Friday, March 23, 2018

End Polio Now Family Fun-raiser May 12, Murray Park hosted by Hispano-Latino Rotary Club South


Fourth Annual Evening of Elegance hosted by the Dixie Sunrise Rotary Club Foundation


When: April 7th, 2017, 5:30 PM
Where: SunRiver Community Center, 4275 Country Club Dr, St George
How much: $50/person, $350.00 for a full Table of 8.
What: 4th Annual Dixie Sunrise Rotary Foundation Evening of Elegance

The Dixie Sunrise Rotary Foundation is hosting the 4th annual Evening of Elegance fundraiser. The Washington County Search and Rescue is the primary beneficiary of the event.  The Arts Council of Washington County, Memory Matters and a new charity in the community, Neighborhood Connections are also partners in this event and will receive a portion of the proceeds. The evening will include fine dining and a silent and live auction featuring a variety of items including an African Safari for 2, a gourmet Italian dinner for six and other great items.

The Evening of Elegance will be held at the SunRiver Community Center, 4275 Country Club Dr., St George April 7th, beginning at 5:30 PM.   Tickets are $50 per person or you can purchase a table for 8 for $350.00. Formal wear is encouraged for the evening

Tickets can be purchased online at dixiesunriserotary.com or by calling 425-417-0625.

Dixie Sunrise Rotary is a member club of Rotary International, a worldwide service organization with 1.1 million members.  Our club was founded in 1996 and has been active in the St. George Community ever since.  Today we are 40 professional men and women who meet weekly in fellowship and perform local service projects at least once a month.  On any given weekend, you can find Dixie Rotarians working on projects such as road clean up, restoring Snow Canyon State Park or cooking dinner for Switchpoint clients. We also have sponsored important international service projects in Mexico, Costa Rica, Africa and Grenada.

Currently the Evening of Elegance is our major fundraising event for the year.  Over our 20 years of service we have raised over $200,000.00 which has supported the St. George Police, Dixie Regional Medical Center, the Washington County Search and Rescue and a variety of other local charities.  We know that many lives have been saved and improved because of our efforts to support the St. George Community.

In 2016, we formed The Dixie Sunrise Rotary Foundation, a 501-c-3 organization that allows us to expand our fund-raising efforts and service.  “The Rotary Foundation the mission is ‘To advance world understanding, good will, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education and the alleviation of poverty’.  This mission inspires us to serve the most vulnerable populations in our community and abroad,” said Janet Haines, 2018 Foundation President.  “We are proud to once again sponsor the Evening of Elegance,” she adds.

Rotary Youth to Rwanda


Rotary Youth Service Trip / Also open to Non Rotarians
$1999 (plus airfare)

Experience the magic of play in Rwanda;  Promoting Gender Equality and Education.  If you’re a young adult with a desire to make the world a better place while enriching your own life, you’ve come to the right place. Through Rotary’s partnership with Kids Play, you’ll make a powerful difference working alongside Rotarians in Rwanda and be inspired by the children and coaches in the rural community of Gatagara.  Join us on an unforgettable journey!

KPI and Rotary are teaming up for an inspiring service trip to Rwanda!  This is an amazing opportunity for you to take part in our Let’s Play Fair program with our coaches and kids, meet our players families, meet Rwandan Rotarians, learn about the Genocide and much more.


SAVE YOUR SPOT BY PLACING A $500 DEPOSIT TODAY!  
On this adventure we will immerse ourselves in Rwanda’s vibrant culture.  We will have VIP access to the Genocide memorial where we will have a Q and A with with genocide survivors.  You will be a key participant in KPI’s Let’s Play Fair program.  This is an experience of a lifetime, as you volunteer alongside other Rotarians and share the Olympic values with the children who participate in our Let’s Play Fair program.

TRIP LEADER: This Volunteer Trip will be led by Rotarian members

Contact Cathy King credking@gmail.com for more information.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

4th Annual Dixie Sunrise Rotary Foundation Evening of Elegance - Please attend!


 When: April 7th, 2017, 5:30 PM
Where: SunRiver Community Center, 4275 Country Club Dr, St George
How much: $50/person, $350.00 for a full Table of 8.

The Dixie Sunrise Rotary Foundation is hosting the 4th annual Evening of Elegance fundraiser. The Washington County Search and Rescue is the primary beneficiary of the event.  The Arts Council of Washington County, Memory Matters and a new charity in the community, Neighborhood Connections are also partners in this event and will receive a portion of the proceeds. The evening will include fine dining and a silent and live auction featuring a variety of items including an African Safari for 2, a gourmet Italian dinner for six and other great items.

The Evening of Elegance will be held at the SunRiver Community Center, 4275 Country Club Dr., St George April 7th, beginning at 5:30 PM.   Tickets are $50 per person or you can purchase a table for 8 for $350.00. Formal wear is encouraged for the evening

Tickets can be purchased online at dixiesunriserotary.com or by calling 425-417-0625.

Dixie Sunrise Rotary is a member club of Rotary International, a worldwide service organization with 1.1 million members.  Our club was founded in 1996 and has been active in the St. George Community ever since.  Today we are 40 professional men and women who meet weekly in fellowship and perform local service projects at least once a month.  On any given weekend, you can find Dixie Rotarians working on projects such as road clean up, restoring Snow Canyon State Park or cooking dinner for Switchpoint clients. We also have sponsored important international service projects in Mexico, Costa Rica, Africa and Grenada.

Currently the Evening of Elegance is our major fundraising event for the year.  Over our 20 years of service we have raised over $200,000.00 which has supported the St. George Police, Dixie Regional Medical Center, the Washington County Search and Rescue and a variety of other local charities.  We know that many lives have been saved and improved because of our efforts to support the St. George Community.

In 2016, we formed The Dixie Sunrise Rotary Foundation, a 501-c-3 organization that allows us to expand our fund-raising efforts and service.  “The Rotary Foundation the mission is ‘To advance world understanding, good will, and peace through the improvement of health, the support of education and the alleviation of poverty’.  This mission inspires us to serve the most vulnerable populations in our community and abroad,” said Janet Haines, 2018 Foundation President.  “We are proud to once again sponsor the Evening of Elegance,” she adds.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

2018 Membership Report - State of our District

During the first half of the Rotary year, District 5420 was showing positive growth being up 16 members through November.  Those numbers soon dropped as the Clubs cleaned up their membership rosters and dropped those members that have stopped participating in Rotary.  This semi-annual cleanout, each December and June, results in large drops in membership (we are minus 18 in the District as of January 10th, 2018).

So, what can we do minimize the semi-annual drops in membership?  The key to growing your Rotary Club is adding new members but more importantly keeping the members you already have. As our Zone website indicates:

“Rotarians actually do a great job of recruiting new members each year. The challenge clubs have is retaining members. Statistical data indicates that approximately 50% of new members leave Rotary within the first 12 months of their membership in the service organization. This is an indictment on the way in which we recruit and teach our new members about one of the most significant service organizations in the world.”

The Retention problem (really the lack of Member Satisfaction) is about how we manage member expectations and experiences.  The Rotary “We Care” program (A Guide for Building Strong, Effective and Fun Rotary Clubs for the New Millennium) states the following:

“One of our greatest challenges in Rotary is to better understand what type of expectations new members of Rotary have.  We need to take time and analyze what attracts new members and what will keep them in Rotary.  One of the foremost needs of new members is a strong desire to feel that they are spending their time wisely.  If they feel someone is wasting their time they have a tendency to avoid or eliminate whatever they feel is causing it.  New members need to be able to see immediate productivity.  They challenge us on a daily basis to teach them about Rotary at a quicker pace.  We must prove to them that Rotary is an organization that they should be part of.  Too many times we do not take the proper amount of time to reach out and help new members become part of Rotary.  New members must be educated quickly so they feel that they are part of the organization.  The question is, are our Rotary Clubs attractive, interesting, and do they give all individuals a feeling of accomplishment?  We all need to review our club’s attitude, environment, posture and direction. This will help to ensure that we meet the need of the new Rotarian of the 21st century.  During this process we must never lose focus of our duty and goals of being Rotarians. Most importantly, we must never compromise our beliefs.  Instead, we must modify our goals and expectations to be realistic and give our members the ability to reach the goals.  Our members must have the opportunity to feel they have accomplished something special and important.  Consistent direction and understanding are the keys to a successful club!”

Please take steps to ensure that your existing members are having their expectations met and that they are having a positive Rotary experience.  Consider how you conduct New Member Orientation, look at updating your Club Membership Plan, or conducting a Rotary Club Health Check.  Additional membership resources can be found at the following web sites: