District 5010 News
Anchorage East Rotarians gave valuable personal time this 2018-19 school year to students at Baxter Elementary as reading mentors. We met Thursday mornings to read with children in kindergarten, first & second grades. Many friendships were made and we had the wonderful opportunity to enhance a child’s reading Experience.
Thanks to our District Governor, Diane Fejes, for the first time Rotary will be represented in the 2019 Equality Parade at the culmination of the Anchorage PrideFest Week.
District 5010 Leadership Academy Graduates 2018-19

Kimberly Kiefer, Richard (Rick) Tone, Joe Kashi, Denice Gilroy, Felix Montero, Pamela (Pam) Hill, Chris Gray, Lanissa Grogan, Rob Grogan , Kathy Timm,
Marty Metiva, Dan Phillips, Lara McGinnis Dean, Jodi Stuart.
Instructors: Michelle StricklerAriel Talen-Keller, Rosie Roppel, Will Files, Charles (Chuck) Foster.
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The Presidential Citation award is still active until June 30!
JGR presented a family friendly, fun competition where teams of 4 people built assemblages in a competition similar to “Cake Wars.”
Recycled items to build the assemblage were provided.
Assemblages will be auctioned and proceeds will go to help fund our youth activities
Kayhi Rotary Interact
Sponsored by The Rotary Club of Ketchikan First City had “The Record Year”
This incredible group of  a record of 71 high school students are self-directed and  have demonstrated exemplary service in local and international projects.
FCR Rotarians had a beautiful day for road cleanup! We appreciate all  workers who came out to help!
Wasilla Rotary Club was the first Rotary Club in the Mat-Su. Established in 1982, we have provided water in Fiji, eradicated Polio in many countries
and established a landmark in the City of Wasilla community park.
The West High Interact Club wants to support homeless students at West High and other Anchorage locations.
Anchorage East Rotary Club asked PDG Harry Kieling to donate backpacks from the Rotary Cares for Kids program.
Each year Alaska Children’s Trust recognizes an individual that has demonstrated dedication and commitment in working toward preventing child abuse and neglect by ensuring that children are living in safe, supportive, and nurturing communities.
Stephanie Woollard went from Down Under to the top of the world to find out if one person can make a difference.
The clacking of sewing machines fills the sunlit room until word spreads that the bus has arrived. At that, a dozen women clad in pink kurtas file into the courtyard of the Seven Women Center in Kathmandu, Nepal. They smile widely as a group of Australian women led by a tall blonde enters through the iron gate. 
Paul P. Harris was born on April 19, 1868 in Racine, WI.  His name continues to evoke the passion and support of Rotarians and friends of Rotary. 

This April, use celebration promotions coming soon from Rotary when you thank our Foundation supporters. And, click below to learn & share the history of Paul Harris with leaders in your district.

We have so many young men and women to be proud of!
This year we were hosted by the Juneau Rotary clubs. 
They organized our time at the Alaska State Capitol with our delegation. 
They sponsored a visit to the Alaska Museum, to The Rock Dump (indoor rock climbing) and tickets to the new movie, Captain Marvel. Many thanks to the Juneau Rotarians!!


Allison Furniss, our Global Grant Scholar under Area of Focus Peace and Conflict Resolution, reported to TRF in February: it was an interim report on her global grant.   In Dec. 2018, she finished her first year of a Master’s Degree in Justice and Transformations at the University of Cape Town,  South Africa. 
One lucky bidder won a Mardi Gras dinner for six at our annual "Night at the Movies" Foundation Fundraiser.  These folks know how to party!
Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday. It's also called Shrove Tuesday, Carnival Tuesday or Pancake Tuesday, depending on where the celebration is taking place.
No matter the name, it's a day of revelry that includes parades, parties and gastronomic indulgence before the Christian fasting season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. It marks the last day of the Carnival season, basically a six-week period of partying around the globe.
We are pleased to announce that our Rotary District will make ten $350.00 stipends available to D5010 Rotarians who are registered as first time attendees at the District Assembly and Conference in Anchorage on May 2-5, 2019. Preference will be given to Young Leaders who apply.  
Open World is a program funded by the Library of Congress and facilitated by RI. 
Eight individuals including a translator, and a facilitator will be arriving in Anchorage on the evening of May 21st and departing May 25th. It is hoped to have them as the programs or clubs on Wed, Thursday and Friday. We are seeking volunteers for lodging and transportation during this time.
The program operates on a reimbursement basis reimbursing the host Rotary club(s) or district for hosting expenses following RI Open World grant guidelines. The expectation is that lodging will be in homes.
Karl Schroeder 907-388-1474 or Ted Trueblood 907-339-4872.
Anchorage South Rotary hosted its 1st Annual Prohibition Party on January 17th!
Prohibition Party
Congratulations to our Rotary 5010 team with PEs with District Gov Elect André Layral, Lt. Gov. Rosie Roppel, district Trainer Jo Kuchle, and RI Edina, annual giving!
This wonderful eye surgery camp was conducted by the BP Koirala Center for Ophthalmic Studies/Kathmandu. 107 Cataract surgery done at Sindupalchowk, Barabise free eye surgery camp held on Jan 6 to 11, 2019.
Clubs interested in starting a global grant for Nepal, contact Linda Jay Jackson.  director@hhnepal.org
The Learning Center now offers courses in more languages than ever before. You can enroll in courses conducted in Rotary’s eight primary languages, as well as several others, including Dutch, Swedish, Thai, and traditional Chinese.
To find content in your preferred language:
  1. Go to Rotary.org/learn and sign in
  2. On the Course Catalogs page, scroll down and click Rotary Courses - Languages.
  3. On the Rotary Courses - Languages page, click and check the box of your preferred language. Courses available in that language will be displayed.
Note: You can also download the New Rotary Learning Center Course Catalog, which includes course descriptions and the languages the courses are offered in.
Our District and the Anchorage International Rotary Club is sponsoring a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Vocational Training Team to Australia led by Rotarian Michael Jeffery. Our Rotary Foundation contributions are helping to eliminate disease and poverty in real time.       
One Rotarian’s approach to leadership!
Technology is no longer a competitive differentiator. Leadership is — entrepreneurial leadership, to be precise.
Each of us, in 5010 invite at least one guest to a Rotary meeting at least once a month, and induct at least one of those a year!  It will take 5010 to grow 5010!
Susitna Rotary Club is helping a Mission Team to Mexico from May 29th to June 2nd with the Methodist Church. We form teams according to our experience and the need in Mexico. We could have a construction and/or medical team. We will teach swimming lessons and we hope to work at the orphanage.  We will present books of Josh The Baby Otter swimming safety. If you would like more information about joining our team please message me at clairehorton27@gmail.com.
Tonight’s work party assembling WAPI (water purification indicators). We will be sending these to communities with contaminated water, to help identify when their water is sufficiently boiled and safe to drink.
These WAPI have passed the boiling water test and ready to package. Yaro Westhoff our exchange student from the Netherlands hard at work.
Rotary Exchange Student Arnaud from Belgium jumping at this year's Mat-Su Polar Plunge.
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District 5010 would like to sincerely say thank you to our sponsors for having such a caring and giving heart because without their support for our 2019 District Conference, it would not be possible.
With your donations, we are able to provide not only a full weekend of exciting events for members and their families, but it will also provide inspiration through our speakers, educational growth and training for dedicated Rotarians, the sharing of local club and international projects, fellowships with new and old friends. We will hear inspiring stories from Rotary Youth Exchange students.  We will share ideas, celebrate our accomplishments, and find out what has been happening in the district and the world. 
“Together, we are the inspiration!”