Club Information

Welcome to Scottsdale Sunrise Rotary

Scottsdale Sunrise

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 7:00 AM
McCormick Ranch Golf Club
7505 East McCormick Parkway
Scottsdale, AZ  85258-3429
United States of America
(480) 998-4476
District Site
Venue Map
Volume 7
Oct 09, 2019
No Meeting
Oct 24, 2019
Social Event at 5:30 at McCormick Golf Club
Dennis Haberer
Oct 31, 2019
The Rotary Vocational Fund of AZ
Rebecca Masterson
Nov 07, 2019
Generation Justice
Fletcher Wilcox
Nov 14, 2019
Grand Canyon Title Agency
Ruth Sanchez
Nov 21, 2019
Project C.U.R.E.
Volunteers of the Week
Club & Rotary Happenings...
Annual Back to School Event!πŸŽ’ πŸ‘š βœοΈ Fantastsic event that provided backpacks, school supplies, & clothing to over 1000 in need Scottsdale students!! πŸ‘§πŸ§’πŸ«βœοΈπŸ““πŸ– πŸŽ’SSRC members assisted the City of Scottsdale and Vista del Camino Community Center with distribution of school supplies and girl’s clothing. βœοΈ πŸ‘š πŸ˜Š. Thanks to all who participated and we look forward to next year’s event! πŸ™πŸ» πŸ˜Š πŸ˜ƒ
Celebrating today’s installation of Keith Walter as our 2019-2020 President! πŸŽ‰ πŸŽŠ Great reflections today on the achievements of this past year of outgoing President Jake Duffy. Looking forward to exciting new opportunities and growth in 2020! πŸ˜ƒ
Since 2001, BHHS Legacy Foundation and Legacy Connection have supported projects, programs, and organizations that improve health and quality of life for those in our community who are most in need. Their funding focuses on four key areas: increasing access to healthcare; improving community health; expanding Arizona’s healthcare workforce; and strengthening the community.
Scottsdale Sunrise Rotary has had the pleasure of working with BHHS Legacy Foundation and Legacy Connection for over ten years.  We have a great working relationship with CEO,Gerald Wissink, who has assisted us numerous times with matching grants for the back to school programs we participate with Vista del Camino.
This year it is our pleasure to provide Scottsdale Community Partners with a check for $12,000, ($5,000 from Scottsdale Sunrise Rotary Foundation, $1,000 from Jake Duffy (President of Scottsdale Sunrise Rotary), and the BHHS match of $6,000).  This will assist in financing the July 2019 Scottsdale Back to School that assists over 1,000 Scottsdale children in need.  We are thankful to Gerry and BHHS Legacy Foundation and Legacy Connection in helping us provide this assistance. 
Nicole Keniston, Gerry Wissink, Shu Oh, Jenny Adams, Gene Munoz-Villafane, Maddie Murphy-Larkiz, Rosemary Karlin, Jake Duffy 

The Scottsdale Sunrise Rotary Club proudly presents its 2019 Charity Golf Tournament. The golf tournament raises funds specifically for the 34th annual Special Day for Special Kids event hosted by the club at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park.

Special Day for Special Kids offers children with special needs and their families a carefree day of fun in the sun. The event includes food, games, and attractions, and is 100% free for the almost 3,000 people who attend!

The golf tournament will be held at Ancala Country Club on March 25, 2019. Come join us for a great day of golf, food, and fun while supporting a remarkable event for special needs children!

Learn More, Register, or Donate Today at:

What a great day for Special Day for Special Kids.  The weather was questionable on Friday, but the sun came out for the 34th Annual Special Day for Special Kids and everyone had a great time.  We had the usual Free lunch, drinks, pop corn, ice cream, games, vendors, climbing wall and bouncy things.  The petting zoo and pony rides were there and of course McCormick Stillman Railroad park was a great partner.  Raising Special Kids got the word out to all special needs families in Arizona.  The Mechanical Society provided FREE train and carousel rides.  Was a great day for the kids to enjoy the event.  SAVE THE DATE:  Saturday, February 22,2020 for the 35th Annual SDSK!
Saturday, February 24, 2018 was a great fun filled day for Special Kids and their families.  Scottsdale Sunrise Rotary has sponsored this event for the last 33 years, which is held at McCormick Stillman Railroad Park to provide a great day for the kids to just be themselves. 
We provide lunch, drinks, ice cream, popcorn, bouncy things, pony rides, petting zoo, train rides, carousel rides, local team mascots and cheerleaders, games with prizes, fire trucks, vendors to assist the families in their needs, and all totally free.
This year with the colder weather, we had about 2200 people in attendance.  As the day grew on, the weather warmed and everyone had a great time.
We support this project with our annual Golf Tournament which will be on Friday, March 23, 2018 at Starfire Golf Course.  If you have interest in participating in our event, please go to and sign up to play golf, sponsor a whole, participate in our 50/50 raffle, or just to make a donation.
We also have a number of great companies who contribute to Special Day for Special Kids with donations of the park areas at McCormick Stillman Railroad Park, The Mechanical Society for the free train and carousel rides, Albertsons for food and drinks, Gatorade for drinks, Frito Lay for chips, Shamrock for ice cream, and Penske trucks.  We also had help with our games from ASU Rotaract, Saguaro Interact, Boy Scout Troup #30 and #649.  We wish to thank them for their continued support.
October 2019
Upcoming Events
Officers & Chairs
Immediate Past President
Vice President
Community Service
Vocational Services
International Service
Club Administration
Youth Service
President, Club Foundation
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Lauren Katz
    October 1
  • Alli Roth
    October 13
  • Kathy Lane
    October 21
  • Zack Smith
    October 26
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Pat Burns
    October 1
  • Jim Burns
    Pat Burns
    October 11
  • David Ortega
    Rosemary Gannon
    October 25
  • John Burgraff
    October 29
Join Date:
  • Steven Clasen
    October 1, 2010
    9 years
  • Rich Leibundgut
    October 2, 2012
    7 years
  • Kathy Lane
    October 10, 2018
    1 year
  • Keith Morris
    October 12, 2012
    7 years
  • David Ortega
    October 14, 1991
    28 years
  • Terry Kutzbach
    October 15, 1983
    36 years