What's Happening at Sunrise Rotary
At the first in-person club meeting of the year, the Marshfield Sunrise Rotary Club celebrated it’s annual Passing of the Gavel ceremony on Thursday. Pat Gall (President 2020-2021) passed leadership of the club on to Becky Huebner-Leu (President 2019-2020). Pat thanked the club for a great year which included keeping the club engaged through virtual meetings amidst the pandemic, a wildly successful Rotary Winter Wonderland Season, several local scholarships and countless other projects. Gall also recognized club leadership for their year of service. Becky took the gavel and closed the meeting by introducing the new Board of Directors, expressing her excitement for resuming in-person meetings and shared some goals for her upcoming presidential year and the future of the club.

Congratulations to our Class of 2021 Scholarship Winners!

Service Above Self Scholarship:

Kaitlin Alberts
Marshfield High School
Attending St. Norbert College
(De Pere) in the fall
Dezerae Pelot
Pittsville High School
Attending University of Wisconsin - 
Stevens Point in the fall
Maria Esser
Pittsville High School
Attending University of Wisconsin - 
Madison in the fall
Shannon Peskie
Marshfield High School
Attending University of Wisconsin - 
Stout in the fall

Work Based Learning Scholarship:

Emily Carlson
Pittsville High School
Attending University of South
Florida in the fall
Sydney Mauritz
Columbus Catholic High School
Attending University of Wisconsin - 
Stevens Point in the fall
Top View of Bees Putting Honey
Stasia Sliwinski-Seubert from Backyard Bee Keeping was our presenter this morning.  Stasia currently maintains five bee hives in her backyard - two that survived this past winter, and three from swarms that she was able to catch this spring.  A few fun facts about bees that we learned this morning:
  • There can be up to 30,000 bees in a bee hive
  • All worker bees are female and have a 6 week lifespan.  Male bees are called drones.
  • Swarming happens when bees outgrow their hive. Stasia caught three swarms earlier this year, with as many as 3,000 bees in each swarm.
Even if you are not a beekeeper, we can all do our part to help the bee population.  Planting flowers where the center of the flower is easily accessible to bees is the easiest way to help bees thrive.
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Denali Volkman was one of the students from the Marshfield area who attended the 2021 Virtual RYLA. She joined Sunrise Rotary to share of her experience at the event this year including what she was expecting and how it turned out to be more that she'd anticipated. RYLA, which stands for Rotary Youth Leadership Awards and is Rotary's youth leadership camp is typically held at Camp Upham Woods in the Wisconsin Dells. The District 6250 team that runs the camp made the decision to do a virtual event this year and it was a great event that will help propel us forward to the next in person camp (hopefully in 2021). Thank you Denali for joining Sunrise Rotary this morning, we're excited and hopeful to see what you do as one of our future leaders!
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.
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Welcome to Sunrise Rotary!
Marshfield Sunrise

Service Above Self

We meet In Person & Online
Thursdays at 7:00 AM
TEMPORARY - Virtual via Zoom
2000 W 5th St
Marshfield, WI 54449
United States of America

Join us at Powers Bluff for a Winter Club Social!

Complete with snowshoeing, tubing or sledding! We'll be participating in the afternoon session on Saturday 2/27/21 from 1:00-4:00pm.
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Membership Chair
Public Relations/Social Media
Vocational/Youth Avenue Co-Chair
Community Avenue Chair
International Avenue Co-Chair
International Avenue Co-Chair
Vocational/Youth Avenue Co-Chair
Foundation Chair
Youth Exchange Officer
Youth Protection Officer
Upcoming Speakers
Prog: Keresa Kilty, Invoc: Laurie Burbaker Davis
Aug 19, 2021 7:00 AM
Organ Donation – Recognized Program at Marshfield Medical Center
Prog: Jennifer King, Invoc: Larry Clouse
Aug 26, 2021 7:00 AM
Program: Dan Knoeck; Invocation: Ben Bauer
Sep 02, 2021 7:00 AM
Planning for the Future of the Marshfield Public Works Department
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Rotary Citation

  • 2019-2020