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A Message from the President

Dear Rotarians and Friends:

I am honored to extend a warm welcome to you as we embark on the Rotary Club of Savannah Sunrise's journey for the 2024-2025 Rotary Year. Since our affiliation with Rotary in 1997, we have remained steadfast in our commitment to community involvement and service. Our members are guided by the ethical principles that define Rotarians: "Is it the truth, is it fair to all concerned, will it build goodwill and better friendships, will it be beneficial

to all concerned?"

    As a proud affiliate of Rotary International, we stand among eight clubs in Savannah, Chatham County. Together, we are part of a global network comprising 1.2 million devoted individuals and more than 35,000 clubs. Rotary International's mission is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through our fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

    This year, we embrace the theme “The Magic of Rotary”. 2024-25 Rotary International president, Stephanie Urchick, says, "Members create that magic with every project completed, every dollar donated, and every new member of Rotary." Our past president, at Rotary's annual training, said, “The goal is to restore hope — to help the world heal from destructive conflicts and, in turn, to help us achieve lasting change for ourselves.” With determination and compassion, we stand united, igniting a spark of hope that transcends borders. Together, we sow seeds of resilience, nurturing a world where possibilities flourish and optimism thrives.

    At the Savannah Sunrise Rotary, we wholeheartedly involve ourselves in club and community projects that prioritize enhancing literacy, combating hunger, and preserving the environment. By effectively utilizing our time, skills, and available resources, we strive to lend a helping hand to local non-profit organizations in their pursuit of noble causes.

    Our primary fundraiser again this year will be a Golf Tournament for Operation Patriots FOBon November 8th, 2024, at Savannah Country Club. Our inaugural event last November was a great success. The tournament will continue to provide us with an opportunity to come together, enjoy a day of golf, and raise funds for this worthy cause. Operation Patriots FOB supports our brave men and women in the armed forces, providing them with the resources and support they need.

    Come and be a part of our breakfast meetings, where we guarantee you'll find inspiration in the captivating and thought-provoking speakers who join us. As early risers committed to learning and fostering a sense of togetherness, we kickstart our days on a positive note. We extend a warm welcome to individuals from all walks of life, be it different occupations, professions, or community volunteers, who share our unwavering enthusiasm for creating a meaningful and positive difference.

    Our programs are typically held on Thursday mornings during breakfast. Please consult our calendar of events for the scheduled meetings or reach out to me directly for more information.

    We wholeheartedly encourage you to pay us a visit and experience the spirit of service that drives the Savannah Sunrise Rotary. Together, let us imagine and create a brighter future for our community and beyond.



President 2024-25

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