Neighbors Digest

Posted: Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Juneau Community Foundation brown-bag lunch meeting

The Juneau Community Foundation, a nonprofit public charity created to promote philanthropy in our community, will host a brown bag lunch meeting at noon on Nov. 15, in the third floor conference room of the Juneau Empire building. The aim of the meeting is to provide information to the public about the foundation and its roles in the community.

The foundation will give a presentation to tax attorneys, estate planners and investment experts at the Estate Planning Council meeting at 5 p.m., Nov. 15, at the Prospector Hotel.

For more information, the new Web site can be viewed at, or contact the foundation at 463-3223.

AWARE seeks nomination for women of distinction award

AWARE Inc., Aiding Women in Abuse and Rape Emergencies, is seeking nominations for their annual women of distinction award.

Nomination forms may be picked up at AWARE, and must be submitted by Oct. 31.

Friends, families and community members will gather to honor the four local sheroes at a gala dinner March 11, 2006, at Centennial Hall.

For more information, contact Laurel at 586-6623.

Pressure-canner gauge testing

The University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension Service is providing free pressure- canner gauge testing from 8 to 11 a.m., Oct. 22, at the Senior Health Fair at the Bridge Adult Day Care Center.

For more information, call 465-8756.

Lions Club barbecue and auction

The Mendenhall Flying Lions Club's tenth annual barbecue and auction will be noon, Nov. 5, at G.W. Teal in the Mendenhall Mall.

All proceeds will benefit the Juneau chapter of the American Diabetes Association.

Auction donations are being accepted. For more information, contact Lion Robert Hungerford at 789-2014 or Lion Neil Atkinson at 789-9179.

93rd ANS Annual Convention

The 93rd ANS Annual Convention was Oct. 4 to 9, in Juneau. The hosts were the Juneau Camp #2 and Glacier Valley Camp #70 of the Alaska Native Brotherhood/Alaska Native Sisterhood. The theme for this convention was, "Teaching respect to our youth through our families." The following officers were elected to serve the 2005-06 one-year term: Bradley J Fluetsch, CFA as ANB grand president, Juneau; Raymond Sensmeier as ANB grand first vice president, Yakutat; Pete Martin Jr. as ANB grand second vice president, Kake; Nathalie Williams as ANB grand secretary, Juneau; Richard Rinehart as ANB grand treasurer, Juneau; Mitchell Paul as ANB grand sergeant at arms, Kake; Cecelia Tavoliero as ANS grand president, Anchorage; Libby Watanabe as ANS grand first vice president, Sitka; Carrie James as ANS grand second vice president, Ketchikan; Eleanore Jackson as ANS grand secretary, Kake; Marietta Hopkins as ANS grand treasurer, Juneau; and Dana Ruaro as ANS grand sergeant at arms, Juneau.

Grand camp would like to thank the following individuals for their service as Grand Camp officers: ANB Grand President Dewey Skan, Klawock; ANB Grand First Vice President Calvin Wilson Jr., Kake; ANS Grand President Johanna Dybdahl, Hoonah; ANS Grand Second Vice President Della Cheney, Juneau; and ANS Grand Secretary Sonya Smith, Hoonah

As former grand presidents, Dewey Skan and Johanna Dybdahl will now serve as a life member of the executive committee. Thank you to each of you for all your hard work and commitment.

The ANB/ANS 94th Grand Convention will meet Oct. 3 through 7 in Hoonah, during the week of Oct. 3 through 7, 2006.

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