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PO Box 876972
Wasilla, AK  99687
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Sunrise Rotary
No More Mat-Su
District Governor Brad Gamble presenting Significant Achievement Award for Wasilla Sunrise Rotary to Dan Goff, for the No More Mat-Su Campaign.
Dan Goff, Chairperson for the No More Campaign 2015-2016
Frontiersman Newspaper April 16, 2016 KTVA CBS 11 April 19, 2016
No More Campaign to End Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault in Mat-Su Valley Connects Survivors and Students
2nd annual conference continues efforts to educate and empower youth to be agents for change in epidemic
On Sunday, April 24, from 12-3 p.m., at the Glenn Massay Theater, many adult and student leaders from around the valley will convene for the second year in a row to unite in their message of “No More!” No More is a national campaign to end domestic violence and sexual assault that encourages local adoption and action. Expected speakers include former Olympic athletes, Nina Kemppel and Kevin McMahon, and former NBA athlete, Jahadi White. This event is free and open to the public to attend.
Two years ago Jason Marvel, Burchell High School principal and father of two daughters, impressed upon the Wasilla Sunrise Rotary Club the gravity of the situation in the Mat-Su Valley, where statistically 1:2 women will experience some form of domestic violence or sexual assault.  The Sunrise Rotarians immediately picked up the mantle and, together with Alaska Family Services, have pledged an on-going effort to educate and involve the youth of the valley to help break the cycle and be agents for change.
Domestic violence and assault can happen to anyone of any race, age, sexual orientation, religion or gender and affects people of all socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels. The No More Mat-Su campaign seeks to raise awareness in the community in general of this epidemic, and to educate and empower young people to put an end to what is often generational cycles of abuse.  
Surviving hardship and overcoming odds of all kinds share traits of will, determination, belief in self-worth, and the strength to reach out for help.  Sunday’s event combines the testimonies of the survivors of violence and assault, along with the overcoming the odds tales from two former Olympian athletes and a former NBA athlete, to drive home the message of No More. For more information, please call the No More Mat-Su Team at (907) 746-6213.
No More Mat- Su,
 Sunday, April 24, 2016 
Glenn Massay Theater
No More Mat-Su is on Facebook
Weekly Program
Please be sure to check out our Sunrise Home Page also! 
Awards to Wasilla Sunrise from District and Rotary International 2016
Speaker Chair for June - Shane Leivestad
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Sunrise Rotary Changing of the Guard Banquet 6pm
Monday, July 4, 2016
Wasilla Sunriser's will be cooking hotdogs at Wonderland Park.
Set up 11am and hotdogs served after the parade (noonish)
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Daniela Vazquez - Rotary Youth Exchange Student 2015-16
My year in Rotary in Alaska
4-Way Test Contest Winners

April Khongsavanh (1st place)

Lilly Otte (4th place)

Areina Czarny (Did not finish)

Kiersten Sierra (2nd place)

Riley Glasen (3rd place)

Students with WSR Judges, Sherie Vieira, Jeaninne Milne, Andy Faiks, Matt Ketchum and Greg Brooker
2016 Middle School Vocational Talks
Thanks to all who gave their time to speak to Mat-Su Middle School students about their vocations.
Classroom speakers help students to accomplish the following:
*Begin to identify possible career pathway interests
*Gain awareness of the academic, technical, and personal skills required by particular jobs
*Realize that different jobs are characterized by different work cultures and working environments
*Understand the connection  between school, work, and achieving goals.
Rotary Running Dead 5K
Registration form is on homepage downloads bottom right.
You can register online at,
or on 
Facebook at Mat Su Rotry 5K Fun Run
District Conference this weekend
If you haven't registered for District Conference 
To register, please visit:
We have secured a special conference rate at Talkeetna Lodge, our conference location.  Just $135 per night, first come first serve on the room type. This should incentivize everyone to book early to get Mountain Side and Main Lodge rooms!  Once these rooms are filled, reservations will flow to the exterior lodge rooms.  Please request the room type preferred when making reservations.
 You may begin to reserve rooms now.  Please call 866-845-6338 toll free, or 907-777-2806 local. You may also email:  Either by phone or email, simply say that you are with the Rotary Conference, and the discounted rate applies.
An exciting, fun and informative conference is being planned!  District conference provides an ideal opportunity for new members & friends to learn more about Rotary International, our District 5010, leadership and service opportunities- plus creating new friendships.  Watch your email for other details to follow.
  • Call or email Talkeetna Lodge to secure a great room!
  • Invite new members of your club, family or friends to conference
We look forward to seeing you in Talkeetna May 12-15, 2016.
 Roses for Rotary 

 Image15th Annual
Roses for Rotary Fundraiser

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Get your rose sale forms at the meeting or contact PE Matt Stielstra. 
Everyone is encouraged to sell as many as you can!

Roses On Sale Now!

$30 for a dozen long stemmed roses
Just in time for Administrative Assistants Week, April 25-29
Rose Delivery Day is Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Let someone know you are thinking of them, Appreciate them,
are wishing them a Happy Birthday or Anniversary, 
or any other reason just to put a smile on their face!!

Only $30 gets you a dozen roses
for that someone special
 and you help support one of the many many
community service projects put on by
Wasilla Sunrise Rotary!

Contact any Sunrise Rotarian with your order!
Thank You for Your Support!

Rose Sale Instructions
Rose Delivery Day is Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - There will be no meeting that day.
We will pick up our roses between 7am & 8am
at 2901 E Bogard Road in the back of the building where Blinds Unlimited is.

Rose Sale review: 
Note: There is no space on rose form for the cvc# (3 digit code on back of card)... Please fill in rose form completely and add this very important detail! 
Forms are available from PE Matt Stielstra or at our meetings. We are committed as a club to sell 450 dozen roses.
The delivery day is scheduled April 26, 2016 during Administrative Assistants week and are $30 per dozen.
We receive the long stem roses in boxes and they are one dozen wrapped in plastic with a little baby's breath. There will be red roses as well as a variety of other colors.
There are no multi-colored dozens.
Each Rotarian is responsible for completing the forms with all pertinent information. There is a 3-part form. Pink copy for customer, Yellow for you and White (most clear)  for our treasurer.
Please turn in all monies to Don as you receive.
There is a place on form to record how your money was received.
Phone numbers and delivery instructions are important too, especially if someone else is going to be helping you deliver your roses. 
Adding these details because the day of delivery is usually a little frenzied and having your paperwork filled out and money ready will ensure everyone gets in and out of there quickly. 
Bring a bucket or two with a little water in each to keep your roses fresh in transport.
Please be mindful of keeping your roses cool!  We want our customers to receive their roses fresh so they are inclined to buy next year.
Rotary International Monthly Themes
Rotary Monthly Themes have changed effective July 1, 2015
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    
            28 May–1 June — RI Convention, Seoul, Korea
JUNE Rotary Fellowships Month
  17–23 January — International Assembly, San Diego, California, USA
    23 February — Rotary's anniversary


Birthdays & Anniversary's
Member Birthdays
Trish Keown
July 4
Judy Tebow
July 7
Spouse Birthdays
Cindi Martin
July 24
Rusty Burlingame
July 1
Brian Holes
Cerese Holes
July 12
Chris Lee
Mark Lee
July 16
Mark Lee
Christine Lee
July 16
John D. Glass
July 24
Join Date
Debbie Bushnell
July 1, 2011
5 years
James Martin
July 1, 2013
3 years
Jerry Moses
July 1, 2001
15 years
Trish Keown
July 1, 2001
15 years
Janet Kennedy
July 17, 2007
9 years
John D. Glass
July 25, 2005
11 years
Matt Ketchum
July 25, 2005
11 years
Carole Coppock
July 28, 2009
7 years


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 @Piccolino's Restaurant, Wasilla -

Eagle River Club - meets Thursday morning 7am at Bear Mountain Grill, Eagle River and Thursday noon at Picollino's Restaurant, Eagle River - -

Rotaract - See Mat-Su Rotaract on FB

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