Club Service

Chairman: Ralph Carrasco

Social Activities:

  • Past President’s Kick-out Dinner
  • Summer Social
  • Christmas Social
  • Anniversary Dinner

COG Activities:

  • New Member Indoctrination
  • Club Bulletin
  • Directory
  • Programs


  • Bacchus and Brew
  • Raffle
  • Golf Tournament 

Community Service

Chairman: Kelly Tallant-Martin

Community service is the “Heartbeat of Rotary”. The third Avenue of Science to improve the quality of life in the community is by participating in numerous activities relating to the entire community. Some of the activities are:
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Community Christmas Tree with Soroptomist International Stanislaus
  • Stanislaus Military Academy
  • Kids Works Puppets 
  • Modesto Symphony
  • Society for Handicapped Bike Camp
  • Gallo Performing Arts
  • The Awesome Spot Playground
  • Howard Training Center
  • Make A Wish
  • Modesto Co of C Education Partnership
  • Salvation Army Bell Ringer 

International Service

Chairman: Ashur Karim

One of the avenues of service in Rotary is International Service. What distinguishes Rotary from many service clubs is the International component (hence Rotary International). This year’s goal is to involve each club member in a meaningful way in at least one significant aspect of International Service. A partial list of our International Activities this year includes:
  • Project 41 – water pump project in Africa
  • Wheelchairs to Bolivia and Columbia
  • Polio Plus (Polio Eradication)
  • Eye Clinics
  • Rotoplast
  • Tanzania Pink Bikes
  • Youth Exchange
  • Kids Against Hunger

Vocational Service

Chairman: Adam Weinert

Vocational Service fosters and supports (1) adherence to, and promotion of, the highest ethical standards in all occupations, (2) the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and (3) the contribution of vocational talents to the problems and needs of society. Some of the activities are:
  • Career Information
  • Employer-Employee Relations
  • Vocational Tour
  • Vocational Scholarships
  • Vocational Member Presentation
  • Vocational Awareness


Chairman: Jon Theisen

In 1949 the Rotary International Board of Directors adopted the slogan “Every Rotarian is an Example to Youth” as an expression of commitment to children and youth in each community where a Rotary Club exists. The unofficial fifth avenue of service at Modesto Sunrise is Youth Service.

At Modesto Sunrise Rotary we provide service to out youth through support for schools, youth organizations, and community projects. Some of the activities we are involved in are:

Interact – A Rotary sponsored community based service organization for high school age youth.

Camp Royal (RYLA) – Rotary District 5220 sponsored leadership camp. This camp is held each February for the 11th grade students who have distinguished themselves as leaders at their school.

Rotary Field Trips – A program started in 1995 to give third grade students from Stanislaus County the opportunity see wildlife at the San Joaquin River National Wildlife Refuge. As of 2005 over 14,000 students have taken the trip.

Youth Exchange – Short term and long term exchange programs to promote International understanding and goodwill.

Tapestry – A faith based ministry reaching out to youth in our city that are looking for a safe positive environment to learn leadership skills and become positive role models and mentors to the next generation. 

  • Speech Contest
  • Modesto Choir
  • Education Foundation of Stanislaus
  • Scholarships
  • Camp Royal
  • Short Term Youth Exchange
  • Interact
  • Dictionary Project
  • Y.E.S. Co.

COG- New Member Chair

Craig Orona