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
Dave Scanlan, General Manager of Eaglecrest
Jul 25, 2018
Cabin Project & General Update
George Elgee
Aug 08, 2018
Member Spotlight: Why I'm a Rotarian
Matt Walker
Aug 15, 2018
Pub Theology
Shannon Fisher, Executive Director, Family Promise
Aug 22, 2018
A Successful First Year!
Carlton Smith
Oct 24, 2018
A First Hand Account of What Polio Looks Like
Juneau Interact Clubs
Nov 21, 2018
World Famous Dessert Auction
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
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 

Freda and her friends are back with a chance for you to win!  See below for where to enter and event day information.

Listen to details presented by club President Sharon Burns  and President Elect Dan Dawson on the July 10th Captial Chat radio show
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 opporunities - Check our calendar for:
Donuts for Ducks at Juneau Radio Center
Drive Time Pop Ups
This year “Pillars of America” will take place during three separate luncheons at Centennial Hall on Wednesdays April 18th, 25th and May 2nd  of 2018. 
“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 event sponsor support provides tickets for students from our local schools to attend. The Juneau Glacier Valley Rotary Club is proud to present the 26th Pillars of America speaker line up:
April 18 - Todd Huston
April 25 - Derek Clark
May 3 - Joe Torrillo

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.

Juneau Glacier Valley Rotary is happy to partner with Zach Gordon Youth Center in support of youth programming during our Week of Kindness by providing the following through the donation of time, food and art supplies by our members.
Monday, June 19 - Breakfast for youth - Donuts and  Fruit
Tuesday, June 20 (for 30-40 students) - Bake with the youth and serve with scoops of ice-cream
Wednesday, June 21 (serve approx. 15 teens) - Hot Breakfast Burritos for Youth Park workers
Thursday, June 22 (for 30-40 Students) - Art Activity – Origami Kit, Soap Bath Bombs, Colored Pancils and Coloring Books
Friday, June 23 (for 30-40 students) - Lunch Taco Bar
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.
A quick reminder there is no meeting today, December 28, 2016.
I hope that your holiday season has been a good one and you had a chance to relax a bit.  As the new year approaches one often reflects on the year gone by - - 2016 was an important year in Rotary history and you have been part of it.  From 100 years of the Rotary Foundation to 30 years of women in Rotary; it's been a year of celebration and reflection.  As 2017 starts please continue to celebrate and participate in the good works of Rotary, both locally and internationally.
We have a lot coming up over the next few months including BaconFest and Pillars.  Both of these events are made easier with your help so please find ways to help the committees make these events successful (and as low stress as possible).
Happy New Year - See you next week!
President Karen

Join the Rotary Club of Juneau and the Glacier Valley Rotary Club in this year's annual Foundation Auction Dinner to be held on Tuesday November 15th from 6-8pm.  The dinner will be in the Treadwell Room at the Baranof Hotel.  This year's theme is 100 Years of Doing Good in the World.

We are excited to celebrate 100 years of the Rotary Foundation.  Our goal as a club is to raise $10,000+.  These funds go toward eradicating Polio, promoting world peace, and both international and district grants.  Our annual contributions help with local projects including the Riverbend & Auke Bay Elementary school playgrounds, the exchange student program, and many others.

Dinner is $40.   We are also looking for auction items if you have anything to donate please contact either club president.

See more at: - - register as a guest if use this online registration system (this is linked to downtown club's clubrunner account)
We are not meeting this week (Nov 2nd) - - Please join us on Nov. 9th for our next regularly scheduled lunch meeting.
 David Paranteau©
Rotary Club
September 11 Ceremony
The Juneau Glacier Valley Rotary Club will be hosting the ceremony commemorating the events of September 11th and honoring Juneau’s first responders at the September 11th Memorial at Riverside Rotary Park.  The ceremony will begin with guests gathering at the Memorial just off the parking lot at 9:40am.  The formal part of the ceremony commences shortly after and will conclude by 10:15am. 
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 Sunday, September 11th to share a few moments and memories with each other, as a community out at the Memorial site,
as part of our promise to “Never Forget.”
For more information about the ceremony, please contact
Beth Weldon at 723-3116.
WHO:  Juneau Glacier Valley Rotary Club
WHAT:  September 11th Memorial Ceremony
WHERE:  Riverside Rotary Park, 3300 Riverside Drive- at the Memorial Flag Pole
WHEN:  Sunday, September 11th, 2016 -- 9:40 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
GVR has established a new Vocational Education Program with Project Amigo in Colima, Mexico.  Our first student is Maria Guadalupe "Lupita" Apolinar Martinez.  Read the full story at the 'Read More' link below. 
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