About Us

The Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary

The Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary Club conducts two major fundraisers each year: the Estes Park Labor Day Arts and Crafts Show and the Autumn Gold Festival.   Proceeds from these events are used to fund grants to area nonprofits and scholarships for graduates of local high schools.

Our Sponsors donate goods and services to help the Sunrise Rotary conduct these events. Sponsors also contribute scholarship funds for local area high school graduates.  Click here to learn more about our Sponsors.

The Estes Park Labor Day Arts and Crafts Show is made possible by the many volunteer hours donated by local Rotarians, their families, and neighbors.  Their efforts enable us to hold a show recognized for being well organized and supportive of the merchants participating in the show.

The Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary and the Estes Valley Sunrise Rotary Foundation collectively distribute over $40,000 each year to area nonprofits and local high school graduates.


Learn more about the Sunrise Rotary Leadership by clicking on their name below:

Sunrise Rotary Club Executives & Directors


Jean Rissmiller


Bill Howell

Past President

Aaron Florence


John Tessler


Janet Zeschin

Public Relations

Steve Misch


David White

Director – Fundraising

Terri Martin

Director – Social

Sunny Schmidt

Director – International

Rick Beesley

Director – Community Service

Bill Howell

Director – Youth

Niki Gassmann

Director – Membership

Gordon Slack

EVSR Foundation President

Cory Workman

Arts & Crafts

Kendra Wallis

Autumn Gold

Jean Rissmiller


Sue Yowell