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A warm afternoon on a cold Saturday. Sunrise gathers to warm friendship and get to know our new members!
Check your calendar for a great weekend in May with our District 6250 Rotarians. La Crosse is always a great place to visit with Rotary friends and enjoy the Mississippi River. District Governor Dean McHugh will be our host. Information and sign up on the District 6250 website. Plan to come and have some fun!
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!
The date for the 2017 Rotary Fest is April 22, 2017.
Be sure to put it on your calendar.
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 http://www.weau.com/content/news/Express-support-Kids-Against-Hunger-program-390859872.html
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.
Posted on Mar 13, 2016
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Posted by Gus Myran on Jun 05, 2015
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.
Posted by Gus Myran
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.