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 Welcome to University Sunrise Rotary

The University Sunrise Rotary Club has been serving the University, Wallingford, and Sandpoint areas of Seattle since 1984. We meet at

Ivar's Salmon House
401 NE Northlake Way
Seattle, Washington,
Thursday mornings at 7:15 A.M.
Join us for breakfast.

Club Board & E-mail links:

Club President:
Hal Beals

Pres. Elect:
Mike Madden

Vice President:
Tim Lenihan

Alan Hovland

Stuart Webber

Past President
Ron Espiritu

Club Administration:
Teri St. Onge

Service Projects:

Ed Bronsdon

Colleen Johnson

Public Relations:
Tim Lenihan

Club Grants: (Chuck Atcheson)

Club Roster:

Keith Prince

Web Site Admin:

Lee Raaen

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Herb McDaniel: DNA Genealogy Testing
April 17 Program

Herb McDaniel is an alum of the University of Washington and retired from Boeing as a space program systems engineering manager. As an engineer at Boeing in the 1970s, he was the test conductor of the first Lunar Roving Vehicle that went to the moon. He currently co-chairs the Seattle Genealogical Societyís DNA Special Interest Group and has been involved in genealogical research for over 20 years.

Genetic genealogy is a relatively new field that uses DNA testing to validate family lines and to find new relatives. Herb has had DNA tests performed at National Geographic, DNA Heritage, Family Tree DNA, 23andMe and AncestryDNA. Thursday he will describe the types of DNA tests available to the public and how they can contribute to our genealogy research.

Debuts & Discoveries
Huge Success!!!

(Click here for more photos)
The University Sunrise Rotary Club hosted an event on April 5, 2014 at the
The Mountaineers Club featuring 30 new wineries, breweries and distilleries, and great food from 4 food trucks. The event sold out.

All proceeds from the event will go to the University District Food Bankís Packs For Kids Program. The Packs Program provides food over weekends and school breaks to children on the free lunch program at 6 schools in North Seattle. Hungry kids donít learn as well; the Packs Program provides the necessary nutritional supplement these children need. The funds we raise will help support the current program as well as expand it to other schools and children.

Books For The World
Alan Hovland leads his band of USR volunteers at Books For The World work party. Thanks to all for representing us.

Santa at El Centro de la Raza

University Sunrise Rotarian Santa, with Rotarians and Rotaract helpers, visited El Centro de la Raza for the 5th year, taking pictures of 140 children and 30 Senior Citizens in the Rotary Christmas spirit.
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Club Grant In Action

A club foundation grant to City Fruit was used to purchase a hand crank cider press used at special events and fundraisers for charitable organizations. This event was held in mid-October by City Fruit on  the Burke-Gilman Trail with apples harvested by the organization.



Club Plans For 2013-2014
Information Here

New Teams -Your Team & Your Months of Duty

Minutes of Planning Meeting  for Rotary Year

Presidential Citation Requirements

US Rotary Provides Dictionaries To
Pinehurst Third Graders
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Third Graders thank University Sunrise  Rotary  for dictionaries. Click for more letters.

Wine Tasting

Photos from this year's event.

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If you don't take control of your profile, someone else might!

2013-2014 Rotary Theme

Club Calendar

Coming Programs

April 17: Herb McDaniel, Seattle Genealogical Society, "On DNA"

April 24: Hal Ellner

May 1:  New Member Classification Talks

Upcoming Events!!!

Wine Tasting April 5, 2014 This fundraising event will be held at The Mountaineers Club, Magnusen Park

2014 Rotary 5030 District Conference April 25 - 27, 2014 (Click for Details)

Rotaract Links
UWHS Rotaract Website
Rotaract Youtube Video
Picassa Photos,

Club Forms:
Auction Item Forms
Club & Foundation Disbursements

Membership Information Updates

Pages of interest
on the web site

If you forgot the club password to the members only section, send a message to the web guy.

(use the arrows in the upper left corner of the calendar to move from month to month)

Check out your Paul Harris Contributions Online

To verify your Paul Harris Foundation contribution history, go to and click on "Member Access" in the Menu. Register first. When you register you will be asked for your District no. (5030), club no. (21724) and member ID no. (located above your name on your Rotarian mailing label). RI will email you your password. Your email address registered with RI is usually your login name. If you are registered already, you just login and click on "View your Contribution History".