When Michelle Glaves came to the Peninsula Clarion, her youngest daughter was 5 years old, today she is in her third year of college and Michelle is joining the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Kenai Peninsula. For the past 15 years Michelle has worked in advertising at the Clarion, becoming advertising director in charge of the classified and display ads in the Clarion and Dispatch. Last week her friends and colleagues surprised their trusted companion with a farewell fiesta at Don Jose's in Kenai, and sent her off to her new position as Resource Development Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Kenai Peninsula. Glaves has served on the Board of Directors for the Boys & Girls Club for many years.
A very special, very limited edition of the Clarion was printed for her final day with a headline banner that read, "Michelle Glaves leaving fun, prestigious, high paying, highly respected position at the Peninsula Clarion."
"My new job will be to raise money for the kids of the Peninsula so they can enjoy the great programs available at the Boys & Girls Club. I believe in the organization and the work that is yet to be done," said Glaves.
The Boys & Girls Club has grown from a single club with a handful of leaders and volunteers with 30-50 members to an organization with Clubs from Seldovia to Seward and Nikiski to Soldotna, serving some 6,000 kids on the Peninsula. That growth may yet be only the beginning with the fulltime addition of Glaves to the organization. Good luck Michelle, you'll be missed even though you aren't going anywhere.
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