Salida Sunrise Rotarians headed back to school to deliver the Junior Achievement program called "Our Region" to the 4th graders at Longfellow School. The children created a business based on the available resources in their area, figured out advertising strategies, supply chain, profit and loss statements and problem solving. Many thanks to our volunteers starting on the left: Ken Gardner, Lee Sohl, Becky Leonard, Susan Roser, Cate Hazlitt, Julie Richardson, Bill Roser and Laura Barton (not pictured).
The Salida Sunrise Rotary Club was started on August 4, 2011. It is the second Rotary Club in Salida, Colorado making the total number of Rotarians in our community of over 100! We focus on service to local youth, the environment and international service.
Our club meets weekly on Wednesday mornings. We gather over an excellent buffet breakfast from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Wallbangers Sports Bar & Grill, 720 East Highway 50, Salida, Colorado. Everyone is welcome; you do not need to make a reservation. If you have questions, feel free to call the current Club President or Club Membership Chair (See Home Page for contacts).
In addition to the Four Way Test we all "Think Say and Do" ... we know how to have fun! Every year we participate in the Salvation Army Bell Ringing and our members love it! We also participate in other Community Service Projects like Habitat for Humanity, Junior Achievement, the School Garden, Trout Unlimited Projects, and kids Friday Programs. This year we we are also adding a new Community Service Project called Imagination Library which brings books to local children from the ages of new born to five years of age (more information to come).
We raise funds for these projects as well as Scholarships for college-bound students and Community Grants to non-profit organizations through our very successful Home and Garden Show (held in April each year), Coffee Sales. Additionally we have helped Salida South's Search & Rescue raise funds for many needed supplies.
Rotary International was the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self.