Neighbors Digest

Posted: Friday, November 12, 2004

Compton named Girl Scout chief executive

The board of directors of the Tongass Alaska Girl Scout Council named Fran Compton as the council's chief executive officer, beginning Nov. 1.

After a career in management with IBM Corp., Compton made a career transition and worked for the youth leadership program Anytown. She volunteered for the Girl Scout council in Phoenix, Ariz., and then became program and camp director with the Cactus-Pine Girl Scout Council. She is a graduate of Juneau-Douglas High School and received her bachelor's degree in recreation management cum laude from Arizona State University.

"I am thrilled to be back in Juneau and working as CEO of this council," she said.

For more information about TAGSC or to become a Girl Scout, a volunteer or a donor, call 586-1710 or (800) 478-8247.

SAIL, ORCA gear up for Autumn Auction

Southeast Alaska Independent Living and its program Outdoor Recreation and Community Access are gearing up for the annual Autumn Auction on Saturday, Nov. 20, at the Baranof Hotel.

The event begins with a silent auction at 6 p.m., followed by a live auction at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door. All proceeds go directly to providing quality services for Southeast Alaskans with disabilities. Call 586-4920 for more information or advance tickets.

Alaska One calls for art for poster contest

Each year the Alaska One Public Television Network calls for art for its annual poster design contest.

The statewide competition includes the following eligibility requirements:

• Entrants must reside in Alaska.

• Each artist may submit up to three slides.

• Entries must be personally submitted by the artist.

• Work which has been previously shown is acceptable.

• All artwork must have been completed in the last five years.

Deadline for submissions is Jan. 7, 2005.

The slides will be judged by a selection committee who will then select finalists. Top finalists will be contacted and asked to submit original work for the final selection process. The chosen work will be professionally photographed and about 6,000 posters will be printed to publicize the artist's work. The poster will be introduced in the statewide spring 2005 Public Broadcasting campaign on Alaska One Public Television. Further promotion includes airing the artist's biography on Alaska One Public Television and inviting the artist to participate in a poster signing event held for Alaska One major donors. To have slides returned, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Please submit entries, art title, dimensions, contact information and a written description (up to 200 words) about what inspires you to: Ann Dowdy, marketing and community relations manager, Alaska One Call for Art 2005, University of Alaska Fairbanks, P.O. Box 755620, Fairbanks, AK 99775-5620.

Serving Interior Alaska for over 40 years, KUAC 89.9 FM/Alaska One TV 9/KUAC DT 24, public radio and public television is a multimedia organization with a mission to provide quality noncommercial programming and services that enlighten, inspire, educate and entertain. KUAC is licensed to the University of Alaska.

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