Gathered around the Rotary Burr Oak Tree, which is planted on the southwest lawn of Medina's Historic Public Square, Medina Sunrise Rotary celebrated 28 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 first club president 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 over 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 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, chartered on July 11, 1994, is a caring, busy and fun club. Partnering with Medina County District Library, Medina 911 Rotary Memorial Park, The Children's Center, Feeding Medina County, Miracle League of NE Ohio, Empower Sports, Medina County Educational Service Center, Let's Make a Difference, CUPS Cafe, Shop with a Cop and many other youth-focused organizations, we make a difference in the lives of children in our community and beyond. Do not hesitate to contact us, ask any question or make suggestions as we move forward with another year of adventure and "Service Above Self".
Come and see us at Medina Sunrise Rotary!
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PHOTO (Becky Shotwell) L to R:
Becky Shotwell, Janet Newcomer, David Sheldon, David Lariviere, Chihiro Hosono, Brendan Rose, Bill Huston, Mike Davanzo, Shail Jain, Kevin Rych, Kerry Gregoire, Tree, Anna Guy-Leach, Rob Starcher, Will Koran, Kent Morgan, Ed Jakubick, Mike Carlson, Frank Festi, Daryl Kubilus, Doug Leohr, David Samuelson, Kevin Lauterjung, Don Spickler
(Not Pictured - Andres Bello, Toby Butt, Jeff, Cain, Jeff Hill, Bob Hlasko, Dan Ihrig, Than Jain, Reid Miller, Mark Morse, Dennis Neate, Dennis Powers, John Ross, Leon Skowronski, Richard Smith, Kevin Wermer)
"Committed to making a difference in the lives of children in our community and beyond through our time, talents and treasures."
-Medina Sunrise Rotary