Kayaking with Sunrise Rotary and the Town of Plattsburgh on the most perfect of August evenings! Sue LeBlanc, Libby Hyatt Quéguiner, and I tried SUP for the first time.  Jerry Kelly paddled around in a kayak!  Thanks so much, Erin and Melanie, we are grateful to have a wonderful friendship with the Town of Plattsburgh Recreation Department! It was a wonderful night of fellowship. 
Kayak event 2018 Libby Queguiner 2018-08-16 04:00:00Z 0
The Mayor’s Cup Regatta returned on July 7th as the signature event of the Mayor's Cup Regatta and Festival, Plattsburgh's most time-honored and highly anticipated summer tradition on Lake Champlain. Sunrise Rotarian Kjell Dahlen has organized and managed the sailing regatta for the past 26 years. Sunrise Rotarian Jeff Prescott managed the registration station for the regatta, and the BBQ and awards ceremony for the second straight-year. Many fellow Rotarians were on hand helping with sailor's registration, selling T-shirts and BBQ tickets and assisting with the awards ceremony.
Sunrise Rotary manages 41st annual Mayor's Cup Regatta 2018-07-09 04:00:00Z 0
Leigh and Stephens Mundy are the 2018 Spirit Ianelli Awards honorees Joanne Dahlen 2018-07-07 04:00:00Z 0
The City of Plattsburgh Mayor Read graciously welcomed District Governor Martha Weaver to Plattsburgh on July 5, 2018. Martha was visiting Plattsburgh on the occasion of the kick-off of the 41st annual Mayor's Cup Regatta & Festival hosted by Sunrise Rotary and the City of Plattsburgh. Sunrise Rotary President Doug Kashorek and other members of the Sunrise and Noon clubs were on hand for the welcome ceremony that took place in front of the McDonough monument overlooking the Saranac River and Lake Champlain.
City of Plattsburgh welcomes Rotary District 7040 DG Joanne Dahlen 2018-07-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joanne Dahlen on Jul 05, 2018

Introducing the first annual Great Lake Champlain Kayak Chain

For the past 41 years Mayor's Cup Festival & Regatta has been all about celebrating summer in the North Country and paying special  tribute to our beautiful lake.

Sunrise Rotary adds new event to the Mayor's Cup line-up Joanne Dahlen 2018-07-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joanne Dahlen on Jul 04, 2018
Newly-elected Plattsburgh Rotary Club Presidents Doug Kashered (Sunrise) and Jack Helfgott (Noon) were asked to participate as judges in the City of Plattsburgh's 4th of July 'Champy' Parade.
Meet the 'Champy' Judges Joanne Dahlen 2018-07-04 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joanne Dahlen on Jul 03, 2018
Sunrise Rotarians Kathy Duley and Connie Fisher co-Chair the Mayor's Cup T-shirt committee. In addition to being sold at various establishments around town, many fellow Sunrise Rotarians volunteered to sell T-shirts at the Farmers Market, the City's Fourth of July Parade, the Jumping in July Concert at the Strand sponsored by Sunrise Rotary, at Trinity Park during the Mayor's Cup Festival and all day at the Naked Turtle during the Mayor's Cup Regatta.

Proceeds from the sales of Mayor’s Cup t-shirts help Plattsburgh Sunrise Rotary support community-based projects, such as the Sunrise Rotary Pavilion at Wilcox Dock, and the Sunrise Rotary Gazebo at the Samuel D. Champlain monument. In fact, Sunrise Rotary raised over $25,000 for the universally accessible Max Moore Memorial Treehouse on the Saranac River Trail in Plattsburgh. 

Sunrise Rotarians sell t-shirts to raise money Joanne Dahlen 2018-07-03 04:00:00Z 0

Largest sailboat regatta on Lake Champlain remains the festival's highlight

City of Plattsburgh Mayor Colin Read (left) and Sunrise Rotary Club President James Snook unveil the 2018 Mayor's Cup T-shirt design during a press conference at the City Council Chambers at City Hall on Tuesday. This year's festival kicks off the day after the Fourth of July celebration in the city, taking place July 5 through 8.
What's New for Mayor's Cup? Joanne Dahlen 2018-06-13 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jun 08, 2018
Good afternoon fellow Rotarians -
With permission from Maria, I wanted to send out a quick announcement for an upcoming YMCA event.
We are holding our 1st annual Camp Jericho Beautification Day, this Saturday June 9th from 11-3.
Our wonderful camp that serves over 600 children during the summer months is in need of some well-needed love. We are looking for volunteers from Rotary to come up and help with some projects- painting, trimming, raking etc.
Only recently had  notice a faded "Rotary Lodge" sign on our main barn at Camp Jericho (see attached photo), and thought it time to re-engage our club with this wonderful camp that many of you know or know someone who has attended. 
If you are able to make please let me know at jihne@plattsburghymca.org. The event is family friendly and we will also have a BBQ that afternoon. While we have some equipment- feel free to bring clippers and work gloves.
Thank you all so much 
Camp Jericho Beautification Day 2018-06-08 04:00:00Z 0
Plattsburgh Mayor’s Cup committee seeks nominees for prestigious community award
The Mayor’s Cup Regatta & Festival Committee is seeking nominations to receive this year’s Ianelli Award. Pictured: Former state Assemblywoman Janet Duprey receiving the award from Mayor Colin Read.
'Spirit of Ianelli' nominations sought Joanne Dahlen 2018-05-31 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ashton Moore on Apr 10, 2018
It feels really weird to already be eight months down with exchange because I’m at a point where I’m really used to my life here. It doesn’t feel real that I have to go home in 88 days… to be totally honest I really don’t want to at all. I’d love to for a week, but I feel really at home here.
If anything, this exchange has made me much more mature and independent and I’ve worked a lot on myself, It’s really made me a lot happier and grow a lot as a person. I hate thinking that I have less than three months because no one else understands how little time that actually is. I left my life in the US for a year but now I’m leaving the life I built in a year for good. 
Ashtyn Moore — 8 months into Youth Exchange in Denmark Ashton Moore 2018-04-10 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Libby Quéguiner on Jan 25, 2018

Mark your calendar and plan on attending Plattsburgh Sunrise Rotary Club’s Bring it….To the Floor dance event on Saturday, February 17th from 7 pm – 11 pm.

Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/399743170452612/


Dance All Night Long

Pay a $10 cover charge and dance all night long to the best music from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s brought to you by Sound Obsession.

For an extra $5 per person, enter the Charity Challenge contest for a chance to win a $150 donation to the charity of your choice. All contestants will dance together to 3 songs chosen by our judges.  The person or couple who earns the votes of the judges and the most votes from the crowd wins the challenge.  Joe Ferris and Lisa Engel Bojo from NAMI won last month’s contest and they are challenging you to Bring it ……To the Floor

So head over to the VFW and help Plattsburgh Sunrise Rotary impact our community through local projects.  Bring it…..To the Floor!

Bring it....To the Floor! Libby Quéguiner 2018-01-25 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 25, 2018
Thank you for the wonderful donation of $750 to the Adirondack Engineers 4H robotics group. It is very much appreciated. The team will be sending their thanks soon.
I just wanted to give you a small update. We had a blast at our last competition in Albany on January 13. We did very well. We earned the following awards:
--Think Award: First place (for innovative robot design and reliable performance)
--Control Award: Second place (for software, algorithm development, and driver period enhancements)
--Inspire Award: Second Place (second place team overall at the completion)
--Finalist Alliance: (played, but lost, the final competition match)
Our next competition is at Pace University in Westchester on February 11. We qualified for this Regional Competition because of our previous performance at qualifying competitions. We will be competing to earn a spot to continue on to SuperRegionals, held in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
There is a good chance that we will be competing at Essex High School in Vermont on February 24. We are second on the wait list, but have been asked to send in our registration fee. That usually means they feel a spot will open up for us.
We are happy to invite Rotary members to watch either competition, although the Vermont one is much closer. Perhaps a Rotary cheering section, as was mentioned! If interested, spectators should arrive at Essex High School by 10:30am – that is usually when the competition rounds and opening ceremonies begin.
I have attached a couple of pictures from Albany. I hope all is well and give our best to Sunrise Rotary. - Brian
Thank you from the Adirondack Engineers 4H Club Libby Quéguiner 2018-01-25 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joanne Dahlen
Members of the Sunrise Rotary Club of Plattsburgh joined together to help give back to the community by volunteering at several annual holiday events in 2017.
On November 20th Sunrise Rotarians trimmed a holiday tree, sponsored by the club, to help support the Advocacy Resource Center of Clinton County NY (ARC). Currently over 500 individuals and their families benefit from the wide variety of services provided by ARC, such as vocational programs, community integration, therapeutic intervention and residential options.
At several times throughout the year Sunrise Rotarians volunteer at the St. Peter's Soup Kitchen, and on a snowy December 12th evening, nine club members helped to serve dinner at the soup kitchen at Seton Academy. In December, Sunrise Rotary also donated $1,000 to the St. Peter's Soup Kitchen to provide additional support to local families in need.

Sunrise Rotarians enjoy giving back over the holidays Joanne Dahlen 2018-01-05 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jan 04, 2018
Ashtyn Moore is photographed here at her favorite cafe writing the Sunrise Rotary Club about her experience as a youth exchange student in Denmark.
'Whoa. Five months!
The past month has been pretty tough to be honest. A young family member passed away while serving in our navy, so its been awful to not be around my family, but I have extremely great support here and everyone was so sweet to make me feel better. That meaning rotary members, friends, family, and people who barely know me. Not to mention the support from everyone in New York and district 7040. Aside from that, my exchange as usual has made me happy once again. In December, I had a few bumps that I wasn’t used to because of the event that took place and the reminder of not being home for Christmas, but it wasn’t too drastic because since the first month in Denmark, I’ve realized that this is my second home and planned to come back and continue to make it my home.
Youth Exchange: 5 month update from Denmark Joanne Dahlen 2018-01-04 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joanne Dahlen
Rotary Clubs registered more than 3,400 World Polio Events in 102 countries at endpolio.org. That's twice as many events as last year!
Plattsburgh's Noon and Sunrise Rotary Clubs, along with the SUNY Rotaract Club, joined forces at the Champlain Centre Mall over the weekend of October 20, 2017. Every 15 minutes a different cyclist mounted the stationary bike donated for the event by Dick's Sporting Goods. In all, over $3,400 was raised -  and then doubled - by a matching grant courtesy of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation! Oh, Sunrise Rotarian, Joanne Dahlen, was honored with the 'Best Dressed' Award on the bike!
Polio Month was a Success! Joanne Dahlen 2018-01-03 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joanne Dahlen on Dec 15, 2017
Plattsburgh Sunrise Rotary's Laurie Marvin and her "Fun Raising" Committee are inviting the community to an evening of great music and dancing. You can dance all night for only $10!
Bring it...to the floor!, featuring decades of dance music, will be held at the VFW on Boynton Avenue in Plattsburgh on Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 7:00-11:00pm,
Dance the night away to your favorite hits from the 70's, 80's and 90's with music by Sound Obsession. And couples who want to show off their stuff can enter a dance contest for an additional fee. The winning couple will receive a $150 donation to the charity of their choice in addition to the bragging rights of being named the best on the dance floor! For more information visit the Sunrise Rotary's event page on Facebook.
Dance all night for only $10 Joanne Dahlen 2017-12-15 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joanne Dahlen

Sunrise Rotary is a proud supporter of Outside Art: Plattsburgh's Public Art Project, a community organization that produces and creates public art for Plattsburgh and spreads local awareness of public art projects around the world.

The 18’ by 10’ “Read and Grow! Dream Garden” mural on the outside wall of the Plattsburgh Public Library was officially unveiled on October 27, 2017.

Artwork helps to revitalize Plattsburgh's Downtown Joanne Dahlen 2017-10-27 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Ashtyn Moore on Oct 15, 2017
Hello everyone!
So far, my stay in Denmark has been absolutely amazing!!!
I’ve met so many amazing people — both Danish and exchange students — and I’ve really been getting better with the language. For example, all my grandparents here don’t speak ANY English except for my mormor (mother’s mom).
 One day my bedstefar (dad’s dad) came over and I was the only person home …  my youngest sibling wasn’t even home, and at least she’s speaks a little English. On top of him not speaking English, his dialect is almost impossible to understand ... so he came inside and I heard “goddav!” and my stomach just dropped!! Hahaha! I knew this would be interesting. So, we begin a very simple conversation after asking “vil du have kaffe?” (would you like coffee?) which was about his trip with his wife to Switzerland and how it snowed and I didn’t know the word for snow at the moment so that became a very intense game of charades!!
Ashtyn Moore enjoying Youth Exchange in Denmark Ashtyn Moore 2017-10-15 04:00:00Z 2
Posted by Joanne Dahlen
Thank you to Mel Defayette and the Town of Plattsburgh for helping Sunrise Rotary host their second annual kayaking event on the Saranac River.  The Cadyville Beach provided the perfect destination to put-in and take-out on the Saranac. Sunrise Rotarians and friends were all welcome, free of charge, to enjoy an evening paddle on the river on August 31, 2017. Next year there is talk of hosting two events on the river. Stay tuned!
Kayaking on the Saranac Joanne Dahlen 2017-08-31 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joanne Dahlen on Jul 13, 2017
City officials in Plattsburgh are working to make the downtown center more appealing to tourists. One of the newest initiatives got a boost recently when the Sunrise Rotary announced it will sponsor a plan to create an Arts Walk in the center city. Last weekend the Plattsburgh Sunrise Rotary hosted the Mayor’s Cup Regatta, the largest sailing race on Lake Champlain.  The group also supported a Landlubber Mural Project that brought nautical-themed drawings to buildings across downtown.  

Arts Walk Planned for Plattsburgh City Center Joanne Dahlen 2017-07-13 04:00:00Z 0
Plattsburgh natives take home Mayor’s Cup Joanne Dahlen 2017-07-10 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joanne Dahlen on Jul 10, 2017

Sailboats from the Northeast will be on Lake Champlain for the 40th annual Mayor’s Cup Regatta at 10 a.m. today.

The regatta, a signature event of the four-day Mayor’s Cup Regatta and Festival, will feature races divided into three divisions — Racing, Cruising and Multihull.

Regatta coordinator Dr. Kjell Dahlen said the regatta brings talented sailors to Lake Champlain and also helps showcase Plattsburgh and the North Country.

40th Mayor’s Cup Regatta sets sail on Lake Champlain Joanne Dahlen 2017-07-10 04:00:00Z 0
40th Annual Mayor's Cup Regatta Sets Sail Joanne Dahlen 2017-07-10 04:00:00Z 0
100 Participate in Mayor's Cup bide ride Joanne Dahlen 2017-07-10 04:00:00Z 0
2017 Mayor's Cup Regatta Slide Show Joanne Dahlen 2017-07-10 04:00:00Z 0
Downtown Plattsburgh Mayor's Cup Murals Joanne Dahlen 2017-07-10 04:00:00Z 0
Volunteers getting city ship-shape for Mayor's Cup Joanne Dahlen 2017-07-06 04:00:00Z 0
Mayor’s Cup to honor Janet Duprey with the “Spirit of Ianelli” Award Joanne Dahlen 2017-07-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joanne Dahlen on Jun 26, 2017
Outgoing President Joanne Dahlen closed the awards dinner program on June 20, 2017 by recognizing Tom Glasgow and Jerry Kelly as the “Rotarians of the Year” for their years of service to Sunrise Rotary and Rotary International.
Tom has been a member of Sunrise Rotary since 1997 and is a past President of the club.  Jerry has been a member of the club since 1998.  Both individuals have been distinguished as Paul Harris Fellows.
Rotarians of the Year are announced at Annual Dinner Joanne Dahlen 2017-06-26 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joanne Dahlen on Jun 26, 2017
The Plattsburgh Sunrise Rotary Club recently acknowledged individuals for their service to the club and to the community at an annual awards dinner held on June 20, 2017,
Sunrise Rotarian Laurie Marvin was named the 2017 Paul Harris Fellow and Gil Duken was honored as the 2017 Community Paul Harris Fellow. The "Community" recognition is awarded every year to one person from outside the club who the committee feels has exemplified the Rotary tradition of "service above self". 
Laurie Marvin is named the 2017 Paul Harris Fellow Joanne Dahlen 2017-06-26 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joanne Dahlen on Jun 26, 2017
Gil Duken was honored as the 2017 Community Paul Harris Fellow. The "Community" recognition is awarded every other year to one person from outside the club who the committee feels has exemplified the Rotary tradition of "service above self". 
Sunrise Rotary honors Gil Duken Joanne Dahlen 2017-06-26 04:00:00Z 0
Officials Preview 40th Annual Mayor’s Cup Festival And Regatta Joanne Dahlen 2017-06-06 04:00:00Z 0
Mayor's Cup to mark 4 decades Joanne Dahlen 2017-06-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joanne Dahlen on Jun 05, 2017
The 40th annual Mayor's Cup Festival and Regatta officially 'kicked-off' on Friday, July 2, 2017 with a press conference at City Hall. The Mayor's Cup Festival and Regatta is co-hosted by Sunrise Rotary and the City of Plattsburgh. The four-day festival features a myriad of activities for the whole family including live outdoor music, fireworks, boat parade of lights, fire truck pull and more!
Mayor's Cup Kick-Off Press Conference Joanne Dahlen 2017-06-05 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joanne Dahlen on Jun 05, 2017
We sold-out of the 2016 t-shirts last year so make sure you get yours soon. And, remember they make great gifts for out-of-town family and friends. The 2017 Mayor's Cup t-shirts cost $20 US (tax included) and are available in a men's crew neck and women's v-neck styles.
2017 Mayor's Cup T-shirts on Sale Now! Joanne Dahlen 2017-06-05 04:00:00Z 0
Mayor's Cup Regatta Nears Joanne Dahlen 2017-06-05 04:00:00Z 0
The "Spirit of Ianelli" Award was established in 2010 in honor of the late Mayor John Ianelli, former Mayor of the City of Plattsburgh and co-founder of the Mayor’s Cup Regatta in 1977. This honor is bestowed upon an individual – sailor or landlubber – who exemplifies the same “community does matter” spirit that inspired Mayor Ianelli 38 years ago, empowering our lake community to thrive, not only on race day, but every day.
In 2016, the Mayor's Cup Regatta & Festival Committee named Gordie Little the 2016 "Spirit of Ianelli" Award honoree. Sunrise Rotary’s Mayor’s Cup Co-Chair Joanne K. Dahlen said that selecting Gordie Little as this year’s honoree was an easy decision to make. “We only wish we had the opportunity to present Gordie the award in person and not posthumously,” said Joanne.
Call for Nominations Now Open for 2017 'Spirit of Ianelli' Award Joanne Dahlen 2017-06-05 04:00:00Z 0
On June 3, 2017, in honor of National Trail Day, Sunrise Rotarians along with several other service organizations, volunteered to clean up some the local trail systems in and around the City. Plattsburgh's Mayor Read even came down to join the fun and to thank us for our service.
Sunrise Rotarians volunteer to clean up local trail systems Joanne Dahlen 2017-06-03 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Zoe Taber on May 02, 2017
April has possibly been the best month of my exchange so far. The first week was my mother's visit to Japan, she stayed from the 1st to the 8th. I was beyond excited to see her for the first time after 7 months, and I was so happy that she could meet my host families and host Rotary club. 

Together with each of my host families, we took day trips around the Kansai area; Nara, Kyoto, and Osaka, and we introduced her to some of our favorite Japanese foods. I was so excited to show her around my city, my school, and my favorite places in Osaka. I especially loved surprising her with how far I've come with my Japanese language skills, my ability to navigate the train and subway systems, and even my chopstick skills!
April 'best month so far' of Youth Exchange for Zoe Zoe Taber 2017-05-02 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Zoe Taber on Feb 04, 2017
The following is a letter from Zoe Taber, our Youth Exchange student in Japan, sent just after the New Year's holiday...
明けましておめでとうございます (translates to: I wish you a Happy New Year),
Happy New Years from Japan! It has been a great start to 2017. As Japan's biggest holiday, New Year's greetings and celebrations have lasted through this whole month. I started 2017 with my host family on a trip to a small and rural island off the coast of Osaka.
Youth Exchange report from Japan. Zoe Taber 2017-02-04 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joanne Dahlen on Nov 04, 2016
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Clinton County  (CCEC) held its annual meeting on October 18, 2016 at the Adirondack Room at the Butcher Block in Plattsburgh. Two organizations, Mountain Lake PBS and Rotary Club of Plattsburgh Sunrise, were recognized as 'Friends of Extension'. Sunrise Rotary President Joanne Dahlen was on hand to receive the award at the dinner meeting.
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Clinton County honors Sunrise Rotary at their annual meeting Joanne Dahlen 2016-11-04 04:00:00Z 0
Sunrise 'Shines' at District Conference Joanne Dahlen 2016-11-04 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Zoe Taber on Oct 31, 2016
The following is a monthly report from Zoe Taber, the Plattsburgh Sunrise Club Youth Exchange Student in Japan...
こにちわ、(translates to "Good Day" or maybe "Hello")

It's been two months now and it still feels like I just got here. At the same time, it feels like years ago that I said goodbye to my family and friends in New York and got on the plane — what strange feeling! This last month has been a very good one.
Our Youth Exchange student in Japan, Zoe Taber, sends update Zoe Taber 2016-10-31 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Zoe Taber on Oct 01, 2016
こにちわ、(Good Day),

It is hard to believe it has already been a month since I've been here! These weeks have flown by and I am already starting to feel very at home. I am attending Osaka Sumiyoshi high school, and I am happy to say the students as well as the teachers are so incredibly friendly, never once have I had to sit alone, or to walk to a class by myself.
On an average school day I wake up at 6:00 and eat breakfast with my host family, I try to leave the house at 7:00 And begin my walk to the train station, I take the train to school for about 45 minutes (as I have had little experience with trains, this took some practice). School starts at 8:30 and goes until 4:30 most days.
Zoe Taber, YE student in Japan, sends greetings Zoe Taber 2016-10-01 04:00:00Z 0
Jim Snook is named 2016 "Sunrise Rotarian of the Year" Joanne Dahlen 2016-08-24 04:00:00Z 0
Jessica Sears recieves Rotary's highest honor - the Paul Harris Fellow Award Joanne Dahlen 2016-08-24 04:00:00Z 0
Kerry P. Taylor hosts the Sunrise Rotary Annual Dinner Joanne Dahlen 2016-08-24 04:00:00Z 0
2016 Mayor's Cup Regatta Results Joanne Dahlen 2016-07-10 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joanne Dahlen on Jul 10, 2016
Harsh winds and the threat of lightning did not prevent the 39th-Annual Mayor’s Cup Regatta from taking place Saturday on Lake Champlain, nor did it keep Plattsburgh’s Michael Parsons from capturing the coveted Mayor’s Cup trophy. Parsons and skipper Peter Hall of Montreal, Quebec, helped lead the crew of Obelix to a victory in the Racing division, finishing with a corrected time of two hours, eight minutes and 50 seconds.
Michael Parsons, holding the Mayor’s cup, poses for a photo with his Obelix crew, including skipper Peter Hall (center), at the Mayor’s Cup Regatta awards ceremony Saturday. (Photo credit, Joey LaFranca, P-R)
Parsons weathers the storm to win Mayor's Cup Regatta Joanne Dahlen 2016-07-10 04:00:00Z 0
Mayor's Cup Regatta & Festival a Windy Sucess Joanne Dahlen 2016-07-09 04:00:00Z 0

Registration is now open for the 39th Annual Mayor's Cup Regatta.  On July 9th an estimated 100 boats will participate in this premiere, international sailing competition on Lake Champlain, attracting racers from New England, Quebec, and New York. The Mayor’s Cup Regatta includes competitive races in three divisions -Cruising, Racing, and Multihull with prizes for all classes.


Sailors should go to www.mayorscup.com to register for the Regatta and be a part of the most celebrated event on Lake Champlain. Register today!


For more information on the Regatta please contact:

Kjell Dahlen at regatta@mayorscup.com

Registration is now open for the 39th annual Mayor’s Cup Regatta. Joanne Dahlen 2016-07-09 04:00:00Z 0
Mayor Calnon welcomes Rotary District Governor to Plattsburgh Joanne Dahlen 2016-07-07 04:00:00Z 0
The Mayor's Cup Regatta & Festival Committee is pleased to announce that Gordie Little has been named the 2016 "Spirit of Ianelli" Award honoree.
The "Spirit of Ianelli" Award was established in 2010 in honor of the late Mayor John Ianelli, former Mayor of the City of Plattsburgh and co-founder of the Mayor’s Cup Regatta in 1977. This honor is bestowed upon an individual – sailor or landlubber – who exemplifies the same “community does matter” spirit that inspired Mayor Ianelli 38 years ago, empowering our lake community to thrive, not only on race day, but every day.
Mayor’s Cup to honor Gordie Little with the “Spirit of Ianelli” Award Joanne Dahlen 2016-07-07 04:00:00Z 0
Mayor's Cup Committee: Community mattered lots to Little Joanne Dahlen 2016-07-05 04:00:00Z 0
Mayor's Cup organizers prepare for Plattsburgh festival Joanne Dahlen 2016-06-30 04:00:00Z 0
Breeze of excitement building for Mayor's Cup Joanne Dahlen 2016-06-30 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joanne Dahlen on Jun 21, 2016
The 39th Annual Mayor’s Cup Regatta & Festival will honor the 2016 recipient of the “Spirit of Ianelli” Award on Saturday, July 9, 2016, and the Mayor's Cup Regatta & Festival Committee is currently seeking nominations from the community for this prestigious award.
What is the “Spirit of Ianelli” Award?
The "Spirit of Ianelli" Award was established in 2010 in honor of the late Mayor John Ianelli, former Mayor of the City of Plattsburgh and co-founder of the Mayor’s Cup Regatta in 1977. This honor is bestowed upon one individual – sailor or landlubber – who exemplifies the same “community does matter” spirit that inspired Mayor Ianelli 39 years ago, empowering our lake community to thrive, not only on race day, but every day.
Deadline for nominations for the 2016 'Spirit of Ianelli' Award is Friday, June 24 Joanne Dahlen 2016-06-21 04:00:00Z 0
Posted by Rotary.org
Korea is playing host to Rotary's largest event of the year, its annual convention. More than 42,000 Rotary members from over 100 countries will come together this month to celebrate service, exchange ideas, and relax among friends at unforgettable concerts and social events. The convention runs from 28 May to 1 June. Attendees from District 7040 include District Governor Claude LaLiberté and Ginette; District Governor-Elect Nabil Oudeh and Gayle; District Rotaract Representative Dârini Vedarattiname; Cynthia Surette of Napanee and Jean Bégin of West Ottawa. During the convention Dârini will be facilitating one of the sessions.
Rotary Convention underway May 28 Rotary.org 2016-05-25 04:00:00Z 0
An enthusiastic crew of international chefs set out a sumptuous four course dinner at the home of PJ Whitbeck in Plattsburgh on Saturday, May 7. The chefs included three Youth Exchange Rebounds, two Inbounds, one Outbound and two Rotarians. The international meal for eight was the grand prize of a Youth Exchange fundraiser raffle, won by Plattsburgh Sunrise member PJ Whitbeck for his family and guests. Funds go to help defray the cost of the Youth Exchange program.
Youth Exchange students from the area love to share their home cultures with dishes from their home countries which included food from Japan, Spain, Slovakia, Denmark, Turkey, Switzerland and Venezuela.
Guests at the event also learned how to dance the salsa and had their Turkish coffee grounds read by a Gypsy.
Youth Exchange students create International Dinner for Rotarians and guests 2016-05-12 04:00:00Z 0
New events added to Mayor's Cup schedule 2016-04-21 04:00:00Z 0
Newbound Zoe Taber is Excited to go to Japan 2016-02-22 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 22, 2016
Six months over. Six months rich with a lifetime of new experiences, six months wearing all of the inconsolable pain and unimaginable joy that I alone may have have been able to carry. Half of a year in a foreign land, the adventure of a lifetime seemingly contained within the time between the rising and falling of the moon. No matter how hard I try, I can't shake the fear that my carefully executed dream will end when I wake up.
Outbound Andrew Baker's latest report from Switzerland 2016-02-22 05:00:00Z 0
Andrew Baker's 12/2015 Report from Switzerland 2015-12-28 05:00:00Z 0
The Sunrise Rotary Club of Plattsburgh has an ongoing financial commitment to the ShelterBox organization to provide aid to victims of disasters wherever they happen.

ShelterBox delivers emergency shelter and other lifesaving supplies to help families begin to rebuild their lives after losing their homes and possessions following a natural disaster or humanitarian crisis. 

Each ShelterBox is custom-packed depending on the needs of those affected by the disaster but often contains a family tent, water filter, blankets, cooking and eating utensils, tools, children’s activity pack, mosquito net and other items.
ShelterBox 2015-11-18 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Roger Black on Nov 18, 2015
In November 2015 the Plattsburgh Sunrise Rotary Club embarked on a fundraiser for ShelterBox that has benefits that reach as far as the remote West Lunga Forest, an African miombo woodland forest preserve in the northwest region of Zambia. But the benefits won't only be felt in Africa, they will also fund another ShelterBox that will eventually be shipped to a disaster zone somewhere in the world to save a family coping with the loss of their home.
Club members will sell bottles of African Bronze Honey harvested by farmers in that region of Zambia. A portion of the cost of each bottle is set aside to train and equip more Zambians in how to harvest honey — supporting entrepreneurship and beekeeping in Africa.
African Bronze Honey Project Roger Black 2015-11-18 05:00:00Z 0
The Plattsburgh Sunrise Rotary Club dedicated three years of fundraising efforts through its Mayor's Club Regatta celebration to create a legacy community project — a pavilion constructed at Wilcox Dock Park on Lake Champlain, Cumberland Avenue in the City of Plattsburgh. This project was dedicated July 12, 2012.
The facility, which sits between Wilcox Dock and the City of Plattsburgh Healthy Lungs Trail, includes several picnic tables and offers scenic views of Lake Champlain.
Wilcox Dock Community Pavilion 2015-11-18 05:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 19, 2015
Plattsburgh Sunrise is proud of its support of the Max Moore Memorial Tree House.
At the ribbon cutting ceremony Ashley Cousens thanked Sunrise for their significant monetary contribution and thanked Kathy Duley and Joanne Dahlen in particular for their continued involvement as volunteers.
Kathy Duley represented Sunrise Rotary at the groundbreaking ceremony earlier in the year and held the 'ribbon' which was really a mural hand painted by children at the event this past Saturday. 
Also on hand from Sunrise Rotary were Victoria Duley, Tom LaBombard, and Kjell Dahlen.
Plattsburgh Sunrise Club recognized for its support of Max Moore Memorial Tree House 2015-10-19 04:00:00Z 0
The Max Moore Memorial Tree House, built along the Saranac River Trail near the Plattsburgh Police Department headquarters, is a universally accessible tree house, thanks to a special ramp that helps anyone, even those with mobility issues,

The tree house is named after local pediatrician Dr. Heidi Moore’s late son Max, who utilized a wheelchair and would have loved to be able to play in a tree house if he had the chance. People of all ages and abilities will enjoy this unique facility along the scenic Saranac River. The Max Moore Memorial tree house adds value to our community by giving everyone a safe place to play, fish, or simply relax and enjoy the view.

The Max Moore Memorial Tree House 2015-10-01 04:00:00Z 0
Posted on Sep 11, 2015
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Posted by Cheryl Lesser on Jun 29, 2015
Farewell, it means goodbye, describes a departure…..This is my last day as President of the Rotary Club of Plattsburgh Sunrise and luckily I do not have to say farewell. I am blessed to be able to continue to work with a club full of wonderful, committed, intelligent and sometimes outrageous people. What other group of people are so lively at 7:30 a.m.?
I will admit that this has been my favorite year so far in Rotary because I was able to interact with everyone in many different capacities. Every Tuesday started off with the Tom and Gerry show and then we enjoyed each other and learned from great speakers and visitors. We worked and played together on projects and activities from Winter Carnival to Literacy Challenge to Mayor’s Cup and so on.
When I first joined Rotary, I really didn’t understand its true meaning. Today I have a better understanding of its mission of service and fellowship, but I know I have so much more to learn. I look forward to being part of the club for years to come and carrying out its mission:
The mission of the Rotary Club of Plattsburgh Sunrise is to make a positive impact in
 the lives of our members, and within our communities, by providing opportunities
 for service and leadership at the local and international levels.  We achieve this
through a committed, diverse and knowledgeable membership made stronger
 through project work, fellowship and fun. 
Thank you for an amazing journey!
Yours in Rotary,
Cheryl A. Lesser
a Message from our Past President Cheryl Lesser 2015-06-30 00:00:00Z 0
Tuesday, May 26, we will be touching on some ClubRunner basics such as:
  • signing on
  • updating your profile
  • emailing
  • posting an event
Of course, we will touch on any area that you would like and answer questions. Please bring a computer, if you can. We want as many computers as possible, so everyone can have a hands-on experience.
Club Runner Basics 2015-05-25 00:00:00Z 0
Eulogy for William Smith - February 15, 2015 2015-03-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 01, 2015
Rotary ski day at  Whiteface on Wed. Feb 4: Meet @ 9  AM at the '10th Mt. Division Wall" (in the  cafeteria to the right of the fireplace). Lunch at  mid-station at noon (probably downstairs). Meet  Whiteface management in the Cloudspin lounge at 3:30 for an  update on Mt. Operations.  If you arrive late, you  can call Steve Bailey's cell  phone at 728-1347.
Noon Club has organized a ski night/ pot luck social to be held at Beartown on the night of Friday February 13 from 7:00 - 9:00 PM.   You don't have to ski, you can just come to socialize.
Noon Club activities and FAMILY FUN James Snook 2015-02-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joanne Knowlton on Nov 23, 2014
Javaughn at New Hope Orphanage in Jamaica.
Would you like to donate items to the only orphanage in central Jamaica that accepts babies?
New Hope Children's Home is a non-profit organization and has been an independent licensed children's home for twenty years. Financial support is provided by donations from individuals along with a subvention from the government.
Greatest Needs Items for New Hope Children's Home Joanne Knowlton 2014-11-23 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joanne Knowlton
The Rotary Youth  Leadership Summit and Awards Ceremony will take place June 26 -28, 2015 at Paul Smith's College and the Wild Center in Tupper Lake, NY.  RYLA offers 15-17 year old students the opportunity to gain insight on the following life skills: leadership basics, business ethics, communication, problem solving, decision making, personal strengths evaluation and community citizenship. Interested students should contact Kerry Taylor.
Seeking Candidates for RYLA Youth Leadership Summit and Awards Joanne Knowlton 2014-11-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by James Snook on Nov 10, 2014
Missed a meeting, need to make it up? Going out of town and want to make one up on the road? There are options to do this using the web or the Club Runner APP.
How to Make up a meeting James Snook 2014-11-10 05:00:00Z 0
Posted by Joanne Knowlton on Nov 02, 2014
On Saturday, November 8th, brave souls will take a dip or a slow crawl into the chilly waters of Lake Champlain at City Beach in Plattsburgh, NY. What is a Polar Plunge? A wild, crazy and FUN event to raise awareness and funds for the dedicated athletes of Special Olympics New York!
New this year, Mayor James Calnon of the City of Plattsburgh and Mayor Miro Weinberger of the City of Burlington, VT will “settle up” on their friendly wager made during the 37th Annual Mayor’s Cup Regatta. The challenge of Mayors was the revival of an old tradition.  Mayor Calnon's NY boat, Odinn, narrowly beat Mayor Weinberger's VT boat, Buffalo Theory, resulting in Mayor Weinberger joining Mayor Calnon to participate in the 5th Annual Plattsburgh Polar Plunge together.  The Mayors invite you to continue their friendly competition by making pledges for your favorite Mayor!
Mayors to “Settle Up” on a Friendly Wager at the 5th Annual Plattsburgh Polar Plunge Joanne Knowlton 2014-11-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by J. Knowlton on Oct 21, 2014

On Tuesday, October 14, 2014, Cheryl Lesser and Jake DeSnyder presented Ashley Cousens with a check for $12, 160.00. The funds will help to build the Max Moore Memorial Tree House - a universally accessible structure that will be  located on the Pine Street trail head of the Saranac River Trail in Plattsburgh. During the presentation ceremony Ashley confirmed that construction of the project will begin in the spring of 2015. The Sunrise Rotary Club of Plattsburgh sold Mayor's Cup t-shirts earlier this year to support the building of the tree house.
Max Moore Memorial Tree House Benefits from Mayor's Cup 2014 J. Knowlton 2014-10-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by J. Knowlton on Oct 21, 2014
Rotary International leaders from across Canada gathered recently in Toronto to present Prime Minister Stephen Harper with the Rotary Foundation Polio Eradication Champion Award, recognizing Canada's efforts to eliminate polio globally. Rotary District Governor Ariane Carriere of Cornwall, Ontario was among those attending the ceremony.
Carriere is a strong supporter of eradicating polio and recently headed up an event in Ottawa that brought together Rotarians from throughout the district she governs to raise funds for polio eradication. “Rotary International and its partners are very close.” Carriere said. “With a commitment of more than $580 million since 1988, Canada has been a major partner with Rotary International in the effort to eradicate polio. It was an honour to be part of the ceremony hosted by The Rotary Foundation.”
Rotary District Governor Ariane Carriere At Ceremony To Honor Canadian Efforts To Eradicate Polio J. Knowlton 2014-10-22 00:00:00Z 0