Highlights - 
  • Make-A-Wish Wish Upon a Par golf event had great weather. Funds for about 2 wish kids were raised! 
  • Metro Rotary Pribyl Golf tournament for MS and HS Youth. Recruit golfers. Volunteer.
  • CR West Rotary "Ball Drop" is underway. Buy some balls and maybe you will win! 
  • Our Meetings are at Matthew 25. (Zoom option continues)
Metro Rotary Volunteer Events
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 21 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 at the Cedar Rapids Downtown Farmers Market. Grand Prize is $3,000. Sunrise Rotary Club won the grand prize a couple years ago. 
Megan Lenss - Exchange Student Update
Megan will join us for and update on July 22. 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!!
Sunrise Rotary Grants - Our 3 Requests
These grant requests were submitted. We should know our awarded grants in August.  Our club funraising and service volunteering opportunities will follow. 
  • 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.
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!  
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Jul 22, 2021
Freedom Foundation, a local Veterans organization that helps Veterans in need
Jul 29, 2021
Trees Forever
Aug 26, 2021
Matthew 25 and Green Iowa AmeriCorps
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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