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
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  • It's FUNDRAI$ING time! November 5 event night!   Read the story in the newletter.  Planning meeting Friday Oct 22 7am on Zoom. Details in Newsletter.

  • Oct 23 at 9AM join volunteers at K9acres to plant trees. This is a changed date. Details in newsletter. 
  • Oct 14 our Board meeting changes to Thursday and meet at Matthew 25.  7 AM. Request Zoom if wanted.
  • Oct 15 our Club Meeting changes to join all Metro Clubs together Friday 7am Oct 15.  Hear the CR Mayoral candidates at the Cedar Rapids Country Club. Register at is available. 
  • Oct 16 Saturday 10-11:30 am. All Metro Rotarians invited to Cedar Lake Trail Clean Up. Fellowship follows at the Sag Wagon. 
  • Our weekly meetings are at Matthew 25 201 3rd Ave SW. Cedar Rapids.  Zoom is not offered except by advance request. 
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. 
Our Rotary District sponsors a Global Scholar each year.  This provides funding to a graduate student in one of 7 Rotary Areas of Focus, shown below. 
Sunrise Rotary has a chance to be the Club sponsor for Nicholas Newman, most recently from AmeriCore at Matthew 25!  We hope you saw his Immigrant Food Research program at our Aug 26 club meeting at Matthew 25. 
Nick is starting the application process now, after returning home to California from his project in Cedar Rapids this summer.  He hopes to have his Food Research program published in the future. 
  • Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
  • Disease prevention and treatment
  • Water and sanitation
  • Maternal and child health
  • Basic education and literacy
  • Economic and community development
  • The Environment
An outdoor service project:  Planting 26 trees (1-2" trunks) at the K9 Acres off-leash park, near Gardner Golf Course and Wanatee Park (formerly named Squaw Creek Park).
  • Saturday Oct 23, 9 am to finish.
  • K9COLA will supply water, snacks and possibly burgers and brats for lunch.
  • Volunteers bring shovels, hand cultivators to free roots, rakes.

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!
David Janssen Executive Director
Oct 21, 2021
Jill Ackerman President
Oct 28, 2021
Marion Chamber
Nov 04, 2021
No Thursday Morning Meeting
Nov 05, 2021
El Kahir Shrine Facility at 5:00PM
District Governor Jeff Hassman
Nov 11, 2021
Our District Govornor Visit.
Lauren Williams Owner
Nov 18, 2021
Great Harvest Bread Company
Nov 25, 2021
NO Sunrise Meeting
Caleb Mason Economic Dev. Analyst Cedar Rapids
Dec 02, 2021
Exciting New Developments in CR Metro!
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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