Posted by Sue Gochis on Nov 15, 2019
The fall of 2019 has certainly been a busy season for the Santa Cruz Sunrise Rotary Club.    First, the group hosted the 2019 Santa Cruz Sunrise Rotary Ride "Jon and Ken's Most Excellent Adventure",  which raised $100,000 for Jacob's Heart.   A check was presented at the November 5th Rotary Meeting.    Over 100 riders, volunteers, and supporters experienced the 200 mile ride  which culminated in the Finish Line Party at the Tannery.   Additional funds raised in the event will be used to support the Sunrise Charities and Grants program and  the Sunrise Rotary scholarship program.   Next, the club truly "gave" of themselves to support the Red Cross Blood Drive.   The club rallied around the event and many members already  signed up again for the next drive.   The 2019 Barrel Wrap to support Second Harvest Food Bank's Holiday Drive was next on the list as Sunrisers wrapped over 70 barrels during a Saturday morning gathering.   To cap it all off, the club partnered with the Cupertino Rotary Club to join forces on a Chardonnay Sailing Ride.   Networking and socializing was at the top of the agenda and accomplished!    As a final note, the Sunrise Rotary Club has seen a record amount of  growth  in new memberships this fall.    Hats off to all the members who have brought friends and coworkers to the meetings and events to expose them to  our fun and amazing club.  GO SANTA CRUZ SUNRISE ROTARY!   
 
 
The club looks forward to some future events, such as the Holiday Party, International Project planning, and the annual Ski Trip.     
 
The Sunrise Rotary Club meets on Tuesday mornings at 7:15 at the Back Nine Grill and Bar, 555 CA 17, Santa Cruz, CA  95060.  We encourage anyone interested in ROTARY to come and check us out!