Why a SPECIAL Bulletin?
Because there is much happening in the next 7 weeks....  Projects, several Metro-Wide Rotary collaborations, Fundraising, 1 grant project leader wanted
See the highlights below. Stories follow. This Thursday September 16 Club meeting is key to our accomplishments in this year.
Everyone... join in-person or on Zoom! 
Join Zoom Meeting - same link as previously used.

Meeting ID: 867 0109 1437
Passcode: Sunrise
Highlights - 
  • It's FUNDRAI$ING time! November 5 event night!   Read the story in the newletter.  Planning meetings most Fridays at 7AM
  • Thursday September 16 please attend in-person or on Zoom. We focus on the November fundraiser work. Link in the newletter! 
  • Oct 2 join volunteers at K9acres to plant trees.  
  • Oct 14 our Club Meeting moves:  Metro Clubs join Friday 7am Oct 15 to hear the 3 CR Mayoral candidates at the Cedar Rapids Country Club. Register here Breakfast optional
  • Oct 16 Saturday @ 10:00 am. All Metro Rotarians work on the Cedar Lake Trail Clean Up. Fellowship follows at the Sag Wagon. Signup (as Vistors) here: 
  • Our weekly meetings are at Matthew 25 201 3rd Ave SW. Cedar Rapids.  Our Zoom connection opens again THIS WEEK September 16.  Same link as before. 
This week Thursday Zoom Link
Zoom link this week to encourage attendance - Same link as earlier this year.
Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 867 0109 1437
Passcode: Sunrise
Sunrise Fall Fundraiser Project Team
Sunrise Rotary Fall Fundraiser is Friday Nov 5.  Lynette has sent donation request forms to all members.
This year our major Club expenses could reach $13,000.  (The board has not yet approved all expenses.)
Past years fundraisers have raised nearly this amount.  Our last event in 2019 dipped to $7,500.  We have a challenge to reach! 
Looking at this year expenses (not yet approved by the board):
  • 3 District Matching GRANTS this year   $7,367 proposed
  • SCHOLARSHIPS  $1,500 each recent year
  • EXCHANGE STUDENTS (to be decided) $2,800 approx past cost
  • RYLA student awards $400
  • Fall Fundraiser expenses $2-$3,000 for past years
  • Plus AWARDS, all other expense and service activities 
Lynette Markofski is leading the fundraiser planning team.  FRIDAYS - 7AM - on ZOOM.  Join on Sep 24 and Oct 8, 22, 29.
Fundraiser Planning Zoom meeting link for all meetings:
Meeting ID: 854 7546 2402
Passcode: FallAuctn
Planting Trees Oct 2 - Service Project
An outdoor service project:  Planting 26 trees (1-2" trunks) at the K9 Acres off-leash park, near Gardner Golf Course and Wanatee Park (formerly named Squaw Creek Park).
  • Saturday Oct 2, 9 am to finish.
  • K9COLA will supply water, snacks and possibly burgers and brats for lunch.
  • Volunteers bring shovels, hand cultivators to free roots, rakes.
All Rotary Clubs Help - Cedar Lake Trail Cleanup
October 16 Saturday @ 10:00 am. All Metro Rotarians can work on Cedar Lake Park & Trail Clean Up. Fellowship follows at the nearby Sag Wagon.
Bring rakes, gloves, and trash-grabbers. A wheel barrow might be helpful. 
3 Sunrise District Grants - Time get working! 
Three grants are approved!!  We will have a lead-Rotarian on each grant as we work as a team, together. 
  • AbbeHealth/Aging Services - Connecting the older folks in our commuity to others with technology. We STILL need a Leader.
  • Catherine McAuley Center - Engaging children of immigrants while their parents are in classes. Mary Schell leading.
  • ChildServe - Providing learning/testing tools for this organization to serve their kids. Rachel Rigdon leading.
2 essential parts of these grants will be:
  • Sunrise Fundraising - Join our Fall Fundraiser team.  Friday's on Zoom. Lynette Markofski is leading the team. 
  • Volunteering this year with the 3 organizations - Sunrise also needs leader for Community Service projects.  
Global Scholar Applications are Underway
Our Rotary District sponsors a Global Scholar each year.  This provides funding to a graduate student in one of 7 Rotary Areas of Focus, shown below. 
Sunrise Rotary has a chance to be the Club sponsor for Nicholas Newman, most recently from AmeriCore at Matthew 25!  We hope you saw his Immigrant Food Research program at our Aug 26 club meeting at Matthew 25. 
Nick is starting the application process now, after returning home to California from his project in Cedar Rapids this summer.  He hopes to have his Food Research program published in the future. 
  • Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
  • Disease prevention and treatment
  • Water and sanitation
  • Maternal and child health
  • Basic education and literacy
  • Economic and community development
  • The Environment
Hear all CR Mayor Candidates
Register to attend at
Sep 16, 2021
Oct 07, 2021
Oct 14, 2021
Mayoral Forum on Friday Morning at Daybreak Rotary
Nov 11, 2021
Our District Govornor Visit.
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Upcoming Events
K9Acres Tree Planting Day
K9Acres (Gardner Golf area)
Oct 02, 2021 9:00 AM
Joint Metro Clubs Meeting on Friday Oct 15
Cedar Rapids Country Club
Oct 15, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Metro Rotarians Clean Cedar Lake Park and Trail
H Ave, West of I-380.
Oct 16, 2021
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Sunrise Rotary Fall Fundraiser - Save the Date!
El Kahir Shrine Facility
Nov 05, 2021 5:00 PM
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Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Youth Protection Officer
Programs Chair
Foundation Chair
District Grant Writer
Membership Chair
Service Chair
Public Relations & Marketing
Club Information
Cedar Rapids Sunrise
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
District Site
Venue Map
Russell Hampton
ClubRunner Mobile
Rotary Club of Cedar Rapids Sunrise
PO Box 2841
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-2841
Club 17230  District 5970