Welcome to the Stillwater Sunrise Rotary Club

Our Vision: Stillwater Sunrise Rotary will set the standard for service in the St. Croix Valley.
 
Our Mission: Stillwater Sunrise Rotary is a diverse group of leaders committed to making our local and global communities a better place to live.
 
If you want to work with others to make positive changes in your community and the world, please join us!
 
Meeting Information
Stillwater Sunrise

We meet In Person & Online
Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
Oak Glen Golf Course and Online
1599 Mckusick Rd N
Stillwater, MN 55082
United States of America
Visitors are always welcome - click "contact us" to make arrangements. Meetings are online and in-person.
Mailing Address:
Stillwater Sunrise  Rotary
P.O. Box 425
Stillwater, MN 55082

 
Club News
To help replace the coral reefs lost to ocean warming and acidification in the Bocas del Toro Archipelago near Panama, Stillwater Sunrise Rotary is joining other Rotary clubs across the globe to purchase one of 118 six-foot mini reefs. Each reef will be seeded with climate resilient coral seeds. This project will help educate children of the importance of reefs, employ locals to help build and place the reefs as well as create an environment that will bring back more fish for the Ngobe Indigenous communities to sell and eat. In addition, 50 rare Alemendro trees, critical to the survival of the threatened Great Green Macaw, will be planted.
 
Our goal is to purchase one reef at a cost of $1950.  Each reef will include a plaque listing the name of our club and our current club president. In turn our club will receive an online map with the GPS coordinates of our reef, videos detailing the progress of the reef’s development every six months, and a plaque of the Caribbean coral center facility in Bocas del Toro, Panama. Each member of our club will receive a weekly planner that educates on plastic and how to live a more sustainable lifestyle without disposable plastic.
 
You can see a video of the effort here: (link)
 
 

Today, nearly 30 club Rotarians worked at Meals from the Heart in Oak Park Heights to pack pack thousands of meals for distribution to area food shelves and through the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon network. The mission at Meals From The Heart is to provide respectful meals to neighbors in need and accessible opportunities for those who wish to serve. We had a great time assembling the appetizing packages and boxing them up for distribution. Once again, we found that helping our neighbors in need can be a lot of fun. You can see some pictures of the event here.

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The water project in El Corozo, Nicaragua made great progress during October. Click here for the full report, with pictures.
 
The community has really stepped up to help the project move forward.  It makes us smile when we see the photos and watch the short videos showing the involvement of the community members.
 
Our hope is that the distribution system from the well to the homes will be completed by early December.  But we do have to remember that it is Nicaragua and things often do move more slowly that we would like them to.
 
But what a great Christmas gift to have families able to access clean, potable water at their homes!
Today a group of 20 club members, friends and family completed our fall cleanup on Stonebridge and Norell, north of Stillwater. We've kept this 2.5 mile stretch of road clean for 30 years now, since 1981. Our adopted highway includes Stonebridge Trail (along the golf course), then past Stillwater Township hall and north on Norell Avenue North to near Myeron. We had great weather and the project turned into a fun social event - you have to try it to believe trash pickup is a lot of fun. Let us know if you'd like to join us on future roadside cleanups, or other projects like this. Just click on "contact us" and we'll get in touch. (More pictures here)
The water project made excellent progress during September, with the pumping test providing graphic evidence the project is going well. A flow of 48 gallons/minute was observed, which will fully meet the community needs. The budget plan was reviewed, and the project appears to be financially on track. Water quality testing has been done, and the report will be available next month. Coming up is the construction of the pump house, installation of the pump, then retaining tanks and community distribution piping. Project legal and documentation details are being managed. Some new pictures are available in the new album. And please click "Read More" for the full report.
Upcoming Events
Speakers
Jaime Stask - Guest of Jim Kroening
Dec 06, 2022
FamilyMeans - Youth Development program
Paula Williams
Dec 13, 2022
Annual Christmas Party
No Meeting
Dec 27, 2022
Christmas Holiday
Jason Martin - Guest of Roger Ruetten
Jan 03, 2023
(Zoom meeting) The Reel Hope Project - Creating videos of kids who are waiting to be adopted
Lonny Stromo & Rick Heidick
Jan 10, 2023
Club workshop – Vision/Satellite