December 2018
Patti Fisher and Linda Conover
Jan 02, 2019
Safety and Security Service Opportunity
Tom Wilder
Jan 09, 2019
Home Land Security...and a little about Active Shooter Training
Patrick Durand
Jan 16, 2019
Engine #557 Restoration
Mark Hamilton
Jan 23, 2019
Pebble Partnership
Michelle Shapiro
Feb 13, 2019
Valley Community Recycling Solutions
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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Volunteer Opportunity Saturday December 15th!  Please set aside an hour or two to ring the bell and collect money in the kettle for the Salvation Army.  We will be asked to ring the bell outside Three Bears on Pittman Rd from 10:00am to 7:00pm.  Jeff, with the Salvation Army, will drop off the kettle and bell at 10:20am and pick up the kettle and bell at 6:20pm.  We are responsible for the kettle at all times, so there must be a volunteer at every shift. :)
So far we have filled all shifts for the bell ringing opportunity except for times between 1-2pm, 2-3pm, 3-4pm. 
Thank you to Rich and Liz (10-11am), Kelly and Cathy (11-1pm), Cheryl and Marty (4-5pm) and (6-7pm), and Phil and Claire (5-6pm)!! 
If you can volunteer, please let me know at the next meeting.  We would really appreciate your help!
Other than 4 years spent in college in Washington State Trygve Erickson is a lifelong Alaskan. Following college, he worked as a hotel manager, ski instructor and commercial pilot. He joined Motorola in 1973 and for the next 31 years held management and line positions in sales, marketing and project management.  Immediately following his retirement from Motorola in 2004 Mr. Erickson was appointed by the mayor to the executive position of Director of the Communications and Electronics Division for Anchorage. He and his staff have responsibility for the purchase and maintenance of a broad range of systems serving general government, utilities and public safety.
Erickson is married, has 4 children and 8 grandchildren. He is a 44-year Rotarian (perfect attendance), active pilot and has twice completed the worlds longest snowmobile
race the Iron Dog, two thousand miles from Anchorage to Fairbanks via Nome.
Tickets now on sale!  Please see Rich Standley and plan your date night!
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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                                          
1st Thursday of the month (Sep – Apr)                   Liz Standley cell 360-739-1124                          
7:00am – 7:30am                                              
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): 
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.

Here are the results of our sign-up sheet for 2018-2019 Volunteers!  Great job everyone.
The Joshua Collingsworth Memorial Foundation is pleased to announce the 2017-2018 Rotary Water Safety Advocacy Award Winners. Clubs were invited to submit nominations that included a description of their Josh the Otter Water Safety and Awareness program along with successes and outcomes. One Rotarian shared the following with her club’s nomination: “I’m happy to be part of a program that teaches kids about an important and life-saving topic in such an engaging and exciting way. This is one of the most rewarding things we get to do as Rotarians”.
The following eleven clubs were selected this year to receive the award:
  • Rotary Club of Emerald City in South Carolina
  • Rotary Club of Engelwood in Florida
  • Rotary Club of Kerrville in Texas
  • Rotary Club of Laurens in South Carolina
  • Rotary Club of Northwest Des Moines in Iowa
  • Rotary Club of Sarasota in Florida
  • Rotary Club of Susitna in Wasilla, Alaska
  • Rotary Club of Lake Wylie in South Carolina
  • Rotary Club of Longboat Key in Florida
  • Lincoln East Rotary Club in Nebraska
  • Vero Beach Oceanside Rotary Club in Florida
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Welcome to Susitna Rotary! December is Disease Prevention and Treatment Month


Service above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 6:00 PM
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3501 Old Matanuska Rd
Wasilla, AK  99654
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