Club Information
Cedar Rapids Sunrise

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 7:00 AM
Matthew 25 Groundswell Cafe
201 3rd Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
United States of America
We are meeting "live" at Matthew 25 Groundswell Cafe. A Zoom option is available to join remotely. Send an email for the link, to this address
Home Page Stories
  • May 5 Club Program:  Make-A-Wish Iowa!   Liz Bregenzer 
  • Previous program: Iowa Womens Jazz Orchestra - Toni LeFebvre. Women working striving in music today.
  • May 26, 11AM check-in kicks off our Make-A-Wish Golf Fundraiser.  See story in the Bulletin and below.
  • Program/Speaker suggestions are always welcome.  Contact Phil or Chad or email
  • Our weekly meetings are at Matthew 25 201 3rd Ave SW. Cedar Rapids. 
11:00 AM Check in
12:00 PM Tee-off
Hunter's Ridge Golf Course, 2901 Hunters Ridge Road , Marion, IA, 52302
Join the Cedar Rapids Sunrise Rotary in making wishes come true at the annual Wish Upon A Par golf tournament!
Your entry includes: 18 holes of golf, use of driving range, gift bags, and dinner following golf. Early bird entry fees are $500 per foursome (going up to $600 on May 1). Sponsorship opportunities are still available.

Register On-Line directly at Make-A-Wish: 
Or, register by mail, with the downloadable Registration Form including Sponsorships. 
Mail along with a check/payment information to:
Cedar Rapids Sunrise Rotary
P.O. Box 2841
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406
Checks can be made payable to Make-A-Wish Iowa, C/O Cedar Rapids Sunrise Rotary.
Questions?   Contact for more information.
Sunrise Rotary has been awarded these THREE grants.  These will be funded 50% by our fundraising and 50% by the Rotary Foundation.
  • Catherine McAuley Center.   Equip their new childcare center, enabling parents to learn without distractions. 
  • Abbe Health/Aging Services.  Prepare at-home older adults to use tablets to connect to others. 
  • ChildServe Coralville.  Assist with purchasing Speech Therapy Apps to help non-verbal children. 
Sunrise Rotarian volunteers are engaged completing these projects AND to volunteer with the organizations in their critical work. 
We had a great day July 8!   Thank you everyone for your time and donations! 
100 Golfers.  32 Sponsors.  Funds 2+ Wish-kids raised!

When asked this morning, "why are you a member of the Sunrise Rotary?" here are some member responses:

-"I like the impact we have locally AND internationally"
-"Carrying out service above self."
-"I like the local service projects and the community relationship that comes from serving."
-"It's an opportunity to grow in leadership and make a difference in the lives I care about."
- "Interpersonal development, networking, and making a difference."
-"Learning about local organizations and the services they provide this community."

We invite you to be part of the exciting service projects, amazing network, and morning breakfast meetings. If you are interested in learning more, please message us! Visit our Sunrise Rotary Facebook Page to learn more!  Contact us at


Jordan Taylor, Owner Flanker Media
May 19, 2022
Development of Survey App.
May 26, 2022
Golfing at Hunters Ridge Marion, Iowa
John Witt, City Traffic Engineer
Jun 02, 2022
What’s New with CR Traffic
Alejandro Pino, Executive Director
Jun 16, 2022
Young Parents Network
Monica Vernon, Executive Director
Jun 23, 2022
Czech Village & NewBo Come Together as The District
Sunrise Annual Meeting
Jun 30, 2022
Join Great People at Rotary! 
Are you looking for a way to engage in the Cedar Rapids area community?   Serve alongside some great Rotarians!   
Check us out.  Visit our weekly meetings, any Thursday morning at 7:00 AM.   Just walk in - breakfast is on us.  Matthew 25/Groundswell Cafe.  201 3rd Street SW, Cedar Rapids IA
Contact us directly.   Click to Email or our Membership Chair, Eric Harris
Share your profile with us using this Profile form. It is limited to our Membership Chair and Club Secretary. 
Not sure yet which club to consider? Start your inquiry at our Rotary Leads portal and we will talk and point you to one or more clubs.  
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