2018-19 Club Officers

President: Mike Hall
Past President:  Paulette Rappa
Lucille Cavan
Secretary: Dan Reed
President Elect:  John Berner
President Nominee: Lucille Cavan

2018-19 Club Board of Directors

Membership Development & Retention Chair – Paulette Rappa
Rotary Foundation Chair – Fred Gibbs
Youth Services Committee Chair – Tracey Gross
Business & Community Connections Chair – John Berner
Marketing Communications Committee Chair
– Sharon Marshall
Program Coordinator: Judy Hall
Adopt a Highway Program Coordinator– Dan Reed
Past President: Paulette Rappa

About Us

The Long Neck Sunrise Rotary Club was chartered in August 2010. The club is a part of Rotary International District 7630, covering Delaware and Southeastern Maryland.

The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:

  1. The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
  2. High ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations; and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve society;
  3. The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian’s personal, business, and community life;
  4. The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

To this end, Rotary offers five areas of service:

  1. Club Service
  2. Youth Service
  3. Community Service
  4. Vocational Service
  5. International Service

Our Annual Charity Golf Tournament is the keystone of our fundraising efforts to support local and international charities, already donating $63,000 since our founding. Our accomplishments include the sponsorship of 12 students to the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Camp since 2011 based on the endowment established to memorialize former Rotarian Rick Willman.

We have participated in Boxes to Afghanistan, Shoe Boxes to Haiti and Shelter Box USA as well as obtained Rotary District Grants for the Delaware Children’s Burn Camp, the Oak Orchard Riverdale Boys and Girls Club who participated in the MLB Pitch, Hit and Run Competition and Long Neck Elementary School in the 3rd Grade Dictionary Project. We have also participated as an International Sponsor for global grants to purchase medical equipment for cataract surgeries in India, to purchase cows to establish women farmers in India, and to develop two clean, fresh water sources and 150 family sanitation facilities for Nalerigu, Ghana.

Each year we volunteer at the Delaware Burn Camp and participate in construction work days with Sussex County Habitat for Humanity. Proceeds from our Annual Charity Golf Tournament have supported the following local and global charities and initiatives:

  • Delaware Children’s Burn Camp
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Delaware Food Bank
  • Jusst Sooup Ministries
  • Polio Plus Eradication
  • Oak Orchard Riverdale Boys and Girls Club
  • Gift of Life International
  • Home of the Brave
  • Shelter Box USA
  • Clothing Our Kids
  • Home of the Brave
  • Zoe Ministries

Please feel free to “take us for a test drive” by joining us for any of our weekly breakfast meetings held every Tuesday morning at the Ocean Grill II on Long Neck Road at 7:30 am. You can meet our club members and learn about our networking, community and international service opportunities as well as hear an interesting presentation from someone in our local community.

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