Highlights - 
  • We have RYLA and YRYLA participants this Thursday at out meeting.  Welcome them and their parents! 
  • Welcome new member Ben Stutt from F&M Bank! 
  • Rotary Blood Donation Challenge! Aug 16-21. Set your appointment at Mention Sunrise Rotary when you arrive.
  • Aug 14-15 Clean/refresh our city parks with Eight Days of Hope. Consider serving or giving:
  • Aug 26 Sunset Social from 5-6:30 PM. Quinton's Bar & Deli, 450 1st St SW
  • Choice of 2 Rotary meetings to hear the 3 CR Mayoral candidates.  Monday Oct 11 Noon Downtown Rotary (Doubletree Center) and Friday Oct 15 7AM  Daybreak Rotary (Cedar Rapids Country Club)
  • October 16 Saturday @ 10:00 a.m. All Metro Rotarians work on Cedar Lake Clean Up followed by Sag Wagon for fellowship.  Signups coming soon. 
  • Our Meetings are at Matthew 25 201 3rd Ave SW. Cedar Rapids. (Zoom option continues)
Sunrise Fall Fundraiser Project Team
Sunrise Rotary has a Fall Fundraiser every year.  Proceeds pay for:
  • 3 District Matching GRANTS this year (50/50 matching $$)
  • EXCHANGE STUDENTS (hopefully next year)
  • RYLA student awards
  • AWARDS, and all other expense and service activities
Lynette Markofski is launching the planning team.  FRIDAYS - 7AM - on ZOOM.   We will meet next on Zoom Aug 27
Fall Fundraiser Zoom meeting:
Password:   FALLFUN
Team begins Aug 13 7AM Zoom... Please join as we capture our ideas!  
3 Sunrise Distric 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 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.  
Trees Forever - July 29 Program
We were treated to an energetic, informative program by the new CEO of Trees Forever.  Kiley Miller. 
To review his presentation and learn about lost woodlands, Cedar Rapids tree distributions, and learning... here is a LINK
You watch for future low-cost tree-distributions, learn about trees, and support efforts to "ReLeaf Iowa." 
Zoom Link for Thursday Club Meetings
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 867 0109 1437
Password: Sunrise
Dial in:  +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
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Meeting ID: 867 0109 1437
Dial in Password: 5262587
Aug 19, 2021
Director Of Business Development at Travero, An Alliant Company
Aug 26, 2021
Matthew 25 and Green Iowa AmeriCorps
Sep 02, 2021
Associate State Director for Advocacy
Sep 09, 2021
Ronald MCDonald House Iowa City & Cedar Rapids
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Upcoming Events
Rotary Blood Donation Challenge
ImpactLife (East or West location)
Aug 16, 2021 – Aug 21, 2021
Sunrise Board Meeting Aug 20 @ Matthew 25
Matthew 25
Aug 20, 2021
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Sunset Social - Quinton's Bar & Deli
Quinton's Bar & Deli
Aug 26, 2021
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Cedar Rapids Mayoral Event - Join Daybreak Rotary
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
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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