Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary

We are "Unique"

Actually, every Rotary club is unique, but we all share the same purpose: to bring innovative, sustainable change to improve communities worldwide. Our 60 members work together to produce results that we are proud of for people we believe in. While our locality is Lamorinda, we also serve surrounding communities in which needs are greatest.

We are not your father’s Kiwanis club. First, we are family-friendly. Children of all ages and other family members routinely participate in our activities. Second, we favor hands-on service projects over monetary contributions. Third, you are unlikely to find us barbecuing burgers at a local festival. You are more likely to find us using our creativity and ingenuity to solve problems. For instance, we have:

•   Designed and built craftsman-quality canoes and a teardrop trailer to raise funds for our service projects
•   Developed the infrastructure of a working farm serving at-risk youth
•   Provided innovative technology solutions that offer the greatest possible social impact. Solutions include VR, AR, XR, and web-based technologies

 If you have passion, creativity, and a desire to give back to your community, we invite you to explore our website to learn how you can engage, connect, and make an impact with us.

Check out our photo gallery to see us in action by clicking the link below.

Photo Gallery

Meet our President

people sitting in front of table talking and eating

Conrad Breece

President, 2020-21

In 2014 I was asked by a long-time member to join the Rotary Club of Lamorinda Sunrise. At that time, I had lived in Lafayette for 30 years, but had only participated in limited community activities in Lafayette. Because I had practiced real estate law in San Francisco for over 40 years, most of my community activities were centered in San Francisco.

I have thoroughly enjoyed the weekly fellowship with our members and the weekly speaker presentations. Most of all, I have enjoyed giving back to our community through the various projects our club supports.

Rotarians are people of action, and I am honored to lead our Club as President this year.

News and Press

Rotary Clubs unite to present big payday for local food bank

Publication: Lamorinda Weekly
Date: November 25, 2020
Description: Two Rotary clubs - Lamorinda Sunrise and Clayton Valley-Concord Sunrise - have stepped up to the plate by donating a total of $50,000 to the Food Bank of Contra Costa Counties.

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Transitioning youth out of the foster care system

Publication: Rotary Service in Action 
Date: July 22, 2020
Description: The Rotary Club of Lamorinda Sunrise (LSR) thrives on identifying problems within our community and partnering with community organizations to create solutions that benefit all.

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Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary donation to Town Hall Theatre used for new carpeting

Publication: Lamorinda Weekly
Date: February 5, 2020
Description: Dennis Markam, managing director of Town Hall Theatre in Lafayette, accepted a $750 check from Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary to replace backstage carpeting.

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Former Marine buys multiple tickets, wins Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary motorboat raffle

Publication: Lamorinda Weekly
Date: January 8, 2020
Description: Matt Morrow is the lucky winner of  a motorboat restored by Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary.

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Letter: 40th anniversary of the global battle to end polio

Publication: Mercury News
Date: October 5, 2019
Description: World Polio Day, Oct. 24, is a time to reflect on what has been accomplished. Worldwide, polio is nearly eradicated. In 1988, some 350,000 cases were reported in 125 countries. Thanks in no small part to efforts by Rotary International, cases reported globally last year were down to 13.

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Orinda seniors celebrate longevity, romance, and survival at annual luncheon event

Publication: Lamorinda Weekly
Date: May 29, 2019
Description: About 90 of Orinda's most senior citizens were feted in the Orinda Community Church on May 15 at the 20th Annual Orinda Three-Quarter Century Club Luncheon.

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Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary visits Guatemala to help build a house and distribute donated books

Publication: Lamorinda Weekly 
Date:  January 9, 2019
Description: Members of the Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary Club have returned from a weeklong goodwill mission to Antigua, Guatemala, where, among other things, it helped to build a new house for a local family and to distribute 700 children's books. 

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