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In what way does Rotary benefit our community?

The Wisconsin Rapids Sunrise Rotary Club is committed to Wisconsin Rapids and Wood County through the participation of its members on local community and corporate boards and in various community organizations and activities. As a Rotary Club, the following activities and organizations are supported by the active involvement of the membership in various activities:

  • The Outdoor Learning Center
  • Neighborhood Table
  • YMCA, Boys and Girls Club
  • Dove’s Nest
  • Thomas Baer Veteran Memorial
  • Cinema Under the Stars
  • Jeremiah’s Crossing
  • Aquatics Center
  • Family Center
  • SWEPs
  • Adopt a Highway
  • International literacy
  • Water projects
  • Youth Exchange

What is expected of Rotary members?

The obligations of a Rotarian include:

  • A personal commitment to the guiding principles of Rotary service, fellowship, diversity, integrity, and leadership. “Service Above Self”
  • Members are adults who demonstrate good character, integrity and leadership, have a good reputation in their business, profession and community; and be willing to serve in their community and around the world.
  • Rotarians attend weekly meetings at the Hotel Mead in Wisconsin Rapids. The Sunrise Rotary Club meets on Thursdays at 7:00 am.
  • Rotarians are encouraged to attend weekly meetings, sponsored social events, and Club activities consistently to make a positive difference and connect with others. Members have the opportunity to make up missed meetings at other Rotary Clubs worldwide or at Rotary eClub One  for which they are given credit for attendance. Rotary members develop valuable friendships and feel good about Rotary and the work we’re doing to make the world a better place.
  • Rotarians are expected to serve the club on committees and participate in club and district projects.

Why should I join Rotary?

Each Rotary club strives for a membership that is an up-to-date and progressive representation of its community's business, vocational, and professional interests. Membership in Rotary offers a number of benefits, including:

  • Effecting change within the community
  • Developing leadership skills
  • Gaining an understanding of — and having an impact on — international humanitarian issues
  • Developing relationships with community and business leaders

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