Thank you

Posted: Wednesday, May 26, 2004

... from the Glory Hole

On behalf of the board of directors of The Glory Hole, I would like to thank all the participants who helped make our Empty Bowls dinner on April 24 an incredible success.

For the many tables laden with more than 500 beautiful handcrafted pottery bowls, we thank the pottery community of Juneau: Amy Soden, Dean Guaneli, Kathleen Wiest and her art students at D'zantik'i Heeni, Linda Vallie and her 8th grade first semester art students at Floyd Dryden, Gretchen Pence Matt Dusenberry's Montessori class at Harborview Elementary, Jane Terry, Jean Boch, Jim Bowman, Kim Ney, Betty Bell, Lisa Blacher, Lois Nixon, Lorraine Cordova, Margot Waring, Marianne Manning and her art class at Juneau-Douglas High School, Mary Pat Wyatt, Michele Palmer, Nancy Collinsworth, Lucy Potter and Jennifer Challen's 5th-grade students at Auke Bay Elementary School, Robin McLean, Ruthann Bowman, Sandy Mander, Sarah Chatfield, Shepherd of the Valley youth group, St. Paul's fourth grade Sunday school class, Sue Deems, the Twelker family and friends, James, Matt, Paul Voelckers, students of Paul Voelckers, Lisa Blacher and Fumi Matsumoto of the UAS Art Department, Tom Meyer, Sarah Satre's 3rd- and 4th- grade students at Auke Bay Elementary School, Juneau Ceramic Arts, and many anonymous donors of bowls. Without these generous artists, Empty Bowls simply could not take place.

For the amazing variety of delicious soups and breads contributed, we thank these generous local establishments: Rainbow Foods, The Silverbow, Chinook's at the Goldbelt, The Fiddlehead, BaCar's, Fernando's, The Gold Room at The Baranof, Douglas Café, Chan's Thai Kitchen, El Sombrero, Hangar on the Wharf, UAS Cafeteria, Jovany's, Seong's Sushi Bar, The Hot Bite, Mi Casa, Federal Building Cafeteria, Juneau Friends Society, Alaskan & Proud, Safeway, Superbear, and Costco. We are also grateful to Odom Corporation, Juneau Wholesale, and Heritage Coffee for providing drinks, and to Southeast Waffle Company and volunteer Jackie Smail, who baked for two weeks to fill our platters with a wide assortment of scrumptious cookies.

We thank Jesse Williams, Martha and Jim Stey, and Guo Hua Xia and the Aurora Strings for contributing their fine musical talents, Conrad Muller, Jake Reed, Marcy Driver and Peter Cross for their hard work, UAS and Rainbow Foods for contributing disposable bowls and utensils, the Juneau Community Charter School for decorations, Capital Copy for its incredible generosity, and volunteers too numerous to list here, who assisted with Empty Bowls. We also thank the incredible Del Cummings, catering manager of The Silverbow, for agreeing to take this project on at the eleventh hour, which allowed us not to cancel the event. Finally, we thank the Juneau Rotary Club for sponsorship of Empty Bowls. We hope that this fine partnership will continue in future years.

All proceeds from Empty Bowls will go toward keeping The Glory Hole, Juneau's only emergency homeless shelter and soup kitchen, open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We are blessed to live in this generous community.

Larry Rorem

Board President

... for supporting Filipino Culture Night

On April 9, Auke Bay School held a Filipino Culture Night. The event was the first of its kind at Auke Bay School and was attended by many students and their families. It was particularly exciting because our 5th-graders were working on a Filipino play at the time. Seeing the dances performed by people raised in the Filipino culture, as well as receiving help on our students' dances, was both helpful and inspirational. The following people graciously provided food: Benny Cruz, Ampy Cruz, Lory Subeldia, Josephine Minsch, P.J. Minsch. Also, Morris Carrillo, Cecile Saceda and Debby (Yadao) Tomaro provided some of the food and loaned us costumes.

It's events like this that will stay with our community long after our children have graduated out of elementary school. We are grateful and thankful to the Filipino-American community for recognizing the value in sharing their culture with our students. Their efforts greatly enriched our study of the Philippines.

Ann Boochever

music teacher

Auke Bay School

... from Discovery SE

Discovery Southeast thanks all who supported hands-on nature education for Southeast Alaskans by attending our 15th Annual Dinner and Auction, and by donating time, resources, and services:

Acupressure Institute of Alaska; Air Excursions; AJ Mine/Gastineau Mill Enterprises; Alaska Fly 'n' Fish Charters; Alaska Laundry; Alaska Marine Highway System; Alaska Natural History Association; Alaska Nature Tours; Jim Alter; Dianne Anderson/Juneau Artists Gallery; Bob Armstrong; Mary Bardone and Bill Platte; Sue Baxter and David Sturdevant; Auke Bay Landing Craft Services; Bear Creek Outfitters; Leslie Bennett; Rob, Koren and Joey Bosworth; Judy Brakel and Greg Streveler; Rebecca Braun; Gus Browning; Odin Brudie and Frankie Pillifant; Captain's Choice Motel; Butch Carber; Jan Carlile; Richard Carstensen; Cha's Gallery; Chilkat Cruises; Chilkat Guides, Ltd.; Coca Cola Bottling Company of Juneau; Annette Coggins; Sara Cohen; Stuart Cohen; Corrine Conlon; Cathy Connor; Cheryl Cook; Costco Wholesale; Pat Costello/; Deborah Craig; Jai Crapella; Cross Sound Express/MV Taz; Rich Culver; Dejon Delights; Julie DeLong; Nancy Douglas; Driftwood Lodge; Endurance Outdoors; Faulkner Banfield, PC; Fjord Air Flying Service; Laura Flynn; Foggy Mountain Shop; Fred Meyer; Friends of Admiralty Island; Gerard Garland and Marion Kinter; Gastineau Guiding/Mount Roberts Nature Center; Gastineau Human Services; GCI Cable Scanner; Nicki Germain; Joe Giefer; Ben Grammel; Gustavus Inn; Dave Haas and Mary Ellen Arvold; Hangar at the Wharf; Pat Harris; Karla Hart; Mary Hausler; Hearthside Books; Lia Heifetz; Heritage Coffee; Fred Hiltner; Stephanie Hoag; Kathy Hocker; Ray Imel; Kurt Iverson; Paula Johnson; JRC-The Alaska Club; Juneau Alaskan & Proud Supermarket; The Juneau Empire; Mark Kelley Photography; KINY/Chris Burns; Klondike Restaurant; Kodiak Coat Company; KTOO/Susan Fitzgerald; Eric Kueffner; Lady Jane Mulready; Marie Larsen and Larry Holland; Marcy and Geoff Larson; Nancy Long; Aric Ludwig; Jon Lyman; Ariel Lyon; Alex Majewsky; Gary Miller; Raandi Miller; Scott Miller and Anne Boochever; Tracey Miller; Dick Monkman and Tina Kobayashi; Mountain Market; Mount Roberts Stewardship Program; Martha Murray; Association for the Education of Young Children/Southeast Alaska; NorthStar Trekking; The Observatory; The Orion Society; Zac Pease; Perseverance Theatre; Petersburg Bunk & Breakfast; Susan Phillips; Poseidon Boardsports; Beth Potter; Princess Tours; Rainbow Foods; Rainy Day Books; Ami Reifenstein; Road & Mountain Gear; Mikela and Marnita Rodriguez; Andy and Kristen Romanoff; Deborah Rudis; Frank Rue; Safeway; Aaron St. Clair; Joyce Sarles; Bob, Elaine, Eve and Nathan Schroeder; Seventh Heaven Day Spa; Jenifer Shapland; Barbara Sheinberg; Tim Shields; Jeff and Susan Sloss; Sockeye Cycle; Wm. Spear Design; Jane Spicciani; Mike, Rose and Max Stanley; Super Bear Supermarket; Taku Fisheries/Smokeries; Taku Graphics; The Shellfish Market; Thunder Mountain Sports Camps; Jon and Debbie Tillinghast; Kim Titus; Tongass Maritime LLC/"Tongacell"; Fran Ulmer; U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service; Shayla Roddy Walker; Sandy Warner; Whale Watch Lodge & Charters; Alex Wertheimer; Whale Watch Lodge & Charters; Vickie Williams; Wings of Alaska; Sandy Woods

Larry West

Discovery Southeast

... to Gold Belt Inc. for helping Raptor Center

On Saturday, May 15, the Juneau Raptor Center hosted the Juneau appreciation day at the Mount Roberts Tram. The day was perfect and the price was right and we had a wonderful turnout. But none of this would have happened if it were not for the generosity of Gold Belt Inc., owners of the tram. Gold Belt donated the entire day's receipts to the Juneau Raptor Center, as they did last year.

JRC built a mew (cage) at the tram terminal on the mountain to display a non-flighted eagle for educational purposes. This would not have been possible if it were not for the help of Gold Belt.

The Juneau Raptor Center board of directors wishes to thank Gold Belt for its generosity and cooperation in helping us to educate as many visitors as possible. We would also like to thank George, Jim, Joe and all of the other folks who actually operate the Mount Roberts Tram for their help and expertise. Without all of this we would be unable to show a live eagle to the thousands of people that come up to visit Mount Roberts. Thank you again.

The Juneau Raptor Center Board of Directors

Janet Capito, president

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