Meeting Wednesdays @ 6:30 am
The Hassayampa Inn
No Meeting 11/23/22 - Happy Thanksgiving!
Next Meeting's Speaker:  Dr. Anthony Torres, Dignity Health

What's Happening


Happy Thanksgiving! 

We are thankful for our dedicated and committed Rotary members helping create positive change around the world.
Take a moment during Thanksgiving to enjoy the contributions that Rotarians like you make in the world.
May you and your family be blessed with good health, prosperity and happiness. 


Assistant Governor at Prescott Frontier Rotary Club, Noel DeSousa visited on behalf of ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARDS.  Volunteers needed for RYLA's Camp Pinerock Event happening January 13 - 16, 2023
"Our RYLA weekend will give each delegate to expand their leadership capabilities. It encourages leadership of youth by youth. Delegates exceed their expectations through increased self confidence and group support."
Learn More:  A.J. Sheridan 928-308-6780



On this President's Choice program, Sunup President Laura Vanderberg led the group in playing "Guess Who?" 
Club members provided pictures of themselves as children or teens and the group got to guess who was who. 
We collectively scored the guesses, and voted for some "People's Choice Awards". 
Laura will announce winners of "Guess Who" and the "People's Choice Awards" at our next meeting on November 30th.
Laura also introduced the Club's draft "Why".  Glen will do some additional wordsmithing on the phrase that captures the feeling of SunUp Rotary. 
We've been working on uncovering our "Why" since earlier this fall with different activities at the President's Choice meetings. 
The "Why" is how our new members will find us, and choose to stay with us. 
It's how we, as Rotarians, remember why we joined the Club, and why we stay.  Our "Why" also serves as a guidepost by which we choose to do what we do, as a club, as individuals, as community leaders.  
And finally, Laura and Richard shared the Club's website with the group.  Some of us visit this place regularly, some of us not so much, and some of us maybe never.  So if you haven't been in a while, please check it out!  SUN UP ROTARY
Clent Walker has done an amazing job updating the website! 
We've also incorporated the links to sign up for breakfast (thank you Richard for coding it!), square links for paying dues and making donations to the SunUp Foundation electronically (thank you John Scholl for setting those up!) and thank you Richard and John for coding and setting up the Foundation Check Request form for reimbursements.  
The website is also how you get to ClubRunner, which is where all things Rotary, especially SunUp Rotary, live electronically. 
This includes the Member Directory and documents/information about most anything you'd ever want to know! 
You have to have your User Name and Password to log into the Member's Area of Club Runner where all this great information resides. 
If you don't have that information, please reach out to Richard or myself and we'll get you going.  
Laura closed the meeting by wishing everyone a joyous and blessed Thanksgiving!



American Red Cross Home  

Rotary Arizona Blood Drive Wednesday, November 30th

Wednesday, November 30th  9am-2pm 
CLICK HERE: To sign up for the Next Blood Drive

Holiday Parade Saturday, December 3rd 

All three Rotary clubs will participate in the parade together: Saturday, December 3rd 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Look for more details to come.


Interact Blood Drive Tuesday, December 6th

Interact Club Advisor for Prescott High School Cathleen Cherry says:   "We are hoping to have 100 successful donations this time around!  Please share with your networks, in newsletters, on social media, etc., as well as with the other local Rotary Clubs.  Thank you so much for your help in saving lives!"
Art Harrington adds:  This Vitalant blood drive is a collaborative effort between JROTC and our PHS Interact Club — and it is directly connected to our Interact District's 2nd Annual Virtual Blood Drive, from Nov. 23 - Jan. 7. 
Its purpose is to recruit blood donors to help save lives here in Arizona during the Holidays period, when blood is in such demand, but is in critically-short supply. 
Vitalant supplies 100% of the blood used in the hospitals in Maricopa County, and over 90% of the blood used in the rest of the hospitals in Arizona.
The American Red Cross blood donations are primarily sent and used outside Arizona.
During the Interact District's Virtual Blood Drive there is also a contest between the Interact clubs, to see which club can recruit the most blood donations during this Holidays period of time.  
When a potential donor scans the QR code on this flyer, it automatically connects the donation they may make to our PHS Interact Club's account with Vitalant. 
Last year, our PHS Interact Club was the winner of this contest. 
What does the winning club get?  That club gets free registrations for as many of their members as they want to take to our Interact District Conference, being held this year at the Barry Goldwater High School in Phoenix on Saturday. Feb. 25.  The conference registration cost is $30 per person.
By signing up to donate blood at Prescott High School on December 6, our members, along with their friends and family, will be both saving lives here in Arizona during the Holidays, and they will also be supporting our PHS Interact Club in their efforts to once again win this district-wide Interact Virtual Blood Drive contest.

Holiday Party Wednesday, December 7th

Has been reserved for Wednesday, December 7th!


Sunup Rotary Club Foundation Donation

Here is a link to make donations to the foundation. This account is different than the club account for payment of meals and dues.

Looking Ahead 

Double Down Casino Night

Double Down Planning is in full swing! 
Get Involved it will be fun!
See Chelsea Sederstrom ( for more info on how to participate. 

Meeting Notes

Richard Hernandez shared this Quote: "Whether you think you can or you can't,  you're right!  Henry Ford 

Val Ripley chose the song: "Ain't What She Used to Be."

Christy Manning shared a big THANK YOU for a great turn out at the VETERANS DAY PARADE!

There is a Giving Tree at Prescott Gateway Mall - contact Christy Manning (  or Chelsea Sederstrom (

Bell Ringers for Salvation Army details coming soon - contact Christy Manning (  or Chelsea Sederstrom ( for more information.

Adopt a Family for the Holidays details coming soon - contact Christy Manning (  or Chelsea Sederstrom ( for more information. 

Interact Food Drive coming up. Contact Art Harrington ( for more details.



Do you have any announcements, photos of Rotary in Action or notes to include in newsletter? please send by end of day THURSDAY 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. 928-636-4565 Ext. 4 or

The Prez Says
Laura Vanderberg
member photo


November is the time to be thankful, a time to remember, and to embrace those who enrich our lives.
I am thankful for my Rotarian family- all of you who make my life richer! 
And because I just knew you’d miss me telling a joke this week...
Why didn’t the turkey want dessert?--- Because he was stuffed!  Ha! 😊
Wishing you peace, love and joy this Thanksgiving! 
See you all on November 30th!

Laura Vanderberg


Prescott Sunup Rotary


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