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Titusville Sunrise Rotary Club

Rotary International District 6930, Florida

Meets at 7:15 a.m. Tuesdays, La Cita Country Club, Titusville.

Kate Chiodini - president
Patrice Pilate - as President-Elect
John King - Secretary
Anne Fraser - Treasurer

Jack Griesbaum - Sergeant-at-Arms
Jo Lynn Nelson - Rotary Foundation Chair

Denny Meneghelli, Publicity Chair
321.917.2876 or [email protected]

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Piano Concert

On Sunday, March 22nd, The Titusville Sunrise Rotary Club will present a special afternoon of sparkling musical entertainment with, International Gentleman of Music, Tom Tañada. Start the Spring with a swing at the beautiful Titusville High School Performing Arts Center as this fun filled family event will possess an enchanting orchestration of colorful musical entertainment. Mr. Tañada has performed for the King and Queen of Thailand, the former Prime Minister of Malaysia, the former first lady of the Philippines, Ming Ramos, Jack Hanna, and the former President Bill Clinton during his term as President of the USA, and to many more dignitaries and celebrities.

The concert will commence from 2:00 to 4:00PM with open seating at 1:30PM. Tickets for the event are $20.00 in advance and $25.00 at the event. Half of all the proceeds will be donated to the local Boys and Girls Club to support their programs. For more information and tickets please email Rotarian, Els van Engelenburg at [email protected] or Rotarian, Teddi Brandon at [email protected]
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2nd Annual Titusville Scavenger Hunt
April 26, 2014 • Noon-3:30PM
Presented by the Titusville Sunrise Rotary Club

Left to Right: Ulla Rupp Crofton, Cheryl Cleveland, Susan Palma, Kathy MacMahon and Donna Trantham
TITUSVILLE - The Titusville Sunrise Rotary Club recently hosted Scavenger Hunt 2 to help raise funds for local community service projects such as Josh the Baby Otter. Hunters were greeted by Josh the Otter, a costumed Rotarian that spreads the word about water safety. The Titusville Sunrise Rotary Club, along with Josh, will soon be visiting kindergarten students in North Brevard to educate them about "being safe around water." Club members will read the Josh the Baby Otter book to the class and present each child with their own copy. The program "...has and will continue to save countless children's lives."

Scavenger Hunt Teams were given a list of over 30 clues that directed them to locations in and around Titusville. Upon arriving at a Hunt location, the teams took a photo of their entire team in front of a specific item at the site. The teams had 2 hours to solve as many clues as possible and were awarded points for each correct and complete photograph. Upon returning, team photographs were reviewed and points were awarded for correct/complete photos. The team with the most points was declared the winner and received $200 in cash. In addition, each team member received a large magnifying glass to help them in future Hunts!

Many thanks to the local businesses and individuals that supported SH2 through their generous sponsorships. Special thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, Dixie Crossroads, for serving as the start/end point of the Hunt as well as providing refreshments for the hunters. "Chief Detective Sponsors" included Lisa Mosier of Coldwell Banker Coast Realty and Randall Coleman from Merrill Lynch/Bank of America Corporation. Detective Sponsors were: Aja Salon & Day Spa, Aqua-Mart, Fraser & Connelly Accounting Services, Fidelity National Title of Florida, Inc., La Cita Country Club, North Brevard Funeral Home, North Brevard Tires, Shamrock & Thistle Pub and Sunrise Animal Hospital.

Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. To learn more about Rotary, please visit the Rotary International website at

The Titusville Sunrise Rotary Club meets weekly at La Cita Country Club and invites local business leaders to visit any meeting. Please contact President Kate Chiodini to learn more about the Titusville Sunrise Rotary, she can be reached at [email protected].


Titusville - The Titusville Sunrise Rotary Club recently installed their 2012-13 club officers during a dinner meeting at Pumpernickel's Fest Haus. Marcia Gaedcke, Rotary Area District Governor and Titusville Rotary Club member conducted the installation ceremony. Els van Engelenburg was sworn in as President, Kate Chiodini as President-Elect, John King, Secretary, Anne Fraser, Treasurer, Jack Griesbaum, Sergeant-at-Arms and Jo Lynn Nelson as Rotary Foundation Chair.

In addition to recognizing outgoing officers, the evening included a review of the year's accomplishments and a look ahead to the coming year. The dinner also provided an opportunity to honor the club-selected Rotarian of the Year. Club member Matt Barringer was honored for his service efforts during the past year.

President van Engelenburg thanked the club members for their efforts and introduced the Rotary International theme for 2012-13, "Peace Through Service," as designated by Rotary International President Sakuji Tanaka. The 1.2 million Rotarians in over 34,000 clubs worldwide will be guided by this theme for the coming year. The Titusville Sunrise Rotary Club has already acted upon the new theme by sponsoring a local candidate for the prestigious Rotary Peace Fellow scholarship.

Carey Beam, Communications Specialist for Craig Technologies in Viera, has been selected as the 2012-13 Rotary District 6930 Peace Fellow nominee. If selected, Ms. Beam will earn a Master's Degree in peace studies, conflict resolution, or a related field at one of seven Rotary Peace Centers worldwide.

Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world. To learn more about Rotary, please visit the Rotary International website at

The Titusville Sunrise Rotary Club meets for breakfast at 7:15 am every Tuesday at La Cita Country Club. Local business people are invited to visit the club on any Tuesday; please contact President van Engelenburg for further information, she can be reached at [email protected]

Sunrise Rotary Club 2012 installation. Matt Barringer
2012 club officers (L to R) Griesbaum, Chiodini, van Engelenburg, King, Fraser and Nelson; Marcia Gaedcke is at the far right. Matt Barringer receives Rotarian of the Year award.
September 17, 2009


Titusville ?After hearing about the continued need for school supplies at local schools, the members of the Titusville Sunrise Rotary Club contacted the Brevard County School Board to see how they could help. The club members were directed to Mims and Pinewood Elementary Schools and received "wish lists" from each of the schools.

Club President Father Richard Pobjecky happily announced that "we were fortunate to be able to fulfill most every request made by the schools." Club members Dawn Kling, Denny Meneghelli, Lisa Mosier, Bob Socks and Dan Wolfe were on hand to deliver the supplies to the schools this past Tuesday. First stop, Pinewood Elementary School; Principal Donna Neill was delighted with the delivery, "Pinewood is absolutely thrilled to receive the generous donation of school supplies from the Sunrise Rotary Club!

These materials will allow our teachers to do their job more effectively as well as ensure our students have the supplies they need to perform well at school. Thank you from the bottom of my heart." The next stop was at Mims Elementary School, where Principal Debra Crannell stated "Mims Elementary staff, students and parents are so appreciative of the school supplies! Thanks to our many local clubs and businesses we are able to provide necessary supplies for students to have a successful year."
Sunrise Rotary school supplies1 Sunrise Rotary school supplies2
Left to Right: Pinewood Principal Donna Neill, Rotarians Denny Meneghelli, Bob Socks, Dan Wolfe, Lisa Mosier and Dawn Kling Left to Right: Back row: Same Rotarians as above, 6th grade student James Baillargeon & Mims Principal Debra Crannell Front: 6th Grade Students: Dasia Johnson (Female striped shirt), Monica Rodriguez (Female purple shirt) Tyler Montminy, (Male blue shirt)

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