PUBLISHED: 4:06 PM on Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Letter to the Editor
Thank you for making Pillars possible
The Glacier Valley Rotary Club would like to thank the community of Juneau for its overwhelming support of the 15th Annual Pillars of America Freedom Series.

This year's series featured speakers Alison Levine, SSG Rob Wright and Ron "Gus" Gustafson; all of them gave unforgettable stories of leadership, commitment and inspiration.

Thank you to the sponsors of the speakers: Alaska USA Federal Credit Union and UAS Student Government for presenting Alison Levine; GCI and Shattuck & Grummett for sponsoring SSG Rob Wright; and Wells Fargo, NA and SERRC Alaska's Educational Resource Center for presenting Ron "Gus" Gustafson.

Thank you to AEL&P, Alaska Marine Lines, Alaska Pacific Bank, Baxter, Bruce & Sullivan, Bullwinkle's Pizza, Clif & Loretta Beadle, Coeur Alaska Inc., Dr Daniel & Kathy Holt of Holt Chiropractic Elgee Rehfeld Mertz, CPA's, Juneau EMPIRE, Juneau Gastineau Rotary Club, Mendenhall Auto Center, and Western Auto-Marine for their donations to purchase tickets for the youth of Juneau to attend the Pillars of America Freedom Series.

We wish to thank the Juneau Empire, Capital City Weekly, GCI Cable TV, KTOO TV/Radio, KINY/KSUP Radio, KJNO/TAKU Radio, MAGIC/STAR Radio, and KATH TV for their continued advertising support.

Special thanks go to Jessica Ludwig of the Juneau Empire and the composing room staff for the print ads, Rik Pruitt of KATH TV for the television spots, and Jim Morgan of KINY/KSUP for the radio spots.

Thank you to the Goldbelt Hotel for complimentary accommodations for our speakers, to the Hangar on the Wharf for preparing the lunches, to Printing Trade Company for all of our printed material, to Alaska Laundry for the table linens, to Coastal Helicopters and Auke Bay Charters for sightseeing trips, to SAGA for the setup and takedown help and the Rotary Interact Club for seating assistance, to Alaska Youth Choir and JDHS Choir for their musical performances, and to the teachers and administration of the Juneau School District.

Tish Griffin Satre and Jamie Letterman

Co-Chair of the Pillars Committee

Glacier Valley Rotary Club