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Honorary Member Mike Tauriainen

Mike Tauriainen became a SRC member in 1979. During his 43 years of being a rotarian,  Mike has done many wonderful things. That is why it was a very easy choice to make when the SRC board was presented to make Mike an Honorary Member. Honorary membership is the highest distinction that a club can bestow and is used to recognize rotarians who have distinguished themselves by living by the motto of service above self and embodying Rotary ideals. 
During his time as a Rotarian Mike has served this club and has had a lasting impact on our committee. Every December our club auctions off many different items for the Empty Stocking Fund that was created by Mike. In honor of Mike and all the families he has helped through the empty stocking fund  the club has decided to officially name change the name to the Mike Tauriainen Empty Stocking Fund. From the entire SRC thank you Mike!
Honorary Member Mike Tauriainen Linzey White 2022-07-28 08:00:00Z 0

2022 PETS Keynote Speaker Watch Party

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Due to PETS being virtual this year, it gave the club an opportunity to come together and watch the Saturday Keynote speaker RI PE Jennifer Jones together along with Kenai River Rotary & Kenai Rotary.


2022 PETS Keynote Speaker Watch Party Linzey White 2022-02-20 09:00:00Z 0

RuralCap House build

Soldotna Rotarians, joined with a couple of Kenai Rotarians, had a work day on September 25, 2021 in the cold, snowy weather to help work on houses for families in the RuralCap program.
RuralCap House build Jodi Stuart 2021-09-27 08:00:00Z 0

Soldotna Rotary Club Supports Art in the Community

Don’t miss the Art Park in Soldotna Creek Park, where you’ll find a fantastic curated exhibit contained in two 4’ by 8’ weatherproof displays. Each side of each display contains a panel of art. You might see locally created fine art or the works of artists from around Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.
Soldotna Rotary Club Supports Art in the Community Jodi Stuart 2021-09-22 08:00:00Z 0

Rotarian Allen FLOCKED!

Rotarian Allen Auxier returned home from a Rotary meeting earlier this month to find a flock of very pink flamingos in his yard. He quickly deduced Rotarian Brian was the mischief maker behind the flocking!
Rotarian Allen FLOCKED! Jodi Stuart 2021-09-21 08:00:00Z 0

Soldotna Rotarians Celebrate Thanksgiving 2020 Style

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Soldotna Rotarians come together to be of service to their communities. In the history of the Club, it has never been so difficult to act upon our desire to work with others to better our community. Although 2020 has provided some major hurdles, this Thanksgiving was reminiscent of the past events with laughter, fellowship, and service.
Soldotna Rotarians Celebrate Thanksgiving 2020 Style Jodi Stuart 2020-11-30 09:00:00Z 0

Sock it to October

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Soldotna Rotary Club challenges area Rotarians to provide socks to those experiencing homelessness or near homelessness by collecting socks through the month of October.
Sock it to October Jodi Stuart 2020-10-28 08:00:00Z 0

Shelter Box 2020

Congratulations to each of District 5010's 2019-2020 "Bronze Level" Shelter Box Rotary Clubs. 
Each Shelter Box can completely sustain for months a family that has lost everything when disasters such as storm and earthquake strike.
It's one of the least expensive, easiest, and most personal and direct ways to help stricken families across the globe. 
Joe Kashi
District 5010 Governor
Congratulations to the Rotary Clubs of :
Anchorage Hillside

Anchorage South
E-Club of District 5010
Fairbanks Downtown

Fairbanks Golden Heart

Homer-Kachemak Bay


Shelter Box 2020 Jodi Stuart 2020-08-24 08:00:00Z 0

RIGS 2019

Soldotna Rotarians care about students and their ability to maintain proficiency in reading through the summer months. Through partnership with local schools, Soldotna Rotary supports students as the are encouraged to read during the months away from school so they don't lose the important skills needed when school starts back in the fall. This project is ongoing and is one of our longest literacy programs.
RIGS 2019 2019-09-25 08:00:00Z 0
Rotarians Care About the Environment Jodi Stuart 2019-05-29 08:00:00Z 0

Backpacks for Students in Transition

Soldotna Rotary Club came together with the Kenai Peninsula School District and the Students in Transition to provide backpacks with basic necessities and an invitation for mentorship with a Rotarian. 
Backpacks for Students in Transition Jodi Stuart 2019-05-28 08:00:00Z 0
Kenai River Interact Service Update Jodi Stuart 2019-02-08 09:00:00Z 0

Youth Exchange Students and Host Families

Soldotna Rotary is looking for students in either their sophomore or junior year of high school that are looking for an adventure! We are actively seeking open-minded, flexible students who demonstrate leadership qualities to receive scholarships for study for a year in a foreign country. Applicants must have high moral standards that will enable them to become excellent cultural ambassadors for their country and the Rotary club and district that supports them. District 5010 Rotary Youth Exchange provides students ages 15 to 17 with an opportunity to travel to a foreign country and experience the culture while serving as an ambassador for their home country.
We are also looking for interested families willing to open their home to an incoming student from another country. 

Hosting a student can be an extremely rewarding experience for everyone in the family, yet it is a role that requires a lot of responsibility. The hosting period is typically 3 - 4 months.

Host families are to meet the following expectations:

  • Before the student arrives establish communication with the student.
  • Understand the program rules the student must follow.
  • Know how to contact key Rotarians involved in Youth Exchange in case of an emergency.
  • During the exchange provide a safe and welcoming environment for trust and friendship to develop between the student and your family.
  • Support and make the student feel like a part of the family, with the same privileges and obligations.
Youth Exchange Students and Host Families Jodi Stuart 2018-10-15 08:00:00Z 0

Victoria and President Dan Exchange Flags

Soldotna Rotary was introduced in person with their new daughter from Brazil, Victoria. Victoria is a vibrant and exciting exchange student that will provide Soldotna Rotarians more opportunities to work with youth as well as the ultimate goal of bringing peace to the world. Welcome Victoria!
Victoria and President Dan Exchange Flags Jodi Stuart 2018-08-17 08:00:00Z 0

Rotary Youth Exchange has Arrived

District 5010 participates in the Rotary Youth Exchange Program. With the support of the D5010, Soldotna Rotary Club is proud to be a participating Club in the Youth Exchange Program!
Rotary Youth Exchange has Arrived Jodi Stuart 2018-08-08 08:00:00Z 0

Senior Center Planters

Soldotna Rotarians joined forces to build planters for Ninilchik and Soldotna Senior Centers. This was a local project that required ingenuity and patience in order to get all of the supplies and coordinate with the local senior centers. They can now use these planters therapeutically as well as practically!
Senior Center Planters Jodi Stuart 2018-07-27 08:00:00Z 0
Soldotna Rotarians at D5010 Conference Jodi Stuart 2018-06-04 08:00:00Z 0
Soldotna Rotary Plans International Literacy Project Jodi Stuart 2017-01-25 09:00:00Z 0

Rotarians Make Up Everywhere

It is important for our Soldotna Rotarians to make it to meetings. It is especially important to a Rotarian that has over 30 years of perfect attendance, Mike Sweeney.
Pictured from left to right: Chuck Cook, Dave Peterson, Chris Hough, Allen Auxier, Gary Hinkle, Joe Kashi, David Wartinbee, and Mike Sweeney. Photo credit: Merrill Sikorski
Rotarians Make Up Everywhere Jodi Stuart 2016-12-23 00:00:00Z 0
Soldotna Rotarians Volunteer for Heritage Place Jodi Stuart 2016-05-25 00:00:00Z 0

Soldotna Rotary Club Supports D.A.R.E

The Soldotna Rotary Club continues to support the local D.A.R.E program. Ofc. Tobin Brennan is the D.A.R.E. instructor in the three local elementary schools. Yearly, Ofc. Brennan provides D.A.R.E education to 5th graders and then provided a lock-in/graduation event. This year, Soldotna Rotary Club was able to provide the grand prize to the winning essay writer on why D.A.R.E is an important program and why it is important to them. D.A.R.E. is an important program in the community.
Soldotna Rotary Club Supports D.A.R.E Jodi Stuart 2015-12-08 00:00:00Z 0

Soldotna Rotary Arts Park Project

The Soldotna Rotary Club, in partnership with the Soldotna ARTSpace, and the City of Soldotna, worked diligently to install an avenue for aspiring artists to showcase their work to the public.
Soldotna Rotary Arts Park Project Jodi Stuart 2015-10-20 00:00:00Z 0

Soldotna Rotary Supports Art Space Program

By partnering with the Rotary Club of Soldotna, the City of Soldotna, the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce, and local businesses, Soldotna’s ARTSpace, Inc. is implementing a community-based public art program. Many of these projects result in regular exhibits and annual events intended to promote public art that enhances the Soldotna area in a manner that’s democratic and for the enjoyment of all.
Soldotna Rotary Supports Art Space Program Jodi Stuart 2015-10-09 00:00:00Z 0

Soldotna Rotary Club Supports Student Summer Reading

Soldotna Rotarians joined forces with K-Beach Elementary, Soldotna Elementary, and Sterling Elementary to encourage students to read through the summer months. This fall the schools joined with Rotarians to recognize those students that read this summer.
Soldotna Rotary Club Supports Student Summer Reading Jodi Stuart 2015-09-26 00:00:00Z 0

Outbound Youth Exchange

To the Soldotna Rotary Club:
I just want to also say thank you to the whole club for first of all picking me and also helping me out with the support you guys gave to me. Thank you for giving me this opportunity, because this year has been the best year of my life so far and the memories will stay with me forever. So Thank you again.
Outbound Youth Exchange Lisa Roberts 2015-02-12 00:00:00Z 0
Super Bowl Board Seahawks v. Patriots chris 2015-01-30 00:00:00Z 0

Central Peninsula Rotarian Presidents Meet and Plan

Beginning July of 2014, the new Presidents of the Kenai, Soldotna, and Kenai River Clubs stepped into their leadership roles:  Scott Hamann/Kenai; Jodi Stuart/Soldotna; and Diane Taylor/Kenai River.
            The three of us were able to connect at the District Conference meeting earlier that year, and set up a plan to establish a monthly meeting of the three of us.  The purpose of these meetings was to facilitate collaboration and understanding of what other Rotarians in our communities were doing. (The three clubs are within approximately 12 miles of each other!)
Central Peninsula Rotarian Presidents Meet and Plan Jodi Stuart 2015-01-09 00:00:00Z 0
Soldotna Rotary and Kenai River Join Forces with Local Library 2015-01-08 00:00:00Z 0

Kenai Teens Encourage Rotarians to Think

At yesterday's Club luncheon, we had two Kenai Central High School students talk to us about a spaghetti feed fundraiser that they are putting on to benefit the Students in Transition program with our local school District.
Kenai Teens Encourage Rotarians to Think Jodi Stuart 2014-11-21 00:00:00Z 0

Soldotna Rotary Supports Literacy in the Community

Soldotna Rotary Club has been known to support reading in the community through dictionary projects to RIGS (Reading is Great in the Summer) and now to SMORES (Summer Months are Open for Reading Everywhere). Recently, Soldotna Rotarians presented t-shirts to K-Beach Elementary students that read over the summer months and supported the first year of SMORES at Soldotna Elementary.
Soldotna Rotary Supports Literacy in the Community Jodi Stuart 2014-10-24 00:00:00Z 0
Youth Exchange Makes an Impact Jodi Stuart 2014-08-15 00:00:00Z 0

1st Ever Soldotna Rotarian Unity Run Winner

The famous Rotary Unity Run 10 mile and 5k race was hosted by the Rotary Clubs of Soldotna and Kenai River, and new this year, the Tsalteshi Trails Association on a beautiful July morning. Rotarians from around the central Peninsula gathered to set up the race, grill food, and have an opportunity for fellowship.




1st Ever Soldotna Rotarian Unity Run Winner Mike C. 2014-06-23 00:00:00Z 0
Adopt a Highway Crew Mike C. 2014-05-30 00:00:00Z 0

Rotary Scholars Commended

Scholarship recipients Brandon Rice, Kelsey Tachick and Kiana Hendricks pose between Rotarians Becky Foster and Dale Bagley.
Not pictured: Kelci Benson, Julie Litchfield, Erica McGahan, Molly Silta, and Adam Uchtman.
Rotary Scholars Commended Mike C. 2014-05-29 00:00:00Z 0
Paint the Kenai mural project gets finishing touches Mike C. 2014-05-22 00:00:00Z 0

**Rotary Roses** Tuesday, April 22

Reminder - Tuesday, April 22 the Rotary Roses arrive.

Meet at the Catholic Church in Soldotna on Marydale Ave to unpack, process, and pick up roses.

Unpacking will begin at 4:30 and we will have pizza and refreshments at 5:00. We will probably be done and gone around 6:00. Plan to pick up your roses then or have another Rotarian pick them up.

The sooner we deliver, the better they are! Roses can be picked up after 8:00 am on Wed. also.

**Rotary Roses** Tuesday, April 22 Mike C 2014-04-22 00:00:00Z 0

Serving to Learn, Learning to Serve Award

Soldotna Rotary Club presented the very first “Serving to Learn, Learning to Serve Award “ to Amelia Mueller last Thursday during our Rotary luncheon.  Amelia is a nine year old who has been identified as having a heart to serve way beyond her years and therefore is the recipient of this one of a kind  Soldotna Rotary Club award.
Want to see more?  Check out the article in the Dispatch!
Serving to Learn, Learning to Serve Award Mike C. 2014-03-17 00:00:00Z 0
Kenai River Interact Joins Zumba For A Cystic Fibrosis Jodi Stuart 2014-03-17 00:00:00Z 0


New Rotary International President Gary Huang and his wife Corinna "Light Up Rotary" at NW PETS with Instructor Merrill Sikorski of Soldotna Rotary Club.
NW PETS Mike C. 2014-02-18 00:00:00Z 0

Braille Challenge February 21st

Our Soldotna Rotary Club in cooperation with the Kenai Peninsula School District present the first Braille Challenge.  All Rotarians are invited and  encouraged to attend and celebrate our kids and Rotary Friday 21st of February  2:30PM  at the Soldotna Library. 
All following events are open to the public.
1:20       Information Presentation (Mrs. Jordana Engebretsen and Mr. John Clare)
·        What is Braille, and the Braille Challenge?
·         KPBSD Vision program—Jordana Engebretsen
1:30       Technology and Braille: Is Braille Obsolete?  Lynne Koral
2:00       “Working with a Visual Disability” Jennifer Gulmon
2:15       DVR presentation
2:30       Final assembly, student recognition
3:15       Dismissal and clean up    
Braille Challenge February 21st Mike C. 2014-02-18 00:00:00Z 0
Foreign Exchange Student Raises Money for Shelterbox Jodi Stuart 2014-01-10 00:00:00Z 0
Kenai River Ice Breaks 2013 Jodi Stuart 2013-04-16 21:17:35Z 0

2012 Rotary Unity Run

Posted by Jodi Stuart on Jun 27, 2012

THE RESULTS ARE IN! Check out the article for the race results!
Soldotna Rotarians participate in events all year long, but the Rotary Unity Run is the summer event where you are guaranteed to see Rotarians from all the local clubs coming together to raise money for local projects and provide a fun event for runners to enjoy! Look for the race results in our downloadable files found on the left hand column!

2012 Rotary Unity Run Jodi Stuart 2012-06-28 00:00:00Z 0

Soldotna Rotarians Bring Beauty to Area Businesses

Posted by Becky Foster on Feb 19, 2012
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The logistics of cutting nearly 60 2-ton blocks of ice and getting them set up for ice carvers to work their magic is a daunting task. As the lake freezes it has to be kept free of snow so the ice will freeze deep and clear, an extra challenge in a record snow fall year with weeks of rain and thawing temperatures in between. An idea that began some 14 years ago to enhance the Peninsula Winter Games and winter visitation to the area by Soldotna Rotarians Jerry Near, Ed Krohn, and Norm Blakeley, the ice carving has become a winter tradition for the area.

Soldotna Rotarians Bring Beauty to Area Businesses Becky Foster 2012-02-20 00:00:00Z 0

Health Fund-raising Organizations

Posted by Charles Weimer on Feb 07, 2012

US corporate profits, an indicator of corporate donations to fundraisers,
rose 7.9 percent in the third quarter of 2011 compared to the same period in

The bank prime loan rate, which indicates health fundraising organizations'
ability to grow revenues through investments, remains at
3.25 percent as of the week of January 13, 2012, unchanged from the same
week in 2011.

US personal income, which drives consumer ability to contribute to health
fundraising organizations, rose 3.9 percent in November 2011 compared to the
same month in 2010.

Total US revenue for religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and
similar organizations fell 8.5 percent in the third quarter of 2011 compared
to the same period in 2010.


Rotary Club Raises $200 Million for Polio Cure - In response to a challenge
grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Rotary Club raised
$200 million to fight polio. The money will go toward vaccinations in
countries where the disease is still widespread. The Gates Foundation
initially pledged $100 million in 2007 but raised that to $150 million when
the Rotary Club brought in $200 million, for a total of $350 million.
Partnerships with other groups can be an important way for health
fundraising organizations to extend their efforts.

Health Fund-raising Organizations
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NAICS Codes: 813212

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!!!!!SUPER BOWL BOARD 2012!!!!!! Mark Hill 2012-02-05 00:00:00Z 0
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Thank You!

Posted by Jodi Stuart on Dec 27, 2011

Rotary Thanks You - EN from Rotary International on Vimeo.

Kalyan Banerjee, 2011-12 President of Rotary International, and Bill Boyd, 2011-12 Trustee Chairman of The Rotary Foundation wish to thank you for your recent gift to The Rotary Foundation. 

Thank You! Jodi Stuart 2011-12-28 00:00:00Z 0

Exchange Daughter Knocks Our Socks Off!

Posted by Jodi Stuart on Jun 02, 2011
Nanna, our Exchange daughter, has completed a huge accomplishment by earning the yellow belt in Karate. After this last Thursday's meeting, she is still looking to moving forward in Karate when she returns home. We wish her the best of luck!
Exchange Daughter Knocks Our Socks Off! Jodi Stuart 2011-06-03 00:00:00Z 0

Excellence in Immunization Award

Posted by Sarah Riley on Sep 23, 2008
The Soldotna Rotary Club, in conjunction with the Kenai River of Soldotna and Kenai Rotary Clubs, received the Excellence in Immunization award on Sept. 22, 2008 for it's work with the Rotary to Rural Alaska project.
Excellence in Immunization Award Sarah Riley 2008-09-24 00:00:00Z 0

RI President's Quote

Posted by Chris Hough on Jul 11, 2005
"Action without vision is wasted, and vision without action is just a dream. Action with vision brings hope to the world."
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Thought for the Week - Who Said It? Chris Hough 2004-10-27 00:00:00Z 0
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Stay up to date. Check out our Facebook page! Chris Hough 0

Caro's Presentation

Posted by Chris Hough

We had computer issues at the lunch meeting today.  This is a copy of Caro's power point presentation for all of those who are interested. (Even though Caro did a GREAT job without the use of a visual aid!)


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Kenai River Classic 2013 Jodi Stuart 0
Ping Pong Challenge-Rotary Style Jodi Stuart 0

2013 Unity Run July 13th!

Posted by Chris Hough
ImageThe Soldotna Unity Run is an annual 5K and 10 Mile run along the Unity Trail between Kenai and Soldotna Alaska.  Join the local Rotary Clubs of Kenai and Soldotna in putting on another great event this summer.  Read on for more information, or click  here to register.
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Super Bowl Board

Posted by Chris Hough

The annual Super Bowl Board fundraiser is under way. Tomorrow is the DAY! 

Contact Scott Huff to buy your square!   3 9 4  3412
$50/square.   1/2 of all proceeds goes to the winners, 1/2 to fund the club's charitable causes.

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Soldotna Rotary Club Helps Toys for Tots Break Record Jodi Stuart 0

2008 Rotary Clubs Receive Immunization Award

Posted by Jodi Stuart
Three Kenai Peninsula Rotary Clubs receive 2008 Excellence in Immunization Community Partnership Awards. The award was accepted by Wilma Manual PHN Bethel, Cliff Baker, Sarah Riley, Marcy Custer Nurse Consultant Child Health, Gina Carpenter RN Vaccinate Alaska Coalition (VAC) President, Ellen Farrell RN VAC Secretary.  Each club, Kenai River, Kenai, and Soldotna, received certificates that state, “for their collaboration in providing resources to rural Alaskan clinics so that vaccines can be stored properly allowing local access, and for preparing communities for mass dispensing of vaccines”
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Rotary Youth Leadership Award 2012

Posted by Jodi Stuart


District 5010 Rotary Youth Leadership Award 2012
RYLA 2012: This Could Be YOU!

Welcome! District 5010 is proud to host the 18th annual Rotary Youth Leadership Awards in Spectacular Soldotna, Alaska March 29 – April 1, 2012.

RYLA is a program for teens who are high school grade-level sophomores and juniors. RYLA Alumni and Rebound Rotary Exchange students (on a space available basis) are also welcome to apply. There is no cost to youth who are selected, as the local Rotary Club pays for the RYLA awardees.

RYLA emphasizes leadership, citizenship and personal growth, as participants learn about their own qualities/skills as a leader and the qualities of effective leaders and effective teams.

For information about RYLA, contact a Rotary club in your community, visit www.ryla5010.org or contact us at RYLA5010info@gmail.com or 907-714-2204.


Collin Young
District 5010 RYLA Chair
Marcus Mueller
RYLA 2012 Event Chair

Mya Renken
RYLA 2012 Event Registrar
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2011 Super Bowl Board

Posted by Mark Hill
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Look to the lower right of this page under "Downloads" for a copy of this years final board. Thanks so much for supporting our Nicaraguan projects.
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End Polio NOW!

Posted by Jodi Stuart
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Want to do your part to help Rotary International in it's efforts to erradicate Polio from the world? Help the Soldotna Rotary Club by purchasing tickets for a beautiful queen size hand made quilt. It was hand stitched by club member Luanne, and will be raffled off. If you haven't bought a ticket, there are still some left. The raffle will take place at our club's Christmas party on Dec. 9th. Tickets are $5 each or 5 tickets for $20!
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Soldotna Rotary Photo Program Chris Hough 0
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What is Rotary?

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Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.
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