Year-end Meeting
Jun 27, 2017
Meet at Lakeview Terrace above Dockside
*** NO MEETING ***
Jul 04, 2017
Celebrate American Independance
Classification Talks
Jul 11, 2017
Sari Walt/Chris Guggemos
Bill Greenwood
Jul 18, 2017
Coeur d'Alene City Parks
Daniel Neese
Jul 25, 2017
retired superintendent of the American Cemetery in Normandy, France
Drew McNabb & Kelly Lattin
Aug 01, 2017
Coeur Greens
Classification talks
Aug 08, 2017
Bob Theissen/David Dean
Mary Terra-Burns
Aug 15, 2017
Use Your Power For Good
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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The regular weekly club meeting on July 4th has been cancelled.  Enjoy the holiday and we'll see you on the 11th!
Our 2015/2016 Youth Exchange student from Mexico, Fernanda Diaz, is pictured (far right) with three of her friends at her high school graduation.
At their regular weekly breakfast meeting, Sunrise Rotary Club of Coeur d’Alene recently granted $5000 in college scholarships to four students from CDA Charter Academy. 
Pictured from left, Shannon Harrison and her daughter Maya Burgess, Natalie Goetz and her dad Brian, Mason Mcgee and his mom Fondra,  John Sanchez and his mom Perlita and Sunrise Rotary Scholarship Committee representative Jeff Voeller.
Sunrise Rotary is a part of Rotary International, an international service organization whose  purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and to advance goodwill and peace around the world.
Sunrise Rotary meets for breakfast every Tuesday morning at  7:00 at the Coeur d'Alene Resort Convention Center.  Guests and potential new members are always welcome.
Success!  Our project to provide water at the Wana Duma Eco-Village has been completed.  The solar-powered pump and water storage tanks are in place. 
Jon Mueller previews his book "Private Park, Public Park"
CDA Schools Supt. Matt Handleman gives us an overview about the upcoming Bond & Levy requests...
Barb & Marty Mueller show off the exciting things happening at Gizmo-CDA!
Spencer Callister (little brother to Charter Student of the Month Rachel) draws for Dustin...and wins! Dustin splits the winnings with Spencer & PolioPlus!
February Student of the Month Rachel Callister with Charter Music instructor Michael Harrison.
President Bryan pins Ada Loper with a Paul Harris +4 pin!
Former Rotary Youth Exchange Student, Charlotte Gardes, (2007-2008) recently received her Masters Degree in Economics.  Her thesis was titled "The impact of capital requirements on bank lending: credit supply in light of the Basel III standards implementation" - Wow!  We are so proud of you!
Charlotte with her parents Pascal & Letizia

Winner of the 2017 PRINCESSES’ TROPHY
Most beautiful float 35’ and under


A very 'spirited' Student of the Month! Marie Zaragoza was excited to join us for breakfast, and is excited to be a CDA Charter Academy Student of the Month!
Sandy Emerson wins a Buck Knife in the 50/50.
Mitch Owens of the BLM explains recreation plans for the Blue Creek Bay area. He was joined by Kurt Pavlat and Debbei Paul for a very informative presentation on BLM plans for two areas in Kootenai County.
Congratulations, Jeff Conroy on your Paul Harris Fellowship Award.
Teresa Espe was worried that she couldn't fill 10-15 minutes of Classification Talk. Great job, Teresa!
Karen Cook's classification talk reminds us of all she does for others!
Hilary Anderson of the City of CDA explains exactly what a Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon is...
Proposed upgrades to West Seltice are explained by Matt Gillis of Welch-Comer Engineers.
Venture High's October Student of the Month Tristan Morgan.
EXCEL Board President Steve Roth explains the goals of EXCEL...
Daniel Connelly and Miranda Anderson were our RYLA campers this summer. Daniel showed us some highlights and shared a video greeting from Miranda!
Venture High Senior Dan DeFalco was our September Student of the Month. He shared his feelings about the school and his future plans.
Who knew? The Director of the Kootenai County Office of Emergency Management, Sandy Von Behren explained to our club just a small part of what went into the Cascadia Rising exercise this summer!
Members of the NIC Womens Soccer team at our September 6 meeting at the Hagadone Event Center - left to right: Jessica Scott, Emily Aspen, Cori Holmes, Jocelyn Cook-Cox and Assistant Coach Becky Thompson.
District 5080 Governor Kees van der Pol and his wife Mayumi told of their Rotary lives during our July 26 meeting.
Sunrise Rotarians Mark Fisher and Wayne Ellenbecker get a close-up look at a demonstration of a tactical shield by CDA Police Officers  (L-R) Craig Buhl, Steve Harris, Nick Lowry and Johann Schmitz.  Nearly $6000 was raised to assist the Police Department at the club’s annual fundraiser event last October.  After consulting with the Police Chief and Sgt. Greg Moore’s wife, it was determined that this was the type of safety equipment Sgt. Moore would have chosen to help protect fellow officers. Those funds enabled the Department to purchase 3 of the tactical shields. 
At our Tuesday, July 12 meeting, Rudy Lopez gives us a great presentation about the Eastern Washington State Veterans cemetery.
At our June 28th meeting, Incoming President Bryan Taylor and outgoing President Jeff Mahon load up on coffee...
At our June 14 meeting we welcomed two new members. President Jeff pins Paula Pinkerton while her husband Gary looks on. Later, they both entertained us with their classification talk.
At our June 7 meeting, Winton Elementary Principal Karen Troxel chats with David Gibbs & President Jeff after her presentation about the Winton Rotary Readers.
We learned a LOT about Osprey at our May 31 breakfast. Thank you Wayne Melquist!
At our May 10 breakfast, Sunrise Rotarian LaDonna Beaumont told us about S.O.A.R.I.N.G. and it's impact on young people in our community.
Ginger Wireman of the Washington State Dept of Ecology tells us lots of things we didn't know about the Hanford area!
...why can't we meet here every week...?
Dani Zibell-Wolfe, Volunteer Director, IronMan CDA
CDA Charter Academy Student of the Month Josh Moehring.
Kelsey Parker tells us all about First Tee of the Inland NW...
Mike's stylin the glasses as he presents the Constitutional Minute...
On Saturday, April 16, Sunrise Rotarian Tom Tessendorf embraced his nautical side at the Hayden Chamber banquet.
An incredible Paul Harris Fellow PLUS 8 for Karen Cook!
CDA Charter Academy Student of the Month Katie Givens describes her years at Charter...
Incoming President Bryan Taylor updates the club about where we stand on our Visioning goals...
Native North Idahoan and Idaho State Historical Society Trustee Don Pischner entertains our club about things from Idaho's past (and present)!
On March 8, two students from Nihongo (Japanese) Club tell our club about their plans to visit Japan this summer.
CDA Charter Academy Student of the Month Stephanie Kociela tells us about herself.
Friday Rotarian Sandy Patano makes a point during the Primary Election 101 presentation, with help from Sunrise Rotarian Denny Davis (not pictured...)
ANNALYSE VANCHIERI is our February student of the month from Venture High School!
Sunrise Rotarians listen as Nicole Kahler tells what's new at CDA 2030...
Greta Gissel gives an overview of Kids Camp, part of the CDA 2030 presentation on February 23.
Stan Schedler & Fred Quigley at the Sunrise Rotary booth at the CDA Chamber After-Hours Business Fair.
Club President Jeff Mahon tries to make a blood donor out of Mike Beck while pinning him as a Paul Harris Fellow.
Michael Long of the INBC...in search of 200 units a day!
Troy Tymeson picks the wrong card from Wayne Ellenbecker, so the pot continues to grow...
Welcome back, Brian Goetz!
BNSF Regional Public Affairs Director Ross Lane points out the efficiency and safety of freight trains during our January 19th meeting.
Steve Welch doesn't draw the joker from Wayne Ellenbecker's deck...
Program speaker Lucinda Ade is fired up about Great Shape, Inc.-Jamaica...
At our first meeting of 2016, we met CDA Charter's Rob Gaines...who has already been accepted to the US Merchant Marine Academy, but may wind up at one of the other US Academies as well...
Fred Quigley was inducted, and gave his classification talk, at our January 5th meeting.  Welcome Fred!
2015-2016 Exchange students Maria Fernanda Diaz Valdez from Mexico (L) and  Ana Flavia de Souza Resende from Brazil  with Club President Jeff Mahan at our December 29th meeting.
Over 20 visitors joined the fun of our Family Christmas meeting on December 22...
Proud Papa Jeff Voeller records sons Jace & Jared during our Family Christmas.
Tom Tessendorf doesn't win the 50/50...
Venture High School instructor Gary Day introduces Student of the Month Shana Mount.
After a great update about the Coeur d'Alene Carousel project, President Jeff passes a $2000 check  to Cari Fraser (L) and Rita Snyder.
President Jeff presents Mike Ward with his Paul Harris +1 pin!
Sunrise Rotarian Joanna Adams introduces Bob Small (L) from RSVP and Jeffery Hill (R) from the Area Agency On Aging at our December 7th meeting.
Ron Weaver spent many years as a professional meatcutter, before a rare disease left him in constant pain.  At our December 1 meeting, he tells us about how he discovered "A Way Forward".
Our December Student of the Month from CDA Charter Academy told the club on December 1 that her bio is pretty short because "I'm only 15!"  We're sure there'll be plenty more ahead for Mae Alexander.
Four members of the Lake City High School Business Professionals of America tell us about their group.  They joined our annual Poinsettia fundraiser and sold over 100 plants to benefit their club.  Pictured are Emily Behrens, Anna Shaw, Cameron Cates and Erin Hague.  Advisor Bob Quant also attended the breakfast.
Our November Student of the Month from Venture High School, Mariah Miller, tells the Club a little about herself at our November 24th meeting.
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...
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
Community Service Chair
Director 2017-2018
Membership Chair
Director 2016-2019
Director 2016-2019
Director 2014-2017
Director 2014-2017
Director 2015-2018
Director 2015-2018
Foundation Chair
Youth Exchange Officer
Public Relations
Interact Committee Chair
June 2017