Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary PRESENTS

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Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary

Benefiting the community of Estes Park, the Estes Valley and the World through Action, Integrity, Service and Fellowship.

How We Started

Our Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary Club was chartered October 2, 1987 at the Stanley Hotel with 28 charter members. The main purpose of Sunrise Rotary is service – to fellow Rotarians, to the community, and to the world.

Our club of nearly 45 members is part of the world wide Rotary organization founded on February 23, 1905 by Paul Harris, a Chicago lawyer. Today there are more than 1.4 million Rotary members and more than 32,000 clubs in more than 200 countries.

How We Operate

The Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary Club meets every Tuesday morning at 7am at the American Legion. Our meetings include quality speakers, updates on our local and international service projects, and fellowship with community leaders. Come join us!

What Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary Does

This year we have been honoring our “Service Above Self” motto by:

  • Donating $5,200 to the Estes Valley Library for 504 books that were given to 204 elementary children so every local child who visits the Estes Park Elementary School book fair can have the chance to leave with a book of their own to foster a love of learning and literacy.
  • Donating $500 to the Estes Park Middle School Ham Radio program.
  • $46,000 Global Grant service project in the Ecuadorian Rainforest – Bringing Clean to the Achuar Villages
  • Sponsorship of Youth Exchange students (Inbound – Italy and Outbound – Ecuador)
  • Sunrise Rotary Club’s 100% contribution to The Rotary Foundation Annual Program fund (100% Paul Harris Club
  • award)
  • Annual donations of $1000 to
  • Annual donations to the Estes Park Auxiliary police program, Blue Santa, to purchase and deliver non-perishable food, gifts and hygiene products for disabled, shut-in and elderly community members who need a little extra holiday cheer. 
  • Donating $5000 to the Veterans Community Program in Longmont, Colorado to house and rehabilitate homeless Veterans.
  • Awarding $33,000 to Non-Profits in the community, including The Learning Place, Estes Valley Investment in Childhood Success (EVICS), Partners Mentoring Youth, Restorative Justice and Estes Valley Community Garden and more.
  • Awarding $16,000 scholarships to local area high school students for college and vocational school tuition.
  • Enabling the 7th grade Rotary Interact Club to provide  gifts for two local families through the Bright Christmas program.
  • Sponsorship of 3 youth to attend RYLA camp (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) at YMCA
  • Donating $1500 to a high school senior project, “Keeping Kids in School”, to paint parking spaces as a way to encourage them to stay in school.
  • Annual $1000 donations to ShelterBox to provide emergency shelter from disaster ravaged areas.
  • Having fun! The Social Committee organizes fun socials throughout the year.