This Week's Speaker
Amy Bonney, Interim Chief
Prescott Police Department Update
Let's Make A Deal
A reminder that the club's "Let's Make A Deal" offer to match contributions to The Rotary Foundation's Annual Fund is a limited time offer.  Member contributions must be made by March 31, 2021.  Checks should be made payable to The Rotary Foundation, and be mailed to Art Harrington, Foundation Chair, 802 Oak Terrace Dr., Prescott 86301.
Last Meeting Highlights
The meeting was called to order at 7:00am by President Clent Walker who also gave the blessing.  A.J. Sheridan gave the Pledge of Allegiance and Jerry Fohrman the 4 Way Test.  Art Harrington gave the thought of the day:  Albert Einstein said:  "Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile."  Perfect for a Rotary meeting.
Announcements:Art Harrington reiterated again this week that the food drive we are having in April is an International Project week around the world.  We have involved Prescott Rotary, Frontier Rotary, The Interact clubs and Embry Riddle.  Total 6 different factions of Rotary will be spearheading the food drive at Findley Toyota on April 17th.  That week we also have a road cleanup project.  Rotarians throughout Arizona have declared April 17-24, 2021 “Rotary Week of Service” and we invite you to join us as we conduct community service projects throughout our communities, our state and the world! is the website Todd Created to show all of the projects in the Arizona districts.
Donna and Ray were the SGTS.  No Pin - $1, No participation in Rotary events - $1, (Raskin Wise Guy wanted to know if that included harassing Clent) - $2, Who did not read the clubs bylaws - $1, Name the new 2022 Prez Elect - $1 (it is Bud Ackerman), Not standing for the pledge - $1, Have not sponsored a new member - $1, What was the cover story topic on the Rotarian Magazine - $1, What college sport did Paul Harris play? - $1 (football)  Jim gave $20 for his son and grandson, 5 happy bucks from Donna and Ray for their covid shots, this Sunday there will be an impromptu event for Phil Goode’s run for mayor.  $12 happy bucks for Josh’s 12th bday, Bill Mosher gave happy bucks for his 1 mo. Old grandaughter’s successful surgery, Jerry Foohrman was happy to go to Napa, Phil Goode is happy about 6 signal lights timers going in on Willow Creek.  
The speaker was Brett McKeand – the District governor Elect as of July 1.  He spoke about promoting Rotary in Communities by promoting the Rotary Brand.  Brand Drives membership.  Because of Covid the foundation giving has gone way down.  In 2011, Rotary International hired the marketing firm Siegal & Gale to create a new marketing and brand campaign for Rotary.  It includes two elements, Brand and Voice. Brand is the image that comes to mind when you see the logo, Voice is the action taken by everyone in the organization to consistently back up that image in words, actions and activity.  Worldwide Rotary has 1.2 million members.  That number has remained stagnant for many years. 
In a survey done a few years ago:4 out of 10 people have heard of Rotary but only 31% of people in the US really understand what Rotary is or knows of a local club.  Our Vision:  Together we see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities and in ourselves.  Always use the most current logos for marketing purposes.
Week of Service Project
Regarding the club's multi-faceted Rotary Week of Service Project, our combined projects will actually run from April 17-25.  There is NOT an international canned food drive. There is an annual worldwide Rotarians at Work Day, which occurs on the last Saturday of April (on April 24 this year).  On that day each year, Rotary clubs around the world are urged to unite in working on some service project, of their club's own choosing.  Because a physical District Conference cannot be held this year, due to pandemic restrictions, DG Elizabeth Mahoney, along with her successors in the Governor line, decided to create this Rotary Week of Service, which would culminate on the Rotarians at Work Day.
Rather than select a different project, our Prescott Sunup Club decided to back a project already planned by our Prescott HS Interact Club — a Canned Food Drive — and to enable them to expand that project and make it bigger and better.  Subsequently, the Bradshaw Mountain HS Interact Club and the ERAU Silver Wings Rotaract Club, along with the Prescott Frontier and the Prescott Rotary Clubs, agreed to join in as partners on this joint project to collect nonperishable food items for the Yavapai County and the Community Cupboard Food Banks.   This is winding up being the largest joint community service project Rotary has ever attempted in the greater Prescott area, as these six clubs work together.
Our Rotary Week of Service Project will actually kick off on Saturday, April 17 with the Cruise-In for Vets Classic Car ShowIt will be held at the Gateway Mall, in the parking lot adjacent to the old Sears store — NOT at Findlay Toyota.  (When the Chino Valley Rotary Club turned in its charter, we inherited the sponsorship of this annual Car Show.)  Incorporated with the Car Show will be the kick-off for our Food Drive portion of our Rotary Week of Service, since all participants in the car show are being asked, via the attached publicity flyer, to bring nonperishable food items to benefit the Yavapai County Food Bank.  Our exhibit space at the Car Show will be the collection point for all of these food donations brought to the Car Show.
Our collection of nonperishable food items will continue that week, and it will culminate on that next weekend on Friday, Saturday & Sunday, April 23-25.  In addition to the high schools, we will have drop-off locations at Watters, Olsens' and TrueValue.  We are hoping to add a couple of additional drop-off locations in Prescott Valley, and are waiting for those to be identified.  Todd Clancy is developing an online-volunteer sign-up for shifts at those locations, between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., via our club's section on the new website, which has recently been created.
Also culminating our Rotary Week of Service will be our semi-annual Roadside Cleanup on that Saturday, April 24.
This is such a large and complex group of projects, I hope this explanation helps.  As an added note:  This Rotary Week of Service is going to become an annual event for our district.  I have that word from our next two District Governors.
Member Spotlight

    Donna Jacobs
There's the saying "third time is a charm" is quite true for me. After living in eight states, twice in AZ, throughout my 42 year healthcare career, we retired back to AZ for the 3rd time! After being raised on a farm in rural Iowa with a close knit circle of family/friends, I left farm life for city life to attend college. Looking back, I wouldn't have predicted that my Nursing career would lead to becoming a healthcare CEO exploring life in 8 states, including 20 years in Las Vegas, NV. I'm blessed to be married to an adventurous & supportive spouse, sharing this fantastic life journey for 43+ years.
President's Message
Clent Walker
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Greetings my fellow Sunupians,
I hope everyone enjoyed Friday’s snow and that your week is off to a great start. Les Brown once said “In every day, there are 1,440 minutes. That means we have 1,440 daily opportunities to make a positive impact.”
I want to thank Sun Up for all of the great things we have been doing during this pandemic, no one does it better. Have a great week and I hope to see you all Wednesday.
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