Members of Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club are aware of Assistant District Governor Ralph Waits' passion for stargazing. On January 20th, 2019, Ralph Waits, and his daughter, Katie Shonkwiler set up telescopes to view an astronomical rarity, the Super Blood Wolf Moon Lunar Eclipse. For those not in the know, a super blood moon is the phenomenon where the moon appears reddish in color and particularly large and bright during a total lunar eclipse. The lunar eclipse occurs because the moon passes into the Earth's shadow. Finally, a wolf moon is the first full moon of the year. People from all over the United States turned their eyes skyward on January 20th, 2019 for a glimpse of this spectacle and those who did were not disappointed. #SuperBloodWolfMoon2019 #TexarkanaSunriseRotary #AtronomyIsFun
Member Hobby Spotlight - Stargazing and a Lunar Eclipse 2019-01-27 06:00:00Z 0

Growing Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club and Local Scouting Movement 

Tyler Joyce, Paraprofessional Field Executive, BSA Caddo Council, became the newest member of Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club on December 19, 2018. He is pictured with current Texarkana Sunrise Rotary President Steve Collier. Tyler was instrumental in setting up Sunrise Rotary with Nash Elementary School to start a Cub Scout Pack. Tyler will be an asset to Sunrise. 


After completing all BSA requirements for his Eagle rank, and following an adult error scheduling his board of review, this Boy Scout turned 18-years old. His adult leaders misinformed the scout, by telling him he was no longer eligible for his Eagle rank.

Recently, Tyler Joyce submitted his application to the national office a Belated Eagle Scout Request. A group of national level volunteers reviewed the records and documentation, and certified that our Caddo Area Council could convene a board of review.
Our Caddo Area Council field executive and Pack 16 Den Leader participated in an Eagle Board of Review, and he passed.
Congratulations to our newest Eagle Scout, Tyler Joyce. Well Done!


Growing Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club and Local Scouting Movement  2019-01-12 06:00:00Z 0
On December 12th, 2018, Dr. James Pressley came to speak to the Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club about the Texarkana Phantom Killer. Dr. Pressley wrote a non-fiction account of Texarkana's own serial killer. 
December 12th, 2018 Speaker Dr. James Pressley 2019-01-05 06:00:00Z 0
TXDOT Engineer, Paul Wong, spoke with the Texarkana Sunrise Rotarians about the roads in our area and Interstate 69. Mr. Wong also spoke about upcoming projects including the improvement of Highway 59. 
December 5th, 2018 Speaker Paul Wong 2019-01-05 06:00:00Z 0
On December 19th, 2018, The Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club welcomed Dr. Shelley Waits as our guest speaker. Dr. Waits spoke to the club about Federally Qualified Health Care Centers and the training she had to become a doctor. 
December 19th, 2018 Speaker Shelley Waits, MD 2019-01-05 06:00:00Z 0
On September 20th, 2018, Katie Shonkwiler, Investigator III with Child Protective Service  and Sunrise Rotary Club member speaks about the Community Resource Collaboration Group for Families. 
September 20, 2018 Speaker Katie Shonkwiler 2019-01-05 06:00:00Z 0
Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club members celebrate as they annouce Co-Sponsorship with BWI to start a Nash Club Scout Program.   Anthony Escobar speaks about the Caddo Area Scouting.
President of Sunrise Steve Colliler along with President Elect Mary Wormington sign the agreement to start a Nash Cub Scout Program.   Also pictured is Sunrise Rotarian and Co-Owner of BWI that is partnering in the Nash Club Scout Program.   Our newest member of Sunrise, Tyler Joyce is also with the Caddo Scouting Program.
Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club  works with BWI on Nash Project  2019-01-04 06:00:00Z 0
Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club's "Nash Elementary School Dictionary Project"  2018-09-29 05:00:00Z 0
Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club members welcome 2018-2019 DG Judy Guthrie. 
2018-2019 Sunrise President Steve Collier with DG Judy Guthrie
DG Judy Guthrie Official Club Visit 2018-08-16 05:00:00Z 0
Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club supports United Way's Stuff the Bus Project by members putting school supplies in the backpacks and making a financial donation to the project.  August 8, 2018, the members of Sunrise Rotary Club met at the Texarkana Resources for the Disabled to stuff backpacks. 
Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club supports United Way Stuff the Bus Project  2018-08-08 05:00:00Z 0
The speaker for July 11, 2018 was "The Magic of Darryl Miller".
The speakers for July 18, 2018 were Assistant District Attorney Kelly Crisp and Detective Mike Sutton with Arklatex 100 Club. 
July 2018 Speakers for Sunrise RC  2018-07-21 05:00:00Z 0
Sunrise Rotary Club Weekly Speakers:
May 16, 2018 Rotarian Dave Dutton: The State of Membership
May 23, 2018, Tracey Cooley, a local farrier, an incredible entrepreneur, and a life-long learner and professional.
May 30, 2018 Captain Chuck Weerts, Texarkana, Texas Fire Department 
June 6, 2018 Ken Cox, Executive Director of Community Foundation, 2017-2018 Patty Collier presents a $400.00 check in honor of Sunrise Speakers,
June 13, 2018, PDG and District Foundation Chair Carroll Greenwaldt receives a $1,000.00 contribution check from 2017-2018 Patty Collier President for International Projects. 
May 2018 and June 2018 Weekly Speakers  2018-07-14 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Shirley Pinnix

Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club was chartered 1999.  2018-2019 Rotary 5830 District Governor ,  2017-2018 Judy Guthrie, Club President Steve Collier, 2016-2019 Assistant Governor Ralph Waits. 

The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster: FIRST - The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service; SECOND - High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society; THIRD - The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarians' occupation as an opportunity to serve society; FOURTH - The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.


Current Members: Left to Right: Chad Carlisle, President Patty Collier, Terry Davis, Steve Rogers, Doug Bowers, Joe Warren, Mary Wormington, ,Karen Wall, Katie Shonkwiler, Ralph Waits, Becky Bunch, Steve Collier, Robert Bunch, Shirley Pinnix Evans, Dave Dutton, Special Guest PDG Carroll Greenwaldt, Not Shown-Tyler Joyce new members as of December 2018.

Rotary International is the world's first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self.

Rotary, along with its partners, have reduced polio cases by 99.9% since its first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979.  Rotarians have helped immunize 2.5 billion children against this crippling disease in 122 countries.  Once inflicting thousands across the US and the world, the number of polio cases has now dwindled down to just a handful of cases in three countries due to Rotary vaccination efforts.  Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation continue to work hard at their joint goal of global eradication of the disease by 2018. 


Welcome to Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club Website   Shirley Pinnix 2018-06-15 05:00:00Z 0
DG Ted Huffhines addressed over 180 Teachers, Principals, Superintendents and Rotarians, Thursday, April 5, 2018 at Texarkana Rotary Clubs' 25th Annual Teachers Appreciation Luncheon.   This year's Rotary International Theme is: "Making a Difference".   Teachers do make a difference in the lives of our children everyday. 
Keynote Speaker, Texas State Representative Gary VanDeaver asked the question to the audience of Educators, " Does what you say matter?"  Rep. VanDeaver, told a true story of two young ladies that had the same first name.   The rest of the story is yes, what you say does make a difference. 
District Teachers of Year 
Connie Green, Jamie Blain, Anne Formby, Cynthia Gauntt, Summer Gibson, and Franshicka Banks-Brown. 
Texarkana Rotary Clubs' 25th Annual Cecil Phillips Teacher Appreciation Luncheon  2018-04-08 05:00:00Z 0
RYLA Students and RYLA Leadership Speak to Sunrise Rotary Club 2018-03-25 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 12, 2018
December 9, 2017, Texarkana, Arkansas and Texarkana, Texas Police Departments held their annual shop with a cop event. Texas side officers shopped with children at Target while Arkansas side officers were at Walmart. Both departments arrived at the stores with a long convoy of police vehicles with their lights and sirens blaring.
Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club participates annually in the Shop with a Cop Program.  Sunrise Rotary President, Patty Collier, said, "I would just say that it was fun and orderly chaos on shopping day! The Police & Firefighters were great! Glad to be a part of the program".  Assistant Governor Ralph Waits encourages all his Area Rotarians to participate in this worth while cause.  
Pictured: Sunrise RC member Mary Wormington along with Past President of Wilbur Smith RC, Brian Goesl, Assistant Governor and Sunrise RC member Ralph Waits, and  Sunrise RC member and Nash Fire Chief Steve Rogers.
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The Sunrise Rotary Club of Texarkana recently planted 14 trees, one for each member of the Club, in the Nash Industrial Park in support of this year’s 1.2 million tree planting challenge by Rotary International’s President, Ian Riseley of the Nation of Australia. 
The Sunrise Rotary Club, which meets on Wednesday mornings at 7:00 a.m. at the Texas Chuck Wagon in Nash, is one of five clubs who meet in the Texarkana and New Boston area.  Rotary, whose motto is “Service Above Self” is committed to serving our local community as well as important international community projects.  
President, Patty Collier, shared, “Weekly meetings of the Sunrise Rotary Club are open to any interested member of our community.  If you are interested in joining us, just drop by for an interesting breakfast program.  You’ll be our guest!”
From left to right:
Katie Shonkwiler, Chad Carlile, Steve Rogers, Patty Collier, Steve Collier, Ralph Waits (not pictured Shirley Pinnix Evans)

Sunrise Rotary Club Plants Trees to Support Rotary International President’s Initiative 2017-12-15 06:00:00Z 0
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