This Week's Speaker
Whats Happening
Last Call for Installation Dinner sign ups.  Final day to sign up is this Wenesday's meeting It will be at the Lakeview Ramada, same as past years. Come and celebrate incoming Sunup President Rich Hernandez!
As mentioned in a recent email, AJ Sheridan is looking for a few good note takers for the Sunupian. A journalism degree is not required but the English language is a plus. All those interested please contact AJ.
The prayer was led by Art Harrington, the pledge by A. J. Sheridan and the 4 way test by Linda Mast.Lisa Deleo was a greeter and registration by Laura Vanderberg and Jack LaDuke.
Visitors were Scott (almost our newest member) sponsored by Richard Hernandez.  Dr. Whitney James was inducted by Laura Vanderberg and Linda Mast.  Whitney grew up in Flagstaff, went to College in Maine and graduated from Medical school at Yale.  She has to boys, John 5 and Elliott4.
Three scholarship recipients were introduction.  Emery Rock, Arley Tucker and Jacob Mull.
Art Harrington announced that the clulb raised $131.00 at the Chipotle event and someone (I didn’t get their name) matched it.
Jane Anne and Matt were the SGTS.  They spun the wheel and fined everyone for Jerry Hulms fine job as meeting coordinator.  Richard was fined for not knowing who the SGT was and John Stewart was fined for his looooonnnnnnngggggggggg announcements.
Brad Newman was our speaker.  He is celebrating his 47th year at Yavapai Exceptional Industries.  YEI has 4 locations serving the cities and towns of the Central Highlands. 
Besides the main multibuilding facility on North Washington Avenue in Prescott, Newman and his staff supervise two other sites — Antelope Point at Eastridge in Prescott Valley and Ruger Airpark Industries north of Prescott near the airport. They are where YEI workers learn on-the-job skills and produce products either for sale or for local merchants who employ them.
He explained that about 70 people are located at the main Washington Avenue Industries facilities, while 65 work At Antelope Point and 40 at Ruger.
“Sheesh. More numbers?” Brad then explained that ages range from 17 and 18 all the way up to a few in their 70s.
Many employees live in the residence homes YEI owns. The men’s home is in Washington Hills and the women’s in Rusing Hills.
Newman carefully explains that both homes offer nurturing family-style environments that feature security and independence.
Newman enthusiastically tells me what employees do, “We’re proud to say our jobs give developmentally challenged adults opportunities for learning mechanical assembly, packaging and kit-building, mail management, bench assembly, fabrication, warehousing and shipping and fulfillment and drop-shipping.”
Other functions employees handle includes blending and packing bird seed for local owner Eric Moore, proprietor of the well-known Jay’s Bird Barn. “Some employees blend and bag about a half-million pounds annually of bird seed for Eric’s stores,” Newman says.
President's Message
Clent Walker
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Greetings my friends and fellow SunUpians, I hope that everyone had a great weekend. I would like to thank Jerry Fohrman and the Sun Up Rotary Foundation Scholarship committee for an outstanding job selecting this year scholarship recipients, and thanks to those recipients who was able to join us last Wednesday to show their appreciation. This has been a crazy year but thanks to people like all of you, we are still making a difference in the lives of people in this community and around the world. Enjoy your week and invite someone to join you at this Wednesday meeting.
“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.”
-Muhammad Ali
Jun 09, 2021
Jun 16, 2021
Goldwater Lake 5:30pm
Jun 23, 2021
Rotary Institute
Jun 30, 2021
Yavapai Sheriff Update
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Meeting Assignments
June 2020
Noble, Larry
Greeter 1
Ficke, Douglas
Greeter 2
DeLeo, Lisa
Setup / Take Down
Mosher, William
June 9, 2021
Thought for the Day
Bruce, Barb
Sgt.-at-Arms 1
Hernandez, Richard
Goode, Phil
Mast, Linda
June 23, 2021
Thought for Today
Clancy, Todd
Sgt.-at-Arms 1
Beyer, Dan
Greenlee, Matt
Jacobs, Donna
June 30, 2021
Thought for the Day
DeLeo, Lisa
Sgt.-at-Arms 1
Shimizu, Jane Anne
Gurga, Jean
Walker, Clent
Upcoming Events
Program Committee Meeting
Jun 07, 2021 4:00 PM
Membership Committee Meeting
Jun 14, 2021 4:00 PM
Installation Dinner/Meeting
Goldwater Lake
Jun 16, 2021
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Jun 17, 2021 4:00 PM
Program Committee Meeting
Jul 05, 2021 4:00 PM
Membership Committee Meeting
Jul 12, 2021 4:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Jul 15, 2021 4:00 PM
Program Committee Meeting
Aug 02, 2021 4:00 PM
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Executives & Directors
President Elect
President Nominee
Membership Chair
The Rotary Foundation Chair
Immediate Past President & Sunup Foundation Chair
Community Service Co-Chair
Community Service Chair
Communication Chair
International Service Chair
Youth Service Chair
Russell Hampton
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