Woodlawn High School Interact Club

The Vestavia Sunrise Rotary Club is excited about the possibility of forming an Interact Club at Woodlawn High School! 

As a next step in potentially forming an Interact Club, we are organizing an an informational meeting Wednesday (August 26th) in Ms. Jones’ Room 024 on the lower floor in the New Building at Woodlawn High School.   We’ll discuss the benefits to both students and the community of participating in an Interact Club.  Rotary and its underlying Interact Clubs are service organizations committed to bettering our community through service projects.  “Service Above Self” is our motto.  Our Vestavia Hills Sunrise Rotary Club will support the Woodlawn Interact club as they decide which fundraising and service projects to pursue. 

Our Rotary Club's recent service projects include providing backpacks stuffed with school supplies to students at Avondale Elementary, having a “First Responders Celebration” to support our local firefighters and policeman, supporting the Spirit of Luke program (which provides health clinic service to poor, rural areas in Alabama), and providing our community with a drug box for the safe disposal of prescription drugs.

We look forward to meeting with the students of Woodlawn High School as we discuss moving forward with a new and exciting experience and opportunity for service and leadership in the community.

Posted on August 14, 2015 .

District Governor Pat Cross Visits VHSR

This morning we were honored to have District Governor Pat Cross and Assistant District Governor Bonnie Richards attend our club meeting.  Pat spoke on this years district goals, membership, foundation giving, Rotary Leadership Institute and Rotary Youth Leadership (RYLA).  

In addition we honored Al Gibbs with a few district awards for the club for 2014 - 15 and congratulated Sallie Bryant who received her Paul Harris +3 pin for Rotary Foundation giving.

Vestavia Sunrise Rotary was recognized with outstanding Foundation Giving of over $131/capita for this past year.


Posted on August 6, 2015 .

Atticus Rominger from REV Birmingham speaks to Club

This morning Atticus Rominger spoke to the Vestavia Sunrise Rotary Club about the incredible revitalization taking place in Downtown, Avondale, and Woodlawn.  Birmingham is considered an up an coming city due to all the progress.  Some of the projects included Wayfinding Signage, Parkside District Development, Birmingham Lights, and Birmingham BIKESHARE.  Housing developments have driven downtown residents to around 8,000 people and based on current projects it will soon be 10 - 12,000.

Their website is www.rebirmingham.org and there is a great deal more information.  Thanks to Atticus for coming to visit our club!

Atticus Rominger, Arominger@revbirmingham.org, 205-572-1370

Posted on July 23, 2015 .

New Officers Inducted

The Vestavia Hills Sunrise Rotary is a new and young club.  Since starting in 2011, the club has grown to over 30 members.  More importantly, the club carries out several big service projects a year including helping less fortunate in central Alabama through the Spirit of Luke Foundation and supporting our policemen and firemen at our signature event, First Responder's Celebration.

Our biggest goal is to grow in service over the next year.
— Troy Hendrixson, VHSR President

This past week we inducted new officers to help carry on the tradition and further our growth.  What makes our club uniquely positioned to make a difference is the mix of energetic youth and wise leaders.  We have rotarians who have been in at meetings for over thirty years and some less than a few months.  If you are looking for a way to serve locally, nationally or internationally connect with Rotary.  There is a place for you.

2015-16 Vestavia Hills Sunrise Rotary Officers:

  • Troy Hendrixson, President 

  • Andy Tunnell, President Elect

  • Greg Hulsey, Secretary

  • Mark Henry, Treasurer

  • John Henley, Membership Chairman

Posted on July 4, 2015 .