Highlights - 
  • June 24 we transferred leadership. Check on the stories below for awards presented. 
  • 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. 
  • Sunset Social - Thursday June 24 had a GREAT turnout!  Thanks everyone! 
  • Matthew 25 Transform Week was completed last week. If you served to help our community, Thank You!
  • Our Meetings are at Matthew 25. (Zoom option continues)  Stay after if you need a Sunrise Rotary golf shirt - we will hand those out. ​​​​​​​
Sunrise Rotary Club President Changes
Theresa Mickelson stepped up to President of our club, effective July 1.  She awarded the president plaque to outgoing President Mary Schell.   Thank you Mary for your work during this challenging past year! 
We also recognized Anne Wilson, Co-President 2019-2020 with her plaque. Thank you Anne!
Sunrise Rotarian of the Year Award
Eric Harris is our Rotarian of the Year for 2020-2021.   
Eric has volunteered as our Membership Chair and since January as our Make-A-Wish Golf Event Chair.  Thank you Eric for your service to our club and our community!!
Karen Nemecek - Paul Harris Award
Karen Nemecek - our Club Treasurer - recieved her third Paul Harris Award.   Thank you for supporting Rotary Foundation, Karen!  
Sunrise Rotary Grants - Our 3 Requests
These grant requests were submitted June 14. We should know awarded grants in August.
  • AbbeHealth/Aging Services - Connecting the older folks in our commuity to others (like ourselves!)
  • ChildServe - Provding learning tools for this organization to serve their kids.
  • Cathering McAuley Center - Engaging children of immigrants while their parents are in classes.
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
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Meeting ID: 867 0109 1437
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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
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
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
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Rotary Club of Cedar Rapids Sunrise
PO Box 2841
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-2841
Club 17230  District 5970