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Oct 01, 2017 – Dec 31, 2017
 
Dec 02, 2017
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
 
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 I am a singer, songwriter, producer, and performer from Alaska, currently living in Anchorage. I am passionate about creating and performing world class pop music, and putting Alaska on the map as a music monster. I am most inspired by Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, Train, and Ed Sheeran. I play primarily with my band, and dream to one day headline a major national concert-tour. 


https://youtu.be/S0FX0-aF3NU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Va2WtXbA6B0

 

Conway Seavey
Dec 06, 2017
 

Michelle Boyden is a K-12 Guidance Counselor with  Mat-Su Central. She'll be talking about the
 Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE's) program designed to help parents, teachers and caregivers.  

Michelle Boyden, ACE's
Dec 13, 2017
 
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K-12 Guidance Counselor Mat-Su Central

Empowering students through relationships, resiliency and hope.

A Trauma-Sensitive School includes

  • Safe, calm and secure environment with supports for all students and staff
  • System-wide understanding of trauma, its prevalence and impact
  • System-wide understanding of trauma-sensitive school practices
  • Cultural competence and cultural humility
  • Promotion of student and family voice, choice and self-advocacy
  • Student-centered and trauma specific supports and services
  • Healing, hopeful, honest and trusting relationships
 
Dec 13, 2017
 
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McKinley Heather Belle Wooten was crowned as the new 2018 Miss Alaska Teen USA on September 30th at the Wendy Williamson Auditorium.  Mckinley is a lifelong Alaskan currently attending Colony High School.  She is passionate about volunteering in her community whether it's raising money as a bell ringer for the Salvation Army, or delivering meals every year on Christmas morning to those in need.  As the new Miss Alaska Teen USA she plans to be the best role model to girls and always hold herself to the standard that young girls are always watching her.

McKinley Wooten
Dec 20, 2017
 
No Meeting - Happy Holidays!
Dec 27, 2017
 
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Merry Christmas to all our friends and families.
Dec 27, 2017
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
 
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Club meeting will focus on extracting ideas and creating a strategic plan for the club's flagship service project:  Josh the Otter water safety program.

Claire Horton
Jan 03, 2018
 
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Evelyna Kuhr
Jan 10, 2018
 
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Join us this week at the Extreme Fun Center to hear from three Mat-Su Valley students who will be traveling to Canada to represent Alaska and the USA at the 2018 Arctic Winter Games in Futsol (fast paced, indoor soccer).

3 Students from the Arctic Winter Games
Jan 17, 2018
 
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The Extreme Fun Center will be hosting our regular meeting on the Jan 17th.  Members attending will get firsthand experience what is being offered by the Sky lounge if our regular meetings are moved to the center.
 
Jan 17, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
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Festival Coordinator & District Liaison, and Colony High School Band Director

 

o   Works at Matanuska Susitna Borough School District

o   Studied Education at William Howard Taft University

o   Studied Educational Leadership/Administration at University of Alaska Anchorage

o   Studied Music education at Brigham Young University

o   Went to Bingham High School

https://www.adn.com/arts/2017/11/19/alaska-marching-band-takes-their-show-on-the-road-for-the-macys-thanksgiving-day-parade/#_

Jamin Burton - Colony High School Band Director
Jan 24, 2018 7:00 PM
 

Lanissa and Lynn will be presenting the ideas generated at the December 2nd Susitna Rotary Club Visioning event and the consensus on the top three strategic priorities for the next year.

Lanissa Grogan and Lynn Mitchell
Jan 31, 2018
 
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Jan 31, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
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The Grill will be hosting our regular meeting on the Jan 31st.  Members attending will get firsthand experience what is being offered by restaurant if our regular meetings are moved to the Grill.
Jan 31, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
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All members are welcome and encouraged to stay and join us.
7:30 to 8:30 pm
Jan 31, 2018
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
 
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Bishop Shelley Wickstrom  is bishop of the Alaska Synod caring for 30 Lutheran Evangleical Lutheran Church congregations and their pastors from Ketchikan to Shishmaref. Before being the Alaskan Lutheran bishop she was a pastor in the Alaskan Southeast leaving that ministry to direct the ELCA’S Region One;  a supporting arm of the National  ELCA Church bodies including Montana, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. She will speak about peacemaking.

Bishop Shellie Wickstrom
Feb 07, 2018
 
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Feb 07, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
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Feb 14, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
Feb 17, 2018
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
 
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Kelly Marciales is the director of Valley Interfaith Action (VIA). A collection of eleven MatSu Valley congregations developing a system that listens to the needs of the community. This Community Organizing effort is unique in that it gives authority to the community. 

Mission of Valley Interfaith Action:

To address quality of life issues for all residents of the Mat-Su Borough, utilizing the faith values of our members, developing community-wide interest and mobilization around quality of life issues.

Through training, leaders address community problems by providing forums for discussion, researching alternative solutions, and working as facilitators with residents and leaders for institutional change. 

Kelly Marciales (meeting at Settlers Bay)
Feb 21, 2018 8:17 AM
 
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Feb 21, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
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Lend a hand.

Mat-Su Regional volunteers help in a wide variety of areas within the hospital, the outpatient center, and in the community. They do everything from helping in the Emergency Department to guiding tours at our annual Baby Fair. With such a wide variety of volunteers positions to choose from, you are sure to find a rewarding experience at Mat-Su Regional.


Michelle Sturgeon (meet at Settler's Bay Lodge)
Feb 28, 2018
 
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Feb 28, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
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Feb 28, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
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All members are welcome and encouraged to stay and join us.
7:30 to 8:30 pm
Feb 28, 2018 7:30 PM
 
 
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Rotary District 5010 is actively seeking open-minded, flexible students who demonstrate leadership qualities and have high moral standards that will enable them to become excellent cultural ambassadors for their country and the Rotary club and district that supports them. District 5010 Rotary Youth Exchange provides students ages 15 to 17 with an opportunity to travel to a foreign country and experience the culture while serving as an ambassador for their home country. Youth Exchange is a live-in experience not a travel vacation.

For over 75 years, students and host families have broadened their horizons through Rotary Youth Exchange. More than 80 countries and over 8,000 students each year participate in the program, which is administered at the regional level by Rotary districts and at the local level by Rotary clubs.

Jeff Johnson (meet at Settlers Bay Lodge)
Mar 07, 2018
 
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Mar 07, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
 
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Matanuska-Susitna Borough Dive Rescue Team

Wasilla, Alaska

The Dive Rescue Team is dispatched by 911, and responds from station 6-5 on the Palmer-Wasilla Highway. All team members are volunteers who spend hundreds of hours training to develop and maintain their skill level. Members are certified in Dive Rescue, Swiftwater Rescue, Ice Rescue, Mud Rescue, and Low to High and High Angle Rope Rescue, as well as Emergency Medical Treatment.

 

Lisa Jaeger (meet at Settlers Bay)
Mar 14, 2018
 
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Mar 14, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
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Promoting Safe and Enjoyable Boating in Alaska

Education Specialist Kelli Toth was named the 2017 National Boating Safety Educator of the Year. This award symbolizes the highest level of achievement among boating safety educators in the U.S. Among her many accomplishments since Toth  joined the Office of Boating Safety in 2011, the total number of students attending Kids Don’t Float education program classes has swelled to over 75,761. “In a profession where outstanding work is the standard, Kelli’s passion and dedication are above exemplary,” said Alaska State Parks Director, Ethan Tyler. ​

 

 

Kelli Toth (meet at Settlers Bay)
Mar 21, 2018
 
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Mar 21, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
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Club Assembly & Board of Directors meeting
Mar 28, 2018
 
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Mar 28, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
 
 
 
Mar 28, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
All members are welcome and encouraged to stay and join us.
7:30 to 8:30 pm
Mar 28, 2018 7:30 PM
 
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Dr. Stannard is a Psychologist and Director of Clinical Services at Ptarmigan Connections. 

"My great passion is connecting children and families to healing resources. When a child is not developing as expected, it is common to feel overwhelmed. I help by providing early identification of developmental and behavioral disorders, educating parents and professionals about treatment strategies, and collaborating with a child’s wellness team for ongoing care.

My educational background includes a bachelor of science degree in biology from the University of Rochester, as well as a master of science degree in counseling psychology and a doctor of psychology degree from Alaska Pacific University. Additionally, I have a certificate in Primary Care Behavioral Health from the University of Massachusetts and a postdoctoral certificate in neuropsychology from Fielding Graduate University. I am a licensed psychologist, chemical dependency clinical supervisor, and supervisor for licensed professional counselors in the state of Alaska."

Dr. Erika L. Stannard, PsyD
Apr 04, 2018 6:00 PM
 
 
 
 
Apr 04, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
Membership Education (ME) talk on Rotary Conferences - MatSu Family Restaurant 7:00 - 7:30am
 
 
 
Be Humble * Be Kind * Take Action
District Conference & Assembly
May 17-20, 2018
 Seward, AK

 
 
 
Apr 05, 2018 7:00 AM
 
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Mat-Su Regional CEO Dave Wallace will speak at Susitna Rotary this week to discuss a Certificate of Need (CON) the hospital just submitted to the State of Alaska.

Mat-Su Regional received overwhelming community support when they applied for a CON last summer to add the 36-bed behavioral health and detox treatment facility on campus. This is a second CON and is needed to add treatment rooms to our emergency department in order to support the behavioral health facility as well as the growth in our community.

Mat-Su Regional CEO Dave Wallace
Apr 11, 2018 6:00 PM
 
 
 
 
Apr 11, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 

Local students that represented Alaska in the 2018 Arctic Winter Games are back to tell us about their experience competing with nearly 2,000 athletes from around the circumpolar world in the Northwest Territories.  These students were part of the USA Futsol team (fast paced, indoor soccer).

Arctic Winter Games Athletes
Apr 18, 2018 6:00 PM
 
 
 
 
Apr 18, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
 
 
 
Apr 25, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
In lieu of the regular club meeting, Susitna Rotary Club members will be attending Wasilla Sunrise Rotary Club's event in Palmer:
Apr 25, 2018 6:30 PM
 
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In support of Wasilla Sunrise Rotary Club's "No More Mat-Su" efforts, Susitna Rotary is changing it's meeting on Wednesday, April 25th, to their "Rock the Resilience".  This concert is a free community event to raise awareness and build connections that features performances by local high school students.

Meeting changed to Glenn Massey Theater
Apr 25, 2018 6:30 PM
 
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Apr 28, 2018 5:00 PM
 
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Chas St .George, Chief Operations Officer at Iditarod Trail Committee, will present an insider's view of the 2018 Iditarod Trail Race.

 

Chas St. George
May 02, 2018 6:00 PM
 
 
 
 
May 02, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
Membership Education (ME) talk on Rotary Conferences - MatSu Family Restaurant 7:00 - 7:30am
 
 
 
Be Humble * Be Kind * Take Action
District Conference & Assembly
May 17-20, 2018
 Seward, AK

 
 
 
May 03, 2018 7:00 AM
 

Alaska Club Pool Session

Address: 1720 E Parks Hwy, Wasilla, AK 99654

Phone(907) 376-3300

9:00-9:30 am - Alaska Club theater presentation
9:30-10:00 am - changing time
10:00-11:00 am - pool sessions
11:00-11:30 am - free swim

May 03, 2018
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
 

Alaska Club Pool Session

Address: 1720 E Parks Hwy, Wasilla, AK 99654

Phone(907) 376-3300

9:00-9:30 am - Alaska Club theater presentation
9:30-10:00 am - changing time
10:00-11:00 am - pool sessions
11:00-11:30 am - free swim

May 05, 2018
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
 

In lieu of our regular meeting, club members and friends are invited to help clean-up the grounds at the Big Lake Library as part of our contribution to the Mat-Su Day of Caring.

Bring gloves, rakes, hoes, shovels, etc.to weed, trim, pick-up trash on the library grounds.

Big Lake Clean-up Project
May 09, 2018 5:00 PM
 
 
 
Mat-Su Day of Caring
In lieu of our regular meeting, club members and friends are invited to help clean-up the grounds at the Big Lake Library as part of our contribution to the Mat-Su Day of Caring.
Bring gloves, rakes, hoes, shovels, etc.to weed, trim, pick-up trash on the library grounds.
 
 
May 09, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
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May 09, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 

Alaska Club Pool Session

Address: 1720 E Parks Hwy, Wasilla, AK 99654

Phone(907) 376-3300

9:00-9:30 am - Alaska Club theater presentation
9:30-10:00 am - changing time
10:00-11:00 am - pool sessions
11:00-11:30 am - free swim

May 10, 2018
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
 

Palmer Pool Session

1170 W. Bogard Palmer, AK 99645

(907) 861-7676

May 12, 2018 2-5pm at the Palmer Pool

Session #1 2-3 pm +30 min free swim 3-3:30 pm

Session #2 3:30-4:30 pm +30 min free swim 4:30-5 pm

4 stations include:

1. Lifejackets

2. Simple rescue

3. Canoe

4. Float on your back

May 12, 2018
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
 
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May 14, 2018 Ends: 12:28 PM
 
Due to District Conference, our regular scheduled meeting is canceled.  Hope to see all in Seward!
May 16, 2018
 

There will be no meeting on Wednesday, May 16th.  Susitna Rotarians are headed to Seward for the Rotary District 5010 Assembly and Conference on May 17 - 20th. 

Meeting Cancelled!
May 16, 2018 6:00 PM
 
 
Be Humble * Be Kind * Take Action
District Conference & Assembly
May 17-20, 2018
 Seward, AK
 
Be Humble * Be Kind * Take Action
2017-2018 District Governor Harry Kieling is a smart man; he recruited the Metiva dynamic duo to lead his 2018 District Conference.  Cheryl is chairing the event and Marty will again preside as MC....everyone is sure to have a good time!
 
Mark your calendars for the 2018 District Assembly on Thursday, May 17th (2018), and the District Conference Friday - Sunday, May 18th - 20th (2018), to join other Rotarians in the fun in Seward.  As a special treat, the Governor's Banquet will take place on Fox Island.
 
 
Rotary District 5010 Conference, May 18-20, 2018 Seward
May 17, 2018 – May 20, 2018
 
The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) recently released its Run Forecasts and Harvest Projections for 2018 Alaska Salmon Fisheries and Review of the 2017 Season Report.  On March 13th, they issued Emergency Order Number 2S-01-18 closing the entire Susitna River drainage to the harvest of king salmon.  Sport fishing for king salmon will only be allowed in the Deshka River and Yentna River system.  These drainages will be restricted to catch-and-release only for king salmon; no harvest will be allowed.
 
Join us this week to hear Sam Oslund, Assistant Area Management Biologist, to learn more about how ADF&G operates and the long term forecast for salmon stock.
Samantha "Sam" Oslund, Alaska Dept. of Fish & Game
May 23, 2018 6:00 PM
 
 
 
 
May 23, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
May 28, 2018
 
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Each year our District holds a "Rotary Youth Leadership Awards" event. This is a leadership training program that encourages and rewards outstanding young people who want to become better leaders.
 
RYLA consists of an all-expense paid two and a half-day conference that brings together a special group of young men and women from across Alaska/Yukon to share ideas about becoming better leaders. Action-packed activities, like problem solving games, challenge course, group discussions and team-building activities, help participants build confidence and leadership skills.
 
RYLA's intent is to encourage students to be more effective leaders. the following topics naturally arise during RYLA activities and discussions:
   * Fundamentals of leadership
   * Ethics of positive leadership
   * Importance of communication skills in
      effective leadership
   * Conflict management and problem solving
   * Rotary's purpose and service to the community
   * Building self-esteem and self-confidence
   * Elements of community and global citizenship
 
SEND US YOUR STUDENT AND WE'LL SEND YOU BACK A LEADER!
RYLA Students: Cameron Gold & Nenni Erskine
May 30, 2018
 
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May 30, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
 
 
 
May 30, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
 
All members are welcome and encouraged to stay and join us.
7:30 to 8:30 pm
May 30, 2018
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM