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

(519) 354-5172
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What's New At Rotary Sunrise
"The Paul Harris Fellow is the highest form of recognition given by Rotary clubs world-wide. Individuals who have shown by exemplary effort, sacrifice or dedication to the causes and principles of Rotary, that they deserve the recognition of the Paul Harris Fellow, are eligible to be nominated, whether they are members of Rotary or not."
Notable Paul Harris Fellows around the world include Mother Teresa, former US President Jimmy Carter, former Russian President Boris Yeltsin, and polio vaccine developer Jonas Salk. 
Rotarians are also eligible for Paul Harris Fellowship for every $1,000 they donate to the Rotary Foundation, supporting such as areas as the Annual Fund, Polio Plus, World Fund and the Disaster Response Fund. 
The Roses for Rotary 2020 campaign has been cancelled
for numerous reasons related to the Coronavirus outbreak.
If you have already ordered Roses you will be contacted by email about a refund.
More details will be posted here shortly.
John Lawrence was recognized for his years as a Volunteer and Leader in the Community. John was presented a certificate by the Ontario government in recognition of his 2018 Chatham-Kent Senior Volunteer Award.
Hats off to John for his years of putting service above self.
Surprise!! December 4th was a  Surprise Celebration recognizing Paul Roy as a leader and one of the  founding members of Rotary Sunrise 20 years ago on March 20th, 1998.
Rotarians, friends and family  were there to congratulate Paul as he was named an Honorary Rotarian. The Club honoured Paul with a Park Bench to be place in Howell Park in the Spring.
Merci Beaucoup Paul!! 
At a recent meeting, we went on a field trip to Ross' Nurserymen to learn about how they grow their poinsettias.
The work involved in this process was fascinating!
Thanks to Bill Ross and staff for having us.
Welcome to new Members - Scott Burke and Danielle Hunter.
Mike Genge from Chatham-Kent Children's Treatment Centre
shared an update on the Butterfly Building campaign.
Susan Stevens-Bechard thanked Mike with a book donated to the Library in his name.
200 CKSS students had their pinkie finger nail painted purple for Polio.
Free Pizza was provided by to all the students who supported World Polio Day on October 24th.
Club Executives & Directors
President 2020-21
Vice President
Past President
Director # 1
Director # 2
Director # 3
Director # 4
Director # 5
Sergeant-at-Arms Chair
Website Administrator
Bulletin Editor
Membership Chair
Program Chair
Bingo Chair
Roses Co-Chair
Roses Co-Chair
Rotary Foundation Chair
Polio Chair
Exchange Student Chair
Interact Club Chair
Executive Secretary
Upcoming Events
James McNeil of Life Transitions
Aug 18, 2020
Restful Collections -- Cemetary Saturdays
Glenn Smith in Kim Pierce's Backyard-see email
Aug 25, 2020
A Rotarian's Classification
Staff Sergeant (Retired) Steve Haennel
Sep 22, 2020
his Overseas Peacekeeping duties in Iraq