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
  • Metro Rotary Pribyl Golf tournament for MS & HS youth. Aug 2-5. Recruit golfers.Volunteers are needed for a day!
  • CR West Rotary "Ball Drop" is underway. Buy balls and maybe your ball will win $3000 on Aug 7, 11AM drop @ CR Farmers Market! 
  • Rotary Blood Donation Challenge! Aug 16-21. Set your appointment at Mention Sunrise Rotary when you arrive. 
  • Make-A-Wish Wish Upon a Par golf event was successful. Funds for about 2 wish kids were raised! 
  • Our Meetings are at Matthew 25 201 3rd Ave SW. Cedar Rapids. (Zoom option continues)
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 10 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 will be engaged to complete 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!
Megan joined us to update us on her journey and plans on July 29. Megan Lenss was our Outbound Rotary Exchage Student to Spain around 2016.  Read about her progress and next step:
Megan was a University of Iowa Presidential Scholar.  In addition to this rare distinction, Megan has now won a Fullbright Scholarship.  Her graduate studies will be in Oceanography in Tromsø, Norway!!
Eric Harris is our Rotarian of the Year for 2020-2021.   
Eric has volunteered as our Membership Chair and since January as our Make-A-Wish Golf Event Chair.  Thank you Eric for your service to our club and our community!!
Our 2019-2020 Co-President was Anne Wilson.  We presented her award  - a little late.   Thank you Anne for your service to our club and community. 
Karen Nemecek - our Club Treasurer - recieved her third Paul Harris Award.   Thank you for supporting Rotary Foundation, Karen!  

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


Rachel Rigdon
Aug 05, 2021
Jane Schlegel AT Indian Creek Nature Center
Aug 12, 2021
Nick Newman
Aug 26, 2021
Matthew 25 and Green Iowa AmeriCorps
District Governor Jeff Hassman
Nov 11, 2021
Our District Govornor Visit.
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
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