September 2017
Club Executives & Directors
President elect
Membership chair
International Director
New Generations
Community Service Chair
Immediate Past President
Club Administration
Foundation Chair
Youth Protection Officer
Club Information

Welcome to the Menomonie Sunrise Rotary Club

Menomonie Sunrise

We meet Thursdays at 6:45 AM
Old Town, Dotseth Trucking
903 Cedar Falls Rd.
Menomonie, WI  54751
United States
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We are having a club social at the UW Stout Football game on October 14th.  A limited number of seats are available so please contact Jeremy Untz and let him know your interest.  The Blue Devils play UW River Falls so it should be a great game and good time.   
Kaye Krave on Paul Harris Number 4
Kaye has been a Rotarian for 20 years and has just completed her second stint
as President of the Menomonie Sunrise Rotary Club.  Great Job Kaye!!!!
Our newest member Josh Gibson! He brings a lot of new ideas and energy to our Sunrise Rotary family.  
We are excited to have you join us in service and get to know you better!
Kids Against Hunger (KAH) had a successful packing event at Regis High School January 31st.  Regis students packed 30,000 meals from 8am-2:30 pm and had a great time together in the process.
Menomonie and Chippewa Valley After Hours clubs are hosting an event for KAH on February 22, 2017 at the Stout Ale House.  We are hoping to recruit teams to pack meals that day, but also to encourage them to join one of our Rotary Clubs.  Our members need to ask themselves who would make good Rotary members and sign them up for the packing event!  It is a great way to introduce friends and co-workers to the great things Rotary does for our community and world.
A warm afternoon on a cold Saturday.  Sunrise gathers to warm friendship and get to know our new members!
We are excited to have Jeremy Untz and Robert Rosendahl as new Sunrise Rotary Members.
Give them a warm Rotary welcome in 2017!
A festive Jess Family helping make our spirits bright on Thursday morning December 22nd!
Mike Shaide is presented with a Paul Harris Fellow award. November was Rotary Foundation Month celebrating 100 years of giving to the Foundation.  Mike is our most recent recipient!  Thanks for your contribution to the work Rotary does throughout the world.
Millie Hague and Courtney Sand Present check to the Veteran's Emergency Fund on Thursday December 1st.  The Whitesidewalls fundraiser was in November and proceeds will help returning Veterans that need funding to get through a crisis or tough time this year.  Menomonie Junior Achievement is another recipient of funds from the event.


Rotary International has recognized a member of the Menomonie Sunrise Rotary Club for outstanding service carried out through all five Rotary "Avenues of Service":  Club, Community, International, Vocational,  and Youth Services.  
Gus Myran was presented the "Avenues of Service Citation" on November 17th by President Kaye Krave and District Governor Assistant Karen Herbert. The Citation commends the service carried out by an individual Rotarian in the club, thereby reinforcing the importance which Rotary places on personal involvement of each club member in Rotary service activities. We are proud to recognize Gus for the amazing work he has done for our club, Rotary International and our community. 
Only a few members cover the requirements of personal involvement and service needed under each of the "Avenues" in their Rotary career.  Gus Myran exemplifies Service Above Self, and the best attributes of Rotary.  Thank you Gus!
We welcomed Judge James (Jim) Peterson to Menomonie Sunrise Rotary last month.  He has already been involved in recent club activities and will be a great addition to our club.
He has been our county's District Attorney and recently elected as a Judge for Dunn County.  He is an avid cyclist logging many miles around Dunn County roads.  Thanks Jim for joining MSR!
Cleanup crew at the Winterhaven Homeless Shelter
Saturday, a crisp and sunny day a crew of a dozen Sunrise Rotarians, gathered to clean the Winterhaven Residence here in our fair town of the Menomonie.   Winterhaven is a Stepping Stones house used in the winter months to offer shelter for homeless people in need from the November-April. 
We are welcomed at the door by Joan and Tom.   Coffee and treats were ready for us.  Diane's scones were amazing as well.  The crew had wash buckets, brooms, and sponges ready to go. Diane was first with a bucket to attack the upstairs bathroom.  Clean smells wafted through the upstairs immediately.  Next Jim P, Todd and I washed the walls and floors.    Down the stairs we went to start the living room area.  In the meantime, Larry and Todd are fixing windows and washing the glass.  Jim K is on his knees cleaning the inside of the oven.  Todd and Larry fixed the kitchen plumbing, Tom and Joan cleaned the refrigerator and cupboards. Vicki worked to organize the kitchen and clean up the outdated food and wash the leftover pans of bars and cupcakes.  Wow, what productive day.
The house is spic and span-ready for this year's residences.   
The Chippewa Falls After Hours club held a Kids Against Hunger packing event today at Carson Park.   6,000 meals were packed and all had a great time.   This will feed many people in the Chippewa Valley.  Congratulations to the After Hours Club for an excellent service project.  Read more by going to  
Caddie Woodlawn Project.......
The Menomonie Sunrise Rotary Club along with Friends of Caddie Woodlawn, through a grant from the Community Foundation of Dunn County is in the process of repairing, painting, and generally providing a full clean up of the Caddie Woodlawn Historical Park south of Menomonie.  The Project is being led by Barb Anderson and is expected to be completed in August of 2016.   Make sure to stop by and take a look and check out the historical aspects of the site.
Join A Rotary Club!?!?
Are you looking for an experience to serve others in a fun environment.  Join a Rotary Club.  Rotary is an organization that lives to serve others.   Our slogan "Service Above Self".   We have a simple four way test we try to live by---
In all we do and say   --- "Is it the truth" ----  "Is it fair to all concerned" ---- "Will it build goodwill and better friendships"  ----Will it be beneficial to all concerned"    We are always looking for new members that can help us serve the community and the world through unselfish acts.  Just send an email to  
 Kids Against Hunger Packing Events.... 
The Menomonie Noon Club and the Sunrise Rotary Clubs  along with the Chippewa Falls After Hours club are packaged 126,000 meals in July that will go to the food shelves in the region. The event happened at the Kalahari using 16 packaging lines, 600 people participated.   The event was sponsored by AgStar.  Should your company or organization want to sponsor a packing event, contact any of the three clubs and we will see that it happens.   
The Menomonie Sunrise Rotary Club was chartered in 1994.   We are a 501c4 organization that looks for ways to do good in the community and world we live in.   We currently have 28 members and are very active in the community in a variety of ways.  We worked on major projects such as a night vision system for the Fire Department such that they can see if someone is in a burning building before they enter.    The Sunrise Rotary Club also outfitted the Dunn County Sheriffs' cars with the first AEDs (defibulators) carried in the patrol units.   We have refurbished the Caddie Woodlawn site south of Menomonie with new siding and many volunteer hours, and lots of paint.
Our accomplishments continue to grow as we are now a full partner with the Noon Rotary Club of Menomonie in a Kids Against Hunger campaign. 
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Menomonie, Wisconsin
June, 2014
These by-laws, representing the inclusion and updating from the original by-laws dated 1994, replaces the original document.  References in this document to “the club” are specific to the Menomonie Sunrise Rotary Club.


Section 1The  Board of Directors shall consist of
A.the Executive Committee comprised of the five club  officers: President, Past-President, President-Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer
B.the five  Committee Chairpersons of the five Rotary Avenues of Service
C.the  Youth Protection Officer
D. the Ethics Officer
Section 2 - Nominations and Elections.
A.At a regular club meeting in December, the presiding officer shall ask for nominations by members of the club for President-Elect, Secretary. and Treasurer.
B.The nominations may be presented by a nominating committee or by members from the floor. The nominations duly made, if more than one, shall be placed on a ballot in alphabetical order under each office and shall be voted for at the annual meeting.  The candidates receiving a majority of the votes shall be declared elected to their respective offices.  The officers elected in such balloting shall serve as a member of the Board of Directors commencing on the first day of July next following the election, and shall assume office on the first day of July.
C.If no more than one person is nominated for and/or accepts any position, no election needs to be held and the nominee is considered elected to that position.
D.Committee Chairpersons are elected for one year at the committee’s first meeting in July by the members of that committee, and serve as a member of the Board of Directors for that Rotary Year.
E.The President-Elect serves as President following the term of the current President.
Section 3 – Vacancies. A vacancy in the Board of Directors or any office shall be filled by action of the remaining members of the Board.
Section 1 President.  It shall be the duty of the President to preside at meetings of the club and Board of Directors, and to perform such other duties as ordinarily pertains to this office.  The President is a member of the Board’s Executive Committee. 
Section 2 – President-Elect.
 It shall be the duty of the President-Elect to serve as a member of the Board of Directors of the club and the Board’s Executive Committee, and to perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the President or Board of Directors.  The President-Elect will attend PETS; chair the Membership Subcommittee and take responsibility for the recruitment, retention, and orientation program following the orientation policy of the club; and preside over meetings of the club in the absence of the President.
Section 3 – Past President.  It shall be the duty of the Past-President to preside at meetings of the club and the Board of Directors in the absence of the President and the President-Elect; to serve as a member of the Board of Directors and the Board’s Executive Committee; to Chair the Subcommittee on RotaryFest; and to perform other duties as requested by the President or Board of Directors.
Section 4 – Secretary. It shall be the duty of the Secretary to keep the records of membership, record the attendance at meetings, send out notices of meeting of the club and committees; record and preserve the minutes of such meetings; provide the monthly report of attendance of the club to the District Governor within 15 days following the last meeting of the month; and perform other duties as usually pertain to the office of Secretary.  The Secretary serves as a member of the Board of Directors and the Board’s Executive Committee.
Section 5 – Treasurer. It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to have custody of all funds, accounting for same to the club at meetings, and to perform such duties as pertain to his office. The Treasurer invoices members four times a year for dues; pays for all the meals; pays for all club invoices authorized; makes the required reports to Rotary International, including the monthly reports of membership, which shall include per capita dues for all members and prorated dues for active members who have been elected to membership in the club; reports changes in membership;  andcollects and remits RI official magazine subscriptions. The Treasurer serves as a member of the Board of Directors and the Board’s Executive Committee. The Treasurer provides reports and records as requested by the Board of Directors and the Auditing Committee. 
Upon the treasurer’s retirement from office, all funds, books of accounts, and Rotary property shall be turned over to the new Treasurer or club President.
Section 1 – Annual meeting.
  An annual meeting of this club shall be in the month of August each year, at which time the election of offices and Directors to serve for the ensuing year shall take place.
Section 2 – Club Meetings. The regular weekly meetings of this club shall be held on Thursday at 6:45 am.  Cancellation or changes shall be given to all members of the club by phone or e-mail, or by announcement at two previous meetings.
All members excepting an honorary member or excused member in good standing in this club, on the day of the regular meeting, must be counted as present or absent.
Section 3 –  Quorum. One-half of the membership shall constitute a quorum at the annual and regular meetings of this club, and of the Board of Directors.
Section 4 – Board of Directors Meetings.  Regular meetings shall be held monthly at a time selected by the President, with input from the members of the Board of Directors. Special meetings of the Board of Directors shall be called by the President, whenever deemed necessary, or upon the request of two members of the Board of Directors, due notice having been given.
Section 1 – Dues. The Board of Directors shall set the amount of membership dues each year, after being informed of the year’s RI and District 6250 dues.


The business of this club shall be transacted by voice vote or email, with the exception of election of officers which shall be by ballot or email. If only one candidate is nominated, no vote is needed.


Club committees are charged with carrying out the annual and long-range strategic goals of the club.  The President-elect, President, and past-President should work together to ensure continuity of leadership and succession planning.  When feasible, committee members should overlap from year to year to provide consistency.   It is recommended that the committee chair, when appointed, has previous experience as a member of the committee and will serve no more than three consecutive terms.
Section 1 – Committees.
A. The President shall, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors, appoint members to the  following standing committees:
1)Club Service
2)Vocational Service
3)Community Service
4)International Service
5)New Generations
B. The President shall, subject to the recommendation of the committee chair and approval of the Board of Directors, also appoint such committees on particular phases of these committees (called subcommittees) as deemed necessary, or Ad Hoc Committee(s) such as relates to fundraisers or so forth.
C. Where feasible, some continuity should be provided by appointing one or more committee members to a two-year term.
Section 2 – Committee Chairpersons. The Chairpersons of the committees will be Directors, voting members of the Board of Directors.  The President may appoint the committee chairs, or the committee may elect its own chairperson, depending on the will of the current Board of Directors. (This conflicts with Article I, Section 2)(And really doesn't make sense)
Section 3 – Ex-Officio. The President shall be ex officio member of all committees, and, as such, shall have all the privileges of membership thereon.
Section 4 – Committee Activities. Each committee shall transact such business as is delegated to it in the bylaws, policies,  and such  business as may be referred to it by the President or the Board of Directors.
Section 5 – Club Service Committee
A.The chairman shall be responsible for all Club Service activities and shall supervise and coordinate the work of all sub-committees appointed on particular tasks of Club Service
B.The President-elect or designee oversees and coordinates the work of membership recruitment and retention, including orientation.
Section 6 – Community Service Committee.
A.The chairman shall be responsible for all Community Service activities and shall supervise and coordinate the activities of all sub-committees appointed on particular Committee tasks.
Section 7 –  Vocational Service.
A. The chairman shall be responsible for all Vocational Service activities and shall supervise and coordinate the activities of all sub-committees appointed on particular Committee tasks.
Section 8 – New Generation.
A.   The chairman shall be responsible for all New Generation Service activities and shall supervise and coordinate the activities of all sub-committees appointed on particular Committee tasks.
                B. The Youth Protection Officer will be a member of the New Generation Committee
Section 9 – Duties of the Committees.
A.   Additional ad hoc committees may be appointed by the President as needed.
B.   Each committee shall transact its business as is delegated to it in these bylaws and such additional business as may be referred to it by the President or the Board of Directors.  Except where special authority is given by the Board of Directors, such committees shall not take action until a report has been made and approved by the Board of Directors.
C. Each Committee Chair shall be responsible for regular meetings and activities of the committee, shall supervise and coordinate the work of the committee, and shall report to the Board of Directors  and membership at club assemblies on all committee activities.
D.  The duties of all committees shall be established and reviewed by the President for his or her year.   In declaring the duties of each, the President shall reference appropriate RI materials and the Avenues of Service when developing plans for the year.
F. Each committee shall have clearly defined goals and action plans established for the beginning of each year for implementation during the course of the year.  Each committee chair is responsible to work with the President to create and submit the  committee goals by the end of July to the club membership.
Section 1 –  Budget. Prior to the beginning of each fiscal year, the Board of Directors shall prepare a budget of estimated income and expenditures for the year, which shall stand as the limit of expenditure unless otherwise ordered by action of the Board of Directors.
Section 2 – Bank. The Treasurer shall deposit all club funds in a bank named/ approved by the Board of Directors. 
Section 3 – Invoices.   The Treasurer or other authorized officer shall pay all club bills, as authorized by the Board of Directors.
Section 4 –  Review of Books. A thorough review of all financial transactions shall be made once each year before August 30 by three club members appointed by the club President.
Section 5 Fiscal Year.The fiscal year of this club shall extend from July 1 to June 30.
Section 6 – Dues. The payment of per capita dues and RI official magazine subscriptions shall be made on July 1 and January 1 of each year on the basis of membership of the club on those dates.


Section 1 – Sponsor. The name of a prospective member, proposed by an active member of the club, shall be submitted to the President-Elect.  A transferring or former member of another club may be proposed to active membership by the former club. 
Section 2 Application. The prospective member shall be informed of the purposes of Rotary, and of the privileges and responsibilities of membership, and is encouraged to attend three club meetings to ascertain his/her fit with the club, at which point the prospective member shall be asked to sign the application form and permit his or her name to be brought to the membership.
Section 3 – Objections.  If there is no written objection to the applicant’s membership from any member of the Menomonie Sunrise Rotary Club within 7 days of announcement to the club, the applicant shall be considered to be elected to membership.  If any such objection has been filed with the Board of Directors, the Board shall vote on this matter at its next meeting.  If the application is approved despite the objection, the proposed member shall be considered to be elected to membership.
Section 4  New Member.  Following the election, the President-elect shall arrange for the new member’s induction, membership card, and new member Rotary orientation.
Section 5 – Orientation.   Orientation  will follow procedure(s) as established by Policy.
Section 6 – Honorary Members.  The club may elect honorary member(s) as proposed by the Board of Directors. Honorary members pay no dues but are informed of club activities. ( or what?)


The club shall not consider any resolution or motion to commit the club on any matter until the Board of Directors has considered it.  Such resolutions or motions, if offered at a club meeting, shall be referred to the Board of Directors.


Section 1 – Suggested order of meetings.
  • Meeting called to order
  • Introduction of visitors
  • Correspondence, announcements
  • District and Rotary International information
  • Committee reports, if any
  • Unfinished Business
  • New business
  • Address or other program features
  • Adjournment


These bylaws may be amended at any regular meeting, a quorum being present, by a two-thirds vote of all members present, provided that notice of such proposed amendment shall have been provided to each member at least two days (At Least one week? ) before such meeting.  No amendment or addition to these bylaws can be made which is not in harmony with the standard Rotary club constitution and with the constitution and bylaws of Rotary International.
These by-laws were approved by the Board of Directors on June 10, 2014 and the club membership at the regular club meeting held June 19, 2014.
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