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Wasilla, AK  99687
Sunrise Rotary
Weekly Program



Queen Pirate - Debbie Bushnell

July Speaker Chair - Chelsea Fields
Speaker - July 11, 2017
Lauri Kari
Family Promise of Mat-Su
Greeter, Chelsea Fields - Pledge of Allegiance, Dr Jim - Invocation, Sherie Vieira - Sgt-At-Arms, Mark Lee
Career Talk in Middle Schools Schedule
Contact Matt Ketchum at or 229-8558
Tuesday, April 15, 2017
Redington Middle
Friday, April 21, 2017
Wasilla Middle 
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Colony Middle
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Teeland Middle
4-Way Test Speech Contest 2017
WSR judged it's 13th Annual 4-Way Test Speech Contest at Wasilla High School last Thursday.
The 4-Way Test Contest requires each contestant to provide a 3 minute speech about a topic of their selection.
The speech must relate the topic to how it relates to the Rotary 4-Way Test; 
Of the things we think, say or do;
1 Is it the Truth?
2 Is it Fair to All Concerned?
3 Will it Build Goodwill and Better Friendships? 
4 Will it be Beneficial to All Concerned? 

We had 6 contestants and 6 judges. 
The first photo shows Speakers and Judges. Front row. Andrew Palmer, Shyanne Massie, Joshua Wilson,
Aubrey Dubois, Jeremiah Zeedar-Boeck, Ginger Shepardson. Back row Greg Brooker, Andrew Faiks, Jim Martin,
Mark Lee, Chris Lee, Eldon Bell, Trish Keown.

Second photo: Winners 1st-Andrew Palmer, 2nd-Jeremiah Zeedar-Boeck, 3rd-Shyanne Massie, 4th-Aubrey Dubois
All of the contestants were impressive. Their presentations were interesting, prepared and
well delivered and it was a true privilege to listen to them. 
A special thanks to Jason Moen, Vice Principal of Wasilla High School, who helped coordinate the contest!
Honor Flight 
Honor Flight is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing veterans with honor and closure.
Our Mission: To transport America’s Veterans to Washington, DC
to visit those memorials dedicated to honor the service and sacrifices of themselves and their friends.
On Tuesday, April 18, Sunrise Rotarian John Glass will be escorting one of America's Veterans to Washington, DC.,
Mr. Paul Huppert, who served with the U.S. Navy during WWII.
The Homecoming will be on Saturday, April 22, at noon and there will be quite a celebration!
All are welcomed and encouraged to attend and welcome them all home!
They arrive on Alaska Air.

Roses for Rotary Fundraiser 2017

 Image16th Annual
Roses for Rotary Fundraiser

Roses On Sale Now!

Roses will be delivered to a place of your choice on April 27, 2017. Please contact President Matt Stielstra to order yours now.

$30 for a dozen long stemmed roses
Just in time for Administrative Assistants Week 

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 sponsored by
Wasilla Sunrise Rotary!

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

High School Scholarships, RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) Camp, Rotary Youth Exchange,
Teacher of the Year, No More Mat-Su Against Domestic Abuse event, Mayan Family project, helping families in Guatemala,
Building parks and trails; Newcomb Park at Wasilla Lake and the Cottonwood Creek trail, and so many more! 

Photo's from 3rd No More Mat-Su Summit 2017
Susitna Rotary needs our help with Josh the Otter 
Susitna Rotary is asking for help with presenting the Josh the Otter to local elementary schools. Please read over the following...
Be apart of this incredible club service project by presenting to kindergartners at one of the schools: Josh the Otter schedule google link. 
Sign up for a pool water safety event on Saturday, April 22nd, at the Wasilla pool (Flyer for pool session). Click here to RSVP for Wasilla pool session.
Thanks to our partnership with the Alaska Club, an event for home school kindergartners has been scheduled for April 11th at 2:00pm in the Alaska Club theater followed two pool sessions: 2:00-4:00pm and 3:00pm - 5:00pm (Flyer for pool session). Click here to RSVP for The Alaska Club pool session.
Who can participate?  Anyone can volunteer ! Rotarians throughout the Valley, business associates, friends, parents and family are all needed to make this event a success.  To learn more about how a presentation works, watch the Josh the Otter Training Video then sign up to help. You could save a child from drowning one day.
- See more at:
District Conference 5010 - 2016-17

2017 District 5010 Assembly and Conference

Sitka, Alaska

  • Assembly - April 27, 2016
  • Conference - April 28-30, 2017

Important Links:


Rotary District 5010 Conference Agenda

April 27-April 30, 2017

Sitka, Alaska



Rotary International Convention Atlanta, GA
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


Birthday's & Anniversary's
Member Birthdays
Trish Keown
July 4
Judy Tebow
July 7
Spouse Birthdays
Cindi Martin
July 24
Rusty Burlingame
July 1
Chris Lee
Mark Lee
July 16
Mark Lee
Christine Lee
July 16
John D. Glass
July 24
Join Date
Al Haynes
July 1, 2001
16 years
Bert Hall
July 1, 2011
6 years
Curtis Green
July 1, 2001
16 years
Debbie Bushnell
July 1, 2011
6 years
James Martin
July 1, 2013
4 years
Jerry Moses
July 1, 2001
16 years
Lyda Green
July 1, 2001
16 years
Trish Keown
July 1, 2001
16 years
Janet Kennedy
July 17, 2007
10 years
John D. Glass
July 25, 2005
12 years
Matt Ketchum
July 25, 2005
12 years
Carole Coppock
July 28, 2009
8 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 @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