About Rotary

About Edmonton Sunrise Rotary - Service Above Self

Edmonton Sunrise

The Edmonton Sunrise Rotary Club was chartered on May 28, 2003, by Rotary International with 20 members including the charter president, Wolfgang Kaminski. These members came together because of their commitment to service and desire to give back to the community. The meetings started Friday mornings at the Fantasyland Grill as arranged by Peter Parmar, then General Manager of the Fantasyland Hotel.

During the first four years of the club’s existence, there have been some notable highlights including the Planes Trains and Auctionables fundraiser. They have also created the Dancing for the Kids event, which benefits the Kids with Cancer Society. As well, the club has given assistance to the West End Seniors Organization, Belize literacy project, Dominican Republic Leprosy project and a number of schools within the Edmonton Public School system.

Membership has been steadily growing and with that comes the ideas and enthusiasm to continue the Rotary motto of “Service above Self”.

Rotary International

Rotary Clubs are not-for-profit organizations whose success depends heavily upon their members. Members are made up of business, professional and community leaders and a Rotary organization derives all of its support from these members and friends of the club who donate their time and resources voluntarily.

The influence of Rotary can be seen both locally and internationally as there are more than 1.2 million Rotarians worldwide, each with the common goal of helping to build a peaceful world by encouraging goodwill, the highest of ethical standards and humanitarian service. Rotary encourages fulfillment of these goals through the provision of service in the community, workplace and throughout the world.

Rotary offers a mutually beneficial experience for both its members and those in the communities which it aides. Members are provided with the opportunity to meet like-minded business professionals, have unique opportunities to provide humanitarian services, gain new circles of friends, have increased educational options for family members as well as personal development in areas such as leadership.

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