...for helping AWARE
AWARE's Fifth Annual Women of Distinction event recognized this year's honorees, Glenda Carino, Mo Longworth, Stella Martin and Diane Sly. Their contributions to our community are inspirational.
AWARE would like to thank the following for their help: Mayor Sally Smith, Art Rotch, Jim Simard, Susan Wilder, Phillip Fitzgerald, Matthew Champol, Liz Dodd, Amy Carroll, June Akey, Heather Ramseth, Robert Cohen, the Juneau Pride Chorus, Carrs Floral and Vanessa Orr.
AWARE would also like to thank the Women of Distinction Precious Gems. Without their generous financial support the event would not be possible. Precious Gems include Holland America West Tours, Jenny Brorsen, Susan E. Hunter-Joerns, M.D., Nell Wagoner, M.D., Sam Kito Jr., Alaska Pacific Bank, Valley Medical Care, Mendenhall Auto Center, Bob Kevess, Fred Z. Chu, M.D., Lauren A. Kosinski, M.D., Iola young and Thomas Aberle, Calary Blue, Stuart Orelove and Joan Sly.
I would like to thank the hundreds of people who attended the dinner, donated an object for auction, made a financial contribution or bought an advertisement. The proceeds from the Women of Distinction Event further AWARE's work with victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse. This event is a wonderful opportunity to honor women who have made a difference while supporting work to end violence in our community.
Finally, I would also like to thank the dedicated Board of Directors; Sally Donaldson, Heather Bingaman, John Boltjes, Dolores Cadiente, Stacie Kraly, Angela Salerno, Jackie Martin, Iola Young, Marla Berg and Anni Stokes and staff at AWARE, who worked tirelessly to bring the details of the event to life.
AWARE Executive Director
...for helping with Lentil
I recently received a reliable though secondhand report that my cat Lentil was carried away by an eagle. However, since there is a still a chance that he's alive, the $500 reward is still available if anyone sees him. I'm heartbroken by the loss, but I'm warmed by the enormous outpouring of support I've received from the community. I want to thank all those people who called to offer support, looked and called around their neighborhoods, kept watch, and posted flyers in their own windows. Thanks to the businesses who allowed me to tape flyers in their windows. Thanks to the Juneau Empire for their special low rates for lost-and-found classified ads. Thanks to KTOO, KINY and KSUP for their radio announcements. Thanks to my employer, CBJ, for the flexible hours and understanding. Thanks to the Gastineau Humane Society. And extra special thanks to my dear friends who've helped me so much every step of the way.
...for supporting KTOO
The KTOO Spring Auction held on Saturday May 5th was a great success. It brought in $12,500. I want to say thanks to all of the businesses that contributed items for the auction from Juneau, Gustavus, Skagway and Wrangell. And thanks to the following people for helping out all day by answering phones, being auctioneers, keeping the bids straight on the bid board, ringing the gong, and keeping track of all the paperwork: Daniel Stoops, Betsy Brenneman, John Kelly, Chris Trostel, Tamara Hungerford, Pat Galvin, Genevieve Casey, Debbie Held, Mike Sakarias, Darryl Tseu, Toby Clark, Robin Abbott, Jon Smith, Christina Wallace, Tony Newman, Sally Smith, Irene Muller, Alice Ottosen McKeen, Jasmine Aaraki, Sonia Tseu, Liana Tseu, Kaipo Tseu, Shannon Peach, Gani Et Sei, Judy Crondahl, Shari Kochman, Mary Alice McKeen, Kristen Whitehead, Janine LeGates, Bob Rose, Erinne Meenaghan, Grace Elliot, Laughton Elliot De Angelis, randy Burton, Vikki Allison, Tracey Miller, Cooper Galvin, Alyse Galvin, Bridget Galvin, Sean Galvin, Roseanne Funk, Dave Funk, Scott Funk, Aileen Funk, Collette Costa, Andy Kline and Lydia Kline. Special thanks to Front Street Photo for help with the catalog and to Buzz, Monica and Sara Ritter from Paradise Lunch and Bakery for the most outstanding food.
KTOO auction coordinator
...for Law Day help
More than 300 people attended the Second Annual Law Day Open House on May 1 at the Dimond Court building. A huge thank you to everyone who helped make it such a success.
The organizing committee of Tom Wagner, Sheri Hazeltine and Neil Nesheim handled planning and publicity.
The Juneau Bar Association, including attorneys Tom Wagner, Bart Rozell, Susan Cox, Amy Gurton, Philip Reese, Robert Brink, Jack Poulson, Jim Douglas and John Gaguine, provided appellate justices for cases argued by Juneau-Douglas High School students in Gary Lehnhart's classes. Justice Walter Carpeneti, retired Judge Thomas Stewart and newly appointed Federal Magistrate Philip Pallenberg presided. The Juneau Police Department and Alaska State Troopers donated Frisbees, hats, badges and other memorabilia, and the court system provided brochures and cookies. Judge Stewart and Neil Nesheim gave tours of the court building.
The day was highlighted by two trials of B.B. Wolf on charges of damaging property (blowing down houses) and trespassing. Prosecutor Jack B. Nimble (David Brower) and defense attorney John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt (David Seid) grilled a star-studded and elaborately costumed cast of witnesses, including the three pigs (Shelley Travis, Vickie Bevens and Cyndie Browning in the morning trial, and Paul Christian, Aldyn Brudie and Jane Hartle in the afternoon trial.) Big Bad Wolf (Al Fenumiai in the morning and John Boone in the afternoon) was convicted on all four courts in the morning trial but on only one in the afternoon. Clerk of Court Adam Fleischman and Bailiff Erik Evans ensured that all was orderly.
The trial would not have been as much fun or as educational without the help of Peggy Cowan and Susan Arnold of the Juneau School District; Lorie Heagy and the entire Charter School staff; Auke Bay School teachers Joanne Jones and Becky Seagraves; and Harborview School teachers Linda Augustine and Kathy Obersinner. The costuming help of the morning (adult) pigs, Gretchen Boone and Av Gross added to the realism of the characters.
With this kind of support and help, the Third Annual Law Day next May 1 will be even bigger and better. Thank you again.
Peter B. Froehlich
District Court Judge
...for doing the right thing
After a flight to Juneau from Anchorage on Tuesday, I left my carry-on bag on the curb and didn't realize it was missing until my son and I arrived at his home. We returned to the airport to find that someone had picked the bag up and left it inside the terminal for us. The bag had my medication in it and I'm grateful to whoever did this. I really do appreciate the effort taken.
...to UAS alumni supporters
The UAS Alumni Association raised more than $5,700 for student scholarships and other alumni -sponsored events at our annual spring banquet and auction held in April at the Baranof Hotel. We had a full house of enthusiastic supporters of higher education bidding on dozens of donated items. Without the help of generous Juneau merchants and individuals we would not have been able to add to the UAS Alumni Scholarship fund.
We would like to thank the following businesses: Alaska Travel Adventures, Alaska Fudge Co., Auk Nu Tours, Auk Ta Shaa Discovery, Body Essentials Massage & Day Spa, Baranof Hotel, Canton House, El Sombrero, First National Bank, Fiddlehead Restaurant & Bakery, Foggy Mountain Shop, Goldbelt, Inc., Gottschalks, Grand Illusions. Gross Alaska Theaters, Guesthouse, The Hangar on the Wharf, Heritage Coffee, Juneau Racquet Club, Mark Kelley Photography, Mi Casa Restaurant, National Bank of Alaska, Northern Hot Spots, Northern Lights Candle Co., Orca Enterprises, Papa Murphy's Take n' Bake Pizza, Rainsong Gallery, Super Bear Supermarket, Taku Smokeries, Teena's Country Crafts, Temsco Helicopters, Tenass Pass Shellfish Company, UAS Bookstore, Udder Culture, Westmark Baranof Hotel, and Wings of Alaska.
The following individuals also made donations to support UAS scholarships: Diana Cote, George and Ruth Danner, Laraine and Romer Derr, Zrinka Dzinich, Gordon and Elizabeth Evans, Lisa and Javier Flores, Chris Phillips, David and Lola Savatgy, Tisket Seslar, and Lt. Gov. Fran Ulmer.
Special thanks to Steve Allwhine of Mendenhall Auto and Lloyd Johnson of First National Bank who stepped in at the last minute to fill the roles of auctioneer and lovely assistant, respectively, when our perennial hosts, Romer and Laraine Derr were called out of town.
Thanks to you all.
UAS Alumni Association