Today Bob Watson gave us an incredible accounting of how he joined the Coast Guard as a Rescue Diver. 
It was an incredible and inspiring story. NEVER QUIT!
 
 
Packed house!
 
 
Welcome Nicolas Jenkins as a new member of the club!
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Mark Stigar from Mat-Sar Rescue gave a very interesting presentation on their organization of dedicated, highly trained volunteers, working cooperatively with the Alaska State Troopers, Emergency Services, and other agencies to assist with search and rescue operations in the State of Alaska.
For more information on MatSar, click here.
 
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District Governor, Diane Fejes was our Guest Speaker. 
She gave a very inspiring presentation about "What is Rotary" and got to
pass out some Paul Harris Awards!
District Governor Diane Fejes desribes what the Paul Harris Foundation is. 
 
Stephanie Allen gets her first
Paul Harris
 
Kelly Larson gets her first 
Paul Harris
 
Tammy Bruce gets her 3rd
Paul Harris
Group picture of some
outstanding ladies!
 
September 6, 2018 Les Helfrich 2018-09-06 08:00:00Z 0
Rotary Fellowship at the 
Alaska State Fair
August 23,2017
12:30 - 1:30 PM
 
Gates open at 12:00!
A great way to start the Alaska State Fair 
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Rotary Uncorked
Casino Royal ~ A Time to Bond
October 13, 2017
6-9 PM
Dress up and Wear your best Bond Attire!
Doors open at 5:30

Menard Center
Wasilla, AK
Tickets are now available at rotaryuncorked.com
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Today we changed the Palmer Rotary Guard.  Teri Seward handed the gavel to Kim Carver. 
 
Teri did an amazing job as our President and we're very grateful for her service to others.  We are looking
forward to the upcoming year with Kim at the helm.
 
Joe Davis is our President Elect. 
 
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This week was extra special.  We got to indoctrinate a new club member, Linda Menard. 
 
Then Annika Gagnon, our outbound Exchange Student gave a presentation she will be presenting when she arrives in Argentina. 
 
What a day!
 

 
 
 
 
June 15, 2018 Les Helfrich 2018-06-14 08:00:00Z 0
Andrew Kurka presented at our club.  Andrew has a gold and silver medal in the Paralympics.  
 
 
Charter Member
Henry Guinotte and his wife
Martha  celebrated their 65th
Wedding Anniversary. 
President Teri Seward invited her
relatives, Emma Jenski, Amy Roberts,
Chailyn Roberts and daughter,
Allie Seward to lunch today. 
 
 
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Jim Egger gave a great presentation on Astronomical Phenomenon in Alaska.  He has created some amazing
equipment and had some fantastic photographs. 
 
April 26,2018 Les Helfrich 2018-04-30 08:00:00Z 0
2017 Group Picture! Les Helfrichj 2017-12-10 09:00:00Z 0
December 7, 2017 Les Helfrich 2017-12-07 09:00:00Z 0
Guest Speaker for today's lunch was Michelle Tabler from the Better Business Bureau
 
 
November 30, 2017 Les Helfrich 2017-12-07 09:00:00Z 0
Staff Sergeant Luis G. Gonzalez talks to us about the Toys for Tots Program
 
 
 
 
 
 
October 19, 2017 Les Helfrich 2017-10-19 08:00:00Z 0
October 12, 2017 Les Helfrich 2017-10-12 08:00:00Z 0
September 1, 2017 - Cabbage Weight Off! Les Helfrich 2017-09-01 08:00:00Z 0
August 24, 2017 Les Helfrich 2017-08-24 08:00:00Z 0
Amy Lalor from Big Brothers Big Sisters gave a great presentation on their group.
 
Henry Guinotte was this weeks selection to wear the Tiara!   Remember, the person who is chosen can wear
the Tiara, pay $5 to take it off or pay $25 to have somebody else wear it. 
 
 
 
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Today, guest speaker Rick Casillo of Battle Dawgs gave an incredible presentation about the work his organization is doing.  
For more information about this great group, click here
 
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August 24th, 2017

Join us for the annual joint meeting hosted by the Rotary Club of Palmer.

We encourage all Rotarians state wide to join us at the Alaska State Fair on

"Buddy Day".

Join fellow Rotarians for an entertaining meeting then stay to see the fair.

Stand by for Ticket information.

 

 

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Teri Seward at her first meeting as Club President.  
She did an AWESOME job!
Terry has started a tradition to
raise funds.  At the beginning of
each meeting, she will draw
a name from a hat and the lucky
recipient can wear a tiara for
lunch or pay $5 to not wear it. 
 
 
The first "volunteer" Kevin chose
to wear it. We have to admit,
he really pulled it off.
Our Guest Speaker was Delany Mitchell.
She gave a very informative presentation on her work
with the  "Welcome Anchorage Project"
 
 
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June 29, 2017 Passing the Gavel Les Helfrich 2017-06-29 08:00:00Z 0
Spring Clean Up!
At the Rotary Foundation Dinner last November, fellow Rotarian Mark Lee purchased a spring cleanup service from our club.  This past Saturday, he dedicated that service to his neighbor. 
Jackie Kenshalo
President Elect, Teri Seward
Les Helfrich manning the thatcher
Teri's daughter Ali pitches in!
 
 
That's a lot of grass!
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May 18, 2017 Les Helfrich 2017-05-18 08:00:00Z 0
 
Michelle Overstreet gave an incredible presentation about My House.
 
 
Below, Tim Eschers Dad  (Bill Escher) visited us from the Lodi Wisconsin Rotary Club. He has been a member since 1970.  
He presented his son a book called Adventures in Service 
 
 
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Stacie Stigar - 6 Time Recipient  Les Helfrich 2017-05-05 08:00:00Z 0
Beth Skow and Katie Schweisthal from the Palmer City Library spoke to us about their program,  
"Books are Just the Beginning"
 
May 4, 2017 Les Helfrich 2017-05-04 08:00:00Z 0
This evening, Palmer Rotarian Joe Davis presented scholarships to four Palmer High School Students;  Mary Crowdey ($1,000), Julie Irvine ($1,000), Signey Feigi ($1,000) and Madeline Ko ($2,000).  
These scholarships came from the combined effort of the 5 Matsu Valley Rotary Clubs.  
 
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Last night, we enjoyed a dinner of South African food made by our Youth Exchange student Tasha.
 
This is a fundraiser for Tasha, as she works very hard to pay her way for a West Coast Tour with the other Youth Exchange students. If you would like to support Tasha, please contact our President Brenda Shelden by clicking on the Club Executives & Directors link at the top left of this page.
 
 
 
Left, Tasha explains that the meal she prepared was made entirely from ingredients she brought with her from South Africa.  What a truly authentic dinner.
 
 
Right, Tasha discussed "Freedom Day", a national holiday in her country.  It was a very informative presentation.
 
 
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What a great lunch!
Stacie Stigar receives her 6th Paul Harris.  Congratulations  Stacie!
 
 
Jeffrey Josephson, and Kim Carver gave a classification presentation (they told us a little about themselves).
 
 
 
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District Governor Michelle O'Brien presented at our lunch.
District Governor Michelle O'Brien with President Brenda Shelden, President Elect Teri Seward and Foundation Chairman LaMarr Anderson
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Presenting a check from the Rotary Uncorked event to My House
 
November 9, 2016 Les Helfrich 2016-11-10 00:00:00Z 0
Palmer Rotary donated and delivered 1,500 lbs of potatoes to the Palmer Food Bank today! 2016-11-08 09:00:00Z 0
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Palmer Rotary at Halloween Hollow 2016-10-31 00:00:00Z 0
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Annual Cabbage Classic at the Alaska State Fair!
This year's winner was: Beth Clapper who lives right here in the valley.  
She won $780!
Winning cabbage weight 83.4 lbs, her guess 83.5 lbs.
 
The other half of the pot went to Scholarship Programs right here in the Valley
 
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Palmer Rotary meets at 12:00 pm on Thursdays at the Palmer Ale House. 
 
Join us we hear from community members, discuss our community events and enjoy Rotary fellowship.
 
Want to know more about Rotary? Follow our link to Rotary International to learn all about this outstanding organization!
 
 
 
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Rick Allen, Statewide Director, Office of Public Advocacy and special guest, George Friese, one of the Fairbanks Four, will be bring us up-to-date on the decision that freed the foursome.  You won't want to miss this meeting.  Get the inside scoop. Invite your friends.  
 
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Changing of the Guard!
President Kelly Larson takes the gavel.
July 8, 2015 Les Helfrich 2016-03-25 00:00:00Z 0
Jeff Johnson giving a presentation on our Youth Exchange Program
January 21, 2016 Les Helfrich 2016-01-21 00:00:00Z 0
President Elect Brenda Sheldon speaks about next years goals and strategies
 
Current President Kelly Larson and President Elect Brenda Sheldon
January 14, 2016 Les Helfrich 2016-01-16 00:00:00Z 0
Valley Events Les Helfrich 2015-09-27 00:00:00Z 0
 
2015 Alaska State Fair Giant Cabbage Weigh Off
 
The 2015 Giant Cabbage Champion is Steve Hubacek with a 92.15 lb. cabbage!  
 
 
The lucky winner of the Annual Cabbage Classic was Mary McGinnis of Palmer.
 
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Guest speaker was Joe Hannan,
Palmer City Manager discussing 
"Economic Strategy for Palmer"
Thanks for a great presentation!
 
 
May 7th, 2015 Les Helfrich 2015-05-07 00:00:00Z 0
President Les Helfrich and Sponsor Tammy Bruce welcomed  new member Teri Seward owner of Solestice Reflexology.  
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Ken More, Owner and General Manager of Arctic Air Academy of Palmer, shared the current status at Palmer Airport as well as the exciting possibilities for future use of the airport.
April 9th, 2019 Les Helfrich 2015-04-09 00:00:00Z 0
Palmer Rotary had a very informative meeting with great information from Marc Van Dongen about Port Mackenzie
April 2nd, 2015 Les Helfrich 2015-04-02 00:00:00Z 0
Sara VanTassel, President of Janicki BioEnergy, spoke with us about septic and clean water issues in developing nations. Her company has engineered machinery that can take any solids (besides large chunks of metal), or liquids and turn it into clean drinking water and ash. The process also creates electricity that can be then sold or distributed to a local populace. The machine is starts with a diesel powered generator, then with several minutes becomes self powered through the energy created from input materials. 
 
 
 
 
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The Palmer Rotary Club, on Thursday March 19, presented a $3000 grant to the Malawi Children's Village. The grant, made on behalf of the Palmer club and the Alaska-Yukon Rotary District, will be used in Malawi to buy badly neededdesks and school supplies. 
March 19th, 2015 Les Helfrich 2015-03-18 00:00:00Z 0
 
Rotary Exchange Students Daniale Alarcon from Chili and Victor Sayar from Brazil ​prepare to jump into a lake with Palmer Rotary President Les Helfrich 
 
Taking the PLUNGE!
Everybody had a GREAT time!
 
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LaMarr Anderson and Les Helfrich welcome Erick Cordero Giorgana back to the club.
Treasurer Brenda Shelden presents a
gift of appreciation to Jeff Johnson for his hard work
in securing a van for the Palmer Ski Team.  
Thanks for all you do Jeff! 
 
Our Exchange Student Dani making a presentation
 on her home country of Chili.
Jeff Johnson presents the keys to Palmer Moose Ski Team
Here's the van he donated. 
 
 
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Rotary District Governor Dick Sutliff was our presenting speaker. 
 
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Mariana Marvel our inbound student gives a presentation on her Exchange Student Experience in Denmark
Mariana with President Les Helfrich
Mariana with Dani (our exchange student from Chille)
 
September 25th, 2015 Les Helfrich 2014-09-25 00:00:00Z 0
 
Service Project.  Putting up some very needed benches in the Downtown Palmer Gathering District.
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Campus Director, Matanuska-Susitna College - Talis Colberg was our guest speaker.  He gave us an update on the latest news at the MatSu College

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Dr. Deena ParamoMSBSC Superintendent gave us some great insight in the operations of the second largest school district in the State

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September 4th, 2014 Les Helfrich 2014-09-04 00:00:00Z 0
Before she goes back t0 Mary our exchange student gives a presentation on her experience here in Alaska
 
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    FOR ALL ROTARIANS!!      

Read more below and find out what all the value you receive for your $300 Registration fee!!

 

District Conference - May 15-18 Anchorage LaMarr Anderson 2014-04-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by LaMarr Anderson on Feb 09, 2014

ImageBack by popular demand & your Rotary Hostess this week: 

Past President Stephanie Allen.  

 

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OUR GUEST SPEAKER WILL BE:  Michale Foster - Chairman KABATA Brd Directors
Hear about the current status on the proposed Knik Arm Bridge in the midst of a change in executive directors, are there now
Image different/competing financial plans?  Many questions continue to fill the air....find out more this week!

OPEN TO ALL  COMMUNITY MEMBERS.....JOIN US!

Meeting lunch menu for pre-orders can be found by clicking on "more" below:

 

THIS WEEK..... LaMarr Anderson 2014-02-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Les Helfrich on Jan 21, 2014

ImageSidney (on the right) is Palmer Rotary's outbound student for next year.

Saturday night, January 25th, Sidney learned she will be going to Belgium......

Congratulations....and we look forward to learning more about you at future club meetings and having you and your family part of our club family!!

Delaney and Sidney at the Rotary Country Announcement Saturday Night. Les Helfrich 2014-01-22 00:00:00Z 0
Happy New Year.....NO MEETING THIS WEEK LaMarr Anderson 2013-12-29 00:00:00Z 0
Merry Christmas!!!! No Meeting this week. LaMarr Anderson 2013-12-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by LaMarr Anderson on Dec 21, 2013

ImagePalmer Rotarians contributed over $500 and individual  gifts for our 'adopted' Special Santa Program family this Christmas & holiday season.

Special thanks to Jeff and our Club's dynamic and involved exchange students for doing the shopping and gift selections this week for the three children, ages 5, 9 and 13.    Looks like these terrific women didn't have any trouble using their well-honed shopping skills!!

Thank you Les for prompting our engagement in this community service project...and to all our club's members for their very generous contributions and support.....we continue to engage Rotary ...and change lives. 

ImageAnd, the Palmer Rotary contributed $100 to the MatSu Rotaract Club to support their Christmas community service "Adopt A Family" Project.  <Rotaract clubs are modeled similar to Rotary clubs but brings together young professionals and leaders ages 18-30.  As Rotary, Rotaract has the mission of organizing service activities, develop leadership and professional skills, and enjoy peer fellowship and fun. > 

The Palmer club, along with our sister valley Rotary clubs, are pleased to support our community's young leaders who are our Rotarian's of the future!

Community Service Projects Completed.... LaMarr Anderson 2013-12-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by LaMarr Anderson on Dec 21, 2013

ImageThank you to Commissioner Streur for joining us December 19th. 

As AK's  Department of Health and Social Services, Commissioner Streur provided his insights in this subject matter of great interest and differing opinions...It was a useful informative session.

Last Week.....Alaska & The Affordable Care Act LaMarr Anderson 2013-12-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by LaMarr Anderson on Dec 15, 2013

 
Rotary District 5010 Assembly & Conference...Anchorage:  May 15-18, 2014

"CHANGING LIVES UNDER NORTHERN SKIES"

 December 2013 Early Bird Registration Fee:  $275

 Regular Registration fee beginning Jan 1 2014:  $300 

 Here's the link to District Website for more info and registration:  http://rotary5010conference.com/

REMINDER: DISTRICT CONFERENCE...REGISTER EARLY save $$ LaMarr Anderson 2013-12-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by LaMarr Anderson on Dec 15, 2013

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Last week's CLUB'S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS FELLOWSHIP & 

GIFT EXCHANGE was fun for all....

 

A sampling of what we learned about fellow Rotarians:

- Some grown men cry when their favorite beverage is taken from them!

- One of us has been arrested and spent the night in jail

- One of us was a high school basketball hero with 2 secs left in game

- One of us fell over 100' off a bridge when younger...<and has never been the same since.>

A fun and laughter filled meeting was had by all.....Thanks to all who were able to participate!!








Last Week: A Great time of Giving...& Taking!! LaMarr Anderson 2013-12-16 00:00:00Z 0
December 12th, 2013 Les Helfrich 2013-12-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by LaMarr Anderson on Dec 07, 2013

ImageTO MARY....Our Exchange Student


SELECTED AS A PALMER HIGH CHEERLEADER!!! Image

CONGRATULATIONS!!! LaMarr Anderson 2013-12-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by LaMarr Anderson on Nov 23, 2013

ImageMary and Jonna have provided updates on their activities and 'Bucket List' desires.

Scroll through the Exchange Student Section elsewhere in this bulletin

and on the Palmer Rotary Home page to read.

 

Here's the link to our club home page.  Bookmark it for quick easy reference in the future:   http://www.clubrunner.ca/Portal/Home.aspx?cid=2484

EXCHANGE STUDENT UPDATES.... LaMarr Anderson 2013-11-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by LaMarr Anderson on Nov 20, 2013

ImageTWO MORE NEW PALMER ROTARIANS. 


Skylar Stewart:  Wells Fargo Commercial Lender Image

(Previously Palmer Wells Fargo Branch Mngr).  Sponsored by JD.  Classification:  Loans-Commercial


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Capt Mark Davey:  Director, MatSu Salvation Army. 

Sponsored by Burt Hall and Sharon Hein (our most recent new member).  

Classification:  Community Service


NEW MEMBERS..... LaMarr Anderson 2013-11-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by LaMarr Anderson on Nov 18, 2013
Dan Fauske, Pres AK Gasline Development Corp. recently provided, in his own delightful manner, a very informative presentation about our Gasline Development Corporation and ASAP...AK Stand Alone Pipeline.   If you'd like a copy of his presentation slides, just email Lamarra05@gmail.com  requesting them.Image
Presentation Slides Available LaMarr Anderson 2013-11-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by LaMarr Anderson on Nov 18, 2013

Image We're not done with club member birthdays.....We celebrated Joan and Craig's special days at the Nov 14th club meeting.   And Kelly turned 26 (again) this past Sunday....

But....there is another one coming for a party girl with initials JK....it seems it may be a "Milestone One"...   May involve enough candles to contribute to global warming!!!!

Stay Tuned...and read your email invite..........

RUMOR HAS IT...... LaMarr Anderson 2013-11-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by LaMarr Anderson on Nov 18, 2013

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  Our speaker for this week's meeting is:

Cherie LeBlanc-Shue

Image"Mat-Su United Way"

Cherie is the Susitna Rotary Club President...and a strong friend of the Palmer Rotary Club.....You'll also recognize her Executive Director:   Our own Stephenie Allen!!!   

Cherie will discuss Valley issues and how Rotary and United Way can work together to make positive changes and enhancement in our community...

 

 

CLUB MEMBERS:  PLEASE PRE-ORDER YOUR LUNCH MENU>>>>Even if just a salad.   With the increased number of guests often at our meetings, combined with the hotel's restaurant lunch demands....it's creating difficulties!!   Please help out our great hotel hostesses, Brooke and Bee, by pre-ordering your lunch.  The new lunch menu, with ordering contact information, can be found in the left column of this bulletin in the DOWNLOAD section.   Thanks!!

 

 

This Thursday....Nov 21st MEETING LaMarr Anderson 2013-11-19 00:00:00Z 0
Had Great Meetng This Week LaMarr Anderson 2013-11-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by LaMarr Anderson on Oct 27, 2013
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                       The Alaska Gasline Development Corp’s purpose is to build a  plan for constructing an in-state natural gas line to move gas from the North Slope…a potentially big project for helping lower energy costs and diversify Alaska’s economy. 

The Alaska Gasline Development Corporation is an independent, public corporation of the State of Alaska within the Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development, but having a legal existence separate and independent of the state. AGDC was established to develop, finance and potentially operate pipeline projects within the state. The initial pipeline project to be addressed by the corporation is the Alaska Stand Alone Pipeline (ASAP) project.
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Since it’s a significant subject of interest community wide, we’ve publicized this presentation and invited the interested public. As a result, we’ll again offer lunch via buffet style …..NO INDIVIDUAL PRE-ORDERS. 

Our invite to community leaders and interested public is not only to offer them the opportunity to hear about this timely and important topic, but also to acquaint more people to ROTARY and our club, and hopefully peak their interest for learning more about ROTARY and maybe future engagement with ROTARY through our club, or another one here in the valley if the Palmer Club isn't the best fit for them.   So..... strike up a conversation with a visitor, and look for opportunities to invite return visits.     

Meeting This Week: Dan Fauske- Pres. AK Gasline Development Corp LaMarr Anderson 2013-10-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by LaMarr Anderson on Oct 27, 2013

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Take a look on the side bar and see our other upcoming club meeting speakers.....

Plan and look ahead because you no doubt know professional cohorts, bosses,  business friends and acquaintances who would be interested in attending with you.......whether to hear "big-name" people or great student and youth ambassadors.

Invite others to experience Rotary and how we influence and contribute to improving lives and communities locally and around the world.

FUTURE SPEAKERS: LaMarr Anderson 2013-10-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by LaMarr Anderson on Oct 15, 2013

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It's time to let our club's sponsored Exchange Student, Mari Marvel, know we are thinking of her and giving her a little 'taste' of home. 

Jeff is putting together a "Care Package" to send her.

If you have some small gifts, snacks (She love's the non-swimming gold fish snacks), or donations you'd like to contribute, see Jeff at tomorrow's club meeting.  

Item's can't be too big....mailing boxes aren't that big or postage costs become a hindrance...but think of something small that you'd like to contribute.

 

CARE PACKAGE - MARI MARVEL LaMarr Anderson 2013-10-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by LaMarr Anderson on Oct 15, 2013

We need and want to stay involved with our great exchange students....it enriches their lives as well as ours.  So, scroll down and review their  sections on either our Club's web Home Page or weekly Bulletin.  The more you learn of what they are doing/want to do, the better you can identify how to maybe include them in your life's routine periodically. 

(1)  Contact information for reaching Jonna and Mary have been added to the top left section of our Home Page and well as in the Exchange Student section in the weekly Bulletin.  It's easy reference  for contacting them to accompany you for an activity or event.   They want to be active and do many things....

(2) Jonna has added an update to her "WISH LIST":

UPDATE to Student Exchange Information LaMarr Anderson 2013-10-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by LaMarr Anderson on Oct 06, 2013

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You can help even if not attending!

We need volunteers from our Palmer Club Saturday, 11:30-3pm at the Menard Sports Center. We volunteered to co-sponsor this significant fund raising event.   Our Brenda has done a great job of helping set this up as our club’s representative.  But…………

Now is the time for our club to add some ‘elbow grease’ to the event…..a great deal of it up to this point has been the Wasilla Noon club. So, please consider if you can help…even if you’re not attending the event later in the evening…..A few hours of service for the club and our share of the net proceeds will be most helpful!

If you can help please email  Brenda b.sheldon@msrmc.com or Stephanie  sallen@unitedwaymatsu.org    Again, it’s just from 11:30 – 3pm this Saturday

 Thank you!   There may still be some tickets available for this event.....Check with Brenda if interested.


Rotary UnCorked.....FUN AHEAD this Saturday! LaMarr Anderson 2013-10-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by LaMarr Anderson on Sep 29, 2013

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                                           As confirmed by our "Would Never Lead Us Astray" Sgt At Arms, Craig Thorn....this event is lots of fun with warm Rotarian Fellowship regardless of beverage preferences.   There will be non-alcoholic choices as well.

AND.....

 

 

BRENDA, OUR CLUB REPRESENTATIVE FOR THIS EVENT, NEEDS HELP:   OUR CLUB IS RESPONSIBLE FOR DONATING BEVERAGES FOR THE EVENT.  BRENDA NEEDS TO KNOW THURSDAY WHO IS DONATING AND HOW MANY BOTTLES.

 

THERE ARE STILL RAFFLE TICKETS AVAILABLE AS WELL AS TICKETS TO ATTEND THE EVENT.  BRENDA WILL BE SELLING THEM AT THURSDAY'S MEETING. 

 

Rotary UnCorked.....FUN REGARDLESS OF BEVERAGE PREFERENCE~ LaMarr Anderson 2013-09-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by LaMarr Anderson on Sep 01, 2013

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Not a good year for cabbage growing.....but a good year for one Palmer guesser!!

Here's this year's State Fair Giant Cabbage winner:  92.3lbs.

One Cabbage Classic participant's guess was right-on:  She is from Palmer, Alaska.  Her payout is $888!!   We presented her her check September 12th at our club meeting....

Each Palmer Rotary and State Fair Scholarship fund accounts were increased by $444 as well.   So, over a two year period, our project has raised about $1800 for student scholarships.  We still want more growth in the future, but we've done okay for our 2nd year project.

 

Cabbage Classic Results..... LaMarr Anderson 2013-09-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by LaMarr Anderson on Jul 29, 2013

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We're missing the fellowship and engagement of many Palmer Rotarians.    We can change more lives in our community, and elsewhere, the more members get engaged....Reach out to a fellow club member you haven't seen for a while....encourage renewed engagement with us this week! 

Paraphrased from the pen of Ron Burton, President RI, "It's time for us to recognize that the real challenge we face isn't just bringing new members into Rotary.  It's helping members get engaged in Rotary...helping them realize how their Rotary service can change lives.  When we realize what we can achieve in Rotary...when we really engage Rotary, that's when lives change.  We change the lives of the people who need us.   It's time to open our eyes to the potential each of us has through Rotary.  Rotary lets us reach higher, do more, and be a part of something larger than ourselves.  No matter how much we give to Rotary, we get more in return. "

 
Engage Rotary...Change Lives LaMarr Anderson 2013-07-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by LaMarr Anderson on Mar 04, 2013

 

 

More information and registration at this link: http://ktn.rotary5010conference.org/

It'll propel your personal awareness and interest in ROTARY

District Conference-Ketchikan LaMarr Anderson 2013-03-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kelly Larson on Sep 22, 2012
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As club secretary, I'm the source for updating your Rotary activities and associated make-ups.  If you desire make-up attendance credit for activities outside our normal Thursday meetings, just email me, or LaMarr, the information (date & activity) at kelly@alaskastatefair.org or Lamarra05@gmail.com
Attendance Record Keeping Kelly Larson 2012-09-23 00:00:00Z 0
1. Before the Fair. 2 The Fair. 3. After the Fair. Mike Chmielewski 2012-09-05 00:00:00Z 0
Palmer has three seasons: Mike Chmielewski 2012-09-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Mike Chmielewski on Sep 04, 2012

Palmer has only three Seasons

1. Before the Fair.

2. The Fair.

3. After the Fair.
Thought for the week Mike Chmielewski 2012-09-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Les Helfrich

A big thank you to Kelly, Tammy, Dani, Bill and Cecil for volunteering to help paint the tables in Palmer this Sunday (9/21/14 at 3pm). If you couldn't make lunch today and want a makeup, this is a great opportunity. Please let me  know as soon as you can. If we all work together, this shouldn't take more than 60-90 minutes.

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Also, don't forget the Social at Joan's home tomorrow (Friday the 19th) at 6pm.  Directions are below. (Craig, I'm really looking forward to your specialty).  These events are important to friendship and comradery and gives everybody a chance to relax and decompress which is very important in today's busy world. Joan is making pulled pork so we need salads, desert, chips, other fixins, drink stuff and so on.  If you need a suggestion on what to bring, email or call Joan (376-4451  or magicmetals@mtaonline.net).

Two important things Les Helfrich 0