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New member application

Ben Jay, WARM Executive Director, submitted his application for membership. The Club Board has accepted his application pending our notification to club members for the next 7 days for any objections.  If you have any concerns or objections to this application, please submit them to the Club President via email at    

People of Action

Collect Pop Tops for ROnald McDonald House: Bring your pop tops to the weekly meeting and Tiffany will get them to Ronald McDonald house. 
Kindness Bingo: Due on/before July 31st meeting for a chance to win an ice cream gift card. A Bingo game is below, and hard copies will be available at Rotary meetings. 

30th Annual Golf Outing to Honor Don Denton

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30th Annual Westerville Sunrise Rotary Golf Outing honoring Don Denton is coming up 
Monday, August 19 at York Golf Club with a Shotgun start at 9:30am.  That is only 4 weeks away so you need to get registered ASAP. We are limited to 25 foursomes and spots are filling up fast. 

Registration is now open for golfers and hole sponsors through these links:

  Golfer Registration

 Sponsor Registration or Donation
The Golf Committee needs your help in securing hole sponsors at $150 and items for the online auction. The Golf Outing is one of our three annual fund raisers and support is needed. 

Any questions or issues, reach out to Ed Wandtke or Rick Sellers. 

Becoming a Host Family

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Becoming a Host Family
Have you ever dreamed of exploring another culture? Language? Customs? By hosting a Rotary Youth Exchange Student for 3 months people can experience another culture without ever having to leave home!
Without the willingness and sincerity of families who have opened their hearts and homes to students they have never met, the Rotary Youth Exchange Program would not exist.  In an ever-changing world, it is important that we expose our children, our students and ourselves to areas and people unlike us—it’s how we open our eyes to a global community that shares the same hopes and dreams that we do. In the landscape of today, adults and children alike must learn about others and reaffirm their faith that people from all over the world are good. What better way to do that than becoming a host family
Becoming a Host Family
A variety of family structures are perfect for being host families—small, big, with many children, or no children. Working families - retired families - We aim to reflect real-world families to students, and we know that real families come in all shapes and sizes.
Westerville Sunrise Rotary is hosting a male student from South Korea for the 2024-2025 school year attending Westerville North high school. Exchange students live in 3 host homes for approximately 3 months each during the academic year to provide different experiences for the student and allow additional hosting opportunities for families. There are opportunities for 2 additional host homes for the 2024-2025 year. Host families receive support from the Youth Exchange committee. Host homes do not have to be Rotarians.  If a host home does not live in the Westerville North attendance area, the host family would need to provide transportation for the student to attend Westerville North high school.

Please reach out to Debbie Wiedwald at or 614-332-0296 if you are interested in being a host home for the 2024-2025 school year and experience a cultural exchange. 


WARM Food Pantry Volunteers - Save the Dates!


Rotary volunteers strengthen our community in many ways. One Saturday per quarter we sort and box food at the WARM warehouse at 150 Heatherdown Drive from 10 am to noon. We still have two scheduled Saturdays in 2024:
  • September 7
  • November 9
We invite you to join in on the fellowship and fun. Feel free to invite your family, friends, and prospective Rotarians to join us too.
Please sign up using the Sign Up Genius link.

For more information, please contact Mary Chandler at (614) 523-0437. 

Sunrise Rotary Leadership Westerville Scholarship available

By Sunday, July 23, 2023
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Leadership Westerville 
As mentioned in Tiffany's Friday email, Our club is offering a scholarship opportunity for a club member to the next class of Leadership Westerville, or, partial scholarship should more than 1 member be selected.  This scholarship will not exceed $950.00 and will be applied towards the tuition cost of attending Leadership Westerville. The application deadline is August 2, 2024 and applicants must meet the requirements to be considered for this scholarship. Classes begin in September and will continue monthly on the first Wednesday of each month through May. Classes are from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and host locations change monthly.  If interested, please contact Tiffany McGinnis ( for additional information. Remeber, the application is in your Friday email.   

Happening This Week

July 24, 2024  

Program: Be the Voice of the Girls
Speaker: Carol Holtman & Alexa Geno

Greeter:  Amanda Klein
Invocation/Pledge: Brian Wollenberg

Call to Action: Kindness Bingo;Collect pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House


Star House Monthly Dinner

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Make a difference for homeless youth at Star House by helping prepare or serve a family meal. Westerville Sunrise Rotary, in partnership with our friends in the noon club, hosts a Family Dinner once a month on Mondays. Our remaining Mondays in 2024 will be:

  • July 22
  • August 26
  • September 23
  • October 28
  • November 18
  • December 16
We need 4 or more people to serve food, and many more to help prepare the meal. We now offer two shifts: 4:15 - 5:45 pm for set up and serving, and 5:00 - 6:30 pm for serving and clean-up. You may sign up for both shifts if you would like.

Please use the sign-up link below to cook or serve family dinner at Star House:

July 22

Save the Date! Upcoming Social and Service Events

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Save the Date! Upcoming Events

July 18: Rotary Board Meeting
July 22: Star House Monthly Dinner
July 26-August 3: Back-to-School Supply Drive & Event
August 15: Rotary Board Meeting
August 19: Golf outing at York Country Club
August 25: Rotary Family Picnic
September 11:  Field of Heroes Sponsor Appreciation
September 24:  DG visit
October 19: District Fall Assembly
October 24: Social with Noon club
November 2: District Awards Celebration
March 14-15: All Ohio PETS
April 25-27: District Conference
April 25: District Foundation Gala
June 23-27 RI Convention, Calgary


Please Suggest Guest Speakers

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Enlighten your fellow Rotarians.  Suggest a speaker to brighten our day! No reasonable suggestion refused.

BUT, your guest must be willing to attend in person.

Email Theresa Petraszak at or Jackie Washburn at

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