Club Information
Rotary Club of Chatham Sunrise

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m.
Smitty's Family Restaurant
307 Grand Avenue West
Chatham, ON N7L 1C3
(519) 354-5172
What's New At Rotary Sunrise
L-R: Henny Boeters, Past District Governor Audrey Chevalier, PH recipient Mary-Frances Kluka, PH recipient Kate do Forno, PH Recipient Paula Reaume-Zimmer, District Governor Collyer Smith, PH recipient Ron Coristine, Assistant Governor Kees Boeters.
Members of the club and their family all met at Blake Vince's farm to celebrate Ken's outstanding effort as our leader for the past three years this past Tuesday evening. 
Thank you Ken for your dedication, commitment and guidance.
Ken Bechard is presented with a Paul Harris +2 pin by incoming president Glenn Smith.
Would you believe this water came from the Thames River?
Blake Vince explains how he got this crystal clear sample from the brown river during his presentation of responsible farming techniques, for which he is a pioneer.
Please help us celebrate the development of Ukraine Rotary Park by attending the grand opening on Saturday, August 27 from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. The park is located at the corner of Victoria and Grand Avenue.
The tribute park has been adorned with berms, sunflowers, benches and flagpoles flying both Canadian and Ukrainian flags and is ready for public use.
At the July 12, 2022 breakfast meeting, outgoing club president Ken Bechard said goodbye to last year and hello to the new.
Ken was presented with an Imagine Rotary tie by Assistant District Governor Ken Corlett, and Audrey Chevalier was presented with an Imagine Rotary scarf. The Imagine Rotary campaign commemorates incoming Rotary International president Jennifer Jones historic achievement by becoming the first female RI president.  
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.
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect 2024-2025
Past President
Director # 1
Director # 2
Director # 3
Director # 4
Sergeant-at-Arms Chair
Sergeant-at-Arms # 1
Sergeant-at-Arms # 2
Website Administrator
Club Communications
Membership Chair
Program Chair
Bingo Chair
Roses Chair
Roses Co-Chair 1
Roses Co-Chair 2
Rotary Foundation Chair
Polio Co-Chair
International Student Chair
International Youth Counsellor
Exchange Student Chair
Executive Secretary
Upcoming Events
Megan Cowan, Manager of Public Services
Jul 23, 2024 7:30 AM
Visual Library tour & a video on Melanoma
Blair Newby with the Cipher / Decipher Exhibit -
Jul 30, 2024 8:00 AM
OFF SITE - CK Museum, off William & Murray St 8AM Start time
no meeting today
Aug 06, 2024
Tuesday after the Civic Holiday weekend
SITE TOUR 360 Grand Ave east, Chatham
Aug 13, 2024 7:30 AM
ARC Build & Design - new apartments
Summer Social
Aug 20, 2024
5-7pm, potluck appetizers. Hosted by Roger & Gloria McRae
OFFSITE - Civic Centre visit 730am entry
Aug 27, 2024 7:30 AM
Gambia proposal for an International Club Project
no Rotary today
Sep 03, 2024
its Tuesday after Labour Day Weekend
we resume Breakfast at Smitty's!
Sep 10, 2024
What I did on my Summer vacation!
Patrick Finniss
Oct 22, 2024
"Call Before You Dig" & all that entails
Annual General Meeting
Dec 10, 2024