Meeting Wednesday's @ 6:30 am
The Hassayampa Inn
This Week's Speaker: 
What's Happening

Help the Yavapai Humane Society

The Humane Society is in need of towels for all of the dogs, puppies, cats and kittens they rescue and serve.
Please bring any towels you can spare to our Meeting on July 14th. 
Thank you Christy Manning for spearheading the collection box at the meeting and delivery.
You can also drop off directly at: Yavapai  Humane Society: 625 Sundog Ranch Rd, Prescott, AZ 86301 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm. Saturday & Sunday 11:30 pm – 4:30 pm. Closed to the public on Wednesdays.

Prescott's 5th Annual Charity Auction

Jane Anne Shimizu encouraged us all to support the U.S. Vets of Prescott by visiting the Prescott 5th Annual Charity Auction that starts 7/18 and ends 7/25 online. 

Go to: to participate.

All proceeds will benefit U.S.VETS,  Prescott’s ongoing programs serving homeless and at risk veterans through the provision of housing, case management, counseling, career development and comprehensive support.



Thank you from The Prescott Police Department

Christy Manning shared a letter of thanks from the Prescott Police Foundation Board of Directors to the Sunup Rotary Club for our donation of $200.00.   The funds will be support of the Prescott Police Department and Community, including:

  • The Prescott K-9 Unit, the K-9s, and K-9 events
  • Citizens on Patrol
  • The Police Explorer Post
  • The Role Model Scholarship Program at Prescott High School
  • Prescott's Community events
  • The Annual Police Awards Banquet
  • The purchase of un-budgeted equipment and supplies
  • Shop with a Cop
  • Membership Options

The Rotary District 5495 2020-2021 Year End Celebration and 2021 Governor Installation 

We look forward to a great report from all those who attended!



Thank you Guest Speaker Dan Palm 


Educator & Public Speaker Dan Palm serves as the Associate Vice President for Global Affairs at the University of Arizona. He was born and raised in Northern Arizona and currently resides in Tucson, Arizona with his wife and two sons. Dan holds an M.A. in Leading Innovation and Change from York St. John University, York, England and a B.A. in History from Northern Arizona University. He is a speaker of Mandarin Chinese and lived four years in Beijing, China, two of which he engaged in research and study at Beijing International Studies University.

Dan gave an enlightening and comprehensive presentation titled: "What's the World to do about Communist Capitalists?"

Having lived and studied in China and as a speaker of Mandarin Chinese, Dan shared of the rising global influence of China. His insights captured the magnitude of the investments being made by China to overtake the U.S. as an economic, educational, military and research powerhouse. 

From Dan's experience,  China’s view of the world is that we’ve entered a new kind of “Cold War” with the U.S. with the goal of displacing U.S. primacy in Asia and the globe.

Suggestions on how the United States can respond to this growing challenge include:

  • Stand up for Democratic Principles Globally
  • Defend Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Religion, Liberty and Justice for all, and Universal Human Rights
  • Invest in U.S. Education & Research
  • Strengthen Foreign Influence Laws to prevent foreign proxies from influencing our system
  • Speak against acts of interference, censorship, and harassment
  • Continue to compete for global and economic influence
  • Build U.S. Military and alliance to meet sustained challenge

To learn more about this fascinating topic or others that Dan lectures on, visit:



Art Harrington shared that Rotaract Ambassadors Teams to Kenya and also to Central Mexico depart this week.   Wish them well as they depart on July 12th for the Crutches for Africa program and on July 14th for the Crutches for Mexico program.  Learn more about their work here:


Meeting Notes

Richard Hernandez called his first meeting as President to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance.  Donna Jacobs led the prayer, The 4 way test by John Scholl. Clent Walker was the Sergeant-at-Arms.  Registration was done by Dr. Whitney James.  Scott Weldy was the greeter. 

Doug Ficke shared this thought for the day: "Your talent determine what you can do. Your motivation determine how much you are willing to do. Your attitude determine how well you do it." Lou Holz 

Guests today included Rotary Community Service Volunteer, Snack Shack Volunteer and wife of Todd Clancy Xiao Zhu Clancy.   Dawn Lewis, Veterans Affairs & Susan G. Komen Volunteer was the guest of Donna Jacobson. Other guests included: Garret Barstad, son of Greg Barstad;  Ed Greenberg, Teacher, Trainer and Founder of Hound Dog Hearing;  Trysta Castro, one of our Rotary Scholarship Recipients and her mother Tracie Castro. 


President's Message
Richard Hernandez
member photo
Greetings fellow Sunup Rotarians,
As the saying goes, “When one door closes, another one opens.” I know we have all said it but, I thought I’d put it in the record, so to speak.
Clent, I have some big shoes to fill and I’ll give it all I have. You are a true inspiration!
I can’t wait to get started and I know we have a great team who have already stepped up to take on, in some cases like me, additional new to them duties. This is important for a couple of reasons. First, it gives many in our club a much needed break. They have been carrying the the load for a while and they fly under the radar. Humility is a virtue and these Rotarian exemplify it. Second, the new leadership is bringing a noticeable refreshed enthusiasm to our club. I am so looking forward to what we accomplish together this year.
At next Wednesday's meeting I will lay out my vision for the coming year. We will also introduce the board and give them a few minutes for them to give committee updates.
I hope you all find time to join us. A fun time is to be had by all…
God bless,
July 12, 2021
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Meeting Assignments
July 2020
James, Whitney
Greeter 1
Weldy, Scott
Setup / Take Down
Moeller, Bruce
July 14, 2021
Thought for the Day
Fohrman, Jerry
Sgt.-at-Arms 1
Shimizu, Jane Anne
Harrington, Sharon
Jacobs, Donna
July 21, 2021
Thought for Today
Greenlee, Matt
Sgt.-at-Arms 1
Raskin, Greg
Huffman, Jim
Mast, Linda
July 28, 2021
Thought for the Day
Hammond, Glen
Sgt.-at-Arms 1
Greenlee, Matt
Jacobs, Donna
Walker, Clent
Upcoming Events
Program Committee Meeting
Aug 02, 2021 7:00 AM
Board of Directors Meeting
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Aug 19, 2021 4:00 PM
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Membership Committee Meeting
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Sep 13, 2021 5:21 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
YCC Prescott Valley
Sep 16, 2021 4:00 PM
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