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
Youth Exchange Officer
 
Home Page Stories
Another wonderful Day at the Lake this last Saturday.  Despite the charred remnants of the playground, much fun was had fishing from the dock, shore and boats as well as playing in the three bouncy houses!  Juneau-Gastineau Rotary would like to thank the participants and sponsors of this year’s truly “community” event.  
  • Alaska Department of Fish and Game
  • DIPAC
  • US Coast Guard
  • Super Bear
  • Odom
  • Northern Sales
  • Flying Squirrel Coffee
  • US Forest Service
  • Heritage Coffee
  • Reuben Willis State Farm
  • Behrends Mechanical
  • City and Borough of Juneau
  • Jared Lee DDS, Juneau Family Dentist
  • Taku Smokeries
  • Office Depot
  • Gla-Sholl Grinds
  • Rotaract
  • Juneau 58 Innovators Rotary
  • Glacier Valley Rotary
  • Project Playground Rebuild
Annual bunch of fun at Twin Lakes with the AK Department of Fish and Game.  Fish and learn about fish and fishing from experts! Play games and even though the park is not usable, we will have bouncy houses and games to play and prizes to be had.  As every year, there will be hot dogs, chips and sodas for incredibly low prices!
Time to start fall pre-sales!
Six members of the Juneau Gastineau Club attended the District 5010 Conference in Sitka April 27-30, 2017.  President Pam Varni, President Elect James Bibb, Secretary Julie Olson, Past President Candy Behrends, President Elect Rotaract Marciano Duran and soon to be Secretary Jackie Timothy.  Great meetings, amazing speakers and wonderful hospitality.  Juneau attendees (in props) back row - George Elgee, James Bibb, Armando Guzman, Jackie Timothy, Aaron Morrison, Candy Behrends, Julie Olson, Michelle Strickler.  front row - Beth Weldon, Sharon Gaiptman, Karen Tarver, Pam Varni and Bridget Lujan.
 
Riccardo Caravati our Clubs Italian Exchange Student with other statewide exchange students during flag ceremony with District Governor Michelle O'Brien.
Our Club has lent a total of $62,900 to 592 different enterprises in 65 countries.  Here is a picture of some of our members at a luncheon KIVA lend at Candy Behrends house.
Hunger doesn’t only happen during the holidays – it happens year round.  On Saturday, March 25, Juneauites can help fight hunger when three of the Rotary clubs of Juneau – Glacier Valley, Downtown Juneau, and Juneau-Gastineau – join forces to fill the shelves of the Southeast Alaska Food Bank.
 
The “Carpenter with a Law Degree” shares straight talk about Alaska’s choices
by Laury Scandling
 
Governor Bill Walker, Alaska’s first Independent chief executive, last Thursday spoke with JGR about Alaska’s fiscal gap and his approach to addressing the state’s serious financial challenges. This year, his third in office,
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 lent 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 traveled 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
Chuck Bill, Bartlett Hospital CEO
Jul 27, 2017
Update on Bartlett Hospital Activities
Bulb Kick-off
Aug 03, 2017
Allison Gillum, SE Alaska Land Trust Executive Dir
Aug 10, 2017
SE Alaska Land Trust Overview and Update
 
 
 
 
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