President’s Message


Annual Club Meeting 2010


Dear Fellow Rotarians and Guests:

Thank you for visiting our website.  The Bloomington Sunrise Rotary Club was founded on June 2, 1999.  As a relatively new club, we are always seeking prospective Rotarians to help our club grow and share the spirit of Rotary both locally and around the world.

Our club has sponsored a number of local youth in the Rotary International Youth Exchange and have hosted international students who spend an academic year in our local community.  In recent years, we have hosted students from Germany, Brazil, France and Thailand.

Community projects have included: assisting Batchelor Middle School with athletic ticket and concession sales; serving Thanksgiving Dinner to members of the Bloomington Boys and Girls Club, ringing the bell for the Salvation Army during the holidays and raising funding for Jill’s House, a temporary lodging facility supporting the Midwest Proton Radiotherapy Institute.  

In 2009, we completed a three-year pledge to raise $15,000 for the Bloomington Boys and Girls Club. In 2010, we have pledged to raise $5,000 in support of Monroe County CASA. Our primary fundraiser is an exciting tailgate to be held on Saturday, October 2nd at Indiana University’s Memorial Stadium. For more information, please email us.  

Please join us for one of our weekly meetings.  We meet Wednesday mornings at 7:00 am in the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Bloomington.  I can assure you that the breakfast buffet is abundant and delicious.  Our meetings include speakers who enlighten us on local businesses, organizations and events. We strive to adjourn by 8:00 am to allow our members and guest to begin their workday. You will find our programs entertaining as well as instructive.

Please take a look at some of our club activities by clicking on the Photo Gallery link.  If you have ever considered joining a service club, please consider Bloomington Sunrise Rotary.  We are a diverse group  of enthusiastic and involved business and professional people who have  a fun time pursuing good causes.  Our club subscribes to Rotary’s time honored motto: “Service Above Self.” If you want more information about Rotary International, please click the Rotary International link.

Thanks again for visiting our website.  We hope to see you soon.