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CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER!!!

                                                                                                  

CONGRATULATIONS to our President, Marty Lewis for being named President of the Year 2021-2022 for Rotary District 6930!!! 

CONGRATULATIONS to Sunrise Rotary Vero Beach for being name Club of the Year 2021-2022 for Rotary District 6930!!! 

Pictured above:

Marty Lewis, President of Sunrise Rotary Vero Beach with his crystal gavel

Award given for Club of the Year

Sunrise Rotary members Arthur Hodge, Bill Edelstein, Richard Giessert, Laile Fairbairn, Buck Vocelle, Jane Burton, Gene O’Donnell, Pam O’Donnell, Marty Lewis, Debbie Avery, Lisa Gehin accepting the award from District Governor Michael Walstrom

living out rotary's motto 'service above self' 

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    sunrise rotary vero beach invites you to join us !    

Welcome to Sunrise Rotary Vero Beach!  Chartered in 1989, Sunrise Rotary Vero Beach is made up of nearly 100 distinguished members of our community who volunteer throughout Vero Beach, Indian River County, the state of Florida and internationally under the motto 'Service Above Self.'

We are always forming connections to improve the health of our environment, combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, eradicate polio and so much more.  We are small business owners, corporate executives, non-profit leaders, government officials, as well as retired executives and professionals who meet weekly to share camaraderie, hear from speakers on important topics, and plan meaningful projects to benefit others.

We meet on Wednesday mornings at 7:00 a.m. (breakfast available at 6:30 a.m.) at the Riverhouse - 305 Acacia Road.  Come meet our Rotary family!

                                                                                                                                                                                           

SPEAKERS/PROGRAMS FOR OUR UPCOMING MEETINGS

June 29:    Outgoing President, Marty Lewis - Wraps Up Current Rotary Year

July 6:        Incoming President, Pam O'Donnell - Unwraps New Rotary Year

July 13:     Wesley Davis - Indian River County Property Appraiser

July 20:     Stuart Keiller - Youth Sailing Foundation 

July 27:     Elise Mahovlich - Cultural Council of Indian River County

 

 

Help Your Community!

Consider being a part of our dynamic club serving Vero Beach, the state of Florida, and beyond.

Contact a Sunrise Rotarian & find out how you can become a Member!

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Sunrise Rotary Vero Beach has been taking action to serve our local and global community since 1989.

  • Enjoy Professional Networking, Friendship and Fellowship.
  • Get Involved in Local Community Service
  • Experience International Awareness and Service
  • Share your Time and Experience with youth and seniors through our many services projects
  • Stay Informed with Exciting Weekly Programs and Speakers
  • Contact Us Now to Learn More.

RECENT AWARD

The Indian River County School District recently held a Community Partner Year End Dinner and Celebration.   Sunrise Rotary received an award for their partnership with the district.  The club has a long history of working in the schools such as the reading program at Citrus Elementary, teaching the 4-Way Test to eighth grade students, sponsoring awards programs, and awarding scholarships.

EDUCATION EMPOWERMENT 5K

Cheryl Ward, Chris Steinkrauss, Pam O'Donnell, Jane Burton, Laura Kennedy and Debie Avery participated in the Education Empowerment 5K on Saturday, May 28th.  The race benefited Education Access, Seek the Lamb, Crossover Mission, and All you Need is LOVE.  These non-profit organizations provide education programs to children and youth locally and internationally.  

AND THE WINNERS ARE...........

 

Sunrise Rotarians Debbie Avery and Bob McCabe (far left) and Jane Burton (far right) award laptop computers to accelerated readers at Gifford Middle School eighth-grade students.

Jane Burton congratulates the sixth-grade laptop winner.  Also attending were Linda Scott, Chris Steinkrauss, Daid Schwartz, Wilfred Hart and Bob McCabe.  

 

DODGERTOWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Linda Scalco, Kathy Lindsey, and Wilfred Hart set up a display and talked with participants at Dodgertown Elementary’s “Summer Kick-Off” event.  

Wendy Orthober worked the afternoon shift.

INTERACT CLUB

The Interact Club at Indian River Charter High School had an end of the year celebration this week.  Gail DeRoy and Linda Scalco, Sunrise Rotary Interact Liaisons and Mike Murphy, Youth Services Chair attended.  The club was very active throughout the year.   The students volunteered at numerous community events and put into action Rotary's motto of Service Above Self.  

CELEBRATING WITH THE RESIDENTS OF ST. FRANCIS MANNOR

 

A number of Rotarians from our club celebrated Mother's Day with the residents of St. Francis Manor Saturday, May 7th.  We all enjoyed delicious food, fellowship and fun.

 

 

 

 

 

More Violins - Less Violence - Better Tomorrows

Members of the Gifford Youth Orchestra.

Sunrise Rotary recently helped with the Gifford Youth Orchestra's Diamond and Crystals Gayla.  Our Club partners with GYO often. Pictured above are Debbie and Drew Padnuk who sold raffle tickets.  

 

MORE NEWS ...

Meet Our New Members 

"President Marty accepts the DYER Difference Award Jan 2022"

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

♦♦♦ JUNE ♦♦♦

28

Environmental Committee

 

♦♦♦ JULY ♦♦♦

1

Membership Committee

7

Rotary Means Business

12

Board Meeting

 

 

Hispanic Community Resource and Job Fair

An inaugural Hispanic Community Resource and Job Fair (HRF) was held on April 2, 2022, at Operation Hope in Fellsmere, Florida.  The event was led by the Center for Independent Living Options and the Indian River County Sheriff’s Office and organized by a team also including the Fellsmere Police, the Fellsmere Action Community Team (FACT), the School District of Indian River County (SDIRC), the Rotary Club of Vero Beach and Sunrise Rotary Vero Beach.


Sunrise Rotary became involved as a result of ideas generated over several meetings of the community diversity group, and from Sunrise Rotarians Pam O’Donnell, Cheryl Ward, and Tarik Kawi participating at monthly FACT meetings. The Resource Job Fair helped raise awareness of, and shared information about, available local community resources and employment opportunities.

Rotarians (L-R) Jose Conrado, Chris Steinkrauss, Mike Murphy, Pam O'Donnell, Cheryl Ward and Tarik Kawi 

More than 200 members of the Fellsmere community attended and enjoyed live entertainment, refreshments, and visited the more than two dozen Indian River and Florida community organizations represented at the event. 

SAVE THE DATE!!!!!!

      SAVE THE DATE!!!

                           Craft Brew and Wingfest

                             February 18th, 2023

                           Vero’s Royal Palm Point                                                                                                                                                                   

                        

SUNRISE ROTARY COMMITTEES

Community Service & Partnerships

Chair - Jane Burton

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

Chair - Richard Giessert

Environmental

Chair - Sue Flak

Health & Welfare 

Chair - Linda Scott

Literacy

Chair - Cheryl Ward

Membership 

Chair - Tarik Kawi

Rotary Means Business

Chair - Joanne Liakos

Scholarships

Chair - Ed Massey

Vocational

Chair - Aaron Kester

World Community

Chair - Rick Root

Youth 

Chair - Mike Murphy

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Sunrise Rotary Vero Beach Helps Our Environment

                                

Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge was the site of the latest cleanup organized by Coastal Connections along with the Friends of the Carr Refuge at 8am on Saturday April 9, 2022.  Sunrise Rotarian Pam O’Donnell recruited members Rex Taylor, Mike Murphy and wife Kristy, Kevin Rollin, his children Michael and Grace, and Tarik Kawi to recover over 44 pounds of plastic, metal, foam and miscellaneous trash.

Our Rotarians worked with a group of more than 25 volunteers who helped prevent over 130 total pounds of trash from entering the ecosystem and ending up harming wildlife, including the nesting sea turtles.

Archie Carr Refuge, running 20 miles from Melbourne Beach south to Wabasso Beach, is reported by U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service as the most significant area for loggerhead sea turtle nesting in the world, and the most significant area for green turtle nesting in North America. https://www.fws.gov/refuge/archie-carr  

 

                                                                                           

                                                        

LATEST NEWS

SUNRISE ROTARIANS RAISED $1700 FOR THE RELAY FOR LIFE IN MEMORY OF STU GOLDMAN A LONG TIME ROTARIAN IN OUR CLUB. 

STU AND HIS WIFE, CINDY WERE PASSIONATE ABOUT THE RELAY FOR LIFE AND ORGANIZED IT FOR OUR CLUB FOR MANY YEARS.

 

 

 

SUNRISE ROTARIANS PARTNERED WITH DODGERTOWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TO COLLECT ITEMS FOR THEIR FOOD PANTRY.

 

SUNRISE ROTARIANS ATTENDED A RECENT BRUNCH TO SUPPORT TYKES AND TEENS

 

SUNRISE ROTARY HELPS MAKE THE FELLSMERE COMMUNITY FRIDGE A REALITY

 

Four Sunrise Rotary committees came together to help make this happen in partnership with the City of Fellsmere, the Chief of Police Fellsmere, the County Administrator, the County Commissioners, the Boys and Girls Club, and IRC Recycles to name a few.
 

 

The Rotary Foundation

The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world.  Since it was founded more than 100 years ago, the Foundation has spent more than $4 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects.  With your help, we can make lives better in your community and around the world.

Our mission

The mission of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty.

What impact can one donation have?

  • For as little as 60 cents, a child can be protected from polio.

  • $50 can provide clean water to help fight waterborne illness.

  • $500 can launch an antibullying campaign and create a safe environment for children.

 

 

 

 

 

Sunrise Rotary Vero Beach Scholarship Awards

Dr. Ed Massey presented three George C. Schroeder Service Above Self awards at Vero Beach High School.

He also presented the Interact Scholarship award at the Indian River Charter High School.

 

 

ROTARY MEANS BUSINESS

Rotary Means Business meets the first Thursday of each month

7:30 - 8:30am

Baci Trattoria - 1918 14TH Avenue

 Contact a Sunrise Rotarian for your invitation

Rotarians are welcome!  

Rotary Means Business encourages Rotarians to support the success of their fellow Rotarians by doing business with them, and by referring others to them.    

♦♦NEXT MEETING IS THURSDAY, JULY 7th♦♦

SUNRISE ROTARY CITIZEN SCIENTISTS ARE AT IT AGAIN!

Sunrise Rotarians involved with ORCA’s Pollution Mapping project collect samples and analyze them at ORCA’s Center for Citizen Science in Vero Beach.