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Celebrating the life of Fernand Tersiguel

               Donations may be made to:

Sunrise Rotary of Ellicott City Foundation

P.O. Box 849

Ellicott City, Md. 21043



In pursuit of its Mission*, the Sunrise Rotary of Ellicott City named Howard County Non-Profit Volunteer Service Organization for the year 2016!








*The Mission of the Sunrise Rotary Club of Ellicott City (MD) is to improve the quality of life in the community by partnering with local business, social service organizations and government to improve the quality of life of children in need.


The Sunrise Rotary Club of Ellicott City meets the first and third Thursday of each month at Tersiguel's French Country Restaurant at 7:15am.  8293 Main Street, Ellicott City, MD, 21043

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our current officers

Ongoing Projects

A defining slogan for all members of Rotary International is "Service above Self."  The Sunrise Club lives this slogan by engaging in two major partnerships and by participating in several civic causes.  Click "More" to learn about the projects in greater detail.

Special Projects

On July 30th, 2016 Ellicott City

was devastated by a flash flood after nearly 7 inches of rain fell in less than two hours.

The Sunrise Rotary Club raised $10,000 for the Ellicott City Partnership in order to help residents and business owners

recover from the flood.  Over 80% of the local businesses have reopened! 



Get Involved

As a Rotarian, you join with 1.2m members of an international civic organization that is found in over 200 countries and geographical areas.  As a local Rotarian, with each week's speaker/program, you will learn more about the community you call home.    The Sunrise Rotary Club of Ellicott City is in District 7620.   To learn more about becoming a member of Rotary, go to

Upcoming Meetings / speakers

We meet at 7:30am the first & third Thursdays of the month at Jam (6010 University Blvd.  Ellicott City). Times are subject to change.

Please if interested in attending any meeting

The Sunrisers stepped up again!  On October 24th, 2020 160 cases of diapers & baby wipes were delivered to the Howard County Food Bank.  That's 20,070 diapers, 20,700 baby wipes!  Thanks to all who participated.


The Howard County Diaper Project recently made a presentation to the club and explained one of the most pressing needs at the HoCo Food Bank is diapers.  On April 27th, 2019 the Sunrisers stepped up again.  Over 50 boxes of diapers were donated by the club to the HCDP.  Special thanks to John Halt for his generosity.

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On December 7th, 2018 the Sunrisers raised $1000 for Shelter Box USA. 

$1000 = 1 shelter box.  This is an organization that provides emergency shelter and tools for displaced families.  Nearly 85 million people around the world have been displaced by natural disaster and conflict.  Shelter Box USA is working to change this.


In late July '17, the Howard County Food Bank sent out notice that their food supplies were very low.  The Sunrisers stepped up and bought $450 of food that was delivered on 8/03.  Way to go!

On December 1st, 2017, the Sunrisers raised funds to help Nigerian children in need.  The effort raised $1000 for solar lights for children.  Why? A majority of homes in many Nigerian communities don't have electricity.  The lights afford the children to read / do homework activities in the evening.

$1000 = 100 lights!

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