Meeting Wednesdays @ 6:30 am
The Hassayampa Inn
Next Meeting's Program: St. Patty's Day Celebration & Trivia
with Dr. Laura Vanderberg

What's Happening

Thank you to this week's presenter: Dr. Rhondie Voorhees, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Dean of Students.

Written by Jane Anne Shimizu, Bio taken from Embry-Riddle and Edited by Lisa DeLeo

Dr. Voorhees spoke about student life at Embry-Riddle, including through the recent era of Covid. Embry-Riddle stayed with in person learning during Covid with the exception of a two-week time span.  

The university offers studies in Arts and Sciences, Aviation, Engineering and Business, Security and Intelligence. There are 3,207 students at Embry Riddle Prescott: 3,154 undergraduates and 53 graduates. As the campus grows, limited housing options in Prescott is a challenge.

She describes Embry-Riddle students as a diverse group of extraordinary, brilliant, career minded students. 

Dr. Rhondie Voorhees is proud to have served in the role of Dean of Students at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University since the summer of 2019.  As Dean of students she supervises the Associate Dean of Students, whose responsibilities include student conduct and assisting students of concern; Counseling Services; Disability Support Services (DSS); Housing & Residence Life, sororities; the Wellness Center, who are the campus medical professionals and have had primary responsibilities for handling the campus response to Covid; and the Women’s & Diversity Center. 

Prior to coming to Embry-Riddle, Dr. Voorhees held numerous positions in higher education administration at universities across the country including the University of Montana, the University of Maryland, American University, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

Dr. Voorhees has a Ph.D. in College Personnel Administration from the University of Maryland, an M.A. in College Personnel from the University of Maryland and a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in French from the University of Montana.  Embry Riddle is extremely proud of its exceptional students. 

St. Patty’s Day Fundraiser

Prescott Rotary is having a St. Patty’s Day fundraiser at the Hassayampa Inn on March 17th from 4:30p – 6:00p.  Cost is $20.00.


World Water Day, held on March 22nd every year since 1993, focuses on the importance of fresh water.

On 22 March, Rotary will join the global celebration of World Water Day and its annual theme of “Groundwater: Making the Invisible Visible.” Tens of thousands of people will raise the visibility of how this vital resource must be protected from pollution and over extraction, managed sustainably, and reflected in sustainable development policymaking. But what does this mean to Rotary?

Why should Rotary members care about groundwater? 

And what can Rotarians and Rotaractors do about groundwater through their service and projects?

World Water Day celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water. It is about taking action to tackle the global water crisis. A core focus of World Water Day is to support the achievement of UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 6: Water and Sanitation for all by 2030.

Gain ideas at and share your efforts by using the hashtag #WorldWaterDay.



You're Invited to a Fireside Chat 3/26/22 @ 4pm

The Membership Committee will be hosting a Fireside for all new-ish members on Saturday, March 26th 4pm at Laura Vanderberg's house (4215 W. Marlow Road, Prescott 86305- about 2 miles north of Outer Loop Rd. off Williamson Valley Road), about 25 minutes from downtown. 
This will be an evening of shared fellowship (spouses are welcome!), with a short program by some of our more seasoned SunUpians, that illustrates the big picture of Rotary along with all the different opportunities to be active in the club (committees and so forth) and more.
Bring a dish to share- appetizer, dessert, or main and your preferred beverage.  We'll have hotdogs and s'mores over the fire as well.  
Please RSVP, if you haven't already to Laura Vanderberg,
Looking forward to seeing you the 26th!

Looking Ahead:


“Rotary Week of Service.” Our efforts to provide assistance continue throughout the year, and we invite you to join us as we conduct community service projects throughout our communities, our state and the world!


Mike Fann Community Skate Park Clean up

Christy Manning announced that the Prescott Rotary clubs will be cleaning up the Mike Fann Community Skate Park 

When:  Saturday April 9th : Time TBD 
Where: 799 East Willis St. #701, Prescott, AZ 86301
Info: Contact Christy Manning for more details:


All Vets Memorial Clean up

When: Saturday, April 23rd at 8AM
Where: Prescott Courthouse Square
Info: Contact John Stewart:
Ken Lain will join us with new plants, bark etc. and the county is replacing the drip system.

Interact Sponsored Community Canned Food Drive 

A collaboration of all three Prescott Rotary Clubs, the Prescott High and Bradshaw Mountain High Interact Clubs, and the Silver Wings Rotaract Club at Embry Riddle
When: April 22-24th
Where: Stay tuned for details
Info: Contact Art Harrington
The Rotary District Conference Committee is asking us to save the collected goods for use at the District Conference, being held on May 13-14 at the Prescott Resort. 
Registered conference attendees divide into 18 teams to create one of the 18 holes on a Put-Put Golf Course with the canned goods out on the resort's patio. 
Prizes will be awarded for the best team-designed holes, and the 18 teams will have the opportunity to then play Put-Put Golf through this unique temporary course before the food items will afterwards be trucked to the local food banks.  Fun!

District 5495 annual District Conference at the Prescott Resort & Conference Center.

Two days of fun, inspiration and socializing. Visit the district website for a link to registration and hotel room reservations.



VA Flag Pole Clean Up

Christy Manning announced that the Community Service Committee will be hosting a Flag Pole clean Up at the VA 
When: Friday, May 13, 2022: Time TBD.
Where:  500 AZ-89, Prescott, AZ 86301
Info: Contact her for more details:

Interact Club Blood Drives

When: Wednesday, May 25, 2022 : Time and exact campus location TBD 
When: Monday,  July 25, 2022 : Time and exact campus location TBD at Yavapai College
Info: Contact Art Harrington for more details:

Meeting Notes:

Written by Jane Anne Shimizu

The meeting was called to order by President Richard Hernandez at 7:00am.  The song for the day was ‘Take me out to the ball game’. 

Thought for the day by Matt Greenlee:  "No free government was ever founded, or ever preserved in its liberty, without uniting the characters of the citizen and soldier in those destined for the defense of the state....Such are a well-regulated militia, composed of the freeholders, citizen and husbandman, who take up arms to preserve their property, as individuals, and their rights as freemen."  M.T. Cicero 1888

Matt Greenlee's business Greenlee Designer Surfaces is having a 25 year anniversary open house this weekend at 1435 Commercial Way, Prescott AZ.  86301.  

Dan Beyer was Sargent. Dr. Whitney James is happy her cat survived getting run over by a car and there were happy bucks all around.

If anyone knows of members who might be interested in joining our program group please encourage them to get in touch with Jane Anne Shimizu

Jane Anne Shimizu
Director of Marketing
928-636-4565 Ext. 4

President's Message
Richard Hernandez
member photo






Fellow Rotarians,


It was good to see everyone again.  This coming Wednesday 3/14/22, I will share with you our new board approved membership model.

We are moving towards a "pay as you go" breakfast model, very similar to what the other two Prescott clubs do.

This will have the effect of lowering club dues (not including the RI portion) to $75/quarter. Our intent is to make Sunup membership much more affordable.

This change will require some initial effort from our members. We will have to pre-Wednesday let the Hassayampa know how many members will be eating breakfast and we will all pay at the door.

We intend to start this new model in the second quarter, first week in April.

Stay tuned and please try to make Wednesday's meeting where I will present more detail.


Hope to see you there,



March 14th, 2022
Mar 16, 2022
St. Patty's Day Celebration with Irish Trivia
Mar 23, 2022
Prescott Sister City Connections
Mar 30, 2022
Bring the Books Program: Yavapai County Schools
Apr 06, 2022
Prescott's Imagination Library Update
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Meeting Assignments
March 2022
Beyer, Dan
Fohrman, Jerry
Setup / Take Down
Hulm, Jerry
March 16, 2022
Thought for Today
Hammond, Glen
Sgt.-at-Arms 1
Greenlee, Matt
Huffman, Jim
Harrington, Art
March 23, 2022
Thought for the Day
Harrington, Art
Sgt.-at-Arms 1
Shimizu, Jane Anne
Hulm, Jerry
Harrington, Art
March 30, 2022
Thought for the Day
Harrington, Sharon
Ripley, Valard
James, Whitney
Harrington, Art
Upcoming Events
Board of Directors Meeting
Hassayampa Yavapai Room
Mar 17, 2022 4:00 PM
Program Committee Meeting
Waffles & More
Apr 04, 2022 7:00 AM
Membership Committee Meeting
Founding Fathers
Apr 06, 2022 5:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Hassayampa Yavapai Room
Apr 21, 2022 4:00 PM
All Vets Clean Up
Apr 30, 2022
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Program Committee Meeting
Waffles & More
May 02, 2022 7:00 AM
Membership Committee Meeting
Founding Fathers
May 04, 2022 5:00 PM
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Executives & Directors
President BOD
President Elect BOD
President Nominee
Past President BOD
Secretary BOD
Treasurer BOD
Community Service BOD Director
International Service BOD Director
Youth Service BOD Director
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 Help Spread Sunshine:  If you currently know any Rotary members who are going through challenging times or if you'd like to volunteer to make calls and send cards to members and their families during sickness, hospitalization or loss, contact Donna Jacobs, Club Service Director to learn more: