• Live at Matthew 25! with the SAME Zoom link option. Order your breakfast when you arrive in Groundswell. Tell them you are with Rotary. Eat-in or Take-out box. 
  • Auction Item needed!  Volunteer to Mary to coordinate a Sunrise basket or item for our Virtual District Conference Foundation raffle.  
  • Give our time: Reserve Saturday April 10, 8:30 - noon.  Sunrise will help cleanup a Habitat for Humanity lot & take down a deck. More info & signup here
  • Make-A-Wish Wish Upon a Par golf event May 27, 11AM. Invite golfers, sponsors.  Event brochure is available here
Earth Day Service and Social Event
Earth Day Trail cleanup!  Thursday April 22. 
Parking:  Enter next to Walgreens and part in the area shown.  The trail goes east from here. 
Optional social gathering afterwards at Lynette's backyard. 139 Greenfield St NE. 
Rotary Foundation Duck Pluck 
This year’s “Duck Pluck” will take place on May 1, 2021, virtually.  The winning ducks will be plucked out of PDG Michelle Bell’s hot tub during the District Conference!
Here’s how it works:
  1. Each club and individuals from that club will be represented by a single duck in the race.
  2. The first three ducks to be plucked will be the winners.  Once the winning three clubs have been determined a computer pick at random will occur to choose one winner of a Paul Harris Fellow designation for each of the three winning clubs.
  3. Each club participating in the race will receive Foundation Paul Harris Fellow points for the full    amount of dollars contributed by the club through the purchase of ducks.
Ducks are $5 each and checks can be made payable to The Rotary Foundation and mailed to (must be mailed to arrive by April 20, 2021):
John Wasta
221 Kent Court NE
Cedar Rapids, IA  52404  
Phone:  319-361-8527        Email: 
Ducks can also be purchased online at   Online Pay: $5.42 each to cover card fee.  
Virtual District Conference April 20 - May 1
Are you ready for the Rockin’ in Rockwell City virtual 2021 District Conference? The conference will be held via Zoom on Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1, 2021. 
If you need an incentive, check out these three reasons to attend this year’s virtual conference:
  • It’s a virtual conference this year due to COVID-19. That means no need to dress up, travel, or spend additional money on your trip. Win, win, win! 
  • The conference committee has lined up a great set of speakers, including keynote speaker and lifetime Rotarian Michael Angelo Caruso. Caruso’s interactive presentation will pump you up for Rotary, your career, and your daily life. Get a sneak peek at his expertise at
  • Take away new perspectives! Every time a bunch of Rotarians get together, even virtually, we always generate exciting points of view, engaging ideas, and wonderful ways to give back. Through the presentations, breakout Zoom Rooms, and more, you’ll get the chance to meet and greet fellow Rotarians - safely.
We hope to see you virtually at the conference. Register today on the district website
RYLA and Young RYLA News
RYLA & Young RYLA Update - Who can you recommend to our club to sponsor for the 1 week camps in July 2021?  For Youth currently in the 7-8th (YRYLA), or 10-11th grades (RYLA) can apply and attend. RYLA = Rotary Youth Leadership Awards. Decide now who you want to encourage to attend and tell Mary to reserve a slot.  Sunrise Rotary pays the fee for the student. 
  •  RYLA: Registration is open now. RYLA is at Coe College. Sunrise.
  • YRYLA: Registration is open now. YRYLA is at Waldorf University, Forest City IA.
  • Youth Exchange: CR Sunrise can recruit an outbound student for the 2022-2023 school year. Talk with Mary about candidates.   
  • Interact: Many District clubs are going strong! Check out the latest news with these clubs in their newsletter from Katie Wilford.
RYLA, YRYLA - and all Rotary youth programs - are high-value Iowa experiences! 
Make-A-Wish Golf Planning
Kids and families have been supported by Sunrise Rotary through Make-A-Wish for 28 years. 
Sunrise Rotary planning is underway for the Wish Upon A Par golf fundraising event on May 27.   Join planning meetings every Friday, 12 Noon.  All Rotarians are welcome. 
The Event Brochure is available now to recruit golfers and sponsors! Signup new or past golfers and sponsors soon.
Meeting ID: 833 1263 6069
Passcode: Golf
Dial-in Audio Only:   +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Meeting ID: 833 1263 6069
Telephone Passcode: 339734
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)
Find your local number:
Meeting ID: 867 0109 1437
Dial in Password: 5262587
Apr 08, 2021
SET (Safe Equitable & Thriving Communities) Fund Greater CR Comm. Foundation
Apr 15, 2021
Media Com - How we Responded to the Derecho
Apr 22, 2021
MEET AT 50 2nd Ave Bridge
Apr 29, 2021
Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation
May 27, 2021
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Upcoming Events
Habitat for Humanity - Outside Project
Apr 10, 2021
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Rotary District Conference
Apr 30, 2021 6:00 PM –
May 01, 2021 2:00 PM
Make-A-Wish Fundraiser Golf Event
Hunters Ridge Golf Course
May 27, 2021 12:00 PM
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Executives & Directors
President Elect
President Nominee
Immediate Past President
Programs Chair
Foundation Chair
District Grant Writer
Membership Chair
Social Chair
Linn-Mar Chair
Service Chair
Club Information
Cedar Rapids Sunrise
Thursdays at 7:00 AM
On Line
Cedar Rapids, IA
United States of America
We are meeting Live On-line. Write to our email address above to obtain a Link.
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