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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Every April
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"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!
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. 
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!"

 

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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

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.
 
 
Speakers
Business Meeting
Aug 04, 2017
No Meeting
Aug 11, 2017
Our meeting will be held on Thursday August 10th at the Williston Richmond Club
Eric Denu
Aug 18, 2017
New Rotary theme - Rotary: Making a difference
Miss Vermont 2017 Erin Connor
Aug 25, 2017
Tailwinds: Training a New Generation of Female Scientists
No Meeting Labor Day
Sep 01, 2017
Speaker Needed
Sep 08, 2017
Business Meeting
Sep 15, 2017
Michael Metz
Sep 22, 2017
Burlington’s maker space — Generator
Speaker Needed
Sep 29, 2017
Business Meeting
Oct 06, 2017
Speaker Needed
Oct 13, 2017
Speaker Needed
Oct 20, 2017
Speaker Needed
Oct 27, 2017
Business Meeting
Nov 03, 2017
Speaker Needed
Nov 10, 2017
 
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July Greeter
Duback, Andy
 
July Greeter
Lafayette, Eric
 
August Greeter
Puzey, Ken
 
August Greeter
Robbins, Jesse
 
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