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The Rotary Club of Santa Cruz Sunrise

Santa Cruz Sunrise

District 5170

We meet Tuesdays at 7:15 AM
DeLaveaga Golf Club Restaurant
401 Upper Park Road
Santa Cruz, CA  95065
United States
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Welcome to the Rotary Club of
Santa Cruz Sunrise!

2015-16 Distr. Governor
Susan Valenta

Asst. Governor Area 7
Cheryl Rebottaro

2015-16 Club President
Karen Gosling


Click here to learn more about our club.



We are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepting for our 2016 Youth Scholarship Program.
Visit our Scholarship page ( for information on how to apply.


The Sunrise Rotary Club recently supported the establishment of the new performing arts theater located at the Tannery Arts Center in Santa Cruz. The Performing Arts Theatre, known as the Colligan Theater, consists of 250 seats in an intimate setting to allow for locally produced theatre.  The Sunrise Rotary Club donated $10,000 to the Board of Directors, (as a sustaining member)  in support the construction of the theater. 


In addition to this donation, the Sunrise Rotary Club contracted with a local Concrete “artistic” Contractor (Tom Ralston Concrete) to design, create, and build a unique curved and circular concrete bench which anchors the outdoor circular Terrace encompassing the public gathering space.  The design of the bench is exceptional in that it showcases a bronze swirling octopus (Sean Monaghan, Bronzeworks) embracing a stylistic and industrial Rotary Wheel! It is a fascinating and remarkable design.  In addition, on both sides of the bench the artist provided a bronze Rotary Wheel emblem, commemorating Rotary International. 


The project was finished in December of 2015, and the bench is dated as such under the bronze Rotary wheel. The Sunrise Rotary Club hopes that many future generations will find the bench an attractive and pleasing addition to the unique Tanner Arts Center village. 







Perfect Weather, Perfect Views, Perfectly Clean Highway 1

Team SC Sunrise Highway Adopters completed our 2015 commitment with the 4th clean-up of the year.  

Many thanks to our amazing Rotarian's who join our environmental stewards. We have a blast working and hanging together as "Fellows, not Felons".

The next cleanup will be in February 2016.  Contact me if you want to get in on the fun!!!


Full resolution photos available here: 2014-11-08 Adopt-a-Highway Clean-up.



Experience a full day at the world famous Cowell’s Beach & Steamer Lane surf breaks. Surf, paddleboard, team relays, sandcastle contest, & many more fun filled events. You can also spend the day at the Santa Cruz Wharf & the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

Your paid registration includes: A surf design t-shirt, lunch, beach activities, surf competitions, awards, & beverages at Monterey Bay Exploration Center.

View the full details and register online at



The 31st Annual Santa Cruz Sunrise Youth Scholarship Golf Tournament is "Golf for a Great Cause". Since 1999, our annual golfing event has raised more than $185,000, providing scholarships to over 50 local high school seniors.

Whether you are a seasoned golfer or just a beginner, join us for a fun day of Golf and BBQ on June 3, 2016

There will be great prizes for all skill levels. Scenic DeLaveaga Golf Course and Lodge in the hills above Santa Cruz provides the perfect setting for this non-profit golf challenge.

The requested donation for this charitable event is $150 per person. Your registration includes green fees, golf cart, BBQ for 2, and great golfer gifts.

You can register and pay securely online using a credit/ debit card.

Want to help sponsor the event and our local youth in continuing their education? Please contact Bill Buck at 831-476-7620 for hole and contest sponsorship information. Click to download the event brochure, the sponsorship packet or the hole sponsorship packet.

Thank You Sponsors!!!



Wondering what Rotary is all about?   It's hard to describe in 34 seconds, but this video will give you a good idea! 

For more information on our club, one of 33,000 Rotary Clubs around the world, feel free to peruse our website. You'll find much more information at the Rotary International website.

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Firecracker 10k HUGE Success!
Many thanks to all who
participated in this year's
hugely successful Firecracker!
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Jon & Ken's Most Excellent Adventure

The 17th J&K Ride is in the books. Thanks riders, crew & Finish Line Party organizers for another fabulous weekend... for the kids!   Mark your calendars for #18: 1 Oct 2015

Thu Oct 2 - Sat Oct 4


Click here for event information and registration!


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