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General info & meeting location
Sunrise Rotary Club of Gainesville is a very active club of about 80 members that takes pride in its community service projects. We hold an annual fundraising event, the world-famous Mama Mia’s Italian Dinner, to raise funds. The rest of the year we use the funds and our labors to provide service to our community.
Sunrise Rotary is one of five Rotary clubs in the greater Gainesville, Fla., area, and the only club that meets at breakfast. We are part of Rotary District 6970, as well as Rotary International, a worldwide organization of 1.2 million neighbors, friends and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world.
Sunrise Rotary also reaches out to young people by sponsoring the Newberry High School Interact Club, a service club for youth ages 12-18. The Newberry Club is one of the strongest Interact clubs in our entire Rotary district.

Club Documents

Service Projects

Sunrise Rotary is now participating or has recently participated in:
  • Ronald McDonald House Butterfly Garden creation, enhancement and maintenance
  • Reichert House
  • Newberry High School Rotary Interact Club
  • College scholarships for three Newberry High School Seniors
  • Lois and Jim Hensel Firefighter Appreciation Award and Picnic
  • Uniforms and books for Rawlings Elementary school students
  • Rotary Youth Exchange
  • The Dictionary Project, which provides dictionaries each year for all 3rd graders in Alachua County (with the other four clubs)
  • Rotary Youth Exchange Awards (RYLA) for four high school students
  • Climb for Cancer Foundation Sports Camp
  • Rotary ‘Wild Game Feast’ benefactors


Social events and outings gives us a chance to enjoy other member's company, and learn about various business and opportunities throughout our community. These outings may include University of Florida sporting events, holiday parties, weekends in the heritage coastal community of Cedar Key, an evening at community theater productions, and informal gatherings at various sites.


During the COVID public health emergency, we are meeting online. You will find the link to our weekly Zoom meeting in the weekly club bulletin under our News and updates link.
Our meeting time is 7 a.m. each Thursday morning in a private dining room at the UF Hilton Conference Center, 1714 SW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL, 32607. If you are a Rotarian desiring to make up a visit, or a visiting Rotarian, the charge for breakfast is $16, payable at the door.

At a Glance

We have prepared this printer-friendly brochure about Sunrise Rotary.

Contact Us

Our mailing address is Sunrise Rotary Club of Gainesville, PO Box 140422, Gainesville, FL 32614-0422.

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