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Sydney-Sunrise Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 7:30 AM
Boston Pizza Restaurant
329 Prince Street
Sydney, NS  B1P 5K6
Canada
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ROTARY CLUB OF SYDNEY- SUNRISE
P.O.B. 231
SYDNEY, N.S
B1P 6H1
 
       Club # 31345
 
         District #7820
 
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Club Executives & Directors
President
Vice President
Immediate Past President
Treasurer
Secretary
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The Rotary Foundation
 
 
 
 
 
Rotary Clubs Provide More Dollars for Hospice Palliative Care through Ribfest 2016

Community and Rotary Clubs Provide More Dollars for Hospice Palliative Care through Ribfest 2016

Sydney, N.S…..As Open Hearth Park returns to soccer play and open green spaces, the Rotary Clubs of CBRM have packed up all the trappings of Ribfest 2016 and are pleased to announce a second significant donation to the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton.  

Thanks to the exceptional efforts by the Rotary Clubs of CBRM’s Sydney Ribfest 2016, the Hospice Palliative Care Society of Cape Breton will be the recipient of $70,000 donated by generous Cape Bretoners who “Gave a Little at the Gate” combined with the generous support of the four CBRM Rotary Clubs.  Gate proceeds amounted to almost $47,000 and the balance of $23,000 has been contributed by the Rotary Clubs, in addition to planning, staging and running Ribfest. This amount exceeds the total of $55,000 raised in 2015 and once all financial obligations are met for this year, it is the intention of the Clubs to contribute additional monies to the Hospice Residence Project, if available.  

Planning for Ribfest 2016 began 10 months ago and encompassed thousands of volunteer hours to bring the event to reality during those months and throughout the weekend of July 15th, 16th and 17th. “The move to our new location in Open Hearth Park meant many changes from last year.  We had to establish a new site design and expand plans to fill all the space we had our disposal so that those attending would have lots of opportunities to enjoy themselves in addition to savoring the great food prepared by the Ribbers,” notes Sydney Ribfest 2016 Co-Chair Sara Salter-Burke. “ Such a move brings along additional expenses and new lessons to learn. Overall, it seems to have been an extremely positive experience for everyone.”

“We know that the Hospice Palliative Care Society is very grateful to both the community and CBRM Rotary Club members for this significant contribution to the establishment of the new Hospice Residence," adds Co-Chair, Kevin Armstrong.  “Ribfest has become a successful signature local event for everyone, regardless of age, and Rotary is proud to be the driving force behind a three day event that captures the attention and participation of the community at large. We are especially indebted to our many sponsors who share our desire to create new and successful initiatives in the local area and like so many others, look forward to seeing the Society’s Hospice Residence plans come to fruition.”

This year Sydney Ribfest 2016 positioned itself with the theme of “more” – more food, more entertainment, more children’s activities, more parking and now can add “more money raised” for Hospice Palliative Care patients and families.

 
Sydney Ribfest Video 2016
 
Thank you to the sponsors and volunteers who supported our Sydney Ribfest 2016!!
July 15th; 16th & 17th 2016
 
 
John Malcolm named Rotarian Of The Year 2015/2016

Sydney Sunrise Rotary Announces "Rotarian Of The Year"

 
It's with great pleasure that the Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club announces our "Rotarian Of The Year" award this year to John Malcolm.
 
John has proven "Service Above Self" the Rotarian motto, involved in many areas on the club, Ribfest Sponsor chair and serving on community Service projects.
 
Well Done John Malcolm, thank you for your service to our community!!
(pictured with John, Sara Salter-Burke, Club President)
 
Destination Membertou "Prime Ribber" 2016

Sydney Ribfest Launch announcement June 6th at Membertou

"Destination Membertou"
Announce $10,000.00 Donation
to Rotary Ribfest 2016
has "Prime Ribber" Sponsor!
(pictured Chief Terry Paul, Membertou First Nation
& Sara Slater-Burke President
of the Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club)
 Membertou First Nation Join Hospice
Palliative Care Society Of Cape Breton
and Rotary Clubs in the C.B.R.M.
to Celebrate Another Ribfest
for July 15th; 16th & 17th
at Open Hearth Park, Sydney!
(pictured Chief Terry Paul; Sara Salter-Burke;
Dr. Anne Frances D"Intino,Hospice Palliative
Care Society; and John Malcolm, Ribfest
Sponsorship Chair)
 
Mayor Cecil Clarke of C.B.R.M.
presented with Rotary Cutting
Board Award has Major
sponsor again of Sydney Ribfest!
 
(pictured Sara Salter-Burke and Mayor Cecil Clarke)
 
Rotary Donation to Highland Arts Theatre

Sunrise Rotary Club Donation to Highland Arts Theatre

 
Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club makes a $500.00 donation to the Highland Arts Theatre in Sydney, accepting the cheque is Westley J.Colford, Artistic Director of the Highland Arts Theatre and pictured right D.A. Landry, Vice President of the Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club.  (June 6th 2016)
 
Salvation Army Donation 2016

Sydney Sunrise Rotary Donation

Sydney Sunrise Rotary present a $500. Donation to the Salvation Army!
 
 
 
Major Kent Hepditch attended our Rotary meeting on Thursday May 26th, 2016 pictured  with Rotarian Bill Vokey the presentation of $500. to the Salvation Army to continue their great community work.
 
Rotary Supports Loaves and Fishes

Sydney Sunrise donates $10,000.00 to Loaves and Fishes

Sydney Sunrise Rotary happy to donate $10,000.00 to help out with a new Dishwasher and other upgrades to the building on Charlotte St. Sydney.
 
(L to R) John Bond; Marco Amati; Rotary President Sara Burke & Rotarian Brian Beckett
 
 
 
Jack D'Orsay Sydney Sunrise Rotary NEW member

Sydney Sunrise Newest member Jack D'Orsay

 
The Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club welcomes our newest member Mr. Jack D'Orsay from Coxheath.
 
(Photo) Cheryl Card; Jack D'Orsay and Phil Thompson
March 24th/2016
 

Rotary's 111th Anniversary!!

On Thursday Feb.25th Rotary clubs mark the 111th anniversary of the first Rotary club meeting! For more than a century, Rotary members have been committed to serving others by taking action to improve communities locally and around the world.
 
Our 1.2 million-member organization started with the vision of one man—Paul P. Harris. The Chicago attorney formed one of the world’s first service organizations, the Rotary Club of Chicago, on 23 February 1905 as a place where professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships. Rotary’s name came from the group’s early practice of rotating meetings among the offices of each member.
 
 
 

SYDNEY RIBFEST 2016 ANNOUNCEMENT

 
 
 
IT'S TIME TO CELELBRATE AGAIN THIS SUMMER WITH CAPE BRETON'S BEST NEW EVENT!
 
SYDNEY RIBFEST PRESENTED BY THE ROTARY CLUBS OF CAPE BRETON!
 
 
 
 
New Member Tyrone Levingston

Sydney Sunrise Welcomes our newest member Tyrone Levingston

President Sara Burke welcomes our newest Rotarian Mr. Tyrone Levingston, President of the Cape Breton Highlanders Basketball team, next to Tyrone is his Rotarian sponsor Kevin Armstrong.
(Feb.11th/2016)
 
Membertou Band Council - receiving recognition for Prime Ribber Sponsorship

MEMBERTOU FIRST NATION BAND COUNCIL RECEIVE RECOGNITION FOR PRIME RIBBER SPONSORSHIP 2015 SYDNEY RIBFEST!

A big thank you to Membertou First Nation Band Council for stepping up to be our "Prime Ribber" sponsor at Sydney Ribfest 2015!
 
 
Club President Sara Burke and Kevin Armstrong visit Membertou Band Council with Presenation!
 
Sydney Sunrise Rotary Supporting Loaves & Fishes

Sydney Sunrise Rotary Continues Support Of Loaves & Fishes

Sydney Sunrise Rotary on going support of Sydney's largest food bank "Loaves and Fishes".  Our club purchases food supplies and serves the meal six times each year!
 

Hunger has been an issue since time immemorial. In 1981 a group of concerned citizens gathered in Sydney to discuss the problem. The result was the establishment of the Loaves and Fishes Community Kitchen. The non-profit restaurant was intended to be a temporary measure, but unfortunately the demand was so great that it is still in existence today.

Indeed, Marco Amati, Manager of the Inner City Churches Loaves and Fishes Society, recently acknowledged an increase this year in the number of people coming into the kitchen for a meal.

Pictured L-R (Marco Amati, Loaves and Fishes and Terry Miller, Sydney Sunrise Rotary)
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Whitney Pier Boys & Girls Club Donation

Sydney Sunrise Rotary Supports Whitney Pier Boys and Girls New Club Renovation!

Sydney Sunrise Rotary presents a cheque of $20,000.00 to Chester Borden of the Whitney Pier Boys and Girls Club to help with new expansion of the Club House in Whitney Pier.
 
Pictured L to R....Sydney Sunrise Rotary President Sara Burke; Rotarian Dave Muise; Chester Borden (Boys and Girls club Director and Brian Beckett Rotary Community Service Chair!
Jan.21/2016
 
Ribfest Sponsors 2016 kick off

Sydney Ribfest Sponsor kick off 2016..Boston Pizza and TD Bank

Sydney Sunrise Rotary Ready to kick off the 2016 edition of Sydney Ribfest July 15th; 16th & 17th at The Open Hearth Park in Sydney!
 
 
 
First sponsors to step up with support Boston Pizza-Sydney
Photo( Lto R) Club President Sara Burke; Gord and Cheryl Card owner/operator of Boston Pizza Sydney and Kevin Armstrong Co-chair.
(Jan.21st 2016)
Thanks to TD Bank for stepping up to support Cape Breton's Best New event "Sydney Ribfest" supporting Hospice Cape Breton!
 
 
Club President Sara Burke with TD Branch Manager Bill Vokey and Co-chair of Sydney Ribfest Kevin Armstrong!
Jan.21st 2016
 
Sunrise Rotary Donation to Cape Breton Miners Museum

 

Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club President Sara Burke (right) with Mary Pat Mombourquette with $500, donation to The Cape Breton Miners Museum, Glace Bay. (Thursday Jan.7th/2016)
 
 
Museum is trying to raise funds to repair our crumbling infrastructure. You can find out more about it here: https://www.gofundme.com/minersmuseum
 
 
Rotary District 7820 Conference Video 2016
 

CHECK OUT THE DISTRICT 7820 CONFERENCE VIDEO

 
This is the official promotional video for the 2016 Rotary District 7820 Conference that will be held in Truro, May 12-15, 2016
Hosted at the Best Western Plus Glengarry Hotel.
 
 
Ugly Sweather Winners 2015
Every contest must have Winners...Boy do we have WINNERS!!
Aurella Landry and David Dunn Runner ups to Linda Crockett Winner with a Homemade Gem
Judged by Fruit Cake King Dave Muise (Dec.24th 2015)
 
 
Rotarians Welcome Christmas 2015 with Ugly Sweater Day
Sydney Sunrise Rotary members celebrate Ugly Sweater Day Christmas Eve 2015!!
 
 
Sydney Sunrise Rotary welcomes Laura Gallant
 
WELCOME OUR NEWEST ROTARIAN LAURA GALLANT (Dec 10th 2015  photo L-R Sponsor Linda Crockett; Laura Gallant and President Sara Burke
 
New Rotarian Dr. David Dunn
SYDNEY SUNRISE ROTARY WELCOMES OUR NEWEST MEMBER..DR. DAVID DUNN (photo with DA Landry; David Dunn and Kevin Armstrong)
 
 
TRUE ROTARIAN FOR 2015 - BLAIR GALLOP
SYDNEY SUNRISE ROTARY "TRUE ROTARIAN" 2015 IS BLAIR GALLOP!  (photo with DG 7820 Jim Goit)
Oct.8th 2015
 
District Governor Jim Goit
 
SYDNEY SUNRISE ROTARY WELCOMES DISTRICT GOVERNOR FOR 7820 JIM GOIT TO OUR MEETING OCT.8TH/2015
 
Rotary Whaler Boat Team 2015
 
A fun day for a great cause. Our team members from the Rotary Whaler Boat Races, Sunday September 13th at Northern Yahct club, North Sydney!
 
Sydney Ribfest 2015 winners

List of Award Winners.

Best Ribs
1st Silver Bullet BBQ
2nd Camp 31 BBQ
3rd Crabby's BBQ Shack

Best Chicken
1st Bibb's Bar-B-Q
2nd Billy Bones BBQ Canada
3rd Silver Bullet BBQ

Best Sauce
1st Silver Bullet BBQ
2nd Billy Bones
3rd Bibb's Bar-B-Q

Peoples Choice Best Ribs
- Billy Bones BBQ

Peoples Choice Best Chicken
- Silver Bullet BBQ

Peoples Choice Best Sauce
- Billy Bones BBQ

 

 
Are You The Missing Piece?
 
 
 
It is time to make that commitment. Are you interested in joining Rotary?
 
Are you The Missing Piece? For more information, look at www.rotary.org  and here in Sydney, Nova Scotia, contact Membership Director Eveyln Schaller by email at deschaller@ns.sympatico.ca
 
Watch the short video below to learn more. You really are The Missing Piece.
 
 
Sydney Ribfest 2015 Membertou Cheque Presentation
 
Sydney Sunrise Rotary and Sydney Rotary say Thank You to Membertou First Nation has "Master Ribber" Chief Terry Paul (right) presents cheque for $10,000.00 to Dr. Anne Francis D'Intino ,Hospice Cape Breton (left) and Sara Salter-Burke and Kevin Armstrong (middle) co chairs for the Sydney Ribfest 2015!! (Wednesday May 27th 2015)
 
Presidential Citation 2015
 
SYDNEY SUNRISE ROTARY PRESIDENT CHERYL CARD ACCEPTS THE PRESIDENTIAL CITATION AND DG'S GREAT WORK CHALLENGE AWARD FOR THE SYDNEY SUNRISE ROTARY CLUB FROM 7820 DISTRICT GOVERNOR STELLAR ROY AT ROTARY CONVENTION IN HALIFAX, MAY 2015!
 
Offical Rib Cutting for Sydney Ribfest 2015
 
THE OFFICIAL "RIB CUTTING" KICK OFF TO SYDNEY RIBFEST 2015 THIS JULY 10TH; 11TH &12TH PRESENTED BY THE ROTARY CLUBS OF SYDNEY...(Pictured L-R  Dr. Ann Francis D"Intino, Hospice Cape Breton; Sara Salter Burke, Rib Fest Co chair; CBRM Mayor Cecil Clarke; and CBRM Councilor Eldon MacDonald)  Monday April 27th 2015
 
 
Mid Winter Social Feb 21 2015
 
Members of the Sydney Sunrise Rotary Club enjoying Mid Winter Social on Snow Shoes on the Mira River Feb.21st 2015
 
Sunrise Rotary New Members Feb 2015
 
Sunrise Rotary Club Welcomes Three New members...Club membership chair Evelyn Schaller & Rotary Sponsor DA Landry with Linda Crockett; Everett Reid  & Glen MacDonald Feb.12th 2015
 
President Cheryl Card Video Jan 2015
 
 
 
Sydney Sunrise Rotary - Présentation Française
 
 
Rotary Cheque presentation Nov.22/2014
SYDNEY SUNRISE ROTARY
PRESENTS
$500.00
TO KICK OFF SALVATION ARMY RED KETTLE CAMPAIGN
 
Saturday Nov.22nd /2014
 
Wal-Mart  Sydney River
(President Cheryl Card with Major Kent Hepditch of the Salvation Army)
 
New members Nov 2014
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SYDNEY SUNRISE ROTARY WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS MICHELLE VOKEY AND BLAIR GALLOP Pictured with Club President Cheryl Card (left) and Sponsor Evelyn Schaller Nov.20th 2014
 
Rotaract Sign Up at C.B.U.
 
 
Members of the Sydney Rotary & Sydney Sunrise Rotary at C.B.U. for Rotaract Sign up September 18th/2014
 
Loaves and Fishes BBQ 2014
SYDNEY-SUNRISE ROTARY MEMBERS RAYMACNEIL; CHARLIE CUFF; AURELLE LANDRY AND BRIAN BECKETT (KEVIN ARMSTRONG TAKING PHOTO) FUNDED AND PREPARE BBQ FOR LOAVES AND FISHES ON JULY 19TH 2014!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Club Member Aurelle Landry
Rotary club of Sydney Sunrise Welcomes newest member Aurelle Landry of Sydney pictured with Bill Vokey (left) and Kevin Armstrong, Aurelle's sponsor  (right) Thursday May 1st/2014
 
 
 
 

Annual Whaler Boat Races

in support of the Cape Breton Regional Hospital Foundation

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On Saturday, June 15th, the Sydney-Sunrise Rotary hosted the annual Whaler Boat Races at the Dobson Yacht Club in Westmount.

THANKS TO ALL OUR TEAMS WE RAISED OVER $6200.00

 
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