This Week's Speaker

Sarah Tuberty

Disability Advocacy




Program Committee Meets First Monday of the Month, 7:00 am Waffles & More

Membership Committee Meets Second Monday of the Month, 7:00am Waffles & More
Board of Directors Meeting, Third Thursday of the month, 4:00pm On-line
Last Meeting Highlights
The meeting was called to order at 7:00.  There were 29 members on the zoom meeting.
Clent did the Invocation, John Stewart did the Pledge, and Pres did the 4-Way Test.
Art’s thought for the day quoted Brenda Cressey, the immediate past Chair of The Rotary Foundation Board of Trustees: "If we could spread love as quickly as we spread hate and negativity, what an amazing world we would live in!"
Bud is in talks with El Gato Azul, the Prescott Lakes Restaurant or maybe Antelope Hills.  Approximately 80 % of our members voted to meet in person again. Make sure to email Eric with your happy buck and fine donations at
Speaker was Prescott Mayor Greg Mengarelli.  He thanked the Prescott Police Department and the Sherriff’s office for the great job they did the night of the demonstration.  He covered topics regarding the opening of restaurants and bars that serve food in Prescott.  Shopping local would be good for all. He is trying to ensure we can do events on the square again.   March taxable activity is down by ½.  Hotels and Restaurants are down more.  
Greg covered the FY21 Budget summary.  Because we will not be collecting a lot of revenue due to many of the weekend activities being cancelled the FY21 budget will be limited.  No annual merit or other employee pay increases are authorized in the budget.  If revenues recover a contingency has been included to allow council to reinstate the annual merit. No new positions or conversion of temp employees to permanent are authorized in this budget. 
$19 million of projects have been deferred or placed on hold depending on revenue recovery including:
  • Vehicle replacements for Police patrol, building inspection and other departments
  • Facilities repair including City Hall roof and Parking Garage stair replacement
  • Recreation improvements including lower Goldwater Lake and Granite Creek Corridor Street projects such as the pavement preservation program and Penn Avenue/Eastwood Drive Reconstruction.
He reported on the LOI Project started by Phil Goode.  They will vote on June 9th.  This project creates a park with 1100 acres of land.  It would preserve the airport and the area around the airport.   We will get a federal grant to secure this project. The city got $5 million for Corona Virus offset.  They don’t know yet how the money will be spent.  90% of the water traded comes back to us as permanent recharge for section 33 (Deep Well Ranch). 
Mengarelli stated the Parade will happen by extending 3 blocks.  The County health director is working with the city on the plans.  Hopefully the Rodeo will go on.  Still waiting for the Governor to give us the go on Phase 2.  The Whiskey Off Road bike race was cancelled until next April.
Navajo Food/Cleaning Supplies Drive
The Frontier Rotary Navajo Food/Cleaning Supplies Drive was a huge success. The three day drive, held at Watters Nursery, resulted in completely filling one 20 ft. bed truck by Saturday and a second 26 ft. bed truck Sunday with an estimated 30 thousand pounds of perishable food and cleaning supplies. Sunup Rotary was proud to participate in this effort by volunteering time as well as donations by our members.
AJ participated on the drive from about noon to the end of day at 5 pm on Friday as well as shifts on Sunday, having also worked to put together the wood base to go under our new inflatable Rotary Wheel.
Todd and Xiao Zhu worked the Sunday morning shift and they are part of the convoy transporting the supplies to the Navajo Nation in Window Rock, AZ on Monday.
  What an amazing haul! Way to go Rotary!
President's Message
Jerry Fohrman
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Good Morning Sunupians,
We had a really informative meeting last week, the mayor of Prescott filled us in on quite a bit of good information. The process to get back to in person meetings is coming along nicely, here is hoping we can start meeting in person very soon. I look forward to seeing all of you virtually this Wednesday AM.
When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. Confucius
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