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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:
11/07/23  Carl Kruse
11/14/23  Alison Farrin
11/24/23 Club Dark Thanksgiving
11/28/23 Forrest Granzotto
12/05/23 Bret Geernaert
Who Am I:
11/07/23   Jon Shea
11/14/23  Steve Smith
11/21/23  Club Dark Thanksgiving
11/28/23  Nasrin Barbee
12/05/23  Judith Tronsrue
Rotary Stories
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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! 
Rancho Bernardo Sunrise Rotary Club is a platinum sponsor for Anvil of Hope's Summer Soiree! 
Together with Anvil of Hope we are positively changing the lives of students in our community enrichment programs, free tutoring and mentorship programs!
August is Membership and New Club Development Month for Rotary International. Bring a guest to the next club meeting so they can see how 1.4 million members are uniting to create a lasting change. Consider bringing friends, family, colleagues, and business partners. We encourage guests to join us so that together we can make an even bigger impact in our communities.
We're EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE Saturday, October 21, 2023 as our annual fundraiser and festival. Visit RBFEST.COM to buy your tickets.
The Rotary Club of Rancho Bernardo Sunrise and The Church at Rancho Bernardo partnered with The Outreach Program on Saturday March 11 to package 12,000 high-protein meals to be donated to the North County Food Bank in Vista and the Thousand Smiles Foundation.
Nearly 50 volunteers worked together on a hands-on assembly-line style project, reaching our goal of 12,000 meals in less than 2 hours. The nutrient-dense, shelf-stable, protein-rich, and easy to prepare meals are formulated in collaboration with Iowa State University’s Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition.
Rancho Bernardo Sunrise Rotarians gathered to assemble over 200 activity kits form children of families who are living in their family's vehicles
l-r: Dale Long, Kattya Kancylarysta, Richard Kancylarysta, Mary Stanton, Bret Geernaert, Carl Kruse
RIchard Kancylarysta, a retired aerospace engineer was inducted as a member on Tuesday, Dec 3.  RIchard and his wife, Kattya moved to Rancho Bernardo several years ago.  Richard was an Aircraft Test Integration Director at Northrop Grumman's facility in Palmdale, CA.  Additionally, Richard was an adjunct professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Past President and Past District Governor Carl Kruse presided at the induction ceremony when Membership Chair Mary Stanton presented Richard as a new member.  Dale Long will be Richard's mentor.  Bret Geernaert is 2019-2020 RB Sunrise Rotary President,
RIchard says he is looking forward to being able to serve our local community by working as an active member of RB Sunrise Rotary Club.
For the 12th consecutive year, The Rotary Foundation has received the highest rating — four stars — from Charity Navigator, an independent evaluator of charities in the U.S.
The Foundation earned the recognition for demonstrating both strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. Only one percent of the organizations Charity Navigator evaluates have received 12 consecutive 4-star evaluations.
"Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that The Rotary Foundation exceeds industry standards and outperforms most charities in your area of work", says Michael Thatcher, president and chief executive officer of Charity Navigator. "This exceptional designation sets the Foundation apart from its peers and demonstrates to the public its trustworthiness.
The rating reflects Charity Navigator's assessment of how the Foundation uses donations, sustains its programs and services, and practices good governance and openness.
RB Sunrise member Trudy Armstrong was named as District 5340 Rotarian of the year.  Trudy has been involved in the successful planning of numerous successful district meetings and other events for many years.  DG Mel Gallegos thanked Trudy for her leadership during the last year.
Trudy was President of RB Sunrise Rotary in 2000 - 2001 and was the aide to Past District Governor Mike Stelman.  Congratulations Trudy for your many years of service to District 5340 and the contributions you have made to RB Sunrise Rotary Club.

2023-2024 Rotary Theme

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Dec 19, 2023
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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. 
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