Welcome to the Website of the

Rotary Club of Merced Sunrise


As we begin a new Rotary year, I want to confirm our Club’s continuing commitment to the six Causes that Rotary International has adopted as major initiatives worldwide:


  • Promoting peace

  • Fighting disease

  • Providing clean water, sanitation, and hygiene

  • Saving mothers and children

  • Supporting education

  • Growing local economies


In all of our activities and projects within our community and around the world there are opportunities for Rotarians to be involved in many ways.  We seek to serve as leaders and workers and to embody this year’s Rotary Theme: “Rotary Connects the World”.


Our members are a diverse and talented group of professionals who are committed to activities that positively affect our community.  Our club partners frequently with other Rotary Clubs in order to amplify efforts for change in our world in concert with the six initiatives above.


My particular focus this year is to encourage new members and create new leadership opportunities for young professionals who can benefit from greater exposure to other experienced leaders in our local community.  I view Merced Sunrise as an incubator of emerging new leaders for our community.


Please explore our website and if you are interested in seeing what we do firsthand, please contact us and we would be happy to have you as a guest at one of our meetings.


Pope Lawrence

President 2019-20

Rotary Club of Merced Sunrise


Pope Lawrence

Veterans Boulevard Map


If you have ever sped along Veterans Boulevard in Merced wishing you could slow down to read all the signs honoring fallen veterans, there is an interactive map that allows you to do just that. 

2019-20 Rotary International Theme

set by Mark Daniel Maloney,

Rotary International President


Service Distinction

The Rotary Club of Merced Sunrise holds many distinctions.

The Club is a 100% Paul Harris Fellow Club.


2018-19 Rotary Citation Award

2017-18 Rotary Citation Award

2014-15 Rotary Citation Award


Bestowed upon only the most active and effective Rotary clubs worldwide.

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