this week
Rotary Youth Services - RYLA & Youth Exchange
Rotary's programs are developing the next generation of leaders through a variety of opportunities for young people. 
At today's meeting, we'll hear from our Youth Exchange Student, Augustin Lira Montes, about his year in Wasilla. Also speaking will be Michael & Jack Moore who will share their experience at RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards).
Click the link below to learn more about Rotary's efforts to support young people.
New beginnings: Rotary year 2018-19
July marks the beginning of the new Rotary year!
New RI President Barry Rassin’s theme for 2018-19, Be the Inspiration, asks Rotarians to inspire change in the world and in each other. “I ask all of you to Be the Inspiration to help Rotary move from reaction to action — to take a hard look at the environmental issues that affect health and welfare around the world and do what we can to help.”
Click below to view Rassin's video highlighting this year's theme.
In case you missed it
Check out the most recent Wasilla Sunrise Club happenings below - or visit the Club Facebook page to see more!

WSRC at the City of Wasilla Independence BBQ

Serving hotdogs at the Wasilla Mayor's lunch on Independence Day has become a tradition for Wasilla Sunrise Rotary. While there are no official numbers we've served as many as 3000 hotdogs to our fellow Wasilla community members. 
Thank you to all those who came to volunteer!
WSRC Pirates prep hotdogs to serve.
Our fearless grill masters!
Volunteers handing out fruit.

WSRC changing of the guard

Wasilla Sunrise Rotary Club hosted its annual Changing of the Guard banquet on Tuesday, June 19 at Settler's Bay Golf Course's Albatross Restaurant.
Thanks to Debbie Bushnell and her Board of Directors for their year of leadership. "This is what it takes to run a successful club," Debbie said.
In line with Rotary International's new theme - Be the Inspiration - new President Janet Kennedy's goal is to be an inspiration to even one Rotarian in the coming year. Thank you for your service, Janet, we look forward to your year at the helm. 
It was a beautiful evening of fun and fellowship - thank you to all who attended and helped make the event possible.
Passing of the Gavel from Queen Debbie Bushnell (right) to Madam President Janet Kennedy (left).
President Janet and her Board of Directors: Trish Keown, Judy Tebow, Garry Forrester, Jason Marvel, Debbie Bushnell, Pam Hill, and Jackie Marvel.

rotarian of the month

President Janet Kennedy will recognize a Wasilla Sunrise Rotarian each month that exemplifies Service Above Self in their work with the Club. Monthly updates will be featured here in the newsletter. 

upcoming speakers

Augustin Lira Montes and Michael & Jack Moore
Rotary Youth Exchange & RYLA
Dr. Talis Colberg
Campus Director for Mat-Su College, UAA
Dr. Jamin Burton
CHS Band Director
Leticia Wade
Mrs. Alaska United States 2018
Diane Fejes
District 5010 District Governor
Ron Travis
Last Frontier Honor Flight

Events & Fellowship

City of Wasilla Independence Day BBQ
After 11 a.m. parade at Iditapark; volunteers needed. 
2018 Play 60
Menard Center
12-4 PM
Bell Ringing for Salvation Army
Shifts vary. See Greg Brooker.
Satellite Club Charter
4701 E. Shoreline Dr., Wasilla
7-8 PM
Agustin Lira Montes returns to Mexico
Arnaud Bollen
New inbound student from Belgium arrives!
Fireside @ Stan & Judy Tebow's
Welcome Arnaud Bollen from Belgium!

Pirate Club word of the week

Cackle fruit (n).:
A chicken egg.
I prefer my cackle fruit over-easy with a side of bacon.

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
Contact Dan Kennedy
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.