Posted by David Lariviere on Sep 19, 2017
Gathered around the Rotary Burr Oak Tree, which is planted on the southwest lawn of Medina's Historic Public Square, Medina Sunrise Rotary celebrates its 23 years of service with its Community Partners and Youth Exchange Student: The Children's Center of Medina County, Empower Sports, Jaguza Children Ministries, the U.S. Air Force and Pong Udomrattanasirichai from Thailand.
"The Burr Oak Tree came from the Morgan Park, Illinois, home of Paul Harris who founded Rotary in 1905," said first president of Medina Sunrise Rotary - Becky Shotwell.  "It was little more than a 12" sprig when the City of Medina received it in the 1990's and, taking root in the community, now stands proudly at nearly 45 feet tall on Public Square.  The Medina Sunrise Rotary Club returns each year in the fall to watch the sun rise over Medina, note the growth of our Rotary tree, and renew our commitment to making a difference in the lives of children in our community and beyond, through our time, talents and treasures."
Thank you to our Community Partners, all our Rotarians, and thank you MEDINA!
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L to R: Dr. David Loeper, Daryl Kubilus, Rhonda Wurgler, Frank Festi, Dr. Shail Jain, Dr. Mike Carlson, Will Koran, Michele Yama, Judge Judy Cross, Dale Huefner, Kathy Warner, George Hoose, Kevin Werner, Pong Udom, Rich Pace, Demitria Stanfield, Kent Morgan, Roman Paich, USAF TSG Adam Zelenka, Allan Kizito, Dennis Powers, David Lariviere, Rev. Reid Miller, Mark Morse, Dr. Mike Davanzo, Doug Leohr, Becky Shotwell