Meeting Wednesdays @ 6:30 am
The Hassayampa Inn
Speaker: President Laura Vanderberg, Sunup Club Update

What's Happening

Colleen Coons

Thank you to Guest Colleen Coons, Rotaract Chair for District 5495

Written by Chelsea Sederstrom, Edited by Lisa DeLeo

Colleen became the Rotaract Chair for our district in October 2021. She is the President Elect for her club in Mesa, AZ and also a mentor for R.Y.L.A. 

Rotaract is a service club for young people ages 18 and up who are dedicated to finding innovative solutions to the world's most pressing challenges while developing leadership skills and making friends from around the world.

Rotaract Clubs are members of Rotary International.  There are almost 12,000 Rotaract Clubs worldwide in 179 countries.

Their areas of focus are Promoting Peace, Fighting Disease, Providing Clean Water, Saving Mothers and Children, Supporting Education, Growing Local Economies and Protecting the Environment.

There are two types of clubs: university based clubs or community based clubs. 

Most Rotaract clubs are sponsored by Rotary Clubs. Just like Rotary clubs, they are based on service, leadership and fun. Members come from a wide range of backgrounds and life stages. 

Like Rotaract, Interact is a service based club but it is geared toward high school students. 


Interact and Rotaract members are the future Rotary leaders of tomorrow.  Learn more at: 

"Rotaract has the potential to propel Rotary International into the future as young adults come to the forefront of providing lifelong service throughout the world."


CRUTCHES4AFRICA Mobility Device Collection 

Saturday, January 28th 8:30am - 5pm @ Ponderosa Mini Storage 
555 6th Street

Remembering Sunupian Billie Fay (Johnson) Orr


Looking Ahead 


Interact District Conference

Our Interact Council is planning our Tenth Annual Interact District Conference, for Saturday, February 25, hosted by the Interact Club of Barry Goldwater High School in Phoenix.

Please reserve this date on your club calendar. Plan to bring as many of your club members as possible to this conference!

Interested?  Contact Laura Vanderberg or Christie Manning


Double Down Casino Night is Rolling Again!


Our Casino Night fundraiser is back!  All hands on deck needed to plan this event! 
Contact Jane Anne Shimizu. 928-636-4565 Ext. 4 or

Meeting Notes

Joke of the Day: Laura saw a pencil with two erasers,  it was pointless!
A Daily Courier was auctioned off today. Laura Vanderberg won a print and online membership worth $110.00
Connection Time:  Our Sargent encouraged everyone to talk to someone we haven't chatted with yet today.  
Previous member Gus Bergman joined the meeting today as the guest of John Stewart! Thanks John for the connection. 
John is back in action and enjoying a successful healing process post surgery. 
Quote of the Day from A.J. Sheridan"Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."Winston Churchill.

Join us! 

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

The Prez Says
Laura Vanderberg
member photo


Did you know that Saturday, January 21st is National Hugging Day?   It is! 
Giving and receiving hugs have a bunch of benefits including lowering stress levels and reducing the risk of heart disease.

You don't have to wait until National Hugging Day to give and receive the benefits of hugs. 
But in case you need a reason to share some extra hug goodness, here's your chance!
So, mark your calendars and show your appreciation to friends, family and anyone who looks like they could use a hug!
Sending  you all a virtual hug! 
Make it a great week!

Warm Regards,


Laura Vanderberg


Prescott Sunup Rotary

Jan 18, 2023
Sunup Club President Update
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Meeting Assignments
January 2023
Scholl, John
Registration, too
Hernandez, Richard
Set Up / Take Down
Ripley, Valard
Shimizu, Jane Anne
January 4
Harrington, Art
Song Selection
Berry, Jon
Thought for the Day
, Chelsea
Beyer, Dan
January 11
James, Whitney
Song Selection
Beyer, Dan
Thought for the Day
Sheridan, A.J.
Greenlee, Matt
January 18
Keys, Bob
Song Selection
Chester, Eric
Thought for the Day
Walker, Clent
Hernandez, Richard
January 25
Manning, Christine
Song Selection
Fohrman, Jerry
Thought for the Day
Wiederaenders, Timothy
James, Whitney
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Board of Directors Meeting
Hassayampa Yavapai Room
Nov 17, 2022 4:00 PM
Program Committee Meeting
Waffles & More
Dec 05, 2022 7:00 AM
Membership Committee Meeting
Founding Fathers
Dec 07, 2022 5:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Hassayampa Yavapai Room
Dec 15, 2022 4:00 PM
Program Committee Meeting
Waffles & More
Jan 02, 2023 7:00 AM
Membership Committee Meeting
Founding Fathers
Jan 04, 2023 5:00 PM
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