Burlington Sunrise Rotary Club

Burlington Sunrise

Service Above Self

We meet Fridays at 7:45 AM
via Zoom until further notice
(returning to the Doubletree by Hilton when we can)
870 Williston Rd South Burlington, VT 05403
United States of America
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Trotting of the Turkeys
Raising funds for Feeding Chittenden
(formerly Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf)
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
Dragon Boat Festival
Celebrating Cancer Survivors,
Funding Research &
Raising Funds for
Rotary Charities
Light the Night
Raising funds for the
Leukemia & Lymphoma
The lack of in-person meetings creates opportunities for unique virtual speakers! Upcoming speakers include Vermont Congressman Peter Welch and Navy Rear Admiral Douglas Perry.
These meeting (like all of our meetings) are open to the public. Please join us on 9/18 to hear Congressman Peter Welch at 7:45 am. Then on 9/25 Rear Admiral Douglas Perry will be speaking at special time at 11:45am to accommodate his west coast location. The login information for the Zoom meetings is in the speaker events.
Our club's Little Free Pantry in Hinesburg has taken off, addressing and exposing the issue of food security in our community.  Installed at the Hinesburg Community Church in 2018, the pandemic has led to a large increase in use of the pantry.  Anyone can access the pantry at any time to take or donate non-perishable food items, and recently the pantry has been seeing a complete turnover of contents daily, sometimes even more frequently.  
We could not have done this without support from the community, so thanks to:
https://vermontdiscountstore.com/ for food donations and providing us with a discount on food purchased with donations from club members
- Aubuchon Hardware in Hinesburg for help with rebuilding the doors of our pantry
- Giroux Body Shop in Hinesburg for providing metal plates for the door latches- nicely fabricated and finished with only 15 minutes' notice.
- All of the community members who have dropped off food items at the Pantry
- The Hinesburg Community church for hosting and promoting the pantry and helping to keep it full
- Steve Hartmann from Affiliated Associates for organizing a food drive
We've helped coordinate, advise, and inspire the installation of additional pantries, including one that opened today, June 5, at the Jewish Community of Greater Stowe, a pantry located inside Champlain Valley Union High School, five recently opened pantries in Burlington neighborhoods.  Our goal is to spread the word and get a free pantry opened in all 14 Vermont Counties.  
Our work on food security also involves support for Feeding Chittenden, and their broad efforts to make sure our entire community has access to food and to address the underlying causes of food insecurity.
See more about the pantry in this video created by club member Andy Duback: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BurlingtonSunriseRotary/permalink/10157203474393947/
This weekend we brought our friends from Partners In Adventure to the UVM Women's Basketball game. The kids and their families have a great time watching the game, and meeting the athletes. 
Our club is happy to support Partners In Adventure - an amazing local organization that provides summer camps and events for teens with and without disabilities and special needs. They bring participants to community settings that are fully accessible, adaptive, and inclusive. 
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Executive Director
Rear Admiral Douglas Perry
Sep 25, 2020 11:45 AM
Special Meeting Starts at 11:45 AM With RADM Perry to Speak at noon
Service Project
Oct 01, 2020
Williston ReSOURCE 3pm-5pm
Business Meeting
Oct 02, 2020
Simon Yiga
Oct 09, 2020
Ericka Redic
Oct 16, 2020
No Meeting 5th Friday
Oct 30, 2020
Business Meeting
Nov 06, 2020
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Executive Director