CR West Rotary “Flapjacks for Backpacks” – Join and support fellow CR West Rotarians on Saturday March 8 for their Pancake Breakfast, raffle and silent auction.  Funds will be used for over 2000 HD Youth Center School Backpacks this fall.  7:30 – 11:00AM, Sat March 8, at the Scottish Rite Temple on A Ave NE.  More information: Click.

Make-A-Wish Golf Event – time to focus for success.  Get your team donation updates to Phil and Clayton.  Sell 10 more tickets by Thursday.  – Only  3 months until Tee Off! (A prospective member sold 30 tickets last week, unwrap the plastic!) Remember, each member should have the goal to get one golf foursome and one sponsor in addition to selling the tickets to support the goal of reaching $45,000.  Thanks for all your efforts thus far.

Please review the District Conference Details – April 24 a NewBo reception, April 25-April 26 (‘til Noon) in various downtown venues.  This is followed by the “100 Years of Cedar Rapids Rotary” celebration dinner at the Double Tree on April 27.  See the Event on this page to learn more and register.  

Make-A-Wish Award – Make-A-Wish has awarded Sunrise Rotary an “External Fundraising Event of the Year” award for the 2013 Wish Upon A Par Golf Event.  The $26,015 raised put us in second place to a Mason City group who raised $41,799.  Hitting our goal of $45,000 this year just may be enough for first place this year!  If there ever was a Team that would rise to the occasion it would be Sunrise Rotary!  Congratulations to everyone!  If you would like to attend the Annual Wine & Beer Tasting Gala click here:

Rotaract @ Mt. Mercy U? – Adam Kaefring’s team has been working with a club at Mt. Mercy regarding starting a Rotaract Club sponsored by Sunrise Rotary.  Contact Adam to help.

Cedar Rapids Titans Sunrise Outing – Larry Guthrie will have your tickets at the meeting March 6. Game is on March 8th at the US Cellular Center.  Kick-off is at 7:05 p.m.  Larry’s email:

Volunteers Opportunity – The Marion Rotary Club needs volunteers to man water stations for the Marion Rotary Marathon for Shoes on April 13, 2014.  Sign up for as volunteers using the EVENT on this page.  We need 10 to 12 volunteers per station.  Sunrise is signed up for one (1) water stop station on the Marion Marathon website.  Please get signed up on the Sunrise website. 

Outbound Exchange Student 2014-2015 – Sunrise will be co-sponsoring Mia Montathaci with Metro North as our Outbound Foreign Exchange student.  Mia will be going to Spain.

Recruit RYLA candidates!  Sunrise will send 1-2 students: Details are here. Candidates are in their HS Sophomore or Junior year now.  Many students have 'raved' about the experience and leadership skills gained by attending. Talk to neighbors, your kids, their friends, about this fantastic 1 week camp.