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Welcome to RB Sunrise Rotary Club

Rancho Bernardo Sunrise

Rotary's Motto: Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
Country Club of Rancho Bernardo
12280 Greens East Road
San Diego, CA  92128
United States
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Rotary Stories
 
Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will speak at this year’s Rotary International Convention June 10-14 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The convention is expected to attract 40,000 Rotary club members from over 160 countries, and inject an estimated $52.3 million into Atlanta’s economy.
 
Often described as a “mini-United Nations”, Rotary’s third convention in Atlanta will transform the Georgia World Congress Center into a cultural kaleidoscope as the organization’s global network of volunteers gather to exchange ideas on how to improve lives and bring positive, lasting change to communities around the world.

 
 
EVANSTON, Ill. (17 January 2017) — Rotary today announced $35 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio, bringing the humanitarian service organization’s contribution to $140 million since January 2016.
 
Nearly half of the funds Rotary announced today ($16.15 million) will support the emergency response campaigns in Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin (Chad, northern Cameroon, southern Niger and Central African Republic). Four cases of polio were detected in Nigeria in 2016, which had previously not seen a case since July 2014.
 
With these cases, funding is needed to support rapid response plans in Nigeria and surrounding countries to stop the outbreak.
 
At the RB Sunrise Rotary Club January 17, 2017 breakfast meeting, Eugene Brill spoke about using marketing metrics for profit companies and using them in the non-profit sector.  Eugene specializes in eCommerce operations, online strategies and PR, internet technologies, market research, and distribution, customer service, and logistics.  With more than 20 years of experience and expertise in business development, he integrates all of these online media strategies to help businesses effectively reach, sell to and dialogue with their customers.
 
Eugene started with a slide presentation entitled “Return on Relationships - From For Profits to the Social Sectors”.  With for profit companies, there is a basic revenue and expenses dynamics with a return on investment mentality.  Why not take that into the social sector and use the same strategies?
 
 
Grant Tondro and Carl Kruse
The Paul Harris Fellow recognition award acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of US$1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.  It was established in 1957 to show appreciation for and encourage substantial contributions.
 
At the October 25, 2016 breakfast meeting of the RB Sunrise Rotary Club, Grant Tondro, co-owner of URGE American Gastropub, was awarded a Paul Harris Fellow   Grant received this Paul Harris Fellow  award because of his service in co-sponsoring the  Rancho BEERnardo Festival since 2014.  Without his dedication and support of RB Sunrise Rotary Club’s main fundraiser , the Festival could not have become the success it was.  Club members appreciate and thank Grant for his continued support. His contribution was the key to allowing RB Sunrise Rotary Club to raise money to help local, domestic, and international charities. His support truly exemplifies Service Above Self.
 
On Saturday afternoon, Oct 22, 2016,  RB Sunrise Rotary in partnership with The Urge Gastropub, held the club's only fundraising event for the year, Rancho BEERnardo.   For the first time in 3 years, this IPA Festival was held in Rancho Bernardo at Webb Park.  In addition to a great location, the weather was also great this year.  Even though the day was warm, there was plenty of shade available because of the trees in the park.  Early reports indicate that a record amount of money was raised this year.  Club members also received numerous positive comments about this year's event
 
Because of event promotion on banners on light poles around RB and an article in Westways magazine, attendees came not only from our local community, but from Los Angeles!  Rancho Bernardo Rotary Club would like to thank all of sponsors and volunteers whose joint efforts made this event such a great success.  All of the funds raised will be used to fund the many community projects and support multiple nonprofit groups in our community. 
 
Plans will be starting soon this event next year.  We look forward to even more community support next year as we  build for the future. 
Even as parts of Haiti were still recovering from a catastrophic 2010 earthquake, Hurricane Matthew tore through the impoverished island country 4 October, leaving hundreds dead and many more homeless.
 
Shelter Kits (green boxes) arriving in Haiti
 
The Category 4 storm affected an estimated 330,000 people in Haiti, including 6,400 who were moved to temporary shelters. Extensive damage to main bridges and other transportation networks have left some areas cut off and vulnerable. Torrential rains have resulted in flooding and landslides. And contaminated water supplies threaten to lead to a surge in cholera cases and other waterborne illnesses.
 
A ShelterBox response team of volunteers from Canada, England, New Zealand, and the United States traveled to Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital, last week to assess the damage and decide how best to help people. ShelterBox, an independent charity, is Rotary's project partner for disaster relief.
 
 
 

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2016 - 2017 Rotary Theme

 
 

What is Rotary?

 
 
 
 
 
Rotary is a leadership organization.
 
We're made of of local business, professional and civic leaders. 
 
We meet regularly on Tuesday mornings, get to know each other, form friendships and through that, we're able to get things done in this community. 
 
...and we have fun doing it !!
 
You are welcome to visit us as our guest to learn more about our fun organization.
 
Club Officers
President
President Elect
Past President
Secretary
Executive Secretary
Treasurer
Sergeant at Arms
Club Service Chair
Community Serv Chair
International Co Chair
International Chair
Vocational Serv Chair
Youth Service Chair
Foundation Chair
Planned Giving Assistant
Membership Co-Chair
Membership Co-Chair
PR Chair
RYLA Chair
Program Chair
Asst. Treasurer
Meeting Assignments Chair
Fundraising Chair
Scholarship Chair
Club Service Asst