Neighbors Briefs

Posted: Wednesday, October 03, 2001

Junior Achievement seeks volunteers

Across Alaska kids of all ages have headed back to school. At the same time, many business people are preparing to do the same, as Junior Achievement volunteers. Each year, many business professionals, parents, retirees and college students go into your local schools to teach JA classes. These volunteers use their personal experiences and JA's curricula to teach students different aspects of economics including how a community works, how to manage personal finances or even how to run a business. JA volunteers serve to teach young people about business, economics and the free enterprise system. For example, third grade students learn how to plan a city as part of Junior Achievement's "Our City" program, and high school students learn basic concepts of managing a business through Junior Achievement's "Company Program."

"Without the consistent dedication and excellence of our volunteers, JA programs would not have the same positive impact on our community that it has for so many years," said Debbie Blank, Alaska JA president.

Junior Achievement of Juneau is currently seeking volunteers for this year's programs. JA offers programs from kindergarten through 12th grade and orients volunteers on how to use the program materials and work with students. Those interested in volunteering for JA of Juneau should call Sherry Dugan at 1-800-770-1312.

Museum volunteers

Juneau-Douglas City Museum volunteers donate hundreds of hours each year as reception volunteers, office helpers, researchers, computer assistants, volunteer coordinators, educational volunteers and committee members. Thank you Eunice Akagi, Catherine Alter, Ida Barnack, Don Barnes, Dorothy Beasley, Dan Beason, Harriet Botelho, Toni Brock, Amber Ceffalio, Natasha Cochrane, Rachel Cohen, Kathryn Cohen, Judy Cole, Cristine Crooks, Marie Darlin, Peggy Garrsion, Jamila Glauber, Chris Gresophie USC, Joan Harju, Alma Harris, Betty Harris, Mary-Claire Harris, Frankie Howard, Willette Janes, Linda Johnson, Dick Kent, Marie Kent, Janet Kroum, Mary Lewis, Cheryl Loudermilk, Susan Marvin, Ruth McMurray, Mary Lou Meiners, Travis Miller, Connie Munro, Marie Olson, Jean Overstreet, Mary Ann Parke, Elaine Powell, Sheila Powers, Bob Rose, Mary Sargent, Katherine Shaw, Sean Strauss, Nora Ann Toner, Corey Wall, Emily Wall, Robin Walz, Roger Wetherell USC and Stephanie Zamora.

Lodge dog company

Rio, the official lodge dog at the University of Southeast Alaska, may soon have other animals involved in his campus romps.

Although Rio is the only dog allowed to reside in university housing, other pets may visit the campus. Their activities are limited by the new pet policy recently approved by the Chancellor's Executive Cabinet requiring that pets on campus be on leash at all times.

In addition, pets of students who are Juneau residents or faculty pets that visit may not be tethered to structures or taken inside buildings except when they are trained aide dogs in the control of disabled individuals.

Anyone who escorts a pet on campus must comply with borough requirements for sanitary disposal of waste. Pets in violation may be impounded or reported to local enforcement agencies.

Americorps seeks volunteers

Americorps is currently looking for community-minded individuals who are interested in helping adults meet their basic educational needs in a wide array of subjects. Applicants should call SERRC at 586-5718.

Downtown flags taking the winter off

On Saturday, Sept. 29, at 6 a.m., volunteers with the Friends of the Flags started taking down the 50 state flags that have been flying all summer along Egan Drive.

Tyler Rentals donated the use of a lifter for the project.

The flags are raised and maintained by Friends of the Flags, a Juneau non-profit group formed in 1978. The flags must be replaced every year due to wear and tear, so donations to the group are welcome. Contact Friends of the Flags, Box 32201, Juneau, AK, 99801, for more information.

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