Thank you

Posted: Friday, June 17, 2005

... from the Glory Hole

The Glory Hole would like to thank all the participants who helped make our second annual Empty Bowls dinner last month such a success. Almost 400 people joined together at Centennial Hall on April 23 to share a simple soup and bread dinner, the proceeds of which will help feed hungry people in our community in the months to come.

We thank these potters for the beautiful bowls: Sue Baxter, Betty Bell, Karen Blue, Jean Boch, Joe Buck, Mary Capobianco, Dean Guaneli, Mike Janes, Robin McLean, Tom Meyer, Kim Ney, Lois Nixon, Gretchen Pence, Jane Terry, the Twelker family, Margot Waring, the Wyatt/Voelckers family, Jan Neimeyer and her art class at JDHS, the Anchorage Clay Arts Guild, and especially Professor Jeremy Kane and his ceramics students at the University of Alaska Southeast.

Thanks to these generous local establishments for the many delicious soups and breads: BaCar's, Canton House, Chinook's at the Goldbelt, DocWaters, El Sombrero, Fernando's, Jovany's, Mi Casa, Rainbow Foods, The Back Room at the Silverbow, The Gold Room at The Baranof, The Hot Bite, The Island Pub, The Soup Queen, TK McGuire's, Twisted Fish, UAS Food Services, Uncle Sam's Café in the Federal Building, Vintage Fare, Alaskan & Proud, Costco, Fred Meyer's, Safeway, and Super Bear Supermarket. We also thank Odom Corporation, Juneau Wholesale, and Heritage Coffee for providing drinks, and the many congregants from local churches who baked scrumptious cookies.

Thanks also to Capital Copy, Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, the People to People Ambassador Program, Mary DeSmet and Greg Burger of Full Circle and Tom Locher for sharing their musical talents, the Juneau Community Charter School and Harborview School's Extended Learning Art Program, and to the many volunteers, too numerous to list here, who chipped in to make this Empty Bowls dinner a success. Finally, we thank the Juneau Rotary Club for its second year of sponsorship of Empty Bowls, along with very capably serving soup and assisting patrons with their bowl selections. We hope that this fine partnership will continue in future years.

We are blessed to live in this generous community.

Larry Rorem, board president

The Glory Hole

... to local businesses

Juneauites are very fortunate to have businesses that strongly believe in the ethos of giving back to their local community. Andy Nelson and Emiliano Ruiz, owners of Wee Fishie Shoppe; Ryan Carter, general manager, and Mark Wilke, comptroller, at Capital Chevrolet; and Pat Taylor and Lisa Kramer, owners of Southeast Alaska Animal Medical Center (formerly SEAVC) gave generous financial support to bring animal behaviorist, Sophia Yin, DVM, to town to lecture and teach May 13-17.

Nearly 60 people turned out to partake on her knowledge and time. There appears to be an obvious need among companion animal owners to understand their pet's behavior and how to modify it. We thank these loyal-to-Juneau businesses for making that opportunity available! We hope you will reward their generosity by stopping by their business locations to say hi or thanks and perhaps purchase merchandise and services.

We thank Saint Brendan's Episcopal Church on the Mendenhall Loop Road, which opened its light-filled parish hall and provided tables, chair and projection screen, for use during lecture classes.

Tim McDonnell and Mitch Horton of TEMSCO Helicopters donated a 90-minute "Pilot's Choice" helicopter flight and landing on Mendenhall Glacier, so Ms. Yin could enjoy some of the stunning beauty we take for granted in Juneau.

Katrina Pearson of Hearthside Books, publicly advertised Dr. Yin's free lecture at Nugget Mall's Community Room and ordered 32 copies of "How to Behave, So Your Dog Behaves," to be signed by the author. At least 85 percent of them sold during Dr. Yin's visit.

Our thanks also to Joon Kim, Twin Lakes Café owner, and Bill Adair, Bullwinkle's Pizza Parlor owner, for the luncheon repasts they prepared.

Our many thanks to Dr. Sophia Yin, who took time away from a very busy schedule of work as author; newspaper pet columnist; upper-division instructor and supervisor of students in animal training and behavior research projects at UC-Davis Animal Science Department; and lecturer at veterinary behavior symposia and animal training conferences nationwide.

For those of you who missed her lectures, there is a wealth of free information available at, including articles and movies, geared to specific training issues.

Linda Shipman

Board member of Grateful Dogs of Juneau,

Member of Capital Kennel Club

... to Rob Parsons

Thank you to DIPAC and to Rob Parsons. The PEO Chapter D art sale April 17 at DIPAC was a success.

The beautiful facility at DIPAC and the dedication to community well being from Rob Parsons made the event possible. The new marine tank was a highlight to the Art Sale.

The proceeds from this sale provide scholarship possibilities for educational opportunities for students of all ages in our community.

The support from the community together with PEO Chapter D members and spouses who put in many hours of preparation make it possible for students to further their education and ultimately make a positive difference in our community.

Your support is appreciated. Thank you.


Chapter D

... for supporting trails

Saturday, June 4, was Juneau's annual National Trails Day celebration, which took place this year at Perseverance Trail. Even though we were blessed with the typical rain of Southeast Alaska, approximately 85 people participated in the trail dedication ceremony, guided hikes, or volunteer trail projects that were a part of the celebration. I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to each person that attended this annual event and made it a great success. Special thanks to the Juneau Alpine Club, SAGA, Juneau Youth Service's Miller House, and the numerous individual volunteers for their participation in volunteer trail projects. Volunteers made major progress on the Mount Juneau reroute, removed encroaching brush all along Perseverance trail, and widened the section from the trail head up to Ebner Falls. Bob Grochow and Dale Gosnell from the CBJ Park and Recreation Department, Paul Zahasky and Dan Bussard from Alaska State Parks, Sean Mellon, Joe Parrish, and Angel Drobnica from SAGA, and the Trail Mix board of directors each contributed considerable time and energy to planning and recruiting volunteers to make this a successful event. Your enthusiasm and dedication to the upkeep of Juneau's trails is greatly appreciated. I would also like to thank McDonald's and the Breeze-Inn for their donation of food and beverages and REI for their donation of water bottles. Thank you all for giving so generously of your time and I hope that you each had a memorable experience of National Trails Day, 2005.

Angie Abel, Trail Mix


... to the tram

The Juneau Raptor Center would like to thank the Mount Roberts Tramway for their generous donation on Juneau Appreciation Day. The Mount Roberts Tramway gave the entire ticket sale receipts to the raptor center. It was a big fundraiser for us and we could not have done this without the support of George Reifenstein. The tram staff was very supportive and helpful throughout the event.

We would also like to thank the Juneau Empire for their donation of three days of advertising. The ads were tastefully done and placed in areas of the paper that could easily be seen.

Lastly, the Juneau Raptor Center would like to thank the community of Juneau for riding the Tram on that day and helping to support the work we do for the wild birds of this area.

Janet Capito

Juneau Raptor Center

... from Head Start to the community

After three and a half years of providing Head Start services with the Tlingit and Haida Family Child Care, our program has sadly come to an end. During our years of partnering with family child care providers, we have had the privilege of watching our future leaders grow and learn. We would gratefully like to thank the following: everyone at Central Council Tlingit and Haida Tribes of Alaska, especially Head Start, TANF, REACH's Infant Learning Program, VTRC, Healthy Families, SERRC, JYS, the Association for the Education of Young Children, Mendenhalll River and Harborview Preschools, the Community Garden, CBJ Library storytellers and staff, Our Back Yard, Todd Communications, Noah's Ark, Children First, Starting Small Child Care, Young Explorers, Toddley Winks Child Care, Hundred Acre Woods, Cindy's Day Care, Malena's Day Care, Mireya's Day Care, B & L Day Care, Andrea Whisenant, Penny Bailey, Maria Rogers, Mary Adelmeyer, Faith Rogers, Wilma Davis, Beth Schwartzengraber, Cindy Stevenson, Malena Rojo, Alejandro Soria, Mireya Cordero, Brenda Barnett and Liz LaPierre, Sylvia Kidd, Christa Womack, Krystal Merculief and all of the families and children served in this wonderful program.

It was only with the dedication and support of these entities, that we were able to allow children to grow to their optimal potential.

Melissa Morgan and Krista Bertholl

Head Start family child care educators

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