this week
Reminder: No meeting on Tuesday, July 3!
Join us for the City of Wasilla Independence Day Celebration & BBQ to help serve hot dogs. Find us at Iditapark directly following the parade.
Visit the City of Wasilla website for more information about this annual event!
New beginnings: Rotary year 2018-19
July marks the beginning of the new Rotary year!
New RI President Barry Rassin’s theme for 2018-19, Be the Inspiration, asks Rotarians to inspire change in the world and in each other. “I ask all of you to Be the Inspiration to help Rotary move from reaction to action — to take a hard look at the environmental issues that affect health and welfare around the world and do what we can to help.”
Click below to view Rassin's video highlighting this year's theme.
In case you missed it
Check out the most recent Wasilla Sunrise Club happenings below - or visit the Club Facebook page to see more!

WSRC Changing of the guard

Wasilla Sunrise Rotary Club hosted its annual Changing of the Guard banquet on Tuesday, June 19 at Settler's Bay Golf Course's Albatross Restaurant. 
Thanks to Debbie Bushnell and her Board of Directors for their year of leadership. "This is what it takes to run a successful club," Debbie said. 
In line with Rotary International's new theme - Be the Inspiration - new President Janet Kennedy's goal is to be an inspiration to even one Rotarian in the coming year. Thank you for your service, Janet, we look forward to your year at the helm.
It was a beautiful evening of fun and fellowship - thank you to all who attended and helped make the event possible.
Passing of the Gavel from Queen Debbie Bushnell (right) to Madam President Janet Kennedy (left).
President Janet and her new Board of Directors: Trish Keown, Judy Tebow, Garry Forrester, Jason Marvel, Debbie Bushnell, Pam Hill, and Jackie Marvel.

Our new youth exchange student

Wasilla Sunrise Rotary welcomed our new Outbound Exchange Student, Hannah Clunies-Ross, who is headed to Spain for her year abroad.
Hannah, along with most of her immediate family made the trek from Haines Junction, Canada for her to share her youth exchange presentation. 
We are excited to share in the excitement of Hannah's upcoming adventures and wish her luck in the coming year!
Pictured left to right: Incoming President Janet Kennedy, Outbound Student Hannah, and Youth Exchange Officer Jackie Marvel.

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

No meeting today - Happy 4th of July!
Augustin Lira Montes and Michael & Jack Moore
Rotary Youth Exchange & RYLA
Dr. Talis Colberg
Campus Director for Mat-Su College, UAA
Dr. Jamin Burton
CHS Band Director
Leticia Wade
Mrs. Alaska United States 2018
Diane Fejes
District 5010 District Governor

Events & Fellowship

City of Wasilla Independence Day BBQ
After 11 a.m. parade at Iditapark; volunteers needed. 
2018 Play 60
Menard Center
12-4 PM
Bell Ringing for Salvation Army
Shifts vary. See Greg Brooker.
Satellite Club Charter
4701 E. Shoreline Dr., Wasilla
7-8 PM
Agustin Lira Montes returns to Mexico
Arnaud Bollen
New inbound student from Belgium arrives!
Fireside @ Stan & Judy Tebow's
Welcome Arnaud Bollen from Belgium!

Pirate Club word of the week

Hornswoggle (v).:
To swindle or hoax; trick
The kids will hornswoggle their grandparents into letting them eat ice cream before dinner.

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.