Burlington Sunrise Rotary Club

Burlington Sunrise

Service Above Self

We meet Fridays at 07:15 AM
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South Burlington, VT  05403
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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. 
Rachel Cummings (Chief Operating Officer) and Erica Marks (Director of Volunteer Services) today shared with us the mission of Age Well VT.  Rachel is a former Rotarian and Erica is currently a Rotary member at a neighboring chapter.  Age Well is known for their tremendous "Meals on Wheels" work, but officially Age Well carries out "programs authorized by the Older Americans Act - federal legislation that calls for local organizations to take the lead in creating a coordinated system of services for older persons across the country," per the Age Well website.
Theresa Snow of Salvation Farms, spoke to the Burlington Sunrise Rotary Club on February 17, 2017. The club learned about Vermont's farm gleaning effort. Salvation Farm is not a physical farm, but a group that gleans food from farms unused harvest. Some 14.3 million pounds of food is either not harvested or is placed in storage and spoils.
Ken Crites joins Burlington Rotary!
The members of the Burlington Sunrise Rotary Club regularly serve a meal to the guests at the American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge in Burlington. 
Join us in service as we serve, dine with and have plenty of laughs the guests at Hope Lodge.
Each year, the Burlington Sunrise Rotary Club holds its yearly Gear Swap at the West Monitor Barn in Richmond.
Here are some of the sites. Watch for the next Swap. Better yet, join the Rotary Club and take part in the fun!

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

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
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.
Gear Swap
April 29th, 2017
The Barn in Richmond
Dan Cahill
Mar 31, 2017
Burlington Parks & Recreation Department
Senate Pro Tem Tim Ashe
Apr 07, 2017
Montpelier Update - Current Topics
Denis Finley - Editor - Burlington Free Press
Apr 21, 2017
Meet the new Free Press Editor
Gear Swap Meeting at West Monitor Barn
Apr 28, 2017
Preparation for 4/29 Sale
Kyle Dodson - CEO - Greater Burlington YMCA
May 19, 2017
News from the YMCA
Kyle Bostwick - VP, Vermont Lake Monsters
Jun 02, 2017
The 2017 Season Preview
Patricia Preston
Jun 16, 2017
Vermont Council on World Affairs
Speaker Needed
Jun 23, 2017
Mary Thon, Jane Mitchell
Jun 30, 2017
Alzheimer's Awareness
Eric Denu
Aug 18, 2017
New Rotary theme - Rotary: Making a difference
Meeting Responsibilities
February Greeter
Bosen, Phillip
February Greeter
Bowe, Laura
March Greeter
Davis, Alison
March Greeter
McInnis, Kate
April Greeter
Zellem, Rachel
April Greeter
Stoilov, Todd
May Greeter
Walsh, Brendan
May Greeter
Babb, Guy
June Greeter
Duback, Andy
July Greeter
Hanson, Eric
July Greeter
Gentile, Steven
August Greeter
Puzey, Ken
August Greeter
Obuchowski, Joseph
September Greeter
Kelley, Julie
September Greeter
Bowe, Laura
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