Club President Message
Dr Cynthia Anderson
Club President, 2019-20
Boulder City Sunrise
Can you imagine living in a world where everyone measures their actions via the Four-Way Test of Rotary? A world where trust, respect for one another, sharing, relationships, fairness, and providing beneficial services, serve as the compass for success. Rotarians can imagine such a world.
Members of the Boulder City Sunrise Rotary include family, friends and neighbors, business and community leaders, young and seasoned professionals, retirees, veterans, and individuals interested in making a difference in our community, state and beyond.
We take the motto “Service Above Self” seriously. And while we are proud of the many service projects in which we participate, we are also thankful for the friendships which are built and retained because of these projects. We take service opportunities as they come available. Members participate in many community service projects aimed at making our community (and other communities) a better place to live. To name just a few of our service projects:
- We strive to support Boulder City Schools – students, faculty, and staff. Our all-night drug and alcohol-free graduation party strives to create a safe environment for our Boulder City Graduates, as we also reward them for their successes.
- We are dutifully involved in a drug and alcohol recovery program, known as “Breaking the Cycle”. A tremendously successful program already, we look to make this program even more inclusive, sustainable, and greater this year.
- We will be working with preschoolers on the “Together We Read” Program.
- Our members participate in international projects – striving to respond to the unique needs and concerns of communities around the world. These efforts range from working with orphans, to building homes for those less fortunate – to providing access to clean water – and to providing immunizations that prevent deadly diseases.
- Additionally this year, we will be honoring our veterans as we bring the Vietnam “Moving Wall” to Boulder City for four days in May of 2020.
As people of action, the work of a Rotarian is never finished. Our Annual Fundraiser, Wurst Festival, provides a day of community comraderie, fun, food and beverages, music all day, car show, Children’s area, and a live and silent auction. Proceeds from this event are used for the “Drug and Alcohol-Free” Graduation party, our “Breaking the Cycle Program”, and our many other initiatives throughout the community and beyond.
We meet every Thursday morning for breakfast at 7:00 a.m., at the Boulder Creek Golf Club, 1501 Veterans’ Memorial Drive, Boulder City, NV 89005.
Rotarians work hard to make a difference in the lives of others. We would love to have you join us as a guest, and to see first-hand how great it feels to help others and to have fun with wonderful friends doing it.
RI President Message
Mark Daniel Maloney
Rotary International President-elect Mark Daniel Maloney explained his vision for building a stronger Rotary, calling on leaders to expand connections to their communities and to embrace innovative membership models.
Maloney, a member of the Rotary Club of Decatur, Alabama, USA, unveiled the 2019-20 presidential theme, Rotary Connects the World, to incoming district governors at Rotary’s annual training event, the International Assembly, in San Diego, California, USA, on Monday.
“The first emphasis is to grow Rotary — to grow our service, to grow the impact of our projects, but most importantly, to grow our membership so that we can achieve more,” Maloney said.
Maloney believes that connection is at the heart of the Rotary experience.
“(Rotary) allows us to connect with each other, in deep and meaningful ways, across our differences,” Maloney said. “It connects us to people we would never otherwise have met, who are more like us than we ever could have known. It connects us to our communities, to professional opportunities, and to the people who need our help.”
Maloney also called on every Rotary and Rotaract club to identify segments of their community not represented in their club by creating a membership committee with diverse members.
“Through Rotary, we connect to the incredible diversity of humanity on a truly unique footing, forging deep and lasting ties in pursuit of a common goal,” he added. “In this ever more divided world, Rotary connects us all.”
Maloney urged leaders to offer alternative meeting experiences and service opportunities to make it easier for busy professionals and people with many family obligations to serve in leadership roles.
“We need to foster a culture where Rotary does not compete with the family, but rather complements it,” Maloney said. “That means taking real, practical steps to change the existing culture: being realistic in our expectations, considerate in our scheduling, and welcoming of children at Rotary events on every level.”
Maloney said many of the barriers that prevent people from serving as leaders in Rotary are based on expectations that are no longer relevant.
“It is time to adapt, to change our culture, and to convey the message that you can be a great district governor without visiting every club individually, and a great president without doing everything yourself.”