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
Chatham Sunrise Rotarian Audrey Chevalier receives the prestigious Rotary Foundation Major Donor Award.
President Ken's Swan 🦢 Song: On July 6th Chatham Sunrise Rotary filled up the little picnic shelter at Thames Grove Conservation Area with our Rotary family, including special guests PDG Barry Fraser, Tilbury Rotarian Dave McGuire, Kim Pierce and Executive Secretary Beth Walters.
The 6 Chatham-Kent Rotary clubs banded together to sponsor CMHA Lambton-Kent's virtual Ride Don't Hide event for mental health. Currently Dresden, Chatham, Chatham Sunrise, and Tilbury are all duking it out for donation and fitness supremacy! Traditionally this event is a one day event taking place in Rondeau Park, but due to COVID-19, it is now a month long event at your own pace. Participants track their activity on a smartphone app, and the activity can be anything that is good for a person's mental health, whether it be knitting, gardening, reading a book or going for a walk. 
Currently we have a 9 person team made up of Rotarians and friends of Rotary, and have raised $1000 plus 5,506 minutes of activity! (Each participant is encouraged to do 330 minutes of activity). Join us or support us!
Chatham Sunrise Rotarians planted about 20 trees along the north east bank of McGregor creek inside Maple Leaf Cemetery on Monday, May 10.
Pictured are L-R Ken Bechard, Randal Van Wagner, Mark Peacock and Murray Hebblethwaite.
Click on the blue Retro Trivia button located in the yellow header or here to access the registration for our online virtual trivia night hosted on Zoom! $20 is your ticket for the night for you and your household. Have fun with your family as we dial back the trivia to the 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's. Thank you for supporting our Rotary Club as we continue to support the Chatham-Kent community through these uncertain times.
The Rotary Foundation transforms your gifts into service projects that change lives both close to home and around the world. Since it was founded more than 100 years ago, the Foundation has spent more than $4 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects. With your help, we can make lives better in your community and around the world. 
Our Mission 
The mission of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is to enable Rotarians to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education, and the alleviation of poverty. 
What impact can one donation have?
  • For as little as 60 cents, a child can be protected from polio
  • $50 can provide clean water to help fight waterborne illness
  • $500 can launch an anti-bullying campaign and create a safe environment for children
Let's Donate Now!
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!**
Club Executives & Directors
President 2020-21
President Elect
Past President
Board Secretary
Secretary/Public Relations
Director # 1
Director # 2
Director # 4
Sergeant-at-Arms Chair
Website Administrator
Membership Chair
Program Chair
Bingo Chair
Roses Co-Chair
Roses Co-Chair
Roses Co-Chair
Rotary Foundation Chair
Polio Chair
Exchange Student Chair
Interact Club Chair
Executive Secretary
Upcoming Events
Anastasia Heuvelmans
Oct 26, 2021
LTVCA update Imagine McGregor
Elisha Banks
Nov 02, 2021
Music for the Mind