Club Information

Rotary Club of Chatham Sunrise

Service Above Self

We meet In Person & Online
Tuesdays at 7:30 AM
Online (Click "Join Us Online" -->)
Until further notice
Chatham, ON
(519) 354-5172
What's New At Rotary Sunrise
One of Rotary's main goals is to educate and equip communities to stop the spread of life-threatening diseases. Rotary members have hundreds of health projects underway around the world at any given time. The Rotary Club of Chatham Sunrise is reaching out to the community to promote all Public Health measures for COVID-19 prevention. Our "CK Wear the Mask, Finish the Mask" is built on the "Wear the Mask" program created by Stratford Rotary Club. This CK video was compiled by Katherine Hahn, the Rotary Club of Stratford president. Chatham Sunrise Rotary is appreciative and grateful to the Stratford club for their generosity. The Stratford Rotary Club credits Steve Rae, original "Wear the Mask" music, Michael Fox, production & arrangement, Bob Kalmusky, recording and Stratford musicians, Rico Gerussi (guitar), Alan Joles and Rhonda Lee Stephenson-Read (vocals), Michael Fox (keys), and Bob Kalmusky (bass). CK still shots were taken primarily by Cary Templeman of Lefthanded Marketing, Chatham. Featured are some of Chatham's most recognizable leaders in agriculture, arts, politics, and community service.
We're all in this together....
*practice physical distancing
*wash hands often
*wear a mask in public
*always follow the Chatham-Kent Health Unit directives
....together we can beat COVID.
"The Paul Harris Fellow is the highest form of recognition given by Rotary clubs world-wide. Individuals who have shown by exemplary effort, sacrifice or dedication to the causes and principles of Rotary, that they deserve the recognition of the Paul Harris Fellow, are eligible to be nominated, whether they are members of Rotary or not."
Notable Paul Harris Fellows around the world include Mother Teresa, former US President Jimmy Carter, former Russian President Boris Yeltsin, and polio vaccine developer Jonas Salk. 
Rotarians are also eligible for Paul Harris Fellowship for every $1,000 they donate to the Rotary Foundation, supporting such as areas as the Annual Fund, Polio Plus, World Fund and the Disaster Response Fund. 
The Roses for Rotary 2020 campaign was cancelled
for numerous reasons related to the Coronavirus outbreak.
Rotary for Roses 2021 is pending, please stay tuned for more information! 
**This year will be our 20th year!**
John Lawrence was recognized for his years as a Volunteer and Leader in the Community. John was presented a certificate by the Ontario government in recognition of his 2018 Chatham-Kent Senior Volunteer Award.
Hats off to John for his years of putting service above self.
Surprise!! December 4th was a  Surprise Celebration recognizing Paul Roy as a leader and one of the  founding members of Rotary Sunrise 20 years ago on March 20th, 1998.
Rotarians, friends and family  were there to congratulate Paul as he was named an Honorary Rotarian. The Club honoured Paul with a Park Bench to be place in Howell Park in the Spring.
Merci Beaucoup Paul!! 
At a recent meeting, we went on a field trip to Ross' Nurserymen to learn about how they grow their poinsettias.
The work involved in this process was fascinating!
Thanks to Bill Ross and staff for having us.
Welcome to new Members - Scott Burke and Danielle Hunter.
Mike Genge from Chatham-Kent Children's Treatment Centre
shared an update on the Butterfly Building campaign.
Susan Stevens-Bechard thanked Mike with a book donated to the Library in his name.
200 CKSS students had their pinkie finger nail painted purple for Polio.
Free Pizza was provided by to all the students who supported World Polio Day on October 24th.
Club Executives & Directors
President 2020-21
Vice President
Past President
Director # 1
Director # 2
Director # 3
Director # 4
Director # 5
Sergeant-at-Arms Chair
Website Administrator
Bulletin Editor
Membership Chair
Program Chair
Bingo Chair
Roses Co-Chair
Roses Co-Chair
Rotary Foundation Chair
Polio Chair
Exchange Student Chair
Interact Club Chair
Executive Secretary
Upcoming Events
Athena Lumsden
Nov 03, 2020
Understanding Cannabis: ECS
Kate Do Forno
Nov 17, 2020
Chatham Kent Victims Services