Highlights - 
  • It's FUNDRAI$ING time! November 5 event night!   Read the story in the newletter. 

  • Fall Auction planning meeting Friday Oct 29 7am on Zoom. Link was emailed to all members and is in newsletter. 
  • Rotary Community Blood Drive - see signup article below. 
  • Oct 23 Volunteers planted trees at K9acres to plant trees. Thank you! 
  • Our weekly meetings are at Matthew 25 201 3rd Ave SW. Cedar Rapids.  Zoom is not offered except by advance request. 
Sunrise Fall Fundraiser
Sunrise Rotary Fall Fundraiser is Friday Nov 5.  Lynette has sent donation request forms to all members. Be asking for donations of goods, services, and money. 
Signup and invite your friends - consider buying a table. 
This year our major Club expenses could reach $13,000.  (The board has not yet approved all expenses.)
Past years fundraisers have raised nearly this amount.  Our last event in 2019 dipped to $7,500.  We have a challenge to reach! 
Looking at this year expenses (not yet approved by the board):
  • 3 District Matching GRANTS this year   $7,367 proposed
  • SCHOLARSHIPS  $1,500 each recent year
  • EXCHANGE STUDENTS (to be decided) $2,800 approx past cost
  • RYLA student awards $400
  • Fall Fundraiser expenses $2-$3,000 for past years
  • Plus AWARDS, all other expense and service activities 
Lynette Markofski is leading the fundraiser planning team.  FRIDAYS - 7AM - on ZOOM.  Join on Oct 22, 29.
Fundraiser Planning - Zoom meeting link for all meetings:
Meeting ID: 854 7546 2402
Passcode: FallAuctn
Here is the link to the Eventbrite ticket sales for the Fall auction.
Rotary Community Blood Drive  Nov 8 - 13

Registration Links: 

Cedar Rapids Lindale    (4828 1st Ave NE)

Cedar Rapids West   (3001 Williams Blvd SW) 

K9 Acres Tree Planting - Complete!
Rotarians helped to plant 26 trees (1-2" trunks) at the K9 Acres off-leash park. 
Thank you everyone invovled. 
3 Sunrise District Grants - Time get working! 
Three grants are approved!!  We will have a lead Rotarian on each grant as we work as a team, together. 
  • Catherine McAuley Center - Engaging children of immigrants while their parents are in classes. Mary Schell leading.
  • AbbeHealth/Aging Services - Connecting the older folks in our commuity to others with technology. We need a Leader.
  • ChildServe - Providing learning/testing tools for this organization to serve their kids. Rachel Rigdon leading.
2 essential parts of these grants will be:
  • Sunrise Fundraising - Join our Fall Fundraiser team.  Friday's on Zoom. Lynette Markofski is leading the team. 
  • Volunteering this year with the 3 organizations - Sunrise also needs leader for Community Service projects.  
Catherine McAuley Center child care room looks like this today.  Immigrant clients need this room for kids, during their classes.  New tables and chairs, security cameras, and tablet electronics will be added for better care of the kids.
Oct 28, 2021
Marion Chamber
Nov 04, 2021
No Thursday Morning Meeting
Nov 05, 2021
El Kahir Shrine Facility at 5:00PM
Nov 11, 2021
Our District Govornor Visit.
Nov 18, 2021
Great Harvest Bread Company
Nov 25, 2021
NO Sunrise Meeting
Dec 02, 2021
Exciting New Developments in CR Metro!
Dec 09, 2021
at Biaggis Resturant
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Upcoming Events
Sunrise Rotary Fall Fundraiser - Save the Date!
El Kahir Shrine Facility
Nov 05, 2021 5:00 PM
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Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Youth Protection Officer
Programs Chair
Foundation Chair
District Grant Writer
Membership Chair
Service Chair
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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
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