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Wasilla Sunrise Rotary

Wasilla Sunrise Rotary

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Tuesday's 7:00am - 8:00am
Jack White / Meridian Point Building
865 N Seward Meridian Parkway
PO Box 876972
Wasilla, AK  99687
United States
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Sunrise Projects

No More Mat-Su - Together We Can End Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault
Saturday, April 18, 2015 - Wasilla High School Gymnasium - 10am - 3pm 

because we are offering a sack lunch we ask that you please register at 


http://www.eventbrite.com/e/no-more-mat-su-together-we-can-end-domestic-violence-tickets-16094582329?aff=ehomecard 
OR https://www.facebook.com/events/349517568588605/


Wasilla Sunrise Rotary

 aka "The Pirate Club"...Arghh!
established July 2001

We welcome visitors to our meetings, pirate and non-pirate alike!
Contact President Greg Brooker with any questions - 907-373-3977

Please join us for a continental breakfast and program $10

 

 

 

 Weekly Program - April 14, 2015

Thank you to April Arseneau, MD for today's presentation! 

APRIL 21, 2015 - NO MEETING

Sunrise Rotarians will meet at Giant Don's Flooring 

to pick up roses to be delivered. Please call Garry Forrester with any questions, 841-9490

2901 E. Bogard Road, next to Bouncin Bears. Drive around back of building.
 

 

 

Wasilla Sunrise Rotary, Mat-Su Regional Medical Center, Alaska Family Services,
The Mat-Su SeaHawkers & the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

 PRESENT 

NO MORE Mat-Su
 A Domestic Violence Awareness Summit 

Domestic Violence can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender 
and affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels. 
No More seeks to bring domestic violence & sexual assault into the national spotlight 
to generate more attention, more resources and 
more action to prevent them. 

Master of Ceremonies - Wasilla Councilman Stu Graham

Guest Speakers

Past Governor of Alaska, Sean Parnell

Iditarod Musher, DeeDee Jonrowe

‚ÄčAlaska Family Services Director, Jeaninne Milne

Wasilla High School Teacher & Coach, Jason Marvel


Please Join Us

Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Wasilla High School

10am - 12:00pm - No More
 http://nomore.org/ 

12:30 -1:00
lunch break with bag lunch provided by MSRMC - Because we are offering lunch, we ask that you please register

1pm-3pm - Compass 
 http://www.alaskamenchooserespect.org/compass/


Like us on Facebook -  No More Mat-Su

For More Information contact us at: nomorematsu@gmail.com

 

 

 Image15th Annual
Roses for Rotary Fundraiser!

Roses On Sale Now!

$25 for a dozen long stemmed roses
Just in time for Administrative Assistants Week 

Let someone know you are thinking of them, Appreciate them,
are wishing them a Happy Birthday or Anniversary, 
or any other reason just to put a smile on their face!!

Double your gift of $25 and get a dozen roses
for that someone special
 and you help support one of the many many
community service projects put on by
Wasilla Sunrise Rotary!

Contact any Sunrise Rotarian with your order!
Thank You for Your Support!

 

 

Rotaract, Interact, and RYLA

Leadership is an essential aspect of Rotary—and we offer both clubs and programs to help emerging leaders develop their skills. Through these groups, participants strengthen their leadership skills, serve their communities, increase their world understanding, build friendships, and more.

Rotaract

Rotaract brings together people ages 18-30 in universities and communities worldwide to organize service activities, develop leadership and professional skills, and have fun. Rotary clubs sponsor them, but Rotaract members manage and fund their clubs independently. Rotaract members work closely with their local Rotary club, and may join after their Rotaract membership ends.

How can I participate in Rotaract? - Facebook - Mat-Su Valley Rotaract

Follow Rotaract on , , , and to see what Rotaract clubs are doing around the world.

To find a Rotaract club in your area, .

Interact - Facebook - Mat-Su Valley Interact

Interact is a club for youth ages 12-18 who want to connect with others in their community or school. Interact club members have fun while carrying out service projects and learning about the world. Interact clubs organize at least two service projects a year: one that benefits their community and one that encourages international understanding. While Interact clubs receive guidance from individual Rotary clubs, they govern and support themselves.

How can I participate in Interact?

Follow Interact on and visit Interact’s to see what Interact clubs are doing around the world.

To find an Interact club in your area, .

‚ÄčRYLA - Rotary District 5010  - www.wasillasunriserotary.com - Debbie Bushnell

RYLA 5010 will be held in April 2015 in the Mat-Su Valley

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is a leadership development program run by Rotary. While participants can be any age, most events focus on secondary school students, university students, or young professionals. RYLA events are typically 3–10 days long and include presentations, activities, and workshops that cover a variety of topics, including:

  • Leadership fundamentals and ethics
  • Communication skills
  • Problem solving and conflict management
  • Community and global citizenship

How can I participate in RYLA? - Facebook District 5010 RYLA - Are you a 10th or 11th grade High Student who would like a chance to attend RYLA 2015? Click on RYLA Registration on our home page under upcoming events. http://wasillasunriserotary.com/

Follow RYLA on to learn about inspirational events happening around the globe. Facebook Mat-Su Valley Rotaract

 

 

 
The Rotary 4-Way Test Speech Contest 2015 was held this month at Wasilla High School.
Special thanks for WHS Teacher Ed Ripley and the WHS staff for helping put this event together. 
 Thanks to Andy Faiks for coordinating this years event and for our judges,
Greg Brooker, Jerry Moses, Garry Forrester, Andy Faiks and Trish Keown.

The winners this year are: 
1st Place - Miriam Farley
2nd Place - Chase Hammer
3rd Place - Cory Stubbs
4th - Tie - Logan Whitlatch and Deborah Polk
 

 
 
May 7-10 Alyeska Prince Hotel - Girdwood, AK
 
 
20 Reason You Need to Attend the District 5010 Conference 

As Rotarians there are a lot of demands on our time and taking the time out to attend the Rotary District 5010 Conference is one more,
however there are a lot of good reasons you should make the time.  Here s a quick list of the top 20! 
READ MORE....http://rotary5010conference.com/20-reason-need-attend-conference/

 

 

 

 

 

This is RotaryEN from Rotary International on Vimeo.What would it take to change the world? Rotary's 1.2 million members believe it starts with a commitment to Service Above Self.

 

 
 
 

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Playground Upgrades

Members of the Wasilla Sunrise Rotary recently gathered to install much needed benches

at the inclusive playground at Wasilla Lake.

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MYHouse Appliances and Mat-Su Valley Rotary Clubs
by Kaplan, Sondra

A great big thank you to the Rotary Clubs of Palmer, Wasilla, Sunrise, and Susitna for 

taking part in the MYHouse Appliance Grant. Wsilla Sunrise Donated $300 to the project.

 

 

 

 

 

MyHouse celebrated their grand opening on August 8th at their new Gathering Center off of Herning and Lucille

in Wasilla (the old Husky Building).  For more information go to http://myhousematsu.org .

 Thank you to the Palmer Rotary and the Wasilla Noon Rotary for purchasing a washer and dryer from Allen and Peterson for our Gathering Place. 

 

 
 

Johns

The WSRC appropriated $500 toward the Honor Flights

in support of John Warner and John Glass’ efforts for the WWII Vets

and in memory of so many of the fathers of Club members.  Great work John, John and Ron. 

 

 
 
 

Dear Dan, and Wasilla Sunrise Rotary Club,

On behalf of the City of Wasilla, and our Honorable Mayor Verne Rupright, we that thank YOU for your dedication of time, and talent to persevere in sometimes inclement conditions to ‘serve’ in a capacity that truly holds credence to your motto,  ‘service above self’.  Thank you for making this year’s Mayor’s Picnic a wonderful success, as we have appreciated your long- standing commitment to serving our community.

On a personal note….HUGE THANKS to all of you for helping me coordinate these efforts.  I couldn’t have done it without you!! I’m looking forward to working with you next year!

Joan Klapperich

Event Production & Facility Supervisor

Curtis D. Menard Memorial Sports Center

City of Wasilla

1001 S. Mack Drive

 

 
 

Choose Respect

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Many thanks to Governor Parnell for joining us for breakfast this morning and sharing his vision on the administration's "Choose Respect" initiative.

Speaking to a full house this morning the governor challenged groups like ours to continue our efforts to keep the conversation about domestic violence going.  Remember, sometimes a victim only needs someone they can trust to take a step towards getting help.  Our children need to hear that abusing someone else is never acceptable.

 

 

Thanks to Andy Faiks our Community Service Chairperson

for organizing our first Road Cleanup of 2014. 
Mile 3 to 4 of Knik Goose Bay Road is Looking Good! 

(not everyone who picked up trash is pictured, missing are Matt Stielstra, Jackie & Jason Marve and Norm Harris)
Thanks to Matt Stielstra who volunteered his time to load up all the trash in his truck and haul away!!

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This is what Greg and Dan were doing while trash was being gathered

 

 
 

Thanks to All Rotarians who helped Paint the Deck at the Hatcher Pass Visitor Center on July 15th 2013 and Thanks to James Hastings for organizing!

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As part of our Literacy program, Wasilla Sunrise donate's a library book in recognition of each of our weekly speakers.
Set's of books are given to selected Valley Elementary Schools each Rotary year. Pictured are Valley Elementary Principal's 2014
 

 
 

Aimee Bushnell

Graduating Senior of Wasilla High

Aimee was awarded a scholarship from WSRC President Dan Kennedy Tuesday night, 5/13/14. 

We are very proud of all she has accomplished with Rotary and the community at large.

Congratulations from all of us at the Wasilla Sunrise Rotary Club!!!

Aimee

 

 

 

Teeland

The Wasilla Sunrise Rotary Club enjoys sharing our careers with the 8th graders at Teeland MS, a STEM school.  Our presenters were, from left to right are:  John Warner, Dan Kennedy, Garry Forrester, Dr. Martin, Jake Libbey and Matt Ketchum.   Al Haynes and Norm Harris (not pictured) .

 

 
 
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Jason Marvel

The most common reaction to today's presentation was "Wow!"  Jason gave us an overview of the Freedom Writers program, training, goals, and achievements.  A confident and inspirational speaker, it is easy to see Jason is one of the better teachers out there and we are lucky to have him teaching the children of the valley.

His presentation hit upon the difference between Tolerance and Understanding.  It also tied into a discussion on domestic abuse, a large and sensitive problem in the valley.  Jason challenged us to tap into our creativity as Rotary to come up with an action plan for tackling this issue - a thought seconded by our President, Dan Kennedy.

So, fellow Rotarians, what can we do?  How can we help our community address not only the after effects of domestic violence, but more importantly prevent it from occurring?  Very tough questions with difficult answers.  Talk about it, think about, and let's see what we can do to make a difference to fight something that touches too many of us!

 Jason

 

 
 

Wasilla Rotary meets Wednesdays, 12:00pm at the Hacienda Restaurant, Wasilla on Wednesday's @12pm Facebook.com/wasillarotary

Palmer Rotary meets Thursday's, 12:00- Palmer Ale House Thursday's @12pm - 320 E. Dahlia Avenue Facebook.com/pages/palmer-rotary-club/120841014686289

Susitna Club - meets Wednesday evenings 6:00-7:15 pm @ Piccolino's Restaurant in Wasilla - Facebook.com/pages/susitna-rotary/77243900907

Eagle River Club - 2 Meetings -  Bear Mountain Grill Thursdays @7am & Thursdays 12:15pm at Piccolino's Restaurant - Facebook.com/pages/eagle-river-area-rotary-club/170988139614987

Rotaract - Facebook.com/Mat-Su Rotaract

 

 
 

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Community Service
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