PUBLISHED: 4:58 PM on Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Rotaract charter party
JUNEAU - Capital City Rotaract, a group for young professionals ages 18-30 dedicated to community service and professional development, held its official chartering party July 9 at Sandy Beach. The group is now recognized by Rotary International as a full Rotaract club.

photos courtesy of J. Allan MacKinnon
  Rotaract members celebrate receiving their club's charter from Rotary International during a celebration at Sandy Beach on July 9. The group celebrates its one-year anniversary this month.
Rotaract stands for Rotary in Action and holds many of the same principles as Rotary. Capital City Rotaract was sponsored by all three Rotaries in Juneau, a key component to receiving a charter.

  Steve Allwine Jr. mans the BBQ grill.
The Juneau Rotaract club began in August 2007 and was chartered in January. The group's recent party was in honor of receiving the charter and to celebrate Rotaract's one-year anniversary.

  Rotaract President Marc Guevarra, center, poses with Rotary Club presidents Rosemary Hagevig (Juneau-Gastineau Rotary), Jamie Parsons (Glacier Valley Rotary), Sharon Gaiptman (Juneau Rotary) and former Juneau Rotary President Steve Allwine.
The young professionals meet the first three Wednesdays of each month and if there is a fifth Wednesday at 7:30pm at the Baranof hotel. For more information visit