Club Meeting Information

In light of COVID-19 mandates, MT Sunrise Rotary will be hosting virtual meetings until further notice. Our next meeting will be 7:00 AM Friday (1/22).

Joining us this week from San Isadro, Lima Peru is Carlos Rioja. Carlos is a member of the La Molina Vieja Rotary Club in Lima, Peru, and is a Past District Governor of Rotary District  4455 which includes 97 clubs throughout Peru. Carlos will describe several Rotary projects in Peru. He will also entertain questions about current events in Peru including the COVID situation. (Scroll down for bio.)

The virtual greeter will provide either the thought, a Rotary minute, share a family moment or a cultural tradition ... anything they would like to start off the day positive.

Upcoming "It's your Rotary moment" assignees:

  • Chuck Zamora (1/22)
  • Kurt Zellmann (1/29)
  • Errol Barnett (2/5)
  • Scott Bern (2/12)

Note: If you are unable to act as "It's your Rotary moment" assignee when scheduled please arrange for your replacement.


While some are familiar with Zoom, there are others for which this will be an opportunity to experience something new

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Hope to see you Friday!

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The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper. - Bertrand Russell

Rotary Super Bowl Party

Rotary Super Bowl Party

February, 7 2021 @ Spur 16 Clubhouse

Details: 4:00 pm arrival, game starts at 5:30 pm. Temperatures will be taken and I will have 2 TVs for the game in 2 separate rooms.

RSVP to Dan O'Connor ASAP

Email: | Call or Text: 262-573-2775

A Rotary LOL Moment

Dilbert Classics by Scott Adams

Maternal health projects give Rotary clubs in Uganda a sense of purpose during COVID-19 restrictions

by Claire Zulkey in the Rotarian magazine 

In March, the Ugandan government moved rapidly to confront the COVID-19 pandemic, issuing a strict lockdown and closing schools before the country had experienced more than a handful of reported cases.

The measures have been credited with saving lives and limiting the spread of the virus in the country, which had recorded only 1,200 cases and five deaths in August as the continent of Africa approached a million.

Still, those measures didn’t come without a cost, including lost jobs and hardships on pregnant women unable to reach a hospital due to the travel restrictions. Reuters reported that one woman in Kampala struggled for 90 minutes to reach a hospital a mile and a half (about 2.4 km) away. Both she and the baby died. In addition, the Women’s Probono Initiative, an advocacy group, reported cases of six other women and two babies dying during the lockdown.

When the Rotary Club of Rubaga, Kampala, heard of the reports, they knew they had to act to provide a safe transport option. The club donated an ambulance to provide medical transport to residents of Kikajjo, about a 40-minute drive southwest of Kampala. Betty Mwesigwa, the club’s immediate past president, says Kikajjo has densely populated, lower-income areas.

Italian Rotarians screen homeless for COVID-19

Italian Rotary members through a partnership between the Rotary Club of Palermo, the Associazione Francesca Morvillo, and Karol Strutture Sanitarie, launched a screening campaign to help stop the spread of COVID-19 among the homeless population of the City of Palermo. It is part of the ongoing efforts of Italian Rotarians to use their skills and connections to counter this pandemic.

Volunteers of the Morvillo Association who usually take turns in the distribution of meals and care packages to the homeless, went to the locations where those packages are typically passed out. Serology rapid tests were conducted on samples of capillary blood (a drop obtained by pricking the fingertip) collected from homeless individuals. The samples, taken on a voluntary basis by a health worker operating out of a camper provided by the Morvillo Association, helped identify individuals infected with the virus.

Rotary Club of Palermo president Vincenzo Autolitano explained the purpose of the project is to identify COVID positive individuals for the protection of the homeless and volunteers who serve them. He also thanked Karol Strutture Sanitarie for embracing the project and providing the health workers and tests needed for the screening.

The President of the Morvillo Association, Giancarlo Grassi, also expressed his appreciation for the attention shown in this time of health emergency to volunteers and the marginalized.

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Jan 29, 2021
Meaningful Conversations
Meaningful Conversations

We continue a series of meaningful conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The Statement form Rotary International about diversity, equity, and inclusion specifies that Rotarians value “diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds, regardless of their age, /ethnicity, race, color, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.”
We continue this series of Meaningful Conversations; your feedback has been helpful in planning for the next few months. Race related issues have dominated the conversations because these issues remain at the frontline due to the magnitude of systemic racism. We have been listening to speakers and panelist speak about their life experiences focusing mostly on race relations at the local and regional level.
Our goal for having these Meaningful Conversations is for us to continue to experience growth, gain deeper understanding, and renew our commitment to fairness and justice.
“ Rotary will cultivate a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture in which people from underrepresented groups have greater opportunities to participate as members and leaders. Making diversity, equity, and inclusion a priority is everyone’s responsibility.” RI Statement
We are inviting individuals from other underrepresented groups to share their life experience or the experiences of those who they know. On January 29 th we will have Kay Newell, Chuck Zamora, Andy Harrington and Danielle Deller join us in a panel conversation. We are pleased and thankful to this panel of current and past members of our club for their willingness to share the challenges of diversity, equality, and inclusion experienced by people with Down Syndrome, Autism spectrum disorder or other developmental disabilities.


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