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Speaker Chair for July - Trish Keown
This will be Justin's last meeting before he heads out on his new adventure! Please be there to send him off. 
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Justin Harris - Outbound Exchange Student to Hungary
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District Conference this weekend
If you haven't registered for District Conference 
To register, please visit:
We have secured a special conference rate at Talkeetna Lodge, our conference location.  Just $135 per night, first come first serve on the room type. This should incentivize everyone to book early to get Mountain Side and Main Lodge rooms!  Once these rooms are filled, reservations will flow to the exterior lodge rooms.  Please request the room type preferred when making reservations.
 You may begin to reserve rooms now.  Please call 866-845-6338 toll free, or 907-777-2806 local. You may also email:  Either by phone or email, simply say that you are with the Rotary Conference, and the discounted rate applies.
An exciting, fun and informative conference is being planned!  District conference provides an ideal opportunity for new members & friends to learn more about Rotary International, our District 5010, leadership and service opportunities- plus creating new friendships.  Watch your email for other details to follow.
  • Call or email Talkeetna Lodge to secure a great room!
  • Invite new members of your club, family or friends to conference
We look forward to seeing you in Talkeetna May 12-15, 2016.
Exciting News!
Dear D5010 Rotarians,
The Rotary Council on Legislation (COL), Rotary’s legislature, was held in April in Chicago.  Meeting in the spring every three years, the Council is made up of one representative from every Rotary district.   The purpose of the Council is to consider proposals by Rotary clubs, districts and the RI Board for changes in the way Rotary operates at every level of the organization.
At the 2016 Council, identified as one of the most progressive in Rotary’s history, many actions were taken to strengthen Rotary as we look to the future. There are many exciting new opportunities for clubs, including significant flexibility changes so that your club can make its own decisions on matters ranging from meeting frequency and attendance to membership types to best meet the needs of your community.  You can find a summary report of key changes at under the Home Page, Download Files link on the right side
An official report of action will be compiled, sent to clubs and posted online by Rotary International within two months of the COL. Clubs will also have an opportunity to oppose any approved legislation during the following two months through a form included in the report.   All Council actions otherwise go into effect 1 July.
You are highly encouraged to hold a discussion of Council actions with your club at an upcoming meeting or at its next assembly.  If you would like more information or help in planning this assembly, please contact us.
In addition, mark your calendar for upcoming D5010 webinar which will summarize the key outcomes of the 2016 Council and discuss actions your club can take to benefit from the new flexibility options.
The dates for the webinars are:
Wednesday, June 15 OR Thursday, June 23
5:30 to 6:30 pm AKDT; 6:30 to 7:30 pm PDT
Details and a link to register will be sent to all Rotarians in early June.
For questions or more information on the Council or its decisions, please contact us.
Gayle Knepper
Past District Governor/COL Representative
Jane Little
Past District Governor/Alternate COL Representative
No More Mat-Su
District Governor Brad Gamble presenting Significant Achievement Award for Wasilla Sunrise Rotary to Dan Goff, for the No More Mat-Su Campaign.
Dan Goff, Chairperson for the No More Campaign 2015-2016
Frontiersman Newspaper April 16, 2016 KTVA CBS 11 April 19, 2016
No More Campaign to End Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in Mat-Su Valley Connects Survivors and Students
2nd annual conference continues efforts to educate and empower youth to be agents for change in epidemic
On Sunday, April 24, from 12-3 p.m., at the Glenn Massay Theater, many adult and student leaders from around the valley will convene for the second year in a row to unite in their message of “No More!” No More is a national campaign to end domestic violence and sexual assault that encourages local adoption and action. Expected speakers include former Olympic athletes, Nina Kemppel and Kevin McMahon, and former NBA athlete, Jahadi White. This event is free and open to the public to attend.
Two years ago Jason Marvel, Burchell High School principal and father of two daughters, impressed upon the Wasilla Sunrise Rotary Club the gravity of the situation in the Mat-Su Valley, where statistically 1:2 women will experience some form of domestic violence or sexual assault.  The Sunrise Rotarians immediately picked up the mantle and, together with Alaska Family Services, have pledged an on-going effort to educate and involve the youth of the valley to help break the cycle and be agents for change.
Domestic violence and assault can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender and affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels. The No More Mat-Su campaign seeks to raise awareness in the community in general of this epidemic, and to educate and empower young people to put an end to what is often generational cycles of abuse.  
Surviving hardship and overcoming odds of all kinds share traits of will, determination, belief in self-worth, and the strength to reach out for help.  Sunday’s event combines the testimonies of the survivors of violence and assault, along with the overcoming the odds tales from two former Olympian athletes and a former NBA athlete, to drive home the message of No More. For more information, please call the No More Mat-Su Team at (907) 746-6213.
No More Mat- Su,
 Sunday, April 24, 2016 
Glenn Massay Theater
No More Mat-Su is on Facebook
2016 Middle School Vocational Talks
Thanks to all who gave their time to speak to Mat-Su Middle School students about their vocations.
Classroom speakers help students to accomplish the following:
*Begin to identify possible career pathway interests
*Gain awareness of the academic, technical, and personal skills required by particular jobs
*Realize that different jobs are characterized by different work cultures and working environments
*Understand the connection  between school, work, and achieving goals.
Rotary International Monthly Themes
Rotary Monthly Themes have changed effective July 1, 2015
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    
            28 May–1 June — RI Convention, Seoul, Korea
JUNE Rotary Fellowships Month
  17–23 January — International Assembly, San Diego, California, USA
    23 February — Rotary's anniversary


Birthdays & Anniversary's
Member Birthdays
Trish Keown
July 4
Judy Tebow
July 7
Spouse Birthdays
Cindi Martin
July 24
Rusty Burlingame
July 1
Brian Holes
Cerese Holes
July 12
Chris Lee
Mark Lee
July 16
Mark Lee
Christine Lee
July 16
John D. Glass
July 24
Join Date
Debbie Bushnell
July 1, 2011
5 years
James Martin
July 1, 2013
3 years
Jerry Moses
July 1, 2001
15 years
Trish Keown
July 1, 2001
15 years
Janet Kennedy
July 17, 2007
9 years
John D. Glass
July 25, 2005
11 years
Matt Ketchum
July 25, 2005
11 years
Carole Coppock
July 28, 2009
7 years


Wasilla Sunrise Rotary meets Tuesdays, 7:00am at the Jack White Building, Wasilla

Wasilla Rotary meets Wednesdays, 12:00pm at the Hacienda Restaurant, Wasilla -

Palmer Rotary meets Thursday's, 12:00pm Palmer Ale House, 320 E. Dahlia Avenue, Palmer -

Susitna Club - meets Wednesday 6:00-7:15 pm @Piccolino's Restaurant, Wasilla -

Eagle River Club - meets Thursday morning 7am at Bear Mountain Grill, Eagle River and Thursday noon at Picollino's Restaurant, Eagle River - -

Rotaract - See Mat-Su Rotaract on FB

Interact - See Mat-Su Interact on FB - or contact Dan Kennedy at