this week
Tony Gasborro
This week, Wasilla Sunrise Rotary Club will host Tony Gasborro, Founder of the Project Salvador Scholarship Program.

The mission of Project Salvador is to aid the people of El Salvador in implementing their own vision of justice. We express our solidarity and deepen our relationship with  El Salvador by creating awareness in the United States of the plight of the marginalized in Central America and by supporting grassroots community development through funding of projects in El Salvador.

Join us as we welcome Tony and hear about the work of Project Salvador.

Greeter: Judy Tebow
Pledge: Judy Tebow
"Be the Inspiration": Trish Keown
Sgt. at Arms: Judy Tebow
September: Basic education & literacy month
September is Rotary International's Basic Education & Literacy Month.
More than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. That’s 17 percent of the world’s adult population. Rotary's goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy. We support education for all children and literacy for children and adults.
To read more about RI's educational efforts, click the link below.
In case you missed it
Check out the most recent Wasilla Sunrise Club happenings below - or visit the Club Facebook page to see more!

Interact meeting

Mat-Su Interact Club is off to a great start this year with their recent meeting at Mat-Su Central School. Special thanks to Ms. Chastain for helping accommodate the meeting.
Recruitment is on-going and the Club will continue to meet weekly on Wednesdays at 3 p.m. at Mat-Su Central. For more information contact Wasilla Sunrise Rotarian Dan Kennedy.
Interact students at yesterday's meeting.

Mayor Cottle

Last week Mayor Cottle came to talk with us about the City of Wasilla, recent accomplishments, and what to expect in the future from the City. Highlights included updates on the City of Wasilla airport, parks & recreation, and infrastructure.
Thank you for joining us, Mayor Cottle!
Mayor Cottle at WSRC.

Rotary fellowship at the Fair

On Thursday, August 23, Palmer Rotary Club hosted their annual Rotary Fellowship at the Fair inviting all Rotarians to join them. 
Rotarians in attendance had the chance to meet Youth Exchange students from the area, enjoy pizza from Humdingers in Palmer, share Rotary upcoming Rotary projects, and learn about the Mat-Su Sea Hawkers and their plans to enhance youth athletics in the Valley.
Thanks to all you attended this year!
Arnaud introducing himself at the luncheon.
WSRC's Dan Kennedy sharing about the Mat-Su Sea Hawkers Booster Club.

rotarian of the month

President Janet Kennedy recognized John Glass as the July Rotarian of the Month. Thank you, John, for your service to our community and for putting service above self!

upcoming speakers

Tony Gasbarro
Project Salvador Scholarship Program
Yvonne Lamm
American Legion Auxiliary Alaska Girl's State Program
Ryan Anderson
Alaska State Troopers
Dr. Monica Goyette
Mat-Su Borough School District

Events & Fellowship

Fireside @ Stan & Judy Tebow's
5:30 p.m.
Come welcome Arnaud from Belgium while enjoying some great Rotary fellowship. Bring a dish to share, adult beverages provided. 
VPA Fundraiser
Beer & Wine Tasting

Pirate Club word of the week

Jacob's Ladder
(n.).: rope ladder used to climb aboard ships

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 Dan Kennedy
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.