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.
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A small group of masked and mostly vaccinated Rotarians convened at the International headquarters for Respectacle this Thursday morning in Hudson. We were met by Jake Ballard who got us settled, gave us some background and soon had us all  working on our smart phones with  surprising ease.  Present were Tim Trooien who worked diligently photographing glasses so they could be viewed online by potential recipients. Jack and Jeanne Matlock along with Lenny Snellman and myself (Wendy Heck) worked on describing donated glasses. This information was entered into the phone and then we used our phones to scan a barcode for each pair. The system appeared to be organized and efficient. Once we finished Jake gave us a tour. They have thousands of glasses already cataloged, and thousands more  in need of processing. We have another volunteer time scheduled for our group on Saturday March 6th. Due to Covid-19 we are limited to 8 volunteers, and everyone needs to stay masked and socially distanced.
Today, our club started a new initiative to secure a grant to collaborate with our partners in El Corozo, Nicaragua, to improve their ongoing water supply issues.Trucked-in water is not available during the rainy season, and is unreliable when the trucks can get through. A water line to a neighboring town is cut off during dry times, when that town has its own supply issues. Currently the only reliable water source for households in El Corozo requires a 5km walk out, and back with the heavy water jugs.
The grant initiative is in the early stages, and is planned as part of the district's ongoing Fast for Hope program. It targets approximately $64,000 to drill a well, install a solar-powered pump and run a line to a storage tank. Sustainable development is of key importance in this program, the local town will be invested in this work, and well-prepared for ongoing maintenance and support of the new infrastructure.
Today, our club board voted to contribute $400 to a project that the Remember Niger Coalition is coordinating to install a solar-powered electrical system at the Niamey School for the Deaf in Niger. The funds will be used to connect 4 classrooms and a
computer lab to solar-powered electricity. This will provide lighting to dark schoolroom areas and a number of electric cooling fans during extremely hot weather. Additionally, it will ensure a power source for 15 laptop computers, a printer, and a PowerPoint projector. Over 450 students and adults will be positively impacted annually by this project.

Our club today was able to restore our funding for ShelterBox to our typical $1000/year level. While some of our funding has been affected by pandemic issues, our successful Rotary Deer fundraiser combined with lower-than-expected expenses in some areas allowed us to restore our support for the great ShelterBox work. ShelterBox teams work with disaster-hit families around the world, offering emergency shelter and other essential items to support them in rebuilding their lives.
Our club has a new video available that describes our Strive mentoring program.  Click on the icon, below, to see the video:
Today, a group from our club met for a second session to finalize our vision statement. We'll propose the following to our club's board:
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.
About Our Club
Welcome to Stillwater Sunrise Rotary!
Stillwater Sunrise

Service Above Self

We meet In Person & Online
Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
Lowell Inn
102 2nd St North
Stillwater, MN 55082
United States of America
(In-person meetings are currently suspended)
Tracy Maki - Guest of Bill Howell
Mar 09, 2021
Valley Outreach
Brett Feldman, Executive Dir - Guest of Ned Gordon
Mar 16, 2021
Brett Feldman, Executive Director of the Parks & Trails Council
Katie Bang, Dev Director - Guest of Laurie Cherry
Mar 23, 2021
Bridge to Books, affiliate of the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, providing free books for kids.
Matt Downing, (MSCWMO) - Guest of Del Peterson
Apr 06, 2021
Water quality improvement on Lily Lake to take place this summer
Laura Babcock, PhD - Guest of Don Schuld
Apr 13, 2021
Develop and implement industry-tailored solutions that prevent pollution at the source
Isaac Orr, policy fellow - Guest of Mark Fisher
Apr 20, 2021
A brief history of energy, detailing man's quest for more, and more useful energy
Brent Voight - Guest of Sunrise Rotary
Apr 27, 2021
Introduce scholarship winners, mentor recruitment and STRIVE update.
TBD - Guest of Mary Parcheta
May 04, 2021
Paul Schnell, Commissioner - Guest of Andy Haak
May 11, 2021
MN Department of Corrections
TBD - Guest of Jim Meier
May 18, 2021
March 2021
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