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Oct 07, 2017
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Sunrise Rotary
Weekly Program

September is Basic Education & Literacy Month

September 19, 2017

Jeanne Troshynski/Wasilla Mayor, Bert Cottle
Friends of the Wasilla Library

Greeter, Janet Kennedy - Pledge of Allegiance, Sherie Vieira - Invocation,  Sgt-At-Arms, Greg Brooker

Wasilla Sunrise Rotarian of the Month August
Congratulations to Dan Kennedy! 
Wasilla Sunrise Rotary Rotarian of the Month of August
Thank you from your fellow Pirates for being a Great Rotarian!!
Agustin Montes Lira - Exchange Student from Mexico
Wasilla Sunrise Welcomes Agustin Montes Lira from Vera Cruz Mexico!!
2017-2018 Inbound Exchange Student
Augustin adventures of the week
Augustin with Dan & Janet Kennedy - Host Family
New Rotary Members August 2017
Welcome Aaron Hanson, New Sunrise Member
Aaron's Son Connor is our Outbound Exchange Student to Japan 
VPA Fundraiser 2017
Two weeks Everyone!! If you need tickets please contact Janet or Dan. 
Wasilla Sunrise Rotary & Valley Performing Arts 
Tickets $50pp or 10 for $500
Contact Dan or Janet Kennedy for tickets
Saturday, September 30, 2017
5:30pm - 10:00pm
News from Exchange Students

News from Lara -

Life here in beautiful switzerland is great. I'm on springbreak right now, well let's call it studybreak. I have my finals in a few weeks. Finally done with school. In August I'm going to start my appreticeship in Baden as a Kids and Youth worker and I am super excited. I am going to work there for 12 months and after that I might go to university to study "sociocultural animation" (I don't know if that is a real term in englisch haha but that is what we call it.)

Sadly I have not been playing hockey this winter. My team split up and i haven't been able to find a new one. I got asked to play for a team in Zurich but that is too far away and takes to much time besides school, studying and so on. But I started playing floorball in Baden, that is fun, the team is nice, coaches are great and I found out that I am pretty good at it. I do miss the ice though. I only went skating maybe 10 times this winter. But I spent a lot of time on the slopes, skiing, snowboarding and teaching the kids. Since I didnt have any games on the weekends I was able to go to the alps every second weekend or so. So that was great. 

I'm still in Rotaract, we've been doing some great social activities. Right now we have a lot to do with a project at the "Badenfahrt" which is a big festival in Baden.  All the companies and clubs around build a bar, or restaurant or whatever in the streets of Baden. For ten days there will be no traffic but party all day and night with concerts, funfairs and much more. We are sponsored by our local Rotaryclubs to build our own restaurant/dancefloor/bar/takeaway which is called RobinFood. We are going to spend all the income to a foundation called "Vision Tibet" they make surgery for cataract in Tibet possible. 

It is really great to be able to do something good with great friends. And i am learning a lot by being a Rotaractor. 

I'm looking forward to hear from you.

All the best  

Lara Rüfenacht 


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
Debbie Bushnell
September 3
Bert Hall
September 19
Shane Leivestad
September 27
Greg Brooker
September 30
Join Date
John Warner
September 2, 2001
16 years
Ted Leonard
September 29, 2015
2 years


Wasilla Sunrise Rotary meets Tuesdays, 7:00am at the Jack White Building, Wasilla www.wasillasunriserotary.com

Wasilla Rotary meets Wednesdays, 12:00pm at the Hacienda Restaurant, Wasilla - Facebook.com/wasillarotary

Palmer Rotary meets Thursday's, 12:00pm Palmer Ale House, 320 E. Dahlia Avenue, Palmer - 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