Thank you

Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2001

...for education support

Touching the coarse ice at the toe of the glacier; listening for the "look at me, look at me" call of a ruby-crowned kinglet; coming face-to-face with a dragonfly nymph. These are learning adventures remembered for a lifetime by youth, teachers and adults participating in Discovery Southeast's nature education program.

Discovery Southeast encourages youth, teachers and adults in direct hands-on learning from nature. We wish to thank the many businesses who, through their support, enable us to provide "home-grown" nature discovery and outdoor science programs in Juneau and other Southeast Alaska communities.

Nature Studies provides experiential science to thousands of elementary students and is generously supported by the PTAs and parent groups at all Juneau elementary schools, and by major contributions by Alaska Discovery, Juneau Emergency Medical Associates, Gastineau Guiding and Royal Caribbean International-Celebrity Cruises.

Middle school students from Dzantik'i Heeni are monitoring water quality and working to revive stream habitat in Vanderbilt Creek as part of our Creek Stewards Project. Thanks to Coeur Alaska and Alaska Discovery for their energetic support.

Contributions from the following sponsoring businesses and organizations enable us to initiate new programs and strengthen existing ones. We are grateful to: SEADOGS, Tesoro Alaska Co., Mark Kelley Books and Calendars, Wm. Spear Design, Kennecott Greens Creek Mining Co., National Bank of Alaska, Juneau Lions Club, Rainbow Foods, Key Bank, Foggy Mountain Shop and Wings of Alaska.

Our business members provide an essential foundation for nature education for youth in Juneau. We thank the Admiralty Island Wilderness Homestead, Gustavus Inn, McDowell Group, Nugget Alaskan Outfitter, Shattuck and Grummett, River House Bed and Breakfast, Bear Creek Outfitters, Alaska Fly n' Fish Charters, Tlingit Haida Central Council, Wee Fishie Shoppe, Wostmann and Associates, Northern Keta, DIPAC, PEO Sisterhood, Laura Lucas Designs, and Simpson, Tillinghast, Sorensen and Longenbaugh, P.C.

And, of course, we couldn't do what we do without the ongoing commitment of time and money from our individual members. Many thanks to all.

The board and staff of Discovery Southeast

...for Girl Scout help

The concept and planning has been in the works for over a year and was truly a community event. It was funded through the Juneau Youth Activity Grant and Girl Scouts. It was made possible through the generosity of Auk Nu Tours, Wings of Alaska, providing affordable transportation for Girl Scouts; Morgan and Ben DeVore of the Fairweather Golf Course donating clubs, bags and green fees; and golf pros Suzie Cary and Gary Murdock donating time and expertise throughout the week.

Gustavus' school principal, Ruth Ryan, offered the school as a place for the Girl Scouts to sleep and cook, and transportation in Gustavus was provided by Bryan Waverly, Mary Hervin of the Glacier Bear Country Inn and Sally McLaughlin.

Thanks to all who made a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the CBJ Girl Scouts.

Tongass Alaska Girl Scout Council

...from youth football

On behalf of the Juneau Youth Football League, I would like to thank Kirby Day and Princess Cruises for their generous donation of a shipboard luncheon.

On June 14, over 100 football supporters enjoyed a tour of the Sun Princess and then a five-course lunch. I overheard many compliments about the ship's accommodations, the elegant dining and the gracious service provided by the Sun Princess's staff. Everyone had a wonderful afternoon.

The league used the event as a fund-raiser and was able to raise several thousand dollars for equipment and travel. We are very grateful to Kirby and Princess Cruises for supporting Juneau's youth.

Steve White, president

...from Hagerup family

The family of Carl Hagerup wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to his many relatives, friends and neighbors for their loving expressions of kindness during these last months.

Also, we remember with gratitude the care given of Hospice and Home Care of Juneau

Agnes, Ron, Marjorie Hagerup and Karen Haines

...for camp help

Having just finished Girl Scout resident camp, Camp Feather Winds, we thank the many people who worked so hard to serve girls from Wrangell, Juneau, Douglas, Petersburg, Angoon, Gustavus and even a Girl Scout troop from Tennessee.

Behind the scenes and on the scene people included volunteers Andy Peterson, Maggie Stumme, Marianne Kondro, Ursula Jones, Debbie Lumba, Curtis Jorgenson, Nicole and Lewis Wery-Tagaban, Carolyn "Stretch" Beck, Mary Kinsey, Lynn Logan, Marvin Newton from Coca-Cola, Sue Hargis and Mike Workman from the Coast Guard, our VISTA's Tammy Howard, Audra Green, Mandy O'Neil and JV Leslie Kupper.

We appreciate the use of the van from Aldersgate Church, the fishing poles from the Fish and Game Department and the printing work from Charlie Jones at Printing Trade.

As always, it was great to work with Lane Stumme from Boy Scouts and use their wonderful site.

A huge round of thanks and applause for the generosity of Jim Wilson and his great crew from Coastal and all the good folds at Wings. We could not have done it with out you.

Thanks to all of you for a job well done.

Tongass Alaska Girl Scout Council



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