President Eric Forst and the members of Glacier Valley Rotary welcome you!
Juneau-Glacier Valley

Service Above Self!

We meet In Person & Online
Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Western Auto Building (right hand end)
Grants Plaza
5165 Glacier Hwy
Juneau, AK 99801
United States of America
Meetings offered weekly both in-person and online
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The Winners of the 2023 $10,000 Duck Derby!
#1 $5,000 – Will Fischer
#2 $1,000 and two Alaska Airlines tickets – G. Michael Obert
#3 $1,500 – Neil MacKinnon
#4 $1,000 – Curtis Hopson
#5 $500 – Brad Austin
#6 $250 – Richard Rountree
#7 $250 – Michelle Umbs
#8 $250 – Scott Perkins
#9 $125 – Josephine Locke
#10 $125 – Lisa Rollin
Club Happenings
Don’t forget 9/11 Memorial Ceremony on Monday.
Arrive by 9:40, ceremony begins at 10am.
Riverside Rotary Park. Parking available at TMHS also.
Rotary International President R. Gordon R. McInally announced his theme for the 2023-24 Rotary year, “Create Hope in the World”. He explained that the goal is to restore hope to help the world heal from destructive conflicts and to help achieve lasting change.

We were honored to have Lauren Sisler as today's speaker at the 28th Annual Pillars of America Speaker Series. Lauren shared her inspiring story of finding strength, honesty and healing after losing both of her parents at the age of 18. Their secret battle with prescription drugs led to their overdose while they were under the care of a Doctor of Pain Management in the early 2000's. She spoke to the stigma and shame associated with addiction and the powerful journey back to hope, happiness, perseverance and recovery.  For more inspiration, follow Lauren on social media at Lauren Sisler

9/11 Memorial at Riverside Rotary Park
The two missing sides of the Pentagon represent the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. The memorial is constructed with concrete and Pennsylvania marble to represent the strength found in our heroes. The forget-me-not flowers symbolize the rebirth of patriotism and our promise to never forget

Glacier Valley Rotarians will be collecting food for the Southeast Alaska Food Bank at Super Bear IGA between 9am and 3pm this Saturday, March 19. We hope you’ll stop by to donate or feel free to give cash and the Food Drive Committee do the shopping for you!

All non-perishable items will be gratefully accepted but the critical need foods include spaghetti sauce, canned fruit, canned chili, baked beans, instant mashed potatoes, oatmeal, cereal, peanut butter, jelly/jam, pasta, ramen noodles, canned tuna/chicken, flour, sugar and Sloppy Joe mix.


Congratulations to 2022’s $10,000 Duckless Raffle Winners
Make sure to enter the 2023 $10,000 Duck Derby 
Grand Prize ($5,000) - Theresa Belton
Second Prize ($1,000 and (2) Roundtrip tickets from Alaska Airlines) - Diane Dickmann
Third Prize ($1,500) - Scott Steffes
Fourth Prize ($1,000) - Rachel Hurst
Fifth Prize ($500) - James Pietan
Sixth Prize ($250) - Dante Reyes
Seventh Prize ($250) - Liz Balstad
Eighth Prize ($250) - Byron Hayes
Ninth Prize ($125) - Samantha Keopple
Tenth Prize ($125) Beth Weldon
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Juneau Glacier Valley receives $10,000 Parks, Trails and Recreation grant from Juneau Community Foundation for Riverside Rotary Park project
Our club was awarded $10,000 in support of upgrades planned for this Fall at Riverside Rotary Park by the Juneau Community Foundation.  We are very appreciative of their assistance and want to ensure other organizations can benefit, as we and the Juneau community will, from their Parks, Trails and Recreation fund.
The Juneau Glacier Valley Rotary Club invites you to be a part of the final phase and vision for the Riverside Rotary Park September 11th Memorial.
We are proud to state that this memorial, dedicated in 2002, was the first 9/11 memorial in the nation to commemorate the victims of the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the downed aircraft over Pennsylvania. It is also to acknowledge the efforts of the rescue and recovery at each of the sites and the continued fight to preserve our freedom.

On September 11, 2005, the Juneau community dedicated the brick plaza surrounding the memorial. The plaza is filled with engraved bricks that pay tribute to family members, businesses or loved ones who have served or who are now serving in the military, police or fire department. While the memorial is in honor of the tragic events of the day, including those lives lost and the bravery of the first responders - the bricks are not limited to this, they can be dedicated to anyone.  

You can be a part of ”Our promise to never forget”, by purchasing a brick. Our final phase includes a small wall to encircle and embrace the memorial and an interpretive sign explaining the history of this memorial. Your brick can be engraved with your name, family member's names, your business name or a message of tribute or honor and placed as a permanent part of the memorial plaza.

The deadline for brick orders is June 15, 2021 to have your brick included in this year’s 9/11 event.
Our club recently completed a project at the AWARE shelter helping to create a child friendly space for parents, children and advocates to meet, play and learn together.
This room holds a special place in our hearts as it was completed in honor of Patrick J. "Pat" Shea.  The plaque shown below highlights Pat's involvement in our club and with AWARE and will be displayed in the room.  Thank you to the club members, volunteers and businesses who helped us make this possible!
The Aware Shelter would like to make some improvements to their Children's Room.  Over the next several weeks we will be cleaning and painting, building a new wall storage system and stocking it with organizers to their specifications.  Also, we will be creating a kid-friendly "activity bags" ,  Stay tuned for more ways we can all sign up for a work team or obtain an "activity bag".   
The first phase of the project included our very own Glacier Valley Rotarians, Nathan Rivas and Steve Strickler, laying flooring in an office so the temporary office in the Children's Room can be moved.  Great work team!  We are PEOPLE OF ACTION!
The Juneau Glacier Valley Rotary Club will be hosting a virtual ceremony commemorating the events of September 11th and honoring Juneau’s first responders.  
Please view the ceremony at:
As a community and witness to that event, it is important that we remember what transpired that day, how we felt, and recognize our response to it-  the sense of community, the recognition of our first responders, and the way we pulled together to get through something that changed many lives. 
We encourage people to take time on Friday, September 11th to stop by the Memorial at Riverside Rotary Park that day for a moment of reflection and remembrance.
Our promise is to “Never Forget.”
Amount raised with the PolioPlus Fun Run & Walk and Rotary Radio Day $11,776!!
And then, with the Bill & Melinda Gates 2:1 match, that number becomes a whopping - $35,328!!
Thanks again to everyone for your efforts. We are - as Bill Gates says - 'achingly close' to eradicating polio in the world.
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