Medford Sunrise Projects
Maybe you recognize some of these local and non-local projects that we are involved in:
Annual Dickens Festival
Each year in December Historic Main Street in Medford is transformed into a Winter Wonderland where friends and family come to enjoy a night filled with holiday cheer, great food, live music, and MANY more festivities.  Please visit for more Dickens Festival info - it's going to be a night you won't want to miss!
Medford Community Calendar
A FREE community resource provided to all Medford residents and businesses as a service of the Medford Sunrise Rotary.  For more information on advertising and photo contests please visit our website
Ronald McDonald House
 Four times a year Medford Sunrise Rotary members prepare and serve meals to the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Camden, NJ.  
Operation Yellow Ribbon Collections
Throughout the year Medford Sunrise Rotary partners with Murphy's Markets and Operation Yellow Ribbon to collect items to send in care packages to our troops serving overseas.  For more information on Operation Yellow Ribbon and their upcoming events visit
End Polio Now
Through various fundraising efforts Medford Sunrise Rotary collects donations for Rotary International's fight against Polio.  Last year our club got hands on when our members led a team of volunteers who traveled to India to administer Polio vaccinations to children.

About our Club

Welcome to Medford Sunrise Rotary

Recently a group of local business and community leaders saw a need in our community for a morning Rotary Club.  What began in February of 2010 as an informative meeting to share and introduce the idea Rotary to other local business professionals quickly transformed into Medford Sunrise Rotary, New Jersey’s fastest growing Rotary Club.  Medford Sunrise Rotary was officially chartered in October of 2010.  We meet Wednesday mornings at 7:15 at the Medport Diner on Route 70 in Medford.



With members who possess a unique passion for service Medford Sunrise Rotary did not waste any time diving in to meet specific needs in the community.  From running small collection drives to fill local food banks and sending care packages to our troops serving overseas to taking on large-scale projects such as saving Medford’s beloved Dickens Festival, the distribution of the Medford Calendar, and sponsoring trips to India to vaccinate children against Polio- our club members are investing much of their personal time and professional skills to give back on a local and national level. 



So, what made us New Jersey’s fastest growing Rotary Club?  Our members!  We are proud to be a diverse family of Rotarians who share a common commitment for helping those in need while displaying high ethical standards in our businesses and professions.  As a club we foster and encourage positive fellowship between our members and their families.  We regularly schedule events and outings for our members and their families to get together and just simply enjoy each other’s company.



Medford Sunrise Rotary 2012 - 2013





Congratulations to the new 2013 - 2014 Board of Directors
Pictured from left to right:  Past President Richard Lechner, President John Converse, Vocational Service Director Katie Topf, Community Service Director Deborah Rulli, President-Elect Rob Shafer, Treasurer Frank Donnelly, Secretary Scott Fay, International Service Director Jim Slamon, Club Service Director Jim Robinson.

A Word from our Members

Quality members are key to a successful Rotary Club, and we've got a ton of them!  Here's what our members are saying about Medford Sunrise:
"I knew very little about Rotary International before I joined. I was excited to learn all that Rotary is about – especially helping those in need both locally and around the world. The goals and purpose of Rotary International are certainly in line with my personal mission in life...  I was also surprised to find out how easy it has been to get to know all the members. Medford Sunrise Rotary is really a very welcoming and friendly group. Our Rotary is educational, rewarding, and builds friendships. I highly encourage people to join us!" - Julie Carlton, Crossroads Programs (non-profit organization)
"I joined Rotary because I wanted to give something back." - Paul Dowman, Peter Lumber Co.
"If possible, it should be everyone's responsibility when we depart from this world, to make a better place than what had preceded us.  Being a Rotarian helps achieve that goal in an organized and directed manner." - Harvey Sandler, Public Claims Adjustor
"I am starting a new business that is locally focused. My past business experience was not local and I hoped that Rotary would give me a chance to network with the local business community.  I also wanted to develop some friendships in the local community ... I am proud of the work we do with the Dickens Festival, the Medford Calendar, and with various recipients of our attention like Ronald McDonald House and Yellow Ribbon.  I am particularly proud of the Dickens Festival.  It gets the entire club involved and gives us positive recognition here in town." -Scott Fay, B2B Universal LLC