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 4rd 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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This week’s highlight for Burbank Sunrise was DG Olivia’s Club Visit! So happy to see so many of our Interact members able to attend! Luke, one of our Interact club members, sang an a cappella version of “It Must Be Spring.” Of course our club had a masseuse present to help DG Olivia and her husband Robert destress after so many club visits! There was recognitions, fellowship, friendship, and of course, service to our community & the world. We presented Linden House, transitional housing for young adults leaving foster care, with a new vacuum as well as AMC and Dominos gift cards. We even celebrated President Juan’s birthday!!
 
Burbank Sunrise enjoyed an afternoon at sea on the tall ship Irving Johnson out of San Pedro full of food, fellowship, and fun!!
 
In honor of Rotary International Peace Day, our club donated Smile Bags to families transitioning into housing from homelessness through Home Again LA. The bags contain pots and pans, baking sheets, utensils, kitchen towels, bathroom towels, laundry detergent, dish soap, shampoo/conditioner, body wash, toilet paper, paper towels, and toys for the kids. Our members adopted 10 families and did their best to make their new homes special.
 
Burbank Sunrise  Rotary was proud to be part of the project organized by Greater Van Nuys Rotary. Several Rotary clubs participated in the project, Together We Rise, preparing duffel bags and putting together bicycles for Foster Kids. Many foster kids carry their possessions in a trash bag. These duffle bags, cheerfully decorated, will provide them something These duffle bags, cheerfully decorated, will provide them something personal to put their belongings in and the bikes will give them some sense of normalcy. Thank you Shirin of Greater  Van Nuys for putting the project together!
 
Burbank Sunrise was up early to support the Rotary Club of Thai Town with a clean up of Hollywood Blvd in their area. Armed with shovels, brooms, and trash bags, we assisted fellow Rotarians clearing trash from the section of Hollywood Bl in Thai Town. 
 
Our Club participated in the Rotary District 5280 districtwide school supply drive for children experiencing homelessness in the Inglewood Unified School District. We collected 3 boxes and 10 bags of supplies including binders, folders, pencils, pencil boxes, crayons, highlighters, paper, glue sticks, and spiral notebooks.
 
We celebrated the changing of the guard as we honored outgoing President Maye Stacy and indicted our incoming president Juan Guillen at the club’s tiki party! Juan was anointed the club king!
 
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!
 
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