May is Youth Service Month

Rotary’s youth programs, Interact, RYLA, and Rotary Youth Exchange, introduce young people to service and develop leadership skills.
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February is Rotary's Peace Building and Conflict Resolution Month 2024-02-12 06:00:00Z 0
Yearly Salvation Army "Ring The Bell" Fundraising Project  2024-01-01 06:00:00Z 0
January 2024 Vocational Service Month  2024-01-01 06:00:00Z 0
December is Disease Prevention and Treatment Month 2023-12-06 06:00:00Z 0

2nd Annual Car Show

A big "Thank You" to Jimmy Norwood for the outstanding job organizing the 2nd annual car show!
We had an amazing day and there were so many cool cars! Thank you to everyone who participated and thank you especially to our sponsors who helped make today possible!
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44th Annual Officers Appreciation Luncheon

Thank you DG Karen Maines and Keynote Speaker Sheriff JD Smith for attending the 44th Annual Public Safety Officers Luncheon.   We honored our first responders for all they do to make our community safe.
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Nash Elementary Teacher of the Month  2023-11-06 06:00:00Z 0
November is Rotary Foundation Month 2023-11-06 06:00:00Z 0

Congratulation to Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club and the other 23 clubs

Rotary Citation Awards Winners: Athens, Canton, Carthage, Cedar Creek Lake, Clarksville, E Club of Leaders in Service, Gilmer, Henderson, Jefferson, Kilgore, Landale, Longview, Longview Greggton, Marshall, Mineola, Mt. Pleasant, Mt. Vernon, Paris United, Pittsburg, Quitman, South Tyler, Texarkana International, Texarkana Sunrise and Tyler
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2nd Annual Sunrise Rotary Car Show 

We are excited to announce our upcoming car show on Saturday, October 21st! We had a blast last year and look for this year's event to be even bigger! For more info, or if you'd like to be a sponsor, please reach out to Jimmy Norwood or send us a private message!
Car Show sponsorships of $200.00 or more would be appreciate email @
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September is Basic Education and Literacy Month  2023-09-04 05:00:00Z 0

Passing of Joe Warren

It is with extreme sadness that we share the passing of long time Rotarian and friend to many, Joe Warren. Joe was the epitome of the Rotary motto “Service Above Self.” He faithfully served our club for 17 years. Prior to that he served in another club for 10 years.
Please join us in praying for his wife, Rosemary, and their family during this time.
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July is New Leadership Month  2023-07-01 05:00:00Z 0
May 2023 is Youth Service Month 2023-05-01 05:00:00Z 0

April is Environment Month

Rotary shares an interest in protecting our common legacy: the environment.

We are committed to supporting activities that strengthen the conservation and protection of natural resources, advance ecological sustainability, and foster harmony between communities and the environment.

Click here for more information
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March is Water and Sanitation Month  2023-03-03 06:00:00Z 0
February is Peacebuilding & Conflict Prevention Month  2023-02-10 06:00:00Z 0
January is Vocational Service Month  2022-12-30 06:00:00Z 0
December is disease prevention and treatment month  2022-12-05 06:00:00Z 0
November is The Rotary Foundation Month  2022-11-11 06:00:00Z 0
October is Economic and Development Month 2022-10-27 05:00:00Z 0

September is Basic Education and Literacy Month

More than 775 million people over the age of 15 are illiterate. That’s 17 percent of the world’s adult population. 

Our goal is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support basic education and literacy, reduce gender disparity in education, and increase adult literacy. We support education for all children and literacy for children and adults.

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Sponsorship Needed for Car Show October 15, 2022 2022-08-25 05:00:00Z 0
August is Membership & New Club Development Month  2022-08-05 05:00:00Z 0
July 2022 is New Leadership Month 2022-07-08 05:00:00Z 0

June is Rotary Fellowships Month 

June is designated Rotary Fellowships Month to recognize the importance of international fellowship and goodwill among Rotarians with similar recreational and vocational interests, promote increased participation in fellowships, and increase understanding of this program.
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May 2022 is Youth Service Month 

Rotarians have always taken a sincere interest in helping to prepare the next generation – with programs and projects that help with health and education and lead the way to world peace and understanding. Beyond this fact, young people are also the future of our organization if we choose for Rotary to survive and thrive beyond our lifetime.
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April 2022 is Maternal and Child Health Month 2022-04-12 05:00:00Z 0

March is Water and Sanitation Month


When people have access to clean water and sanitation, waterborne diseases decrease, children stay healthier and attend school more regularly, and mother can spend less time carrying water and more time helping their families. 
Through water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs, Rotary's people of action mobilize resources, form partnerships, and invest in infrastructure and training that yield long-term change. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION 
March is Water and Sanitation Month   2022-03-05 06:00:00Z 0
February is Peace and Conflict Resolution Month  2022-02-01 06:00:00Z 0
January is Vocational Service Month  2022-01-06 06:00:00Z 0
October is Economic and Community Development Month  2021-10-05 05:00:00Z 0
Join us for Breakfast on Us ! 2021-09-10 05:00:00Z 0
September is Basic Education and Literacy Month!  2021-09-10 05:00:00Z 0
August Rotary Theme  2021-07-03 05:00:00Z 0

Sunrise Rotarians at Work in our Community 

Please join us in congratulating third grade teacher, Ms. Castula Rodriguez, on being selected as Texarkana Sunrise Rotary’s teacher of the month! We are so proud of her and thankful for all she does to ensure student success! Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club
Nash Christmas Project 2022 
Nash Elementary Dictionary Project 2022 
First Annual Car Show 2022 
Nash Teacher Appreciation 2022 
Nash Night Out October 2022 
So proud of our Nash City Leadership Team 
Salvation Army Ring the Bell December 2022 
Sunrise Rotarians delivering school backpacks to Nash Elementary School 
People of Action 
Congratulations Ms. Tittle!! Thanks for all you do to serve the kiddos at Nash Elementary!
Texarkana Sunrise Rotarians educated the community on Rotary's effort to Eradicate Polio.  Sunrise Rotary's President Landon Forbes is not pictured; however, organized the set up our booth and worked his shift to show support to the Annual Caddo Area Council Scout-O-Rama that was held on Saturday, April 30, 2022 at Spring Lake Park. 
Pictured left to right:  Shirley Pinnix-Evans and Jimmy Norton 
Pictured left to right: Steve Rogers, Melody Stotts, Miss Diamond Lakes 2022 and Ralph Waits
Nash Elementary's Sharpen the Saw Movie Night, Thursday, April 28, 2022. We were proud to serve alongside the folks from State Bank and all of the wonderful staff and leaders at TISD-Nash Elementary. What a fun night! Great job to Ms. Luna and her team for pulling off an incredible community event!
The Four Texarkana Rotary Clubs jointly supported a project together by applying and receiving a $10,000.00 grant from “Save the Children”.   An additional $1,000.00 was donated by the Clubs. The donation was made to Texarkana Literacy Council.  
Pictured from left to right are: Wilbur Smith President Matt Fry; International Rotarian Bess Gamble-Williams; Jenny Walker with Literacy Council; Oaklawn President  Mark Luckett, and Sunrise President Landon Forbes.
Leigh Davis, Secretary of Oaklawn Rotary Club took the initiative to complete the necessary grant documentation along with interviews gathering the necessary information to qualify for the grant.
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.  Thanks to Becky Bunch, Project Chair along with Jennifer Studdard, Laura Jacobs and Doug Bowers for all their hard work organizing the delivery of the food baskets and gifts. 
Texarkana Sunrise Rotary Club Supports Salvation Army "Bell Ringers Program".
Sunrise Rotary Club honors Nash Elementary Teachers Quarterly 
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November is Foundation Month  2020-11-18 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;

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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 
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Mark your Calendar for Sunrise Sporting Clay Tournament & 5 Stand Shoot March 25, 2023 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. 



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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.  
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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