Meeting Wednesdays @ 6:30 am
The Hassayampa Inn
Next Meeting's Program:  Clifford Brad, Athletic Director of Yavapai College "Yavapai College Sports Update"

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Thank you to this week's presenter:  Fire Chief Scott Freitag "Central Arizona Fire & Medical Authority Update & Tour"


Written by Jane Anne Shimizu

Chief Scott Freitag currently serves as the Fire Chief for the Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority.  He began his emergency services career in 1993 as an EMT and Emergency Medical Dispatcher in St. Louis, MO. He attained his paramedic certification in 1994, and left a private EMS service for the St. Charles Fire Department in 1995.

After 10 years with the City of St. Charles, he accepted a position as Assistant Chief of Operation for the Cottleville Fire Protection District where he served for 8 years.

Freitag accepted the position of Fire Chief with the Chino Valley Arizona Fire District in August of 2013. In July of 2014, he became the Chief of the Central Yavapai Fire District as well as Chino Valley Fire District under a Joint Management Agreement between the two agencies.

As of July 1, 2016 the two organizations were blended to become the Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority.

In addition to his emergency services career, Chief Freitag has served as an adjunct professor for Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO as well as Northern Arizona University.

He has earned his Associate Degree in Fire Science, a Bachelor Degree in Mass Communications and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.

Freitag has completed the Executive Fire Officer Program (EFOP) through the National Fire Academy, and has earned his Chief Fire Officer (CFO) certification through the Center for Public Safety Excellence. He holds numerous other fire service certifications through both State and Federal agencies.

Following his program,  Fire Chief Scott Freitag and Captain Eric Merrill offered us a tour of their training facility located at 8603 E Eastridge Drive in Prescott Valley.  The training academy is a very comprehensive, first class, facility that serves as a training venue for firefighters, law enforcement officers and EMTs.  It is most always busy with training classes for the various groups. 

Learn more at:

Photos by A.J. Sheridan of the Training Facility truck bay and classroom. 




Thank you to everyone who made Jazz From the Heart Prescott Sunup Rotary Foundation Fundraiser a huge success!

Jane Anne Shimizu confirmed that the fundraiser was a total success!  "We raised over $20,500!"

Photos by Christy Manning




Thank you to our Generous Sponsors!

List provided by Jane Anne Shimizu

A.J. Sheridan – Bloomtree Realty
Ace Hardware
Allegra Design & Printing
Antelope Hills Golf
BBQ Pizzazz
Be Simple
Bella’s Home Furnishing
Berry’s Pies Raffle
Bliss Salon
Bob Shimizu Quartet
Glen Hammond
Capitol Canyon Club
Discount Tire
Framer’s Market
Dr. Whitney James
Embry Riddle University
Eric Chester
Faye Humphrey
Findley Toyota & GM
Frontier Rotary
Great Circle Media
Greenlee Designer Surfaces
Gunsite Academy
Harbor Freight
Heritage Memory Mortuary
Jerry & Eva Hulm
Jerry Fohrman
Ken Christopherson
Justin Henderson Antelope Hills
Olive U Naturally
KMF Real Estate
Jay’s Birdbarn
Lawyers Title
Lori McDonald – Masseuse
Mayor Phil Goode
ONE AZ Credit Union
Prescott Fire Department 
Prescott Lakes Golf 
Prescott Lakes Restaurant
Raskin’s Jewelers
Ray & Donna Jacobs
Stone Ridge 
Talking Rock
The Finn Restaurant
The Frame and I
Torme Bistro
Tractor Supply Raffle
Trader Joes Raffle
True Value Hardware
Watters Garden Center
Yavapai College


Camp Wamatochick Service Project

Thank you to everyone who participated in the bunk bed assembly portion of the winterization Process for Cabin #112.  Including Guests: DeZsa Dumay, President of the Silverwings Rotaract Club Dakota Ross and Rachel Sowyrda,  Members of the Silverwings Rotaract Club and Dr. Whitney James' sons.

From Left to Right: A.J. Sheridan, Youth Services Liaison to Rotaract Club,  DeZsa Dumay, President of the Silverwings Rotaract Club; Dakota Ross and Rachel Sowyrda,  Members of the Silverwings Rotaract Club


Written by A.J. Sheridan, Youth Services Liaison to Rotaract Club
We have finally established a great linkage with our Rotaract club at ERAU.  We had three members help with the work project at Camp Wamatochick Sunday: DeZsa Dumay, President of the Silverwings Rotaract Club and members Dakota Ross and Rachel Sowyrda. 
I attended their meeting Sunday evening. At their meeting I connected with their program/project chairperson and found that they have two projects coming up shortly. Join us in supporting Rotaract!
On, Tuesday 2/22 if you buy a meal from Panda Express they will donate 28% of anything spent back to the SilverWings/Rotaract club. 
Use this website to order on line. at checkout, use this code in the coupon box: VFR907036

Looking Ahead:


“Rotary Week of Service.” Our efforts to provide assistance continue throughout the year, and we invite you to join us as we conduct community service projects throughout our communities, our state and the world!

2022 Rotary Week of Service the clubs will be cleaning up the Mike Fann Community Skate Park on Saturday April 9th : Time TBD 

799 East Willis St. #701, Prescott, AZ 86301

Contact Christy Manning for more details:


Christy Manning announced that the Community Service Committee will be hosting a Flag Pole clean Up at the VA on Friday, May 13, 2022: Time TBD. Contact her for more details:
The Interact Club will be doing a Blood Drive Wednesday, May 25, 2022 : Time and exact campus location TBD and Monday,  July 25, 2022 : Time and exact campus location TBD at Yavapai College

Meeting Notes: 

Written by Jane Anne Shimizu and Lisa DeLeo

Guests included: Future Sunupian Tim Wiederaenders as well as: Brad Gamble,  Jeff Huff, Don Whitman and Beth Murphy, Rotarian visitors from Anthem, AZ who raise funds for homeless children in Mayer. Keep up the great work! 

Club Service Director and Board Member Donna Jacobs and her husband Ray Jacobs announced they'll be leaving our group to spend more time traveling and enjoying family. Donna and Ray are true Rotarians and will be missed. They live the model of “Service Above Self.”

Regretfully, several of our beloved members have taken leaves of absence. We wish them the best of luck until we see them again.

If anyone knows of members who might be interested in joining our program group please encourage them to get in touch with Jane Anne Shimizu

Jane Anne Shimizu
Director of Marketing
928-636-4565 Ext. 4

President's Message
Richard Hernandez
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I wanted to share some sad but, in many ways, happy news. If you have not already heard, Donna and Ray Jacobs have decided to spend a little more time enjoying retirement. They intend to travel and spend more time with family. This is sad for me because they are true Rotarians who will be very much missed at Sunup. Donna has been a respected voice on our board and an active member in all that is Sunup. Ray was always available when we needed help.

Donna, Ray, we wish you both safe travels and thank you for all you have done and shared with us.

You know where we’ll be on Wednesday mornings. Stop by when you can.

I also want to thank the many who helped make our charity event, Jazz from the Heart, a huge success!

Everyone from the staff at Hassayampa, Bob and his fellow musicians, our sponsors, everyone who contributed, and of course all of the Rotarians who worked day and night.

What an outpouring of love and support for our community.

Many will benefit from your generosity and hard work!

God Bless,


Richard Hernandez

Prescott Sunup Rotary


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Founding Fathers
Mar 02, 2022 5:00 PM
Program Committee Meeting
Waffles & More
Mar 07, 2022 7:00 AM
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Hassayampa Yavapai Room
Mar 17, 2022 4:00 PM
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Waffles & More
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 Help Spread Sunshine:  If you currently know any Rotary members who are going through challenging times or if you'd like to volunteer to make calls and send cards to members and their families during sickness, hospitalization or loss, contact Donna Jacobs, Club Service Director to learn more: