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!
 
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  • Traverse our picturesque St. Croix River Valley on epic bicycle rides, crossing new and classic bridges throughout the St. Croix valley
  • Scenic, bike-friendly, blacktopped routes with rides for all ages and skill-levels
  • Choose from 5, 10, 25, 40, 60, or 80-mile loops
  • Registration and information on website
  • More than 500 people are expected to participate
  • Registered riders will get access to “RidewithGPS,” an interactive map with audio and visual directions
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The water system project in El Corozo, Nicaragua is proceeding nearly on schedule. Water was observed at a depth of 615 feet, and drilling has continued so that by June 27th, the depth of the well was 670 feet. The planned completion depth is 800 feet, and it is anticipated that this will be reached in early July. A pumping test is planned, using the final pump (on a generator) to pump 70 gallons per minute for 10 hours. Plans for the pump house, wiring and other well support elements are also proceeding. Once the well is operational, the final project phase will see the installation of retaining tanks, piping from the pump to the retaining tanks, piping from the retaining tanks to all homes, and installing meters at each home. More updates soon!
 
Jon Stillman, long time member and Past President of Stillwater Sunrise Rotary was recently awarded the very prestigious Distinguished Service Award this year by the Rotary International.   Fewer than 50 Rotarians worldwide are awarded this honor.  
 
Jon joined Rotary in 1985 and has been active in Rotary District 5960 serving as Club President, District Governor, District Trainer, and District Rotary Foundation Chair.  These contributions of service notwithstanding, Jon’s advocacy and tireless efforts have been directed to the eradication of polio as demonstrated by the following: 
  • He was instrumental as part of the Rotary International staff in Evanston, Illinois developing many Polio Plus eradication programs still in use today.
  • He was a leader in the Initiative to raise funds for Polio eradication through use of District Designated Funds totaling $9,000,000 
Additionally, Jon is an ardent and successful fund raiser due in part to his ability to personalize his presentations with examples of impact and the outcome of Rotary’s efforts for Doing Good in the World.
 
In summary, Jon’s tireless efforts have made significant contributions to Rotary, to The Rotary Foundation, and to the millions of children and their families who have been vaccinated to prevent Polio.
Stillwater Sunrise Rotary is proud to report that we were recognized by District 5960 as Club of the Year - International Service, in a tie with another club. We're pleased by this honor, and by our opportunity for international service. You can find updates on one of our major international projects here: El Corozo, Nicaragua Water Project
Stillwater Sunrise Rotary is proud to report that we were recognized by District 5960 as Club of the Year - Public Image. We're pleased by this honor, and by our opportunity to build support for our work in our community. Subscribe on FaceBook, Instagram or LinkedIn, or watch this website to keep up with our busy club.
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)

 

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
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
Heather Guerin, Director - Guest of Bob Gray
Aug 30, 2022
Evolve Family Services
Gary May - Guest of Dr. Lenny Snellman
Sep 13, 2022
An organization that trains people to install solar power in the third world
Jenny Hanlon, MEd - Guest of Jason Hanlon
Sep 20, 2022
Parenting for Racial Justice
TBD - Steve Madsen
Sep 27, 2022
TBD
​Alan Anderson - Guest of Ken McGinley
Oct 04, 2022
Climate Action Plans
Brandi Lunneborg, Guest of Rick Robbins
Oct 11, 2022
Update and future of our local hospital and healthcare system
TBD - Dave Waldschmidt
Oct 18, 2022
TBD
Mike McGovern - Guest of Jon Stillman
Oct 25, 2022
Rotary Foundation and current chair of the International PolioPlus Committee
August 2022
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Stephanie A. Urchick is selected to be the 2024-25 president of Rotary International

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RI President Jennifer Jones crosses Canada from coast to coast to coast

Organized around several hubs, the tour started on 17 June to draw attention to the positive impact that clubs have in their communities.

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