October is Economic and Community Development Month  2021-10-05 05:00:00Z 0
September is Basic Education and Literacy Month!  2021-09-10 05:00:00Z 0
Join us for Breakfast on Us ! 2021-09-10 05:00:00Z 0
August Rotary Theme  2021-07-03 05:00:00Z 0

Sunrise Rotarians at Work in our Community 

Stuff The Bus "Nash Elementary School" 
Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club makes $750.00 Contribution to United Way of Greater Texarkana for the benefit of the Stuff the Bus Program.    United Way was able to donate backpacks with school supplies to Nash Elementary School this year.    
Texarkana's Four Rotary Clubs Spring Lake Park Splash Pad!

We celebrated 10 years of continuous improvements to the Rotary Splash Pad this morning with the Texarkana Chamber of Commerce!
Thank you to all the Texarkana Area Rotary clubs and business sponsors that helped to make this project a reality. Bring your family and friends to enjoy the new shade ports, fencing and other amenities that make this a cool place to hang out!
Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club partners with 50KSoulsTexas and East Texas Food Bank to pack and distribute food boxes. 
Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club Rotarians personally buys Nash Elementary Kindergarteners coats, clothes and toys to make sure they had a Merry Christmas.  The Club funds food baskets for the same families.
Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club Supports Salvation Army "Bell Ringers Program".
Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club support "The United Way Stuff The Bus Program" 
Sunrise Rotarians at Work in our Community  2021-01-04 06:00:00Z 0

Object of Rotary 

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;

Object of Rotary  2020-09-04 05:00:00Z 0

Community Support Projects 

Guest Speakers on July 8, 2020 were Mark Bledsoe and Molly Riley with The United Way of Greater Texarkana. Mark updated Sunrise Rotary Club on the Dolly Parton Imagination Library and Stuff the Bus programs.  A donation was given to United Way for the benefit of those two great programs.  For anyone that would like more information about the two programs please contact Mary or Molly.   Click on the links for more information 
Community Support Projects  2020-09-04 05:00:00Z 0
Mark your Calendar for Sunrise Sporting Clay Tournament & 5 Stand Shoot Saturday, March 26, 2022 2020-02-10 06:00:00Z 0

Sunrise Rotary Club members in Action 


New Member

Congratulations to Alaina Presley on becoming the newest member of the Sunrise Rotary Club. Alaina was presented her new member information on January 15,2020. 


January 15, 2020 Rotary Program

HUGE thank you to Doug Bowers for his presentation of “What’s  going on in Nash.” WOW. There’s way more going on behind the scenes than what people realize. Great presentation! And thank you to Ralph for calling in the favor!


Paul Harris Fellow Plus 3 

Congratulation to Shirley Pinnix-Evans on receiving her Paul Harris Fellow Plus 3 at the January 8, 2020 Club Meeting.  District 6190 PDG Pamela Stewart was responsible for sharing her Foundation points in appreciation of Shirley's Service Above Self work with Rotary and District 5830. 



Sunrise Rotary Club members in Action  2020-01-15 06:00:00Z 0

Sunrise Rotarians at Work in December 2019 Community 

Texarkana Sunrise Rotarians at work in the Commumity.
1. Serving snacks at the Nash Cub Scout Award Ceremonies.
2. Ringing the Salvation Army Bell -pictured are Rotarians Steve Rogers and Terry Davis- other Rotarians participated are: Sunrise Rotarians Laura Jacobs, Jennifer Studdard, Ralph Waits and Shirley Pinnix-Evans.
3. Adopting Nash Elementary School families. The individuals members purchased Christmas presents for the children and Food Baskets for the Families for Christmas.
Sunrise Rotarians at Work in December 2019 Community  2020-01-10 06:00:00Z 0

39 Annual Officers Appreciation Luncheon 

DG Jim Finstrom speaks at the 39th Annual Officers Appreciation Luncheon sponsored by Texarkana's Four Rotary Clubs- Wilbur Smith, Oaklawn, Sunrise and International.  The Keynote Speaker was Brian A. Crawford, Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Willis-Knighton Health System.  Texarkana, Texas Mayor Bob Bruggeman and Texarkana, Arkansas Mayor Allen Brown presented the Officers of the Year chosen by the 9 Departments that were represented.  -Approximately 250 Officers, Rotarians and Elected Officials attended the luncheon.  Sunrise Rotarian Shirley Pinnix-Evans represented Sunrise on the luncheon committee.  
39 Annual Officers Appreciation Luncheon  2020-01-10 06:00:00Z 0

End Polio NOW


Polio Eradication UpDate 
Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club wants to keep you informed about Rotary's effort to Eradication Polio. It is not too late to make what could be your most important financial contribution to the POLIO ERADICATION campaign!
Today, polio remains endemic only in Afghanistan and Pakistan. But it’s crucial to continue working to keep other countries polio-free. If all eradication efforts stopped today, within 10 years, polio could paralyze as many as 200,000 children each year.

Click Here to see Latest Report

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Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club supports United Way Stuff the Bus Project 

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

Become a Member

Posted by Shirley Pinnix

Our club members are dedicated people who share a passion for both community service and friendship.

What does it mean to be a member ?
Becoming a Rotarian connects you with a diverse group of professionals who share your drive to give back.  
Become a Member Shirley Pinnix 2018-06-15 05:00:00Z 0

Sunrise Rotary Club Plants Trees to Support Rotary International President’s Initiative

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