Coeur d'Alene Sunrise Rotary Club

Dec 01, 2015
Ron Weaver - A Way Forward
& CDA Charter Student of the Month
Dec 08, 2015
Bob Small - Area Agency On Aging
& Sunrise Rotary Annual Meeting
Dec 15, 2015
& Venture HS Student of the Week

Club Information

Welcome to our club!

Coeur d'Alene Sunrise

Service Above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
Coeur d' Alene Resort
115 S. Second Street
Coeur d'Alene, ID  83814
United States
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Ada Loper & Steve Welch (with a little helper!)
Jeff & Linda Mahon dishing up the soup.

Talia Ferguson was our CDA Charter Academy Student of the Month, recognized at our November 3 meeting!


Sunrise Rotary President Jeff Mahon exchanges banners with Exchange student Fernanda Diaz from Mazatlán, Mexico at our November 10 meeting.



Still no winner...



Sunrise Rotarian Russell Volz presents a great fundraising idea...




Visiting Friday Rotarian Wanda Quinn didn't pick the joker...
Karen Cook presents Kim Wilson with a Paul Harris Fellowship honor...
Dan Burnham updates the club on the recent board meeting...
U-I's Lauren Parker gave the club an insight into how climate changes are impacting NW agriculture...

Coeur d'Alene "Friday" Club President Ron Ouren welcomes everyone to the annual combined meeting, on a blustery Friday, October 30...
Rotarians from throughout Kootenai County recite the Pledge Of Allegiance at the Friday, October 30 combined meeting.

Sunrise Rotarian Steve Welch holds his 4-month old daughter during our October 20th meeting...

District 5080 Governor Mike Dalessi described some of his "aha" moments at our Tuesday, October 20 meeting.

Venture High School October Student of the Month Aly Calder (left), and Venture teacher Whitney Mezich at our October 20th breakfast.

Christina Hull shared a great video and some important information about Children's Village at our September 29th meeting.

On September 22, Karen Cook brought pictures of and messages from our HELP Honduras Students.  The club sponsors 10 elementary & high school students from Tegucigalpa, Honduras –  Their parent(s) live and work in the public market and cannot afford the uniforms, shoes and school supplies for their kids to attend school.  Our sponsorship covers those items and health check-ups for the students.
At our Sept. 22nd meeting Laura Little and Ada Loper gave a report on their trip to the Rotary International convention last June in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Sgt-At-Arms Dustin pays off on a friendly "agreement" with Tom Tessendorf following the Seahawks' loss to Green Bay.
New Member Russell Volz talks about coffee...He'll be back in November to continue his presentation on "Fair Trade".
Wayne Cofield wins the 50/ stop...Vegas!
President Jeff Mahon looks on as September Venture High Student of the Month Ryan DeFranco speaks.
At our September 8th meeting, Julie Mitchell of Money Management International had some amazing stats for us!

New member Russell Volz receives his pin from Sponsor Joanna Adams. Russell followed with his Classification talk...and how much fun he had!
A new school year has begun.  Instead of speaking, CDA Charter Academy Student of the Month Alex Hastings played violin for the club.
2015-2016 Exchange students Maria Fernanda Diaz Valdez from Mexico (L) and  Ana Flavia de Souza Resende from Brazil introduce themselves.
Rudy Klein's twin brother Randy gave our invocation...and didn't win the 50/50.

Rebecca Kay explains the Wana Duma Kenya Children's Project at our August 25 meeting.

New member Heather Alexander gives her Classification Talk at our August 18 Meeting.

Jobs Plus Director Gynii Gilliam updates our club about the work of Jobs Plus.

The Lake City String Quartet (L-R, Karen Hoatson, April Martin, Kristina Phillips, Sandy Daniel) played a few pieces for the club on July 28. All 4 are members of the CDA Symphony.

Nick Smoot is spearheading the 2nd Annual "Think BIG" Festival in Coeur d'Alene, August 20-22

International Eye Institute spokesperson Mary Sibulsky tells the club about the group's work in Central America.

Visiting Rotarian Doreen Kelsey shares information about how Rotarians are making a difference in infant and maternal health in Bangladesh.


2015-16 Sunrise Rotary Club President Jeff Mahan collects his thoughts before the July 7 meeting.





Sunrise Rotarian Kim Wilson and his wife Jody look on as visiting former exchange student Lisa Gjessing of Denmark thanks the club.  Rotarian Joanna Adams is shown in the background.




Sandy doesn't win...





Beverly Roots of Path tells the club about how foster families make a difference.


Troy didn't win...check out the three images!
President Laura presents a $2500 check to Vicky Nelson & Debbie Jeffery of the Kootenai Humane Society.
Jeff Voeller is honored for his term on the Board!
Past President Rudy Klein is leaving the board, too.  President Laura comments that she's looking forward to being a Past President!
Outgoing Secretary & Board Member Judi Cronin left not-too-specific instructions in the minutes regarding her plaque!
2015-2016 Club President Jeff Mahan presents outgoing President Laura Little with a plaque honoring her year at the helm.

Vicky Nelson & Debbie Jeffery of the Kootenai Humane Society visited Sunrise Rotary on Tuesday, June 16 along with Emma.  Vicky e-mailed the next day to say:

Just a note of thanks for giving us the opportunity to share our story.  Thought you should know - Emma was adopted yesterday!  A gentleman was looking for a dog who just wanted to hang out at home and be a friend.  What a perfect match it was. 

Hope to see you again soon,



Theresa Moran of Project SEARCH explains the program to Sunrise Rotarians, as program intern Chris Leighton looks on.

Sunrise Rotary honored Venture High School Student of the Month Tylee Hanlan (right) with her English teacher Lex Levy.

$5000 in scholarships was shared among 4 students, awarded this tuesday at Sunrise Rotary,  Pictured are (L-R), Maggie McSwain - Brown & Dakota Bailey from Venture High School, Scholarship Committee Chair Jeff Voeller, Jodi Grantham & Emma  McCormick  from Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy.

Event Organizer & Incoming President Jeff Mahan (left) honors Sunrise Rotary's Charter Members...can you name them??
Sunrise Rotarians, Charter members & guests enjoy the sunshine at CDA Cellars during our 20th Anniversary party.
Sunshine, wine & great Rotary memories at Sunrise Rotary's 20th Anniversary party at CDA Cellars.

Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Director 2015-2018
Director 2013-2016
Director 2013-2016
Director 2014-2017
Director 2014-2017
Director 2015-2018
Director 2015-2018
Foundation Chair
Youth Exchange Officer
Vice President
Website Administrator
November 2015