On behalf of the 1,000 Juneau kids who have taken sailing lessons with Juneau Youth Sailing Inc., a nonprofit group, and the many more who can now sign up for healthy summer fun - thank you, Juneau folks, for your magnificent support in buying us a safety boat.
Our heartfelt thanks goes to all who helped with the fund drive. Thanks to our Five Star Admirals (who donated more than $2,500): Alaska Marine Lines Inc., Juneau Yacht Club, Princess Tours and the Rasmuson Foundation.
Thanks to the fine Admirals (who donated $1,000 to $2,499): Elgee Rehfeld & Mertz and Judy Cummins.
Thanks to our Captains (who donated $500 to $999): Dr. Phil Moritz and Lisa Kirsch, Kennecott Greens Creek Mining, city Youth Grants, Northwind Architect, Gerald Gotchall, Richard Monkman, Tom and Anitra Waldo, Murray & Associates and Doug Murray.
Thanks to our Commanders (who donated $100 to $499): Alan and Monica Gross, Breeze Inn and Allen Ahlgren, Carson Dorn Inc. and Tom Carson, Charity Changemakers and Ms. Lana Tolls, Chris and Louise Miller, Dennis and Sharon Early, Dr. Allan Schlicht, Dr. Deborah Lessmeier, Dr. Douglas Weaver, Dr. John Bursell and the Juneau Bone & Joint Center, Dr. John Raster, Dr. Joseph Roth, Dr. Lindy Jones and Colleen Jones, Dr. Richard J. Cook, Jetta Whittaker and Rob Steedle, the Women of the Moose, Dr. Steve Parker and Suzanne Malter, Dr. Verner Stillner, Duck Creek Market and Jack Manning, Eric Kueffner, Eric Twelker, Family Practice Physicians, Filipino Community Bingo Fund, Frontier Suites Airport Hotel, Gene Miller, Jay and Jane Ginter, Jeff Grant and Western Auto, Thomas and Trish Satre, Judy and John Neary, Logan Dental PC and Dr. David Logan, MK MacNaughton, Shana Crondahl and Craig Wilson, MRV Architects and Paul Voelkers, Nugget Alaskan Outfitter and Ron Flint, Talitha and Michael Lukshin, and Pavitt Health & Fitness Center and Corey and Ellen Pavitt.
And thanks to our Lieutenants (who donated up to $100): Aaron Brakel, Birger Baastrup, Christine and Tom Donek, Damon and Erin Cruz, Diana Rossmiller, Dr. Alex Malter, Dr. Gregory Dostal, Glacier Pediatrics and Mary Ellen Arvold, James Becker, Jay and Judy Crondahl, Kurt and Zrinka Dzinich, Larri Spengler and Steve Behnke, Lawrence Lee Oldaker, Michael Stark and Mary Grande, and Valley Medical and Dr. Bob Urata.
All of your support means that our kids will sail in fair weather or foul and still have help near at hand. Come try it yourself - classes, scholarships and adult classes are at www.JuneauYouthSailingInc.org.
Anitra Waldo and Louise Miller
Juneau Youth Sailing Inc.