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Colony High School Band

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/#_

Jan 24, 2018 7:00 PM

Results from Susitna Rotary Club's Visioning (Meeting being held at Settlers Bay)

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.

Jan 31, 2018
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Jan 31, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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Jan 31, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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Jan 31, 2018
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
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Faith as a world wide peace movement

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.

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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Peacemaking through Organizing

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. 

Feb 21, 2018 8:17 AM
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Feb 21, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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Volunteering at MatSu Regional

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.


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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Feb 28, 2018 7:30 PM
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Rotary District 5010 Youth Exchange

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.

Mar 07, 2018
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Mar 07, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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Matsu Dive Rescue Team

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.

 

Mar 14, 2018
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Mar 14, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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Alaska Office of Boating Safety

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. ​

 

 

Mar 21, 2018
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Mar 21, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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Mar 28, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Mar 28, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Mar 28, 2018 7:30 PM
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Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics

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."

Apr 04, 2018 6:00 PM
Apr 04, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Apr 05, 2018 7:00 AM
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Certificate of Need application

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.

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).

Apr 18, 2018 6:00 PM
Apr 18, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Apr 25, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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Rock the Resilience Concert

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.

Apr 25, 2018 6:30 PM
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Apr 28, 2018 5:00 PM
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Iditarod 2018

Chas St .George, Chief Operations Officer at Iditarod Trail Committee, will present an insider's view of the 2018 Iditarod Trail Race.

 

May 02, 2018 6:00 PM
May 02, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
May 03, 2018
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
May 05, 2018
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

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
May 09, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
May 09, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
May 10, 2018
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
May 12, 2018
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
May 14, 2018 Ends: 12:28 PM

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. 

May 16, 2018 6:00 PM
May 17, 2018 - May 20, 2018

Closure on the Susitna River drainage to the harvest of king salmon

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.
May 23, 2018 6:00 PM
May 23, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
May 28, 2018
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May 30, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
May 30, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
May 30, 2018
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Jun 02, 2018 2:00 PM
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Deputy Administrator for the City of Wasilla.

Lyn Carden was not born in Alaska, but the military sent her family here three different times, thus solidifying Wasilla was the place for her! Lyn has been around the world, working in many different fields and living in many different geographical locations. One thing is for certain - Wasilla is home!

For many years, Lyn was the CEO of the Greater Wasilla Chamber of Commerce, which provided her the chance to become more connected to her community. Whether it was past media curiosity and the eyes of the world on Wasilla, or facilitating the largest July 4th parade in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley year-after-year, she loves what she does. Over the years, she has had the honor to serve the United States during Operation Iraqi Freedom, and has staffed the office of the Wasilla House Representative during the 28th Legislative Session. Lyn enjoys working with the citizens of the City of Wasilla to help create a great place to live, work and play.

Jun 06, 2018
Jun 06, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Jun 09, 2018
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
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2018 RYLA Experience

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'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!
Jun 13, 2018
Jun 13, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Jun 14, 2018
5:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Jun 17, 2018
Jun 20, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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Jun 23, 2018 - Jun 27, 2018

Join us in celebrating the success of 2017-2018 President Cheryl Metiva and her team and welcoming in 2018-2019 President Jack Timm.

Jun 27, 2018
Jun 27, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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Jun 27, 2018
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Jul 04, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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Just Against Children Drowning

Paul DeMello founded the Just Against Children Drowning Foundation (JACD) after losing his twin 13 month old sons in a tragic drowning accident.  He turned his grief and loss into a foundation with a vision "to achieve a 0% drowning rate for children". 

JACD works closely with other agencies and foundation to end childhood drowning with a focus on prevention through eduction and awareness.  One of their many partners is the Joshua Collingsworth Memorial Foundation's - Josh the Otter program.

Paul purchased the Alaskan Trip donated by Susitna Rotary Club in the JCMF auction and is now visiting us in Alaska.  Paul resides in Port Charlotte, Florida.

Jul 11, 2018 6:00 PM
Jul 11, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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Needs and Volunteer Opportunities

Christian Hartley is the Fire Chief of Houston, Alaska. He was named as the City Of Houston’s permanent fire chief in Sept. of 2016.  Hartley is a second-generation emergency services professional. Both of his parents were very involved in the calling.  Over the years, Hartley has served in various capacities and locations. A native Alaskan, he grew up in the Sunshine-Talkeetna area. In 1999, Hartley started his EMS work in the Mat-Su Borough like his father. Shortly after that, he ventured to the Lower 48, more specifically Arizona where he fought fires on the south rim of the Grand Canyon. 

After a year there, he returned to the Alaska.

"I could literally look over the south rim of the Grand Canyon, but I love Alaska better than anywhere,” Hartley said. “As a kid, we had acres and acres to play in. We had our own lake.”

In 2003, Hartley returned to the Mat-Su Valley where he worked at several regional fire stations. In 2008, he joined the HFD. In that time, he has served in various capacities including firefighter, lieutenant, and captain—the position he has held for the past five years.In addition to his Mat-Su EMS experience, Hartley’s experience includes working the ground ambulance for Guardian Flight Air Medical out of Anchorage. A Houston resident, Hartley serves on the City of Houston Planning and Zoning Commission.   He also serves on the Mat-Su Borough Emergency Services Advisory Board, and a member of the Houston Lion’s Club.

 Governor Walker appointed Chief Christian Hartley to the chief admin officer/fire chief/volunteer staff seat on the Alaska Fire Standards Council. His term began Oct. 26 and runs through Oct. 15, 2019.  Alaska firefighters ensure the safety of Alaskans in times of great need. The Council works to provide a swift response when a home or business catches fire, as well as quality emergency care for Alaska’s families.

 

Jul 18, 2018
Jul 18, 2018
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
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