Sunrise Rotary Club members are always making a difference in our community! There’s always a project taking place that needs you.
We use our knowledge of local issues to identify areas of need and then apply our member’s expertise to find solutions. From feeding the hungry, supporting education initiatives, getting involved in projects across the world, and much more.
As the largest fundraiser for Sunrise club, members put in close to 3,500 volunteer hours for its car-parking operation during the Charro Days festivities every February. Texas Southmost College lends the International, Technology, Education and Commerce Center parking lot. A total of $40,544.09 was fundraised this year for local initiatives benefiting the community.
For a nominal contribution, homes and businesses join in the Red, White and Blue community on Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Veterans Day. Members place a 3 by 5 ft. United States Flag on a 10-ft. pole, if the weather permits, early in the morning. At the end of the day, flags are removed by Rotarians and stored properly.
In conjunction with all Brownsville Rotary Clubs, a grant was approved to provide necessary equipment, supplies, and other related items for a functioning free health clinic at The Good Neighbor Settlement House. The non-profit facility will provide care, prescription assistance, and more to its homeless clientele. In addition, club members prepare and serve food multiple times a year during a day of service for GNSH.
Club members put together backpacks with supplies for at risk elementary school children each year. These children have a higher probability of dropping out if not given a helping hand to succeed. In 2017, a total of 144 backpacks were provided to third, fourth and fifth graders for the return to school classes after summer break.
Spreading good cheer by presenting residents of the Alta Vista Nursing Home with Christmas gifts, a Christmas Carol presentation, and food.
Sunrise Rotary invest in young leaders. Club members serve as sponsors that guide, mentor, support, and work alongside young students as they build leadership skills and serve their community. Sponsored clubs include Rotaract Club at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and Brownsville Sunrise New Generation Interact Club at Early College High School and James Pace High School. In addition, our club also sponsors Interacts to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Awakening. The scholarship is awarded for men and women of high school age who are finishing their junior year. The program prepares students for leadership roles in their senior year and beyond.
Rotary began fighting polio in 1985 and kept the pressure on as worldwide cases plummeted from 350,000 per year to several hundred. When India went off the list of endemic countries in 2012, we took one more step toward eradicating a human disease from the earth for only the second time in history. Now, Rotary and its partners are This Close to making that dream a reality. Sunrise Club donates to Rotary International each year to fight the cause.
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514 W 4th St.
Brownsville, TX 78520
Phone: (956) 543-8036
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