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The early birds of Sunrise Rotary get their Fridays off to a fun, friendly start every week. Meeting at Mimi’s at 7 AM is a surefire way to get the juices flowing and interest growing.
The club has maintained its ongoing service to the community with projects the members have developed over the thirteen plus years the club has been chartered through Rotary.
The Michaud Nursing home monthly activities include the favorite bingo and ice cream night and Christmas caroling. The club continues to sponsor Youth Exchange students both coming to Fulton and going out to various countries. Members also welcome adult Group Study Exchange teams, in which non-Rotarian young professionals are sent on a month long travel and study opportunity. Other international efforts include assisting with a Shelter Box, which provides shelter and cooking utensils for ten people in a disaster area, Books for the World and providing clean water with the Honduras Water Filter Project and Water for Sudan Project. The annual scholarship helps support a Fulton high school graduate’s studies at a two-year or vocational school. The club assists the Salvation Army at Christmas with the Kettle Drive and provides a dictionary to every third grade student in the Phoenix schools with the annual Dictionary Project.
Some of the other community programs supported this year include the Fulton YMCA, OCO Bowl-A-Thon, Catholic Charities, the Red Cross, Oswego County Literacy Volunteers, All Saints Church Community Dinners, United Way, Hurricane Sandy, ARC of Oswego County, Fulton Public Library, the Polish Home, CNY Arts Center, Mayberry Day which is a clean-up of sections of our City, and the Blizzard Bag Program for OCO where bags are filled with food and drinks that can be consumed by the participants of the Meal Program when inclement weather makes regular delivery impossible.
The group conducts several fundraisers to support their community service including the Memorial Day Salute, an Italian dinner, a pork barbecue dinner and an annual Golf Tournament.
Sunrise Rotary Club of Fulton invites anyone interested in finding out more about the Fulton Sunrise Rotary Club to contact Ro Kemmis at 592-4486 or Patrick Waite at 592-4641 and be a guest at our meeting held at 7 AM each Friday at Mimi’s in Fulton.

Front Row, left to right: Donna Kestner. Peggy Donnelly, Dennis Goss, Linda Rossiter, Carol Vescio Back Row, left to right: Dan Farfaglia, Doug Stevens, Jean Cieszeski , Ellen Nowyj, Patrick Waite, Chad Whelsky, LaVerne DeLand and Dave Bullard. NOT PICTURED: Ro Kemmis, Ed Garrow, Betty Maute, Mike DeLorme, Sylvia Langdon, Tess Kenney, Abby Wiertzema, Linda Eagan, Cindy Garrett, Jason Santiago and Mary Costigan.
Front Row, left to right: Donna Kestner. Peggy Donnelly, Dennis Goss, Linda Rossiter, Carol Vescio
Back Row, left to right: Dan Farfaglia, Doug Stevens, Jean Cieszeski , Ellen Nowyj, Patrick Waite, Chad Whelsky, LaVerne DeLand and Dave Bullard.
NOT PICTURED: Ro Kemmis, Ed Garrow, Betty Maute, Mike DeLorme, Sylvia Langdon, Tess Kenney, Abby Wiertzema, Linda Eagan, Cindy Garrett, Jason Santiago and Mary Costigan.