Salida Sunrise Rotary                                          PO Box 1044    Salida, CO 81201                                
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A Wonderful Holiday Park 2022!!

This year’s Holiday Park has been amazing!!!  The Salida Sunrise Rotary Club is grateful to the 101 individuals, non-profits and companies who adopted and decorated trees this year. 

Because of your generosity, $5200.00 will be added to the Sunrise Rotary Club’s Charitable Fund and then awarded in scholarships to Salida High School graduating students.

Salida Sunrise Rotary & Junior Achievement 2022

Special thanks go out to High Country Bank (HCB) for their ongoing support.   Left to right: (front) Mike Verderaime, Jodi Baldwin (HCB), Niki Stotler (HCB), Sylvia Veltri (HCB), Deb Payton (coordinator), (back) Jodi Post, Cecil Rhodes, John Roberts and Linda Brown

Salida Sunrise Rotary sponsors and coordinates Junior Achievement in the fourth grade classrooms of the Salida School District.  With COVID restrictions lifting, volunteers were able to teach within the classroom on March 16th.  These volunteers worked diligently to prepare for the lessons and brought their vast knowledge and energy to the students throughout the day.
JA Our Region introduces students to entrepreneurship and upper elementary grade social studies learning objectives, including regions, resources, supply chains, and problem solving. The learning experience provides students with a practical approach to starting a business while preparing them to be entrepreneurial in their thinking to meet the requirements of a demanding and ever-changing workforce.
Following participation in the learning experience, students will be able to:
  • Understand the traits common to entrepreneurs.
  • Discover how entrepreneurs use resources to offer products and services in a region.
  • Learn about the fundamental tasks performed by business owners.
2022 Year in Review
In March of 2023, Salida Sunrise Rotary Club and Buena Vista Rotary Interact will celebrate 8 years of sponsoring Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Chaffee County.  This outstanding program mails a free age-appropriate book to every registered child each month.  All children in Chaffee County are eligible from birth until they turn 5 years old.
This program promotes and encourages a love of reading among children and helps ensure that children enter kindergarten with a strong ability to read and an eagerness to learn.  It also promotes parent-child interaction and bonding.  If a child is registered at birth and remains in the program until he or she turns five, the child will accumulate 60 high quality books.
This program has been very successful in our community.  Since our launch, we have mailed nearly 29,000 books to over 1,025 children in the Salida School District!  Across Chaffee County, over 45,000 books have been mailed to over 1,600 children.
If you are interested in joining the Salida Sunrise Rotary Club, please feel free to contact any one of the members of the board of directors.  These individuals will gladly answer any questions you may have.  A complete list may be found on the home page of this website in the left-hand column.  You may also like to download our Member Information form and the Application form found under the New Member Documents tab on this website.
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
President Nominee
Immediate Past President
Imagination Library
Director (2 yrs)
Director (2 yrs)
Salida Sunrise Rotary Charitable Fund Chairman
Club Administration
Web Master
Club Information
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Service Above Self

We meet In Person & Online
Wednesdays at 7:30 AM
Robin's In Salida Restaurant
8046 US Highway 50
Salida, CO 81201
United States of America
Club meetings may also be held via Zoom. For more information, please contact the Club Administrator
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