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Sunrise Rotary's remaining March (17, 24, 31) meetings will be cancelled in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Club member Lauren Levay was presented with a Paul Harris Fellow for her time and commitment on the Rotary District conference committee. Congratulations Lauren!
Club member Mona Grace was recently presented with a Paul Harris Fellow for her time and commitment on the Rotary District conference committee. Congratulations Mona!
Last week at our meeting we inducted Nevada Wafler as our newest member. Welcome Nevada
 
Foundation chair Bruce Dube presented Darcy Halwa with his Paul Harris plus 5. Thanks Darcy for your contributions to our club and to Rotary Foundation.
 
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We presented a cheque for $5000.00 to Tiny Hands of Hope at our meeting this morning. This money will help them get started on their Memorial Garden project. Accepting the cheque is Karen Gilkyson. Our club is very proud to support this project through a District grant.
 
 
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First meeting of the new Rotary year was great. Presented a Paul Harris plus 4 to Bill and a Paul Harris to Bruce. We had a presentation from the Mighty Peace Youth Society Chair and we presented them a donation of $1000 dollars from our allocation fund.
It's all about Rotary and Community!

GP Rotary Clubs and the Storm Hockey team are joining up to celebrate Rotary Day at Revolution Place on February 22. Tailgate Party starts at 5 pm inside the Bowes Event Centre and the game starts at 7:30 pm. To sign up, contact President Elect, Frank Havies. There's also a Facebook Page to help promote the event and Rotary in our Community. Be sure to say you're attending and share the event. https://www.facebook.com/events/338128453475709/ 
At our meeting this morning President Dick presented Foundation Chair Bruce Dube with his Paul Harris. Thanks Bruce for your support of Rotary Foundation.
 
At our December 4th meeting Foundation Chair Bruce Dube presented Past President Sandra Impey with her Paul Harris +5. Congratulations Sandra from all the members of Sunrise Rotary.
 
At our December 4th meeting Foundation Chair Bruce Dube presented Past President Kylee Haining with her Paul Harris +2. Congratulations Kylee from all the members of Sunrise Rotary.
 
At our Tuesday morning meeting President Dick inducted our newest member, Drew Rogers. Welcome to the club Drew and thanks to Lauren Levay for propsoing Drew to our club and growing our membership.
At our meeting this morning President Dick French presented a cheque from our allocations committee to the Ecole St. Gerard Playground in the amount of $1000.00
 
At this morning's meeting we Welcomed two new members to our club. Welcome Paul Martin & Darren Young. Thanks Jeff Keddie and Colby Dunham for proposing them to the Rotary Club of Grande Prairie Sunrise. Pictured left to right are President Dick, Jeff, Paul, Darren & Cody.
Our Club project for the month of October
 
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We had the pleasure of having an off-site meeting today at Sportswear Plus hosted by our club member Doug Hare. These meetings give us a glimpse into our members Vocation. We enjoyed breakfast, a tour of the business and were each given a present. Thanks Doug and all the team at Sportswear Plus.
 
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Last night (September 18th) members from our club, along with family and friends, participated in the Rotary Community Food Drive. We had lots of fun and the community was very generous. Thank you to everyone that participated, donated and volunteered their time. We are blessed to live in such a caring and giving community.

Why is the Rotary Community Food Drive important?
*1 in 3 single parent families in our city live below the poverty line and deal with food insecurity.
*1 in 10 Alberta households experience food insecurity.
*Nearly 1 in 5 Canadian children live in poverty.

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GP Sunrise was fortunate to be able to welcome our District Governor, Ingrid Nietsch to our meeting this morning.

Thank you for giving us an inspirational start to our day today Ingrid, we’re looking forward to another excellent year of building and giving through Rotary.
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Sunrise Rotary members were happy to welcome Past President Sandra Impey home following her one month experience in India.

 Sandra attended a Rotary meeting while in India and presented President Dick a banner from the  Rotary Club of Courtallam Elite.

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At our meeting this morning Connie Korpan received her Plus 4 Paul Harris. Connie has been a member of Sunrise Rotary Club since 2003. Her pin was presented by Foundation Chair Bruce Dube and President Dick French. Congratulations Connie.

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Thanks to club member Lauren Levay for organizing the Sunrise Rotary #bigbike ride in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
 
$1400 raised for Heart and Stroke research. Thanks Sunrise Image may contain: 7 people, people smiling, people standing and outdoorRotarians!
The planting has begun! With the help of GP Landscaping, and a district grant, our club has provided 17, 6’ spruce trees to brighten up Bear Lake Camp! It will look fantastic when completed! This initiative fulfills the challenge from RI President Riseley of environmental sustainability and to plant a tree for each member in our respective clubs. Thank you President Sandra for fulfilling one of your many goals and for being an amazing leader!
Today President Elect Dick inducted three new members.
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Nature & Nurture

With help from a Rotary Foundation global grant, a group of women in rural Costa Rica are using ecotourism to enrich their families' futures.

Watch: Italian clubs aim to protect hospital workers responding to COVID-19

Rotary clubs in districts across Italy worked together to procure state-of-the-art equipment needed to combat the deadly coronavirus disease for 26 hospitals around the country.

Rotaract rising

The ongoing evolution of Rotaract is redefining its place within Rotary.

Kenyan Rotarians take action to prevent spread of COVID-19 

Rotary clubs in East Africa are forging partnerships to provide hand washing stations and food in areas where social distancing is a luxury that few can afford.

Italian club uses expertise to aid in coronavirus fight

Members help launch site so merchants can sell goods, organize supplies to make sanitizer, and provide food to health care workers.

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9816-107 Street
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