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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!
Rotary Fest 2017 --- Rotary Fest 2017 --- Rotary Fest 2017
The Menomonie Sunrise Rotary Fest 2017 is being held at Vision Quest in south Menomonie on April 22, 2017. This will be the 22nd year of the fest. The proceeds from this event has enabled us, with your help, to make significant donations to the various non profits in the Greater Menomonie Area. This has made a real difference to the people in need as well as the community.
The primary recipients of proceeds from the 2017 event will be the Menomonie Police Department “Shop with a Cop” program and the Menomonie Senior Center. The Shop with a Cop program pairs needy children with officers from the Menomonie Police Department, Dunn County Sheriff's Office and UW Stout Police Department to shop for necessities and toys. Additional gift packages are supplied for the parents and guardians of these children and contain items such as grocery gift cards and coupons for activities in the community. The Menomonie Senior Center needs to replace its antiquated telephone equipment and start funding for replacement of 80 dining room chairs which are over twenty years old and pose an unsafe design for seniors due to protruding legs and lack of support. of the proceeds from the 2017 event will be the Menomonie Senior Center and the Shop With A Cop program of the Menomonie Police Department.
We are hoping you can make it this year for a night of fine wine tasting, some great food tasting, and a some local craft beers to sample. All in a great social environment at Vision Quest. To order tickets simply scroll down on the Buy Now button to the number of tickets you want and press buy now. Tickets are $30 in advance, and $35 at the door. Sure hope you can make it. On-line ticket sales will stop on Thursday, April 20th.
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.
With a very sad heart, we said goodbye to our hard working, fun, supportive, caring, good friend and great Rotarian Gayle Norstrud. We couldn't have created a member on our own that could ever fill your shoes! We will always remember your smile and happy spirit as you pitched into Sunrise meetings and projects. All our love and best wishes to her family and many friends .
Fun "right brain" exercise today at Sunrise. Julia Woodford helped us make "Get Well or Better" cards for our members that are recovering from stroke and surgery. We hopefully will add some joy to those members who are not yet able to get back to Rotary!
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!
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.
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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.