Yearly Archives: 2010

Orange Sunrise “Wins” District Chili Cook-Off

Orange Sunrise Rotary was one of more than a dozen entries at the First Annual Rotary District 5320 Chili Cook-Off held July 31st during the Rotary Angels’ Night to End Polio Now.

Rotary clubs gathered for a tailgate party under the Big A and presented a variety of chilis for tasting and judging.  The Orange Sunrise entry, prepared by member Jason Curtis, included several secret ingredients that had the crowd returning for more of the spicy-fruity concoction.

Rotarians purchased the right to vote by paying $5 for a chili bowl and spoon.  Additional voting tickets were $1, with most of the proceeds benefitting The Rotary Foundation.  The first and second place winners received a share of the proceeds as well.

When the dust settled, Orange Sunrise had collected more than $600 in votes, taking the first place prize.  Runnerup was the Rotary Club of Anaheim.

Then it was off to the game, where the club was thrilled to see its name it lights during the game!

OSR Chili Cookoff Winner

Orange Sunrise Joins Rotarians in Montreal

Orange Sunrise Rotarians Howard Glasser, Rae Shirer and President Elect Jack Sappington joined the more than 13,000 Rotarians from around the world attending the Rotary International Convention in Montreal, June 20 to June 23rd.

The modern convention center hosted the House of Friendship and Rotary breakout sessions on a wide variety of topics.  Plenary sessions, featuring such top speakers and entertainers as Queen Noor of Jordan and Dolly Parton, were held at the Centre Bell Arena, a short metro ride away.  Montreal is renowned for its French influenced old city and for its food.

Rotarians enjoyed it all!

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Orange Sunrise Celebrates End of Service Year

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Orange Sunrise Rotarians gathered with family and other guests to celebrate another successful year of service at the home of Kelli Colombo on June 13, 2010.

The casual event included a bounce house for the kids, Jason Curtis’ home made pulled pork sandwiches and a terrific salad bar brought in by “The Big Salad” company.

Guests included Governor Bret Gerdes, Governor-Elect Johrita Solari and husband Bruce, and Roy and Janice Jefferson of the Rotary Club of Anaheim Hills.

Outgoing President Rae Shirer inducted new leader Jack Sappington and the new board of directors.  Sue Hayes was recognized with the Four Way Test Award for her service during the 2009-2010 year.

See all our great photos on Flickr!

Rae Shirer Named District Rotarian of the Year

Rotarian of the Year

Orange Sunrise Rotarian Rae Shirer was named Rotarian of the Year by Governor Bret Gerdes at the Governor’s Transition Dinner on June 8, 2010.

Rae was surprised  to receive the plaque for her work as District Secretary and Club President during the 2009-10 Rotary year.

Rotarians Mentor Students at Workability Day

Orange Sunrise Rotarians joined others from Rotary District 5320 at the Outdoor Education Center for “Workability Day” on June 2, 2010.

Students and Rotarians participated in team and self-esteem building games and sports activities, including rope courses and archery.

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Orange Sunrise Rotarian Sue Hayes gets to know some of the students.

Paul Pham Receives $1,000 Scholarship

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Senior Paul Pham received the $1,000 El Modena Interact Leadership Award at the school assembly on May 26, 2010.  Paul served as the President of the Interact club during the 2009-10 school year, increasing membership and leading the club’s many service projects.

Paul plans to use the scholarship for his studies at Cal State Fullerton.

El Modena Interact Completes a Successful Year

El Modena Interact 2009-2010

El Modena Interact celebrated the end of a successful year of service with a pizza party on May 26, 2010.

Graduating President Paul Pham thanked his board, including:

  • Vice-President: Shelly Kim
  • Historian: Joli Lam
  • Secretary: Brittany Luyen
  • Liason: Kydric Luyen
  • Club Advisor: Ms. Lamphier

Incoming officers are Josue Vital, President; Catherine Pham, Vice President; Britany Luyen, Secretary; So Yon Cho, Treasurer; Sarah Laville, Historian; and Joli Lam, Liaison.  Ms. Lamphier will continue to serve as on-campus advisor.

Fun and Fellowship at the District 5320 Conference

The Rotary District 5320 Conference was held April 29 to May 1, 2010 at the Knott’s Berry Farm Resort in Buena Park.

The weekend kicked off with the traditional Hospitality Night.  The District’s clubs gathered at a private outdoor patio and prepared food and drink booths.  More than 300 attended, sampling everything from chili to gourmet cocktails.

For a second year, Orange Sunrise set up a photo booth, snapping pictures of cowboys and cowgirls in their date night best.

Check ‘em out in our Flickr album!

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Thousands Attend Orange Plaza Car Show

Approximately 20,000 spectators turned out for the 16th Annual Orange Plaza Car Show on April 18th, sponsored by Orange Sunrise Rotary.

16th Annual Orange Plaza Car Show

430 classics, customs, hot rods and street rods rounded the “circle” and filled the Old Towne streets of Chapman, Glassell, Orange and Olive.  The car owners competed in 24 classes and several special division trophies were awarded.

The crowd was entertained with classic rock spun by DJ Thumper and entered to win great prizes, such as a barbeque grill donated by Home Depot.   Local merchants and restaurants supported the show, hosting a “Poker Walk” and providing food and drink specials to the capacity crowd.

The Annual Orange Plaza Car Show is the primary fundraiser for Orange Sunrise Rotary, directly benefiting the YMCA of Orange and raising money needed for the club’s many charitable projects each year.  Orange Sunrise Rotary partners with local organizations such as Rebuilding Together Orange County as well as with international organizations Corazon and Shelterbox to provide shelter for those in need.   The club also funds many literacy and youth leadership projects, including the El Modena Interact service club on the high school campus.

For photos of this year’s car show, visit our car show web page or see us on Flickr!

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Rotary Clubs of Orange Receive Library Legacy Award

The Rotary Clubs of Orange, Orange North and Orange Sunrise were honored with the first Organizational Legacy Award at the Orange Public Library Foundation “Legacy Gala” on Saturday, April 24th.

The gala kicked off the Library Legacy Campaign, to obtain major underwriting gifts and establish endowments for future support of the library collection and programs.

The three Rotary Clubs were recognized for their support and fundraising during the library’s reconstruction and renovation, completed in April of 2007.  The clubs raised nearly $60,000 for dedication of the Rotary Conference Room, selling raffle tickets for a Ford Mustang donated by Villa Ford.  The winning ticket was sold at the 13th Annual Orange Plaza Car Show, sponsored by Orange Sunrise Rotary.