Club Information
Rotary Club of Chatham Sunrise

Service Above Self

We meet In Person & Online
Tuesdays at 7:30 AM
Online (Click "Join Us Online" -->)
Until further notice
Chatham, ON
(519) 354-5172
What's New At Rotary Sunrise
As part of the Sunflowers for Ukraine initiative, project chair Paul Roy arranged to have a variety of sunflowers planted at Veterans Tribute Garden on Saturday, May 21.
Leslie Waddell, caretaker of Veterans Tribute Garden (2nd from right) is flanked by Sunrise Rotarians Ruth Howell, Roger McRae and John Lawrence. All smiles as we got the job done right before a storm came through to water our seeds.
The Rotary Club of Chatham Sunrise is pleased to introduce Sunflowers for Ukraine, a fundraiser to directly assist the humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine.
The project will focus of the distribution of 2000 packets of Sunflower Seeds and a donation of $5.00 each for a goal of $10,000 raised for humanitarian projects in Ukraine.
The Rotary Club of Chatham Sunrise is pleased and honoured to announce Mr. Bruce Cockburn has been presented with a Paul Harris Fellowship Award for Community Service.
Mr. Bruce Cockburn is awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship Community Award by Sunrise Rotarians Glenn Smith, John Schinkel and president Ken Bechard.
Chatham Sunrise Rotarian Audrey Chevalier receives the prestigious Rotary Foundation Major Donor Award.
President Ken's Swan 🦢 Song: On July 6th Chatham Sunrise Rotary filled up the little picnic shelter at Thames Grove Conservation Area with our Rotary family, including special guests PDG Barry Fraser, Tilbury Rotarian Dave McGuire, Kim Pierce and Executive Secretary Beth Walters.
The 6 Chatham-Kent Rotary clubs banded together to sponsor CMHA Lambton-Kent's virtual Ride Don't Hide event for mental health. Currently Dresden, Chatham, Chatham Sunrise, and Tilbury are all duking it out for donation and fitness supremacy! Traditionally this event is a one day event taking place in Rondeau Park, but due to COVID-19, it is now a month long event at your own pace. Participants track their activity on a smartphone app, and the activity can be anything that is good for a person's mental health, whether it be knitting, gardening, reading a book or going for a walk. 
Currently we have a 9 person team made up of Rotarians and friends of Rotary, and have raised $1000 plus 5,506 minutes of activity! (Each participant is encouraged to do 330 minutes of activity). Join us or support us!
Chatham Sunrise Rotarians planted about 20 trees along the north east bank of McGregor creek inside Maple Leaf Cemetery on Monday, May 10.
Pictured are L-R Ken Bechard, Randal Van Wagner, Mark Peacock and Murray Hebblethwaite.
Club Executives & Directors
President 2020-21
President Elect
President Nominee
Past President
Board Secretary
Secretary/Public Relations
Director # 1
Director # 2
Director # 4
Sergeant-at-Arms Chair
Website Administrator
Membership Chair
Program Chair
Bingo Chair
Roses Co-Chair
Roses Co-Chair
Roses Co-Chair
Rotary Foundation Chair
Polio Chair
Exchange Student Chair
Interact Club Chair
Executive Secretary
Upcoming Events
no meeting today - its Tuesday after the Long Wknd
Jul 05, 2022
Happy Canada Day weekend!
President Ken
Jul 12, 2022
Out with 2021/22 & kicking off 2022/23
Hosted at Kate de Forno's back yard
Jul 26, 2022
speaker is TBA
Rotary Social & Kids Swim
Aug 23, 2022
A fun August evening