Meeting Wednesdays @ 6:30 am
The Hassayampa Inn
Next Meeting's Program: Laura Vanderberg, Club President  “A Club Conversation”

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The SunUp Rotary Club wishes everyone a Happy Fourth of July!

May we always be grateful for the freedom we enjoy and the people who make it possible.  Let us uphold the true spirit of America and Rotary International by practicing kindness, loyalty, camaraderie, and serve our world to the fullest!

Thank you speaker Brent DeSaye, Director of the Community Pregnancy Center 

Written by Jane Anne Shimizu, Chelsea Sederstrom and quoted from the CPC website.
The speaker was Brent DeSaye, the Director of the Community Pregnancy Center in Prescott.  "Community Pregnancy Center is a Christian, pro-life ministry that exists for the purpose of presenting the love and Gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed. We are staffed by Christian employees and volunteers who are trained in crisis intervention. We desire to assist our clients with educational information and compassionate support.
Community Pregnancy Center relies solely on the generous support of people like you! We invite you to partner with us today by donating new or gently used baby supplies and necessities to our baby store!"
Volunteering for Community Pregnancy Center is a valuable way to show the love of Christ in action. We invite you to join the CPC family and bring your special talents to those seeking support during a crisis pregnancy.  They have 2 full time staff and 4 part time staff with 40 volunteers. 
Their fundraiser is Golf for Life at Antelope Hills on July 29th.
But they can always use donations, especially: used clothing, diapers, new cribs only and car seats. 
Listen to Brent speak in this YouTube video:

Welcome New Rotary International President Jennifer Jones

Quoted from
"Jennifer E. Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, has been nominated to become Rotary International’s president for 2022-23, a groundbreaking selection that will make her the first woman to hold that office in the organization’s 115-year history.

Jones says she sees Rotary’s Action Plan as a catalyst for increasing Rotary’s impact.

“As we reflect upon our new strategic priorities, we could have never envisioned that our ability to adapt would become our North Star during what is inarguably the most profound time in recent history,” Jones said in her vision statement. “Silver linings rise out of the most challenging circumstances. Using metric-driven goals, I will harness this historic landscape to innovate, educate, and communicate opportunities that reflect today’s reality.”

Read her vision statement here:

Welcome New Rotary District Governor Larry Horton 

Quoted from
District Governor David is very pleased to announce that the District 5495 Nominating Committee has selected Larry Horton of the Tempe Rio Salado Rotary Club to be our District Governor for 2022-23.
To read about his accomplishments go to


Congratulations Scholarship Winners Peyton Weber and Ruby Tessman

Written by Jane Anne  and  Chelsea Sederstrom (Photo by Chelsea Sederstrom: Ruby on left, Laura Vanderberg Center and Peyton on the Right)
Peyton Weber & Ruby Tessman are this year's Sunup scholarship award winners.
Peyton was accompanied by Bill, her Dad, a Graduate of Prescott High School. She plans to attend TCU Texas Christian University and study Athletic Training. 
Ruby Tessman accompanied by Mike, her dad also a graduate of Prescott High School, Plans to attend Yavapai College and then Embry Riddle. She has aspirations to become an airline pilot. 

Wishing these bright and talented women all the best!

Successful Blood Drive

Quoted from:

"Rotary clubs in Prescott teamed up with The American Red Cross in May to conduct a community blood drive.

According to Assistant Governor Joe Sweeney, the Rotary/Red Cross Blood Drive was a "huge success as we had 44 donors" that gave that day.

The group photo of the Red Cross Team contains boxes of the donated blood that was transferred down to Phoenix to be used to save several people’s lives.

Among Rotarians assisting with check-in, were, from left, Tom Hendershott and Carl Marsh from the Prescott-Frontier Club, and AG Joe Sweeney, who is also president of the Rotary Club of Prescott.

"It was a lot of fun, and we met many donors that were interested in Rotary and what we do in the community," said Joe.

"We are looking forward to holding another Drive on July 25 and then every eight weeks after," added Joe."


Interact Ambassadors Update

Written by Arthur R. Harrington, EA, PhD
Rotary District 5495 Interact Chair
Our Interact Ambassadors to Kenya will be leaving Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport on Friday evening, July 1, at 11:05, on Delta 2257.  They will be returning on Wednesday, July 13, at 2:29 p.m. on American 2829.
Anyone who would like to join us at Sky Harbor, seeing them off, or welcoming them back, will be an encouragement to these outstanding youth representing us.
Edgar and Areli, our two Ambassadors from Prescott HS Interact, will be reporting to our club on July 20, our first club meeting after they return.

Learn more here:


Gratitude from The Prescott Cupboard Food Bank 

Art Harrington report that he promised Cathleen Cherry, the Faculty Advisor to the Prescott HS Interact Club, that he would share with the three Rotary clubs in Prescott the attached appreciation letter received by the PHS Interact club from Prescott Community Cupboard Food Bank for the 2,700 pounds of food they were given from our combined efforts with this year's Prescott Area Food Drive.

The other half of the collected food was given to the Yavapai Food Bank.
Thank you for all of your help, which will benefit so many families!  
-- Art
Arthur R. Harrington, E.A., Ph.D.
Interact Chair, Rotary District 5495

Meeting Notes

Written by Jane Anne  and  Chelsea Sederstrom.
Quote of the day by Scott Weldy:  "Never settle for Average." 
Clent Walker was the SGT with Richard Hernandez in assistance.  He fined Richard for quitting his presidency early and having Laura take over.  Happy bucks were paid by all.  John Scholl won the pot.
Chris was a guest today, Visiting from the Tempe Rotary Club. Helping start up the YMCA in Prescott Valley. We hope to see him more. 
Richard chose the song: "Best one yet!"
Do you have any announcements, photos of Rotary in Action or notes to include in newsletter? please send by end of day FRIDAY to Lisa DeLeo to appear in the following week's newsletters.  

Anyone knows of members who might be interested in joining our program group please encourage them to get in touch with Jane Anne Shimizu. 928-636-4565 Ext. 4 or

President's Message
Laura Vanderberg
member photo







Monday is Independence Day, the day we celebrate when the Continental Congress formally adopted the Declaration of Independence.

But July 2nd is the day that the vote in favor of independence actually happened! Sometimes, things aren’t actually what we think they are!

This coming week, the Speaker, now me, is scheduled to give the President’s address at a Club Assembly. Well, that title came before me, so it’s not actually what you think it will be!

As I told club members at the meeting on June 22nd, I’m calling this meeting “A Club Conversation”- and! I promised that everyone who attends will leave the meeting happier and wealthier than they came in!

Doesn’t that make you curious? For everyone who was there last week, I promise a better joke this week!

It’s been a while since we’ve seen all of our active members at a meeting- if you’re one of the slightly absentees, know that we miss you!!!

My hope for our meeting this week is to chart the path forward for the 22-23 year. We are united in service above self and the 4-way test.

Won’t you join me in creating how we’ll put that into action? It’s a team effort, and there’s no “I” in team!

Hoping to see you Wednesday!

Warmest Regards,




Warm Regards,

Laura Vanderberg


Prescott Sunup Rotary


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Meeting Assignments
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Set Up / Take Down
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Song Selection
Berry, Jon
Thought for the Day
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Song Selection
Beyer, Dan
Thought for the Day
Harrington, Art
Shimizu, Jane Anne
July 20, 2022
Song Selection
Manning, Christine
Thought for the Day
Hammond, Glen
Ripley, Valard
July 27, 2022
Song Selection
Fohrman, Jerry
Thought for the Day
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9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Hassayampa Yavapai Room
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Program Committee Meeting
Waffles & More
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