This Week's Speaker
Laura Vanderberg
Self Awareness
Our long time friend and fellow Rotarian, Stan Steiner welcomes calls or emails during his illness.  You can reach him at:  1-928-925-3857 (mobile);
Last Meeting Highlights
Meeting was called to order by ClentLinda Mast said the prayer, Doug Ficke led the Pledge of Allegiance, Laura Vanderberg led the 4 way test. 
Eric Chester had the thought for the day by Muhammed Ali.  “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room her on Earth.”also“Life is short, so break all the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that made you smile.” - Mark Twain.
It was announced that Bradshaw Mtn. Interact club will join our food project drive. Par Wood has resigned due to health reasons.Cody Teeples was a guest of Jerry Fohrman
T&T were the SGTS.  No pins pay $1, wearingpants pay $1, Revision of bylaws – if you didn’t participate pay $1, Everyone who works pay $1, If you had your covid shot pay $1, if you have had your 2nd covid shot pay $2, If you are wearing make up pay $1, whoever said purrrrrfect paid $1, Clent paid $20 happy bucks for the SGTS great job.  T&T paid $5 for their septic system getting engineered, Jerry Fohrman gave $5 for Art Harrington, Barb Bruce gave $10 for the speaker today. Christy gave $5 for her kid starting baseball, Todd gave $10 sad bucks for Par leaving.
The speaker was Matt Hoskins of Touchmark Senior living home.  He is the Executive Director overseeing the retirement community.  He has been in senior living for 24 years.  He grew up in Blackfoot Idaho and has been in senior living all over the country.  Matt stated that the hardest phase of life is getting older not the angst we experience as teenagers.
There are 3 different living options at Touchmark, Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory care.  Prices ranges vary from $3,000 a month up to $9,000 a month depending on if you rent a studio, 1 bedroom w/ a den, 2 bedrooms 2 baths or a luxury penthouse.  Seniors move into Touchmark when home just isn’t working anymore, a fear for their safety.  The key to independent living is to meet new people and not be lonely.  In the assisted living residences at Touchmark at The Ranch, residents receive customized support to help them with day-to-day tasks.    Long Term Care insurance kicks in when you need assisted living and a nursing home is not an option.  Touchmark can provide care until the end of life. 
Their Memory Care unit is currently under construction.  Choosing memory care for a loved one is not a decision any family takes lightly. Helping people who live with Alzheimer’s or other age-related dementia requires a team of compassionate, specially-trained individuals who understand the importance of maintaining and building connections. Our upcoming memory care neighborhoods at Touchmark at The Ranch are being designed with comfortable living spaces that are easy to navigate and provide a balance of privacy and community engagement. The neighborhood will be a place to feel at home, with the peace of mind of 24-hour monitoring and available care. At every stage, your loved one deserves to live in good health with dignity and a sense of purpose. We strive to create ample opportunities every day for accomplishment, joy, and connection.
Matt Hoskins went through options for payment.  Touchmark does not accept state funded care as it lowers their quality of care.  He explained Medicare vs Medicaid.
Member Spotlight

    Richard Hernandez
I’m sure everyone has a story of how they ended up in the Prescott area. Mine started back in 1975. I was a very young college freshman in Tempe, AZ. Those of you old enough, will remember that the age of consumption in 1975 was 18. So, being no different than most other college students at the time I would come up to Whisky Row, because after all, I was an adult right? Well, on one of those Whisky Row trips I can remember saying to myself, I’m going to come back to this place someday. Fast forward 37 years, after living all over the country, I retired to my beautiful memory of Prescott AZ.
Ok, now you’re probably saying to yourself, where the heck was he for 37 years? We’ll back in the same ’75 era, I was desperately trying to pay my way through college. I had a job at Sears on Camelback as a night janitor making $2.88/hr. My roommate came home one day and told me that this company, UPS, was hiring at $3.25/hr. I didn’t hesitate to put in my application and got called for an interview.
Now in order for you to understand the significance of what I’m going to tell you next, I need to set the stage. I never had the honor of serving. I was however raised by my father, a decorated Marine and Drill Instructor at Camp Pendleton in So. Cal. I got more than a little taste of boot camp.
Anyway, back to my UPS story. I show up to my interview. The older gentleman behind the desk was “high and tight” dressed in slacks and a pristine starched white shirt and tie. He finished my interview, I thanked him for his time and got up to leave. As I was leaving, he rolled up his sleeves and on one arm was a tattoo. The USMC Marine Corps Bulldog. I said to him, you Sempre Fi Sir? He barked back, What the he!! do you know about Sempre Kid? I told him that my father was a DI at Pendleton. He knew my Father and told me to come back a 17:00 hours, I had the job!
I spent 37 years at UPS, all over the country and Europe. UPS was like home to me and in the end, allowed me to attain a high-level management position and eventually retire in my young 50’s; to beautiful Prescott.
One of the things that attracted me to Rotary was, Service before Self. I was not raised with a silver spoon in my mouth. I have been blessed to have been helped, mentored, and pushed by many along my journey. Without the generosity of others, I’m not sure my outcome would have been the same. I will forever be grateful. My father instilled in us the value of hard work. It’s not what you get for it, but what you become by it. Now I want to pay it forward.
I am blessed to have found my wife of 26 years, Annette, and for my three wonderful children, Brendan, Hayden, and Payton.
I am equally blessed to find friends like all of you at Sunup.
President's Message
Clent Walker
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Greetings my fellow Sunupians,
As always, I hope your week is off to a great start and that your weekend was pleasant. Just a remainder to everyone that the “Rotary at Work Week” is fast approaching and there’s room for everyone to participate. We’re asking that everyone that can please do your part to support the Rotary Clubs of Prescott as we continue to make a difference in our communities.
For more details on our club projects, please contact one of our Community Service Committee members. I look forward to seeing you all at Wednesday’s meeting, and remember to invite a friend.
Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success …  Henry Ford.
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