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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 Congratulations and a well-done to John Lawrence, a Rotary Sunrise member. He has been such a great contributor to the benefit of the community.
"John Lawrence and Darcy McKeough are the first to be named to the Chatham-Kent version of the YMCA Wall of Distinction – the highest award the association can bestow on an individual, which represents those that have been instrumental in shaping the 'Y'."

October 24th was World Polio Day, and Our Club President, Linda Goldsmith, Past President, Mary-Francis Kluka, with Assistant District Governor Don Leonard, spent the morning at CKSS. They presented the Interact club with a new Banner for their meetings and presented the club instructor/teacher, Jen Rankin, with a Paul Harris Fellow award, for her involvement with the Interact Club over the last 10 years. Pizza was brought in for Pizza for Polio, and the students learned about the efforts to eradicate Polio worldwide.

Ian, a Chatham Rotary Exchange Student to South Korea, was our guest speaker today. We saw a great slide show of his 10 months away. He is pictured with Ivan.

A beautiful day to plant a garden at Howell park. It was a big job, but we had lots of help from our Rotary international Exchange Students. Thank-you for all the help!

Oct 12th -  Here we are planting 500 bulbs of the Canada 150 Celebration tulips for spring of next year at the Parkfield Restaurant around a newly installed flagpole base. Thank-you to the two volunteers from Community Living for the help.

Our 2nd Rotary exchange student has arrived from India. Welcome to Canada, Dhairya

October 10th - Some Sunrise Rotarians descended on Wilson's Conservation Area for the Chatham Kent Children's Water Festival. This was a great way to educate kids on the importance of protecting water for future generations.

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. 

Club Executives & Directors
President 17/18
Past President
Director # 5
Director # 3
Director # 1
Director # 4
Director # 2
Rotary Foundation
Program Chair
Club Historian
Club Adminsitration
Youth Exchange Program
Upcoming Events
Club Assembly & Annual General Meeting
Dec 06, 2016
Will also incl Board of Directors elections
Steve Sadler
Dec 13, 2016
Polio Immunization trip with the Howells
Plans in the works - no speaker planned
Dec 20, 2016
there might be music!
meeting cancelled
Dec 27, 2016
Happy Holidays!
meeting cancelled
Jan 03, 2017
Enjoy the day!
Margaret Campbell
Jan 10, 2017
Canadian Aid for Chernobyl
Magdiel Hoste
Jan 24, 2017
Chatham Kent Local Immigration Partnership
Jason Stubitz
Jan 31, 2017
Adult Language & Learning
Margaret Campbell
Feb 07, 2017
Leigh Anne Vandamme
Feb 28, 2017
Christine Fairbarn
Apr 11, 2017
Bright Smiles in Chatham Kent!