Colony High School Interact Club
to purchase books written in Spanish, for Mayan Families.
Interact clubs are required to participate in an international service project of their choosing.
The State previously gave the Rotary Falls their blessing.
April Khongsavanh (1st place)
Lilly Otte (4th place)
Areina Czarny (Did not finish)
Kiersten Sierra (2nd place)
Riley Glasen (3rd place)
Members of the Wasilla Sunrise Rotary recently gathered to install much needed benches
at the inclusive playground at Wasilla Lake.
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
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.
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.
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!