The Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise was chartered November 6, 2007. 


The charter members (most of whom are still very active and engaged in Rotary) were:


Doc Burgess

Deb Cottle

John Drew

Claudette Drummond

Patti Duncan

Alex Evers

Christal Fish

Stan Fishburn

Brian Flick

Ron Flick

Nick Gillette

Ann Hays

Jack Heard

Myers Kurtz

Danny Leeper

Jim Mayo

Ashley McIntyre

Suzanne McLeod

Jason Mudd

Mike Mullin

John Myers

Larry Ogilvie

Jake Posey

Shandra Riffey 

Pat Rogensk

Art Shuster

Rachel Sutton

Chip Townsend

Melvin Usery

Donna Lynne VanPuymbrouck

Rob Weeks

Our Legacy

Our club was sponsored by the Rotary Club of Fernandina Beach.  As part of Rotary International, we support causes around the world to bring better quality of life and lasting joy to many people.  One of the most important efforts we support is the worldwide eradication of polio.

In 2013 our club celebrated it's 5th year.


Rotary International has helped reduce polio in the world by 97% and we are proud to have been a part of that effort with our annual financial contributions, promotional and educational efforts and in addition, we are proud to mention that past president Katey Breen was a part of a Rotary trip to India a few years ago and personally administered the polio vaccine to countless children.   


New Traditions

Our annual Wine & Food Tasting Event has been the major fund raising activity for our club for the past few years.  Originally held at the Amelia Island Museum of History the event has benefited Wolfson Children’s Hospital two years in a row and Art’s Alive of Nassau County thereafter. In total,  the club raised and donated over $100,000, receiving grants from the Rotary District to supplement the clubs' contributions. 

In addition, our club supports a number of non-profit organizations in our community through hands-on projects and financial contributions.  

Listed below are the donations made for the 2014-2015 Rotary year: 


  • AIFBY Chamber                                         195.00 
  • Amelia Community Theater                    300.00  
  • Amelia Island Book Festival                     350.00  
  • Amelia Island Museum of History          480.00  
  • America's Youth                                      1,116.05  
  • Arts Alive Nassau                                  19,130.00  
  • Barnabas                                                  1,420.50  
  • Hope House Garden                                    28.35  
  • Local Projects                                              296.29  
  • Micah's Place                                            1,000.00  
  • Rotary District 6970 (Club Dues)           1,562.00  
  • Rotary E-Club of N Florida                           50.00  
  • Rotary Foundation Annual Program    4,100.00  
  • Rotary Foundation - Polio Plus                 500.00  
  • Rotary International (Club Dues)           2,668.19  
  • Rotary Youth Leadership Award               790.00  
  • Safe Passage                                                600.00  
  • Warner Center for Caring                          100.00  

 TOTAL RAISED for 2014/15        34,686.38 


The Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise is part of District 6970 – referred to as "Florida's Crown District" where Rotary has served for more than 100 years. Today we are 61 clubs strong serving 31 communities in 12 counties of Northeast Florida.


Our District's more than 3,400 Rotary members are active, involved and accomplishing service and humanitarian goals on behalf of our neighborhoods, towns, and cities as well as being involved in international service. We are proud of the national and international Rotary leaders who have come from our ranks.

For more than a century Rotary's presence and involvement in our region have been positive forces to improve the well-being of the people in our communities.

The Rotary Club of Amelia Island Sunrise and District 6970 looks forward to its next 100 years of service and living up to our commitment to all that Rotary stands for by placing Service Above Self.  

We are 1.2 million neighbors, friends, and community leaders who come together to create lasting change in our communities and around the world.
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