Medford Sunrise Rotary


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Medford Sunrise Rotary

P.O. Box 1235

Medford NJ 08055


President 2015-2016:

Norman Mackey


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Medford Sunrise

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 7:15 AM
MedPort Diner
122 Rt. 70
Medford, NJ  08055
United States
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Margo Pellegrino paddles a kayak to raise awareness about water quality.


She encourages people to think about the water and how we need to take better care of it for our future generations.


Margo has paddled thousands of miles and one trip was down the entire Eastern shore!


George Zilbergeld is a retired political science professor of Montclair State University. On September 30th, George gave a thought provoking presentation on cyber terrorism.

Some highlights from the Dickens Festival. More pictures in the club photo album.
District 7500 RYLA
Monmouth University
June 28 - July 1 2014
Medford Sunrise Rotary will sponsor one local high school student to attend the 2014 RYLA leadership camp. Application deadline is April 1.  Visit to apply online.
What is RYLA?

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) is Rotary's leadership training program for young people. In District 7500 (Monmouth, Burlington & Ocean Counties, NJ) RYLA participants are always selected from high school students, usually from Sophomores and Juniors, but sometimes exceptional Freshmen are chosen, and on very rare occasions, high school Seniors have been sent.

RYLA emphasizes leadership, citizenship, and personal growth, and aims to

  • Demonstrate Rotary's respect and concern for youth

  • Provide an effective training experience for selected youth and potential leaders

  • Encourage leadership of youth by youth

  • Recognize publicly young people who are rendering service to their communities

District 7500 has been conducting RYLA programs since 1995 and has gained a reputation among Rotarians and educators around the country as one of the best RYLA programs in existance. 

There are two main reasons why our program is so exceptional:

First, we truly believe that this is a Youth Leadership program and trust that concept so much that most of our program is delivered and facilitated by our own RYLA graduates. Each year the very best and most enthusiastic RYLA participants try out for a spot on our staff team. Only the very best are selected and they tend to return year after year, getting better and better with each year's experience.

We firmly belive that nothing in the world is perfect; which is great! Because that means everything in the world can be improved. And every little aspect of everything. We spend many, many hours each year examining our program in minute detail, to find as many ways to improve it as we can. Every year we implement dozens - if not hundreds - of improvements to make our program better in myriad ways.



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Visiting Rotarians can Make-Up with Medford Sunrise

If you are a member of another Rotary Club and missed your regularly scheduled meeting, please feel free to join us on Wednesday morning to make-up. 

We look forward to seeing you bright and early!


November 2015
Dec 02, 2015
Margo Pellegrino
Kayaking from NYC to Chicago
Dec 09, 2015
Beth Jackson
2016 Calendar Photographer
Dec 16, 2015
Paul Ferraro
Walked Across the USA to Support Navy Seal Widows
Support the Foundation on Giving Tuesday, 1 December
Join the global online movement to celebrate the season with a gift to The Rotary Foundation. Giving Tuesday, 1 December, uses the power of social media and the spirit of generosity to promote giving and philanthropy around the world. You can support the cause by going online on 1 December to make a gift to The Rotary Foundation. Then use social media to encourage your friends and family to do the same. It’s the perfect opportunity to reach our supporters and build on the momentum of Rotary Foundation Month. Last year, the Foundation raised more than $100,000 on Giving Tuesday. This year, the...
New Rotary flag and banner materials available in Brand Center
Give your Rotary flag or banner a new and professional look with our updated materials, available in the Brand Center. With eight options of colors and backgrounds to choose from, you can find the design that will best strengthen your club or district brand. The Brand Center also offers everything you need to create communications with the Rotary look and tone. You can download Rotary’s logo -- or create your own club or district logo. And you’ll find editable templates for brochures, newsletters, PowerPoint presentations, fliers, and more. (Sign-in required.)
Cyclists raise nearly $3 million in Miles to End Polio ride
The fight to eradicate polio got a major financial boost from the annual Miles to End Polio bike ride that took place 21 November in Arizona, USA. Rotary General Secretary John Hewko and a team of eight RI staff members helped raise $2.9 million. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will match the funds 2-to-1, bringing the total contribution to PolioPlus to nearly $9 million. This is the fourth year in a row that Hewko has biked in the 104-mile (167 km) El Tour de Tucson ride, one of the country’s top cycling events. More than 100 Rotary members from Arizona and around the world hit the...
Foundation moves up on expert list of top nonprofits
The Rotary Foundation has continued its steady growth, moving up one spot to 93rd in The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual ranking of the top 400 nonprofit organizations in the United States. The ranking is based on monetary contributions from private sources and reflects the increasing generosity of those who support Rotary’s mission. According to The Chronicle of Philanthropy, the Foundation received $259,594,884 in 2014, an 8.3 percent increase from the previous year. The Foundation recently earned a 4-start rating from Charity Navigator, the largest and most prestigious independent...
Chulalongkorn celebrates 10 years of equipping leaders to build peace
Bobby Anderson was helping former freedom fighters in Aceh, Indonesia, adjust to life after combat when he heard about the Rotary Peace Center at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. Anderson, who became part of the 2010 class of Rotary Peace Fellows, says the program allowed him to reflect upon the work he had already done and gain a larger perspective beyond day to day practicalities.  “To be able to meet other people that had done similar work in other places and to be exposed [during field study] to the disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration situation in Nepal was fascinating and...