What's Happening at Sunrise Rotary
The Marshfield Sunrise Rotary Club assisted the City of Marshfield in planting approximately 28 bare root trees on South Peach Avenue near the Marshfield Fairgrounds.
“Our club has always been an active community partner spending time on projects to help beautify our community and support the environment,” said Club President Pat Gall. “This is a great opportunity for us to be active participants in the community like we always have and in a safe way,” he said. “We’ve also cared for and assisted in enhancing spaces like Braem Park, a stretch of Highway 10 through Adopt-A-Highway, greenspaces along the Veterans Parkway corridor, and other improvements at Marshfield Fairgrounds Park and the UWSP at Marshfield Arboretum.” he added.
One of Rotary International’s 7 areas of focus is “Supporting the Environment” as many clubs and specific Rotary Action Groups around the world dedicate millions of volunteer hours every year to projects and causes that promote environmental sustainability.
Rotary District 6250 Foundation Chair, Josh Mansee joined Sunrise Rotary to create share some great information on our Foundation including District and Global Grants, Rotary Direct, Polio Plus and more. Our club continues to be a generous one giving over the $100 per capita requirement to receive District Grants. The May 24th District Grant deadline is quickly approaching and with ~$90,000 available to give this year, what ideas do you have for ways to improve our community and take advantage of a grant?
Stacey Schultz from the Marshfield Area Community Foundation joined Sunrise Rotary for an update on some of their more recent programs including the COVID Relief Fund, United for Community Wellness and more. The Marshfield Area Community Foundation, Inc. is a public, 501-C-3 charity. There are 30 community foundations in Wisconsin and more than 750 in the nation. The purpose of all community foundations is to accumulate charitable dollars that impact a specific geographic region in areas such as education, the arts, economic development, recreation, environmental protection, health care, and social services. They may be relatively small, as we are (assets of $14 million), or very large, as is the Greater Milwaukee Foundation (assets over $400 million).
For more information, check out www.marshfield.foundation
Ally Magnin, Volunteer Coordinator with the Wisconsin DNR joined us for a beautiful presentation on the Wisconsin Snapshot program which is a partnership to monitor wildlife year round through a network of trail cameras!
The goals of the program are to:
  • Provide data needed to make wildlife management decisions
  • Increase public engagement in natural resources
Lots more info (and amazing pictures) are available here!
Interested in volunteering?
  • Requirements for hosting a camera:
    • Access to 10 or more acres of public or private land
    • Computer and internet access
    • Ability to check the camera every 3 months
Keep reading for some more info from Ally's presentation and some great photos...
The Mission of the Home Delivered Meals Program is to improve the health and well-being of homebound individuals in the Marshfield community through the daily delivery of hot, nutritious meals. Volunteer drivers pick up hot meals from the Saint Joseph's Hospital kitchen and deliver the meals directly to the homes of the identified program participants. At each home, the volunteer makes a quick wellness check and picks up the empty tray from the previous day's meal delivery. At the end of the route, empty trays are returned to the Hospital, and any concerns about the participants' welfare are reported. Marshfield Sunrise Rotary has been an active group of volunteers as part of the program, delivering meals for many, many years.
If you know of someone that is living at home, especially by themselves, and not getting what they need, please:
Contact Program Coordinator Kris Hughes at 715-387-9585.
If you'd like to volunteer to deliver meals:
Contact Keresa Kilty at 715-387-7106.
Through a matching donation campaign by the Marshfield Sunrise Rotary Board and our Club President, Pat Gall, Marshfield Sunrise Rotary came together to generate an $1,800 donation to Special Olympics! $1,000 of the proceeds will go to Marshfield Area Special Olympics and $802.86 will go to Special Olympics of Wisconsin. At our club meeting on March 18th, the donation was announced to Janet Bell, Co-Agency Manager for Marshfield Area Special Olympics. The Special Olympics crew provides a great amount of help to Rotary Winter Wonderland each year and their worthy program has funding needs to support all that they do. Thank you Sunrise Rotarians for your donation and thank you to Janet and all of our Special Olympians for your help with Rotary Winter Wonderland!
Ashley Winch, fellow Rotarian from the Marshfield Noon club and Executive Director of the Marshfield Area United Way joined us for an exciting update from the organization. The biggest news is the recent move into their new office space inside the donated Heckel House. The location provides great visibility near the medical center complex and plenty of space for staff. Check out this video for a virtual tour of the Heckel House! Ashley also shared some great updates on their COVID Relief Program, Nutrition on Weekends (N.O.W.), and recently formed coalition for mental health (United For Community Wellness). Check out her slide deck for more information. Thanks for joining us Ashley!

District 6250 Friendship Exchange Chair, Dave Clemens from the Wisconsin Dells Rotary Club joined us to share his experience and talk about one of the coolest things Rotary does....Friendship Exchange!

What is Friendship Exchange?

Friendship Exchange is an international exchange program for Rotary members and friends that allows participants to take turns hosting one another in their homes and clubs.

Participants may travel as individuals, couples, families, or groups, and may be Rotary members or not.

Benefits of an exchange

  • Broaden international understanding

  • Explore a profession or job in a different context

  • Build enduring friendships

  • Establish a foundation for peace and service

  • Gain opportunities for active project involvement and support

  • Learn about a region’s people, food, languages, customs, and history

  • Find partners for grants

Thanks for joining us Dave! For more information check out the District 6250 Friendship Exchange Page or more info at rotary.org.

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Marshfield Sunrise

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Prog: Ben Bauer, Invoc: Dale Smith
May 20, 2021 7:00 AM
RYLA Student Experience
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May 27, 2021 7:00 AM
Value Based Maternity in the New World of Healthcare
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Jun 10, 2021 7:00 AM
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Jun 24, 2021 7:00 AM
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Jul 01, 2021 7:00 AM
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