January 2019
Mark Hamilton
Jan 23, 2019
Pebble Partnership
Mayor Bert Cottle
Feb 06, 2019
Update of the City of Wasilla
Michelle Shapiro
Feb 13, 2019
Valley Community Recycling Solutions
Passing of the Gavel
Jun 26, 2019
Upcoming Events
Meeting Responsibilities
Monthly Program Chair
Monthly Program Chair Coordinator
Start of new Rotary officers' year of service-July 2018
Membership and New Club Development Month-August 2018
Basic Education and Literacy Month - September 2018
Economic and Community Development Month - October 2018
The Rotary Foundation - November 2018
Disease Prevention and Treatment Month - December 2018
Vocational Service Month-January 2019
Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month- February 2019
Water and Sanitation Month-March 2019
Maternal and Child Health Month-April 2019
Youth Service Month-May 2019
Rotary Fellowships Month-June 2019
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Bonnie Quill is President and CEO of the Mat Su Convention and Visitors Bureau. The Mat-Su Convention & Visitors Bureau's (Mat-Su CVB) mission is to promote the development of tourism in the Mat-Su Valley and to market this area to potential visitors from around the state, country and world. Come hear what is happening in the Valley. 
Here is a short list of a few upcoming events:
January 26th-ICEBREAKER Fundraiser with the Big Lake Lion's Club! Start thinking of ways you can contribute to the auction!
January 25-26, February 2-3-Willow Carnival
February 2nd-District Leadership Team Training Seminar
February 2nd-Hearts 4 Hunger dinner at the Palmer Train Depot 5-9pm supporting the Mat-Su Food Bank; for $60 tickets please call 907-357-3769
April 27th-Susitna Rotary Luau! More information to come!
March 3rd - Iditarod Restart Party at Tryg and Kim Erickson's home in Willow.  Bring your family and friends to watch the race up close.
May 2nd-5th-District 5010 Meeting in Anchorage
June 1st-5th-International Rotary Convention in Hamburg, Germany
Wasilla Noon Social at Everett's every last Monday of the month from 6:30-7:30pm!  January 28th!
So many opportunities to give back!
Congratulations to Cheryl Metiva 
District Governor Designate 2021-22
It is DG Diane Fejes’ distinct pleasure to announce that Cheryl Metiva, Rotary Club of Susitna, was chosen by the  District Governor Nomination Committee to be our District Governor for 2021-22. 
Please welcome Cheryl and thank the Clubs and all applicants for putting forth their names to be considered. 
It is a great tribute to our District that so many qualified members would make the time and effort to lead our Clubs.” 
N. Diane Fejes
Rotary Int’l District Governor 2018-19
District 5010 Alaska/Yukon
Who is ready for January’s Rotary After Hours?!
Sponsored by Wasilla Noon Club

This is to bring everyone together both friends and family! See you there!
6:00 pm sharp, Monday, January 28th!
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1850 E. Bogard Road
Wasilla, Alaska 99654
Mat+SAR K9 is with Basco Labador in Wasilla, Alaska.

A HUGE thank you to the Susitna Rotary Club for their generous donation to our team! And thank you to Lisa Jaeger and K9 Mak for attending the Rotary club meeting to accept this on our behalf. This donation will help Mat+SAR K9 in so many ways. THANK YOU!

Tickets now on sale!  Please see Rich Standley and plan your date night!
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And if you don't want to dust, come on out and join us for our annual Icebreaker dinner!
I guarantee it will be a lot more fun!
If  you are planning on attending our annual Icebreaker, please get tickets asap from Rich Standley or Kathy T.  Rich Standley will purchase a full table or tables just for Susitna Rotarians.  
Also please see below update for our comedy entertainers for event!  Should prove to be quite fun and crazy night!
2019 Icebreaker Comedy entertainment!!

Anji Stubbs:
Founder of the label Black Sheep Comedy, hosting events, contests & national headliners all over the state of Alaska. Anji Stubbs knows no stranger and will figure out how to call your mom to prove it,trust me. Anji was a finalist during the Clean Comedy Challenge in Pasadena, California held at the world famous ICE HOUSE Comedy Club. Her comedy style is “to repeat the same story until you laugh, assuming you didn’t hear it those first 12 times”

Matt Burgoon:
A native of Minnesota, Matthew moved to Alaska from Los Angeles to pursue his dream of failing at stand up comedy. He was voted "Funniest Standup in Anchorage" by people unqualified to make that judgement. He recently released a comedy album in 2018 titled "Cat Tales" and it is available on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon. He is a single father to a cat

Danielle Anders:
Danielle Anders has, at one time, been a world traveler, a student politician, a seminarian, an entrepreneur, and a military wife. Now she’s funny. Danielle recently won Black Sheep Comedy’s stand up competition, winning a grand prize large enough to pay for a babysitter. Her 10-year-old says, ‘She is the funniest person I know, but I’m also homeschooled. So, who knows?

Matt Collins (Host):
A lifelong resident of Los Anchorage, Matt keeps busy being a dog dad. Sorry, did I say keeps busy? I meant the opposite.

Willow has hosted this annual winter festival for more than 50 years. With a full schedule of events in the dead of winter, the carnival boasts one of the state’s biggest winter fireworks shows, Iditarod qualifying sled dog races, homesteading competitions, $1000 bingo cash pots, talent contests, foot and ski races, entertainment, kids games, a cribbage tournament, and more.
Stay tuned for more information on how Susitna Rotary can help with the event or contact Tam at 907-354-6744 for volunteer opportunities.  Last year we manned their parking booth.
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Hearts 4 Hunger is the biggest annual fundraiser with Dinner, Live Music from The Jerry Wessling Band, Silent and Live Auctions and a whole bunch of fun!

Tickets are only $60 a person and proceeds benefit The Mat-Su Food Bank!

Help support your local food bank that feeds thousands of Mat-Su Valley residents every year!
Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 5 PM – 9 PM
Wow! What a great ending to a wonderful year with Susitna Rotary! We had a fantastic celebration with fellow Rotarians, wonderful prime rib, a white elephant gift exchange, and many laughs with friends.  Here are just a few pictures of the event.  Susitna Rotary gifted the youth exchange students a Rotary jacket.  We are so proud and honored that they are part of our program.  Thank you to all of you that have hosted and spent time with our youth exchange students! We couldn't do it without you!
Pattie Fisher ( President of the Meadow Lakes Community Council) and Linda Conover ( Vice Pres. of Meadow Lakes Community Council), will come talk to us about a volunteer opportunity to install security cameras at the Meadow Lakes Senior Center. 
D5010 Leadership Team Training Seminar and Strategic Planning Update.
Date: February 2, 2019
Location:     Chariot Group 
                    3120 Denali St., Suite #1
                    Anchorage, AK
Times:     8:30 AM Check-in Registration
                Meeting starts at 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
                Break for Lunch at Noon - 1:00 PM
This meeting is intended for current and future district leaders, and District Leadership Academy participants. Club Presidents and PE's are welcome and encouraged to register, and any other interested D5010 Rotarians may attend as well.
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It's not to late to register!  
Join DG Diane Fejes for a time to network, reconnect with friends, and find inspiration for continuing service and community leadership as we report on the district, including its successes and challenges.

We will have local and international speakers giving information on topics relevant to our district members. 

Be sure to make plans to attend the business meeting to discuss and vote on important district matters.
District Conference 2019
Be The Inspiration!
Change the World!

Captain Cook Hotel
Anchorage, Alaska

  • Assembly - May 2, 2019
  • Conference - May 3-5 2019

Susitna Rotary Club's Member Education and Information Program

(“ME” Talks)
A fun and informative program to acquaint new members with Rotary and each other.  Rotarians from other local clubs are encouraged to join us!  Click to download flyer.
ME is a program to provide fellowship and Rotary information for new and experienced Rotary members.  Rotarians from all area clubs are invited to attend.
ME meetings are short, 30-minute informal gatherings held September through April on the first Thursday of the month.  Club firesides and other social events are also scheduled throughout the year to increase the fellowship among members while learning more about Rotary. 
ME Meetings:
Mat-Su Family Restaurant                                    For more information contact:
401 W Parks Highway                                             Kim Erickson cell 907-223-8385
Wasilla, AK 99654                                                    kim.erickson@greatlandlaser.com
1st Thursday of the month (Sep – Apr)                   Liz Standley cell 360-739-1124                          
7:00am – 7:30am                                                        liznrich@bellsouth.net
Complimentary coffee and juice                    
No host breakfast available off the menu       
Membership Education and Social Event Schedule:
Type of Meeting
Late Fall/Winter  2018 (Saturday)
New Member Orientation -  Red Ribbon tasks
     followed by club fireside
Fireside – location TBD
September 6, 2018
Rotary Basics
October 4, 2018
The Rotary Foundation:  Worldwide Projects
November 1, 2018
The Rotary Foundation:  Giving
December 6, 2018
Rotary Awareness and Public Relations
December TBD
Club Holiday Party
Fireside – location TBD
January 3, 2019
Community Service Projects
February 7, 2019
Water Safety Projects
March 7, 2019
Youth “Next Gen” Service Projects
April 4, 2019
Rotary Conferences
June TBD, 2019
Lil Su River Clean-up
     followed by a club BBQ
BBQ – Lil Su River

Karlee, Charlie and Matt were 3rd and 4th place winners!  Matt and Karlee are going to Sonoma, California! 
Charlie is beautiful with her handcrafted necklace!  A big applause to all that attended.
Last week, Susitna Rotary donated $1,000 to the Tapriza School in Nepal.  Pam Hill from Wasilla Sunrise was also recognized for her contribution! Thanks Susitna Rotary and Pam!

2018 Rotary Uncorked

Wow! What a night! For those who were there, it was a fun night full of great food and drinks and wonderful friends who were there to donate through silent/live auctions to  My House and Rotary. 
Please congratulate Rylee Rudd for her receiving the Paul Harris Fellow certificate and pin! 

The Paul Harris Fellow program recognizes individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.

The honor was established in 1957 to show appreciation for contributions that support our Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or an approved Foundation grant.

Thank you Rylee for your dedication and support!
Rotary make-ups are fun and a great way to meet other Rotarians from around the world.
Rotarians can attend meetings at any club.  If you would like to attend an online meeting, consider making up with the Rotary EClub of District 5010.  Click the following link to visit their website and do a make-up (under "meetings" tab): http://www.rotaryeclub5010.org/Stories/welcome-to-our-new-website. 
The Rotary eClub of District 5010, Alaska-Yukon, was co-sponsored by the Susitna Rotary Club and Anchorage International Rotary Club.

A bit of history about e-clubs... the first web based Rotary club was Rotary E-Club One, chartered January 4, 2002.

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Welcome to Susitna Rotary!  
January is Vocational Service Month



Service above Self

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