We are a small and motivated breakfast club with members drawn from a wide range of vocations. Our goal is to serve our local community with a strong focus on youth. Our two primary activities are the Model United Nations Assembly (MUNA) which is an event for high school students held annually at the Museum of Australian Democracy and DreamCricket, which provides opportunities for disabled primary school children to play cricket. We enjoy the friendship and fellowship associated with Rotary service.
Why not join us at Canberra Sunrise Rotary and help us improve our great community here in Canberra.  Drop an email to canberra.sunrise@gmail.com  We'd love to meet you.
Breakfast Meetings Re-Commenced 2 July 
Weekly club breakfast meetings recommenced on Thursday, 2 July.  23 members took advantage of this opportunity for members to get back together again and all enjoyed catching up and hearing from incoming President David Elder.  For anyone concerned about the social distancing arrangements, the Commonwealth Club have made appropriate adjustments
And the Winner Is:  DreamCricket
The Club was awarded the Youth Services award for the District at last week's District Changeover event.  We all know the wonderful job that Jonathan and the DreamCricket team do, but it was great to see that recognised at the District level.  The DreamCricket Gala Day is one of the club's 'big 3' events and represents the culmination of DreamCricket activities for the year.  Well done to all involved.
20/21 District Grant Application
And despite COVID-19, we have continued to strive to support the community,  The club has submitted an application for a District Grant to support provision of fresh produce for the CS#1 food pantry over the next 12 months.  In addition the club has approved $2,000 to support the purchase of freezers for the CS#1 food pantry as part of our disbursements.  CS#1 were the proposed beneficiary for our cancelled Trivia Night this year.  Click here to learn more about the great work of CS#1.  
The following message has been received from the Chairman of Australian Rotary Health:
This is not a fun time for us at Australian Rotary Health. Our wonderful research commitment, already made for the next three years, depends strongly on the support of Rotary Clubs throughout Australia. We have had a great track record since 1981 and have always had Aussie Rotarians backing new and successful research.
I write as a matter of urgency as Chairman of our longest serving national Rotary project. Due to the effect of COVID-19, donations to our mental health research funding have dropped alarmingly in May. This is very concerning and, since June is usually our most important month for donations, I ask you as leaders in your Club to include ARH in your financial support before the end of this unprecedented Rotary year.  
Ours is a great, home-grown Rotary project of which all Rotarians can be justly proud. Visit our website and see face-to-face interviews with leading researchers and you’ll get an idea of what research is being done. Importantly, from my point of view, 100% of every donated dollar is used for our research ... we’d hate to see that compromised in the future.
You can be assured that your donation will be used wisely and help us to continue to support our mental health research and programs.
Our Club plans to be including Australian Rotary Health in our annual disbursements again this year.  If you are also in a position to support this great Australian organisation, please check them out and donate here:  https://australianrotaryhealth.org.au/product/make-a-donation/
Check out these messages from Australian Rotary Health on some tips for surviving the COVID-19 restrictions and their potential impact on your mental health - here.
 Please advise visitor attendance or member non-attendance to Helen Deutsch before 12.00 noon Tuesday every week
Upcoming Events
Andrea Ho
Aug 20, 2020
Garth Britton
Aug 27, 2020
A tour of the club website members area

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