Orange Sunrise Rotary Celebrates 25 Years of Service

In March of 1985, the Rotary Club of Orange sponsored a new breakfast club, the Rotary Club of Orange Sunrise.  Now one of three Rotary Clubs in the City of Orange (along with Orange North), Orange Sunrise has matured, but has never “grown up”.

Orange Sunrise remains young and young at heart.  Current membership includes several members in their 30s and parents with small children.   To respond to the needs of our young members, OrangeSunrise moved to a “happy hour” meeting time in 2007, slashed meal costs and began a one-hour meeting format.  All members enjoy the fun, family atmosphere.

Orange Sunrise continues its tradition of service to our community and world, supporting our schools and providing our vocational expertise and labor on home building and refurbishment projects locally and in Mexico.

In our club’s history, we have provided more than 15,000 books to Orange school children, financed eye surgeries, hearing aids and cleft palate surgeries in Mexico, raised thousands of dollars for The Rotary Foundation and awarded dozens of scholarships to local vocational programs and international studies applicants.

We are proud to sponsor the El Modena Interact Club at El Modena High School and we send 3 or more students every year to the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards camp.

As we head into our second 25 years of service, we expect to continue as sponsors of the Annual Orange Plaza Car Show, which funds our service projects locally and overseas.

Thank you to all of our current and past members for your service to Rotary and to our many non-Rotarian volunteers and friends!  There is always a place for you at our table, at one of our service projects, at our car cruise nights, or at one of our many parties.  Because as you know, It is Always Sunrise Somewhere.

25th Birthday Party

The dignified President of Orange Sunrise, Rae Shirer, with the equally sedate District Governor Bret Gerdes, PDG Grant Engle and Orange Sunrise Rotarian Tim Hufler celebrate the 25th birthday of Orange Sunrise Rotary.

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