President Kenny Solomon-Gross 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
Grants Plaza
5165 Glacier Hwy
Juneau, AK 99801
United States of America
Offering Hybrid Meetings!
Jim Brown & David Epstein, DOT&PF
Jun 23, 2021
Egan Yandukin Intersection
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Club Happenings
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.
Bricks can be purchased using the QR below or at
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!
2020 Duckless Raffle Winners 
1st - Betsy Shinn
2nd - Ida Eliason
3rd - Richard Rountree
4th - Jo Betts
5th - Bridget Lujan
6th - Max Mertz
7th - Melanie Terrill
8th - Denny DeWitt
9th - Roberto Aceveda
10th - John Modene
Thank you to all who 'adopted' a duck.  Proceeds from the raffle help the Juneau Glacier Valley Rotary Club offer high school scholarships, improve parks and playgrounds, help fund our Pillars of America series, and much more.
Thank you to all our sponsors and volunteers also.
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.”
Juneau Glacier Valley Rotary Club is pleased to announce our high school scholarship award recipients for 2020.  
UAS Scholarship Award Recipients:
•             $1,000 scholarship award:  Alvin Huber
•             $1,000 scholarship award:  Spencer Holt
High School Scholarship Award Recipients:
•             $3,000 scholarship award:  Bridget Gehring
•             $3,000 scholarship award:  Emily Heaton
•             $2,000 scholarship award:  Joel Smith
•             $2,000 scholarship award:  Alex Eagan
•             $2,000  scholarship award:  Ashling Cruz
Congratulations to all the Juneau high school graduates of 2020! 
We are proud of what you have accomplished and want to share with you that in work and life the four way test of Rotary International can help make our world a better place.
The Four-Way Test
Of the things we think, say or do
First, Is it the TRUTH?
Second, Is it FAIR to all concerned?
Fourth, Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
Due to current situation our club is meeting via zoom every other week.  Please contact the club secretary if you would like to join a meeting as a guest.  Members are emailed the zoom invite.
First Zoom Meeting 4/15/2020, next 4/29/2020, etc...
Stay healthy and safe.
Congratulations to all who participated and attended - a good time was had by all.  If you missed it here's the top choices selected by vote of attendees:

1st Place Savory - Forno Rosso:
"The Drunken Piggy" Pizza: Alaskan Amber White Sauce,
Golden Potatoes, Bacon Glazed with Bourbon, Maple Syrup
& Brown Sugar, topped with Gouda Cheese and Pickled Jalapenos
2nd Place Savory - The Moose Lodge:
Bacon Risotto with Braised Pork Belly

1st Place Sweet - Smokehouse Catering:
Bacon Caramel Apple Cheesecake with Bacon Crust, topped
with Whipped Cinnamon Cream Cheese

2nd Place Sweet - Sandpiper Cafe:
Bourbon Bacon Jell-o Shot, with Bacon Whipped Cream and
Candied Bacon Stick

1st Place - Professional's Choice Award - V's Cellar Door:
Pork Fat and Bacon Infused Chocolate with Bacon Cannoli

Glacier Valley Rotarians will be collecting food for the Southeast Alaska Food Bank at Super Bear IGA between 9am and 2pm this Saturday, March 7. 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.


Scalpers are trying to make money from a charity event

Dan Dawson, President of the Glacier Valley Rotary Club, is disappointed that scalping of the extremely popular BaconFest event, is occurring.  Tickets for this year's event, which will be held March 7th, went on sale Valentines Day and sold out within hours. "We were delighted that the fun event is so popular that the tickets sold out so quickly but we were alarmed and disappointed to find out today that scalping activity has already started on social media of an event that is designed to assist charity." Mr. Dawson went on to caution people trying to buy scalped tickets. "The scalpers are illegally using the Glacier Valley Rotary Club BaconFest logo and offering the tickets for $55 more than they paid for them only 24 hours ago.

“Pillars of America” engages the community in an educational process that focuses on the basic freedoms of our nation by sharing personal experiences and challenges that have shaped the lives of America’s leading citizens. Special emphasis is placed on our youth and local sponsorship support provides tickets for students from our local schools to attend.
This year “Pillars of America” will take place during three separate luncheons at Centennial Hall on Wednesdays April 22nd, 29th  and May 6th of 2020.   At the end of the luncheon, the speaker is available for autographs.
It is not a fundraiser for the club but a community service project funded by the club, sponsors and ticket sales.
“Pillars of America” is an important educational event for our community, and continues to raise awareness and appreciation of the freedoms offered in our country, for both our local youth and the broader Juneau community. Please join us for the “Pillars of America” luncheons this Spring.
Tickets available approximately 1 month prior to the event through club members and Hearthside Books.
Nominate those members of our community who embody "Service Above Self"!  Winners will be invited to an upcoming luncheon in early 2020.  Let's get inspired!
Nominations are due November 22, 2019.
 Our club will be helping Salvation Army ring bells for the holidays on December 14th.
Please stop by Fred Meyers to say hello and help us raise funds for Salvation Army. 
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.
Congratulations to our winners!
Becky and Freda - sharing a moment right after Becky won $5,000!
2019 Duck Derby Winners
1 Becky Rocereto ($5,000)
2 Charles Truncale (2 Alaska Air tickets)
3 Tammi Whistler ($2,000)
4 Rhonda Degtoff ($500)
5 Bridgette Godkin ($500)
6 Demrie Isaak ($500)
7 Ron Flint ($500)
8 James Bauschor ($500)
9 Augustin Eshnaur ($250)
10 Shirley McCoy ($250)
Thank you to all who entered for helping support our event and community projects.  Check out for a recent story on the event.
Get your Rowdy-On with Rotarians from all the clubs in Juneau! July 21st at Sandy Beach from 3-6 pm. Bring your Family and Friends.
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 available at both Hearthside Book locations after March 20, 2019.

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.

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