Burlington Sunrise Rotary Club

Burlington Sunrise

Service Above Self

We meet Fridays at 07:15 AM
Sheraton Burlington
870 Williston Road
Tuckaways Pub
South Burlington, VT  05403
United States
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Light the Night
Raising funds for the
Leukemia & Lymphoma
Society
 
 
Trotting of the Turkeys
Raising funds for the
Chittenden Emergency
Food Shelf
 
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
Executive Director
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Imagination Library
Providing Free Books
for Burlington's Kids
 
 
Kenya Safe Water Project
Making Clean Drinking
Water in Kenya
 
 
Hope Lodge
Serving Meals to
Cancer Patients &
Care Givers
 
 
Gear Swap
Raising Funds for 
Rotary Charities.
Occurs Every April
2018 Details TBD
 
 
Dragon Boat Festival
Celebrating Cancer Survivors,
Funding Research &
Raising Funds for
Rotary Charities
 
 
 
 New 2017-2018 District 7850 Governor Eric Denu visited our chapter this Friday.  Eric shared his family's history with Rotary, discussed the importance of teamwork, announced the upcoming Rotary 5-District Summit and presented us with a nice gift.  
 
It was a beautiful morning out on the lake front today as Burlington Sunrise Rotary helped support the 2017 Dragon Boat Festival for the 12th year in row. The club was split into two teams: one that worked the docks, helping teams in and out of boats.  Thanks to Steve Gentile for leading the dock effort, in some cases for all three days of the festival.  The second squad worked the food table on Sunday, selling bagels, donuts, hot coffee and fruit for Rotary charities.  Thank you Eric Lafayette for leading the food table.
 
Good times were had by all at the joyful Changeover Party at Chris & Paul Frenette's house.  A peaceful and productive Presidential changeover occurred as Julie passed the presidential baton on to Todd.
Jake Elliott from SunCommon spoke with us Friday about the advantages of going solar.  In addition to reducing our carbon footprint, Solar energy can be a positive investment, saving you money on you monthly electric bills while also adding significant value to your home. Their local financing allows Vermonters to go solar with no up front cost making it easy and affordable for everyone.
 
"65,000 Americans died from Opiate use this past year" stated Burlington Police Chief Brandon del Pozo.
 
Our club was honored to host Chief del Pozo on Friday, June 16th. The Chief took time out of a very busy day to discuss the current Opiate Crisis here in Vermont and across the country. He added that we as a country must go back to Word War II to find that type of annual American death toll from one source.
The Burlington Sunrise Club is proud to welcome new member Gail Deuso!  Welcome Gail!  That's Gail on the right in the picture above, with her sponsor Laura Bowe and President Elect Todd Stoilov.
 
 
The Burlington Sunrise Rotary Club is proud to announce that Ryan Layman has officially joined the club!  Welcome Ryan!  That's Ryan above with Club President Julie Kelley (left) and his club sponsor, Laura Bowe (right).
 
(photo by Todd Stoilov)
It was a beautiful Tuesday evening along Lake Champlain just off North Avenue. Ten Rotarians showed up to plant trees along an attractive park entrance to the bucolic lake path.
 
 
A big hearty welcome to Jesse Robbins, who as of today officially joins the Burlington Sunrise Rotary club. Welcome Jesse!

Over the past seven months, Rotarians Ken Puzey, Nicola Elkins and Phillip Bosen traveled to Kisumu Kenya to further advance efforts to deliver safe drinking water to the people of Kenya.

In November of 2016, Ken and Phil visited Kisumu to kick off the purchasing of raw materials for additional solar boiler panel construction.  The Safe Water Project was able to buy materials due to a very generous donation from the Canadian Rotary District 7040, which Nicola helped lead. The generous donation will lead to the production of 260 solar water biolers at a cost of $77 each.  

(From left to right: Ken Puzey of Burlington Sunrise RC,  Allen Abol the President of the Maseno, Kenya RC, and Phillip Bosen of Burlington Sunrise RC)

 

Today we had the pleasure of hosting Dan Cahill from Burlington's Parks and Recreation department.  Per Dan's presentation and the Parks & Rec web site, "The Department of Parks, Recreation and Waterfront oversees all of Burlington’s 35+ Parks, 550+ Acres of Open Space, 4 Public Beaches, Street Trees & Greenways, Community Gardens, 3 Cemeteries, Miller Recreation Center, Leddy Ice Arena, Champlain Senior Center, North Beach Campground, Community Boathouse Marina and all Recreation Programs."  They manage an impressive portfolio, a vast array of assets that needs help from Burlington's residents.
 
Steve Gentile Laura Bowe
Today we were presented an award from the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  Gail Deuso (Vermont Coordinator), Maureen O'Brien Thornton (Executive Director), and Jen S. McGarry (Director, Patient Access Volunteer Development) from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Upstate New York/Vermont Chapter graciously delivered our "Top Corporate Fund Raising" award for raising funds for the past fall's "Light the Night Walk".  In addition to the top team award, Laura Bowe also won the award for "Top Individual Fund Raiser".
Our speaker today was Chelsea Frisbee, Development Manager of the Intervale Center in Burlington. Chelsea supports the important work of the Intervale Center by managing community fundraising and events. She grew up on a small farm in upstate New York and has a passion for sustainable agriculture and food systems. 

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

 
 
Speakers
Michael Metz
Sep 22, 2017
Burlington’s Maker Space — Generator
Lindsay Longe
Sep 29, 2017
What’s happening at Camp Ta-Kum-Ta
Business Meeting
Oct 06, 2017
Speaker Needed
Oct 13, 2017
Lisa Schermerhorn
Oct 20, 2017
Ways Successful People Overcome Stress
Speaker Needed
Oct 27, 2017
Business Meeting
Nov 03, 2017
Speaker Needed
Nov 10, 2017
 
Upcoming Events
 
Meeting Responsibilities
September Greeter
Kelley, Julie
 
September Greeter
Wood, Diana
 
October Greeter
Walsh, Brendan
 
October Greeter
McInnis, Kate
 
November Greeter
Frenette, Christine
 
November Greeter
Zellem, Rachel
 
December Greeter
Gentile, Steven
 
December Greeter
Rivolta, Nikki
 
December Greeter
Obuchowski, Joseph