Meeting Wednesdays @ 6:30 am
The Hassayampa Inn
This week's Program: Larry Stephens, City of Prescott "Graffiti Removal Program"
No Meetings 12/22 and 12/29 

What's Happening

Laura Vanderberg jingles all the way for the Salvation Army

Thank you Bell Ringers

Thank you to everyone who participated in Salvation Army bell ringing. Thank you to Todd Clancy for organizing the events. Thank you to A. J. Sheridan and Better Homes & Garden/Bloom Tree Realty for hosting the space and the cookies.

We'll be out again 12/18 & 12/19 spreading the cheer and letting everyone know that Salvation Army and the Sunupians are here!


Camp Wamatochick Service Project Update 

Written by Art Harrington 
The winterizing of Cabin 12 at Camp Wamatochick so it can be used year-around is underway.
Join Prescott Sunup Rotary workday on Saturday, January 22nd assembling new steel bunks and painting. 
If you'd like to work with us on this project, please email Art Harrington at (
Considerable progress was made on our first work day winterization project at Camp Wamatochick. 
In spite of the 21-degree frigid weather, our 6-member work crew: Matt Greenlee, Jim Huffman, Steve Sample, Cisco Ortiz, Bud Ackerman and Art Harrington, accomplished a lot and worked well under Crew Chief Matt's experienced leadership. 
The windows are all installed and most of the electrical work has been finished.  Extensive caulking sealed all of the existing cracks and other openings in the cabin walls.  Additional framing and reinforcing strengthened the structure.  Foam insulation sheets were cut and tacked in place on the ceiling and walls.  Then the crew began the toughest work of applying the sheetrock on the ceiling. 
Camp Manager Mike Strait, along with his maintenance assistant Paul, will carry on from where our crew left off.
Our thanks to those who served on this work crew and to Roxanne and Mike Strait for providing a delicious pizza lunch for our workers. 
Our next Camp Cabin Workday is scheduled for Saturday, January 22nd.  Join us!

Camp Manager Mike Strait, Jim Huffman, Crew Chief Matt Greenlee and Steve Sample planning for the next sheet of ceiling insulation.

Mike Strait holds up a sheet of foam ceiling insulation as Jim HuffmanSteve Sample and Matt Greenlee tack it into place.                                                                                                   

Cisco Ortiz and Bud Ackerman work as a team to cut and install insulation sheets on the back wall of the cabin.


Interact District 5495 Blood Drive

Written by Art Harrington
Our Prescott High Interact was the first club in our district to sign up to help make our first-ever Interact Virtual Blood Drive a success.   
The club's flyer includes both a link and a QR code to use to sign up to donate blood to help save lives during the holidays. 
By using that link or code to pledge blood and schedule an appointment at one of the dates and locations in this area, credit is given to our PHS Interact Club. 
The Interact club which recruits the most donors before January 7th will receive free registration for all of its members to our Interact District Conference at Centennial High School in Peoria on February 26th.  Help make a difference!



Jazz From the Heart Prescott Sunup Rotary Foundation Fundraiser

Friday, February 11th, 2022  6PM - 9PM

Hassayampa Inn - Marina Room

Our Annual Fundraiser will take place Friday, February 11th @ Hassayampa Marina Room.

Cash Donations or items for silent auction are needed. Please collect donations from the community. We are making progress but need more large donations. Please focus on Sponsorships at the levels of $5k, $2,500, $1k & $500.00.  

Contact Donna Jacobs or Jane Anne Shimizu for more details.

Sunup Rotary Club, a 501(c)(3) organization, is seeking community support for sponsorships, donated items and/or services. Raffle drawings, as well as live and silent auctions will be featured throughout the evening.

Proceeds of this event will provide scholarships to worthy, local area high school students, as well as directly enrich our youth in Yavapai County

We appreciate your support and belief in our mission to improve the quality of life for the children in our community.
Thank you for participating with donations and spreading the word! 




It's that time of year again when Rotarians from the three Prescott Area Rotary clubs are asked to assist with the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards program.
Please volunteer your pickup or large SUV at RYLA (or as a driver of someone else's pickup/SUV) on the morning of January 15 or 16, 2022 (Sat or Sun) to transport delegates from the main camp area through the woods to the high Ropes course (about a half mile). 2.5-hour shifts are available: 7:00-9:30 and/or 9:30-noon.
Camp Pine Rock - right here in Prescott, will again be the site for RYLA, which will again be held over the Martin Luther King weekend, Friday to Monday, January 14-17, 2022. Individual members from the clubs in our Area have traditionally provided this simple, yet integral service for the RYLA delegates.
Here's how to get involved:
1. Contact indicating that you would like to serve and your day and time preference. Having your own pickup or LARGE SUV is recommended, but we have a couple available for you to drive if needed.
2. Register as a volunteer at RYLA  You will be required to upload a picture of yourself in the registration form and a copy of your Covid vaccination card within the Health form. An email acknowledging your successful registration will immediately be sent to you.
3. Within a few days you will receive an additional email asking that you fill out a background check form. This is required for all RYLA volunteers every year.  Among other information, you will need to fill in your Social Security number on the form.
Thank you for providing this service to our Rotary community and our RYLA delegates.
Noel DeSousa
D-5495 RYLA Committee Camp Liaison

Meeting Notes

No meetings 12/22 and 12/29 in celebration of the holidays. 

As this year comes to an end, let us rejoice in our shared successes and certainty that we can achieve greatness locally and globally together.

May the new year bring prosperity, accomplishments, peace and compassion for all people.

May you all have a blessed, peaceful and healthy holiday season!

President's Message
Richard Hernandez
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Fellow Sunupians, 
What as great evening we had at the Christmas Party! It was an awesome time of friendship and good times.
We missed everyone who couldn't attend,  but we lifted our glasses to all Rotarians past, present, and future.
Tony, I hope we made you proud.
I wanted to say thank you to all those who made the evening possible.  You know who you are!
And a special thanks to Bob Shimizu for his smooth licks.
Well, we are approaching 2022 and I can’t wait to see what we accomplish next year.
See you all Wednesday for our last 2021 meeting.
Have a blessed day,
December 13,  2021
Dec 15, 2021
City of Prescott: Grafitti Removal Program
Dec 22, 2021
Dec 29, 2021
Jan 05, 2022
Let's Make a Deal! Annual Rotary Appeal
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Meeting Assignments
Nov/Dec 2021
Clancy, Todd
Fohrman, Jerry
Setup / Take Down
Huffman, Jim
December 15, 2021
Thought for the Day
Vanderberg, Laura
Walker, Clent
Askerman, Doug
Jacobs, Donna
Upcoming Events
Board of Directors Meeting
YCC Prescott Valley
Dec 16, 2021 4:00 PM
Program Committee Meeting
Waffles & More
Jan 03, 2022 7:00 AM
Board of Directors Meeting
YCC Prescott Valley
Jan 20, 2022 4:00 PM
Program Committee Meeting
Waffles & More
Feb 07, 2022 7:00 AM
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Treasurer BOD
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Youth Service BOD Director
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