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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  • Live at Matthew 25! with the SAME Zoom link option. Order your breakfast when you arrive in Groundswell. Tell them you are with Rotary. Eat-in or Take-out box. 
  • Auction Item needed!  Volunteer to Mary to coordinate a Sunrise basket or item for our Virtual District Conference Foundation raffle.  
  • Give our time: Reserve Saturday April 10, 8:30 - noon.  Sunrise will help cleanup a Habitat for Humanity lot & take down a deck. More info & signup here
  • Make-A-Wish Wish Upon a Par golf event May 27, 11AM. Invite golfers, sponsors.  Event brochure is available here
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 online at https://district5970.org/event/2021-duck-pluck/   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!  
 
The first annual Sunset Sledding Social was a blast. 
 
The snow was fast, the moon was full, the warming hut was hot, and about a dozen members, spouses and 2 kids gathered. 
 
Our Foundation Chair and President were caught on video at their downhill launchings:
District 5970 “Rotary Rush” is on!  For the last few days of  February the District is offering a significant incentive to all Rotarians who give to the Rotary Foundation Annual Fund.    Contact Bob Schell now to see how close you are to your first or next "Paul Harris Fellow level".  
Imagine who we can help!   Sunrise Rotary has a history of awarding District Grants to local and international organizations. Who can you nominate?
 
Our next application will be due by June 2021.  The grant will be presented between September 2021 - June 2022.  This page gives basic District Grant information.   The linked documents may be updated slightly for our next Rotary year. 
 
Contact Bruce Lindholm first to review your idea for our Local District Grants list.
December 15th we heard former Rotarian Josie Rozum, explaining recent dairy innovations a Dan and Debbie's farm operation.  I hope to have a video link she shared, in a future Bulletin. 
 
Josie Rozum showed us her family's dairy operation and talked about Dan and Debbie's Creamery where products are developed, produced and sold. 
 
Its a family operation, from growing the cattle feed, the dairy cow herd, to their dairy products you purchase at HyVee. 
 
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! 
 
If you want to visit our On Line meetings Thursday mornings 7-8 AM, send us an email.  Tell us about yourself and send a request for Zoom meeting link to CRSunriseRotary@gmail.com
 
After public meetings are allowed and the facility is ready, we will meet again at Matthew 25 in the Groundswell area. 
 
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. 
We are happy to announce the Foundation 2 Sunrise Rotary Grant is complete!  
 
3 new laptop computers were delivered to the Foundation 2 youth shelter in September.  These are used for school work and to communicate with families. 
 
The staff was pleased to expand their capabilities with more students learning remotely.  Rotary President Mary Schell, Foundation Chair Bob Schell and Grant coordinator Bruce Lindholm are shown below. 
 
We presented the payment to Matt Hayworth of Iowa Solutions, and the computers to the Foundation 2 Project Manager.  Katie Curtis was present, for coordinating the grant at Foundation 2 and taking the picture. 

Clubfoot Solutions - A Rotary Service Story

Clubfoot treatments have had a home in Coralville and Iowa City for many years.  We learned about the 70 year history of this treatment, and the global reach it has today.  This is a program helping thousands in many countries. 
 
From the Clubfoot Solutions Managing Director, Todd Becker:   "Rotary has done so many wonderful things for our clubfoot mission at Ponseti International and Clubfoot Solutions.  We are truly blessed to have Rotary as a partner helping these clubfoot children around the globe. "   https://www.clubfootsolutions.org/   http://www.ponseti.info/

The Rotary Action Group for Clubfoot and shows more information:  https://rag4clubfoot.org/  Donations are also welcome here. 

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
Corey Bowman
Apr 15, 2021
Media Com - How we Responded to the Derecho
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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