Allen Sunrise Rotarians joined with other service-minded folks at Allen First United Methodist Church to 
pack meals for the Feed The Children charity.
Pictured above include Bruce and Cindy Heller, Chris and Jeanie (not pictured) Schulmeister, George Wells, John and Trudy Moser, Manita Lam and Mike Moran.
We Help Feed The World... 2018-05-20 05:00:00Z 0
The Allen Sunrise R0tary Club will not meet Wednesday, May 23rd.
Instead, the Club will gather at Marty and Lesley Wiarda's house on Thursday, May 24th for an evening of  fun, friendship and hamburgers (from the Burger Guy).
No Club Meeting, May 23rd 2018-05-09 05:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Club of Allen Sunrise provided three $1,000 Community Organization Sponsored Scholarships at this year's Allen Education Foundation event.
The Sunrise Rotary Club Scholarship recognizes students with strong leadership skills and volunteer services with preference given to students who have been active in the AHS Interact Club.
Recipient:  Grace Swierenga
John Sprague Memorial Scholarship is awarded in memory of John Sprague, long-time club member and past president, to a student with strong leadership skills and volunteer service.   Preference given to students who have been active in the AHS Interact Club.
Recipient:  Audrey Nguyen
Rev. Kathleen Baskin-Ball Memorial Scholarship is awarded in memory of Reverend Kathleen Baskin-Ball, club member and Allen Resident.  Awarded to a student demonstrating leadership skills and volunteer service experience.
Recipient:  Eduardo Ramos
Allen Sunrise Rotary Awards Scholarships 2018-05-02 05:00:00Z 0
On March 10, 2018, the Rotary Club of Allen Sunrise planted thirty-six (36) trees in honor of the current members of the Club and members that have recently passed away. The Club purchased the trees with the assistance of the City of Allen and the Allen Parks and Recreation Department. The tree varieties included redbuds, Mexican white oaks, live oaks, cedar elms, Princeton elms, Chinese pistachios and pecans. They were planted in the playground area at the new Spirit Park. Allen Spirit Park is a proposed 75 acre community park with 25 acres being kept as natural areas. Phase I of the park will include a lighted adult softball complex, multi-use fields, nature trails, a playground and restroom facilities. The park is currently under construction. Joining current members of the Club in planting trees in honor of members who recently passed away were the families of John Sprague and Chuck Williams
Music has been an important part of leading an ordinary life for students at the Music School for Children With Disabilities in Honor of Paul Harris in Lublin, Poland. Founded by Rotary members, the school serves 20 students with various disabilities, including Down syndrome, autism, and visual impairments. The Rotary Club of Lublin-Centrum-Maria Curie-Sklodowska has provided funding with help from Rotary Foundation Matching Grants and the Henryk Wieniawski Musical Society, which houses the school.
After their son Mateusz was born with underdeveloped eyes, Mariusz and Joanna Kania looked for ways to help him be active. When he showed an aptitude for music, they looked for a teacher and were thrilled to find the Paul Harris music school.
Helping people with disabilities make their own music 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
What is it like taking a large team to Africa?  It has probably been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. In mid February, I began leading Rotary members from all over the East Coast of the United States through Ghana. I’ve tried to give the team a warm Ghanaian welcome like I’ve received on my earlier trips. A large trip is a real blessing because each person sees Ghana and our work in a different way.

A highlight for the team was greeting the chief of Sagadugu. The team got excited about buying goats and food for children in the villages where I support eight churches. It was good to see the pastors of most of the eight churches, and I had to explain that we were just passing through on our way to Bolgatanga.
Saving lives in Ghana 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0