Each year, the Rotary Club of Juneau’s Vocational Service Awards, honor businesses, organizations and individuals who best exemplify these ideals. Nominated both by club members and the community-at-large, the following were honored as this year’s recipients:
— 2023 INDIVIDUAL AWARDEE: Marjorie Menzies’ commitment to social studies education and curriculum, as a teacher in the ’60s and later as an education administrator, is based in instilling a sense of civic duty in Alaska students.
— 2023 BUSINESS AWARDEE: Marc Wheeler opened Coppa in 2013, where for 10 years he provided Juneau with top-notch coffee, ice cream, and pastries, while ardently supporting community programs through donations from his business.
— COLLABORATION AWARDEES: The Financial Reality Fairs’ Sponsors and Organizers, who put on financial awareness events at Juneau’s three high schools for its seniors.
— NON-PROFIT AWARDEE: The Teal Street Center, which will be operated by United Health Services, will soon open its doors as a one-stop shop for those in need of many of Juneau’s social services.
— PUBLIC SERVICE AWARDEE: Juneau’s Legislative Delegation — Sen. Jesse Kiehl, Rep. Sara Hannan and Rep. Andi Story — works tirelessly for the capital city’s residents.