiropractic, Nicki Germain, Jim & Jean Ann Alter, Fiddlehead Restaurant, Hassan Bani-Saaid, Eliza Stevens, Eric Kueffner, Julie DeLong, Jan Caulfield, Jan Carlile, Martha Murray, Martha Murray, Maureen Riley, Kathy Coghill, Marie Larsen, Bonita Nelson, Paula Johnson, Rebecca Braun and Deb Rudis.

Discovery Southeast

...for all the effort

As we celebrate National Volunteer Week, April 21 to 27, I would like to thank the hundreds of Girl Scout volunteers in Southeast Alaska who are dedicated to making a difference in girls lives. These volunteers may head up troops with or without daughters, or may not have daughters at all. They may be college students, young professionals, caring dads and uncles, empty-nesters or moms. They may be single women or stay-at-home parents. But one thing these dedicated volunteers have in common is a desire to go the extra mile to help girls develop into responsible, caring adults who give back to our community. They provide a nurturing environment where girls learn new skills, friendships are formed, and self-esteem grows.

If you know a Girl Scout leader or volunteer, please tell them how much you appreciate the time and energy they give. Thanks Girl Scout leaders and volunteers for all you do!

Gail Ford, board of directors member

Tongass Alaska Girl Scout Council

... for all the help.

The MADD Juneau Chapter wishes to recognize the organizations and individuals who helped make our fund-raiser a success.

We thank the teachers and principals of the elementary schools the Tiny Trotters were graciously allowed to visit: Carmen Katasse from Riverbend Elementary School, Karen MacDonald from Mendenhall River Elementary School, Dave Newton from Auke Bay Elementary School, Bernie Sorenson from Glacier Valley Elementary School and Kathi Riemer from Gastineau Elementary School.

We sold out the Juneau Douglas High School auditorium when the Tiny Trotters played against a volunteer Juneau team. Thanks to Carrie Pusich at JDHS for event planning, along with the two janitors and the many people who helped pull out the stuck bleachers.

A hearty thank you to the Juneau volunteer basketball team: Andrew Parsons, Russ Ellis, Luke Jones, John White Jr., Nayyir Rawhani, Rockin Ron Davis, Byron Jack, Sgt. Ben Coronell, Sgt. Dave Campbell and Officer Dominic Branson. Phil Paramour assisted the Tiny Trotters. These hapless victims allowed themselves to become part of a circus act, complete with whipped cream, hand cuffs and blindfolds, much to the enjoyment of the audience.

We appreciate referees Ron Taug and Leslie Isaacs, who also played along with the skits - even getting twirled in the air. Hale Loofborrow and Josh Zwingleberg stepped forward to be the scorekeepers. Thank you!

Northern Sales and Juneau Wholesale donated chips, snacks and soda. Thank you! Copy Express was very helpful and understanding as well as patient. Temsco, Goldbelt Corp., Java Jazz, Aspen Hotels, Channel Bowl, ERA Helicopters, Wings of Alaska and the Fiddlehead all donated wonderful prizes. Alaska Pacific Bank provided fund-raising office space and went out of their way in terms of hospitality. MADD appreciates this.

Youth in Action volunteers Sione Tapoc and Rebecca Fletcher helped where needed as well as one of our youth MADD board members, Cara Roberts. We had many organizations who stepped forward to purchase tickets for those youth who otherwise could not have attended.

We are once again shown how giving and caring our community is and how fortunate was are to live among so many wonderful people.

Cindy Cashen

MADD Juneau

...for the volunteering.

On behalf of AWARE, I would like to thank Becky Bear and members of Eckankar for deep-cleaning our shelter kitchen. Our shelter residents always appreciate this service that Eckankar provides for us twice a year. For the many women and children who seek safe shelter at AWARE; thank you very much, Eckankar!

For your group or organization to volunteer cleaning, painting, maintenance or similar services, please call AWARE at 586-6623.

Cydney Boyer, volunteer coordinator


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