Charter President back in action.

Charter President, Paula Nance returns as club President for 2020 and is excited to bring another family-friendly Mat-Su Plunge event to life at Everett’s Resort on Wasilla Lake on February 22nd! In 2009, Paula, a long-time valley resident, organized the Mat-Su chapter of this national community organization committed to hearing health under the sponsoring Ambassadorship … Read more

Scholarship Recipient: Malia Batchelder

The Mat Su Sertoma Club is excited to announce Malia Batchelder as the successful recipient of the 2019 summer camp scholarship. Malia is 14 years old and is currently attending Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program (ANSEP). She was accepted into the Junior National Honor Society and is the only deaf student to have attended … Read more

2019 Summer Camp Scholarship

 The Mat-Su Sertoma Club offers 2019 Summer Camp Scholarship for Deaf & Hard of Hearing Students Mat-Su Sertoma Club is pleased to announce they are offering a full scholarship to attend a summer camp 2019 that provides programs to deaf youth, adults and families. The Summer Camp Scholarship is for deaf or hard of hearing … Read more

Congratulations Kaila Hunt

Mat-Su Sertoma Club is pleased to announce they have awarded a scholarship to Kaila Hunt to travel overseas on an exchange program to assist in developing her career in the health industry.  This is the second year Sertoma has provided funds for international learning to Alaskans.

Jim Vrooman was a Mat Su Sertoma Club member who exemplified volunteerism and grace.  In addition to authoring “The Times of My Life” he also served on the Wasilla Area Senior Center board of directors.  In honor of his example and leadership within the community, the Mat Su Sertoma Club wanted him to be remembered in perpetuity through this annual grant.

Kaila currently works at Algone Pain Clinic as a Medical Assistant. Her wish is to obtain her Registered Nurse degree and work with rural communities.  Her adopted brother was diagnosed with a hearing loss which sparked her interest in the deaf and hard of hearing community.  She has learned and is maintaining her American Sign Language skills.

She will be using the funds to travel to Africia.  Kaila’s grandmother volunteered as an R.N. in Africa many years ago and it’s her dream to walk in her grandmother’s footsteps.  She has volunteered at countless programs in Alaska, including the Veterans Administration.


Thank You!

Words of thanks are not enough for our Ice Hole Experts! Without the continuing dedication and hours of love from our Official Ice Hole Cutter Gage Tree & Lighting Service, and Red Carpet Wizards Forbess Flooring, we would have no Plunge!        

Congrats Noah White

This year the club is excited to announce Noah White as the successful recipient of the 2018  summer camp scholarship. Noah is a sophomore at Colony High School and is on the wrestling team, loves mountain biking, four wheeling, music and anything athletic! Mat Su Sertoma Club covers the cost of the camp session and … Read more

2018 Plunge Registration

Registration for the Mat Su Plunge on February 17th is now OPEN! Gather up your Team, starting pulling together that outrageous costume – and share your Plunge Profile on Facebook to spread the word, and ask your friends and family to help through online pledging! Support hearing health in your community!

We’re so pleased we could help

The Mat-Su Sertoma Club was pleased to donated funds to provide a Serene Central Alert System to a deaf woman who lives in the Mat-Su valley, which was facilitated by Assistive Technology of Alaska (ATLA).  The individual’s home was not equipped with appropriate signaling devices for the deaf, which are imperative to safety in the … Read more

Summer Camp Scholarship

Mat-Su Sertoma Club is pleased to announce they are offering one full scholarship to attend a 2018 Summer Camp that provides programs to deaf or hard of hearing youth.

The Summer Camp Scholarship is for any Alaskan deaf or hard of hearing student, ages 13 to 18.  The successful winner and Sertoma will determine the location.  The Club covers the cost of the camp session and airfare. Alyssa Akers, the 2017 summer camp winner, traveled to Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. and participated in “Discover Your Future” program with an added bonus of a trip to Six Flags!

To be eligible for this scholarship, a deaf or hard of hearing student must submit an essay of 500 words or less on the topic – “What is important about your identity as a deaf or hard of hearing person in a diverse world?”

Essays are due by November 10, 2017 and should be mailed to the Mat Su Sertoma Club, 189 East Nelson Avenue #109, Wasilla, AK 99654.  The successful winner will be announced by Thanksgiving.

UPDATE: I will not be left out.

UPDATE: August 30, 2017 Learn about Alyssa’s return to school after her exciting adventure at Gallaudet University’s Summer Youth Camp ‘Discover Your Future’ in Washington D.C., through this wonderful letter from her high school Deaf Education teacher! Read more here.   Meet Alyssa Akers, a Colony High School student who was born deaf. With encouragement from her … Read more