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.
Meet our President
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.
Hope Initiative COVID-19 launches new website
Date: November 21, 2020
Description: Each week, we produce and distribute the free Newsletter COVID-19 in 20 Spanish-speaking countries across Latin America. The Newsletter contains relevant pandemic-related scientific information in Spanish. This information is otherwise unavailable to those who need it in their native language. Distribution of the Newsletter has expanded exponentially since its inception in April 2020. The new Hope Initiative website will make this life-saving information more widely accessible.
Scholarships awarded to deserving nursing students
Date: October 22, 2020
Description: Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary has awarded its 2020 Ann Estelle Richter Memorial Scholarship to two outstanding Merritt College nursing students, Rehan Siddique and Sunbun (Kym) Tibayan. Both are second-year students in the nursing program who have demonstrated a commitment to “pay it forward.”
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.