Where We Meet
Welcome to
RB Sunrise Rotary Club
Rancho Bernardo Sunrise

Rotary's Motto: Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
Country Club of Rancho Bernardo
12280 Greens East Road
San Diego, CA 92128
United States of America
Upcoming Events

Rotary Minute / Who Am I 

Rotary Minute:
5/07   
5/14/24  Kim Varey
5/21/24  Chris Vaughan
5/28/24  CLUB DARK
 
Who Am I:
5/7/24    Pete Jackson
5/14/24  Richard Kancylarsita
5/21/24  NO SPEAKER
8/28/24  CLUB DARK
Rotary Stories

Excited to announce the Club's most recent grant in support of San Diego Oasis' program Bridging the Digital Divide for Older Adults and Seniors. After researching challenging issues and recognizing that technology and training were one of the most pressing needs for older adults/seniors, San Diego Oasis created a pilot program to directly confront both the lack of tools and ongoing training. After identifying an older, low-income audience who were struggling with little or no technology access or ability, they created a technology package with the help of several funders. They are able to provide a Samsung tablet, 12 months of internet, an hour of one-on-one training in small groups, plus vouchers to access ongoing classes. The program has helped to encourage greater connectivity with family, reduced isolation, lessened depression, stimulated new learning, and given individuals a renewed sense of purposeTo learn more and/or support this wonderful program more directly, please contact David@SanDiegoOasis.org.

So proud of these 4-Way Speech contestants! Organized by Scott Bramwell, our club received four outstanding presentations from these amazing students. Congratulations to Shreeya Patel, Danielle Dee, Evan McDowell, and Riki Ghosh for choosing such great topics and presenting them so well!
One of our club members totally *rocked* her recent State of the District speech. Sunrise club members came out to Oasis this past Tuesday night to support Marni von Wilpert as she delivered her State of the District. The room was packed with more than 200 community-invested individuals, the food was delicious, and our Sunrise club was part of the pre-speech reception gathering with an information table. Well done, Marni! 
Club Members did some "leaping" at Chicken Charlies, joined by Don Glover and a variety of other guests. The food was delicious! Thanks to Bret for arranging this social to show our great appreciation to Charlie, one our BEERnardo food vendors. Didn't get enough of the ribs or fried chicken? Pretty sure another visit for a full-on dinner of tasty menu choices can take care of that.
 
Long time club member, Sue Herndon, was celebrated Saturday, February 17, recognizing her beautiful life and giving ways.
Happy to recognize and celebrate this wonderful team of dedicated professionals and volunteers who gather together through Thousand Smiles to help change the lives of youngsters with cleft palates. RB Sunrise has been a long-time supporter of this amazing organization, and we applaud your efforts!
Dixie, a Norwegian Fjord Horse, can be found at the Ride Above Disability Therapeutic Riding Center (RAD) in Poway, providing a whole array of riding benefits for children and adults with disabilities. With Poway’s thriving equine community, it makes sense that RAD can be easily found in the rural area off of Garden Road, providing those with Down’s syndrome, ASD, learning or language disabilities and multiple sclerosis with lessons and equine therapy. Decades of research has proven that riding horses provides a whole host of neurological, cognitive, and physical conditioning, especially for those who require a non-weight-bearing activity.
 
20-year-old Dixie is often a favorite rider and staff choice, known for her sweet disposition, deep well of patience, and easy-moving gaits. However, with age comes extra care to keep her body in top condition for her riders. “Dixie provides about 20, 30-minute rides per week,” says Allie Sarnataro, Co-Foundation, Executive Director, and Program Director. “While lessons are mostly walking and trotting exercises, and such a regular routine keeps Dixie’s joints and muscles healthy, Dixie requires extra medications and treatments to help keep her in top shape.” This year, the Rancho Bernardo Sunrise Rotary Club will sponsor Dixie’s specialized health needs with a $4,000 grant. “Many of the club members either have owned horses or been around them in the past, so there is an understanding of how fulfilling the riding experience can be. But more than the feeling of having greater mobility atop a horse, something the kids talk for days before and after a lesson, there is something innately joyful about being with the volunteers and staff in a safe and supportive environment,” said Marty Greenwald, the Club’s current president.
President-elect Stephanie Urchick of the Rotary Club of McMurray, PA has chosen "The Magic of Rotary" as our theme for 24-25.
As business and professional leaders, we have a duty to "...Vocational service, which gives Rotarians the opportunity to help others escape poverty and lead and encourage good ethics through vocation." Carlos Frum, PDG D6440.
imageHappy Holidays!  As we approach the end of the year it’s a great time to reflect on what we have and to be grateful for all the good we have done as Rotarians during this first half of our Rotary year.  We have distributed funds for 95 District Grants and are involved in well over 70 pending and active Global Grants.  Rotarians and Rotaractors do activities every day to help reduce human suffering and make our communities a better place to live.  Continue this work to Create Hope in the World.
 
Your gifts to the Rotary Foundation are more than donations. They bring peace, health, literacy and opportunity to people in need. Your dedication to helping people through service and your generous support of The Rotary Foundation makes all this possible. I wish you peace for the coming holiday season and happiness in the coming year.  Thank you for all you do for our communities near and far!
 
Thank you,
 
Don Fipps
District 5340 Governor 2023-24
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Well done RB Sunrise Rotary Club on helping pack and sort 3,171 pounds of pears and non-perishable goods for various program like the School Pantry Program and Mobile Pantries that serve local San Diegans experiencing hunger.
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The Rancho Bernardo Sunrise Rotary Club Rotarian at work T-shirts have arrived!  They're perfect to wear at volunteer events like Feeding San Diego or "Rotarians at Work" Day in April. 
 
The cost of the T-shirt is $20.00.
The annual Thanksgiving Luncheon is Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation's signature event, raising more than $90,000 for local nonprofits over the years. The Luncheon is a must-attend event for members of the RB community! In addition to individual tickets, there are several opportunities for businesses and community groups to participate, ranging from $250 to $5,000. Join us as we celebrate our 35th year! 

Thursday, November 16
Reception: 11:00 am
Lunch: 12:00 pm

The Rancho Bernardo Inn
The Aragon Ballroom

 
$7800 to Project Mercy! Well done RB Sunrise Rotary Club! 
We are just over 1 month away from the greatest event of the year in Rancho Bernardo, and not only do we have 75 different tastings and 3 different food choices, but we also have TWO bands! Coyote Rebel and Par Avion! With Oct 21st quickly approaching make sure to tell your friends, coworkers, business partners, and fellow local businesses. Let's make this the best BEERnardo yet! 

2023-2024 Rotary Theme

Speakers
Marty Judge
Jun 04, 2024
Model UN
Alan Turner
Jun 11, 2024
Mental Health
Fred Grand
Jun 18, 2024 8:01 AM
Old Town (Kumeyail)
Club Assembly
Jun 25, 2024
Diane Crawford
Aug 13, 2024 8:01 AM
District 5340

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.
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Event Fundraising Chair
Speaker Set-Up and Scheduling
Community Service
International Service
Vocational Service
Youth Service
Foundation (TRF)
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Membership
Grant Review and Budget (GRAB)
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