Club Information
Cedar Rapids Sunrise

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 7:00 AM
Matthew 25 Groundswell Cafe
201 3rd Ave SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
United States of America
We are meeting "live" at Matthew 25 Groundswell Cafe. A Zoom option is available to join remotely. Send an email for the link, to this address
Home Page Stories
  • Speaker this week: Angela Van Pelt, Iowa Ombudsman. Long Term Care. Learn more here. 
  • New Meeting Serving Duties:  Greeter 1/Invocation, and Drawing/Pledge/Greeter 2. See story below.
  • LAST CHANCE! Rotary Blood Drive Challenge:  Sign up for Jan 17 - 22.   See story below. 
  • Program/Speaker suggestions are always welcome.  Contact Phil or email to
  • Our weekly meetings are at Matthew 25 201 3rd Ave SW. Cedar Rapids.  Zoom is available. Contact Bruce Lindholm. 
Reminder – Rotary Rush is on for the Foundation!   Ends January 31!
This is a program where a very generous Iowa donor will help you attain your first (or next level) Paul Harris Fellowship. 
For more information, please click here.   Talk to Bob Schell to get started. 
Our donor is offering a 1 Points to $1 Dollar Match to help a member get to their first or next Paul Harris Fellow level.  In other words, for every $1.00 given 1 point is earned.  $100 minimum gift is needed to begin. $500 maximum gift for matching. Your donation plus the match, must get you to the next level.  
Sunrise Rotary has been awarded these THREE grants.  These will be funded 50% by our fundraising and 50% by the Rotary Foundation.
  • Catherine McAuley Center.   Equip their new childcare center, enabling parents to learn without distractions. 
  • Abbe Health/Aging Services.  Prepare 10 at-home older adults to use tablets to connect to others. 
  • ChildServe Coralville.  Assist with purchasing Speech Therapy Apps to help non-verbal children. 
Sunrise Rotarian volunteers will be engaged to complete these projects AND to volunteer with the organizations in their critical work. 
Prospect Meadows Sports Complex has completed another season, the first "full" season since Covid-19 hit us.
All Metro Rotary Clubs are contributing to the project on a 5 year donation plan as a joint project for every club.   Jack Roeder, President/CEO prepared this 2021 report, as he shares the impact of Prospect Meadows on our community and groups who used the facility. 
There are commemorative balls available for the Rotary Wall shown below, if you wish to make a donation

When asked this morning, "why are you a member of the Sunrise Rotary?" here are some member responses:

-"I like the impact we have locally AND internationally"
-"Carrying out service above self."
-"I like the local service projects and the community relationship that comes from serving."
-"It's an opportunity to grow in leadership and make a difference in the lives I care about."
- "Interpersonal development, networking, and making a difference."
-"Learning about local organizations and the services they provide this community."

We invite you to be part of the exciting service projects, amazing network, and morning breakfast meetings. If you are interested in learning more, please message us! Visit our Sunrise Rotary Facebook Page to learn more!  Contact us at


We had a great day July 8!   Thank you everyone for your time and donations! 
100 Golfers.  32 Sponsors.  Funds 2+ Wish-kids raised!
Angela Van Pelt Iowa Ombudsman
Jan 20, 2022
Long Term Care
Erika Brighi
Jan 27, 2022
Allyship; Pursue Your Passion and C.H.A.T.
Eric Hanson
Feb 03, 2022
Revival Theatre Company
Hailee Sandberg & Sandy Rosenberger
Feb 10, 2022
Winter Gardening Fair Linn County Extension Service
Join Great People at Rotary! 
Are you looking for a way to engage in the Cedar Rapids area community?   Serve alongside some great Rotarians!   
Check us out.  Visit our weekly meetings, any Thursday morning at 7:00 AM.   Just walk in - breakfast is on us.  Matthew 25/Groundswell Cafe.  201 3rd Street SW, Cedar Rapids IA
Contact us directly.   Click to Email or our Membership Chair, Eric Harris
Share your profile with us using this Profile form. It is limited to our Membership Chair and Club Secretary. 
Not sure yet which club to consider? Start your inquiry at our Rotary Leads portal and we will talk and point you to one or more clubs.  
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