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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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Join us in making a positive difference in the lives of those in need in OUR community. We thank you in advance for your donations.https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/28828523_1626338260734588_257670282747128535_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=v1%3AAeG8eVrYdIAGMxdsJ6-VGxZdFTEKKjS9hgfFjhds2oM--ICdua2b58ewgm77jQHONpesnuBtbNBUHvZVJvkQ1tnJ0gctTOUaamVkIfrZ-2RB0A&oh=b5963b2fc3b8097a41e50736102e9570&oe=5B75FE36

Thanks to our local Grande Prairie Firefighters for their fabulous support of the Roatan Firefighters through the provision of equipment, shared training, and the forming of a lasting relationship between departments.

This morning our Sunrise President Elect Dick French presented the GP Firefighters with a donation to help offset their travel costs for their recent trip to Roatan.

We had the pleasure of listening to Scotty Robyn Cartwright of the Fight for Hope fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House charities and Kids for Cancer Society. What an inspiring story! All Sargent's fines were turning over... those plus donations, he left with $571! Way to go Rotary!!https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29512158_1626294944072253_6145892975470677449_n.jpg?_nc_eui2=v1%3AAeGFYoPaRzO506mwL1kibxwT8KP2XctLaWbTLBPdMO-NiFB1tZn9xwi5Mb6eRdC5xFLui933yCEge2A5FFmlf-nSI7VFkshtX5g8JJu-26uOzg&oh=f52308525df8b780f85d3110153e2248&oe=5B3C353E
Join us in making a positive difference in the lives of those in need. Our next dignity drive will take place from April 1-30th, all support is appreciated!https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/28828523_1626338260734588_257670282747128535_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=v1%3AAeG8eVrYdIAGMxdsJ6-VGxZdFTEKKjS9hgfFjhds2oM--ICdua2b58ewgm77jQHONpesnuBtbNBUHvZVJvkQ1tnJ0gctTOUaamVkIfrZ-2RB0A&oh=b5963b2fc3b8097a41e50736102e9570&oe=5B75FE36
It is a snowy week, but Sunrise Rotary warmed it up a bit this week when President Elect Dick French presented Tyler, from the Wolverines Wheelchair Athletics Association a cheque to help support their operations.

A day that starts with Rotary is a great day. Welcoming 3 new members makes it even better.

Welcome to Sunrise Rotary Chelsea, Nicole and Colby! Thank you President Sandra and Frank Havies for welcoming our new members this morning

Love beer, live local upcoming music and amazing appies? This is an event you will not want to miss! With the assistance of Vintage Wine & Spirits, over 100 different types of craft beers will be available for tasting while you enjoy local musicians, play some games and have some excellent snacks provided by Crystal Catering.

Tickets are on sale on at Revolution Place Box Office!
$50 per ticket - includes food and 8 tickets for beer samples.

Congratulations to our Paul Harris Fellow members on your recognition at this week's meeting!


Presentation of PDG Betty's Rotary Champion Award

Congratulations Past Assistant Governor, Vernon Boyd on your Rotary Champion Award!  

Vernon, for all the lives you touch and all that you do for Rotary with no expectations in return ----- THANK YOU for exemplary service to Rotary!

Vernon was presented his award by Assistant Governor Tracey Vavrek on behalf of Past District Governor Betty Screpnek.


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