Welcome to Penticton Sunrise Rotary Club
Our club was chartered on January 10, 1990, as Penticton-Okanagan Rotary Club. The club meets for breakfast, allowing members to meet for an hour and then head to work. We changed our name in 2017 to reflect our morning meeting time. We have members ranging in age from 40 to 80. We host a weekly meeting (hybrid on request) from 7 to 8 a.m. on Tuesdays with interesting speakers and breakfast options from a coffee/muffin to a hot breakfast. We have a monthly social evening at various local venues. Our motto is “Service Above Self,” and we fundraise to support local and international projects. Club members enjoy working together on hands-on projects as well as providing financial support to organizations that focus on youth and environmental projects.
Our key fundraisers include the annual Used Books, Puzzles, and Games Sale, Royal Scotch Tasting, and 24 Days of Christmas Raffle. Our newest fundraiser is an Okanagan made puzzle featuring photos of the Channel Float, SS Sicamous and The Peach on the Beach. We also sell T-shirts at the Peach City Beach Cruise. Along with the Rotary Club of Penticton we organize and volunteer at Ribfest and the Sandcastle Contest held at the Penticton Peach Festival. We also set up and volunteer at aid stations for various races, including Ironman Canada and Gran Fondo.
Our service projects include youth, environmental, and literacy projects locally. Internationally we support polio eradication and Shelterbox and several villages in Bangladesh.
Our club is open to all regardless of age, race, culture, faith, disability, gender, and sexual orientation.