Stories
Sunrise Rotary enjoyed a tour of the Bay View Campus on a cool June morning.  The tour was led by Michelle Hansen and showcased the wonderful architecture and rich history of this wonderful Chautauqua that thrives right here in our community!
NOMAD restaurant in Bay Harbor was the winner of the Sunrise Rotary Best Burger 2024 contest. The sale of burger cards raised $23,000 which will be used to support non-profit groups and organizations in our area. 
 
Pictured here: Rotary Club Member Heidi Shearer presented the award to Chef Hans Jessen, Chef Jeff Gokee, and Chef Jeffrey Summers along with Restaurant Owners Laura, Jamie, Bryant, and Philip Morrison.
Membership Chair Dan Rasmussen inducts seven new Sunrise Rotarians: Neil Tveten, Matt Leirstein, Mike Schuitema, Mark Mercer, Kathy Petersen, David Hamm, and Jenny Johnson.  
This year's Venison for Manna program came to a close with the presenation of a $500 Gift Certificate to Jay's Sporting Goods to Lynn Pearson from Harbor Springs.  The program, which encourages hunters to donate a portion of thier harvest to the Manna Food Project generated over 2,100 lbs of vension this year and has generated over 11 tons of meat since the program started.  The protein is distributed to over 35 food pantries and meal programs from Mackinaw City to Mancelona.  Special thanks to our area processors that serve as the collection point for the program.  Kruegers Fish Market, Mackinaw Custom Meats, and Ida's Kitchen.  Here, club members Dave Meyer, Rod Niswander and Manna Director Carrie Klingelsmith assist Jays Manager Mark Copeland present the certificate to Lynn Pearson.
Petoskey Rotary Sunrise donates button maker to Petoskey District Libary Makers-Space.  The 3" machine will serve multiple purposes.  It will add another size to the Makers-Space (1", 2" and now 3") for all to use.... and, our club will use the machine to make our own name badges as our supplier has discontinued the product we've been using.  Here's the button crew... Andy Hayes Sue McLain, Jim McLain, Heidi Shearer and Club President Brian Wagner presenting the new equipment to Library Director Val Meyerson.
 
On Tuesday September 12, Sunrise Rotary held its meeting at the Little Traverse Bay History Museum.  The field trip was coordinated by club member Matt Hausler who is a member of the Little Traverse Historical Society's Board of Directors.  Thirty club members attended the special meeting which included a message about the museum and then guided tours for the club members.
 
Weekly Program Schedule
Officer Exchange
Jun 25, 2024
No Regular Meeting
Emily Boehm
Jul 02, 2024
Club Check in
Gail Kloss
Jul 16, 2024
Women's Resource Center's New Facility
Dr. Roger Gietzen
Jul 23, 2024
Haiti Update
Janenne Pung, PIO
Jul 30, 2024
Health Dept. of Northwest Michigan
FIELD TRIP
Aug 06, 2024
Elder Piper Brewery
Jennifer Wixson
Aug 13, 2024
NCMC Child Care Initiative
Lisa Ashley
Aug 20, 2024
Bay Bluffs Palliative Care Services
Gar Atchison, President/CEO
Aug 27, 2024
McLaren Northern Michigan
Payton Heins
Sep 03, 2024
Northern Lakes Economic Alliance
FIELD TRIP, Heidi Shearer
Sep 17, 2024
Pine Pond Residential Development
RSS
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