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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  • June 24 we 'pass the gavel and bell' to our 2021-2022 Leaders!  Lets celebrate a "Covid" year-end, and our NEW Rotary year. 
  • Sunset Social - Thursday June 24 - 5pm at Cedar Ridge Winery - Celebrate the end of our Rotary year.
  • Our Meetings are at Matthew 25. (Zoom option continues)  Stay after if you need a Sunrise Rotary golf shirt - we will hand those out. 
  • Matthew 25 Transform Week June 21-25:  This is our community service partner. Signup here. Choose any days or half-days, and indicate "Sunrise Rotary" as your organization. 
  • Make-A-Wish Wish Upon a Par golf event rescheduled to July 8, 11AM. Event registration is available here. Rotarians - reserve the day to volunteer - watch for the signup email. 
Lets "Wish upon a Par" for some Make-A-Wish kids!
July 8, 2021 at 11 AM. (New date due to rain)
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:
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. 
Sunrise Rotary is a community service partner with Matthew 25.
Transform Week 2021:
Matthew 25 gathers 300-400 volunteers to help 22 low income homeowners with repairs in the Taylor and Time Check areas. "Transform a Home, Transform a Life".  Read more here
Sunrise Rotary joins the effort every year, to volunteer at our community service partner. 
June 21-25.  Sign up and help our neighbors.  Be sure to list "Sunrise Rotary" as your organization when you register.
Event page to learn more and register: 
Check-in (morning or noon) and the included Lunch is at the Urban Farm at 437 G Ave NW.   Bring your own assorted tools, or use those provided. 
Thank you all Rotarians and friends for donations.  Donating from our group since the end of May brought in 15 donations! Our in-center drive will help up to 60 patients.
Inventories are VERY low this month.  There is a critical need for O-, O+, A-, A+, and B+!   Thank you for donating this summer.  Donors will really make a HUGE impact. The week before our drive actually had the lowest turnout of donors since the beginning of the pandemic.  So our week could not have come at a better time. 
Missed the drive?  Donate by starting here  
Sunrise Rotary applied to the District Foundation committee for THREE grants funded 50% by our fundraising. Response should arrive by August 1. 
  • 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 on any projects we have funded. 
Megan will join us in July. Megan Lenss was our Outbound Rotary Exchage Student to Spain around 2015.  Read about her progress and next step:
Megan is a University of Iowa Presidential Scholar.  In addition to this rare distinction, Megan has now won a Fullbright Scholarship.  Her graduate studies will be in Oceanography in Tromsø, Norway!!

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


David Hayes
Jul 01, 2021
Interim President Coe College
Jul 08, 2021
Jenny Becker
Jul 15, 2021
Executive Director Zach Johnson Foundation - Kids on Course
Lexi Coberly Executive Director
Jul 22, 2021
Freedom Foundation, a local Veterans organization that helps Veterans in need

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