Event Types

North Country Thrive & Vista Project

North Country Thrive is a partnership of all sectors including education institutions, businesses, nonprofits, and others; all aiming to improve our community and the lives of our citizens from cradle through career. ​


The North Country VISTA Project aims to address the needs of our rural, low-income community through collective action and asset based community solutions by utilizing regional data and VISTA support to improve outcomes in Housing and Food Insecurity, STEM Education & Employment, and Family Development through an Anti-Poverty Focus that empowers the community through sustainable solutions and capacity building.

Mar 06, 2018 7:30 AM

Camp Dodge

Dodge Pond Rotary Camp gives children with disabilities a chance to attend a week long summer camp. This project was originally sponsored by the Watertown Sunrise Rotary Club. Through their hard work, many children have an opportunity at camp they may not have had otherwise.

Get Involved, and help Dodge Pond Rotary Camp remain a magical place for children with disabilities.

We continue to hear testimony about lives that have been changed at Dodge Pond!

Mar 13, 2018 7:30 AM
Mar 13, 2018
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM


Mar 20, 2018 7:30 AM

End Distracted Driving

Attorney Drew Palcsik received his Juris Doctorate from Northeastern University and had been practicing law since 1998. He initially received his Masters of Social Work and decided the best way he could advocate for the injured, was to become a lawyer and help them navigate the legal system. Drew is the father of three sons, Owen, Lucas, and Julian. Drew lives in Middlebury, VT where he enjoys skiing, cycling, and running with his sons.
Drew began offering the End Distracted Driving presentation after hearing the presentation's creator, Joel Feldman, speak about losing his daughter Casey to a distracted driver at the age of 21. Drew has reached over 1,000 youth and adults over the past year and a half.  It is his goal to prevent anyone from being injured or killed by careless driving behaviors.
Mar 27, 2018 7:30 AM

Apr 03, 2018 7:30 AM

Saranac River Trail Art Sculptures

Jesse will update the club on the project.

Apr 10, 2018 7:30 AM

Club assembly CVPH Board Room

Apr 17, 2018 7:30 AM

Apr 24, 2018 7:30 AM


May 01, 2018 7:30 AM
May 04, 2018 1:00 PM –
May 05, 2018 11:30 AM

Troop 39 new Eagle Scout Award

May 08, 2018 7:30 AM
May 10, 2018
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
May 15, 2018
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Club assembly CVPH Board Room

May 15, 2018 7:30 AM
May 18, 2018
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Stem Cell Therepy

 native of France, Dr Bonnabesse completed a Scientific studies at the University of St-Jerome in Marseilles where he receives an associate degree in Science (DEUG). He then moved to Burlington, Vermont, where he completed a bachelor’s degree in Zoology and Chemistry. He then obtained his Doctor of Medicine Diploma in 1996 from the University of Vermont. Afterward, he successfully completed a 4 year residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University Medical Center of Loma Linda in Southern California. Dr. Bonnabesse, then, went on to complete an Interventional Pain and Spine Fellowship in Colton, California, which he successfully completed in 2002. Dr Bonnabesse maintains dual Board certification in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation through the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and his Pain Certification through the American Board of Medical Specialties.


After the birth of their first child, Dr Bonnabesse and his wife returned to the North East, and in 2004 , Dr. Bonnabesse founded Champlain Spine and Pain Management in Plattsburgh. Since then, the practice has grown from one provider to 5 providers. In 2009, Dr Bonnabesse moved its practice to their brand new state of the art medical building to offer better comfort to their patients, and ease of care with on-site XR and ultrasound guided treatments. Dr Bonnabesse also created, 9 years ago, an interventional pain fellowship, which has allowed him to teach his interventional techniques to many physicians from across the country. Dr Bonnabesse’s philosophy, when it comes to his specialty, is that “there is no gain in pain”, and what he enjoys the most about his work, is to be able to improve his patient’s quality of life: “there is nothing more satisfying that to enable a woman to be able to carry her child or grand-child without excruciating pain, to allow a person to keep their job or to enable an outdoor person to return to his or her hobby. It is extremely gratifying to know that, at the end of the day, someone will able to sleep through the night without being awakened by pain”. At the end of the day it is really about making a positive difference in someone’s life”.

Dr. Bonnabesse enjoys spending his free time with his family which includes his wife, 2 children, and 3 dogs. He really enjoys the outdoors, and the beauty of our region. He has also been a competitive tennis player for over 35 years playing at the regional and national levels, both in France and in the US. He also enjoys international food and foreign languages.

May 22, 2018 7:30 AM

Foundation Kick off

May 29, 2018 7:30 AM

Business Plan Competition - Presentations

Jun 05, 2018

Tour at Plattsburgh International Airport

We will be meeting at the International Airport to tour and get an update on the facility.

Jun 12, 2018 7:30 AM
Jun 12, 2018
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Jun 12, 2018
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Jun 14, 2018
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

There will be no breakfast meeting at the American Legion on Tuesday, June 19, 2018.

Instead, celebrate the start of the new Rotary year with your fellow Sunrise Rotarians at the Awards Dinner at Cafe Mooney Bay on Lake Champlain, and pay tribute to our new Paul Harris Fellows, the 2018 Rotarian of the Year, and our 2017-18 and 2018-19 Board of Directors!


Jun 19, 2018 5:30 PM
Jun 19, 2018 5:30 PM

STOP Domestic Violence/BHSN

Genie Mae Denton
Community Educator/Volunteer Coordinator
STOP Domestic Violence/BHSN
1-888-563-6904 ext. 131
24-Hour Hotline

STOP Domestic Violence is a NYS certified program assisting victims of domestic violence, 24 hours a day. The main office is located in Plattsburgh (Clinton County) with a satellite office in Malone and Tupper Lake (Franklin County) as well as Westport (Essex County). We also have a small office now located on SUNY Plattsburgh's campus. Clinton County offices are open from 8:30am to 4:30pm, and Franklin and Essex Counties are open 8am to 4pm, Monday through Friday. Behavioral Health Services North, Inc. (BHSN) and the STOP Domestic Violence program are dedicated to the creation of a safe, secure environment for those seeking services with us.

It is the policy of the STOP Domestic Violence program to maintain and promote the highest quality of services to survivors of domestic violence regardless of their actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, health status, race, color, religion, age, marital status, socioeconomic status, national origin, veteran status, immigration status, predisposing genetic characteristics, or disability. The STOP Domestic Violence program prohibits harassment of participants based upon any one of the above-mentioned protected classes. 

Jun 26, 2018 7:30 AM
Jun 30, 2018
8:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Jul 05, 2018
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Local edibles

While growing up in Plattsburgh, Jane Desotelle helped her parents raise and sell gladioli and berries from their garden. This experience and visits to her grandmother’s large garden in Ohio fostered in Jane an intense appreciation for plants. As a young woman, she sold vegetables and set out to learn everything she could about the traditional uses of herbs. When friends kept asking for the herbal tea mixes she made, Jane decided to found her company, Underwood Herbs, to reach a wider audience. Long before the current interest in “eating local,” Jane advocated for farmers markets and built her business through direct contact with her customers. All of Jane’s products are made from sustainably-harvested wild plants. At the end of summer, Jane begins cutting balsam boughs for the hundreds of traditional holiday wreaths she makes and sells each December. Recognizing that development projects often destroy wild plants, Jane has started a botanical sanctuary at her home, where she has been able to coax fruit out of such finicky plants as May apples.

Jul 10, 2018
Jul 12, 2018
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Jul 17, 2018
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Mini Project with Alliance for Positive Health - Opioid Crisis

Diana Aguglia, the Director of the Alliance for Positive Health in Plattsburgh, plays an active role in SPARCC efforts.

APH does needle exchange. They also provide services for prevention and support of people living with HIV/AIDS.

The APH makes kits that they distribute.  Diana will talk about the opioid crisis and then we will use 30 minutes for making kits.  With 25 people making simple kits for 30 m we could put together a lot of them.

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From Tom D.: 

Diana can speak to the opioid crisis in a meaningful way. She can explain what SPARCC is and all that SPARCC is doing to bring organizations together to combat the opioid crisis in our community as well as educate our community to reduce the stigma of addition. She can also bring a list of ways our club could partner with SPARCC and further their efforts in an incredible way. SPARCC is a coalition of community service groups. With the backing of a motivated volunteer organization, SPARCC could really ascend into the premier regional resource for the opioid crisis

Some of the statistics are staggering. For example, there have been approximately 187 successful overdose reversals using NARCAN kits supplied by Alliance for Positive Health since 2015. That would have been nearly 200 additional deaths associated with heroin in just the past few years!

I also believe that our club would love the opportunity to volunteer and help an organization like the Alliance for Positive Health. By having part of our meeting be a volunteer opportunity (assembling kits) our club could make an immediate impact and not have to find time outside of our morning meeting. We are all busy and have a number of commitments. Bringing the volunteering to our members during a meeting is a great idea!


Jul 17, 2018 7:30 AM

Traumatic Brain Injury

Jul 24, 2018 7:30 AM

There will be no breakfast meeting at the American Legion on Tuesday, July 31st.

Instead, bring your family and your bathing suits to the Dahlens for the Sunrise Summer Picnic at 5pm!

The Dahlens, 14 Point View Terrace, Plattsburgh

Jul 31, 2018
Aug 09, 2018
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
Aug 21, 2018
7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
2018 Mayor's Cup Sponsors