City Social Magazine

JUL-AUG 2017

City Social Magazine in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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51 Are you a local business person interested in giving back to your community through service and, possibly, hoping to make some new friends? Do you enjoy eating breakfast on Thursdays? If you answered "yes" to either question, The Sunrise Rotary Club of Baton Rouge may be just the place for you. The Sunrise Rotary Club of Baton Rouge members are a fun group of consisting of local business leaders, volunteers and others from the Capitol City community. The chapter is a member of Rotary International, a club founded in 1905 and which has since grown to over 1.2 million members worldwide. Begun as a place for professionals with diverse backgrounds to exchange ideas and form meaningful friendships, Sunrise Rotary Club continues to encourage these ideals at their weekly breakfast meetings. Each Thursday morning, the members of Sunrise Rotary meet for breakfast at Bocage Racquet Club. There, they enjoy a 30-minute talk by an ever changing roster of speakers focusing on topics such as entrepreneurship, Louisiana industry, biology, medical issues and others which are changed monthly. A recent Sunrise r otary Honors Local First r esponders By Stephanie Morris, Guaranty Media Sunrise Rotary Member Photos provided by Sunrise Rotary theme was "Law Enforcement Month." Sunrise Rotary honored several of Baton Rouge's finest first responders and thanked them for their outstanding service. Throughout the year, Sunrise Rotary supports many local charity programs. The club's most recent charity is St. Vincent De Paul's Uniforms for Kids Program—an organization which supplies school uniforms to needy children throughout Baton Rouge and surrounding areas. Members donate their time, talents and enthusiasm to fundraising efforts for the charity, donating thousands of dollars to the program each year. If you would like to donate, please contact the Sunrise Rotary or St. Vincent De Paul through their websites. And, of course, if you are interested in joining Sunrise, they are always accepting new friends, er, members.

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