Highlights - 
  • Metro Rotary Pribyl Golf tournament for MS & HS youth. Aug 2-5. Recruit golfers.Volunteers are needed for a day!
  • CR West Rotary "Ball Drop" is underway. Buy balls and maybe your ball will win $3000 on Aug 7, 11AM drop @ CR Farmers Market! 
  • Rotary Blood Donation Challenge! Aug 16-21. Set your appointment at Mention Sunrise Rotary when you arrive.
  • Trees Forever - Kiley Miller presented the enormous challege to re-tree Cedar Rapids metro area, and all of Iowa.  His presentation his HERE
  • Make-A-Wish Wish Upon a Par golf event was successful. Funds for about 2 wish kids were raised! 
  • Our Meetings are at Matthew 25 201 3rd Ave SW. Cedar Rapids. (Zoom option continues)
Metro Rotary Volunteer Events
A BIG list this month: 
Metro Rotary Pribyl Golf tournament for MS and HS Youth is sponsored by Cedar Rapids/Marion/Ely area Rotary clubs. Recruit young golfers. Volunteers are needed for positions through the week, to help in several areas on any day.  Aug 2, 3, 4 and 5th.  Courses are Gardner, CRCC, Hunters Ridge, and Elmcrest CC.  August 2 at Gardner and August 4 at Hunters have the most openings. 
The Big Drop is the CR West Rotary fundraiser to benefit the Four Oaks Achievement Academy and the Rotary West Kirkwood Scholarship Fund, will take place Aug. 7 11 AM at the Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers Market. Grand Prize is $3,000. Sunrise Rotary Club won the grand prize a couple years ago. Buy your Balls here:
Clean/refresh our city parks.  Eight Days of Hope. Aug 14-15.  Read and consider serving or giving:
Rotary Blood Donation Challenge returns!   Aug 16-21. Make reservations at Tell them to record you as Sunrise Rotary when you arrive.
All-Metro Rotary Mayoral Candidates (3 candidates, to-date). Join all Rotarians on Oct 15 7AM at the CR Country Club. Details to follow. This is a key office for Cedar Rapids. Learn, then Vote Nov 2
Sunrise Rotary Grants - Our 3 Requests are APPROVED!
These grant requests were submitted. We have ALL THREE approved!!  We will need a lead Rotarian on each as we work as a team, together. 
  • AbbeHealth/Aging Services - Connecting the older folks in our commuity to others (like ourselves!)
  • ChildServe - Providing learning tools for this organization to serve their kids.
  • Cathering McAuley Center - Engaging children of immigrants while their parents are in classes.
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." 
Megan Lenss - Exchange Student Update
Megan joined us to update us on her journey and plans on July 29. Megan Lenss was our Outbound Rotary Exchage Student to Spain around 2017.  Read about her progress and next step:
Megan was 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!!
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Cedar Rapids Sunrise
Thursdays at 7:00 AM
Matthew 25 Groundswell Cafe
201 3rd Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
United States of America
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Rotary Club of Cedar Rapids Sunrise
PO Box 2841
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-2841
Club 17230  District 5970