Highlights - 
  • June 24 we 'pass the gavel and bell' to our 2021-2022 Leaders!  Lets celebrat a "Covid" year-end, and our NEW Rotary year. 
  • Sunset Social - Thursday June 24 - 5pm at Cedar Ridge Winery - Celebrate the end of our Rotary year.
  • Our Meetings are at Matthew 25. (Zoom option continues)  Stay after if you need a Sunrise Rotary golf shirt - we will hand those out. 
  • Matthew 25 Transform Week June 21-25:  This is our community service partner. Signup here. Choose any days or half-days, and indicate "Sunrise Rotary" as your organization. 
  • Make-A-Wish Wish Upon a Par golf event rescheduled to July 8, 11AM. Event registration is available here. Rotarians - reserve the day to volunteer - watch for the signup email. 
Matthew 25 Transform Week 6/21-25
Sunrise Rotary is a community service partner with Matthew 25.
Transform Week 2021:
Matthew 25 gathers 300-400 volunteers to help 22 low income homeowners with repairs in the Taylor and Time Check areas. "Transform a Home, Transform a Life".  Read more here
Sunrise Rotary joins the effort every year, to volunteer at our community service partner. 
June 21-25.  You can still sign up and help on Thursday - Friday.  Be sure to list "Sunrise Rotary" as your organization when you register.
Event page to learn more and register: 
Check-in (morning or noon) and the included Lunch is at the Urban Farm at 437 G Ave NW.   Bring your own assorted tools, or use those provided. 
Rotary Blood Drive Report
Thank you all Rotarians and friends for donations.  Donating from our group since the end of May brought in 15 donations! Our in-center drive will help up to 60 patients.
Inventories are VERY low this month.  There is a critical need for O-, O+, A-, A+, and B+!   Thank you for donating this summer.  Donors will really make a HUGE impact. The week before our drive actually had the lowest turnout of donors since the beginning of the pandemic.  So our week could not have come at a better time. 
Missed the drive?  Donate by starting here  
Sunrise Rotary Grant Applications
Sunrise Rotary applied to the District Foundation committee for THREE grants funded 50% by our fundraising. Response should arrive by August 1. 
  • 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 on any projects we have funded. 
Megan Lenss - Exchange Student Update
Megan will join us in July. Megan Lenss was our Outbound Rotary Exchage Student to Spain around 2015.  Read about her progress and next step:
Megan is 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!!
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
Jun 24, 2021
Jul 01, 2021
Interim President Coe College
Jul 08, 2021
Jul 15, 2021
Executive Director Zach Johnson Foundation - Kids on Course
Jul 22, 2021
Freedom Foundation, a local Veterans organization that helps Veterans in need
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Upcoming Events
Sunset Social - Cedar Ridge Winery
Cedar Ridge Winery
Jun 24, 2021
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
NEW DATE! Make-A-Wish Fundraiser Golf Event
Hunters Ridge Golf Course
Jul 08, 2021
11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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Executives & Directors
President Elect
President Nominee
Immediate Past President
Youth Protection Officer
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
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