Club Information
Cedar Rapids Sunrise

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 7:00 AM
On Line
Cedar Rapids, IA
United States of America
We are meeting Live On-line. Write to our email address above to obtain a Link.
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Lets "Wish upon a Par" for some Make-A-Wish kids!
May 27, 2021 at 11 AM. 
Sign up your foursomes.  Make-A-Wish sponsors are available at all levels. 
 
Download the Event Brochure, fill out and return to us by email or mail:
 
Scan and eMail when complete to:   CRSunriseRotary@gmail.com
 
Or mail to 
Rotary Club of Cedar Rapids Sunrise
PO Box 2841
Cedar Rapids, IA 52406-2841
 
You can make gifts payable to Make-A-Wish Iowa - a 501(c)3 organization. 
 
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  • Our April 22 7AM meeting is at the Veterans Memorial Building - Tour this historic building! Meet at 2nd Ave Entrance. Beverages and some eats will be arranged. 
  • April 22 5pm Earth Day project - Clean up the Grant Wood Trail.  Meet at Lynette's backyard afterwards. 
  • Make-A-Wish Wish Upon a Par golf event May 27, 11AM. Invite golfers, sponsors.  Event brochure is available here
Earth Day Trail cleanup!  Thursday April 22. 
 
Parking:  Enter next to Walgreens and part in the area shown.  The trail goes east from here. 
 
Optional social gathering afterwards at Lynette's backyard. 139 Greenfield St NE. 
 
 
 
Are you ready for the Rockin’ in Rockwell City virtual 2021 District Conference? The conference will be held via Zoom on Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1, 2021. 
If you need an incentive, check out these three reasons to attend this year’s virtual conference:
  • It’s a virtual conference this year due to COVID-19. That means no need to dress up, travel, or spend additional money on your trip. Win, win, win! 
  • The conference committee has lined up a great set of speakers, including keynote speaker and lifetime Rotarian Michael Angelo Caruso. Caruso’s interactive presentation will pump you up for Rotary, your career, and your daily life. Get a sneak peek at his expertise at www.michaelangelocaruso.com
  • Take away new perspectives! Every time a bunch of Rotarians get together, even virtually, we always generate exciting points of view, engaging ideas, and wonderful ways to give back. Through the presentations, breakout Zoom Rooms, and more, you’ll get the chance to meet and greet fellow Rotarians - safely.
We hope to see you virtually at the conference. Register today on the district website
This year’s “Duck Pluck” will take place on May 1, 2021, virtually.  The winning ducks will be plucked out of PDG Michelle Bell’s hot tub during the District Conference!
Here’s how it works:
 
  1. Each club and individuals from that club will be represented by a single duck in the race.
  2. The first three ducks to be plucked will be the winners.  Once the winning three clubs have been determined a computer pick at random will occur to choose one winner of a Paul Harris Fellow designation for each of the three winning clubs.
  3. Each club participating in the race will receive Foundation Paul Harris Fellow points for the full    amount of dollars contributed by the club through the purchase of ducks.
Ducks are $5 each and checks can be made payable to The Rotary Foundation and mailed to (must be mailed to arrive by April 20, 2021):
 
John Wasta
221 Kent Court NE
Cedar Rapids, IA  52404  
             
Phone:  319-361-8527        Email:  john.wasta@gmail.com 
Ducks can also be purchased in quantities online CLICK HERE  Online Pay: $5.42 each to cover card fee.  
Dave Murray has earned his Paul Harris Fellow +4 Award!   Thank you Dave, for all your years of contributions to the Rotary Foundation's work in Cedar Rapids, the USA and the World. 
 
Dave recieved his new pin and certificate in-person at our February "Sunset Sledding Social" from Foundation Chair Bob Schell. 
Sunrise Rotary is thankful and announces our latest Paul Harris Fellow Award.   John Henke was presented his PHF+1 this week.
 
Foundation Chair Bob Schell and President Mary Schell presented his new pin at John's Munson Electric office.
 
Thank you John for supporting Rotary in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, across the USA and the world!  
 
Thanks to the many (27 tickets sold) who supported and joined our December 10 beer tasting.  We heard the stories of the 6 beers we tasted. Iowa Brewing Company has a creative crew with a number of unusual techniques to produce their products. 
 
We have completed 2 tastings.  Over $1000 has been raised in a fun way!   Thanks to Thew Brewing and Iowa Brewing Company. 
 
Supporting our local businesses and Sunrise Rotary!  All the profits are available for Sunrise Rotary programs, including college and RYLA scholarships for H.S. students. 
 
Join us next time! 
 
We congratulated Lynette Markofski with her Sunrise Rotarian of the Year Award!  Lynette leads our club social and "fun" programs. She invents new activities and forums to enable our member-to-member connecting.  We appreciate her fun loving outlook on life and brings that to our club activities! 
 
Nate Kass - Club Secretary presents the award to Lynette in October. 

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 CRSunriseRotary@gmail.com

 

 
Speakers
TOUR OF VETERAN'S MEMORIAL Teri Van Dorston Museum
Apr 22, 2021
MEET AT 50 2nd Ave Bridge
Scott Hock Director of Parks & Recreation
Apr 29, 2021
Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation
MAKE A WSIH GOLF OUTING @ HUNTERS RIDGE
May 27, 2021
NO REGULAR MEETING
Jenny Bosking
Jun 10, 2021
Development & Communications Director with The Arc of East Central Iowa

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