Thank you

Posted: Friday, September 30, 2005

... 'Funk'y teacher

The Glacier Valley Elementary Team would like to thank Pat Funk. Mrs. Funk has retired from the district after three decades of service. Thanks to Pat for her commitment to Juneau's children. We love you. We know that sweet Roy is proud of you, Trish.

Glacier Valley Elementary Team

... for support

A special thank you to Grandma's Inc., Alaska Native Brotherhood Camp #2, Alaska Native Brotherhood Grand Camp #70 and to our friends.

Thanks for all the prayers and donations at this time of loss of a loved one. So many friends and family gave us their support and prayers.

We appreciate all the help and contributions to our family. God bless you and thanks very much.

John and Mary Williams

... to Katrina Samaritans

Sean Damron and Sean Janes, both Juneau residents with many different skills in survival and rescue, are both headed for the disaster areas as I write this letter.

It gives me great pride to say that both these gentlemen are my friends, but it should give all Juneau residents pride because as far away as we are from the disaster of Katrina, and with all the monetary donations our town has made, these two brave souls are off to do more than I could do.

As I sit here wishing I was on the plane with them, I can't help but get weepy at the humanity these two people possess. In the midst of blaming governments and officials, these two men took things into their own hands and decided they could make a difference.

My hat is off to both of them.

Alex Romero


... for supporting volunteers

The Juneau Convention & Visitors Bureau wishes to thank all those who contributed to our annual Volunteer Recognition reception. The September 11 event honored 170 local residents who assisted Juneau visitors throughout the summer at six information sites. These tremendous volunteers donate more than 6,000 hours of volunteer time each year.

Holland America Cruise Lines hosted this elegant reception aboard the Statendam, offering a warm and friendly atmosphere enjoyed by all.

Many thanks to the following JCVB members who provided special gifts for our volunteers and an array of door prizes: McDonald's; Cha for the Finest; Juneau's Imagination Station; Juneau-Douglas City Museum; Alaskan Brewing Company; Mt. Roberts Tramway; Doc Water's Pub; Foxfire; Era Helicopters; Wings Airways/Taku Glacier Lodge; The Prospector Hotel; The Amazing Bookstore; Alaska State Museum; Taku Smokeries; Heritage Coffee Company; Coastal Helicopters, Inc.; Creativation Event Planning; The Jade Shop; Four Seasons Tours; GCI; Gold Mine Gifts; The Island Pub; JRC-The Alaska Club; Celebrity Jewelers and Gifts; KTOO; Goldbelt; Juneau Flyfishing Goods; Cycle Alaska; Princess Cruises and Tours; Perseverance Theatre; Rodfather's Broiler; Pearson's Pond Luxury Inn and Adventure Spa; and a special anonymous donor.

We also wish to thank JCVB members who supported our volunteer program through participation in the Tour Product Training, downtown walkabout, the Juneau Travel Fair, numerous familiarization opportunities and site visits. Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure provided a perfect venue for our mid-summer potluck. Additionally, our gratitude extends to the CBJ Port Office, airport manager's office, and Parks and Recreation for continued support of our volunteers.

The Juneau Convention & Visitors Bureau is proud of Juneau's long tradition of hospitality. Thank you all.

Eileen M. Begenyi

Juneau Convention & Visitors Bureau

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