... to Allen Marine
On Aug. 11, 16 middle school students from Juneau's sister city, Nishiokoppe, Japan, arrived for a three-day visit. One of the highlights of the visit was a whale-watching trip aboard the M/V St. Maria, donated by Allen Marine.
This was the first time these Nishiokoppe students had traveled outside of Japan. Despite living near the ocean, this was also the first time they were able to view wildlife from a boat. Jim Collins, Lennie Gorsuch, Sharon Kelly and the crew of the St. Maria provided these students with an unforgettable trip. On behalf of these students and the village of Nishiokoppe, we would like to give our sincere thanks to Allen Marine for their generous donation.
... to basketball trip sponsors
I would like to publicly thank the businesses, individuals and organizations that helped make my July basketball trip with Team Alaska happen. This trip was such a rewarding experience for me. We played 36 games in 24 days in five different states - Oregon, Washington, Tennessee, California and Arizona. We also managed to tour some colleges and take in some educational experiences like the Civil Rights Museum and Graceland in Memphis. The tournaments were all NCAA sanctioned with women's college basketball coaches from all over the United States watching. Thanks to the following:
Craig Rhea, Maureen Rhea, Alaska Striping & Painting Inc., R & M Engineering Inc., Family Practice Physicians Inc., Murray & Associates, P.C. Consulting Engineers, Princess Cruises, AAA Moving and Storage, Kennecott Greens Creek Mining Company, Rena Balzer, Rebounders Club, Gary Moeller DDS, Taku Glacier Lodge, John and Peggy Ann McConnochie.
Your names were proudly worn on the back of the teams warm up jerseys and sweatshirts. Thank you all.
... to Girl Scout volunteers
Tongass Alaska Girl Scout Council just finished Day Camp, Girls Are Great!, program that served a record number of girls and many thanks are in order.
Thanks to the CBJ Youth Activities Grant, the citizens of CBJ made camp possible through sales tax revenues.
Volunteers with direct service as well as behind-the-scenes include: Camp director Kimberly Vaughan, Andy Peterson, Karen Peeples, Melissa Brockman, Ursula Jones, Susan Krogstead, Jetta Whittiker, Charlene Steinman, Brianne Gates, Olga Lopez, Lisa McCormick, Michelle Glasheen, Kris Coffee, Rosemary Williams, Juanita Reeses, Jerry Landry, Judy McAllister, Tammy Nicks, Cherry Eklund and Diana Roberts-Khan.
Thanks for transportation goes to Holland-America Grayline and ABG. Thanks to our Fish and Game friends, Karla and Kristine.
We thank the Methodist Camp for the loan of archery targets and the Raptor Center for an educational and entertaining program.
Finally, a special thank you needs to go to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for the use of the fabulous facility. We could not have done it without your help.
Because of all the generous involvement day camp ran smoothly and made lasting memories for Juneau Girl Scouts.
Director of program and membership
Tongass Alaska Girl Scout Council
... to multicultural groups
We thank the following multicultural groups and persons for welcoming the Juneau-Douglas High School students and staff with greetings and fresh fruit on the first day of school: Dr. Miranda Yang Coti and Xinxian Zhang, Chinese; Marilou, Marilla and Larry Blatnick and Benny and Ampy Cruz, Filipino-American; Maria de Jesu Rosals, Mexican; Eunice Akagi, Central Council Tlingit Haida Caregivers; Nick Coti, Italian; Connie Lozon, French; and the students and staff who came to our welcome tables.
ANS Camp 2