• Habitat for Humanity is our program on Feb 16. Learn about how we as Rotarians can serve. 
  • Make-A-Wish Wish Upon a Par golf event.  Event brochure is available here
  • Beer Tasting 7pm Feb 25 - Lion Bridge featured.  Details here.
  • Sunrise Club Meetings remain on Zoom for now.
Foundation Rotary Rush is ON!  Dec > Feb
District 5970 “Rotary Rush” is on!  For the months of December 2020January 2021 and February 2021 the District is offering a significant incentive to all Rotarians who give to the Rotary Foundation Annual Fund. shows your current giving progress, or contact Bob Schell to see how close you are to your first or next "Paul Harris Fellow level".  Rotarians who are close to another PHF award will be contacted by Bob.
Rotary Rush details are here
RYLA and Young RYLA News
RYLA & Young RYLA Update - Who can you recommend to our club to sponsor for the 1 week camps in summer 2021?  For Youth currently in the 7-8th, or 10-11th grades can apply and attend. RYLA = Rotary Youth Leadership Awards. THink about who you want to encourage to attend, for now. 
  •  RYLA: Registration hasn't opened yet as COVID19 planning continues. Hybrid is the target.
  • YRYLA: Registration hasn't opened yet.  Planning is starting. 
  • Rotary Youth Exchange: Interviews are progressing in anticipation of being allowed to do the exchanges this coming year. 
  • Interact: Many District clubs are going strong! Check out the latest news with these clubs in their newsletter from Katie Wilford.
RYLA, YRYLA is a low-cost, high-value experience! 
CR Sunrise is not planning on an outbound exchange student this year.  
International Project - India Burn Clinic
Our Rotary District is asked to support creation of a state-of-the-art Tissue/Skin Banking Facility in Jaipur, India.  There is a grave need for this in Northern India, where none exists.  A demand exists because of frequent kitchen fires due to loose clothing and unsafe kitchens. 
Sunrise Rotary is doing a 'virtual pass the hat' for any amountChecks payable to The Rotary Foundation or cash will be collected. Just call or email Bruce Lindholm, Grants cooridator, to arrange a pickup of your donation by February 28. 
"Rotary Club of Jaipur Midtown" is partnering with our District.
Make-A-Wish Golf Planning-Join Us!
Kids and families have been supported by Sunrise Rotary with Make-A-Wish (Iowa) for over 20 years.  Our large funraiser is the annual "Wish Upon a Par"  event. In 2020 we lost that event due to the Covid 19 shutdowns. 
Sunrise Rotary planning is underway for the event on May 27.   Join our Zoom meetings on alternate Fridays 12 Noon next on Feb 26.   All Rotarians are welcome. 
You have a list of past golfers and sponsors (from Bruce).  Find your name and contact them soon. 
The Zoom connection is below.   The Event Brochure is available now to recruit golfers and sponsors! 

Meeting ID: 833 1263 6069
Passcode: Golf
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Meeting ID: 833 1263 6069
Telephone Passcode: 339734
Wanted: Fun Event Ideas
Do you have an idea of something fun you would like to do with Sunrise Rotary members? 

We are always looking for new ideas for social events.  The best ideas come from all of YOU! 
Email Lynette to develop your idea into a Rotary Event.
Send in your Sunrise Rotary Grant Ideas 
Imagine who we can help!   Sunrise Rotary has a history of awarding District Grants to local and international organizations. Who can you nominate?
Our next application will be due by June 2021.  The grant will be presented between September 2021 - June 2022.  This page gives basic District Grant information.   The linked documents may be updated slightly for our next Rotary year. 
Contact Bruce Lindholm first to review your idea for our Local District Grants list.
Club Positions are Available
We have open club positions. Club leadership builds your skills. These are essential for Rotary to serve our community and beyond.  Please consider these positions.
Our club becomes very busy in January - All hands are needed in 2021.   Talk to Mary or Theresa about any of these positions!
Youth Activities for the following areas.
  • College Scholarship promotion/selection. Promote Sunrise Rotary scholarships to schools in January, collect student applications. Hold the selection meeting of Members in April/May. Sunrise Rotary at the awards (if scheduled by schools).  
  • RYLA (~High School) and/or Young RYLA (~Middle School) for Summer 2021. Recruiting campaign is through our members (and schools).  Begins now.
Sunrise Club President for Rotary Year 2022-2023 (Serving July 1 2022 - June 30 2023). 
  • We appreciate Lynette Markofski stepping up as a Nominee for this position! 
  • On our Board starting after her election, soon. 
  • Serve as President Elect July 2021 for 1 year.
  • Serve as President July 2022 for 1 year. 
Make-A-Wish Golf committee 
  • Started January 15.  Alternate Fridays, Noon Zoom, Jan 29 forward...
  • The event is Thursday May 27 2021 and depends on Covid19 status in the community. 
  • Encouraging members to recruit 4-somes and sponsors.  Publicity creation. 
  • Preparing event-day activities: Checkin, course stations, food, etc. 
  • Event day volunteer coverage. 
Zoom Link for Thursday Club Meetings
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 867 0109 1437
Password: Sunrise
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Feb 18, 2021
Habitat for Humanity
Feb 25, 2021
IGreen CR Action Plan
Mar 04, 2021
Linn County COVID Status Update
Mar 11, 2021
Child Serve
Mar 25, 2021
Amana Society Businesses
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Upcoming Events
Beer Tasting Fundraiser
Feb 25, 2021 7:00 PM
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Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-2841
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