Thank you letters for Oct. 13, 2019

Thank you letters for Oct. 13, 2019

Thank you, Merci, Danke.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and we are very grateful to Treadwell Arena and Lauren Anderson for working with Alaska NOW (and Rachel Gearhart locally), and AWARE, to bring this recognition to our community again this year. Special thanks to Second Wind for providing funding so that all in our community could enjoy a free hour of ice skating, and to attendees who brought towels, blankets and pillows for AWARE residents. Gender based violence is 100% preventable, and we all have a part to play in healing and preventing trauma. Thank you! We couldn’t do it without you!

Please join AWARE and CCTHITA at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Oct. 30 when we Celebrate Survivors. Share your voice with your community as we tell stories, share food and honor the strength in all survivors.

Mandy Cole,

Executive Director, AWARE Inc.


Juneau Rotary Brewfest Charity Partners are presented with checks from the Juneau Rotary Club during a Juneau Rotary meeting this month. From left, Juneau Rotary President Joe Keikkala, 2019 Brewfest Chair Denny DeWitt, Will Sangster of Juneau Rotaract, and Lynne Johnson of University of Alaska Southeast. (Courtesy photo | Ruth Kostik)

Juneau Rotary Brewfest Charity Partners are presented with checks from the Juneau Rotary Club during a Juneau Rotary meeting this month. From left, Juneau Rotary President Joe Keikkala, 2019 Brewfest Chair Denny DeWitt, Will Sangster of Juneau Rotaract, and Lynne Johnson of University of Alaska Southeast. (Courtesy photo | Ruth Kostik)

Thank you to all who helped make the 2019 Rotary Capital Brewfest a huge success.

Thank you to Juneauites who attended and those many volunteers who helped make it a success.

A big thanks to our major financial sponsors, the Ramada Inn, Boelter Glassware, Juneau Radio Center/KINY, Excellent Radio/KTOO, Northrim Bank, Wostmann Assoc, True North Credit Union, Elgee Rehfeld CPAs, Cruise Lines International Association, Alaska Marine Lines, Alaska Litho, and Juneau/Lynn Canal CHARR.

We thank the 20 brewers who provided sample beverages: Alaskan Brewing Co., Barnaby Brewing Co., Devil’s Club Brewing Co., Forbidden Peak Brewing, K & L Distributors, Odom Corp., Specialty Imports, Alaska Ciderworks, Bearpaw River Brewing, Broken Tooth Brewing Co., Denali Brewing Co., Double Shovel Cider Co., Glacier Brewhouse, Haines Brewing Co., Icy Straight Brewing, Kassik Brewery, Kenai River Brewing Co., King Street Brewing Co., Klondike Brewing Co., and Midnight Sun Brewing Co.

Also, thanks to our in-kind sponsors: Alaska Airlines, Alaskan Brewing Co., Alaskan Fudge Co., Annie’s Cookies, Amalga Distillery, Barnacle Foods, Devil’s Club Brewing, Coca-Cola (Odem Corp.), Cruise Line Agencies of AK, Forbidden Peak Brewery, Heritage Coffee, Juneau Docks and Harbors, Juneau U-Haul, Mendenhall Auto, Silver Bow Construction, Taku Smokeries, Travel Juneau and Willoughby’s Gourmet Popcorn.

Finally, we want to send a big thanks to the bands who provided great entertainment, the Zahasky Family Band and Papertrail.

These folks helped make the Rotary Club Of Juneau’s fundraiser a success. We provided $6,000 to the University of Alaska Southeast scholarships and $3,000 to the Juneau Rotaract Club, young Rotarians who do many charitable activities in our community.

We hope to see you again for the 2020 Capital Brewfest on Sept. 19, 2020.

With deep appreciation for all who helped.

Denny DeWitt

2019 Brewfest Chair

Rotary Club of Juneau


We extend a hearty gunalchéesh (thank you) to all the individuals and institutions that helped make the 2019 Sharing Our Knowledge Conference such a success.

Over 500 people attended the conference and associated cultural events held Sept. 26-29 in four venues: the Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall, the APK state museum, KTOO-TV studios, and (on Sunday) the University of Alaska Southeast.

Our funding partners included the Goldbelt Heritage Foundation, and the Sealaska Heritage Institute that administered a generous National Science Foundation grant.

Other partners included the Central Council of Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, KTOO-TV, and the Alaska State Libraries, Archives, and Museums.

We thank the Juneau Empire’s reporter Ben Hohenstatt for his excellent coverage, and for Michael Penn’s wonderful photography.

On the eve of the conference, we witnessed the Smithsonian Institution present the Kiks.ádi Clan with a precise replica of the Sculpin Hat (a remarkable recreation of the 200-year-old original that is too fragile to handle). Throughout the conference, Smithsonian personnel made presentations and demonstrations.

During two evenings, Goldbelt Heritage hosted cultural activities for the purpose of healing the sense of loss associated with indigenous languages, and to celebrate the many efforts being made to keep those languages alive.

The event concluded with a boat tour of Aak’w Kwáan, during which, for the first time in hundreds of years, a tináa (copper shield) was dropped into the water as a gesture of respect for the tribe that occupies the shores of Auke Bay and beyond.

Far too many people contributed to the event to mention here. So for all of those who helped,

Gunalchéesh, gunalchéesh, gunalchéesh!

The organizing committee of the Sharing Our Knowledge Conference

Ḵaagwáask Ishmael Hope, Executive Director

G̱unaakʼw Sergei Kan

G̱uneiwtí Marsha Hotch

Kasoot Dionne Cadiente-Laiti

Kʼashdaheen Éesh Peter Metcalfe

Ljáaḵkʼ Alice Taff

Satóokʼ Linda Belarde

Shaagunasstaa Bob Sam

Sig̱oop Alfie Price

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