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VERO BEACH CHRISTMAS PARADE

DECEMBER 3rd - 6:00 PM

SPONSORED BY SUNRISE ROTARY 

FOR DETAILS, SEE THE CHRISTMAS PARADE TAB OR CLICK HERE:  Link

 

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NOVEMBER IS FOUNDATION MONTH

                                         

The Rotary Foundation, the charitable arm of Rotary International, transforms contributions into projects that change lives 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 causes that build international relationships, improve lives, leave a lasting impact with sustainable solutions and create a better world to support our peace efforts and end polio forever. 

Strong financial oversight, a stellar charity rating, and a unique funding model mean that we make the very most of every contribution. 

If you would like to donate to our foundation, please use the following link:  Link

NEW YEAR - NEW THEME

                       

 

 

PRESIDENT AND LEADERSHP TEAM 2022-2023

                                                                                                                

                                                                                                                 Pam O'Donnell - Our new President

 

                                                                                                                                   

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! 

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

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

Some of our areas of focus indclude improving our environment, combating hunger, impacting the health and welfare needs of a variety of popultaions, providing education and job training, promoting peace, eradicating 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.

Contact Us Now to Learn More.

                          

SPEAKERS/PROGRAMS FOR OUR UPCOMING MEETINGS

November 30th:        Phil Matson, County Planning Department

December 7th:           Speaker TBD, United Against Poverty 

December 14th :        Linda Scott & Deb Avery, 2021 Rose Bowl Parade

 

 

 

 

SAVE THE DATE!!!!!!

 

 

                Craft Brew and Wingfest

                      February 18, 2023

                   Vero’s Royal Palm Point 

                                               

 

                                                                                                                                                      

 

                       

SALVATION ARMY BELL RINGING

                  

                    

                  

Sunrise Rotarians took part in the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Campaign.  The club helps with this project each year by supplying coverage for an entire day at one of the local Publix Super Markets. 

THANKSGIVING MEAL PACKING

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Rotarian Joe Conrado organizes this event each year for meals to be packed for Thanksgiving.  Families in need are identified through the Salvation Army.  A turkey and all of the trimmings are given to each family for their holiday meal.  St. Francis Manor offers the use of their spacious kitchen for the packing.  

POLLUTION MAPPING PROJECT

                  

Sunrise Rotary is involved with the Ocean Research & Conservation Association’s Pollution Mapping Project on a regular basis.  The most recent expedition Saturday included Rotarians Mike Murphy, Jack Diehl, Kathy Lindsey, Justin Lefebure, Pam O’Donnell and Gene O’Donnell.  They collected samples from the lagoon then analyzed and reported their findings at ORCA’s Center for Citizen Science.  The purpose of the project is to educate and engage community members in solving the problems that lead to degradation of the Indian River Lagoon. 

 

HURRICANE IAN CLEAN UP

                                                                

Sunrise Rotary maintains two disaster aid trailers.  Earlier this week, they were taken to the west coast to be used by the members of Rotary clubs in the area assisting in cleanup efforts from Hurricane Ian. 

Thank you to our Rotarians, Justin Lefebure, Ray Hooker and Carl Fetzer for delivering the trailers.  Chandler Hooker, Ray’s son, also made the trip. 

 

COMMUNITY AWARENESS EVENT

Sunrise Rotarians shared information about Rotary at the School Choice and Community Extravaganza on October 8th.  The event was held at the Muller Campus of Indian River State College and was sponsored by the Indian River County School District. 

INTERACT CLUB NEWS

The Interact Club participated in a Club Fair on October 4th at Indian River County Charter High School.  Thirty-one students showed an interest in becoming a member!!!!!!

OKTOBERFEST

In spite of a last minute venue change, our Oktoberfest event was very successful.  Good food and beverages were provided and it was an opportunity to be with fellow Rotarians from all five of our local clubs.  Most importantly - it was all for a great cause with the proceeds going to PolioPlus.   This project, Rotary's most ambitious in its history, is a global effort on the part of Rotary to rid the world of Polio.

 

                                                                                   

                                                

                                                                                                                                        

  • To date, Rotary has contributed more than US $1 billion.
  • Rotary’s leadership, beginning in 1985, inspired the World Health Assembly to pass a resolution to eradicate polio, which paved the way for the formation of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative in 1988.
  • Thousands of Rotarians around the world have volunteered during National Immunization Days to immunize children.
  • The PolioPlus program helps Rotary fund operational costs, such as transportation, vaccine delivery, social mobilization, and training of health workers, and support surveillance activities.
  • Rotarians work to encourage both donor and polio-affected governments to commit the political and financial resources needed to eradicate polio.

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE

Rotary’s International Day of Peace was celebrated September 21, 2022 with members from Rotary Vero Beach Oceanside, Sunrise Rotary Vero Beach, Rotary Club of Orchid Island and the Rotary Club of Vero Beach.  A ceremony was held at Humiston Park around the Peace Pole which was erected in the park in January 2012. 

Peace is a cornerstone of Rotary’s mission and the focus of many of our service projects.

INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEANUP DAY

                                                                

                                                               

Sunrise Rotarians along with our incredible Interact Club members and prospective members joined forces this morning at the International Coastal Cleanup Day.  Over 140 pounds of trash were removed from Riverside Park.  It is incumbent all of us NOT to litter as well as to pick up litter that we find while enjoying our beautiful parks!

DODGERTOWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

 

                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                              

Sunrise Rotary, The Children’s Home society of Florida, One Caring Adult, Treasure Coast Community Health and others who made in-kind donations created “The Little Dodger’s Corner” at Dodgertown Elementary School. While great strides have been made to create this space for the students, it is not officially competed and additional funding and donations are being sought to add the final touches.

DAY OF CARING

Sunrise Rotarians Pam O'Donnell, Gail DeRoy, Kyle Castle and Chris Steinkrauss recently helped out at the United Way's Day of Caring at Citrus Elementary School.  

LITTLE FREE LIBRARY

Vero Beach has a new Little Free Library.  Thank you Marty Lewis, Past President, Sunrise Rotary Vero Beach, for constructing and installing this at the Environmental Learning Center.

 

                       

CITRUS ELEMENTARY CLEAN UP

How did you spend your Saturday morning? 

Our Sunrise Rotarians braved the rain, heat, and humidity to beautify the rain garden at Citurs Elementary School. 

The students will see the results of their hard work when they start back to school this week. 

                                                                                      

                                                                                                                 

                                                                 

                                                                  

 

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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.  

MEET OUR NEWEST NEW MEMBERS IN 2022

NEW MEMBERS IN 2022

             

                                                                 

     LYN KENNEY                                                              ALEX ALEXANDER

 

                                                   

   FELICIA BROWN                MATT ROLFES              JACK BERRIGAN

 

                                                                

  REBECCA WHITE                                                       ROBYN STONE

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, DECEMBER 1st

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

 ♦♦♦ DECEMBER ♦♦♦

1

Rotary Means Business - 7:30 a.m. - Baci Trattoria

2

Membership Committee Meeting

3

Christmas Parade - Ocean Drive - 6:00 p.m.

7

Literacy Committee Meeting

10

Club Holiday Party

12

Community partnership Committee Meeting

24

Board meeting

15

Holiday Singalong - St. Francis Manor


 

 

INTERACT CLUB

Our Interact Club recently held a bake sale and raised $207 for Little Birthday Angels! 

SUNRISE ROTARY COMMITTEES

Community Service & Partnerships

Co-Chair - Jane Burton

Co-Chair - Dave Schwartz

Environmental

Chair - Sue Flak

Health & Welfare 

Chair - Kathy Lindsey

Interntional

Chair - Rick Root

Literacy

Chair - Cheryl Ward

Membership 

Chair - Tarik Kawi

Public Image

Co-Chair - Deb Avery

Co-Chair - Deb Perez

Rotary Means Business

Chair - Joanne Liakos

Scholarships

Chair - Ed Massey

Vocational

Chair - Tracy Carroll

Youth 

Chair - Mike Murphy

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                       

THIS IS ROTARY!!!!

                                         

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.

 

 

 

 

 

CLEAN UP PROJECT

                                                                                                 

Saturday, July 23rd, Sunrisre Rotary Vero Beach partnered with the Teal Team from Exit Right Realty to clean up around the local marina.  The group removed over 50 pounds of unsightly trash!!!!   Our club works hard to make a positive impact on the environmental challenges in our area.  

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.

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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