this week
Dr. Monica Goyette, MSBSD Superintendent
Dr. Monica Goyette became the Superintendent of Schools for the Mat-Su Borough School District in April, 2017. An Alaska educator since 1998, she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Sciences, a Masters of Education in Guidance and Counseling, a Masters of Education in Educational Leadership, and a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership/Curriculum & Instruction. Prior to becoming the Superintendent, Dr. Goyette worked as a counselor, teacher, school principal, executive director, and assistant superintendent of instruction.
Learn more about MSBSD below.
Greeter: Debbie Bushnell
Pledge: Jason Marvel
"Be the Inspiration": Pam Hill
Sgt. at Arms: Jerry Moses
Classification Talk: Sherie Viera
September: Basic education & literacy month
September is Rotary International's Basic Education & Literacy Month.
More than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. That’s 17 percent of the world’s adult population. Rotary's goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy. We support education for all children and literacy for children and adults.
To read more about RI's educational efforts, 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!

Trooper ryan Anderson

Thanks to Trooper Ryan Anderson for joining us bright and early on Tuesday morning to share about the Alaska State Troopers Crime Suppression Program.

WSRC's Teacher of the year

Ms. Sue Allen was recently recognized as the Sunrise Rotary 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year. Ms. Allen’s dedication to the students of Wasilla High School, her care and compassion to instill the very best in young people and her tireless devotion to bettering her school community makes her a true Warrior. We thank Ms. Allen for her service  and for going above and beyond for her students.
Ms. Sue Allen, pictured with local exchange students, Principal Carol Boatman, and WSRC members.

youth exchange update

Local youth exchange students Arnaud (Belgium) and Natalia (Brazil) had a great experience flight-seeing with Past-District Governor Harry Kieling up the Knik Valley. A bucket list item for both students!
Arnaud & Natalia preparing for the flight.
Ready for take-off!

rotarian of the month

President Janet Kennedy recognized Chelsea Fields as the August Rotarian of the Month. Thank you, Chelsea, for your service to our community and for putting service above self!

upcoming speakers

Dr. Monica Goyette
Mat-Su Borough School District
Arnaud Bollen
Inbound Exchange Student from Belgium
Mark Stigar
MAT+SAR Search & Rescue
Imaging Associates
Understanding imaging procedure
Connor Hanson
Rebound Exchange Student returning from Japan

Events & Fellowship

VPA Fundraiser
Beer & Wine Tasting
Valley Rotary Clubs Foundation Fundraiser

Pirate Club word of the week

black spot
(n.).: death threat

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.