Thanks to Juneau Convention & Visitors Bureau volunteers

Posted: Sunday, November 01, 2009

Each year, the Juneau Convention & Visitors Bureau volunteers extend a personal welcome to thousands of visitors. The volunteers graciously donate their time and enthusiasm to assisting visitors to the capital city. The JCVB staff and board of directors would like to say a special thank you to these volunteers for their contributions to the Juneau community.

In 2009, from May to September, the following volunteers donated over 5,500 hours of their time and talent at the Juneau Airport, the Auke Bay ferry terminal, Centennial Hall, the Marine Park Kiosk and the Cruise Ship Terminal:

20-plus year volunteers:

Evelyn Beason, Harriett Botelho, Marie Darlin, Peggie Garrison, Joan Harju, Bea Long, Bette Olson, Michelle Storer, Robert Storer, Jan Van Slyke, MaryAnn Welp and Dean Williams.

15-plus year volunteers:

Joy Baker, Sharon Baker, Carol Burrows, Vicki Campbell, Claudette Curtis, Donna Furuness, Jessie Herrold, Beverly Jones, Lynda McCurry, Shirley Nygard, Ed Nygard, Barbara Potter, Mary Sargent, Joyce Sarles, Dee Williams and James Wycoff.

10-plus year volunteers:

Judy Cole, Elizabeth Cole, Cliff Cole, Maureen Eberhardt, Mary Fitterer, Thomas Fitterer, Judy Forrest, Maggie Germain, Shari Grant, Barbara Griffin, O. Richard Kent, Marie Kent, Julie Neyhart, Peter Neyhart, Anne Porter, John Roxburgh, Kris Weiser, Larry Welp, Bette Wilson and Patty Winegar.

5-year volunteers:

Bruce Bennett, Justine Bishop, Barbara Blair, Toy Campbell, Jean Clayton, Bobbi Colbert, Jo-Anne Cottle, Sue Crocker, Ernestine Denny, Sara Dexter, Marcia Donnelly, Debra Dwyer, Lolita Edgar, Wayne Edgar, Nancy Gifford, Patricia Hampton, Doug Hanon, Cheryl Jebe, Frank Jerue, Linda Loos, Paul Loos, Mouse Manowski, Elaine Miller, Olga Mitchell, Kim Mix, Jean Overstreet, Patti Palmer, Judy Powers, Virginia Reed, Keil Rieger, Moretta Rieger, Natalie Sasser, Carol Scafturon, Greg Smith, Joyce Smith, Sam Smith, Alta Van Sickle, Kristina Weiser, Gary Welp, Lynn White, Sandy Williams and Sally Willson.

2-plus year volunteers:

Hetty Barthel, Ruth Blackwell, Weldon Blackwell, Susan Bus, Pete Carlson, Becky Dierking, Denise Dziemian, Valerie Eddy, Carol Edwards, Beverly Gelston, Janet Grange, Stephanie Hoag, Kelly Izell, Daniel Kassner, Wilma Kirkpatrick, Jennifer Knaggs, Nora Laughlin, Cheryl Lewis, Janice McPhetres, Linda Miller, Jennifer Nu, Genia O'Halloran, Cherie Oliver, Mary Lou Peterson, Sukey Pfirman, Peter Serrano, Carola Thompson, George Utermohle, Jackie Wagner, Molly Widman and Sandy Williams.

New volunteers this year:

Candace Curtsinger, Tara Lee Ellis, JoAnne Erskine, Sandy Fiscus, Alma Harris, Don Harris, Mary James, Andrew Johnson, H. Bruce Johnson, Courtney Johnson, Amy Lujan, Stan Lujan, Mac Metcalfe, Barbara Mitchell, Harriet Moore, Louise Mourant, Beverly Ward, Sherri Wes and Lynn Williams.

Thank you JCVB member businesses. Many thanks to the following JCVB members who participated in volunteer trainings, provided numerous familiarization opportunities, and donated generous door prizes:

Above & Beyond Alaska, Ad Lib, Alaska Canopy Adventures, Adventures With Whales-Orca Enterprises, Alaska's Capital Inn Bed & Breakfast, Alaska Magazine/The Mile Post, Alaska Powder Descents, Alaska Travel Adventures, Alaskan Brewing Co., Alaska Galore Tours, Alaska Seafood Co., Alaska Shirt Co., Alaska Zipline Adventures, Alaska State Museum, Annie Kaill's Fine Crafts Gallery, Baranof Wilderness Lodge, The Canvas Community Art Studio & Gallery at REACH, Caribou Crossings, Changing Tides, Chez Alaska Cooking School, Cyber Lounge, Cycle Alaska, Foggy Mountain Shop, Friends of Alaska State Museum Store, Gastineau Guiding, Glacier Bay Lodge & Tours, Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure, Hanger on the Wharf, Hearthside Books, Heritage Coffee Co. & Café, Historic Skagway Inn, Holland America/Princess, The Jade Shop, The Jewel Box, Juneau Artists Gallery, Juneau Arts & Humanities Council, Juneau-Douglas City Museum, Juneau Jeep Adventures, Juneau Steamboat Co., Lost In Alaska Adventures, M&M Tours, Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, McDonald's, Mt. Roberts Tramway, Once In A Blue Moose, Pearson's Pond, Perseverance Theatre, Pie in the Sky, Pioneer Jewelers, Rainforest Yoga, Raven's Journey, Rei Munoz Gallery, Rent-A-Wreck, Shoe Fly & Hudson's, Specs In The City, Spruce Meadow R.V. Park, TEMSCO Helicopters, Tracy's King Crab Shack, Urban Eskimo, Westmark Baranof Hotel, Weather Permitting Alaska and Wings Airways/Taku Lodge.

Thank you, city of Juneau. We appreciate the continued support of our program by the CBJ Department of Docks & Harbors, the Airport Manager's office and the Department of Parks & Recreation.

The participation of our volunteers, member business, and city personnel are instrumental in the success of the JCVB visitor services programs. The bureau could not do it without each of you, and we sincerely thank you for making Juneau's visitors feel welcome.

Juneau Convention & Visitors Bureau

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