Meeting Wednesdays @ 6:30 am
The Hassayampa Inn

This Week's Program: Wayne Meddaugh


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Thank you to Speaker Ken Campbell, CEO of Gunsite Academy

Thank you Ken Campell, CEO of Gunsite, the Academy that offers firearms training to elite military personnel, law enforcement officers and free citizens of the US.

From www.Gunsite.Com  "Sheriff (Ret.) Ken Campbell had over 35 years of experience at the Boone County Indiana Sheriff’s Office in Central Indiana when he retired in 2014. His duties have included: Special Response Team (SWAT) Team Commander, K-9 Handler, Crash Reconstructionist, Hazardous Materials Technician, Reserve Unit Commander, Shift Supervisor, Enforcement Division Captain, Firearms Instructor and Armorer, and two (2) terms as the elected Sheriff.  During his 35 years with the Sheriff’s Office he received two (2) Department Commendation Awards, the Department Medal of Valor and received the “Richard G. Brown Police Officer of the Year Award” by the local media on two (2) occasions.

Firearms training over the years included Remington, Glock, Colt, Smith and Wesson, H&K, and many others.  He is a Colt 1911 and AR Series, Glock and S&W Revolver and Auto-Pistol Armorer.

His Instructor Certifications included several Less-Lethal applications including Oleoresin of Capsicum (Pepper Spray), Sage International and Taser.

Ken has been teaching at Gunsite since 1992 in the Pistol, Carbine, Rifle and Shotgun courses   He was appointed Chief Operating Officer in 2014 and Chief Executive Officer in 2019."

Ken shared the history of Gunsite.  He explained the importance of preconditioning your mind to evade disaster by having a plan, being aware of your surroundings, and being ready to respond responsibly if necessary.

"Only an effective, safe and authoritative program of study can guarantee that in a moment of danger YOU will act to protect yourself, your loved ones or the ones you are sworn to with self defense firearms training skills."

Learn more at:

Jazz From the Heart Prescott Sunup Rotary Foundation Fundraiser

Friday, February 11th, 2022

6PM - 9PM

Hassayampa Inn - Marina Room

Our Annual Fundraiser will take place Friday, February 11th @ Hassayampa Marina Room.

Cash Donations or items for silent auction are needed. Please do your part to collect donations from the community. 

Contact Donna Jacobs or Jane Anne Shimizu for more details.

Digital files of donation forms have been emailed to you. Let us know if you missed it. 

Sunup Rotary Club, a 501(c)(3) organization, is seeking community support for sponsorships, donated items and/or services. Raffle drawings, as well as live and silent auctions will be featured throughout the evening.

Proceeds of this event will provide scholarships to worthy, local area high school students, as well as directly enrich our youth in Yavapai County.

We rely largely on the generosity of our friends and businesses in our community.
We appreciate your support and belief in our mission to improve the quality of life for the children in our community.
With deepest gratitude,
Sunup Rotary Club
P.O. Box 2033
Prescott, AZ 86302
Thank you for participating with donations and spreading the word! 




November is Rotary Foundation month and District 5495 will be hosting two great events to celebrate.

Saturday Nov 20:  Rotary Foundation Education Day, 9:00am to Noon

Join live via Zoom.  Watch for the link on the District website under the Rotary Foundation tab.  

All Rotarians are welcome to attend.  Encourage your fellow club members to learn more about our Rotary Foundation.Learn about Rotary Foundation Programs and Grants.  Get the latest updates on PolioPlus around the world.  Gain ideas on how to increase Rotary Foundation giving in your club.  And much more!

Sunday Nov 21:  Rotary Foundation Celebration Luncheon, 11:00am to 2:00pm
Arizona Broadway Theater,  7701 W Paradise Ln, Peoria, AZ 85382
Lunch with great Rotary fellowship.
Inspirational updates on Rotary Foundation projects - See how your donations are being used to do good in the world and in our own back yard.
Fun and lively entertainment. Recognition for significant donors to the Rotary Foundation.
Register Today   $45/person - Note registration if limited due to space so register soon.
For more information or questions, please contact Charlie Tegarden.
I hope to see everyone there.
Charlie Tegarden, District Rotary Foundation Committee Chair, Rotary District 5495

Mark  your Calendars!

Join us for our Sunupian Holiday Party

Wednesday, December 8th 5-8pm

Hassayampa Inn's Marina Room 

Delicious Dinner and Refreshments $50 per person. 

RSVP to Donna Jacobs: 

All Vets Memorial Ceremony

A.J. Sheridan shared this video of the All Vets Memorial ceremony on September 28th, 2021 for all to enjoy: 

Meeting Notes:

Written by Jane Anne Shimizu 

Guests included Elizabeth Mahoney, past District Governor and The Wheel Chair Representative Eric Friend from Cuernavaca Mexico.  Elizabeth expressed the importance of attending a meeting with Clent Walker, Sunup’s past President as the year they were working together as President and District Governor was the year of Covid and in person meetings were not happening.

Thought for the day by Jane Anne Shimizu:  "Make some plans, check  off your bucket list.  Go be what you want to be and embrace the riches of the world around you.  The only person who can decide how this story ends is you.  You are stronger than you will ever know. " Author Amber Zufelt "Chasing Butterflies."


Looking ahead:

Cruise In for Vets will take place May 14th. Prescott Mall near Texas Roadhouse 3310 Gateway Blvd, Prescott, AZ 86303
Did you miss the Career and Technical Education Center tour?  Stay tuned for another date coming soon.
President's Message
Richard Hernandez
member photo
Hello fellow Sunupians,
This one will be very short since I was not able to be with you this past week.
Thank you to Bud and Clent for covering me. And to Guest Speaker Ken Campbell from Gunsite Academy.
See you Wednesday.
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Nov 10, 2021
Veterans Day Observance
Nov 17, 2021
The Rotary Foundation Vocational Fund
Nov 24, 2021
Dec 01, 2021
Optimizing Remote / Hybrid Work
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Meeting Assignments
Nov/Dec 2021
Clancy, Todd
Fohrman, Jerry
Setup / Take Down
Huffman, Jim
November 10, 2021
Thought for the Day
Sheridan, A.J.
Sgt.-at-Arms 1
Greenlee, Matt
Walker, Clent
Jacobs, Donna
November 17, 2021
Thought for Today
Shimizu, Jane Anne
Sgt.-at-Arms 1
Raskin, Greg
Weldy, Scott
Walker, Clent
December 1, 2021
Thought for the Day
Stewart, John
Sgt.-at-Arms 1
Shimizu, Jane Anne
Ackerman, Bud
Harrington, Art
December 15, 2021
Thought for the Day
Vanderberg, Laura
Walker, Clent
Askerman, Doug
Jacobs, Donna
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Dec 06, 2021 7:00 AM
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Dec 16, 2021 4:00 PM
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