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
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
Our club participates with our district and other partners to implement this grant to develop a water system for the town of El Corozo in Nicaragua. We recently got a detailed update showing great progress. Key activities underway at the present time include:
  • Completion of all technical analysis, design, and specifications for the water system
  • Risk mitigation of technical designs and operation
  • Community development and training
More than 20 Rotarians and their guests enjoyed drinks, snacks, and comradery at The Devils’s Advocate in Stillwater on Thursday March 24th. We were well taken care of and had a nice room all to ourselves.  Thanks to Jeff and Steve for their diligent research to locate an awesome place for us to meet. Check out the pictures from this fun club event in our photo gallery.
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

Sunrise President Dr. Wendy Heck
May 17, 2022
Club Assembly
Lonny Stormo
May 24, 2022
Club Brand and Image Exercise
No meeting today
May 31, 2022
Memorial Day holiday week
David Meier, Comm Manager - Guest of Jim Meier
Jun 07, 2022
Friends of the Boundary Waters - The many changes regarding the Boundary Waters
Rick Heidick - Guest of Del Peterson
Jun 14, 2022
Fast for Hope Annual Update
Dr. Michael/Sylvia Lovett - Guest of Lynda Halbert
Jun 21, 2022
Family Camp for North Korean Refugees
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
Lonny Stormo, President Elect
Jul 26, 2022
Club Brand and Image Rollout
Peggy Perry
Aug 02, 2022
Understanding aphasia – correcting some common misconceptions
May 2022
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