Club Information
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Bishop Sunrise

Wake Up and Join Us!

We meet In Person & Online
Wednesdays at 7:30 AM
Northern Inyo Hospital Annex Conference Room
2957 Birch Street
Bishop, CA 93514
United States of America
You can also attend our meetings via Zoom! Email our Club President for log-on information!
Our growing club fosters future leaders, creates positive change in our community, and lends a hand to people in need at home and beyond our borders. Wake up and join us!
To find our more about our club  click on the name of any club officer (on the left) and you can send us an email.
Home Page Stories
The Rotary Club of Bishop Sunrise is encouraging graduating seniors who are continuing their education next school year to apply for this year's scholarships. Seniors continuing on to university, college or trade/vocational schools are encouraged to apply. The application is due on Sunday, April 24, 2022.
Please click here to fill out the online application in Google Forms. If you'd like to view the application questions in advance of submitting, view a PDF version of the application here.
Since 2004, the Bishop Sunrise Rotary Club has given scholarships totaling over $400,000 to roughly 350 Inyo County high school graduates, helping these local students afford to continue their education at a variety of schools, colleges and universities. The annual scholarship program is one of the club’s ongoing efforts to benefit and support our local community.
The Rotary Club of Bishop and Rotary Club of Bishop Sunrise teamed up with individual local Rotarians and donated $2600 towards the United Methodist Social Services soup kitchen to help replenish supplies, including eco-friendly to-go containers. In addition, long-time soup kitchen supervisor, Roberta Cummings was presented with a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow award.
L – R: Roberta Cummings, Soup Kitchen Supervisor, Robert Atlee (Rotary Club of Bishop), Bernadette Johnson (Rotary Club of Bishop Sunrise), John Camphouse, Soup Kitchen Supervisor
Roberta Cummings receives a Paul Harris Fellow Award from Bishop Sunrise Rotarian Bernadette Johnson/
The Rotary Club of Bishop Sunrise is looking for students from our area interested in applying for scholarships to pursue their graduate studies abroad. Through the Rotary Global Grant Scholarship program, students in our area and across the nation can receive up to $32,000 to offset the costs of graduate work, in particular areas of study, for no less than one and no more than four years in a foreign country. The scholar’s area of study, professional goals, and previous work or volunteer experience must strongly align with one of Rotary International’s Seven Areas of Focus, which are: 
  • Peace and Conflict Prevention/Resolution
  • Disease Prevention and Treatment
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Basic Education and Literacy
  • Economic and Community Development
  • Supporting the Environment


Many thanks to both the Candidates and the online viewers who participated in the Bishop Sunrise Rotary Club’s two local Candidate Forums this past week. During these forums, we heard from all Candidates running for the either the Bishop Unified School District Board or the Bishop City Council.
At each forum, Candidates first gave opening statements and answers to the questions they had received from us in advance, then they answered questions submitted by local residents and online audience members. Both forums were recorded. If you missed either one – or want to watch one or both again – just click the links below.
Bishop School Board Forum video recording:
Bishop City Council Forum video recording:
Voting is an important part of our democracy and of being an active and engaged community member. We encourage all registered voters to exercise their right to vote.


We had a wonderful visit with three local youth leaders last week. Bishop High School Seniors Scott Hennarty (red shirt), Cristofer Ruiz Sandoval and Emily Batcheller spoke to us of the great experiences they each had at the Rotary Youth Leadership Awakening camp at Grizzly Creek Ranch near Portola, CA in February. In addition to being a great outdoor camp experience, RYLA offers students an opportunity to grow as individuals and as leaders in their schools and communities. Along the way they also built communication and problem-solving skills. Scott, Cristofer and Emily shared stories about their adventures in rock climbing and on a confidence building ropes course and the fun of making new lasting friendships without the presence of cell phones!
Dr. Arndal and Dr. Kim delivered two babies by c-section with the resident physician in the newly rehabilitated operating room and installed pessaries in a dozen women.

For the second year in a row, Sunrise Rotary sponsored the Bishop Summer Kickoff, a celebration of summer fun, community and Bishop's cultural diversity.  This year's roundup featured local musicians, performances from the AkyMya dancers of the Bishop Paiute Tribe, the Susuaduumu Tanugadu Ribbon Dancers from the Big Pine Paiute Tribe, and traditional dances from Bishop's Gujarati community.  Thanks to over 40 local businesses for donations to our raffle, and to all the volunteers who showed up to help! 





Upcoming Events
Jacob Eide
Jun 01, 2022 7:30 AM
Betsy Mc Donald
Jun 08, 2022 7:30 AM
Qigong, Capacitar, and End of Life Doula
Jacob Eide
Jun 22, 2022 7:30 AM
21/22 recap
Meeting Responsibilities
Inspiration 2
January - Week 1
Eide, Jacob
January - Week 2
January - Week 3
Hardy, Tom
January Week 4
Helm, John
February - Week 1
Oconnell, Sherry
February - Week 2
Hubbard, M.C.
February - Week 3
Hunt, Frances
February - Week 4
Johnson, Bernadette
March - Week 1
Johnson, Jessica
March - Week 2
Keller, Randy
March - Week 3
Kingsbury, Maggie
March - Week 4
Leitch, Erik
April - Week 1
Loomis, John
April - Week 2
McDonald, Betsy
April - Week 3
McDowell, Phil
April - Week 4
McGuire, Jen
May - Week 1
Morse, Ed
May - Week 2
Sheehan, Sarah
May - Week 3
O'Sullivan, Nancy
May - Week 4
Parsons, Joanne
June - Week 1
Perez, Adam
June - Week 2
Rosenthal, John
June - Week 3
Rudolph, Marshall
June - Week 4
Schweizer, Deb
Food Pickup
Kingsbury, Maggie
Schweizer, Deb
Hardy, Tom
Speaker Coordinator
Berg, Celeste
Gabriel, Jeff
Schweizer, Deb
Delmas, Ramona