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Bishop Sunrise Rotary Award Eight Scholarships to BUHS Grads

The Bishop Sunrise Rotary Club has this week awarded eight scholarships totaling $20,000 to local graduating Bishop Union High School (BUHS) seniors who will be attending college or trade school this fall. Since 2004, the Sunrise Rotary Club has given scholarships totaling over $400,000 to some 326 Inyo County high school graduates, helping these local students afford to continue their education at a variety of schools, colleges and universities. The annual scholarship program is one of the club’s ongoing efforts to benefit and support our local community.

As in the past, this year’s scholarship applications were reviewed by a committee of Sunrise Rotary Club members, chaired by former club president and long-time member, Phil McDowell. Applications were considered based on a number of factors including academic achievement, extra-curricular activities, community service, and the student’s demonstrated passion for their chosen field of study or training. Almost all applications the club received this year were from BUHS seniors and all awardees are 2020 BUHS graduates.

As Scholarship Committee Chair Phil McDowell noted, “We were very impressed with this year’s applicants. It was gratifying to read the student’s applications and to see how so many of them, in these difficult times, have risen to the challenge and taken it as an opportunity to reflect on how they can continue their education and make a positive difference in the world.”

The Bishop Sunrise Rotary Scholarship Awardees for this year are:

Cristofer Ruiz-Sandoval – $10,000

Emily Batcheller – $2,000

Sirena Lopez – $2,000

Taylor McCormick – $2,000

Justin Brooks – $1,000

Owen Griffiths – $1,000

Scott Hennarty – $1,000

Cora Lanphear – $1,000

The current situation did require some alterations in the club’s usual scholarship practices, however. In years past, one or more members of the Sunrise Rotary Club would have made these awards in person to each student at their own high school’s awards night ceremonies. This year, however, the club mailed award letters to each student offering the “hardiest of congratulations from the entire Bishop Sunrise Rotary Club” and the “best of luck this next year as you pursue your chosen career.”

Sunrise Rotary Club President Erik Leitch said, “Our Club has always been proud of the quality and the aspirations of Bishop’s youth. This year we are especially proud to offer scholarships to these eight students, who exemplify Rotary’s vision of personal growth, leadership and service to the community. We seek to enrich our community through investment in our youth, through scholarships to our high school seniors, our foreign exchange program for high school students, and through Rotary global grants for post-graduate education. Our long history of service includes projects to help feed and house people who are in need, programs to enrich and beautify our community, and international projects to provide critical medical training and care abroad. In this moment of historic need, we are expanding our efforts to support the community as it responds to the challenges of COVID-19.”

The Bishop Sunrise Rotary Club continues to meet weekly and now gathers remotely – online and by phone – every Wednesday morning at 7:30 AM. Guests are always welcome. Anyone interested in attending a meeting, learning more about the Sunrise Rotary Club, or taking part in our community support projects can contact bishopsunriserotary@gmail.com.

Bishop Sunrise Rotary holding International Feast

Bishop Sunrise Rotary planning International Feast

February 24, 2016
Submitted by the Bishop Sunrise Rotary Club

BISHOP, CA — EAT, DRINK & DANCE at the International Feast, Saturday March 19 at the Tri-County Fairgrounds.

The Rotary Club of Bishop Sunrise invites you to attend their first annual community dinner—INTERNATIONAL FEAST—on Saturday, March 19. Festivities begin at 5:30pm at the Home Economics Building at the Tri-County Fairgrounds in Bishop, CA.

$25 includes a full dinner including delicious homemade specialties featuring the flavors of Argentina, Sicily, Chile, Thailand and Austria. Bishop Sunrise members will be cooking up and serving 200 delicious dinners!

Enjoy dancing to great music by Inyo County’s favorite local band SANDY AND THE HIGH COUNTRY.

Win big at the Silent Auction—a night at Benton Hot Springs, a soak at Keough’s Hot Springs, or one of many gift baskets.

Tickets are available at the Bishop Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, Blogging Bishop on Pine Street at 162 E Pine Street or online at www.spotteddogpress.com (and follow the link) or from any Sunrise Rotary Club member.

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Earth Day 2015

Bishop Waste Hosts Green Talks and Trash Triathlon

Earth Day inspires communities to help make our planet a better place now, and for future generations. Why not plan to get involved this year? Here are ways you can…
“One of the best things we can do for our environment is to be informed citizens,” said Rick Vahl, director of Bishop Waste and Mammoth Disposal.  Bishop Waste will be offering “Green Talks” at Earth Day in the Bishop City Park on April 18th to help educate residents about a variety of topics, including curbside recycling, starting a recycling program at your workplace and a big-picture view of how waste is managed locally. This free event is the perfect opportunity to learn the ins and outs and dos and don’ts of garbage, recycling and yard waste once it leaves your curb.
“We are pleased to be hosting the first annual Trash Triathlon from 3:00-4:00 PM in the front of the Bishop City Park. Teams of six will compete in a recycle relay, trash toss and recycle puzzle. It’s meant to be fun and draw some attention to promoting a clean, responsible way to deal with trash,” said Rick Vahl. To get involved, please contact Bishop Waste at 760-872-6561.
Rick also said, “It’s important to remember, the trash can is not the place for all trash.”  Bishop Waste is giving the community a chance to dispose of household hazardous waste properly and for free. Residents can bring household batteries and drop them in a special bin at the Bishop Waste Booth. A majority of Eastern Sierra residents throw their recyclables and household hazardous waste in their trash, which is filling up our landfill. Bishop Waste will give residents an opportunity to bundle trash and recycling services to alleviate this eminent concern.
Come celebrate “Earth Day” on Saturday, April 18th from 10am to 4pm at the Bishop City Park.

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