ServingRotary16-17The Boone Sunrise Rotary Club has served the High Country and local community since 1986. We come together to help create positive and lasting change locally and globally and have a fun time along the way as we learn and connect with each other. Join us this year in our quest to Serve Humanity in 2016-17 (and beyond). 

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Regina Hartley Makes Great Case for #Rotary

Boone Sunrise Rotary Membership Chair Regina Hartley just made a great case why #RotaryRocks on her Facebook Page. Jason Reagan agrees. Why do you think #Rotary Rocks? Comment below.

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#BooneSunriseRotary News Briefs

CaptureIt’s a busy time for the Boone Sunrise Rotary Club. Here are a few announcements and news items.

  • In the News: President Rosa Ivey welcomed District Governor Gary Dills to the club on Tuesday, 8/2, prompting local news site High Country Press to feature our Club prominently on their site.
  • Gary Dills’ PowerPoint: To download the PowerPoint presented by District Gov. Gary Dills on Tuesday, 8/2, click here.
  • Rotary Fits You to a T: President Rosa reports that the Rotary polo and T-shirts shirts have been ordered and will arrive in two weeks.
  • Get Social: An after-work social is in the works and should take place by the end of August or so. Stay tuned for details.
  • Upcoming Service Projects:

    08/06 –  Habitat Workday
    08/13 –  Back2School Festival
    09/24 –  River Clean-Up
    10/04 –  Red Cross Blood Drive; email Lynne Mason for details.

  • Don’t forget the BLUE BUCKETS! Whenever Frances reminds us “Don’t Forget the Blue Buckets!” at each meetings, many of us truly want to give to Coins for Alzheimer’s Research Trust Committee (C.A.R.T.) which promotes Alzheimer’s Awareness by collecting change and small bills from members on a weekly basis. However, many times, members may be short on the kind of money that clinks. However, you can also donate to CART online. Check out
  • Rotary Convention Celebrates Foundation’s 100th Year: The Rotary Foundation is turning 100!  Let’s celebrate together in the city where it all began in 1917.  The Rotary Convention travels to Atlanta, Georgia, USA 10 -14 June 2017.  We’ll look back proudly over a century of “doing good in the world” — and look ahead to the challenges Rotary will tackle in the century to come. It promises to be the best and biggest party in a hundred years! Take advantage of your opportunity to save. Be sure to register before 15 December for early registration savings at
  • 35 Million More Reasons to END POLIO NOW: In January, Rotary announced $35 million in grants to support the global effort to end polio. In 2015, the world saw historic progress against the paralyzing disease, with just two countries – Afghanistan and Pakistan – reporting a single strain of the wild virus. If the current momentum is strengthened, this year may mark the last case of wild poliovirus.  Contact John Cooper ( to find out how YOU can help.
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#Rotary Resource: What is #DACdb Again?

DACdBMobileHave you logged on to DACdb yet?

No, it’s not an obscure 1980’s punk band. What is it? District and Club Database (DACdb) is a powerful online tool that can take your Rotary experience from “blah” to awesome with just a few mouse clicks.

DACdb also helps districts and clubs around the world improve member communication and community outreach.

At the Tuesday, Aug. 9 meeting, we will give our members the opportunity to log on to DACdb and confirm your log-in info. After that, you will be able to access DACdb’s many great features (on your PC OR mobile device). Click here for a tutorial. 

DACdb features include:

  • Real-time information about your club and members. Connects instantly to Rotary International;

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8/13: #RotaryService Project – Back2School Festival

Back2SchoolThe fourth annual Watauga County Back 2 School Festival will launch Saturday, Aug. 13, 10 am-2pm at Watauga High.

Boone Sunrise Rotarians will have an opportunity to volunteer and live the Rotary motto of Service Above Self.

Those wishing to volunteer are encouraged to contact Kathy Crutchfield at

To download the recent PowerPoint presented at a a recent Club meeting, click here.

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August is #Rotary Membership Month

EachOneBringOneDid you know August is Rotary Membership Month? Here are some ideas on membership building from

All Rotarians are ambassadors of Rotary and their clubs. This is especially relevant during Membership Month in August, when the focus is on building strong, vibrant clubs by inviting prospective members to join Rotary. Interested in growing your club but not sure how to get started?

Here’s an easy three-step plan to bring to your next club meeting.

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