Juneau-Gastineau Rotary Club 
We meet Thursday's at 7:00 a.m.  Prospector Hotel, 375 Whittier St., Juneau, Alaska
                                           
PO Box 22235, Juneau, AK 99802                                   

 
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer
Immediate Past President
Vocational Service Director
Community Service Co-Director
Foundation Director
International Director
Membership Director
Community Service Co-Director
Youth Services Director
Webste Manager
Newsletter Editor
Youth Exchange Officer
 
Home Page Stories
Four Juneau Rotary President-Elects at PETS in Seattle. Looks like next year will be a great Rotary year in Juneau once again!
Our team, I Pizzaioli Arrapati (the happy pizza makers!) swept the prizes - winning both the Rotary trophy and the overall trophy for the evening!  Pictured below: Angela Noon, Ken Alper, Riccardo Caravati, Amy Lujan, Jill Ramiel and Tim Clark.  Teammate Ian Fisk not pictured - helping with silent auction wrap-up.
 
John Pugh and Nico Bus sat at adjacent tables and helped cheer the victory.
 
Riccardo was very confident going in - “We will win!”  He helped tremendously on the Greek letters category, having studied Greek.  He also helped with several questions on European topics.  After the victory, Ken and Riccardo enthusiastically kissed the trophy - so Italian!
 
We will defend the titles next year - 2/2/18 - mark your calendars!
We made our first loans in February 2008 and our most recent loans just this week.  Juneau-Gastineau's strategic plan set an amazing but reachable goal of loaning $100,000 in the next five years and we are a year into that plan.  We have gathered $10,313 in our coin jars, most of it that "Small Change".  We have leant to date, $60,900, and we believe we've made a "Big Change" in the lives of recipients of the 572 loans we have made in 64 countries.  
 
There are a number of micro-finance organizations and Rotary didn't offer one when we started.  We chose Kiva because we could filter to loan within Rotary's fields of interest as well as the interests of our club members.  The countries we choose are chosen by the very scientific method of "where are our exchange students from" "where have club members travelled to lately" "saw an interesting documentary" "they are recovering from a huge natural disaster."  Although our concentrations have varied a bit over the years, we have made the greatest number of loans in the Philippines, Kenya, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia.  The sectors we are most heavily concentrated in are agriculture, food, services and construction, and we love a loan that helps employ more people.
This 'Why Rotary' video is designed to capture the essence of Rotary, promote awareness of Rotary and to be used for a prospect who wants to know more about Rotary. Share it with your friends and potential members.
 

 

 

 
 
Speakers
Annette Smith
Mar 02, 2017
Rotary Scuba trips - I think Roatan
Governor Walker
Mar 09, 2017
Club Assembly
Mar 16, 2017
 
 
 
 
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