Thank You

Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2002

...for all the support.

The Boys and Girls Club of Juneau (BGC Juneau) is a nonprofit youth organization that provides "a positive place for kids" to have fun and be safe. The Club serves all young people between the ages of 8 and 18 with a program based facility that includes a games room with recreation equipment and a PowerUP computer learning center with Internet access. The Boys and Girls Club's mission is "to inspire and enable all young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens."

With out the support of the local community, the Boys and Girls Club of Juneau would not be able to provide "a positive place" for Juneau's youth. The Club would like to extend a BIG thank you to the following contributors and volunteers for their support: Tlingit-Haida Regional Housing Authority, CellularONE - Jim Kohler, Glacier Valley Rotary, Capital Chevrolet - Rob Skinner, Coast Guard Women's Association, Hearthside Books - Susan Hickey, COSTCO, Juneau Democrats, Phillips Alaska Inc., Alcan Electric, Crewe of Friends Mardi Gras, Juneau Community Garden Association, 21st Century Community Learning Center - Kathi Yanamura, National Senior Service Corps (NSSC), SAGA Eagle Valley Center, Girl Scout Troup #3 and #44, ORCA, Southeast Regional Resource Center (SERRC) Edwill John and Crew, Mother's Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Events Office, Earthlink, Plumbing & Heating Company, Southeast Extinguisher Service Inc., Kristin D. Holzinger, Terri Kennedy, Renee Hughes, Ruby Hughes, Kathy Phillips, David Stone, Jim Sepel, Jordan Reese, Zona Gregg, Jennifer Maki, Bonnie Paul, Dan McQuate, Joe Parrish, Annette Ulmer, Alberta Aspen, Thomas & Shelia Barrett, Senator Kim Elton, Judge Peter Froehlich, Conchita Cann, Nick Abello, Gleceria Lumba, Adelaida Bolanos, Mary Lou Spartz, Joseph Reeves, Jennie B. Gray, Hugh and Sharon Grant, and Ross Pagenkopk.

The Boys and Girls Club of Juneau is located at 8825 Mallard Street (behind the Nuggett Mall). Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 2:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. during the school year and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. during the summer. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Williams, director, at 790-4535 or

Elizabeth Williams

...for all the help.

Now that my broken foot is finally healing, I want to thank all the friends and neighbors who did so much for me these last 8 months:

Lesley Thompson, Don Bullock, Teresa and Marvin Newton, the Peterson family, the Lutz family, the Stumme family, Nancy Slook and Joel Smith, the Gates family, Mary and Curtis Stanghill, the Nuessels, the Workmans, Pastor and Laura Rorem, Lisa and Arnie Weimer. All of the Boessers: Father Mark, Mildred, Kate, Sara and Cindy. Curtis Jorgensen, Kay Shoemaker, Julia Johnson, Sue Karlslyst, Kevin Ritchie, Erin Boesser-Koschman and Ginger. For all the prayers, which sustained me, I thank the congregation of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church.

When I count my blessings, each of you are named. You can't imagine how much I appreciate all of your help.

We will gather Friday evening, June 14, at my house to celebrate.

Kathy Buss

...for the support.

I want to thank all the people that took advantage of our $50 flights to the Taku and Herbert glaciers on May 5. We had a beautiful day and with more than 100 people, we were able to donate $5,725 to the local American Cancer Society. This money will be used to assist cancer patients that need to travel out of the Juneau area for treatment. We are pleased that all of this donation will be used locally. Thanks to all of our employees that gave up their Sunday to help make the day a success. Without their help we could not have done it. I also want to give a special thanks to Lt. Cmdr. Matt Creelman and Lt. Mark Vlaun, captain and executive officer, respectfully, of the Coast Guard buoy tender Maple, for volunteering their Sunday in Juneau to assist our regular ramp employees in loading, unloading and general ramp safety. Again, thanks to all of you for your generosity and for making this a special day, not only for those that got to see our glaciers, but for those we will be able to help travel outside the Juneau area for cancer treatment.

Jim and Dot Wilson


...for all the donations.

On behalf of the Juneau Yun Shu Ka Dancers, I would like to thank Sam Kito and Bill Thomas (Kito and Associates); Jerry Mackie (Mackie and Associates), and Tom McGerr (Tlingit and Haida Steel Industries) for donating money to help members of our dance group travel to Lawrence, Kan. to perform for Haskell Indian College's graduation ceremony and Pow Wow May 9 - 12. The funds we received were used towards airline tickets, a van rental, and to help offset the expenses of the traveling members.

I also would like to thank the following people for their generosity in donating Alaska Airlines upgrades which helped us get two more dancers to Kansas:

Rep. Peggy Wilson, Claire Donahue, Rep. Albert Kookesh, Heather Nobrega, Ron Wolfe, Amy Coffman, Maxine Richert, Sealaska, Peter Huberth, Sam Kito Jr. ,Christine Hess, Dale Whitney, Dale Anderson, Dorothy Wilcox, Honey Anderson, Walter Wilcox and Donald Wilcox.

Our dance group was formed in 1986 and we work hard by practicing weekly. We are concentrating our fund-raising efforts now for the 2003 Fourth of July parade in Washington, D.C. Watch for our fund-raising activities throughout the year. Once again, thank you very much for your support!

Nancy C. Barnes

Executive Committee member

Yun Shu Ka Dancers

...for all the help.

AWARE would like to thank the Choice students who recently participated in the National Youth Service Day facilitated by Southeast Alaska Guidance Association. These hardworking students spent two hours sweeping and raking a winter's accumulation of gravel, dirt and rocks off of our steep driveway. They also trimmed shrubbery and picked up litter around our building. Through this spirit of community service, our building and surrounding area has been beautified and is safer for walking.

Thank you to all Choice student participants. We appreciate this thoughtful donation of time and labor. Thank you to SAGA for promoting and facilitating community service to the youth you serve.

Cydney Boyer

AWARE, volunteer coordinator

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