Club Information

Welcome to our Club!

La Mesa Sunrise

Service Above Self

We meet In Person & Online
Fridays at 7:30 AM
Zoom
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La Mesa, CA 91942
United States of America
Join to chat until meeting begins at 8am. Send an email to the President if you would like an invitation to join us via Zoom.
Club Executives & Directors
President
Executive Secretary
Past President
Secretary
Treasurer
Director
Director
Director
Programs
Director
Director
Membership
Peace
Speakers
Fundraising
Speech Contest
La Mesa Sunrise Rotary Foundation
Youth Service
Home Page Stories
Our club sponsored a walk at Lake Murray on Saturday October 24 to raise awareness and money to support the eradication of wild Polio virus in the two remaining countries that still have cases in their population: Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Several people along the way asked questions about Polio, so we were able to do some education. It was great to get together and see some of our members who cannot join our Zoom meetings!
Our most recent Service Project cost us some oxygen and a bit of gasoline, but the time together and the apples we were able to pick for a home owner in need were priceless! The altitude in Pine Valley caused a few of us to get dizzy while we were exerting ourselves! And Pine Valley is a bit farther out of town than we usually travel. Buy wow, did we harvest a lot of apples! There were only two trees, but they were large and heavily laden with fruit. Fern was the main contact since she has been finding food banks for us to bring the fresh produce since the beginning of the pandemic. Other helpers included Peggy Davis, Jeff Hall and his brother, Elly Dotseth, Marlowe McAnnear, Betty Howland and Ivan Alba (our tree climber!) The home owner had two friends who also came to help, and she baked delicious apple muffins for us to snack on when we needed a break.
 
 
 
 
 
                                                                               
 
 
   
Nearly $800 raised for Polio Plus at the home of Elly Dotseth, who donated 100% of the proceeds from selling her hand made pottery! Thank you Rotarians from Santee-Lakeside, La Mesa Sunrise, neighbors and friends for helping to make this donation possible!
 
 
 
   
During the recent months of the COVID19 pandemic, most restaurants were closed. In the re-opening, many things have had to be changed, including the meeting space where we had just moved. It will only allow for 8 people to be in the room at this time. For now, all of our meetings are taking place on-line via Zoom. If you are interested in attending one, please send an email to our President, and she can send you the link. 
Learn 4 Life is a Charter High School that works with students who have needs that cannot be met by traditional public schools. These graduating students have had to work exceptionally hard to earn their High School Diplomas! Our club President Elly Dotseth, together with Principal Lisa Youngflesh (also a La Mesa Sunrise Rotary Club member) presented scholarships to several deserving students who worked above and beyond expectations. The total monetary amount donated by our club to the Diego Hills and Learn 4 Life was $3,200,                                                                              $200 of which was grocery gift cards for the neediest students.
 
 
      
 
 
   
      
 
 
Several La Mesa Sunrise members met (with face masks and clean hands,) to form an assembly line to fill two bags for every student attending Diego Hills Charter School, with groceries. Our club's Foundation was able to purchase the groceries at 1/2 price through a generous donation from Grocery Outlet. Many thanks to store owner/operator of the
East Village Grocery Outlet!
 
 
 
      
 
  
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The Rotary International Foundation funds International Grants. Our own La Mesa Sunrise Rotary Foundation funds our own club projects.
If you prefer to mail a check, you may make it out to La Mesa Sunrise Rotary Foundation and address it to La Mesa Sunrise Rotary Club,  P.O. Box 3277, La Mesa, CA 91944.
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How to Join our club
We are now meeting on-line using Zoom technology. This has made us realize we need to find new ways to attract members and keep ourselves connected.  In the past, new members would attend our breakfast meetings, but we cannot do that at this time. So we are asking you to please contact our President by email, and she will direct your inquiries to someone on our  Membership Committee who can guide you in the process. Please click the blue text to read more about Rotary International and find out what our mission is. In partnership with Rotarians from all over our planet, you will find an active group of committed friends, joining together to help solve some of humanity's most pressing problems.