this week
Amy with Hatcher Alpine Xperience
Join us tomorrow as Amy with Hatcher Alpine Xperience talks about their work. HAX is a nonprofit, member-driven organization working to bring lift-access downhill skiing, boarding and other alpine sports to Hatcher Pass, Alaska.
Find more information at their website below.
Greeter: Jim
Pledge: Eldon
"Be the Inspiration": Judy 
Sgt. at Arms: Greg
Classification Talk: Lisa 
February: Peace & Conflict Resolution Month
February is Peace & Conflict Prevention/Resolution Month. 
Conflict and violence displaced more than 68 million people in the past year, and half of those are children.
We refuse to accept conflict as a way of life. Rotary projects provide training that fosters understanding and provides communities with the skills to resolve conflicts.
Through our service projects, peace fellowships, and scholarships, our members are taking action to address the underlying causes of conflict, including poverty, inequality, ethnic tension, lack of access to education, and unequal distribution of resources.
Read more about Rotary's efforts for peace b
Rock the resilience 2019 TONIGHT!
No More Mat-Su's second annual event, Rock the Resilience, will be held on February 25 at the Glenn Massey Theater beginning at 6 p.m.
The theme of this year's event is "What is Love?" Our goal is to raise awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault as we explore what love is and what love is not.
Follow and share the Facebook event via 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!
In case you missed it
Check out the most recent Wasilla Sunrise Club happenings below - or visit the Club Facebook page to see more!
Williwaw Park & Playground
This last Tuesday, a number of Rotarians and members of the Williwaw community testified at the Mat Su Borough Assembly meeting in favor of the transfer of a lot in Williwaw for the building of a park and playground.  This transfer is the first major step for our Rotary Club to proceed with building a playground in Williwaw this summer.  We are Building Better Communities!  Thank you to all the Rotarians that have supported this project.
international service
In December, our Club and members of our Club donated over $2,000 to support the building of wells and bathrooms in Cambodia through One Degree Forward.  Pam and Jerry corresponded with the founder Tim Ellison and wanted to use this as the Club’s international service project for the year. Rotary – People of Action!
Spirit of youth nominee: NMM Youth Board
No More Mat-Su's Youth-led Board has been nominated for a Spirit of Youth Humanitarian Award to recognize their local work to prevent and reduce domestic violence and sexual assault in the Mat-Su.
Spirit of Youth is dedicated to creating, promoting and recognizing youth involvement in communities across Alaska. Each young person or group who is nominated receives a congratulations packet from Spirit of Youth and a certificate, which is presented at a public gathering. Nominees are then eligible to be selected for the Spirit of Youth Award each year. Eight nominees are chosen by the Spirit of Youth Teen Advisory Council to receive the award. Group recipients receive a grant to support their efforts.
Stay tuned for more information about how this group of young people is being recognized for their hard work and dedication.
NMM Youth Board & Leadership

rotarian of the month

President Janet Kennedy recognized Rachel Sayen-Lambert as the January Rotarian of the Month. Thank you for your service to our community and for putting service above self!

upcoming speakers

Amy with
Hatcher Alpine Xperience
Simon Brown
Alaska Defense Force
Reese Clayton & Ixaac Watkins
Wasilla Wonderland Skate Park
Aundra Jackson
Mat-Su MLK, Jr. Foundation
Michelle Overstreet
MY House

Events & Fellowship

Rock the Resilience: Part Deux What is Love?
6 pm
Glenn Massey Theater
No More Mat-Su hosts their second annual Rock the Resilience event to bring awareness to sexual assault and domestic violence.
Rotary Fireside
Bearpaw Brewery @ 6:30 p.m. Pizza will be provided by the club.
03/07/19 - 03/10/19
Juneau, Alaska
RYLA promotes, encourages, and rewards outstanding young people who want to become better leaders. If you know of a youth interested in attending, contact Sherie Viera.
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

"Batten down the hatches!" :
A signal to prepare the ship for an upcoming storm.

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
National Awards Services Inc.