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Rotary recognized on public television's 'American Graduate Day'
Rotary was recognized on 17 September on public television's fifth annual American Graduate Day program for its work with San Diego-based Monarch School, a K-12 school for homeless youth. The Rotary Club of San Diego, California, USA, was applauded for its work mentoring Monarch's students, keeping them on track to graduate, and helping the school to continue thriving during tough economic times. Monarch School CEO Erin Spiewak appeared as one of the show's guests, along with Monarch Alumnus Cynthia Valenzuela, who attested to the positive, life-changing experience Monarch School gave her and...
Practicing peace
Nations around the world will observe the International Day of Peace on 21 September, a date designated by the United Nations in 2001 as "a day of global ceasefire and nonviolence." Rotary's commitment to building peace and resolving conflict is rooted in the Rotary Peace Centers program, formed in 2002. Each year, the program prepares up to 100 fellows to work for peace through a two-year master's degree program or a three-month professional certificate program at university partners worldwide. Today, nearly 1,000 peace centers alumni are applying their skills — negotiating peace in conflict...
Charity Navigator upgrades Rotary Foundation’s rating
The Rotary Foundation has received the highest possible score from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S. In the most recent ratings, released on 1 September, The Rotary Foundation earned the maximum 100 points for both financial health and accountability and transparency. The ratings reflect how efficiently Charity Navigator believes the Foundation will use donations, how well it has sustained programs and services, and its level of commitment to good governance and openness. In the previous rating, the Foundation had received 97 points.
eBay Live Auctions that benefit Rotary
Each month, eBay, the world’s largest auction website, selects a set of upcoming Live Auction events and donates a portion of all sales proceeds to Rotary. Only U.S. auction sales are eligible. See the schedule of September auctions.
Rotary district collecting relief funds for Louisiana flood victims
Rotary clubs of District 6200 are collecting relief funds to help thousands of victims after record flooding devastated communities in southern Louisiana, USA, earlier this month. Torrential rains caused rivers, streams, and bayous to swell, damaging or destroying more than 60,000 homes and killing at least 13 people. The U.S. Coast Guard and emergency responders helped rescue more than 30,000 residents from the rising flood waters. As of 25 August, more than 3,000 residents were still in emergency shelters even after the water receded. Donate to District 6200 disaster relief fund.
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Burlington Sunrise

Service Above Self

We meet Fridays at 07:15 AM
Sheraton Burlington
870 Williston Road
Tuckaways Pub
South Burlington, VT  05403
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This year was the 10th year that the Burlington Sunrise Rotary Club donated dictionaries to the 3rd grade class and thesauri to the 4th grade class at Christ the King. Alison, Steve, and Todd visited the school this year, and they had a great time meeting the kids, telling them about Rotary, and why our club has chosen literacy as an area of focus.


The kids LOVE getting their own dictionary. Steve (pictured, right) gives the kids three simple rules: 

#1 - Write your name on the inside cover under the Rotary sticker. 

#2 - Highlight words you don’t know when you look them up. 

#3 - Always say “thank you!"


Since Todd became involved with the project three years ago, the kids have also gotten a bonus geography lesson when their Rotarian friends come to visit. Todd was born in Bulgaria, and he always challenges the children to find his birthplace on the map! 



On Saturday, January 18th, Burlington Sunrise Rotary joined 28 of our friends from Partners in Adventure to cheer on the Catamounts as they battled UMBC. The ladies were victorious and a good time was had by all. After the game, some of the players stopped by to sign autographs and chat with the group. Image



Lt. Governor Scott spoke to the Club about his ongoing efforts for our state, and his role as a conservative politician in an otherwise liberal Vermont administration. Image


The Sunrise Club gathered at the Winooski Senior Center on October 27th to help carve the 800 pumpkins that will be on display in downtown Winooski next week in celebration of Halloween. It would seem that there's something about giant orange squash that really gets our creative juices flowing!pumpkin carving 10.27.13


Mayor Miro Weinberger on October 25th

Mayor Miro Weinberger joined us on October 25th to update the club on the many things his administration has done and is planning to do for the City of Burlington. His energy and enthusiasm for our beloved town was much appreciated. Here, President Phillip asks him to sign a children's book for our Imagination Library campaign.

(Photo credit: Todd Stoilov)




Our September Service Project was to prepare a meal at the Ronald McDonald House for families of sick children who are receiving care at Fletcher Allen. We had a great night cooking in this beautiful kitchen for a very worthy cause. To learn more about the Ronald McDonald House, check out their website: McDonald House 2013

Thanks to Laura Bowe for getting us in touch with the Burlington Parks and Recreation Department to assist with their annual Senior Picnic at Oakledge Park It was a beautiful day to be in the sun, enjoying good food, fun entertainment, and great company!Image
Special thanks to the "Big" Burlington Club for inviting us to join them on their changeover cruise on Lake Champlain tonight. It was a perfect evening on the water, and we had a marvelous time enjoying the food, fun, and fellowship.Image

A group of 25 community minded individuals make up the Burlington Sunrise Rotary Club. Since it's inception in March of 2002 this group of members listen to, act on, and work to the betterment of inhabitants within and beyond where they live.


Champlain Dragon Boat Festival will be held on  Sunday, August 4th, 2013 Waterfront Park, Burlington, Vermont.  This is a fund raiser for our participation in the Imagination Library Program.  Come join in the fun.

Sep 30, 2016
Joe Carol
WCAX Super Senior Guy
Oct 14, 2016
Jay Polimeno
Oct 21, 2016
Oct 28, 2016
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Nov 18, 2016
Nov 25, 2016
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Happy Thanksgiving!
Dec 23, 2016
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Happy Holidays!
Dec 30, 2016
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Happy New Year!
Meeting Responsibilities
January Greeter
Jenkins, David
January Greeter
Puzey, Ken
February Greeter
Limoge, Joy
February Greeter
Bowe, Laura
March Greeter
Rackliff, Henry
March Greeter
Bosen, Phillip
April Greeter
Pigeon, Stefanie
April Greeter
Kelley, Julie
May Greeter
Davis, Alison
May Greeter
Frenette, Christine
June Greeter
Getler, Al
July Greeter
Hanson, Eric
July Greeter
Rivolta, Nikki
August Greeter
Jenkins, David
August Greeter
Duback, Andy
September Greeter
Babb, Guy
September Greeter
Stoilov, Todd
October Greeter
Walsh, Brendan
October Greeter
McInnis, Kate
November Greeter
Frenette, Christine
November Greeter
Puzey, Ken
December Greeter
Gentile, Steven
December Greeter
Rivolta, Nikki
December Greeter
Obuchowski, Joseph