Bulletin Editor
Janice Lowers
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Happy New Year!! January saw the induction of our two newest members; Phyllis Cremer and Anne Ehrlich. Dr. Phyllis Cremer is the associate vice president for Student Development at Woodbury University and as Dean of Students, Dr. Anne Ehrlich oversees health and counseling services, residential life, student involvement and leadership, student conduct, international student programs, parent programs, and assessment at Woodbury. We are so fortunate to have them both!
Phyllis and Anne receiving their Rotary pins!
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month! Reports show that American students miss 51 million hours of school every year because of oral health problems missing critical instruction time where reading skills are an important focus and the building blocks of future learning. Furthermore, students who have experienced recent oral health pain are four times more likely to have lower grade point averages than their counterparts who have not. That is why Burbank Sunrise Rotary partnered with Kids Community Dental Clinic to celebrate National Children's Dental Health Month and raise awareness about the importance of good oral health. Parents and children are encouraged to brush their teeth for two minutes, two times per day, as a way of building good oral health habits. To assist in this endeavor, Burbank Sunrise was proud to present Dale Gorman, Executive Director from Kids Community Dental Clinic, a check for $2250 to purchase dental supplies for their Give Kids A Smile program!!
Rotarians also helped out the Clinic by cleaning up the outside areas!
Lastly, we assisted the Clinic at Miller Elementary School where they screened 800 children
for dental health issues and each child was given a dental kit with a toothbrush, tooth paste,
and floss! Above we see Lee Stacy, Phyllis Cremer, Beth Anderson, and Janice Lowers stuffing bags with Dental goodies!
We also found time for fun!! We held our annual Oscars Party at Morton’s!!
Looks like we’re off to a good start!!!
We got the season started in November with a Food drive for Burbank Temporary Aid Center!
We attended the Rotary Foundation Gala at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. I’m sorry, I guess I had such a good time I forgot to get a photograph!!!!  We also supported Family Promise by attending their fundraiser at the Autry Museum.
We Attended the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign Kick Off Luncheon. 
We supported Arts For All by attending the Secret Art Show where we had a great time!!!
On November 26, we turned out in force to help the Salvation Army feed the homeless and those in need a delicious Thanksgiving Dinner, opening its doors to the community for a free dinner with all the trimmings after a four-year absence from holding the event.
The holiday madness continued with members ringing the bell for the Salvation Army! We are proud to say that our kettle collected more money than the other Service Clubs earning us the trophy for another year!!!
On the 9th, we hosted the BCR Dinner, an annual signature event for our club where we hold a holiday dinner for developmentally disabled adults and their families. Santa Claus and Pia the Elf come and deliver presents. There is singing and dancing and just an overall great time for everyone involved. This is one of the events we do with our fellow Rotarians at the Burbank Noon Club.
Burbank Sunrise also adopts families in need as part of the Burbank Coordinating Council’s Holiday Christmas Basket Program. We assembled our family baskets and spent a Saturday delivering to our families and many others.
Yes, it has been a most satisfying end of the year!