President Sharon Burns and the members of Glacier Valley Rotary welcome you!

Juneau-Glacier Valley

Service Above Self!

We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Alaska Room, Juneau Intl. Airport
1873 Shell Simmons Drive
Mailing: P.O. Box 34418
Juneau, AK  99803
United States
District Site
Venue Map
Colleen Sullivan & Sharon Burns
Jan 23, 2019
Hiking the Camino de Santiago
Max Mertz
Jan 30, 2019
30 Year Anniversary of Project Amigo
Club Assembly
Feb 06, 2019
Corinne Conlon, aka Dirt Girl
Mar 27, 2019
Making Your Garden Grow in Southeast Alaska
Pilllars of America
Apr 17, 2019
Jesse LeBeau
Pilllars of America
Apr 24, 2019
Tony Hoffman
Pilllars of America
May 01, 2019
Kikkan Randall
Upcoming Events
Club Executives & Directors
Immediate Past President
President Elect
Vice President
Club Service
Rotary Foundation
Club Administration
New Generations (Youth)
Director at Large
Director at Large
Club Happenings
Pillars of America Mission Statement
The Pillars of America speaker series presented by Juneau Glacier Valley Rotary brings to Juneau’s youth and the general public distinguished American citizens who share relevant personal experiences shaped by the freedoms offered in our country, or as a result of their endurance through difficult circumstances. These individuals demonstrate the highest standards of integrity and courage and their messages are important to all of us.
The 2019 “Pillars of America” will take place during three separate luncheons at Centennial Hall on Wednesdays April 17th, 24th and May 1st  of 2019.   
2019 Speakers
Jesse LeBeau (April 17, 2019) 
Tony Hoffman (April 24, 2019) 
Kikkan Randall (May 1, 2019) 
Tickets go on sale - Spring 2019 (Check website in March for locations)

Glacier Valley Rotary Club is continuing its promise to never forget the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

The ceremony begins at 9:50 a.m at Riverside Rotary Park on Riverside Drive in the Mendenhall Valley.

The club ask you arrive by 9:40 a.m. Everyone is welcome at the event.

Congratulations to our 2018 Glacier Valley Rotary Duck Derby winners:
1st           $5000    Delsey Rodriguez-Ayala
2nd  2 Roundtrip Tickets from AK Airlines James Cartmill
3rd          $2000    Steve Strickler
4th          $500      Nhico Moises
5th          $500      John DeBuse
6th          $500      Viki Kibodeaux
7th          $500      Ricky Nelson
8th          $500      Sandy Spickler
9th          $250      Robin Lonas
10th        $250      Erica Simpson
Freda and friends thank you all for helping our club and supporting our activities such as high school scholarhips, Riverside Rotary Park, Pillars of America Speakers Series and much more.   Special thanks to our sponsors who help make this event possible.

Freda and her friends are back with a chance for you to share in $10,000!!

Click to listen to Club President Sharon Burns and President Elect Dan Dawson on KINY's Capital Chat
Saturday, August 4, 2018
11:00 a.m. at Gold Creek & Willoughby AVE
FESTIVITIES BEGIN between the Willoughby Avenue Bridge, and above the mouth of Gold Creek.
Ducks will take the plunge into Gold Creek, at Cope Park, beginning at approximately 1:30 PM. The ducks will float down Gold Creek, making their way to the end of the creek, and finally “gathering” at the section of the creek, past the Willoughby Avenue Bridge, and above the mouth of Gold Creek, where they will be “Rescued” at approximately 1:45 PM. Join in the fun with other community members for an afternoon celebration, as we raise money to support Juneau’s youth. Proceeds from this event will benefit the community through scholarship opportunities for youth, club identified community needs, and improvements to Riverside Rotary Park.
Duck adoption forms available at: 
* Elgee Rehfeld, LLC, "Alaska's CPA Firm" - 9309 Glacier Highway, B200
* Valley Paint Center9321 Glacier Highway
* Gas N Go - 5165 Glacier Highway
* Juneau Radio Center - 3161 Channel Drive, Suite 2
* and any Juneau Glacier Valley Rotary Club member
Other duck adoption opportunities
Donuts for Ducks at Juneau Radio Center - Friday, August 3 - 6.30-9am
Drive Time -
Thursday, August 2 at Douglas Breeze In and Gas n' Go - 3.45-6.15pm
Friday, August 3 at Super Bear and Foodland IGA - 3.45-6.15pm
The 8th Annual Rotary Day at the Pool is July 14th at Dimond Park Aquatic Center
Free swim sessions
Three fun sessions - Please arrive early - Sessions at 12, 2 and 4 

On Saturday January 27th, 2018 Baconfest was held at the Elizabeth Peratovich Hall in downtown Juneau. Juneau’s best Catering and restaurant businesses came together to celebrate bacon and face off in a culinary competition. Each of the dishes featured bacon in some form.  All attendees reaped the benefit of this friendly competition and like most attendees, even Mayor Ken Koelsch admitted that he couldn't decide which was his favorite dish.

The Flustered Cluckers managed to slip in many bacon references as they serenaded the crowd with the great vibes of their iconic music!  Congratulations to Bryce Pilney and Christina Lara the winners of the Breeze-In sponsored the Bacon Eating Contest!  The Breeze-In delicious custom smoked bacon went down very quickly! 

When all of the votes were counted, V's Cellar Door took home 1st place in the sweet category with their bacon infused crepe brûlée, bourbon caramel sauce and candied smoked bacon bits. Four Plates in Frontier Suites won the savory competition with their Peruvian empanadas filled with cream cheese bacon filling and dipped in bacon parmesan sauce. The Timberline Restaurant took second in the sweet category with their bacon cotton candy with Jack Daniel's Bavarian cream and bacon dust, and the Sandpiper Cafe was the runner up in the savory category with a bacon zucchini soup topped with Asiago cheese and pork belly crouton.

The Professional's Choice Award went to the Sandpiper Cafe for their Coffee Crème brûlée with candied bacon and orange zest.

This was a great fundraiser for Glacier Valley Rotary and we would like to thank all of our Purveyors for treating us to their spectacular tasty bacony delights! 

So, a Hearty Thank You goes out to: Gla-Scholl Ice, Breeze-in, El Sombrero, Four Plates, Randy’s Rib Shack, Suwanna Café, Barnaby Brewing, TK Maguires, Sandpiper Café, Abby’s Catering, Hangar on the Wharf, Baranof Catering, Timberline Restaurant, McGivney’s, and V’s Cellar!  They all put in a lot effort and we really appreciate them!

We also would like to thank the Juneau Radio Center for their Fabulous Promotion of our event and Alaskan Brewing for sponsoring with their delicious Beer!

Join the 4 Juneau Rotary Clubs, Rotaract and Interact at this fun event raising awareness about Polio.
Each donation is matched 2 to 1 so recruit a few friends and come help us with fight against Polio.
Entry form under 'Download files' (lower left of website).

The Juneau Housing First Project, construction of a 32 permanent supportive housing units to house Juneau's homeless population is scheduling for completion June, 2017. The project will provide safe and secure housing for "residents in order to facilitate dignified lives, a healthy community, and will provide a significant costs savings" to the Juneau community.

The City of Juneau has prioritized taking steps towards accommodated the chronic homeless in our community. 2016-2017 efforts through our local City and Borough as well as the Juneau Community Foundation has supported efforts for a new $7.3 million project which will open it's doors in late 2017.

The project has broad community support through the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, The City And Borough of Juneau. Tlingit-Haida Housing Authority, the Juneau Foundation, the Juneau Homeless Coalition, Local design professionals, and others. With a history of projects relevant and vital to our community, the combined Rotary clubs of Juneau see an opportunity to contribute and leverage this effort and dedicate our 2017 efforts together.

Although the doors of the facility may open in June, the secondary layer of need lies in the facility support such as equipment and furnishings. Rooms without beds do not make a home.

The four Rotary Clubs of Juneau and Rotaract Club are combining their efforts together. Each club will take a leadership role in insuring the success of this project.

• The Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club will initiate project organization and writing of the grant.

• The Juneau Glacier Valley Rotary Club will be a liaison between the Rotary Clubs and the community leadership, as well as structure the financial and report keeping as part of the grant stewardship.

• The Juneau "Downtown" Rotary Club and Juneau 58' Innovators will organize the volunteers and work efforts.

All club's will also donate funds towards the project which were matched by Rotary District 5010.

With any non-profit project, such as the construction of housing, the simple construction is a financial challenge. The building is fantastic but is also dependent on the secondary level of support, fixtures and furnishes that will make it home. We've identified furnishing and will be installing 32 beds, on August 26th, to support the completion of this project as a wonderful community outreach gesture that is both within our combined resources and within the list of needs to help make this project operational.

The results are in...Juneau's four Rotary clubs and Rotaract club members collected 7,270 pounds for food to benefit the Juneau Food Bank last weekend.  
The club at Foodland collected 3490 pounds

The club at Super Bear collected 1960 pounds (Juneau Glacier Valley Rotary Club's location)

The club at Fred's collected 1820 pounds
Thank you to all who participated.

And the 2017 BaconFest Winners are....

1st Place "Savory": COCONUT THAI CUISINE - Caramelized Pork Belly Thai Soup

1st Place "Sweet": SANDPIPER CAFE - Bacon Maple Milkshake with Candied Bacon & Smoke Salt

2nd Place "Savory": V's CELLAR DOOR - Hand-made Bacon Infused Chip topped with Fusion Bacon Slaw

2nd Place "Sweet": BREEZE IN - Bacon Maple Bar Infused with Amaretto

1st Place Professional's Choice Award (voted on by the vendors):

A special thank you to all the vendors who brought the yummiest bacon creations...every year it just keeps getting better! Your hard work and creativity are so appreciated. 

And thanks Juneau for supporting another fun event to help us give back to the community. We look forward to next year! Until then, bacon on!

Sandpiper Cafe V's Cellar Door Coconut Thai Cuisine BREEZE IN800/103.5 KINY

We are excited to kick off the 2017 Glacier Valley Rotary Scholarships!  This year we are pleased to be offering 3 scholarships:
  • 1 - $4,000 scholarship
  • 2 - $3,000 scholarships
Details and forms are available at each high school counseling office and on this website (see site pages link).
Applications are due by March 17, 2017 by 1pm.
BACONFEST has sold Out!  Thank you to all of our great Piggy Purveyors
and to the generous people in Juneau who support this great fundraiser!!
The tri-club project to provide Christmas food boxes to needy families was a huge success!  With the help of the Salvation Army, Coast Guard volunteers and many local donors, members of all three local Rotary clubs joined together to prepare food boxes for over 300 families.  Read about the effort in the Juneau Empire here:  Kudos to Rotarians who came out for box packing, bell ringing, Christmas party meeting and other projects to help make the holidays bright.
Thanks to Hayden, the planning committee, donors and volunteers who made this all possible.
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