Rotary's response to our current reality...

A Message from President Mark D Maloney 2019-2020 and President-elect Holger Knaack 2020-2021

Dear fellow Rotary members and friends,

The COVID-19 coronavirus is affecting every aspect of our lives in real time, and this puts Rotary members in an unfamiliar place.

As #PeopleofAction, we are most comfortable when we are fully engaged in the world – moving freely, meeting openly, and offering helping hands. These are very difficult times for people who, like us, are at our best when we are learning, growing, and serving—together.

We are also leaders in our communities, and these times call for leadership. In many ways, this also is our time. We have proven abilities to reach out and collaborate to offer immediate help to people in need at a rapid pace. These are precisely the skills needed all over the world today. The global effort against COVID-19 depends on actions taken in every country. Rotary has the unique ability to help improve those efforts in every community and every country.

Using all the technology we have at our disposal, we as Rotarians can continue to reach out and collaborate on big projects with Rotary clubs, Rotaractors, and Interactors. There are a number of examples where Rotary clubs are helping health authorities communicate best practices or provide needed equipment or support that have been shared with our leaders around the world.

As Rotary’s president and president-elect, we have been thinking of these issues very seriously in regard to upcoming Rotary events. As you may be aware, we have made the difficult decision to cancel two Rotary Presidential Conferences honoring our relationship with the United Nations - one in Paris, another in Rome. In the near term, we recommend that Rotary districts and clubs cancel or postpone meetings or events following the advice of national and local health officials.

We know that clubs and districts are seizing the opportunity to become leaders in their communities and are making better use of technology in this time of need. For example, a Rotary e-club in Italy held a live online session about COVID-19 awareness, a Taiwan club worked with companies and a pharmacy association to donate 1,600 bottles of hand sanitizer to the city of Ji-Long, and Rotary clubs in Sri Lanka helped upgrade software and hardware for the health promotion bureau to assist its social messaging.

We cannot know quite yet what path this virus will take. We know we can play a role to help “flatten the curve,” reducing the number of cases in the short term to allow our health systems to address this issue. If the collective global effort helps bring the situation under control, then we hope to re-embrace our core values at the 2020 Rotary Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. Our time together will have greater meaning and purpose than ever.

Please know that we are taking a close, continuing look at our plans for the convention in June to make sure all attendees’ safety will be protected. We are following the lead of the world’s most trusted sources, including the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), for their guidance. We want you to be able to make decisions about what is best for you and your families in terms of attending this year’s event.

In the meantime, this is an opportunity for us to demonstrate that Rotary Connects the World in innovative ways. We should be closely following the advice of the WHO and local health authorities. Again, this includes canceling Rotary club events and meetings in the short term to reduce unnecessary interactions that could cause infections. We can put a greater emphasis on the work we do in our communities by helping our less fortunate neighbors cope with the effects of isolation and fear, or by supporting our health authorities to address this situation.

We are dealing with this situation in real time. Please visit our COVID-19 response page at for ongoing updates.

This is an unprecedented challenge for nearly all of us. But it is also an opportunity for Rotary members to find new, meaningful ways to lead individuals and communities to connect and do good in the world.

We have never been prouder to be part of an organization that does so much to protect and strengthen our communities, at home and across the globe.

Kindest regards,

Mark Daniel Maloney
2019-2020, President, Rotary International

Holger Knaack
2020-21, President, Rotary International

Rotary's response to our current reality... 2020-04-19 03:00:00Z 0

Beer On The Bridge 2018

Posted on Apr 25, 2018

Fredericton considers craft beer festival on the walking bridge

Sunrise Rotary Club proposes Beer on Bridge as a July fundraiser

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Our Guests Today

Two Guests Today!

His Worship, Mayor Mike O'Brien
- updated us on the need for updates to and the future plans for the airport, a new Performing Arts Centre, the Garrison District & the riverfront. 
Rotary District 7810 ADG & DG Nominee, Noel Eustace                                                                               -  updated us on soon coming training events.

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New prizes coming to Rotary Bingo Fredericton 2016-03-17 03:00:00Z 0
Always nice to have a visit by MLA Brian MacDonald. 2016-03-17 03:00:00Z 0
It's not too late to give! Nancy Acreman 2016-01-09 04:00:00Z 0

Sustainable Lifestyle Solutions

John Landry of Sustainable Lifestyle Solutions (SLS) claims "Your poor health is not your fault." He inspired us with the fact & examples of simple changes in our day-to-day lifestyle that can result in amazing improvements to our health, happiness & overall lifestyle. or on FB
Sustainable Lifestyle Solutions Nancy Acreman 2016-01-06 04:00:00Z 0
A New Year! Nancy Acreman 2016-01-01 04:00:00Z 0
Past President Niki awarded Paul Harris Fellowship for Outstanding Leadership Nancy Acreman 2015-07-11 00:00:00Z 0
Rotarians Sarah & Ed hanging out with our new president Jean Nancy Acreman 2015-07-11 00:00:00Z 0
Outgoing president hands Sunrise Rotary Charter to incoming President Nancy Acreman 2015-07-11 00:00:00Z 0

A Day to Celebrate!

Posted by Nancy Acreman
Fredericton Sunrise President Jean presented our clubs final payment toward the Rotary Lodge at Kilarney Lake to Fredericton North President David.
A Day to Celebrate! Nancy Acreman 2015-07-11 00:00:00Z 0

A Little History

In 2005 Fredericton Sunrise & Fredericton North Rotary Clubs celebrated Rotary International 's 100th birthday by building the Rotary Lodge at Kilarney Lake. 
A Little History Nancy Acreman 2015-07-11 00:00:00Z 0
                Well Done! Interact Club of Fredericton High School Nancy Acreman 2014-12-13 00:00:00Z 0

The NB Provincial elections are on our doorstep!

Posted by Nancy Acreman on Sep 02, 2014

Brian MacDonald, PC candidate for Fredericton-West-Hanwell, was the 4th candidate in our political series to speak with our club.                                                                                                                                                    

He shared the challenge & interesting work of being a politician followed by a good discussion of the election issues. Thank you Brian.


The NB Provincial elections are on our doorstep! Nancy Acreman 2014-09-03 00:00:00Z 0

Trisha Hoyt - Liberal candidate (Oromocto-Lincoln)

Posted by Nancy Acreman on Aug 26, 2014


Trisha Hoyt represented the Liberal leader, Brian Gallant, at our last meeting. She is running in the Oromocto-Lincoln area and is her first time entering politics. Trisha indicated that NB has the potential of being a leader in the innovation field, with a tremendous number of IT start-ups finding their start in NB and making great strides nationally and globally. NB also has the potential of being completely self-sufficient by being present at the table with other provinces to develop and hone these ideas. A repeal of the tax-exempt given to certain companies, while taxing the highest income-earning sector of the population will result in the financing required to realize their initiatives. For more information, visit

Submitted by Nicole Whyte

Trisha Hoyt - Liberal candidate (Oromocto-Lincoln) Nancy Acreman 2014-08-27 00:00:00Z 0

David Coon - Green Party Leader was guest speaker

Posted by Nancy Acreman on Aug 19, 2014

Sustainability and transparency were key areas discussed by David. Sustainability with our resources; such as reliable and cost effective electricity through NB Power and the smart grid initiative ( NB Power's goal is to provide a modern utility service aligned with our customers evolving lifestyle requirements and will therefore invest in Smart Grid technology to reduce and shift electricity demand in the province.

He also spoke of encouraging local, homegrown food that will build a strong local economy using resources already available within the rural areas. Farming our own products and providing incentives for local farmers to do so is key.

In terms of governance - he indicated that for the last 4 years, the government has been electioneering instead of getting down to business and believes individuals should listen to the voice of the people (their constituents) rather than the usual towing the party line.

Preventative care was also discussed instead of trying to take care of a sick population within the hospital setting, additional doctors should be employed on the front-end to prevent or streamline the illnesses.

He also mentioned that our literacy rates are one of the highest across the country but illiteracy is still an issue and is not being properly addressed.

Submitted by Niki Whyte




David Coon - Green Party Leader was guest speaker Nancy Acreman 2014-08-20 00:00:00Z 0

Donation to Greener Village Food Bank

Posted by Nancy Acreman on Aug 12, 2014

Shannon Adam, Business Development Chair for Greener Village Food Bank accepts Sunrise Rotary's donation from John Carkner This donation will be used for furniture and materials to build more vegetable beds! (Sunrise Rotary's Fall Project)


Donation to Greener Village Food Bank Nancy Acreman 2014-08-13 00:00:00Z 0

District Governor Mike Walsh Visits Sunrise Rotary Club

Posted by Nancy Acreman on Aug 05, 2014


This morning we were treated to a special visit from our District Governor (DG) Mike Walsh and his lovely wife Francine. Also in attendance were Asst. DG Jerry Misener and his lovely wife Adeline.

DG Mike brought us a very inspirational message, outlining his hope for the 2014-15 year, while tasking us to Light Up Rotary. He expounded on RI President Gary Huang's message that if each one of us lights a candle then the hope continues.

We are also so close to ending polio worldwide and were treated to messages from Bill Gates and Bono who have graciously joined the fight, reassured that Rotary is involved and will make a difference.

He is also hopeful that membership will be increasing within the district and encourages us to seek not just members but Rotarians who are committed to our plan of action. He identified that while we are a small club, we get quite a lot done and should feel tremendous pride in this fact.

Submitted by Nicole Whyte 


District Governor Mike Walsh Visits Sunrise Rotary Club Nancy Acreman 2014-08-06 00:00:00Z 0

President Niki With Endurance Athlete Ray Zahab

Posted by Nancy Acreman on Jul 20, 2014


Ray Zahab, endurance athlete was the inspirational speaker at Partner's For Youth  20th Anniversary Gala. Running the Sahara began a lifelong journey of discovery. A journey of learning that some of the largest barriers to success are the ones we put upon ourselves. By breaking these down, we are all capable of truly extraordinary things.

President Niki With Endurance Athlete Ray Zahab Nancy Acreman 2014-07-21 00:00:00Z 0
Our newest Rotarian Lisa, was inducted by President Mike this morning. Nancy Acreman 2013-09-04 00:00:00Z 0
We Love Greener Village! Nancy Acreman 2013-08-31 00:00:00Z 0
Greener Village! We were here today! What a tour! Nancy Acreman 2013-08-31 00:00:00Z 0
Ed's Classification Talk Nancy Acreman 2013-08-31 00:00:00Z 0
Quote of the Week - Who Said It? Michael Minifie 2013-05-10 00:00:00Z 0
Thought for the Week - Who Said It? Michael Minifie 2013-05-10 00:00:00Z 0
Mark Your Calendars! Michael Minifie 2013-05-10 00:00:00Z 0

Fredericton Public Library - What a treat for Frederictonians!

Posted by Nicole Whyte



Our traditional view of a public library is one of borrowing books, CDs, DVDs and finding a quiet space to read or study. The Fredericton Public Library is all that and more, much more... Now one can find space to be creative, to develop ideas on the next entrepreneurial venture or just to meet your knitting or sewing group.

The Fredericton Public Library is offering space to the wider community, engaging them on a level that encourages interaction and yes, active discussion within the library structure. 

Tyler Griffin, the Young Adult / Adult Services Librarian brought his dynamism to our morning discussion and opened our eyes to the not-so-traditional view of our library space.

Content provided by: Niki Whyte
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FHS Interacters & Sunrise Rotary Working Together at Greener Village Nancy Acreman 0
Sunrise Rotary TV/Radio Bingo - Tuesday nights 6:30pm - Roger's Cable 10 & radio CHSR 97.9 FM Nancy Acreman 0
Wondering where to buy Sunrise Rotary TV/Radio Bingo cards? - Vendor Locations Nancy Acreman 0

Partners For Youth Gala Dinner

Posted by Nancy Acreman

Hope to see you there!

Tickets available online           <>  



Partners For Youth Gala Dinner Nancy Acreman 0
Diane Leroux receives Paul Harris Fellowship Nancy Acreman 0
Paul Harris Dinner - April 16, 2014 Nancy Acreman 0

Way to Go Interact

Posted by Nancy Acreman

Fredericton High School "Spooked The Hunger" by collecting & donating over 1,700 food items to Greener Village/Fredericton Food Bank. Congrats to FHS Interact Club for organizing this event!


Way to Go Interact Nancy Acreman 0
FHS Interact Club 2013 - 2014 Nancy Acreman 0
South Korean Ambassador Cho's Visit to Fredericton Sunrise Rotary Club. Nancy Acreman 0
Great Way to Start The Day!' Nancy Acreman 0

Change Over Party at Harry's Cottage

Posted by Nancy Acreman

A really big thank you goes out to Harry and his family for hosting our change over party on Saturday


                                                                    Alanna, Paula, Lise & Nikki

Change Over Party at Harry's Cottage Nancy Acreman 0
Sunrise Rotary Loves Visitors Nancy Acreman 0
Visit from Pat Perry - District Governor for RI District 7810 Nancy Acreman 0

Security and Integrity of Your Data

Posted by Michael Minifie
ClubRunner secures all your private information using the latest security technologies. Hosted in a world class data centre with redundant power, Internet backbones and 24/7 security and monitoring, you can rest assured that your club data is safe and protected. Your members' contact information is secured behind unique logins and passwords. Access to information is also restricted, for example, a member can only view the list of members, but can modify his or her own personal information.

Data on the server is protected by TCP/IP filtering, firewall and anti-virus software that protect against any unauthorized intrusion. Backups of data are made daily and stored off-site.

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Integrated eBulletin for Easier Communication Michael Minifie 0
Welcome to our new website! Michael Minifie 0