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Sandpoint 2014
Friends, Fun & Fire

The University Sunrise Rotary Club of Seattle sponsored its 9th annual Block Party for Sand Point Community Housing. Hundreds of Sand Point residents attended this year's party, including scores of kids who ate, danced, jumped, played and ate.

Special Thanks to:
Organizers: Jeff Mushen & Ed Bronsdon

Band: Tom Ranken and whatever the name of his band is this year.

Kids crafts: Scotty Ottaviano

Team Leaders: Kyle Bergquist, Jeff Mushen, Andrew Wichmann and Wally Kempkey

Seattle Fire Department for sharing its truck with the kids.

Hero: Andrew Wichmann (who pulled a propane tank out of a burning grill)

+ a cast of dozens of University Sunrise Rotarians




Debuts & Discoveries
Huge Success!!!

The University Sunrise Rotary Club hosted an event on April 5, 2014 at the The Mountaineers Club featuring products from 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.

Special thanks go to Nancy Bolin and Mike Madden (Organizers Extraordinaire), and all club members who supported and worked on the project.


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.


Third Graders At Pinehurst Get Dictionaries From U. Sunrise Rotary


Third Graders from Broadview-Thomson Elementary
Thank University Sunrise  Rotary  for Dictionaries.


Books for the World 2013
Special Thanks to Alan Hovland
and all who contributed books

2013 Wine Tasting Fund Raising Success!!!
Thanks to Chairs Chelan Shero and Ed Bronsdon and all of the volunteers

Photos by Alan Hovland

Club and Rotaract Members Bring Santa to El Centro Kids

SandPoint Community Block Party
June 28th, 2012

(photos by Raaen)

(photos by Swanberg)

(photos by Hovland)

Pocket Park Work Party - April 28, 2012

University Sunrise Awards Grants
On  February 16th, 2012 the University Sunrise Foundation grants were awarded to six organizations.
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Wilson Pacific School
Bonnie Tidwell was recipient - Roxanne Trees gave the presentation; sponsored by Colleen Johnson
Side by Side
JJ Kissinger and Marla Malone; sponsored by Nancy Bittner
Wallingford Senior Center
Kathleen Cromp; sponsored by Lee Raaen

Outdoors for All
 Cecelia (CC) Black; sponsored by Ed Bronsdon

Washington State Smiles Partners
 sponsored by George Parker

China Exchange Project
Pam Mushen; sponsored by Dave Mushen

Food Drive 2012

We collected nearly half a ton of food (995 lbs) plus $185.00 in cash.
First Shift - 280 lbs of food
Hal Beals
Tim Linehan
Stuart Webber


Second Shift - 330 lbs of food
Bob Behrens
Mike Madden
Arnold Swanberg


Third Shift - 385 lbs of food
+ $185.00 in cash
Alan Hovland
Nancy Bolin
Tom Ranken
Jim Miller



Santa and Helpers Visit
El Centro De La Raza

US Rotary Work Party at Rotary First Harvest - Food Lifeline


Club Presents Check to Solid Ground







Solid Ground will be using the $10,000 to fight homelessness in our community. Solid Ground anticipates a minimum of 200 individuals to benefit from the Financial Fitness Boot Camp workshops in 2012 with another 100 or more returning for one-on-one financial coaching.

Club Recognizes Metropolitan Market







University Sunrise Rotary presents an award to Mark Marsh, General Manager of Sand Point Metropolitan Market and Todd Korman VP of Operations for their support of the club's food drives for the University Food Bank.



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