Rotary’s Mission

The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.

Rotary’s main objective is service – in the community, in the workplace, and around the globe. The 1.2 million Rotarians who make up more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in nearly every country in the world share a dedication to the ideal of Service Above Self.

Rotary clubs are open to people of all cultures and ethnicities and are not affiliated with any political or religious organizations.

The Rotary Four-Way Test

The test, which has been translated into more than 100 languages, asks the following four simple questions:

Of the things we think, say or do...

  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

Upcoming Programs & Events

  • June 21, 2018: Ben Sterling from TNAchieves
  • June 28, 2018 No AM Meeting
  • June 28, 2018: 6 PM BSR Year-End Dinner. BSR Rotarian-of-the-Year Presentation
  • July 1, 2018: 2018-19 Rotary Year Begins. RI President, Barry Rassin. Dist. Gov. Jim Roxlo.
  • July 5, 2018: No Meeting
  • August 4, 2018: Sunrise Sunset Gala, featuring "Narcos" DEA agents Javier Peña and Steve Murphy. 6 PM at the Cleveland Country Club.

Available BSR Downloads

Rotary Links

Why Rotary

Rotary Meeting Make-Up Opportunities

  • Tues., Noon, Cleveland,
    Museum Center at 5ive Points
  • Wed., Noon, Hamilton Place,
    GraceWorks Church
  • Thurs., Noon, Chatt.,
    Chatt. Conv. Ctr.
  • Thurs., Noon, Etowah,
  • Fri., Noon, Dayton,
    First Baptist Church
  • Fri., 7 AM, Hixson,
    Rivermont Presby.
  • Online eClub,

Bradley Sunrise Rotary meets downtown each Thursday morning at 7:00 a.m. at the Cleveland Elks Lodge located at 235 Second Street, Cleveland, TN. Guests are welcome.

BSR Rotarians of the Year

  • 2004 -- Don Rollens
  • 2005 -- Bob Anderson
  • 2006 -- Cheryl Dunson
  • 2007 -- Mike Burton
  • 2008 -- Ron Sellers
  • 2009 -- Bob Sain
  • 2010 -- Matt Carlson
  • 2011 -- Sally Poston
  • 2012 -- Pat Fuller
  • 2013 -- Jerry Shannon
  • 2014 -- Jim Davis
  • 2015 -- Andy Anderson
  • 2016 – Dr. Bill Johnson
  • 2017 – Alan Goslen



Make Your Plans to Join us for the 2018 BSR Gala on August 4th!

This year our Gala will feature DEA special agents Javier Peña and Steve Murphy. You may have seen the popular Netflix series Narcos. This is your opportunity to hear the real story of what happened in the investigation of Pablo Escobar and the Medellin Cartel. See the Netflix trailer.


March 10, 2018 - Despite cold and wet conditions, several Sunrise Rotarians joined with their counterparts in the Cleveland club this past Saturday for Arbor Day festivities and a grand-scale tree planting. The clubs fulfilled their commitment to Rotary International President Ian Riseley and began planting a tree for every Rotarian in Bradley County.

Nov. 28, 2017 - Bradley Sunrise Rotary and the Rotary Club of Cleveland joined together today to present a $4000 donation to the City of Cleveland's Shade Tree Board to be used for the planting of trees along the Greenway. This join effort is a part of Rotary International's "a tree for every Rotarian" program.

2017-18 Bradley Sunrise Rotary Officers and Board of Directors. L to R: Keith Munford, Sally Poston, Kevin Mendel, Rick Creasy, Matthew Coleman, Mary Norton, Louis Mason, Lewis Kearney, Norm Fontana, Jerry Shannon, Robert Anderson, Ty Cardin. Not shown: Jim Phiropoulos, Andy Anderson, Johnathan Wagner, Chuck Guy and Jeff Gregory.


Rotary International
President Ian Riseley

District 6780 Governor
Debbie Alexander-Davis 


Congratulations Alan Goslen... Bradley Sunrise Rotarian of the Year!

Matt Coleman
2017-18 BSR President
Matthew Coleman

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Cheryl Dunson
Asst. District Governor
Cheryl Dunson

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Join us... 7:00 a.m. Thursday mornings at the Cleveland Elks Lodge.

Thank you to everyone that came out and supported the 2016 Bradley Sunrise Rotary Gala with former Navy SEAL Robert O'Neill! The funds will go to support many worthy organizations.



2017-2018 Club Leadership

  • Matthew Coleman, President
  • Rick Creasy, President-elect
  • Mary Norton, VP
  • Sally Poston, Secretary
  • Jim Phiropoulos, Treasurer
  • Ty Cardin, Sergeant-of-Arms
  • Kevin Mendel, Imm. Past Pres.
  • Jerry Shannon, PR & Media Chair
  • Andy Anderson, RI Foundation
  • Jeff Gregory, Youth Service Chair
  • Robert Anderson, At-Large
  • Keith Munford, At-Large
  • Louis Mason, At-Large
  • Lewis Kearney, At-Large
  • Norm Fontana, At-Large
  • Johnathan Wagner, At-Large
  • Chuck Guy, BSR Foundation President
  • Cheryl Dunson, Asst. Dist. Gov.


Thank You to Our 2018 Gala Sponsors!


  • Animal Medical Clinic
  • Santek Waste Services
  • Wright Brothers Construction





BSR Interview Groups

Groups - Revised 6/19/18 Presentation Date
No Presentation 6/21/18
Cheryl Dunson / Bob Anderson 7/12/18
Katie Reece / Tracey Wright 7/19/18
Ty Cardin / Bill Johnson 7/26/18
Rick Smith / Ruthie Forgey 8/2/18
Jimmy Dupree / Art Myers 8/9/18

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P.O. Box 5899, Cleveland, TN 37320 • (423) 244-7484 • District 6780 • Club: 31896