Overwhelming support

Posted: Sunday, June 29, 2003

The Glacier Valley Rotary Club would like to thank the community of Juneau for its overwhelming support of the 12th Annual Pillars of America Freedom Series. This year's series featured speakers Brian Udell, Jerry Traylor and Diana Nyad; all of them gave unforgettable stories of courage, inspiration and perseverance.

Thank you to the sponsors of the speakers: Capital Chevrolet and Elgee, Rehfeld, Mertz & Barrett for presenting Brian Udell; Printing Trade Company for presenting Jerry Traylor; and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage and DIPAC for presenting Diana Nyad. Thank you to AEL&P, Alaska Marine Lines, Alaska Pacific Bank, Bartlett Regional Hospital, Bullwinkle's Pizza, Capital City Weekly, Evergreen Motors, First Bank, Fred Meyer, Juneau Empire, Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club Juneau Rotary Club, Mendenhall Auto Center, Odom Corporation/ Coca-Cola, SERRC and UAS for its donations to purchase tickets for the youth of Juneau to attend the Pillars of America Freedom Series.

We wish to thank the Juneau Empire, Capital City Weekly, GCI Cable TV, KINY/KSUP, KJNO/TAKU, MAGIC/STAR and KATH TV for their continuing advertising support. Special thanks go to Marie Toland of the Juneau Empire and her composing room staff for the print ads, Kendall Merry of GCI Cable TV for the television spots, and Tim Armstrong, Guy James and Mike Lane of KINY/KSUP for the radio spots.

Thank you to the Goldbelt Hotel for the accommodations for our speakers, Holland America for student transportation, Printing Trade Company for all of our printed material, Oliver's Trophies and Engraving for our sponsors' plaques, SAGA for the setup and takedown help, to Ward Air for taking Brian Udell flying over Juneau and to the teachers and administration of the Juneau School District. Thank you.

Max Mertz

Glacier Valley Rotary Club

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