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!
 
Club News
Four club members traveled to Houston for the Rotary International Convention (June 4-8). President Wendy Heck, President elect Rick Heidick and immediate past president Ed Boeve and our esteemed Jack Gibbons were there, and they provided some fun photos including one with Rotary International President Shekhar Mehta. Click "read more" to see Ed's excellent report as a download file, and to see the pictures.
 
Our club has vision, and today 11 members and family gave a clear demonstration of that. They cataloged hundreds of spectacles (and washed thousands) at Respectacle in Hudson, WI. Respectacle is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that uses the power of the Internet to facilitate redistribution of quality, used eyeglasses to underserved communities worldwide. Glasses are donated by members of our community. They are then cleaned, categorized, and loaded into their online database based on their prescription. A proprietary algorithm finds a "closest match" for people looking for eye wear. Our members dried newly washed glasses, photographed and uploaded images, cataloged glasses and added fully processed glasses to the well-organized inventory shelves for distribution. You can see some pictures in our albums, below.
 

This week, we got a thank you from the Anoka police chief, and the Anoka-Champlin fire chief. The Anoka Rotary club led a project to create a wellness/fitness center for first responders, and our club was honored to be able to support this project with a donation:

On behalf of the Anoka Police and the Anoka-Champlin Fire Departments, we would like to thank your Rotary group for supporting the grant that was spearheaded by Anoka Rotary for upgrades to our First Responder Fitness Center. We truly are humbled and honored by the support that was generated not only by our local Rotarian community, but also by the Rotary groups like yours that demonstrate the amazing outreach and commitment to public service that  Rotarians have. (click Read More)

 

Today a group of 15 club members, friends and family completed our spring 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. Today was our second try as we were rained out last weekend - much nicer weather today. It's amazing how this group turns a project like this 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.
Drilling has started! This was a very big month for the project. The Rotary International Global Grant was approved, and we moved from Phase 3 to Phase 4 of the project. We had initial payments made and the drilling started on April 19th. the drilling rate of production to be about 18.2 feet per day. At this rate, the drilling to 800 feet would be accomplished by June 17th. No other work is commencing on the project until we get further into the drilling and have confidence of hitting water.
 
Check out this video from the El Corozo community where several residents of the community speak to the significance and impact that this water project has to the community: https://youtu.be/_kN4ORWkVm8  And some pictures: album
Just 20 days ago, we got word that our global grant was approved - well ahead of the anticipated schedule. Over the weekend, the drilling rig was moved into position and set up, and drilling was scheduled to start ... today! (Update 4/26 - drilling is indeed underway!) Stay tuned on this fast-moving project. Many years of work have gone into creating the environment where this complex project can succeed, long term, and it's exciting to see the construction start.
 
Here is a link to a video from the El Corozo community that speaks to the work completed, and underway,for community governance: https://youtu.be/El_A02HSEQw
 
About Our Club
Welcome to Stillwater Sunrise Rotary!
Stillwater Sunrise

Service Above Self

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 this summer.
Mailing Address:
Stillwater Sunrise  Rotary
P.O. Box 425
Stillwater, MN 55082

 
Speakers
Club President, Dr. Wendy Heck
Jun 28, 2022
Year in Review - passing of the gavel to President elect, Rick Heidick
No meeting today
Jul 05, 2022
4th of July holiday week
Kevin Peterson, Project Mgr - Guest of Andy Haak
Jul 12, 2022
Washington County Public Works Department - Construction at Highway 36 and County Road 17 Lake Elmo
Paula Williams - No morning meeting
Jul 19, 2022
Annual Club Picnic at Pioneer Park
Lonny Stormo, President Elect
Jul 26, 2022
Club Brand and Image Rollout
Rick Heidick, Club President
Aug 02, 2022
Sunrise Rotary Club goals and objectives
Rick Heidick, Club President
Aug 09, 2022
Bridge the Valley bike rally preparation
Dr. Funk, Supt. - Guest of Malinda Lansfeldt
Aug 16, 2022
Stillwater ISD 834 Back to School Updates
Peggy Perry MS, CCC/SLP
Aug 23, 2022
Understanding aphasia – correcting some common misconceptions
Alan Anderson, Northfield Club - Guest of Bob Gray
Aug 30, 2022
Climate Action Plans
TBD
Sep 06, 2022
TBD
June 2022
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