Meeting Wednesdays @ 6:30 am
The Hassayampa Inn
Next Meeting's Program: Karen Jones, Regional Economic Development Center at Yavapai College Update

What's Happening


Thank You Speakers: Abe Feder, PGA & Mexico Microcredit Project Committee Chairman & Barb Feder, District 5495 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force Chair

Written by Jane Anne Shimizu, Edited by Lisa DeLeo and quoted from Abe's Presentation

Abe and Barb delivered an inspiring presentation on "Empowering Women through Rotary Microcredit Programs" with a focus on Rotarian Microcredit Global Grant Projects in Sonora, Mexico.

Money invested in micro credit is one of the most successful investments to eradicate poverty anywhere in the world.  A micro credit lending project in Sonora Mexico is cosponsored by a Rotary club in Arizona as International Partner and a local Mexican Rotary Club in Sonora as host partner. 
This global grant project makes small business loans available to the poorest people in the poorest sections of Sonora Mexico through an existing Microcredit Financial Institution.  These small business loans provide capital to individuals to grow their own small business.  Borrowers are organized into borrowing groups of 4-8 individuals. This program is only based on Rotary Concepts and is completely non-government supported.
They shared this video for a greater perspective: "Immigration, World Poverty and Gumballs"

Please contact Abe Feder 602.622.7289, or to schedule a presentation or learn more.

Thank you to all who Participated in the Food Drive 

Thank you to all who participated in collecting a bounty of food.  We have about 70 boxes filled with cans & non-perishable items.  We are donating a total of $3,135.90 to The Yavapai County Food Bank and Prescott Community Cupboard!

Thank you to everyone who volunteered, donated, and worked on this project. Thank you Christy Manning  for all your coordination work & thank you volunteers and donors!  This is what Rotary is all about!  

Let's keep it going! 

We will be collecting canned foods at our 5/11 meeting also.


Friends of Prescott Library Opportunity - This Week!

The Friends of the Prescott Public Library is pleased to begin seeking ideas from the community about what they would like to see in a future branch library.  You are invited to a special meeting that seeks input from community members with expertise and interest in early childhood education: 
Thursday, May 12, 4-5 pm 
Founders Suite at Prescott Public Library 
We hope that you will attend and forward this invitation to other members of the early childhood education community who might be interested. 
Additionally, two public meetings will be held in the Founders Suite on the 1st floor of Prescott Public Library at 215 E. Goodwin St. in Prescott, with two opportunities to participate:  
Wednesday, May 11, 1-2 pm OR   Thursday, May 12, 5:30-6:30 pm  
Founders Suite at Prescott Public Library 
With the help of McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture, an experienced group in library space planning, Friends of Prescott Public Library will gather community input at meetings in May. McMillan Pazdan Smith will then compile information and use their expertise to create a report that includes size, spaces, and features necessary to create the kind of branch library the community needs as Prescott grows. Their report will also include projected budgets for hard and soft costs.  
In 2020, Luanne Leeson, a longtime library supporter, left a bequest of nearly $5 million to the Friends of the Prescott Public Library for the construction of a new library. With projected population growth in the north Prescott area, there is a clear need for library services in that part of the city. The City of Prescott has also expressed interest in a library that incorporates an environmental learning center in the Granite Dells. The library planning study will include research and input from the community about an environmental learning center as a component of a new library building.  
The report will be shared with the City of Prescott and the Friends will work with the City to determine the best way that the available Friends funds can be applied to the construction of a branch library. The City of Prescott will be the owners of any completed branch library and responsible for the professional staffing and operation.    
Although this is just the first step in a long process, the Friends of the Library are excited to help by providing a thorough analysis of the community need and requirements for a branch library and environmental learning center.  
For questions about the upcoming community meetings, please contact Prescott Public Library at 928.777.1500. For information about the Friends of the Prescott Public Library, visit .  
To learn more contact: Martha Baden Library Manager, Public Services Ph: 928-777-1519


During the month of May, the Prescott Valley Ace Hardware (7211 E 1st St, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314)  is sponsoring a "Round-Up" to help raise funds to send our Interact Ambassadors team to Kenya this summer.  Anyone shopping there simply has them "roundup" their purchase to the next dollar, with those extra cents helping to send our team in Kenya.

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!

District 5495 Annual District Conference at the Prescott Resort & Conference Center This Weekend!

Written by Arthur R. Harrington

It is being held at the Prescott Resort & Conference Center on Friday and Saturday, May 13-14.  The cost is $150, including all of the meals.  Don’t miss this great opportunity.  While all of the hotel rooms are sold out, that should not be a problem for those of us who live here in the Prescott area.   We can still register and attend.





VA Flag Pole Clean Up

When: Friday, May 13, 2022: Meet at 7:30am finish by 11AM
Where:  500 AZ-89, Prescott, AZ 86301
Info: Please RSVP to Christy Manning if you will be attending so we can add you to the shuttle list:
We have 30 volunteers already!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Cruise-in for Veterans Show & Food Drive

On Saturday, May 14th the Cruise-in for Veterans will be held from 9 AM - 3 PM up at the Gateway Mall between the old Sears building (now Espire Sports) and Texas Roadhouse.

Rotary will have a canopy set up along with brochures and signs about our club and the other Rotary clubs in Prescott, along with our large Rotary balloon, etc. This event will be great fun for all; lots of cool cars (two show cars representing Sunup), good food and music.  

Volunteers needed 11am-1pm and 3pm for take down. Please contact: Christy Manning

This is also a food drive, bring non-perishable foods monetary donations for the local food banks. 




Interact Club Blood Drives

When: Wednesday, May 25, 2022 : Time and exact campus location TBD 
When: Monday,  July 25, 2022 : Time and exact campus location TBD at Yavapai College
Info: Contact Art Harrington for more details:


Meeting Notes

Written by Jane Anne Shimizu
President Richard Hernandez announced we now have a Point of Sale ability in the morning to pay for breakfast. Starting next week we will not be able to take cash for breakfast.
President Richard Hernandez is looking for a volunteer to spend 30 minutes a month doing the assignments. 
The Club is looking for someone to donate a computer that they would be able to write off on their taxes.
Art Harrington announced he is interviewing applicants for the leadership conference.
Joe Sweeney announced the District Wide Rotary Blood drive. See above. 
Christy Manning is looking for volunteers for Cruise In For Vets. See above. 

Quote of the day: “You are what your deep, driving desire is. As your desire is, so is your will. As your will is, so is your deed. As your deed is, so is your destiny." ― Brihadaranyaka Upanishad


Do you have any announcements, photos of Rotary in Action or notes to include in newsletter? please send by end of day FRIDAY to Lisa DeLeo to appear in the following week's newsletters.  

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
member photo







It was great to see everyone Wednesday. I was also awesome to see the implementation of our Point of Sale system. We can now take payments digitally! Wow, we made it into the 21st Century. I want to thank John Scholl for helping to make it happen.

I also want to report that our new breakfast ordering system is working well. It is totally automated and only requires those that want to pay at the door to go to our web site and click the button to order a plate. This allows the automated system to tell the Hassayampa how much food to prepare and saves members money if they don't want to eat.

I really appreciate everyone’s patience on some of the changes we are implementing to make the processes easier.


See you all Wednesday.

Richard Hernandez


Prescott Sunup Rotary

May 11, 2022
Yavapai College Regional Economic Development Center Update
May 18, 2022
Rowle P. Simmons Adult Center Update
May 25, 2022
Bethany's Gait Ranch Veterans Rehab
Jun 01, 2022
Prescott College Americorps / Vista Update
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April 2022
Sheridan, A.J.
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Setup / Take Down
Ripley, Valard
April 6, 2022
Thought for the Day
Hernandez, Richard
Sgt.-at-Arms 1
Beyer, Dan
Keys, Bob
Harrington, Art
April 13, 2022
Thought for the Day
Huffman, Jim
Sgt.-at-Arms 1
Greenlee, Matt
Manning, Christine
Harrington, Art
April 20, 2022
Thought for Today
James, Whitney
Sgt.-at-Arms 1
Ripley, Valard
Sample, Steven
Harrington, Art
April 27, 2022
Thought for the Day
Keys, Bob
Sgt.-at-Arms 1
Shimizu, Jane Anne
Scholl, John
Harrington, Art
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Hassayampa Yavapai Room
May 19, 2022 4:00 PM
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Founding Fathers
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Hassayampa Yavapai Room
Jun 16, 2022 4:00 PM
Program Committee Meeting
Waffles & More
Jul 04, 2022 7:00 AM
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