Meeting Wednesdays @ 6:30 am
The Hassayampa Inn

This Week's Program: Sheri Heiney, President of Prescott Chamber of Commerce



What's Happening

People Who Care Golf Tournament

Sunupian Christy Manning is a board member of People Who Care. You don't have to play in the tournament or be present to win. Tournament Includes: Hole-in-one prizes on all par 3's. 50/50 Raffle, Mulligans, and Silent Auction.  All proceeds will be used to support the mission of People Who Care in the Quad Cities. Learn more here:
311 E Smoke Tree Lane
Prescott, AZ 86301
The Club at Prescott Lakes

Roadside Cleanup Saturday, October 23rd 

Join Sunup Rotary and Interact for a 1 mile roadside clean up

Where: Meet at the Safeway parking lot 450 White Spar Road, Prescott 86303

When: Saturday  10/23 at 9am

Bring: Wear your yellow Rotary shirt

Call Doug Ficke for more information : 406-750-9390


Thank you to Guest Stan Goligoski, Executive Director Yavapai Education Service Agency, Yavapai Justice and Mental Health Coalition on "Afghanistan"

Thank you Stan for your boundless service in Prescott and across the globe, and for an informative and inspiring presentation.  During his service in Afghanistan, Stan said "never forgetting where he came from" made all the difference in his missions. 

Written by Prescott Area Leadership

"Stan Goligoski serves on the Mayors Commission on Veterans Initiatives and was integral to Prescott being named Most Veteran-Friendly City in Arizona. Working with Federal and Arizona Corporation Commissions, Stan brought robust, reliable and inexpensive broadband fiber lines to over 72 schools and libraries in Yavapai County, as well as rural sheriff and fire outposts. Stan is the president of the Prescott Community YMCA board and serves on: the Boys and Girls Club state panel to determine the Arizona Youth of the Year; Boys State as speaker on behalf of veterans; the First Things First Yavapai Regional Council; the Yavapai County Criminal Justice and Mental Health Coalition; and the Prescott Unified School District Education Foundation. Says Stan, “regardless of my rank or status in any organization, what drove me most was . . . empowering others.”


The New All Vets Memorial Plaque Dedication

As published in the Prescott Daily Courier,  September 30, 2021 5:50 p.m.
(Photo Credit: Cindy Barks/Courier)
Yavapai County Supervisor Harry Oberg, right, talks to the crowd during a Tuesday, September 28, 2021 re-dedication of the All Veterans Memorial on the Yavapai County Courthouse Plaza. Other speakers for the ceremony – from left, Tony Shaw, John Stewart of Sunup Rotary, Prescott Mayor Phil Goode, and Yavapai County Supervisors Board Chair Craig Brown – look on. To read it on the web, tap here:
Additional photos below provided by 2003-04 District 5490 Governor Don Schiller.
Thank you so much to everyone who attended the P.A.S.S.  Appreciation BBQ, we will never be able to thank you enough for all you do!
And congratulations again to Christy Manning's son Logan Manning received the "Youngest Volunteer award. Way to go Logan! 
On Wednesday, October 20th from 1-4 pm we are having our 5th annual open house at the Prescott Women and Children’s Shelter  and we hope to see you there!
We have quite a few pots, pans, and other dishes at the shelter. Please stop by Monday to Friday 9 am to noon, or any day 5 pm to 8 pm to pick them up, or if a different time works better for you, let me know and we can arrange it!
Below are the open and taken dates for October, please let me know if you can take an open date.
In addition to the dates that Sunup sponsors these are additional Open Dates available for anyone to sponsor as an individual
Sunday, October 3rd
Saturday, October 9th
Monday, October 11th
Saturday, October 16th
Sunday, October 17th


Thank you!
Director of Programs
Prescott Area Shelter Services
Holiday Party | Miramar Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce -  Miramar Pembroke Pines Regional Chamber of Commerce

Holiday Party Planning Committee

Volunteers needed to plan this year's holiday party!  Email Donna Jacobs for more details: 


Dolly Parton Imagination Library

Written by A.J. Sheridan, Art Harrington and Ben Tuttle, former Club Secretary of Prescott Sunup Rotary

Did you know that Prescott’s three Rotary sponsor a Dolly Parton Imagination Library to benefit the children here in the Prescott area?   

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is dedicated to inspiring a love of reading by gifting books free of charge to children from birth to age five, through funding shared by Dolly Parton and local community partners in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Republic of Ireland.

Inspired by her father’s inability to read and write Dolly started her Imagination Library in 1995 for the children within her home county. Today, her program spans five countries and gifts over 1 million free books each month to children around the world. Click here to read more about this amazing program.

Each Rotary club pledged to provide monies via district grants of $4,000 for a total of $12,000 for three years to help get it started and the balance of the funds come from a Rotary Foundation District Grant. The intention is to serve children in the quad city area.  We started in Prescott, quickly expanded to Prescott Valley and Chino Valley and now cover Dewey-Humboldt also. 

This is our third year and we hope that the three clubs will continue to support this great literacy program.   It is designed to provide children with an age appropriate  book a month from birth to age 5. The books come with suggestions parents can us in reading to their children.  This has been networked through Pediatricians, hospitals, the library children’s reading program among other sources. We are Just starting to broaden the awareness.  

We are in transition to being a direct affiliate/partner with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Foundation. Our name is now the Imagination Library of Prescott Area. Just became a 501C3 and are completing the transition.  

Join us in this important work! We are currently recruiting members to be on the board of directors and seeking donors.  

Stay tuned for an upcoming speaker presentation to all of the Prescott Rotary clubs.  

Learn more about Prescott Area Imagination Library here:

Learn more about Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library here:



Looking ahead:

Our Annual Fundraiser will take place Friday, February 11th @ Hassayampa Marina Room. Consider donating cash or items for silent auction. Contact Donna Jacobs or Jane Anne Shimizu for more details.
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.


Meeting Notes

Phil Goode led us in prayer. Thanks to  Donna Jacobs for including one on our outstanding new placemat.  Dan Beyer was the Sergeant-at-Arms.  Bill Mosher was our Registrar. Scott Weldy was the greeter. Jerry Hulm did Setup & Take Down.

Jim Huffman  shared this thought for the day:  “You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life.” – Zig Ziglar

Our guests included:  Jon Lenander of Queen Creek, AZ Rotary.  Eddie Powell of Buckston Maine who will be moving to Prescott soon. Eddie generously brought homemade maple syrup which was raffled off and put in this week's collection. That made Happy Bucks all the sweeter!

Francisco Ortiz y Davis, Director of Career & Technical Education at Prescott High School joined us and reported in that the Interact club had made contact with the Ambernath, India club.

President's Message
Richard Hernandez
member photo
Hello fellow Rotarians,
What an awesome meeting we had Wednesday. It was nice to see the room full again.
Thanks for rolling with the ticket raffle adaptation. I actually think it went over pretty good, way to adapt and over come. How cool was the gift our visiting Rotarian Ed brought? Home made made maple syrup! Then when the bidding started and Greg slammed the door, that was awesome!
I can’t wait for this week's meeting.
Take care for now,
October 4, 2021
Oct 13, 2021
Prescott Chamber
Oct 20, 2021
Prescott Regional Opportunity Foundation
Oct 27, 2021
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Meeting Assignments
October 2021
Askerman, Doug
Barstad, Greg
Setup / Take Down
Ackerman, Bud
October 6, 2021
Thought for the Day
Mosher, William
Sgt.-at-Arms 1
Greenlee, Matt
Scholl, John
Harrington, Art
October 13, 2021
Thought for the Day
Noble, Larry
Sgt.-at-Arms 1
Raskin, Greg
Sheridan, A.J.
Jacobs, Donna
October 20, 2021
Thought for Today
Oberg, Harry
Sgt.-at-Arms 1
Shimizu, Jane Anne
Stewart, John
Harrington, Art
October 27, 2021
Thought for the Day
Raskin, Greg
Sgt.-at-Arms 1
Walker, Clent
Shimizu, Jane Anne
Walker, Clent
Upcoming Events
Board of Directors Meeting
YCC Prescott Valley
Oct 21, 2021 4:00 PM
White Spar Road Cleanup
Oct 23, 2021
Program Committee Meeting
Waffles & More
Nov 01, 2021 7:00 AM
Board of Directors Meeting
YCC Prescott Valley
Nov 18, 2021 4:00 PM
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