Here's how to update your professional classification info on


  1. Open a browser and go to
  2. Follow the My Rotary link at the top of the page
  3. Follow the sign in link on the My Rotary page
  4. Enter your username and password
  5. Wait for the login process to take place. It can be slow sometimes.
  6. Follow the My Profile link at the top
  7. Scroll down to the Professional Section almost at the bottom.
  8. Make sure it is accurate and shows 100%
  9. If it is not accurate, edit it to correct and save changes.

See Video below:

Mayor Todd Strange speaks to the club on August 1st, 2014

The Montgomery Sunrise Rotary club recently celebrated  the 10th anniversary of its signature fundraiser, the Commitment to Service Award Roast and Recognition. This year, we were honored to roast Ms. Virginia Whitfield for her commitment to service benefiting her fellow citizens. Virginia was good naturedly roasted by her friends Alva Lambert, and Sherrie Meyers, and the EmCee of the event, Jack Gallassini chimed in as well. The event was a real treat for everyone, with a silent auction and a delicious surf n' turf meal as well. The event helped raise funds to donate to the Mid-Alabama Coalition for the Homeless and the HandsOn RiverRegion foundation, who both expanded both their services and their facilites to improve their impact on the homeless population in the tri-county area.

Stay tuned for pictures coming soon!

lincolncemeteryjpg-35c98f4c0353bf0cThe Montgomery Sunrise Rotary club is proud to be an important part of helping the River Region community suport benevelant endeavors in the area. One of the areas of focus we strive to address is sustainability of the projects we support. Our latest effort in this area is the rehabilitation and rejuvination of the Lincoln Cemetary here in Montgomery. The cemetary is a long neglected but very important piece of Montgomery and Alabama History. 

Lincoln Cemetery was opened in 1907. It was recognized as a great asset for the African-American community at that time. The cemetary is named after President Abraham Lincoln. The Emancipation Proclamation was issued only 45 years prior to the first burial in Lincoln Cemetary. 

People originally took great pride in the cemetery, and we should all continue to do so today. Regionally, Oakwood Cemetery is the well known final resting-place of Hank Williams Sr., but Lincoln Cemetery has some celebrity residents too. Rufus "Tee-Tot" Payne, mentor and fellow musician with Hank Williams, is buried in Lincoln in an unmarked grave. Hugh Carson, who served in the Alabama Legislature during Reconstruction, and Ben Moore, who the Ben Moore Hotel is named after are both buried there. The Ben Moore Hotel is located in the Centennial Hill neighborhood and is where Martin Luther King Jr. held meetings.

We believe taking care of Lincoln Cemetery is important because there is a lot of history there. Cemeteries portals to our past. They should be honored for this.

Because of this, we have undertaken to establish a foundation which can help maintain and preserve Lincoln Cemetary in perpetuity.

Stay tuned for more info as this project takes shape!


Speaker Pool for Club Meetings

(If you have a speaker to suggest, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )


Steve Goldsby, CEO of Integrated Computer Solutions, Chairman of the Board of the Small Business Resource Center (formerly known as the Incubator).;

270-2892 ext. 1011

cell: 221-3833

email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



Gary Palmer

President, Alabama Policy Institute


Michael Ciamarra

Vice President Alabama Policy Institute

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Jo Anne Lindley

Director of Special Events and Facts on Fiction Program

205-870-9900 ext 124


Lloyd Faulkner,
Chief Budget Officer for the City of Montgomery
Contact Mickey McInnish for


Emily Lutz,

Volunteer Coordinator,
Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Montgomery Family Guidance Center of Alabama
2358 Fairlane Drive
Montgomery, Alabama 36116


More Articles...