About us

What is Rotary ?


Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbours, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves. For more than 110 years, Rotary's people of action have used their passion, energy, and intelligence to take action on sustainable projects. 

Our 35,000+ clubs work together to:

  • Promote peace
  • Fight disease
  • Provide clean water, sanitation, and hygiene
  • Save mothers and children
  • Support education
  • Grow local economies

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Our Club


The Swan Hill Sunrise Rotary Club was chartered in April 2010. We are proud to be a modern club, espousing many of Rotary Internationals newer concepts. We are a  dynamic, diverse, fun loving and innovative group focusing on improving mental health and youth opportunities in our region 

The club welcomes people of all  backgrounds who have a desire to meet new people and a commitment to get involved in our community. We are gender balanced and aged between thirty-something and seventy-something.

Join us and become friends with people who aren’t your age. Hangout with people whose first language isn’t the same as yours. Get to know people from other walks of life. This is how we see the world! This how we grow!


Current Board


Like most Rotary clubs, the President and board members change each year with the handover usually occurring in July. 

The team for the 2019/2020 Rotary Year are:

President - Rob Sonogan 

Secretary - Darryl Pearl

Treasurer - Lycette Silvey

Past President - Deb Quin

President Elect - Ross Cleeland

Assistant Secretary  - Marg Cleeland

Vice President/ Membership  - Ron Stanton

Publicity/Promotions - Katrina Lawry

Social / community - Lisa Brady

Special coordinators are: Lorretta Gleeson (Exchange), Katrina Lawry –Markets, Deb Quin (Youth) Archana, Claire and Ross (2020 conference).

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Rotary District 9780


Our club belongs to Rotary District 9780

  • Rotary clubs receive a charter from the worldwide organisation - Rotary International.
  • A Rotarian belongs to a particular Rotary club after being invited to join that club.
  • Rotary districts are a way of grouping a number of clubs in a particular geographic area. The area covered quite often crosses state and even national boundaries.

District 9780 incorporates 59 clubs extending  from Drysdale in central south Victoria up to Swan Hill in the far north of Victoria and across to Millicent in south east South Australia.