Rotary International’s coveted Silver Bell award was presented to Burbank Sunrise Rotary for being the best small club in its 33-club district for the past year. The presentation was made at the Rotary District 5260 Conference in North Hollywood in June.
District Governor Tom Hardy presented the award to club President Rod Gregson in recognition of outstanding achievement for the club's hard work in numerous areas of Rotary endeavors. In addition, Gregson was presented with the Changemaker Award for the club. He was one of only seven people in the district to be so awarded.
The club met demanding criteria in all five of Rotary's Avenues of Service. It also was given a “100% Paul Harris Fellow Club” banner for everybody in the club being a Paul Harris Fellow, an award given for donating money for Rotary International's Polio Plus program.
Burbank Sunrise Rotary meets at 7:15 a.m. Tuesdays at the Holiday Inn, 150 E. Angeleno Ave., Burbank.