For many years since the founding of the Sunrise Rotary in 2007, the Club has provided funds for scholarships to the American Youth Foundation Leadership Camp at Lake Miniwanca in Michigan.  Past President, Marty Harris, and her family have attended the camp and are aware of the impact it has had on the lives of the many high school students who have attended.   The American Youth Foundation is a nonprofit that inspires more than 6,000 youth each year to discover their best selves and make a difference in their communities and the wider world.  For over 85 years, Camp participants have learned how to live a balanced life through mental, physical, spiritual, and social activities. 
Several of the past Club Auction Gala’s have raised funds for scholarships to assist students in attending the camp.  This year a special Rotary sponsored event will be held on  Sunday, March 20, beginning at 5:30 pm at the Lakewood United Methodist Church. It will include a Pasta Dinner and Auction Fund Raiser. Tickets are only $15 per person.  You can support the event first by attending the event with your family as well as providing auction items for a raffle.

Marty will be collecting Wine for a Wine Basket raffle at upcoming Wednesday morning meetings.  At the event, Potential Campers will be raffling off their services such as indoor and outdoor clean up projects, baby sitting, or even providing entertainment at a family event.
Another idea would be to contract with a student to match funds that he or she can raise up to a specified level, up to the cost of a Camp Scholarship, expected to be about $960 in 2016. Marty will have tickets for the Dinner and Fund Raiser at Club meetings, and you can contact her regarding donating an auction item or sponsoring a camper at or 216.221.1665.