Club Information

Rotary Club of Chatham Sunrise

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 7:30 AM
Smitty's Restaurant
307 Grand Avenue West
Chatham, ON  N7L 1C3
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What's New At Rotary Sunrise
At our October 4th meeting, we welcomed William Lindsay.
He visited Rotary Sunrise to talk about his volunteer experience at Canada House at the Rio Olympics.
William has volunteered at Canada House at 4 Olympics:
Vancouver 2010
London  2012
Sochi 2014
 and the recent games in Rio
William is formerly from Chatham and was with the Chatham Figure Skating Club.
He has a BSc from Waterloo and a MA from Wayne State in Sports Administration.
Thanks for coming to visit and sharing about your experience!

On Saturday, October 1st some of the sunrise Rotarians headed out to Talbot Trail Park in Blenheim to support the Blenheim Rotary club in a day of fellowship. We ate some Pizza for Polio because what better way is there to raise money for a good cause than by eating pizza? We put up a booth to promote rain barrels and
If you haven't checked out our Clean Water for Living page, click to view. Water is a non-renewable resource and we need to be careful with how we use it. If you would like to do your part to conserve, consider purchasing a rain barrel by contacting us!

We had a great group of dedicated Rotarians go out for the Terry Fox Run in September. Way to go, team!

MinJoo is our current Rotary Youth Exchange student all the way from South Korea. Best of Luck, Min Joo!

Every meeting Sunrise Rotarians have the option to buy a 50/50 ticket. Everyone who buys a ticket gets to pick a card from a deck to win a bit of money. For example: If you pull a 4 of any suit, you receive $4. The pot keeps building and building every week! This week Rotarian, Paul, pulled a joker which means he hit the JACKPOT! Paul won $232 and in true Rotary style, he donated it back to the Rotary International Polio Plus campaign. Right now, for every US dollar that is donated to Polio Plus, someone will match it to help end polio worldwide.
Way to go, Paul!

Sunrise Rotarian, John Lawrence, was featured in the Chatham Voice this week.

We were treated to some exercise! The sunrise Rotarians took a stroll around Howell Park on the river  across from St. Clair College. Howell Park was named in honour of Ruth and the late Max Howell.
Ruth was presented with her fourth Paul Harris Fellow. Ruth is a tireless Rotarian. She has been to India 5 times to participate in National Immunization Days. She is a great support of the Rotary Interact club at CKSS.
Thank you, Ruth, for all that you do!

We hosted our Rotary district governor on a beautiful August morning with our sister club, Rotary Club of Chatham. Michael Angelo Caruso gave a fabulous presentation on professional development. 
Thanks for a great morning! It was a full house. 

Blame it on Rio! We got together for a social event the other night. It was a lot of fun having a night to relax all together. Here are just a few pictures.
Our two outbound exchange students, Jordan and Cole. Going to Japan and Brazil. Best of luck, guys!
Baby Rotarians!!

Rotary Sunrise is committed to raising $2650 US to the " End Polio Now " campaign. We are so close! Every US dollar we raise the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will double! When we donate $1, they donate $2! A great time to give when $1 turns into $3!

Rotarian, Brandon Stuart, presents Dave Shambrook from the Hospice foundation with a cheque for $10,000.
This is the final cheque for our $40000 commitment to the Hospice.
Thank-you to the Parkfield restaurant for hosting our breakfast this morning.
Thanks to all Sunrise Rotarians for your help undertaking this project!

Congratulations to Sunrise Rotarian, Blake Vince, on receiving the Premier’s Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence. The technique he uses helps him with one of the goals of his farming business: leaving the land in a better shape than it was than when he acquired it.
Read about his accomplishments in this Chatham Daily News Article.

Join us as we welcome our District Governor, Michael Angelo Caruso. He will be sharing with Rotary and non-Rotary members alike. Feel free to join us for this event. Open to the public. Contact to register.

Nicole Holder from Canadian Diabetes Association made a visit and shared the latest information on Healthy Lifestyles to prevent Diabetes.

Our Sunrise Rotary club received a appreciation plaque for our contribution to the Terry Fox run. We look forward to participating again this year. 

Club Executives & Directors
President 17/18
President Elect 18/19
Past President
Director # 5
Director # 4
Director # 2
Director # 3
Director # 1
Rotary Foundation
Program Chair
Club Historian
Club Adminsitration
Youth Exchange Program
Upcoming Events
Oct 25, 2016
Kim Bernyck
GIS Geographical Information & her work on a Whale Camp
Nov 01, 2016
Jacob Rowe
A Rotarian's Classification
Nov 15, 2016
Ashish Sakar
Rotary Peace Conference March 31 2017
Nov 22, 2016
Karen Kirkwood-Whyte & Jodi Maroney
Canadian Association of Gift Planners
Dec 06, 2016
Club Assembly & Annual General Meeting
Will also incl Board of Directors elections