USRC President’s Corner – August/September 2016

Hello Fellow University Sunrisers!  Jim Horrigan

I encourage you to take the time to read through my quick update on happenings in the club as we approach the end of summer.  And please be nice to Past Presidents Tim and Mike as they take the helm for the next two weeks as I vacation!

Relay for Life

Thanks to all who participated in and supported our efforts at this year’s Relay for Life on August 13th at Cal Anderson Park on Capitol Hill.  What a great way for our club to show a presence in the community, and make a difference in such an important cause.

District 5030 Picnic

This Sunday, August 28th, District 5030 is sponsoring an Old Fashioned Summer Picnic from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM at Aubrey Davis Park on Mercer Island.  Bring a lunch (barbeques will be fired up if you want to throw something on the grill) and enjoy accoutrements and beverages courtesy of District Governor Darling and the company of fellow District 5030 Rotarians.  Details and info the District 5030 website.


We’ll continue to support TINFA in an even bigger way this year.  Many of you had the pleasure of attending our meeting with Emma Le Du, where we connected with one of the schools in Guatemala.

We have three needs and opportunities related to our TINFA relationship:

  1. Need – Connect with other clubs to partner with us for a Global Grant
  2. Need/Opportunity – Volunteer to interface with teachers in Guatemala via Skype to help familiarize them with the technology (three volunteers needed – Spanish speakers a plus)
  3. Opportunity – Consider a trip to visit the schools in Guatemala in February

In Search of 2017/2018 President Elect

We’ve asked a few who aren’t quite ready to take on the task, and we have a few more in mind to approach.  That being said, if you’re interested in the job please see me!

Debuts & Discoveries 2017 Grant Recipient

Calling all interested organizations, the time is now to submit an application to be the primary recipient of the funds from our 2017 Debuts & Discoveries event.  We only have a few submissions and the deadline is fast approaching (August 29th).


Life situations have resulted in the loss of some of our members.  Let’s refresh the ranks by thinking of just one person to bring to a breakfast meeting.  It can be a friend, colleague, business contact, or merchant that you patronize.  Our Membership Committee leaders, Colleen and Past President Tim, are here to help in any way they can.

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