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 (5/7).

Our program this week will feature Jesse Daily who will update us on how the planned rebuilding of Cheel Restaurant is progressing. (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:

  • Dick Kinney (5/7)
  • Dave Kliber (5/14)
  • Mark Leonardelli (5/21)
  • Steve Lettau (5/28)

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

Helpful Resources:

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)

  1. Device connected to the internet - Check
  2. Zoom app installed on your device - Check
  3. Click "Join Meeting" button below - Check

The “waiting room” will open at 6:50 AM with our meeting starting at 7:00 AM. Attendees should mute themselves when not speaking, or if they have background noise. Attendees can communicate with one another through the “Chat” icon. Click button below to join our Zoom meeting!

Hope to see you Friday!

Meeting ID: 819 2807 9639
Password: 503093

One tap mobile

  • +13126266799,,81928079639#,,,,*503093# US (Chicago)
  • +16465588656,,81928079639#,,,,*503093# US (New York)

Dial by your location

  • +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

Visit our website at

Thought of the Week

The man who smiles when things go wrong has thought of someone to blame it on. - Robert Bloch

Member Spotlight - Dick Kinney

I was born in Washington DC in the last century. I grew up in Wichita, Kansas. What I enjoyed about growing up in Kansas was the “everything is possible” environment of the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. I spent the next several years in the US Air Force and at the University of Illinois?/ Champaign-Urbana. Surviving sports in college and two years in Viet Nam has left me two metal knees and a total shoulder replacement in my old age.

I met my wife in St. Louis, and we have two children (Ben and Charlotte). We moved to Milwaukee in 1978, (to be here a year). I lost my wife to cancer in 1997.  My son works in senior management for JP Morgan Chase and lives in New York City. My daughter has moved back from Washington DC to pursue a career in real estate management.

I am currently semi-retired after selling my money management firm to two great friends , who have really expanded the firm in assets and client relationships.

My main hobby is sailboat racing. Currently I have a two-boat team called Team Callavino. Our plan is to race in the 2021 Soling World Championships next fall. We are going to compete in other regattas nationwide this summer.

I am active as a board member of the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center, and the Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin.

What would you do? Serve now or later

By Rotary magazine staff

Every month in Rotary magazine, we showcase answers to ethical questions that members might face in their Rotary clubs, to help members share best practices with each other as they make their clubs stronger. Below is the ethical challenge we will tackle in the August issue of the magazine.

Your club has been flexible in finding ways to meet and participate in service virtually. Your club president wishes to continue to innovate and has tasked a committee that you chair with creating a new service opportunity each month for club members to take part in, either virtually or in person if it is safe. However, there is reluctance among your fellow committee members, who wish to wait until after the pandemic has ended to work on creating new opportunities for engagement and volunteering. What would you do?

Share your suggestions below and send them to:

A Rotary LOL Moment

Peanuts by Charles Schulz

Inaugural Programs of Scale Grant Honors Those Leading Malaria Treatment Efforts in Zambia

By building on a proven concept — such as efforts to stamp out malaria in Zambia — Rotary’s new multimillion-dollar Programs of Scale grants help make good better

by Diana Schoberg and Vanessa Glavinskas Illustrations by Gwen Keraval

As part of the polio eradication campaign, Rotary and its partners have trained millions of health care workers and volunteers and vaccinated nearly 3 billion children. Polio cases have dropped 99.9 percent since Rotary took up the cause in 1985, and the number of countries with endemic wild polio has dropped to two: Afghanistan and Pakistan.

“What you’ve done with polio is remarkable,” says Larry Cooley, a well-known international development consultant. “But it shouldn’t be a study of one.”

Rotary is stepping up to that challenge through Programs of Scale, a new Foundation program awarding grants to Rotary clubs or districts with evidence-based interventions that are ready to scale. The first such grant, announced in February, will provide $2 million to Partners for a Malaria-Free Zambia, a member-led program focused on fighting malaria. Co-funders World Vision U.S. and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are also involved in malaria mitigation efforts and will each contribute $2 million to the program. This $6 million program will train and equip 2,500 community health workers in Zambia to support the government’s work to eradicate malaria in that country.

The concept of Programs of Scale dates back to 2013, when global grants, introduced through The Rotary Foundation’s updated grant model, expanded the scope and size of Rotary projects with the aim of increasing their impact. After a 2016 evaluation of the grant model, the Foundation Trustees requested that a new grant type be developed that would fund “scalable” grant projects in the areas of focus — meaning projects that were planned in a way that allowed them to be expanded, built upon, and further developed.

Redbuds in Bloom

Photos by Bob Blazich.

Online Version
Upcoming Speakers
May 14, 2021
Update on Family Promise
Update on Family Promise

Kathleen Christenson Fisher is the Chief Executive Officer of Family Promise of Ozaukee County, a shelter and housing non-profit. She has been with the organization since its successful startup in 2015. Kathleen has a long history of service to households at risk of homelessness and is currently working on the development of a new Emergency Shelter in Ozaukee County.

Family Promise of Ozaukee County seeks to end homelessness in Ozaukee County by rebuilding lives with compassion, providing resources and services to individuals and families at risk of homelessness in the community. The organization works to help anyone experiencing homelessness secure safe and stable housing. Our homeless services offer a continuum of care from the first call for help to securing housing. We support our clients every step of the way.

May 21, 2021
District 6270 Water & Sanitation Global grant projects, past, present and future
May 28, 2021
Meaningful Conversations
View entire list
Please add to your safe sender list or address book.
To view our privacy policy, click here.
102-2060 Winston Park Drive, Oakville, ON, L6H 5R7