Meeting Wednesday's @ 6:30 am
The Hassayampa Inn
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Congratulations to Arthur Harrington for receiving the prestigious Rotary RING OF HONOR award!

Todd Clancy wrote: "At the 2020-2021 Rotary District 5495 Year End Celebration/District Governor Installation, our own Prescott Sunup member Art Harrington was presented with the District’s highest honor, the Ring of Honor. This prestigious award is accorded to Past District Governors who have had the most profound impact on our District and Rotary International, as well as providing outstanding mentoring to those Rotarians who went on to become distinguished leaders themselves. Congratulations Art! We are very proud of you!"


Thank you Guest Speaker President Richard Hernandez

Richard Introduced his new board:  
Clent Walker, Past President & Surf President;  Bud Ackerman, President Elect;  Laura Vanderberg, Secretary; Sharon Herrington, Treasurer; Donna Jacobs, Club Service Director; Linda Mast, Vocational Service Director; Christy Manning, Community Service Director; Jerry Hulm, International Service Director;  Jon Berry, Youth Services Director; As well as a  new role in the club this year: Lisa DeLeo, Community Publicity & Social Media Branding.
He invited all members to join in and participate in the committees.
Richard shared three goals for the year:
#1 Goal – Do more at home, focus energies on local projects using the concept A.L.I.C.E. below.
#2 Goal – Grow a younger more diverse membership through the energy of youth.
#3 Goal – Fundraising and Having Fun.
Richard introduced the concept: “Meet Alice”  and explained that the acronym: A.L.I.C.E is a United Way concept that stands for:  Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed.
The site: describes it as: "a new way of defining and understanding the struggles of households that earn above the Federal Poverty Level, but not enough to afford a bare-bones household budget."

Richard presented that according to the U.S. Census Bureau report from 2013-2017:   "1 in 4 Yavapai County Residents lives in near poverty."   He challenged Rotary to actively promote fundraising internally and externally to "Do More At Home."


Yavapai Humane Society

Thank you to all who brought towel donations for the Yavapai Humane Society and to Christy Manning for spearheading the collection box at the meeting and delivery.

Prescott's 5th Annual Charity Auction

Jane Anne Shimizu encouraged us all to support the U.S. Vets of Prescott by visiting the Prescott 5th Annual Charity Auction that starts 7/18 and ends 7/25 online. 

Go to: to participate.

All proceeds will benefit U.S.VETS,  Prescott’s ongoing programs serving homeless and at risk veterans through the provision of housing, case management, counseling, career development and comprehensive support.



Rotaract & Interact Ambassadors Teams to Kenya and also to Central Mexico arrived safely and efforts are underway to distribute much needed mobility devices.  Learn more about their work here:


Meeting Notes

Richard Hernandez led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Donna Jacobs led the prayer. District Assistant Governor Joe Sweeney led the 4 way test. Jane Anne Shimizu was the Sergeant-at-Arms.  Registration was done by Dr. Whitney James.  Scott Weldy was the greeter. 

Jerry Fohrman shared this thought for the day: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has! " Margaret Mead

Guests today included:   District Assistant Governor Joe Sweeney; Dawn Lewis, Veterans Affairs & Susan G. Komen Volunteer, guest of Donna Jacobs and Rotary Scholarship Recipient Ellie Fenderson

Congratulation to Ellie Fenderson who will put her Rotary Scholarship to work at University of Arizona in Tucson at their College of Veterinary Medicine Honors program. 



President's Message
Richard Hernandez
member photo
Greetings Fellow Sunupians,
We are off and running and so far no COVID to hold us back. Of course, we will closely monitor the situation and adjust if necessary. At least for right now, we are meeting in person and I for one love it! 
I wanted to say thank you to everyone who gave me feedback from Wednesday's assembly. Some great ideas are brewing. 
I also wanted to say thank you to all those who have stepped up to help lead. Trust me when I say you will get more than you give.
That said we still have one or two committee chair slots open. Come on step out of your comfort zone, you won’t be alone, there is lots of seasoned help available to help you grow into it!
Ok, that’s all for now. Enjoy your week.
I look forward to seeing everyone Wednesday morning.
Service above self. 
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Meeting Assignments
July 2020
James, Whitney
Greeter 1
Weldy, Scott
Setup / Take Down
Moeller, Bruce
July 28, 2021
Thought for the Day
Hammond, Glen
Sgt.-at-Arms 1
Greenlee, Matt
Jacobs, Donna
Walker, Clent
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Membership Committee Meeting
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Sep 13, 2021 5:21 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
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Sep 16, 2021 4:00 PM
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Executives & Directors
President BOD
President Elect BOD
Past President BOD
Secretary BOD
Treasurer BOD
Club Service BOD Director
Vocational Services BOD Director
Community Service BOD Director
International Service BOD Director
Youth Service BOD Director
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