this week
RYLA Students
Each year, Rotary hosts RYLA - Rotary Youth Leadership Awards - a weekend leadership experience geared toward high school students that helps encourage connection while focusing on building leadership skills. Tomorrow, we will hear from our 2019 RYLA attendees!
To learn more about RYLA, click below!
Greeter: John Warner
Pledge: John Warner
"Be the Inspiration": Judy Tebow
Sgt. at Arms: Rachel Gernat
Classification Talk: Darrell Schurman
April: Maternal & Child Health Month
April is Maternal & Baby Health Month.
Rotary makes high-quality health care available to vulnerable mothers and children so they can live longer and grow stronger.
We expand access to quality care, so mothers and children everywhere can have the same opportunities for a healthy future. An estimated 5.9 million children under the age of five die each year because of malnutrition, inadequate health care, and poor sanitation - all of which can be prevented.
Read more about Rotary's efforts to improve the lives of mothers and babies.
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!

easter baskets for valley kids

The Sunset Club had a successful meeting assembling over 100 Easter baskets to give to local kids in need. Great job, Sunsetters!
Last Week
Tasha Talvi was our speaker last week and shared about her experience as a Rotary Exchange Student to Brazil. Thanks for coming to share your experience with us! Brenda Schurman also gave the weekly classification talk.
To stay up-to-date on WSRC happenings, follow us on Facebook.
Tasha Talvi, Rebound Rotary Youth Exchange Student to Brazil
Brenda Schurman giving her classification talk.
Williwaw Park & Playground
The 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 Melvin Sage-EL as the March Rotarian of the Month.Thank you for your service to our community and for putting service above self!

upcoming speakers

RYLA Attendees
Rose Sale Delivery
No meeting
Molly Bensen
Mat-Su Recycling Solutions
Melvin Sage-EL
Civil Rights Movement & MLK Foundation in the Valley
Terry Snyder
Mat-Su Livable Community

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

"Bring a spring upon 'er" :
Phrase meaning to turn the ship in another direction.

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