Meeting Wednesdays @ 6:30 am
The Hassayampa Inn
Next Meeting's Program:  Tim Carter, Yavapai County School Superintendent

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Thank you to Speaker Art Harrington Rotary's "Polio Eradication End Game"

Written by Art Harrington

Scheduled guest speaker Abe Feder had to postpone his visit and has been rescheduled for May 4th, 2022 to talk about the Rotary Microcredit programs.   

In Abe's place, Art Harrington gave the update on the Polio Eradication End Game. He shared Carol Pandak's presentation on the organizational and statistical aspects of Rotary's longstanding battle to eradicate polio.

It showed a top-level explanation of how it all works, including the immense organization, the relationships with the CDC, the World Health Organizations, the many countries' governments and the Gates Foundation, which it has taken to bring us almost to the finish line. 

This has been no small, brief or inexpensive commitment which Rotary made, and to which we have remained committed to finishing.  Rotarians alone have personally invested more than a billion dollars in this gigantic venture.   

Not only did everyone, including the CDC and WHO, believe it to be an impossible task when we proposed in 1985 the goal of worldwide polio eradication, the fact is that no other organization in the world would have had the respect, the clout, the resources or the stick-to-itiveness to have ever provided the necessary vision and leadership to make it happen.  

When it is finally finished, and our task has been accomplished, hopefully the world will recognize at that point that it was Rotary which has led all the way in accomplishing "the impossible."  I was not sure I would ever live long enough to see us cross the finish line; but now that we are so close to the end, I may actually see it happen.

The presentation also featured Pakistan Rotaract club president, Mashiem Salman Mooberak's interview of the 8-year courageous veteran front-line door-to-door inoculator of the children.  It is sobering to realize that more than 100 of these dedicated women have been killed in the process of bringing our war against polio so close to being won.  Their courage and commitment to the task has been awe-inspiring!

I am so proud of all that Rotary does accomplish, year-after-year, in our communities and around the world; but our global leadership in Polio Eradication has made me most proud.


Jazz From the Heart Prescott Sunup Rotary Foundation Fundraiser

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

Hassayampa Inn - Marina Room

Sunuupians, you are asked/tasked with buying a packet of tickets and getting them sold!  Promote this with anyone and everyone!
We really need club support to get this out into the community!

Download the Donation Form here: Jazz from the Heart - Donation Form

Ticket are for sale at our meetings. 
Cash Donations or items for silent auction are also 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.

Thank you for participating with donations and spreading the word! 

Camp Wamatochick Service Project Rescheduled to Saturday, February 19th 

Written by Art Harrington 
Due to our potential disturbance of the solitude that a guest group being hosted by the camp wished to have for their retreat this weekend, the camp asked us to reschedule our planned workday, for the assembly of the new steel bunkbeds, to Saturday,  Feb. 19.
The winterizing of Cabin 12 at Camp Wamatochick so it can be used year-around is underway.
Join Prescott Sunup Rotary workday on Saturday, February 19th assembling new steel bunks and painting. 
If you'd like to work with us on this project, please email Art Harrington at (
Club members have been invited to our "Let's Make A Deal," the club's Rotary Foundation Chair.  This relates to our club's goal of achieving a 100% Paul Harris Fellow Club, with every member being a Paul Harris Fellow, and our annual club offer to match member donations to The Rotary Foundation, which are made by March 31, 2022. 


A Special Announcement from our Program Committee & Laura Vanderberg, Club Secretary, 2022:

Join us for our a special opportunity at & following our Rotary meeting on Wednesday February 16th!  Chief Scott Freitag will be talking about the Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority.

Following his program, he has offered us a tour of their training facility located at 8603 E Eastridge Drive in Prescott Valley.  They have a great facility and training program. It will be a very interesting and informative tour.  I hope we can provide a good showing.

If needed we can car pool.  Let AJ know if you can attend and if you would like to carpool with someone.  AJ 's email address is:

President's Message
Richard Hernandez
member photo
Fellow Rotarians,


I don't have much this week except to say thank you to all those who are working so hard to make our club's annual fundraiser "Jazz from the Heart" a huge success.

I can't wait to see what we all can bid on and hear some great jazz - all for a great cause. 

Have a great week. See you Wednesday.


January 31, 2022
Feb 02, 2022
Yavapi County School Superintendent
Feb 09, 2022
Prescott High School Interact Club Update
Feb 16, 2022
Central Arizona Fire & Medical Authority update and tour
Feb 23, 2022
Prescott High School Career and Technical Education Update
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Meeting Assignments
January 2022
Ortiz y Davis, Cisco
Sample, Steven
Setup / Take Down
Jacobs, Raymond
January 26, 2022
Thought for the Day
Barstad, Greg
Sgt.-at-Arms 1
Shimizu, Jane Anne
Fohrman, Jerry
Walker, Clent
Upcoming Events
Membership Committee Meeting
Founding Fathers
Feb 02, 2022 5:00 PM
Program Committee Meeting
Waffles & More
Feb 07, 2022 7:00 AM
Jazz From The Heart Fundraiser
Hassayampa Marina Room
Feb 11, 2022 6:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Hassayampa Yavapai Room
Feb 17, 2022 4:00 PM
Membership Committee Meeting
Founding Fathers
Mar 02, 2022 5:00 PM
Program Committee Meeting
Waffles & More
Mar 07, 2022 7:00 AM
Board of Directors Meeting
Hassayampa Yavapai Room
Mar 17, 2022 4:00 PM
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President BOD
President Elect BOD
President Nominee
Past President BOD
Secretary BOD
Treasurer BOD
Club Service BOD Director
Community Service BOD Director
International Service BOD Director
Youth Service BOD Director
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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: