Yearly Archives: 2011

Orange Sunrise Donates $1,600 to End Polio Now

Orange Sunrise Rotary members joined 1,000 Rotarians from around District 5320 at the 3rd Annual Rotary Night with the Angels to End Polio Now on August 20, 2011.

The event, featuring a pre-game tailgate party and chili cookoff, raises funds and awareness for Rotary’s efforts to eradicate the crippling disease around the world.  A portion of tickets sold was donated by the Angels organization to The Rotary Foundation.

Orange Sunrise raised $1,100 in ticket sales and donated another $500 during the chili cookoff, taking the prize for most donations raised during that event.  Although Orange Sunrise submitted a delicious black bean chipotle chili, prepared by member Amy Bippus, the club lost the title to the Rotary Club of Placentia.

Club members and guests enjoyed the game in a club suite and were treated to an Angels win in 12 innings.

A concert followed the game by the group “Mercy Me”.

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Orange Sunrise Welcomes Spanish Exchange Student

Rotary Youth Exchange Student Julia Molto Gomez arrived in late August to spend the school year in Orange, California.  Julia, from Malaga, Spain, is hosted by Orange Sunrise Rotarian Leslie Clay and her daughter Ami.  Julia and Ami are both seniors at Orange High School.

Julia is studying English and American government and has joined the Orange High basketball team.  She hopes to attend university in Spain to study psychology.

Orange Sunrise Refurbishes Classroom

Orange Sunrise Rotary assisted teachers moving from Parkview to Crescent Elementary, performing general cleanup and painting an entire classroom on July 30th.

The 9 classrooms, serving more than 100 special needs preschoolers, had been unused for several years and needed quite a lot of work!

Joe, Howard and Rae prepare with donuts and appropriate head gear!

Howard, Teri, Sue and Anthony working the room

Jason does the cut work:

The finished product!

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Orange Sunrise Helps Collect 62,000 Books!

Orange Sunrise Rotary joined with other clubs in District 5320 for the annual childrens book drive at the Orange County Fair, July 27, 2011.  More than 62,000 new and gently-used books were collected in a five hour period!  The books will be distributed to Orange County schools through the Early Literacy Program.

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Orange Sunrise Kicks Off Childrens Book Drive

Preparing books for the fair

Orange Sunrise Rotary collected gently used and new childrens books to be donated during the “Reading by 9” book drive at the Orange County Fair.   Members brought in books and labels with the club logo and “Donated by Orange Sunrise Rotary” were added to the covers.   Books donated will be distributed by the Early Literacy Program in Orange County schools.