this week
Ron Travis
Travis is the President & Co-founder of the Last Frontier Honor Flight - an organization whose mission is to honor and thank veterans by bringing them to Washington DC for a to visit those memorials dedicated to honor their the service and sacrifices of themselves and their friends.
Join us on Tuesday to learn more about the Last Frontier Honor Flight's work in honoring our those that have selflessly served our country.
To read more about the Last Frontier Honor Flight, visit their website via the link below.
Greeter: JAaron Hanson
Pledge: Chelsea Fields
"Be the Inspiration": David Wilson
Sgt. at Arms: Greg Brooker
Classification Talk: Don Viera
August: Membership & NEw Club Development
August's monthly theme is Membership & New Club Development.
With RI's emphasis on new member recruitment, member retention, and new club development, Past RI President Cliff Dochterman says that "If Rotary is to grow, we must all take action."
Click below to read the full article with tips from Past RI President Cliff Dochterman on ways to seek new members, retain current members, and foster new clubs.
In case you missed it
Check out the most recent Wasilla Sunrise Club happenings below - or visit the Club Facebook page to see more!

Diane Fejes visits wsrc

Last week, the Club hosted District Governer Diane Fejes at our meeting, in addition to a Monday night social event at Bearpaw River Brewery. 
She shared what's happening with the Rotary at the District 5010 level and honored some of our Rotarians with their Paul Harris Fellow awards.
Pictured from left to right: Trish Keown, Debbie Bushnell, Diane Fejes, Jackie Marvel, & Jason Marvel.

roadside clean-up success

A big thank you to all those who showed up for highway clean-up last Saturday - donning those fancy orange or green vests is always great exposure for the Club and a good time for fellowship!

WSRC welcomes Arnaud

Wasilla Sunrise Rotary welcomes our 2018-19 Rotary Exchange Student, Arnaud Bollen, from Belgium!
He, along with two other Rotary Exchange Students have already jumped in feet first to the Alaska life with a hike at Thunderbird Falls.
Be sure to join us at our August Fireside with the Tebows for a chance to meet and get to know Arnaud!
Jackie & Trish welcoming Arnaud at the airport.
Trish and Bella (woof!) with Arnaud on their hike at Thunderbird Falls.
Arnaud moved in with the Kennedys with the help of Aimee Bushnell.

rotarian of the month

President Janet Kennedy will recognize a Wasilla Sunrise Rotarian each month that exemplifies Service Above Self in their work with the Club. Monthly updates will be featured here in the newsletter. 

upcoming speakers

Ron Travis
Last Frontier Honor Flight
Police Officer of the Year Award
Mayor Bert Cottle
City of Wasilla
Dr. Monica Goyette
Mat-Su Borough School District

Events & Fellowship

Stuff the Bus
10-3 p.m., Menard Center
Volunteer with United Way of Mat-Su to help students stuff backpacks with school supplies! Volunteers please arrive by 9:30 a.m.
Rotary Fellowship at the Fair
12:30-1:30, Alaska State Fairgrounds Borealis tent.
The Rotary meeting, premier parking, & fair ticket cost only $30 - join us for some great fellowship! For more information contact Kim Carver at 232-7286 or
Fireside @ Stan & Judy Tebow's
5:30 p.m.
Welcome Arnaud Bollen from Belgium!
VPA Fundraiser
Beer & Wine Tasting

Pirate Club word of the week

Shiver me timbers! 
(exp.).: used to express shock or belief.

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
Contact Dan Kennedy
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.