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Modesto Sunrise Rotary members volunteer communitywide, throughout the year; like this readinat local elementary schools for Dr. Seuss day.

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Modesto Sunrise Rotary

Chartered on March 27, 1985, has been very active in community and international projects since its inception. We are a group of nearly 100 dedicated professional men and women whose motto is “Service Above Self”. Our various fundraising efforts have donated over $1.6 million to various projects, charities and groups.

Youth

We sponsor youth scholarships, speech contests, exchange students to foreign countries and foreign students here, as well as numerous other local programs that benefit our youth.

Friendship

Rotary builds lifelong friendships among members as they fulfill beneficial needs locally and abroad.

'Service above Self'

More than just words - it's our way of life.

The Four Way Test

From the earliest days of the organization, Rotarians were concerned with promoting high ethical standards in their professional lives. One of the world’s most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics is The Four-Way Test, which was created in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor (who later served as RI president) when he was asked to take charge of a company that was facing bankruptcy.

This 24-word test for employees to follow in their business and professional lives became the guide for sales, production, advertising, and all relations with dealers and customers, and the survival of the company is credited to this simple philosophy. Adopted by Rotary in 1943, The Four-Way Test has been translated into more than a hundred languages and published in thousands of ways. It asks the following four questions:

Of the things we think, say or do:

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  3. Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Upcoming Events

Avenues of Service

We channel our commitment to service at home and abroad through five Avenues of Service, which are the foundation of club activity.

  • Club Service focuses on making clubs strong. A thriving club is anchored by strong relationships and an active membership development plan.
  • Vocational Service calls on every Rotarian to work with integrity and contribute their expertise to the problems and needs of society. Learn more in An Introduction to Vocational Service and the Code of Conduct.
  • Community Service encourages every Rotarian to find ways to improve the quality of life for people in their communities and to serve the public interest. Learn more in Communities in Action: A Guide to Effective Projects.
  • International Service exemplifies our global reach in promoting peace and understanding. We support this service avenue by sponsoring or volunteering on international projects, seeking partners abroad, and more.
  • Youth Service recognizes the importance of empowering youth and young professionals through leadership development programs such as Interact, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, and Rotary Youth Exchange.

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It’s that time of year! 🎄We’re working to make the holidays a bit brighter for kids in our community with the Community Christmas Tree @cct4kids If you’re able to give the gift of time, here’s some information on volunteering!

It’s that time of year! 🎄We’re working to make the holidays a bit brighter for kids in our community with the Community Christmas Tree @cct4kids If you’re able to give the gift of time, here’s some information on volunteering! ... See MoreSee Less

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Tim Boone, Attorney at Law with Berliner/Cohen has had an exciting career that’s included meeting Billy Graham in person and studying law in France!  Not bad for a local boy born and raised right here in Modesto!Image attachment

Tim Boone, Attorney at Law with Berliner/Cohen has had an exciting career that’s included meeting Billy Graham in person and studying law in France! Not bad for a local boy born and raised right here in Modesto! ... See MoreSee Less

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Vocational Talks-when selected members share their history and career path. This month past President, Alan Bailey shared his which included joining Modesto Sunrise Rotary in 1986 preceded by a Rotary club in Fresno in 1983.  Alan traced his path from Iowa farm boy to cowboy on a 30,000 acre cattle ranch to California student at Fresno State, to the Peace Corp and back to Fresno State and into Commercial Real Estate and finally into real estate development that started with 100 acres near the Fresno Airport in the 70’s.  Married to Jeanne, they have 2 children, numerous grandchildren and enjoy life immensely!Image attachment

Vocational Talks-when selected members share their history and career path. This month past President, Alan Bailey shared his which included joining Modesto Sunrise Rotary in 1986 preceded by a Rotary club in Fresno in 1983. Alan traced his path from Iowa farm boy to cowboy on a 30,000 acre cattle ranch to California student at Fresno State, to the Peace Corp and back to Fresno State and into Commercial Real Estate and finally into real estate development that started with 100 acres near the Fresno Airport in the 70’s. Married to Jeanne, they have 2 children, numerous grandchildren and enjoy life immensely! ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago
Tell Us Something few people know about you? For Jeff Redoutey it was the fact that he’s participated in 17 Marathons and 1 Ultra Marathon… WOW!!

Tell Us Something few people know about you? For Jeff Redoutey it was the fact that he’s participated in 17 Marathons and 1 Ultra Marathon… WOW!! ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago
This week’s :180’s  featuring Vicki Trask (that’s Dr. Trask)!  And Craig Harris! Moving, inspiring and totally AMAZING!

This week’s :180’s featuring Vicki Trask (that’s Dr. Trask)! And Craig Harris! Moving, inspiring and totally AMAZING! ... See MoreSee Less

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Out of the Ashes is the theme of not only Vicki’s biography book, but her life as she shared her journey from growing up on the streets, a “trash can kid” to Stanislaus County office of Education’s “Teacher of the Year” to Dean of Workforce Education at MJC and earning her PhD to become Dr. Trask.  Vicki reminds us, “We all have a story.  We all have a dream.” It’s relationships that brought Vicki to Modesto Sunrise Rotary and relationships that keep her here!Image attachment

Out of the Ashes is the theme of not only Vicki’s biography book, but her life as she shared her journey from growing up on the streets, a “trash can kid” to Stanislaus County office of Education’s “Teacher of the Year” to Dean of Workforce Education at MJC and earning her PhD to become Dr. Trask. Vicki reminds us, “We all have a story. We all have a dream.” It’s relationships that brought Vicki to Modesto Sunrise Rotary and relationships that keep her here! ... See MoreSee Less

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You are an inspiration Vicki!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻❤️

I’ll like to be more familiar with this beautiful family Modesto Sunrise Rotary ❤️

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