Welcome to the Rotary Club of Burbank Sunrise, a 2021-2022 Club of Excellence for Rotary District 5280! We are a non-profit service club actively involved in humanitarian efforts in our community and the world! Come to one of our meetings and see what we are all about. Rotary is a global network that strives to build a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change. Rotary values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds, regardless of their age, ethnicity, race, color, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity. 
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"Great things happen when good people come together." Paul Harris

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 7:15 AM
Another Broken Egg Cafe
250 E Olive Avenue
Burbank, CA 91502
United States of America
*****Our club meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday on Zoom and the 2nd and 3rd Tuesday at Another Broken Egg Cafe at 250 E Olive in Burbank. The 5th Tuesdays in any month we hold a social. Email us for more info at Burbanksunriserotary@gmail.com
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Burbank Sunrise Rotary was proud to award the Jack Forsch Memorial Scholarship to 24 students from Burbank, Burroughs, and Village Christian High Schools and 2 Liz Carletta Memorial Scholarships to 2 students from Village Christian High School. The scholarships totaled $14,500. Congratulations to all of our recipients!!
In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, Burbank Sunrise presented gift bags to counselors at the Family Service Agency of Burbank. Did you know that suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among individuals 10-34? There are 2.5 times as many suicides as homicides in the US. FSA provides mental health care, preventative programs, and social advocacy in Burbank. They provide counseling for our community’s youth, operate 2 student care centers, and a teen hotline. They also provide services for the homeless, our veterans, domestic violence victims, and services to young adults transitioning out of foster care. These gift “spa” bags were our small way of saying thank you to these front line workers.

Big weekend for Burbank Sunrise at the Rotary District 5280 Conference! We were honored as the 2021-2022 Club of Excellence for small clubs and were awarded the banner for 100% Sustaining Paul Harris Fellows!! Congratulations President Maye on an amazing year!!
Burbank Sunrise Rotarians were up bright and early on Saturday to support the 14th Annual Carewalk for Mental Health. We are also one of the proud sponsors of this event. 
Burbank Sunrise Rotarians we’re fortunate to travel with others in District 5280 on a humanitarian trip to Puerto Rico. Our district completed a number of global grants and special projects in partnership with District 7000 in Puerto Rico. Over $230,000 was spent on 14 projects. We donated computers and training to a school to help with learning and also to teach their parents marketable skills. We provided baseball equipment to a specialized baseball community school where children use the sport to develope social skills, learn discipline, avoid gangs and drugs, and to provide structure. We provided new equipment and upgraded facilities at a homeless center where the clients are taught agricultural practices to provide for themselves, to feed other homeless or low income people, and to sell their excess inventory so that the center is self sustainable. We provided a photocopier to a center that provides a variety of services to a low income community. We rehabilitated parks, beaches, and playgrounds that had been devastated by hurricane Maria. We created an inclusive playground with adaptive recreational equipment where both physically able and challenged children could play together. We provided upgrades to center for domestic  violence victims including books and educational materials for the associated school. We expanded a recycling operation that funds treatment and therapy for recovering addicts. We provided children’s bedroom furniture to a local shelter. We provided funding that will help transform a vacant lot into a park that residents and families can enjoy. We provided for women to learn marketable skills and retrofit a storage container into a center to serve disabled children.
We also had fun with all our fellow Rotarians while enjoying this beautiful island. 
Our club visited our local Boys & Girls Club with footballs, basketballs, soccer balls, toys, games, and art supplies as well as popcycles and ice cream! Plenty of things to keep the kids entertained. We also spent some time doing art with them!
Burbank Sunrise Rotarians were up early to greet teachers as they arrived for their day at Roscoe Elementary School in Sun Valley! We gave each teacher a goodie bag with electric pencil sharpeners, post-it notes, whiteboard markers, colored markers, and folders. A shout out to our Interact Club for hand writing thank you cards for each teacher. Did you know the average teacher spends about $500 of their own money for supplies for their kids each year? The teachers were very appreciative! Great project!

Burbank Sunrise Rotary got together on Saturday with 12 other Rotary Clubs for a food packing organized by the Rotary Club of Greater Van Nuys. Doing our part in the war against hunger. Congratulations! Great start of the weekend!!
Great Sunday Morning at our Breakfast Fundraiser at the VFW! Fun event! We had a great breakfast and fabulous raffle prizes that helped us raise money for our community service projects. Members had a fun time visiting with the folks who attended. A special shout out to our Interact Club for participating! Thank you everyone for coming and spending the morning with us and congratulations to all the winners!
Burbank Sunrise collected food, diapers, baby wipes, and gift cards for our military families at Camp Pendleton as part or a District 5280 districtwide effort! Proud to be a part of it!
Love was in the air with Burbank Sunrise Rotary’s Young at Heart event! About 130 of our community’s seniors spent a lovely afternoon at the Joslyn Center listening to the music of Rat Pack Ricky and Elvis. It brought back a lot of great memories! Guests went home with goodie bags, teddy bears, scarves and roses. Some even won prizes! Everyone was so happy, singing along and moving to the music! Another amazing Rotary moment! Check out the event on MyBurbank.com and the Burbank Leader!
Burbank Sunrise Rotary was happy to work with The Boys & Girls Club of Burbank! They sent us this BIG Thank You for sponsoring the Termite Treatment of their new facility last December.
This Community Grant Project benefits 19 staff and more than 75 children and their parents that utilizes their facility. 

It’s not all work and no play for Burbank Sunrise! We had a great club outing to Descanso Gardens for the Enchanted Forest of Light show followed by dinner at Damon’s Steak House in Glendale!

Another successful event with the Burbank Kids Community Dental Clinic! Burbank Sunrise Rotary and our John Burroughs Interact Club had so much fun giving gifts, manning the free books giveaway, and the nachos and tea cake stands. There was music, volunteers from other organizations, Santa, and the Burbank Police Department. Everyone was in great spirits! What a fabulous night! Thank you to Dale Gorman and the KCDC for an awesome event! Looking forward to next year! 

What an amazing night we had spreading holiday cheer to our low income Seniors in Burbank with carolers from the John Burroughs High School Vocal Ensemble. Along with our friends at the Rotary Club of Burbank, we presented them each with a Christmas stocking filled with handwritten notes and goodies and served them dinner thanks to The Cusumano Real Estate Group. 

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