Sunrise Rotary
Scroll down to Sunrise Club Links on the left of this page, find the Shelterbox photo, and click on it to access the Sunrise Rotary donations page.

Be The Inspiration!

Janice Sommerfeld has been a Rotarian for just over 12 years and will be the 2018-2019 Sunrise Rotary President. She has just returned from PETS – that’s President Elect Training Seminar, held in Seattle WA every year for the PNW area.  Her presentation was on this inspirational weekend!

RI VP Elect John Matthews and RI President Elect Barry Rassin spoke of Rotary: Changing the World – Telling our Story… and asking us all “What is your Rotary Story?” When was that moment the light switch went on and you wanted to be part of such a Club or you felt like you really had that Rotary moment?

By Bill Gates - January 10, 2018

The world is closer than ever before to wiping out polio.

Last year, the world saw the fewest number of polio cases—just 21, according to the latest figures.

That’s incredible, especially when you consider that just 30 years ago, there were 350,000 cases of polio per year worldwide.

The heroes who have made this progress possible are the millions of vaccinators who have gone door to door to immunize more than 2.5 billion children. Thanks to their work 16 million people who would have been paralyzed are walking today.

But the job is not over. The few polio cases left can be found in three countries: Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Nigeria. Many of the vaccinators in these countries continue to work in difficult and dangerous conditions to protect children from this paralyzing disease.

They deserve our thanks and support as we work toward the day when no child is at risk of polio.

Rotary International and Water

Water, the most precious element on the planet, covers 71 percent of the Earth’s surface, yet comprises only 0.02 percent of the Earth’s body mass. Nevertheless, without this necessary element, life on the planet would likely cease to exist. We need water, not just in its present form; we need clean water.

One of the challenges we face as global citizens and members of Rotary International, along with our respective clubs, is to provide clean water to all of us. A statement from the Rotary International website reads: “Clean water and sanitation is a human right. When people, especially children, have access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene, they lead healthier and more successful lives.”



Left to Right;  Senator Gerald Regan (Speaker), Glenn Dobie, Senator Nancy Greene - Raine
“Glenn Dobie has been instrumental in organizing a very successful Gran Fondo cycling event on the North Star Rails to Trails from Cranbrook to Kimberley, B.C. All proceeds from this prestigious event are directed to trail enhancement and other Rotary projects. He has been a champion of using local trails to promote healthy living."
Glenn's Comments:
It is amazing the reach that our Gran Fondo has travelled.  To have been selected by Senator Nancy-Greene Raine to receive a medal was quite humbling to say the least. I explained to Nancy that the recognition truly belongs to the Cranbrook Sunrise Rotary Club. I was quite surprised and thrilled to meet numerous people who have heard about the Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo.
The Senate 150th Anniversary Medal celebrates the achievements of Canadians who have made significant contributions to their community and commemorates Canada's 150th anniversary.
The presentation was last Thursday in the Senate Chambers in Ottawa.
Congratulations Glenn on the well deserved recognition.!
When this club was first organized back in the summer and fall of 1996, we made a conscious decision to not get on the Bingo train. The decision not to be involved in Bingos or have anything to do with the gaming commission was probably the wisest thing we have ever done. As a result our fundraising efforts have been directed to projects such as the Friends of the Library Book sale, the Rockies Film Festival, the Discount Golf Card and of course in recent years the Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo. 
Club Information

Welcome to our club!

Cranbrook Sunrise

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
Prestige Inn
209 Van Horne St. S.
Cranbrook, BC  V1C 6R9
District Site
Venue Map
How Do I Log in to Our Website?
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Community Service Chair
Club Service Director
International Service Director
Membership Chair
Past President
Vocational Service Director
Rotary Foundation Director
Public Relations Director
New Generations Chair

Bulletin Subscribe

Subscribe to our eBulletin and stay up to date on the latest news and events.

Website Sponsors
Tiago, Amy and Carla
May 29, 2018 7:00 PM
Rotary Student Exchange Inbound Student Presentations
Cranbrook Violin Club
Jun 05, 2018
Special Guests Landfill Harmonic