Gathered in fellowship around the Rotary Burr Oak Tree, which is planted on the southwest lawn of Medina's Historic Public Square, Medina Sunrise Rotary celebrated 27 years of service to the community.

"The Burr Oak Tree came from the Morgan Park, Illinois, home of Paul Harris who founded Rotary in 1905," said club community service chair David Lariviere. "It was not quite a 12" seedling when the City of Medina received it in the 1990's and, taking root in the community, now stands proudly at nearly 40 feet tall on Historic Medina Public Square.

The Medina Sunrise Rotary Club and our community partners return each year in the fall to watch the sunrise over Medina, note the growth of our 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."


Medina Sunrise Rotary's local projects and causes support many charities involving children, including: safety, literacy, hunger, health, service and more. We are service-hearted men and women who meet, 7:15 am on Tuesday mornings at Pride One in Medina. Join us:

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PHOTO (Medina Sunrise Rotarians L to R):
Kevin Lauterjung, Rev. Reid Miller, Commissioner Bill Hutson, Medina Creative Housing Exec. Dir. Dianne DePasquale-Hagerty, David Lariviere, David Samuelson, Will Koran, Brendan Rose, Club President Kent Morgan, Kerry Gregoire, Superintendent Bob Hlasko, TREE, Kevin Wermer, Toby Butt, Medina Parks Forman Kurt Gehring, Rich Pace, Children's Center Anna Guy-Leach, Robbie Starcher, Let's Make a Difference Exec. Dir. Michelle Powell, Doug Stalter, Frank Festi, Ed Jakubick, Doug Leohr, Past District Governor Jack Young, Assistant Governor Dr. Shail Jain, Don Spickler, Becky Shotwell (missing from photo - Dr. Mike Carlson, Dennis Neate, Ohio Army National Guard Staff Sergeant Jeff Cain)