this week
Robin Lockwood
Robin Lockwood is a Marine Biologist, with an MS from Alaska Pacific University and was involved in Rotary Youth Exchange and is now our club's YEO!
She is a member of the Satellite Club and will be our speaker at this week's meeting.
Greeter: Jim Martin
Pledge: Trish Keown
"Be the Inspiration": James Grogan
Sgt. at Arms: Jerry Moses
Classification Talk: David Wilson
November: Rotary Foundation month
November is Rotary Foundation Month.
The mission of the Rotary Foundation is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.
While the majority of expenditures support Rotary's mission to eradicate polio through support of the PolioPlus program, Foundation monies also go toward global and district grants to support Rotary's other focus areas: promoting peace, providing clean water, saving mothers and children, supporting education, growing local economies, and fighting disease.
To read more about The Rotary Foundation by following the link below.

Nominate NMM Youth for Spirit of YOuth Award

The No More Mat-Su Adult Advisors, many of whom are Wasilla Sunrise Rotarians, are nominating the local teens on the No More Mat-Su Youth Committee for this year's Spirit of Youth Award -- an award created to promote and recognize youth involvement in communities across Alaska.
NMM has an Interim Board, committees, and members at-large made up of Mat-Su high school students who are taking up the cause of working to end domestic violence and sexual assault in the Mat-Su. 
Help us recognize the work they're doing on a statewide level by filling out a nomination form for the Spirit of Youth award. The site can be accessed via the link below!
Follow No More Mat-Su on Facebook & Instagram to learn about upcoming meetings and all the work being done by these great young people!
In case you missed it
Check out the most recent Wasilla Sunrise Club happenings below - or visit the Club Facebook page to see more!

Arnaud bollen, inbound from belgium

Arnaud Bollen, WSRC's Inbound Exchange, will be gave his special presentation at last week's meeting. Thanks, Arnaud!
Read more about Rotary Youth Exchange via the link below.

mat-su valley interact club

The community-based Valley-wide Interact Club met last Wednesday, October 24. Pictured below is Wyatt Parker (President), Ryan Shelden (President-Elect), Kendall Walters (Secretary), Arnaud (Treasurer), Sally Jo, Connor Hanson, & Blake Bushnell.

rotarian of the month

President Janet Kennedy recognized Bert Hall as the October Rotarian of the Month. Thank you, Bert, for your service to our community and for putting service above self!

upcoming speakers

Robin Lockwood
WSRC Satellite Club
Dee Dee Robb
Palmer Vets Home

Events & Fellowship

Valley Rotary Clubs Foundation Fundraiser
No More Mat-Su
5 p.m. at Palmer Downtown Deli
NMM's Rock the Resilience committee will have their first meeting to develop a strategy for this year's event set for February 2019.
NMM At-Large Meeting
Mat-Su Regional Outpatient Center
6 p.m.: potluck/socializing
6:30 p.m.: meeting. 
Join us for our youth-led meeting focused on ending domestic violence & sexual assault in the Valley. Sgt. Shane LeCroix from Palmer PD will be our guest speaker.
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
8 am - 6 pm; 2 hour shifts See Greg Brooker to sign up!
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
8 am - 6 pm; 2 hour shifts See Greg Brooker to sign up!

Pirate Club word of the week

(n.).: a sailor's belongings

Rotary around the valley

Tuesdays @ 7 AM
Meridian Point Bldg.
865 N. Seward-Meridian Pkwy., Wasilla
Wednesdays @ 12 PM
The Grill @ the Grandview Hotel, Wasilla
Thursdays @ 12 PM
Turkey Red Banquet Room, Palmer
Wednesdays @ 6 PM
The Sky Lounge @ the Extreme Fun Center, Wasilla
Mat-Su Central School
Wednesdays @ 3 p.m.
Contact Dan Kennedy
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.