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!
Welcome!
 
 
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 out more about our club,  you can send us an email via bishopsunriserotary@gmail.com.
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Home Page Stories
At our February 1st meeting, we were honored to have a panel of speakers from the Three Creeks Collective (Owens Valley Indian Water Commission and Core Partners) regarding the planned return of the Three Creeks property, a rare five-acre oasis, into tribal ownership and care ("Land Back").  The property would be a tribal sanctuary offering holist connections to indigenous culture, food sovereignty and land stewardship, water protection, healing, relationship building, education, and art.  Speakers from left to right are Jen Schlaich, Rosanna Marrujo, Teri Red Owl, Gigi Coyle (current title holder and steward), and Teena Pugliese.  We also saw this informative video: https://vimeo.com/775648108.
Foundation Chair Deb Schweizer presents District Governor Jeff Gabriel and his wife Jane with their major donor recognitions for donating $10,000 to the Rotary Foundation.
Bagpipe player Mike Allen helped celebrate DG Jeff Gabriel's official visit to his home club, with a surprise trombone assist from Robert Atlee. 
Bishop Rotarian Robert Atlee and Sunrise Rotarians John Loomis and Ed Morse really generated some donation energy!
Bishop Sunrise Rotarians Jay Smart and Bernadette Johnson drummed up some donations (and had nice music on a portable speaker as well)!
Bishop Sunrise Rotarians Jay Smart, Marshall Rudolph, and Randy Keller 
Runners are ready to go at the 2022 Santa Mile event on December 3rd, hosted by Bishop Sunrise Rotary, with all proceeds going to Polio Plus -- Rotary International's decades-long campaign to eradicate polio (and we're almost there).  Many thanks to all the participants and to our business sponsors: Mountain Rambler Brewery, Looney Bean Coffee, Laws Railroad Museum and Historic Site, and Black Sheep Coffee.  And congrats to the fastest three finishers: males Colin Bogdan (1st), Alexander Adkins (2nd), and Denzel Gomez (3rd); and females Marie Fitt (1st); Catie Grisham (2nd); and Carolyn Tomer (3rd).
On November 2, 2022, the Club held a social event honoring certain Non-Rotarians with Paul Harris Fellows for their volunteer work on the Club's project to provide much-needed medical supplies, equipment, and professional training to medical clinics in Chiapas, Mexico (a very rural, remote area of Mexico).  The project has been funded by global grants from the Rotary Foundation.  Bishop Sunrise Rotarian Ramona Delmas has spearheaded the project since its inception.  Honorees were local OB-GYN doctors Martha Kim and Jeanine Arndal, interpreters Jose Garcia and Julie Burns, and Rick Delmas (the "detail man").  Event attendees included two Interact Club officers, an RYE student and her host family, and members of the Rotary Club of Bishop (the noon club).
Bishop Sunrise Rotarian Ramona Delmas presented a moving PowerPoint explaining the history of this amazing service project, which she has spearheaded from day one.  Ramona received a well-deserved standing ovation for her work.
Paul Harris Fellow recipient OB-GYN doctor Martha Kim, who went to Chiapas multiple times to help train the doctors there.  Fellow OB-GYN Jeanine Arndal was also honored but was under the weather and unable to attend in person.
Paul Harris Fellow recipient Jose Garcia, an expert translator who has volunteered countless hours in support of the Chiapas project.  Fellow translator Julie Burns was also honored but was unable to attend in person.
Paul Harris Fellow recipient Rick Delmas was honored for his countless hours working behind the scenes as "the detail man" for the Chiapas project.
 
 
 
Jason Brown (on the left) was formally inducted as a member of Bishop Sunrise Rotary by President Marshall Rudolph.  His sponsor was Jeff Gabriel and his classification is Film Production (how cool!).  Jason is already an active member of the club, having participated in service projects, fundraisers, social events, and of course club meetings.  We're lucky to have him.  Welcome Jason!
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.
Upcoming Events
Speakers
Jen Whitney
Feb 08, 2023
River Queen Provisions (Old Ben Franklin's)
Lisa Kollins
Feb 15, 2023
The Superhero Project
Meeting Responsibilities
Inspiration
Robert Atlee
 
Food Pick-up
February
Loomis, John
 
Speaker Coordinator
February
Griffiths, Jeff