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PO Box 876972
Wasilla, AK  99687
Sunrise Rotary
Weekly Program

December 19, 2017

Morgan Chapman
RYLA attendee, RYLA mentor, CHS Interact Charter President,
Class of 2020 Texas A&M student

Greeter-Chris Lee, Pledge-Jim Martin, Invocation-James Grogan, Sgt-At-Arms-Rachel Gernat

Anyone who would like to bring fresh veggies or fruits for the AFS can drop them at the door tomorrow and Janel will take after our meeting:)
Wasilla Sunrise Rotarian of the Month September
Congratulations to Aaron Hanson! 
Wasilla Sunrise Rotary Rotarian of the Month of September
Thank you from your fellow Pirates for being a Great Rotarian!!
October New Rotarians
Wasilla Sunrise Rotary Welcomes October New Members
James Grogan and Pamela Hill
Be Humble, Be Kind, Take Action

Let's Go To The Movies Foundation Fundraiser

Looking for silent auction items to fill a picnic basket and a fishing/hunting basket. Please see Trish or Judy, thank you. 

We are short on selling tickets to the event. Please purchase your tickets. Each club is responsible to sell 40 or 50 tickets. Half of the donation amount comes back to our club. If you purchase an item at the event you accumulate points toward your Paul Harris. 

Bring your items for auction tomorrow with you donation forms filled out. 

Join Valley Cinema and Mat-Su Valley Rotary Clubs to support The Rotary Foundation.

Tickets $50 each or two for $80 - Contact Judy Tebow for tickets: 907-354-6972

Saturday, Nov. 4th 

“Time, Talent & Treasure” 

Live and Silent Auction

Beer & Wine available in the Bistro and Theater #6

Please donate "Time, Talent, or Treasure" to the Live or Silent Auction!   Donation Form
No More Mat-Su 2018
No More Mat-Su Meeting Tuesday, November 28,  2017 6:30-7:30 at Burchell High School. All are encouraged to attend. 
Thank you to Amy Spargo, Assistant Superintendent of Instruction, MSBSD, for joining a no more meeting and giving a presentation on the
school district's newly rolled out K-12 Social Emotional Learning curriculum. Understanding this better helps inform the way we work with
and for youth in the No More Mat-Su campaign. 
If you have questions about No More Mat Su, I am just the scribe for our new NMMS committee leader,
Andrea Talbert (she wrote the Tea is Consent script for last April's summit). She can be reached (she's a great texter)
by cell phone at (07) 306-6685
or you can email her at:
K9 Program WPD
Thank you to Sgt. Donald Ridge from the Wasilla Police Department for talking to us about the K9 Program.
These are a couple of items that he did not have time to tell us about.
The Vested Interest of protecting K9's - You can donate toward a K9 protection vest
Connor's Exchange in Japan
Connor has arrived safely in Japan. 
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 Helps Disaster Victims

Rotary helps disaster victims

Severe storms, an earthquake, and hurricanes are wreaking havoc across the globe from the United States and Mexico to South Asia and Africa. The Rotary Foundation and Rotary clubs in affected areas are helping bring emergency aid to battered communities. 

The Rotary Foundation is collecting emergency relief funds to help victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. 

Severe rainfall caused historic flooding along the Texas coast, including in Houston, the fourth largest city by population in the United States. About 6.8 million people have been affected by the hurricane.

Meanwhile, Hurricane Irma is in the Caribbean and headed for Florida and the Atlantic coast of the United States. Already, the storm has directly affected 1.2 million people and millions more are in its path.

“The power of Rotary is in the Foundation's ability to pull help from around the world while local clubs provide immediate relief in their own communities,” says Don Mebus of the Rotary Club of Arlington, Texas.

Rotary districts along the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana are collecting emergency relief funds and providing immediate aid to flood victims. 

The most powerful earthquake in a century hit the southern coast of Mexico Thursday. At least 61 people were killed in the 8.1-magnitude quake. Rescue and relief efforts are expected to be hampered by floods and a dangerous storm surge off the Gulf of Mexico as Hurricane Katia moves into the area .

How to contribute

Two Rotary Foundation donor advised funds have been set up to accept donations for disaster relief and recovery in response to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma:

Hurricane Harvey
Account name: Gulf Coast Disaster Relief Fund
Account number: 608

Hurricane Irma
Account name: Hurricane Emergency Relief Fund
Account number: 296

You can contribute by check or wire transfer or online with a credit card. You'll need to provide the DAF account name and number listed above. If you would like a credit card receipt, please check the address box to share your address with Rotary. 

Learn how you can contribute.

In Sierra Leone, torrential rains and a mudslide in August has killed more than 500 people and destroyed nearly 2,000 homes. An orphanage where more than 60 children slept was one of the buildings swept away in the slide on the outskirts of Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital.  More than 600 people are still missing.

As estimated 40 million people across India, Bangladesh, Nepal have been affected after massive floods hit the area last month. UNICEF estimates 31 million people in India have lost their homes, and 8 million people in Bangladesh and 1.7 million in Nepal have been affected.

Rotary's partner, ShelterBox, is providing support to families displaced by the storms. 

ShelterBox teams are working with Rotarians to assess the damage and provide supplies, housing and resources in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Panama, Nepal and Bangladesh.

In Texas, hundreds of light privacy tents were deployed to evacuation centers for families to use temporarily.

If you have questions about how you can help, contact

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


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Al Haynes
January 29
Trish Keown
Ray Keown
January 1


Wasilla Sunrise Rotary meets Tuesdays, 7:00am at the Jack White Building, Wasilla

Wasilla Rotary meets Wednesdays, 12:00pm at the Hacienda Restaurant, Wasilla -

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

Susitna Club - meets Wednesday 6:00-7:15 pm @Settler's Bay Lodge, Wasilla -

Eagle River Club - meets Thursday morning 7am at Bear Mountain Grill, Eagle River and Thursday noon in Eagle River - -

Rotaract - See Mat-Su Rotaract on FB

Interact - See Mat-Su Interact on FB - or contact Dan Kennedy at