this week
Paul Whitmore
Join us Tuesday morning as we host Paul Whitmore, former Director of the Tsunami Warning Center.
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Greeter: Judy Tebow
Pledge: Judy Tebow
"Be the Inspiration": Debbie Bushnell
Sgt. at Arms: Rachel Gernat
Classification Talk: Jackie Marvel
December: Disease prevention & treatment
December is Disease Prevention & Treatment Month.

Our health is everything. Yet 400 million people in the world can't afford or access basic health care. Rotary believes good health care is everyone's right.

Disease results in misery, pain, and poverty for millions of people worldwide. That’s why treating and preventing disease is so important to us. 

Rotary leads efforts both large and small - from blood donation centers to training facilities in underserved communities struggling with outbreaks and health care access. We design and build infrastructure that allows doctors, patients, and governments to work together.

Our members combat diseases like malaria, HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, and polio. Prevention is important, which is why we also focus on health education and bringing people routine hearing, vision, and dental care.

Read more via the link below.

Spirit of youth nominee: NMM Youth Board
No More Mat-Su's Youth-led Board has been nominated for a Spirit of Youth Award to recognize their local work to prevent and reduce domestic violence and sexual assault in the Mat-Su.
Spirit of Youth is dedicated to creating, promoting and recognizing youth involvement in communities across Alaska. Each young person or group who is nominated receives a congratulations packet from Spirit of Youth and a certificate, which is presented at a public gathering. Nominees are then eligible to be selected for the Spirit of Youth Award each year. Eight nominees are chosen by the Spirit of Youth Teen Advisory Council to receive the award. Group recipients receive a grant to support their efforts.
Stay tuned for more information about how this group of young people is being recognized for their hard work and dedication.
NMM Youth Board & Leadership
In case you missed it
Check out the most recent Wasilla Sunrise Club happenings below - or visit the Club Facebook page to see more!

Last Week

WSRC's speaker was Don Krohn, Security Manager First National Bank, who spoke about technical fraud.

december fireside

Thank you to all those who joined in fellowship at the December Fireside hosted by the Kennedys.

bell-ringing for salvation army

WSRC kicked off the month of December with bell-ringing at the Wasilla Fred Meyer for the Salvation Army. More pirates were out on December 15, as well. Thanks to everyone who represented the club!

save the date

No More Mat-Su's 2nd annual event, Rock the Resilience, will be hosted at the Glenn Massay Theater on Monday, February 25 at 6 p.m.
This year's theme - What is love? - will focus on healthy relationships! 

rotarian of the month

President Janet Kennedy recognized Dr. Jim Martin as the November Rotarian of the Month. Thank you for your service to our community and for putting service above self!

upcoming speakers

No meeting.
Merry Christmas!
No meeting.
Happy New Year!
Ashley Wise
National Outdoor Leadership School

Events & Fellowship

01/16 - 01/20/19
Youth Exchange Winter Orientation
Rock the Resilience: Part Deux What is Love?
6 pm
Glenn Massey Theater
No More Mat-Su hosts their second annual Rock the Resilience event to bring awareness to sexual assault and domestic violence.

Pirate Club word of the week

(v.): to secure or make fast (e.g. a rope) by winding on a cleat or pin.

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.