Meeting Wednesdays @ 6:30 am
The Hassayampa Inn
This Week's Speaker:
Jim Buchman & Co. of the Cowboy Poets Gathering
What's Happening


Best Wishes to Linda Mast

Wishing Linda Mast all the best as she transfers from the Sunup Rotary Group to the Frontier Group due to changes in her schedule.  

We appreciate all of her efforts and energy as Vocational Services Director, Board Member and Membership Chair. 

She reminded us that "Friendship crosses club lines" and that we are forever connected!

Member Spotlight

Instead of a visiting Guest Speaker this week, A.J. Sheridan emceed a Member's Spotlight. 
Richard Hernandez and Dan Beyer shared their life and Rotary stories reminding us that you never know who you may meet who can change YOUR life, or who YOU may inspire to do great things. 


Interact District Council Retreat 2021 at Camp Wamatochick, Prescott

Written by Art Harrington, Rotary District 5495 Interact Chair



In our District 5495, we have 80 Interact clubs, which encompasses the central & norther part of Arizona, plus Laughlin, NV, and Needles, CA.    Interact clubs are for middle school and high school youth, ages 12-18. Interact is about Service Above Self, Rotary's 4-Way Test and leadership development.  The Interact District Councilis our district leadership level. At our Interact District Council Retreat, Members build strong bonds and are trained to  lead our district and support the leadership for the clubs. 



Council member also work together to assemble WAPIs (water purification indicator devices to aid families in Kenya). Advisor Laura Vanderberg teaches and supervises the team. 

Interact Ambassadors to Mexico Update

Written by Art Harrington, Interact Chair




Interact Chair Art Harrington shared that the Interact Ambassadors to Mexico spent the first part of their trip becoming acquainted with our longtime Rotary partners, and learning more about Rotary in Mexico, along with gaining a better understanding of the culture and history of Mexico.




Member worked with the local Rotaract club on a reforestation project, planting 160 trees.


The work our team will be doing with this remarkable team of disabled wheelchair mechanics has been one of the key goals of this trip.  In addition to the work they do in this wheelchair repair building in Cuernavaca, this mobile team of wheelchair mechanics has been repairing 3,000 wheelchairs a year in villages and towns across two states in central Mexico. 
By working with a Rotary Foundation Global Grant, our Prescott Sunup Rotary Club is serving as the International Partner in a Global Grant project to purchase a second vehicle and train a second team of these wheelchair-bound mechanics — doubling the size and scope of this Rotary-sponsored project. 
Besides the valuable service it provides to those who live in wheelchairs, the program provides employment for these disabled team members.  Here is a link to a video The Rotary Foundation made about this remarkable project: 

Interact Ambassadors to Kenya Update

Written by Art Harrington, Interact Chair

While we work with and partner with the Rotary Crutches 4 Africa nonprofit organization, based in Denver, our Interact District has our own unique Interact Crutches 4 Africa project, with its related Interact Ambassadors program:  Interact Crutches 4 Africa has become the signature project of our Interact District 5495, and it is unique in all of the world among Rotary and Interact districts.




In addition to mobility equipment, medical supplies and school supplies distribution at Talek, our team visited Rotary District 5495's most recent Global Grant water project at Talen, which benefits a community of 7,000 people and their livestock.





Dolly Parton Imagination Library

A.J.  Sheridan shared a report that Sunup Rotary's donation to Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is having a positive impact on children throughout Arizona and has continued to grow steadily.

From July 2020 to June 2021
Total books mailed:   493 to 705
Children registered:  471-680
Books go out once a month to registered children. Parents are encouraged to read to their children.  The books help to form their first library. Learn more about their work here:
What better way to invest in the future of literacy for children!

Meeting Notes

Jane Anne Shimizu led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Donna Jacobs led the prayer.   Greg Raskinwas the Sergeant-at-Arms.  Registration was done by Dr. Whitney James.  Scott Weldy was the greeter. 

Matt Greenlee shared this thought for the day: “You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time.”  John Lydgate, English monk and poet

Guests today included:    Dawn Lewis, Veterans Affairs & Susan G. Komen Volunteer, guest of Donna Jacobs. Welcome Back!



Ready to Serve?

Join us in “PASS” meal delivery to the women, children and veterans at the Prescott Area Shelter Services P.A.S.S.’s mission is: To serve women, children, and veterans by providing temporary housing, resources, individualized case management, and a pathway to permanent housing.

PASS had a professional video made, here is the link to watch it if you would like!

For more info on how to help, contact Laura Vanderberg: or check out

**The first Monday of each Month is sponsored by Sunup Rotary and members who participate will be reimbursed.

These are additional Open Dates are available for Members to sponsor their own meal without reimbursement. 

Sunday, August 1st
Monday, August 9th
Tuesday, August 10th
Sunday, August 15th
Saturday, August 21st
Monday, August 30th
Tuesday, August 31st
President's Message
Richard Hernandez
member photo
Greetings fellow Sunupians! 
I hope that you all had a great week and found time to spend with friends and family. What a wonderful Wednesday meeting we had. I love that we are having “Member Speaker” time to get to know each other better. I’m also glad A.J. put a time limit on our sharing because, well you know me….I have a lot of stories!
I am so inspired by Art Harrington's Ring of Honor award. What an accomplishment! Art is the epitome of Service above Self and it's awesome to have him as a Sunup member.
I also want to wish Linda Mast the very best as she leaves our club due to meeting scheduling conflicts.  Frontier is lucky to be getting a Sunupian in their membership. So them how we roll Linda!
In closing I want to say thank you to all those who have stepped up to help lead.
Have a great week.
In Service, 
July 26, 2021
Aug 04, 2021
Special Awards
Aug 11, 2021
Sunup Foundation
Aug 18, 2021
Emergency Call Center
Sep 01, 2021
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Meeting Assignments
August 2020
DeLeo, Lisa
Greeter 1
Mosher, William
Setup / Take Down
Weldy, Scott
August 4, 2021
Thought for the Day
Gurga, Jean
Sgt.-at-Arms 1
Beyer, Dan
Jacobs, Raymond
Walker, Clent
August 11, 2021
Thought for the Day
Harrington, Art
Sgt.-at-Arms 1
Walker, Clent
James, Whitney
Jacobs, Donna
August 18, 2021
Thought for Today
Harrington, Sharon
Sgt.-at-Arms 1
Shimizu, Jane Anne
LaDuke, Jack
Harrington, Art
August 25, 2021
Thought for the Day
Huffman, Jim
Sgt.-at-Arms 1
Raskin, Greg
Manning, Christine
Shimizu, Jane Anne
Upcoming Events
Program Committee Meeting
Waffles & More
Aug 02, 2021 7:00 AM
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Aug 11, 2021 5:00 PM
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Aug 19, 2021 4:00 PM
Program Committee Meeting
Waffles & More
Sep 06, 2021 7:00 AM
Membership Committee Meeting
In Person
Sep 08, 2021 5:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
YCC Prescott Valley
Sep 16, 2021 4:00 PM
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