Upcoming GVR Events!
Foundation Dinner Nov 01, 2014
BaconFest Feb 07, 2015
Pillars of America Speaker Series Apr 15, 2015
Pillars of America Speaker Series Apr 22, 2015
Pillars of America Speaker Series Apr 29, 2015
Directors
President Charity MacKinnon
President Elect Charlie Williams
Past President Bill Peters
Secretary Michelle Strickler
Treasurer Sheri Vidic
Vice President Karen Brewer Tarver
Club Administration Colleen Sullivan
Club Service Beth Weldon
Rotary Foundation Bill Peters
Youth Service Karen Wright
Membership Charlie Williams
Board Member At Large Eric Forst
Board Member At Large Kenny Solomon
Programs Tim McLeod
Sgt. at Arms John DeCherney
Sgt. at Arms Kristi Sell
Youth Exchange Dan Dawson
Club Public Relations Mandy Massey
Website Administrator Chris Letterman
Club Photographer Tim McLeod
New Member Orientation George Elgee
Programs Daniel Holt
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Posted by Helen Hesson

A potluck style Fireside will be hosted by Erin Hester this coming Friday from 6-8pm at 9589 Whitewater Court. 

Theme for this upcoming fireside will be World Polio Day. 

Please look for a sign up sheet for the Fireside and a few of "End Polio Now" sweatshirts to invest in during this Wednesday's lunch. 

 

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Posted by Bill Peters

Work was completed for the new Duck Feeding Station on Sunday, 10/19.  Big Thanks to CBJ for dropping the material and to Jeff Grant for providing us a compactor.  And thanks to Charlie, Max, Neil and Bill for the muscle power! Stay tuned for the next phase of work which will include the installation of a new covered shelter near the playground area and a new playground component.  If you have questions about future plans or are interested in helping, contact Bill or Charlie.Image

Posted by Helen Hesson

Foundation Dinner will be at the Red Dog Saloon.  It's a western theme, and if you need a little help with that ask about the Goody Bag!  Tickets are $50 each.  Please see the attached sign up which will be passed around at the next three lunches (you can also email me and I'll sign you up!).

Prime Rib Dinner with all the trimmings... and don't forget there will be some awesome Silent Auction items for you to bid on.  Winning bids will be donated to Foundation in your name and credited towards your next Paul Harris Fellow - not sure what that means, ask me and I'll let you know.

Goody Bags ... for those of us that may need a little help with the Western Theme, we have a limited supply of items for you (and your guest).  Bags include a bandana, cowboy hat, sheriff badge and some bags include a gift certificate to a local eatery or the movie theater... we want to be sure you get the bang for your buck!  Goody Bags are $20 each.

We'll be talking more about Foundation in the coming weeks - so stay tuned for future updates - including the Foundation Match - where the club will match you dollar for dollar on your donation to Foundation.  If you are close to achieving your next Paul Harris Fellow, this is a great way to help you achieve it.

Posted by Helen Hesson

 September 7th marked my first month in Thailand and I have already had so many unforgettable experiences. This month I went to Chiang Mai, the largest city in Northern Thailand and instantly fell in love. Chiang Mai is filled with tourists and "ex-patriots" but has still manage to keep intact the unique Thai culture. While in Chiang Mai I visited its Walking Street. In Thailand, Walking Street is a huge market filled with merchants selling items and often includes entertainment such as musicians. My town has one but Chiang Mai's Walking Street is ten times bigger and even more cheap! I spent a $1,000 Baht at the Walking Street which is only roughly $30. I was only able to spend two days there but hope to go again soon. 

 School has been going great here. My popularity hasn't died down yet and I'm still asked to have my picture taken. I am taking  traditional Thai dance and at the end of every class the Thai students show me a modern dance popular in Thailand. My host rotary club is strict but loving and has set up activities for all the exchange students. Two weeks ago we went rafting which was definitely scarier than I expected and has encouraged me to strengthen my swimming skills. On Mondays and Tuesdays I learn how to give Thai massages and Wednesday, Thursday, Friday I go to Thai boxing. 

Thank you for this wonderful opportunity and hope all is well!

-Freddie 

Posted by Helen Hesson

Sunday, October 5 the three Juneau Rotary club’s are having an international potluck dinner from 6-8 p.m at the JACC (350 Whittier St #101).  All 3 clubs’ help with decorations/set-up from 5-6 p.m., and clean-up from 8-9 p.m.  The potluck is open to all Rotarian and any community members who want to learn more about the Rotary youth exchange program.  A short informational presentation will be done after the meal.

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Posted by Helen Hesson

GVR lunched in style on the Solstice last Thursday, September 18. 

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Eric Forst  made the most of his visit and relaxed on the heated lounge chairs in the spa area. 


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Posted by Charity MacKinnon

Wednesday , September 24, 1964 was the formal charter ceremony for our club, and the beginning of Juneau Glacier Valley Rotary!  50 years of service to Juneau, and counting!  We'll start off the celebratory year with BIRTHDAY cake at Wednesday's lunch, and a bit of trivia as well.......better get on the net fast and brush up on your history! Happy Anniversary!

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Posted by Helen Hesson

GVR President, Charity MacKinnon, says a few words during a ceremony organized by Glacier Valley Rotary Club on the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the WorldImage Trade Center. 

Posted by Helen Hesson

GVR's Foreign Exchange Student, Pablo, visits with host Dad, Jason Tarver, at Juneau Mercantile & Armory last weekend! He also attended Fall Orientation in Anchorage this weekend.

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Posted by Elena Hesson

Hello Glacier Valley Rotary Club,

I have been in Thailand for about two weeks and I have already have had an experience of a lifetime. I have visited Bangkok, ridden a tuk- tuk (motorcycle), seen the most beautiful Buddha statue in Thailand, and have visited an amazing national park.
Last week I started high school and received the most wonderful welcome. The principal gave me a bouquet of flowers and I was able to introduce myself to the entire school. All the students are extremely nice and always ask to take pictures with me! Some of the classes I am taking here are Thai dancing, thai cooking, Chinese, and Thai language. I just wanted to thank you again for giving me this amazing opportunity.

From Fundee (my Thai name which means "sweet dreams")

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Posted by Elena Hesson

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge held to honor Downtown Juneau Rotarian Lloyd Johnson who passed away from this disease last week. The event intended to not only honor Loyd, but to raise money to help with the effort to find a cure for this terrible disease. GVR's Colleen Sullivan and Sharon Burns took the plunge!

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Posted by Elena Hesson

GVR presents AML's Kevin Anderson out of Seattle Headquarters with the Pillars Sponsor Plaque on Thursday at AML's customer appreciation BBQ!  AML is a longtime supporter of Pillars and Kevin was very appreciative of the plaque. 

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Posted by Charlie Williams

Pablo, exchange student from Bolivia, arrived on Saturday the 16th.

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 Pablo's first Host family will be Karen and Jason Tarver. 

Posted by Charity MacKinnon

The Duck Derby was a HUGE success, resulting in 6 LUCKY WINNERS!:

1st place: Kercia Schroeder - 2 round trip tickets from ALASKA AIRLINES and $2500 CASH

2nd place: Deborah Morse - $2500 CASH

3rd place: Kathy Smikrud - $2000 CASH

4th place: Sion Colmus - $1500 CASH

5th place - Don Meyer - $1000 CASH

6th place - Rich Berg and Jennifer Nebert

CONGRATULATIONS!! GOOD JOB EVERYONE!  THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!

Posted by Charlie Williams

Freddy George, Glacier Valley Rotary Outbound for 2014-15, left for Thailand  on August 6th!

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Posted by Charity MacKinnon

We kick off our new year celebrating 50 years of service to Juneau!

Congratulations, PAST President Bill!  You did an awesome job leading our club over the past year, and we thank you!  I'm looking forward to the new year, and thank all of you for your service to Rotary, and to our community.  Let's carry out our RI President's theme, and LIGHT UP ROTARY, GVR style!

President Charity

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