President Beth Weldon 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
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Speakers
Mark Miller
Dec 20, 2017 12:00 PM
Juneau School District - Superintendent
No Meeting
Dec 27, 2017
Southeast Conference
Jan 03, 2018 12:00 AM
Southeast Conference - Juneau by Numbers
Claire Boily-Outbound Exchange student
Jan 10, 2018 12:00 AM
Exchange Student Experience from last years exchange
Portland and Kaia
Jan 17, 2018 12:00 PM
Rotaract “Big West” conference report
Jill Ramiel
Jan 24, 2018 12:00 PM
Downtown Business Association
 
Upcoming Events
 

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Club Happenings
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
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.

Congratulations to these lucky ducks ... the winners of our $10,000 Duck Derby -

1st .. $5000 .. Kelly Chestnut
2nd .. 2 AK Air tix .. Lisa Akiyama
3rd .. $2500 .. Amanda Blackgoat 
4th .. $1250 .. Lisa Rollin 
5th .. $750 .. Grace Gonzales
6th .. $500 .. Rose Ann Reynolds

Thank you so much to everyone who supported the Duck Derby and all the work of Rotary.

 

The Juneau Glacier Valley Valley Rotary Club $10,000 Duck Derby is coming August 5, 2017.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fun Community event -  Festivities begin at 11:00                 
 
                        Bouncy houses (weather permitting)
                        Hot dogs and hamburgers
                        Door prizes  - drawings every 15 minutes
 
You must be entered by 2:00PM Sat.  So if you have a form in your possession you’ll need to get it to Twin Lakes by noon Saturday.
Coastal Helicopters will be dropping the (rubber) ducks from a helicopter at about 2:30 - - 6 winning Ducks to be rescued at 3:00PM
Enter for your chance to win - Entry forms available at: Juneau Radio Center, Elgee Rehfeld Mertz, Valley Paint Center. and Gas-N-Go
 
 
Saturday, July 8th - - 7th Anuual Day at the Pool
Free swim sessions at Dimond Park Aquatic Center
 
Sessions are 11-12:30, 1-2:30, 3-4:30.  Come a bit early to ensure your spot.
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):
TIE: V's CELLAR DOOR & SANDPIPER CAFE

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. 
BARNABY BREWING
RANDY'S RIB SHACK
FATMO'S BBQ
SANDBAR & GRILL
EL SOMBRERO
T.K. MAGUIRE'S
MCGIVNEY'S SPORTS BAR & GRILL
SALT
V'S CELLAR DOOR
BREEZE IN 
SANDPIPER CAFE
COCONUT THAI CUISINE

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:  http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-12-20/photo-christmas-dinner-boxes.  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
 

A Exchange To Remember

Club Presentation - Dec. 14, 2016

‘‘Dear Glacier Valley,
This year has been the best year of my life and I want to thank you for it. This club is by far the best rotary club I've ever been to and I'm honored to have been one of you. Thank you for all the opportunities you've given me, for the things shown me, for the lessons you've taught me and for the people and community you've introduced me to. Thank you for opening your hearts and welcoming me in. I will always remember my year in Alaska and I have you to thank for it. So thank you, this was an adventure of a lifetime.’’      - Kopano                                                                                                                                                                        

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: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/2462/Event/foundation-auction#sthash.5fI3ByfY.dpuf - - 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.
 
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