Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary
We are "Unique".
Actually, every Rotary club is unique, but 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. Our locus is on Lamorinda and surrounding communities where needs are greatest. And like most Rotary clubs, we do some projects outside the U.S.
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.
We meet Fridays at 7 am.
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
Lamorinda Sunrise Rotary visits Guatemala to help build a house and distribute donated books
Publication: Lamorinda Weekly
Date: January 5, 2020
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.
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.
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.