this week
Michelle Overstreet, MY House
Join us tomorrow as Michelle Overstreet, Executive Director for MY House, comes to talk about the organization's mission to end youth homelessness. MY House is also responsible for starting the Mat-Su Opioid Task Force, working to create a recovery-ready community. 
More information about MY House's work and that of the Opioid Task Force, visit them online.
Greeter: Dan Kennedy
Pledge: Jim Martin
"Be the Inspiration": Sherie Viera
Sgt. at Arms: Greg Brooker
Classification Talk: Jerry Moses
March: Water & sanitation month
March is clean water and sanitation month.
Clean water, sanitation, and hygiene education are basic necessities for a healthy environment and a productive life. When people have access to clean water and sanitation, waterborne diseases decrease, children stay healthier and attend school more regularly, and mothers can spend less time carrying water and more time helping their families.
To read more about Rotary's efforts surrounding clean water and sanitation, check out their website.
Scholarships Available
Wasilla Noon Rotary Club is accepting applications from High School Seniors for our Menard Leadership and Service Above Self scholarships. For more information, visit the link below.


Our rose fundraiser is in full swing to support our Rotary Youth Exchange program. We have ordered 500 dozen roses.  Please sell at least 10 dozen to ensure our fundraiser is a success!
Because of our fundraiser, our regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, April 23 will be pick-up day for rose orders.
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
Last week we heard from Aundra Jackson with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Foundation. He gave a great presentation about how to police ourselves about racism.
New Rotarian, Lisa Knight, gave a classification talk. Thank you for your active involvement in the Club.
To stay up-to-date on WSRC happenings, follow us on Facebook.
Aundra Jackson
Lisa Knight
Williwaw Park & Playground
he Wasilla Sunrise Rotary Club spawned the concept of a playground  from a discussion with the executive director of the Mat-Su Health Foundation a couple years ago.  Ms. Ripley pointed out that the challenged  Williwaw neighborhood didn’t have a playground, nor could the kids safely maneuver Bogard Road to the newly finished inclusive playground at Newcomb Family Park on Wasilla Lake. 
Next, Rotary was fortunate to have befriended Rachel Sayen Lambert, a professional Enrolled Agent and resident of Williwaw.   She created the 501(c)3 organization to, in part, receive grants and own assets - Families for the Improvement of Safety & Health, Inc. (FISH).   Rachel became a member of WSRC last year to strengthen the bond between Williwaw and the experienced 53 women and men of the Rotary Club - we build a better community and world.   She is a professional who was a perfect fit to become a Rotarian.
Rachel has now secured the $40,000 grant from Mat-Su Trails and Parks for the construction of the playground. Coffman Engineering is donating professional design services and other organizations are also providing both cash funding and in-kind work.
Follow the progress of FISH on Facebook.

rotarian of the month

President Janet Kennedy recognized Debbie Bushnell as the February Rotarian of the Month for her work with No More Mat-Su and Youth Exchange. Thank you for your service to our community and for putting service above self!

upcoming speakers

Michelle Overstreet
MY House
Craig Thorn
FNBA: Economic Forecast
Tasha Talvi
Rotary Exchange Rebound from Brazil
RYLA Attendees
Rose Sale Delivery
No meeting

Events & Fellowship

Service Project
Cottonwood Creek Benches and Boardwalk Project
05/02/19 - 05/05/19
District 5010 Conference
Anchorage, AK
This will be a time for networking, reconnecting with friends, and finding inspiration for continuing service and community leaders with reports on the district, including its successes and challenges. There will be local and international speakers giving information on topics relevant to our district members, as well as events for new Rotarians. 

Pirate Club word of the week

Abaft, or aft :
Toward the back of the boat.

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 Lucas Parker or Betty Jo Walters for more information.
Mat-Su Rotaract
Contact Tasha Talvi at or (907) 782-5016.
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.