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 (2/12).

Our program this week will feature Doug Melvin - Senior Special Advisor to the Milwaukee Brewers. (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:

  • Scott Bern (2/12)
  • Bob Blazich (2/19)
  • John Cabaniss (2/26)
  • Bruce Carter (3/5)

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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It's as easy as one-two-three. Honest! (You may want to check off the first two steps in advance of the meeting start time)

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Hope to see you Friday!

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Thought of the Week

A failure is like fertilizer; it stinks to be sure, but it makes things grow faster in the future. - Denis Waitley

Carolina governors support COVID vaccination efforts

By Dawn Rochelle, governor of Rotary District 7730

Looking at the newest update on COVID-19 in November, my fellow governors in North Carolina, USA, felt we had to do something. Having been a part of two National Immunization Day trips to India in 2015 and 2019 with Zone 33 regional Rotary Foundation coordinator Nancy Barbee, I knew that Rotarians had the ability to respond with a vaccine on the horizon. The global polio eradication partnership gives a blueprint that provides strategy that is effective in any community. Rotary can be a part of the COVID-19 response strategy in the same way it has been for polio and other viruses.

Together, our six district governor classmates, part of the Zone 33/34 “Flamingos,” came together by contacting the Office of the Secretary, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) offering support based on our past work to eradicate polio. From these initial conversations, the beginning of a coordinated strategy has emerged that involves more than 12,200 Rotarians in North Carolina  standing ready to help when called upon.

A Rotary LOL Moment

Frank and Ernest by Thaves

Final Exam

After a grueling year of preparation, two Rotarians and a Rotaractor face one last challenge before they can join the elite ShelterBox Response Team

By Ryan Hyland Produced by Alyce Henson

In the summer of 2016, Wes Clanton was looking for something to do. Which, if you knew him – and knew his crowded schedule – might have come as a surprise.

An officer in the merchant marine, Clanton was already spending six months a year – 60 days on and 60 days off – crisscrossing the Pacific Ocean on a cargo ship. He was also in graduate school, working toward an advanced degree in marine transportation management – “basically,” he says, “like an MBA for boat driving.”

When he was a child, his parents had, as he puts it, “done mission trips,” and they had instilled in him the same passion to give back to his community, be it locally or on a global scale. That’s one of the reasons he joined Rotary. 

“What appealed to me was the service aspect,” he explains. “I was looking to do something that was greater than myself.” (At the time, Clanton was a member of the Rotary E-Club of District 5010, Alaska-Yukon; he has since transitioned into the Rotary Club of Nashville, Tennessee, USA.)

Nonetheless, he wanted to do more. “I was looking for an opportunity to volunteer, for a larger project that I could work on,” he recalls. That’s when a friend told Clanton about ShelterBox.

Founded by a Rotary member in the United Kingdom in 2000, ShelterBox responds to natural and manmade disasters, providing temporary shelter and other essential nonfood aid to displaced people around the world.

A Walk In The Woods

On the North end of the Mequon Rotary Park is Pukaite Woods Nature Preserve. This 18 acre preserve features Loyal Wells Nature Trail, prairie meadow, and oak savannah area. Click the image above to learn more about Pukaite Woods.

This unique evening event is free to the public, but registration is required in order to meet Covid-19 safety guidelines. We are limiting the slots to 25 per 15 minute grouping. Warm Winter attire is strongly encouraged, wear a mask and maintain safe distances.

Please join us for an evening in the park!

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Upcoming Speakers
Feb 19, 2021
Daily Life in Peru
Daily Life in Peru

Albert Alcazar is a lawyer by training who is the Director of the San Miguel campus of the EIGER School of International Business Management in Lima, Peru.

Albert started his career with EIGER as a very popular, innovative, and talented English teacher whose extensive knowledge of American culture added greatly to his classroom experience. During our members Bob and Jan Blazichs’ four winters teaching English in the EIGER system, Albert served as a cooperating teacher and as the Blazichs’ interpreter at numerous Rotary and EIGER events. Albert will share information about daily life in Peru focusing on his school, his family, and how his country is coping with the COVID-19 Pandemic.  

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