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Wasilla, AK  99687
Sunrise Rotary
Weekly Program

January is Vocational Service Month

January 23, 2018

Speaker
 
Mr. Dave Wallace
CEO Mat-Su Medical Regional Center
 
Greeter-Pam Hill, Pledge of Allegiance-Mark Lee, Invocation-John Warner, Sgt-At-Arms-Janet Kennedy
 

 

No More Mat-Su Media Blitz
(Rescheduled to January will keep you posted) 
Are you looking for an event where you can do some good, spread a worthwhile message AND enjoy
the company of your fellow Rotarians? 
Look no further than the "No More Mat-Su Media Blitz."
we will be visiting local coffee shops, bars, restaurants, etc.
to ask that these establishments join us in saying “NO MORE.” 
We will be distributing posters, leaflets, resource cards and information. 
The committee feels that we still need to
make the community aware of the problem of DV and SA in the Valley and that we want to
employ the help of local businesses to do this. 
We will be asking them to hang up posters and have resource cards available.  We want to ask the coffee
stands to to distribute a leaflet or card with every order, and ask bars to use coasters
and/or have information displayed in the bathrooms.  
 
Here is how it works (Oh, and there is a possibility of a prize at the end!):
 
When: Thursday December 7 at 5:30 pm
Where: Meet at the Bear Paw parking lot
What: The NMMS committee will be giving you all the material you need to hit the road and pass out information. 
You have about 1 hour to pass out information. 
Meet back at the Bear Paw at 7pm for drinks with your fellow community volunteers (aka Sunrise Rotarians).
Prize: We hope to have NMMS t-shirts for every volunteer. 
Every time someone agrees to display the NMMS material, they sign your shirt. 
Person with the most signatures when we meet at 7pm wins a prize.
 
Remember: NMMS is a club-wide event, so please join us on 12/7.
 
Thank you,
No More Mat-Su Committee
District Conference 2018 Seward, Alaska

2018 District 5010 Assembly and Conference

Seward, Alaska

  • Assembly - May 17, 2018
  • Conference - May 18-20, 2018

Important Links:

Rotary Cares for Kids

District 5010 Rotarians!  We have a Mission that we need your support to accomplish! 

What is the mission?  To provide comfort and promote self-worth at the very emotional and difficult time to Alaskan children who are transitioning thru foster care through our new district project, Rotary 5010 Cares for Kids. The goal is to ensure that no child is met with a garbage bag when moving into or around the childcare system by providing age appropriate backpacks with Rotary branded blankets, personal care and comfort items.

Last year in the Mat-Su, South East Alaska and Nome areas alone, 945 children were Out of Home (OOH), 297 were removed from their home and 244 were discharged from Foster Care.  The average child faces two placement changes while in foster care.  While OCS Officers work hard to avoid this, some children are handed a garbage bag in which to place their belongings when they are removed from their home or relocated.  With Rotary 5010 Cares for Kids, backpacks with age appropriate items will be given to children being removed from their primary residence and duffle bags will be distributed to youth being moved between foster homes or when aging out of foster care. All bags will be distributed at the discretion of OCS.

Our pilot project will include Mat-Su, South East Alaska, and Nome.  The Rotary 5010 Cares for Kids committee will work with State of Alaska Office of Children’s Services (OCS) field offices in our partner areas to determine need and establish a protocol for request and distribution. Even though we are starting with a pilot program with three areas, OCS will be able to make requests for the entire state and have access to the backpacks and duffle bags.  We want to make sure this is a sustainable program and want to get all the logistics figured out before we launch a statewide program. 

We recognize that there may be many other needs and we encourage Rotary Clubs to get involved where they can.  Together, we can make a difference in the lives of these children.

 Watch our District 5010 Facebook page as well as the District 5010 Website for updates on the project and how you can get involved.

If you would like to personally donate to the project, ARCS is a 501c3 and all donations are tax deductible. 

Send checks to: 

Rotary 5010 Cares for Kids

c/o Anchorage Rotary Community Services (ARCS)

205 E Dimond Blvd, 515

Anchorage AK,   99515

Together we are Making A Difference!

Rotary International Monthly Themes
 
JULY No special designation 1 July — Start of new Rotary year
AUGUST Membership and Extension Month 
SEPTEMBER - Basic Education and Literacy Month
OCTOBER Economic and Community Development Month   
NOVEMBER Rotary Foundation Month  
DECEMBER Disease Prevention and Treatment Month  
JANUARY Vocational Service Month  
FEBRUARY Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month
MARCH Water and Sanitation Month 
APRIL Maternal and Child Health Month
MAY Youth Service Month    
            June 10-14 2017 — RI Convention, Atlanta, Georgia
JUNE Rotary Fellowships Month
 

 

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January 29
 
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January 1
 

ROTARY AROUND THE VALLEY

Wasilla Sunrise Rotary meets Tuesdays, 7:00am at the Meridian Point Building, 865 N Seward Meridian Pkwy., Wasilla www.wasillasunriserotary.com

Wasilla Rotary meets Wednesdays, 12:00pm at the the Grill at the Grandview Hotel, Wasilla - Facebook.com/wasillarotary

Palmer Rotary meets Thursday's, 12:00pm at Turkey Red - Facebook.com/palmerrotaryclub

Susitna Club - meets Wednesday 6:00-7:15 pm @Settler's Bay Lodge, Wasilla - Facebook.com/susitnarotary

Eagle River Club - meets Thursday morning 7am at Bear Mountain Grill, Eagle River and Thursday noon in Eagle River -  Facebook.com/eagleriverarearotary - www.eagleriverrotary.org

Rotaract - See Mat-Su Rotaract on FB

Interact - See Mat-Su Interact on FB - or contact Dan Kennedy at kennedy@kennedycpas.com