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?

Rotary Meeting Make-Up Opportunities

  • Tues., Noon, Cleveland, Muesum Center at 5ive Points
  • Wed., Noon, Hamilton Place
  • Thurs., Noon, Chattanooga, Chatt. Conv. & Trade Ctr.
  • Thurs., Noon, Etowah, Michael’s
  • Fri., Noon, Dayton, First Baptist Church
  • Fri., 7:00 am, Hixson, Rivermont Presbyterian Church
  • Online eClub, rotaryeclubone.org

Rotary Links


Join us for the 2024 Sunrise-Sunset Gala, featuring Robert G. Lee!

August 3, 2024 at the Museum & Cultural Center at 5ive Points. The funds from the annual gala's support a variety local and international non-profit organizations.


Thank You to Everyone That Has Helped Make the 14th Annual BSR Sunset Gala a Successful... Raising Over $155,000!

The funds from the annual gala's support a variety local and international non-profit organizations.

The 2023 Gala featured Karen Mills. Thank you to all the event sponsor and everyone that helped to make this event possible.

Congratulations Pete & Joyce Vanderpool! Bradley Sunrise Rotary's 2023 Rotarians of the Year!
Bradley Sunrise Rotary was proud to welcome five new Paul Harris Fellows during this morning’s meeting. BSR is a 100% Paul Harris club. Congratulations Rusty Wienk, David Goodwill, Tammy Wingo-Salmond, Zech DePree and Karen Hall!
January 4, 2024 - Bradley County Mayor Gary Davis recently gave his 2024 annual State-of-the-County address to the club membership and focused on growth, no new taxes and the county’s quality of life. Many thanks to Eric Hozouri and Food City for providing a delicious breakfast!

Welcome New Bradley Sunrise Rotary Members

Rusty Wienke and Tammy Wingo Salmond became the newest Sunrise Rotarians last week. Rusty is with FirstBank and hails from South Dakota. Tammy owns Banyan Family Clinic, Cleveland’s only evening walk-in clinic. Please extend a warm Sunrise welcome to our new members!

Several Sunrise Rotarians recently attended the District 6780 Vibrant Club Workshop at the Cleveland Bradley Chamber of Commerce. Participants learned about Rotary Membership, Foundation and Youth Programs.

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.

David Stone with Cleveland City Schools accepted a $10,000 check recently from the club to build a sensory room at E.L. Ross Elementary School. The club donated $5,000 which will be matched by a grant from Rotary District 6780.

The Sunrise Foundation recently presented a gift of $23,750 to Pam Moore with Special Spaces. The funds were raised during the 2019 Sunrise Sunset Gala and will be used to create unique bedroom environments for critically ill children.

Congratulations Norm Fontana... Bradley Sunrise Rotarian of the Year!
Alan Goslen... Bradley Sunrise Rotarian of the Year for 2017-18

Rotary International President John Germ visited with Bradley Sunrise Rotary Thursday, March 9, 2017 for our weekly meeting at the Cleveland Elks Lodge.


Bradley Sunrise Rotary is Now a 100% Paul Harris Fellow Club!

District Governor Fred Heitman recently visited with BSR to celebrate all the clubs members becoming Paul Harris Fellows.

Rotarian of the Year! Dr. Bill Johnson was honored at our annual year-end banquet with the 2015-16 Rotarian of the Year Award.


Ronald McDonald House Chattanooga

July 21, 2016 - Jules Kinder with Ronald McDonald House Chattanooga informs BSR about how they serve Bradley County and Cleveland City Schools with their Mobile Care Units in addition to their more well known family housing services.

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.

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.

Dec. 10, 2015 - During District Governor Beth Stubb's official club visit, five Sunrise Rotarians became first-time Paul Harris Fellows including Lewis Kearny, Ty Young, Jim Phiropoulos, Tom Crye and Rick Creasy. Congratulations to these men for their financial commitment to The Rotary Foundation.

Oct. 7, 2015 - The new Greenway restroom, a partnership between Bradley Sunrise and Cleveland noon Rotary clubs, is nearing completion! All that remains on the construction is a few last-minute details. Two connecting sidewalks to the greenway are awaiting cooperative weather, so until then it must remain locked to the public. If you have not had a chance to take a look, feel free to drive by. The roof was chosen to represent Rotary blue! Both clubs are looking forward to a day in the near future when they can gather for a formal ribbon-cutting!

Members from the Cleveland Rotary Club and Bradley Sunrise Rotary joined together for a historic ground- breaking on the Greenway last week. The clubs are financing the construction of a new public restroom, the first time the two clubs have worked on a major service project together.

District Governor Jerry Wear presented an interesting and informative message to Bradley Sunrise Rotary's membership during the August 7, 2014 meeting. Following this meeting he met with the clubs leadership team to discuss in more detail the club's plans and goals for the upcoming year and beyond.

November 6th meeting speaker, Brenda Thornburgh poses with her Rotary teddy bear after giving the club a progress report about RI’s End Polio Now campaign. She also gave the membership insight into her participation on a National Immunization Day in India in 2012.


Togo Water Project Update

Sept. 11, 2014 - Bradley Sunrise Rotarians Andy Anderson, Linda Record and Alvin Word gave the club membership an update about their recent trip to Togo, Africa to assess the area for clean water wells. BSR is partnering with the Ole Miss chapter of Engineers Without Borders to secure grant money to dig a 700-foot well for potable water and a 120-foot well for crop irrigation and fish ponds.


Kaylee Radzyminshi

Tunes For The Troops Founder Kaylee Radzyminski talked to the club about her recent tour in Afghanistan during the Sept. 4th meeting and spoke about her future plans to excel as an Army intelligence officer.


Butch Jones Night

Thank you to everyone that came out to help us welcome Vol's coach Butch Jones to Cleveland!

From the Cleveland Daily Banner...
Coach Jones meets local Vol fans by RICHARD ROBERTS Banner Sports Editor

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE head football coach Butch Jones spoke to a capacity crowd of Vols fans at the Bradley Central High School Center for the Performing Arts Friday evening. Tennessee football fans braved the rainy weather in droves Friday to listen to first-year head coach Butch Jones talk about the team of Volunteers he and his staff are working to build in Knoxville.

As he has since he took the controls of the UT football program, Jones connected with the fans and again exuded total confidence in the team, his staff and the plan to take Tennessee back to prominence.

Read more: Cleveland Daily Banner - Coach Jones meets local Vol fans

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