Club Activity in 2021
Even with continued challenges of 2021, our club is proud to share how we've been helping our community!
 
1. Provided $5,800 in grant money in support to children, youth and families in DeKalb County to the Kishwaukee Family YMCA's summer camp program.
2. Donated $1,900 to the Salvation Army for use in Christmas support of local families
5. Volunteered a day at the Salvation Army bell ringing station at HyVee
6. Covered a local Meals on Wheels route for 2 months in 2021
 
 
WELCOME!!
Kishwaukee Sunrise Rotary Club
Kishwaukee Sunrise DeKalb

Serve to Change Lives

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
Coldwell Banker Real Estate Group
1957 DeKalb Avenue
Sycamore, IL 60178
United States of America
We meet every other Tuesday, starting July 6, 2021.
Kishwaukee Club News
 
The Kishwaukee Sunrise Rotary Club is proud to announce that they will be once again hosting this year's "Taste of DeKalb" on September 25, 2022. This is fourth edition of the food, beverage and entertainment event will directly follow the Corn Classic 10K and take place at Frank Van Buer Plaza in downtown DeKalb. Local food vendors will be set up, some in food trucks, to provide some of the best food DeKalb County has to offer. Local entertainment events will also be offered for everyone's enjoyment. There is no admission to the event!
 
The Kishwaukee Sunrise Rotary Club provides a $10,000 Community Grant for Children, Youth and Families of DeKalb County every year. Sponsorship dollars from the Taste of DeKalb will go towards supporting next year's grant. In 2020, the Kishwaukee Family YMCA was awarded the grant to help purchase materials supporting their summer camps. The club has awarded over $40,000 to local non-profits in DeKalb County over the past five years. It is the hope of the Kishwaukee club to grow their fundraising efforts and community grant levels in the future - so come support this event and play your part in this important work!
 
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Rotary District 6420 hosted the "World Series of Giving" this year in support of the Rotary Foundation. Over 45 clubs were divided into regional divisions for the competition. While our club did not win our division (congrats to Pecatonica!), there was a baseball trivia component to the competition and our very own club member, Becky Beck Ryan, won! She was the first to respond in 5 of the 9 months of the competition and the on the final trivia question - and these questions were HARD (thanks to Kevin Buick). Becky Beck Ryan was awarded a custom Louisville Slugger bat for her achievement. In the picture with her is Jim "Mac" MacMurdo, our club Foundation Chair, and the trivia master himself, Kevin Buick. Congratulations, Becky! We're proud you're on our team!
You may be checking out this website because you're considering Rotary - GREAT! You've come to the right place. Below are 10 good reasons you should consider joining us.
 

Service Opportunities
Club members have many opportunities for humanitarian service, both locally and internationally. Service programs address such concerns as health care, hunger, poverty, illiteracy, and the environment. Rotarians experience the fulfillment that comes from giving back to the community. At Kishwaukee Sunrise, we endeavor to provide a $10,000 community grant EVERY YEAR. This money goes directly towards helping children, youth and families in DeKalb County. Internationally, we support the Jane Adeny Memorial School for girls in Kenya. We raised and donate funds for this because we know that educating young women is one way to bring prosperity and advancement to any community, region and country (and the world!).

Professional Networking
A founding principle of Rotary was to meet periodically to enjoy camaraderie and enlarge one’s circle of business, community and professional acquaintances. As the oldest service club in the world, Rotary club members represent a cross-section of the community’s owners, executives, managers, political leaders, and professionals – People who make decisions and influence policy. Our club members are invested in the community and are the type of people who can "get things done."

International Awareness
With more than 34,000 clubs in over 200 countries & geographical areas, Rotarians gain an understanding of humanitarian issues through international service projects and exchange programs. One of Rotary’s highest objectives is to build goodwill and peace throughout the world.

Friendship
Rotary was founded on fellowship, an ideal that remains a major attraction of membership today. Club members enjoy the camaraderie with like-minded professionals, and club projects offer additional opportunities to develop enduring friendships. Rotary club members who travel have friendly contacts in almost every city in the world. Have you ever met Diane Hammon? Join us for one meeting and you'll know what we mean by friendship.

Good Citizenship
Weekly Rotary club programs keep members informed about what is taking place in the community, nation, and world and motivated to make a difference. Each week we have a presenter, many of whom share news about relevant events and activities going on in our own back yard. 

Supporting the Development of Youth
Rotary sponsors one of the world’s largest youth exchange programs in the world. We also help run a leadership camp for high schoolers in our region every May. At our club, we additionally fund three scholarships for AMAZING students from DeKalb and Sycamore high schools and the Kishwaukee Education Consortium who have overcome incredible challenges and strive to build a new life for themselves through higher education.

Entertainment
Social activities give Rotarians a chance to let loose and have fun. Every Rotary club and district hosts parties and social activities that offer diversions from today’s demanding professional and personal schedules. Conferences, conventions, assemblies, and social events provide entertainment as well as Rotary information, education, and service.

Ethical Environment
Encouraging high ethical standards in one’s profession and respect for all worthy vocations has been a hallmark of Rotary from its earliest days. In their business and professional lives, Rotarians abide by The Four-Way Test:

Of the things we think, say or do:

1) Is it the TRUTH?

2) Is it FAIR to all concerned?

3) Will it BUILD GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?

4) Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Leadership Development
Rotary is an organization of successful professionals. Team building, fundraising, public speaking, planning, organization, and communication are just a sampling of the leadership skills that club members can exercise and enhance. Being a Rotary leader provides further experience in learning how to motivate, inspire, and guide others. Members can participate in the three day Rotary Leadership Institute courses offered at various times during the year.

Want to be a part of something like this? Join us any Tuesday morning at 7:00 am at Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital in conference room 4. Or, if you're not a morning person, the DeKalb club meets on Monday nights at 6:00 pm at the Ellwood House Museum and the Sycamore club meets every Wednesday for lunch (12:00 noon) at Blumen Gardens.

Club Executives & Directors
President
Immediate Past President
Treasurer
Secretary
Public Image Chair
Grant Management Chair
Club Foundation Chair