this week
Mark Stigar, MAT+SAR Search & Rescue
MAT+SAR Search & Rescue is a non profit, 501(c)3 corporation that was started in 2003.  MAT+SAR serves the entire Matanuska Susitna Valley, in South Central Alaska and other locations throughout the State as directed by the Alaska State Troopers.
Join us bright & early tomorrow to hear Mark Stigar speak about the work of MAT+SAR Search & Rescue.
Learn more about MAT+SAR Search & Rescue below.
Greeter: Judy Tebow
Pledge: Jim Martin
"Be the Inspiration": James Grogan
Sgt. at Arms: Greg Brooker
Classification Talk: Judy Tebow
New member orientation
New to Rotary or want a refresher?
Dr. Jim will be conducting a new member orientation on October 16 at 7 p.m. at President Janet Kennedy's home - 4701 E. Shoreline Dr., Wasilla.
P.S. Leftover wine from the VPA fundraiser will be served - come grab a drink with your fellow Rotarians! All are welcome!
October: economic & community development month
October is Rotary International's Economic & Community Development Month.
Nearly 800 million people live on less than $1.90 a day. Rotary members are passionate about providing sustainable solutions to poverty. 
Our members and our foundation work to strengthen local entrepreneurs and community leaders, particularly women, in impoverished communities. We provide training and access to well-paying jobs and financial management institutions.
To read more about RI's efforts to grow local economies, click the link below.
In case you missed it
Check out the most recent Wasilla Sunrise Club happenings below - or visit the Club Facebook page to see more!

rotary falls

On October 7 members of the Wasilla Sunrise & Sunset Rotary Clubs hiked out to post the "Rotary Falls" sign at the Government Peak Recreation Area. Below are some photos from the hike - be sure to make a trip out there to see it if you were unable to go! 

alaska mountain rescue

When Alaskans get hurt or lost in the high country, Alaska Mountain Rescue has the volunteers and professionals ready to endure tough circumstances for search and rescue.
Last week Dean joined us to share about the search and rescue process and the work of Alaska Mountain Rescue.
Learn more about Alaska Mountain Rescue below.

arnaud in frontiersman

Arnaud Bollen, WSRC's Exchange Student being hosted by Dan & Janet Kennedy, was featured in an article by the Frontiersman.
Click the link below to read the article! You can also catch Arnaud's presentation at our October 30 Rotary meeting!
Arnaud Bollen, Exchange Student from Belgium

Successful vpa fundraiser

Thank you to everyone that attended Saturday's Fundraiser at VPA's Beau Jest. The event was a great success and fun was had by all!
Prepping for guests to arrive.
Trish & Debbie serving beer.
A packed house!

rotarian of the month

President Janet Kennedy recognized Matt Stielstra as the September Rotarian of the Month for all of his hard work with the new satellite club. Thank you, Matt, for your service to our community and for putting service above self!

upcoming speakers

Mark Stigar
MAT+SAR Search & Rescue
Imaging Associates
Understanding imaging procedure
Connor Hanson
Rebound Exchange Student returning from Japan
Arnaud Bollen
Inbound Exchange Student from Belgium

Events & Fellowship

Valley Rotary Clubs Foundation Fundraiser

Pirate Club word of the week

Blow me down!
(exp.).: phrase of shock or amazement

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