Wasilla Sunrise Rotary
Weekly Program

Rotary International theme for March
Water & Sanitation Month

March 20, 2018
Speaker - April Getty's
Midnight Sun Service Dogs

Greeter-Judy Tebow, Pledge of Allegiance-Trish Keown, Invocation- Jackie Marvel, Sgt-At-Arms-Rachel Gernat       

Rotary Exchange Students
Fresh Fruit & Vegetables 
Every week you can bring fresh fruits or vegetables to be taken to AK Family Services that day. 
Janel provides a grocery bag outside our door for you to drop your goods in and
she will take them after the meeting. 
Strictly volunteer
Career Talks at Mat-Su Middle Schools
One of the 4 avenues of Service in Rotary is Vocational Service.
Wasilla Sunrise Rotary
2018 Career Talks in Valley Middle Schools
in the Mat-Su Valley middle schools for over a decade.

Colony Middle School March 6 - 8:30am-10:30am
Teeland Middle School March 30 - time TBA
Houston Middle School - April 18, time TBA
Matt Ketchum is the Career Talk Coordinator and is asking for volunteers.
Please contact Matt at matt@khcivil.com for more information.
Rotarian of the Month January
Congratulations to Jackie Marvel
Wasilla Sunrise Rotarian of the Month of January!!
Ski for Women
The Ski for Women event (https://matsuskiclub.wildapricot.org/event-2776977) is an annual event put on by the amazing Mat Su Ski Club organization to benefit Alaska Family Services (AFS), an organization with which our club has deep ties through the work of the No More Mat Su campaign and Rotary's focus on the health of women and children. Last year this event raised over $2,000, and all of these proceeds went for AFS!
Sunday, Februrary 4, 2018
District Conference 2018 Seward, Alaska

2018 District 5010 Assembly and Conference

Seward, Alaska

  • Assembly - May 17, 2018
  • Conference - May 18-20, 2018

Important Links:

Rotary Cares for Kids

District 5010 Rotarians!  We have a Mission that we need your support to accomplish! 

What is the mission?  To provide comfort and promote self-worth at the very emotional and difficult time to Alaskan children who are transitioning thru foster care through our new district project, Rotary 5010 Cares for Kids. The goal is to ensure that no child is met with a garbage bag when moving into or around the childcare system by providing age appropriate backpacks with Rotary branded blankets, personal care and comfort items.

Last year in the Mat-Su, South East Alaska and Nome areas alone, 945 children were Out of Home (OOH), 297 were removed from their home and 244 were discharged from Foster Care.  The average child faces two placement changes while in foster care.  While OCS Officers work hard to avoid this, some children are handed a garbage bag in which to place their belongings when they are removed from their home or relocated.  With Rotary 5010 Cares for Kids, backpacks with age appropriate items will be given to children being removed from their primary residence and duffle bags will be distributed to youth being moved between foster homes or when aging out of foster care. All bags will be distributed at the discretion of OCS.

Our pilot project will include Mat-Su, South East Alaska, and Nome.  The Rotary 5010 Cares for Kids committee will work with State of Alaska Office of Children’s Services (OCS) field offices in our partner areas to determine need and establish a protocol for request and distribution. Even though we are starting with a pilot program with three areas, OCS will be able to make requests for the entire state and have access to the backpacks and duffle bags.  We want to make sure this is a sustainable program and want to get all the logistics figured out before we launch a statewide program. 

We recognize that there may be many other needs and we encourage Rotary Clubs to get involved where they can.  Together, we can make a difference in the lives of these children.

 Watch our District 5010 Facebook page as well as the District 5010 Website for updates on the project and how you can get involved.

If you would like to personally donate to the project, ARCS is a 501c3 and all donations are tax deductible. 

Send checks to: 

Rotary 5010 Cares for Kids

c/o Anchorage Rotary Community Services (ARCS)

205 E Dimond Blvd, 515

Anchorage AK,   99515

Together we are Making A Difference!

Rotary International Monthly Themes
JULY No special designation 1 July — Start of new Rotary year
AUGUST Membership and Extension Month 
SEPTEMBER - Basic Education and Literacy Month
OCTOBER Economic and Community Development Month   
NOVEMBER Rotary Foundation Month  
DECEMBER Disease Prevention and Treatment Month  
JANUARY Vocational Service Month  
FEBRUARY Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month
MARCH Water and Sanitation Month 
APRIL Maternal and Child Health Month
MAY Youth Service Month    
            June 10-14 2017 — RI Convention, Atlanta, Georgia
JUNE Rotary Fellowships Month


Birthday's & Anniversary's
Member Birthdays
Elsie O'Bryan
March 12
James Martin
March 12
Paul Hurley
March 16
Chris Lee
March 17
Matt Stielstra
March 26
Jerry Moses
March 31
Spouse Birthdays
Christine Lee
March 17
Amy Stielstra
March 30
Matt Ketchum
March 21
Join Date
Janel Gagnon
March 15, 2016
2 years
Roger Beck
March 30, 2004
14 years


Wasilla Sunrise Rotary meets Tuesdays, 7:00am at the Meridian Point Building, 865 N Seward Meridian Pkwy., Wasilla www.wasillasunriserotary.com

Wasilla Rotary meets Wednesdays, 12:00pm at the the Grill at the Grandview Hotel, Wasilla - Facebook.com/wasillarotary

Palmer Rotary meets Thursday's, 12:00pm at Turkey Red - Facebook.com/palmerrotaryclub

Susitna Club - meets Wednesday 6:00-7:15 pm @Settler's Bay Lodge, Wasilla - Facebook.com/susitnarotary

Eagle River Club - meets Thursday morning 7am at Bear Mountain Grill, Eagle River and Thursday noon in Eagle River -  Facebook.com/eagleriverarearotary - www.eagleriverrotary.org

Rotaract - See Mat-Su Rotaract on FB

Interact - See Mat-Su Interact on FB - or contact Dan Kennedy at kennedy@kennedycpas.com

Mar 27, 2018 7:00 AM
Alaska Economy
Apr 03, 2018 7:00 AM
Native Youth Olympics Organization https://citci.org/partnerships-events/nyo-games/
Apr 10, 2018 7:00 AM
Apr 17, 2018 7:00 AM
Dena'ina Elementary school & community garden project
Apr 24, 2018 2:23 AM
Will meet to deliver roses
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Upcoming Events
Rotary 4-Way Test Speech Contest at WHS
Wasilla High School
Apr 11, 2018
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
No More Mat-Su presents "Rock the Resilience"
Glenn Massay Theater
Apr 25, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
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