this week
Alaska State Trooper Ryan Anderson
This week, Wasilla Sunrise Rotary Club will host Alaska State Trooper Ryan Anderson as he discusses the AST's Crime Suppression program.
Anderson as been a State Trooper for almost 7 years, originally assigned to the Valley before stint in Juneau. He's since returned to working in the Mat-Su and has been with the criminal suppression unit for the past 8 months.

Join us to learn more about Trooper Anderson and his work.

Greeter: Chris Lee
Pledge: Judy Tebow
"Be the Inspiration": Jerry Moses
Sgt. at Arms: Judy Tebow
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!

girls' state

Thanks to Yvonne Lamm for joining us bright and early on Tuesday morning to share about your excelle program - Girls’ State in Alaska, such a wonderful opportunity for our daughters' and community. 
Yvonne Lamm with Girls' State.

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!

Interact meeting

Mat-Su Interact Club is off to a great start this year with their recent meeting at Mat-Su Central School. Special thanks to Ms. Chastain for helping accommodate the meeting.
Interact's next meeting will take place at MY House (300 N. Willow, Wasilla) to discuss ideas for working with homeless youth in the Valley.
Interact students at a recent meeting.

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

Ryan Anderson
Alaska State Troopers
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.