this week
Yvonne Lamm
This week, Wasilla Sunrise Rotary Club will host Yvonne Lamm, Director for Girls State of the American Legion Auxiliary.
Girls State offers training in the practical processes of self government and good citizenship as practiced in a democratic society, with the goal of helping young women better familiarize themselves with their duties as a US citizen and to participate in the democratic process.

Join us to learn more about this great program working to enrich the lives of Alaska's young women.

Greeter: Chelsea Fields
Pledge: John Warner
"Be the Inspiration": Rachel Gernat
Sgt. at Arms: Jerry Moses
Classification Talk: Jessica Kelsch
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.
District Governor Diana Fejes is currently seeking sponsors for this year's District Conference. Find links to a breakdown of benefits for each gift level and a form to become a sponsor below.
For more information, contact District Conference Sponsorship Chair, Jess Gutzwiler at
In case you missed it
Check out the most recent Wasilla Sunrise Club happenings below - or visit the Club Facebook page to see more!

Educating El Salvador's Women

At last week's meeting Tony Gasbarro, founder of the Project Salvador Scholarship Program, came to share about the great work this educational program is doing in El Salvador.
Specifically, the Project offers educational scholarships to women in El Salvador. “When you educate boys, you educate an individual. When you educate girls, you educate a community," Gasbarro said. 
Thank you, Mr. Gasbarro, for such an inspirational presentation. To learn more visit Project Salvador Scholarship Program online.
Tony Gasbarro of Project Salvador Scholarship Program

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.
Recruitment is on-going and the Club will continue to meet weekly on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. at Mat-Su Central. For more information contact Wasilla Sunrise Rotarian Dan Kennedy.
Interact students at yesterday's 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

Yvonne Lamm
American Legion Auxiliary Alaska Girl's State Program
Ryan Anderson
Alaska State Troopers
Dr. Monica Goyette
Mat-Su Borough School District

Events & Fellowship

VPA Fundraiser
Beer & Wine Tasting

Pirate Club word of the week

Old Salt
(n.).: a sailor that has a great deal of experience on the sea.

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.