Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University

Finding aid for
Sunrise Rotary Club (Mount Pleasant, Mich.) Organizational records

Finding aid created by
Marian Matyn

Summary Information
Title: Sunrise Rotary Club (Mount Pleasant, Mich.) Organizational records,
Creator: Sunrise Rotary Club (Mount Pleasant, Mich.)
Inclusive dates: 1973, 2003, and undated
Extent: .75 cubic foot (in 2 boxes, 1 Oversized, rolled banner)
Organizational records of the club including minutes, bylaws, brochures, financial records, reports, and other materials.

Call number: MSS.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University
250 East Preston Street
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Phone: 989-774-3352
Fax: 989-774-2160

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Acc# 68080, 68391

Access Restrictions:

Sunrise Rotary Club (Mount Pleasant, Mich.) Organizational records are open for research.


Copyright is unknown.

Preferred Citation:

Sunrise Rotary Club (Mount Pleasant, Mich.) Organizational records, Folder # , Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University


The collection is organized alphabetically and chronologically.


Organizational History:

Originally called Rotary Club of Mount Pleasant-East, the Sunrise Rotary Club was organized on April 27th, 1972 as part of District 631 of Michigan. Shirley W. Bragg was the first Club president, while Joseph Huston served as the first vice president.

The Club involved itself in a variety of projects and events to help people and raise funds for its various activities. Some of the earliest projects were the apple project, circuses, and radio auctions. The emphasis of the Club, however, was helping children. Over the years, the Club sent children to summer reading clinics at Central Michigan University, supported the Isabella County Soup Kitchen, Hospice, and Christmas Outreach, helped fund scholarships, leadership camps at Camp Rotary and Boys’ and Girls’ State, the Kids and Kindness program the Youth Service award, the Isabella County 4H Camp Assn., the Adopt a Highway program, and the Sunrise Reading Program. In 1996 the Club started its Annual Golf Outing.

The Club disbanded by October 2003. (This information is from the collection.)

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection includes an incomplete run of Board of Director and Regular Club Meeting Minutes, Membership Cards and lists, Financial Statements, and Correspondence. Also included are the Club’s By Laws, the Charter meeting brochure, various scattered Reports, Project Materials, History Materials, a Plaque, Apron, three Banners, and other miscellaneous materials. Newspaper clippings (copies) are in various folders.

Processing Note: Publications of the Sunrise Rotary Club, including its newsletter, Spokesman, programs, directories, and miscellaneous publications of District 631 have been separately cataloged. The records of the first (ongoing) Rotary Club (Mount Pleasant, Mich.) are separately cataloged as well

Subject Terms

    • Sunrise Rotary Club (Mount Pleasant, Mich.)
    • Mount Pleasant (Mich.)--History.
    • Mount Pleasant (Mich.)--Social life and customs--21st century.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
    Sunrise Rotary Club (Mount Pleasant, Mich.) Organizational records. [series]:
    Box   1 F   1
    Agendas, 2003
    Box   1 F   2
    Apple Project Report, 1972
    Box   1 F   3
    Apron, undated
    Box   1 F   4
    Banners (2), undated
    Box   1 F   5
    Brochures, Programs, 2002-2003
    Box   1 F   6
    By Laws, 1976
    Box   1 F   7
    Charter Meeting Brochure, April 27th 1972
    Box   1 F   8
    Circus Materials, 1977-1978
    Box   1 F   9
    Classification Committee Materials, 1973-1975
    Box   1 F   10
    Correspondence, 1973-1980, 1982-1986
    Box   1 F   11
    Correspondence, and emails, 2003
    Box   1 F   12
    Dawn Patrol Materials, 1980
    Box   1 F   13
    Father - Child Dinner Invitation, undated
    Box   1 F   14
    Financial Statements, 1973-1977
    Box   1 F   15
    Guest Registers, 1973-1980
    Box   1 F   16
    History Materials, 1972, 1983, undated (scattered)
    Box   1 F   17
    International Service Materials, 1973-1974, undated
    Box   1 F   18
    Ladies Night Materials, 1976, 1980
    Box   1 F   19
    Meeting Minutes, Board of Directors, 1973-1980
    Box   1 F   20
    Meeting Minutes, Board of Directors, 1986-1990
    Box   1 F   21
    Meeting Minutes, Regular Club, 1974-1977, 1980
    Box   1 F   22
    Meeting Minutes, Regular Club, 1987-1990
    Box   1 F   23
    Member and Officer Lists, 1973-1974, 1976-1977
    Box   1 F   24
    Membership Cards, 1973-1974
    Box   1 F   25
    Membership Cards, Proposed Members, 1973-1977, 1980
    Box   1 F   26
    Membership Cards, Terminated Members, 1975-1977, 1979
    Box   2 F   1
    Plaque (Rotary International), undated
    Box   2 F   2
    Radio Auction Materials, 1974-1976, 1978, undated
    Box   2 F   3
    Rotary Foundation, Correspondence, 1973-1975, 1977-1981
    Box   2 F   4
    Rotary Foundation, Reports, 1996/1997-2002/2003
    Box   2 F   5
    Rotary Reading Program, Tutoring Made Easy Materials, 2001-2002
    Box   2 F   6
    Semi-annual Attendance Record (Reports), 1973-1980
    Box   2 F   7
    Semiannual Report of Club Membership, 1973-1976, 1979-1980
    Box   2 F   8
    Website Information, 2003
    Banner   1  
    Oversized, Rolled Banner, on pole, with smaller banner, 1989, 1998