Celebrate Dr. Walter Soboleff Day with Letters of Encouragement and Gratitude

Published November 1, 2016 by ChristinaMaddox in Newsletter Articles

HB217 was signed into law by the 28th Alaska State Legislature, 2nd session, “an act establishing November 14 each year as Dr. Walter Soboleff Day”.
Rev. Dr. Soboleff was Pastor Emeritus of our church and an influential member of our community and state. Of Tlingit and Russian-German descent, he contributed to many organizations, including serving in all of the offices at Grand Camp ANB, participating in the Juneau Lions Club, teaching at UAF, serving in the AK National Guard, and pastoring the Juneau Memorial Church. He spent his life working with people, with the goal of higher education, self-respect, spiritual values, tolerance, and equality. Those fortunate enough to have known him may fondly remember his frequent handwritten notes and cards.  Through this simple act of recognition and caring, the Juneau-Douglas City Museum asks you to send someone a note of encouragement this November in his honor. As Dr. Soboleff once said, “When you give, feel good about it.”
The month of November, the Juneau-Douglas City Museum will provide a complimentary note card including US postage to anyone who wishes to stop by and write a note of encouragement to someone they know.  The Museum is located at 4th and Main Street and is open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am- 4pm. November admission is free In Celebration of Dr. Walter Soboleff Day, www.juneau.org/museum. 

Photo Credit: Photo Credit: Walter Soboleff, 1982, photo from the Joseph Alexander Collection gift of Susan Derrera, 013.11.1699.


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