Rotary Club of Juneau Glacier Valley
We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Alaska Room, Juneau Intl. Airport
1873 Shell Simmons DriveMailing: P.O. Box 34418Juneau, AK 99803United States
Robyn Benincasa is a professional adventure racer, author, and one of “California’s Fittest Women”. She is also a career firefighter in San Diego, Ca, and is the founder and CEO of the Project Athena Foundation. This Foundation is dedicated to helping women who’ve endured medical setbacks achieve their athletic dreams with the goal being to encourage survivors not to just survive – but thrive in the wake of their diagnoses. Robyn has competed in numerous Triathlons, more than 40-expedition-length adventure races, and has held 3 Guinness World Records. Her book and her life are dedicated to inspiring people to go above and beyond what they think they can do, to be impactful members of teams, and to believe in themselves. Tickets are $35 at Hearthside Books and include lunch. Doors Open 11:15, Lunch is at 11:30, and no seating offered after 11:50am. The program usually concludes at about 1:20 and the speaker is then available for autographs.
John Bul Dau, also known as Dhieu-Deng Leek, has experienced challenges in his life that most people could never imagine. Born in war-torn Sudan, Dau is one of 27,000 “Lost Boys of Sudan”, driven from their villages when the northern Arab government attacked the ethnic minority population of South Sudan in 1987. For the next five years, John Dau led groups of displaced boys across Sudan for hundreds of miles while facing starvation, disease and violence. John moved to the US in 2011, became a US Citizen in 2006, and has devoted his life to various foundations that he started, with the primary goal of bringing both peace and health care to the people of Southern Sudan. His memoir God Grew Tired of Us was made into an award winning documentary film in 2006. Tickets are $35 at Hearthside Books and include lunch. Doors Open 11:15, Lunch is at 11:30, and no seating offered after 11:50am. The program usually concludes at about 1:20 and the speaker is then available for autographs.