OUR INTIATIVES

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Heritage Trail Support

Run, Run Rudolph Run, Walk, Stroll 5K

 

The Bedford Sunrise Rotary has been providing fundraising and volunteer support for the Bedford Heritage Trail for several years, and was very proud to play a significant role in the completion of Phase I of the trail between downtown Bedford and the Omni Bedford Springs Resort.

 

The club, in partnership with the Bedford Ambulance Association is the sponsor of the trail's large bridge, and we have made a number of donations from the annual Santa Walk Run Roll event as well as an annual raffle.

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Shelter Box

ShelterBox is an international disaster relief charity established in 2000 in Helston, Cornwall, UK, that provides emergency shelter and other aid items to families around the world who have lost their homes to disaster or conflict.  Rotary Clubs support this intiative by raising funds to purchase these disatser kits.

Education

Career Exploration ~ Leadership Development

Foreign Exchange ~ Literacy and More...

 

The Bedford Sunrise Rotary Club participates in many educational initiatives throughout the year in an effort to inspire the next generation toward excellence and service.

 

We sponsor the Bedford HS Interact Club and support/host in-bound and out-bound students through the Rotary Foreign Exchange Program. 

 

We also join with the Bedford Rotary (evening) Club in the Dictionary Project for the County's 3rd Graders and support FFA and 4H Clubs through the Bedford County Fair Sale.

 

In 2015, we partnered with the Chamber of Commerce to provide career exploration opportunities for the county's high school students. 
 

We also sponsor students to attend valuable camps: RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) and PFEW (PA Free Enterprise Week) in addition to sponsoring an annual music scholarship.

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Veteran's Grove
Everett Medal of Honor Statue

We are proud to support the efforts to honor military service in our community.  Our Club has raised funds to make donations toward the Bedford County WWII, Korea and Vietnam Monuments in Veterans Grove on the Squares in Bedford and the Everett Lions Club Medal of Honor Statue Project, planned for Everett.

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Road Clean-Up

Our Club participates in the PennDOT Adopt-A-Highway program, holding clean-up days twice each year on Business Route 220 between the Bedford Turnpike Exchange and Downtown Bedford. We're proud to beautify the road into dowtnown Bedford for citizens and visitors.

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Serving Our Community

Local Community Support:

  • Trail Projects

  • Hospice

  • Red Cross Bood Drives

  • Bedford Fire Department

  • WWII Monument

  • Korean War Monument

  • Vietnam War Monument

  • Everett Medal of Honor Monument

  • Bedford Ambulance Service

  • Bedford County Fair          Livestock Sale

  • Special Olympics of Bedford County

  • Making Strides Against     Breast Cancer Walk 

  • Downtown Bedford, Inc.


International Community:

  • PolioPlus

  • Disaster Relief/Shelter Boxes

  • Water Projects in Haiti


Our Projects:

  • Bedford Heritage Trail

  • Bedford Elks Bocce Courts

  • Adopt-a-Highway

  • Handicap Accessibility Ramp Projects


Youth Programs & Scholarships:

  • Rotary Youth International Exchange Program

  • RYLA (Rotary Youth   Leadership Award)

  • PFEW (Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week)

  • Interact Rotary Club      (Bedford Area HS)

  • Dictionary Program

  • Music Scholarship

  • Business Community Showcase Career Fair

 

Annual Events

  • Trivia Night

  • Rotary Race Series

  • Chicken BBQ's (spring/fall)

  •  Salvation Army Bell Ringing

  • Run Run Rudolph Santa Run, Walk, Stroll 5k       

                ...and more!