this week
Dr. Jamin Burton
Join us as we welcome Dr. Jamin Burton, Music Director for Colony High School. Last Thanksgiving, THE Northern Sound Marching Band, directed by Burton, marched in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade becoming the first full band from Alaska to do so in the events 91 year tenure. While under his direction, THE Northern Sound has also performed in the 2009 US Presidential Inauguration, the National Independence Day Parade in DC, the Rose Parade, and the Sugar Bowl. 
Come join us on Tuesday morning to hear what's next for Dr. Burton and his students - there are some exciting things on THE horizon!
Click the link below to learn more about the Colony High School Marching Band
Greeter: Chelsa Fields
Pledge: Janel Gagnon
"Be the Inspiration": Sherie Viera
Sgt. at Arms: Jerry Moses
Classification Talk: Pam Hill
Experiencing the shooting range.
Carving a pumpkin for the first time.
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 Says Goodbye to Gus

Our Rotary Youth Exchange Student, Agustin "Gus" Lira, finished up his year in Alaska and began his journey back to Mexico on July 19, 2018.
Gus gave his final presentation all about his Alaska experience at our July 10th meeting, sharing highlights from his time here: playing football for Wasilla High, spending time with his Rotary families and friends, developing a love for Cinnamon Toast Crunch, swimming in local lakes, participating in the Polar Plunge, and his West Coat Trip.
Thanks for sharing the last year with us, Gus, we will miss you!
Gus taking off on July 19.
Gus representing Mexico.

Satellite Club induction

On July 19, we welcomed thirteen new members into the Club as part of our new satellite club - Wasilla Sunset Club. A special thank you to District Governor Diane Fejes for joining us!
New members with WSRC Board.
Group photo! Thanks to all the new and current members of WSRC for making this a fun night.

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

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
Police Officer of the Year Award
Mayor Bert Cottle
City of Wasilla

Events & Fellowship

Arnaud Bollen
New inbound student from Belgium arrives!
Fireside @ Stan & Judy Tebow's
Welcome Arnaud Bollen from Belgium!
VPA Fundraiser
Beer & Wine Tasting

Pirate Club word of the week

All hands hoay  (expression).:
Everyone get on the deck
All hands hoay - there's work to do!

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.