Meeting Wednesdays @ 6:30 am
The Hassayampa Inn
This Week's Speakers:
Art Harrington, Interact Chair &
Annie Beaupre, Interact Ambassador to Kenya
District 5495 Interact's Crutches for Africa Report
What's Happening


Congratulations to Sunupian Mayor Phil Goode!

Best of luck to Prescott's new Mayor and City Council. 


Welcoming Interact Ambassador Anne Beaupre & Team home from Kenya!

At our meeting on Wednesday, August 11th,  District 5495's Interact Ambassador to Kenya, Annie Beaupre will share an inspirational presentation on the Interact Ambassadors to Kenya trip this summer. 
This is a great time to invite a friend or student to the meeting to show our support for young Rotarians.
The photo above features Annie with a couple of her Ambassadors team members, our Kenyan Rotaract partners, and some grazing hippos in the background.
Interact Crutches 4 Africa has become the signature project of our Interact District 5495, and it is unique in all of the world among Rotary and Interact districts. Learn more about their amazing work at:


Thank You to our Paul Harris Fellows

"Continuing the legacy of our founder, The Paul Harris Fellow program recognizes individuals who contribute, or who have cumulatively made contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.

The honor was established in 1957 to show appreciation for contributions that support our Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or an approved Foundation grant."


Paul Harris Fellow Awards:
Jim Huffman
Ray Jacobs
Linda Mast (not present)
Laura Vanderberg
Paul Harris Fellow +1:
Jerry Fohrman
Donna Jacobs
Harry Oberg
A.J. Sheridan


For Paul Harris Fellow +2:
Todd Clancy (not present)
Jerry Hulm
John Scholl
John Stewart


Paul Harris Fellow +5Bud Ackerman


Art Harrington shared: “At Sunup Rotary, one of our goals is to have a 100% Paul Harris Fellow Club.  Thanks to everyone for participating in our “Let’s Make A Deal” to help support our Rotary Foundation. 

In 2021, we were able to raise $4,538 this year through this Campaign.  Our club’s total giving to the Annual Fund of The Rotary Foundation during the 2020-21 Rotary year was $8,318 — which equates to per capita giving of $163.10.”

Consider contributing during our Let's Make A Deal annual fundraising effort from January 1 - March 31, 2022, where the club matches your contribution, or Complete the online sign-up form. Go to the Paul Harris Society page ( and choose Join.


Foundation Financial Realignment

On behalf of the Board of Directors, Sunup President Elect,Bud Ackerman presented a Foundation Financial Flow Chart that outlines in future years, all charitable funds raised by the club and the annual Foundation fundraiser, plus interest earned or 3% -5% of the permanent fund, be deposited in the FOUNDATION revolving account and budgeted for charitable giving for the following Rotary year. 

It is proposed that all but $33,000 of unallocated club money be shifted from the operating account to a club service account and eventually, by Board of Directors decision, to transfer to the FOUNDATION revolving account to fund ALL charitable contributions in the 2021-22 Rotary year.

This will be done on an annual basis to maximize our impact in creating lasting change across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves.



Coming Soon: Jazz Under the Stars 

Jane Anne Shimizu announced that the next Jazz under the Stars Event is in the works.  Date & Location TBD. 

All proceeds go to the service projects of the Sunup Rotary Club to serve our communities by providing the Rotary ideal of “Service Above Self” to all in need.

Event will include Delicious Food, Live Jazz, Dancing, a Silent Auction, a Raffle, opportunities for Sponsorship, and great fun!

Generous Donations so far include:

  • A full Granite slab from Matt Greenleeof  Greenlee Interior Design.
  • A beautiful piece of jewelry from Greg Raskinof Raskin's Jewelry.
  • A Basket filled with Doggie Treats to spoil your four legged family member by Bill Mosher.

All Donations are appreciated. Consider contributing a gift certificate to your business, another local business, tickets to experiences, sporting or music events, athletic Memorabilia, art or items that can be put into a basket like wine, culinary specialties, spa treatments, classes or adventures.

Stay tuned for more details or contact Jane Anne to participate:


Grapes for Good

Dan Storvick of Frontier Rotary invited everyone and their families to the "Grapes for Good" Event on September 19th @ 5:00pm at Watters Garden Center. 


  • Live Music
  • Wine Tasting & Microbrews
  • Hor d'oeurves by El Gato Azul
  • Live & Silent Auctions

Sponsorships available.  For every ticket a Sunupian purchases, a portion will be donated back to our club.

Meeting Notes

Newly Elected Mayor Phil Goode led the Pledge of Allegiance. Dan Davis led the prayer. Dan Beyer was the Sergeant-at-Arms.  Registration was done by Lisa DeLeo.  Bill Mosher was the greeter. 

Steve Sample shared this thought for the day: “You get older and you learn there is one sentence just four worlds long and if you can say it to yourself it offers more comfort than almost any other. It goes like this… At least I tried.”― Ann Brashares, Novelist Sisterhood Everlasting  

Guests today included:    Dan Storvick of Frontier Rotary, Steve Sample, Associate Director of the Northern Arizona VA Health Care System guest of Jean J. Gurga,  Sunup Member and Medical Center Director Northern Arizona VA Health Care System.

President's Message
Richard Hernandez
member photo
Hello fellow Sunupians,
I hope your week is going well. What an awesome Wednesday meeting we had. The Paul Harris inductees and members really made it a treat for me. Our members never cease to amaze.
On a softer note, I want to remind everyone that we have several members dealing with a host of health issues. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers and if you have time “drop a dime”, (for you youngsters that means give them a call.) I know many would appreciate it.
I also wanted to remind everyone that in two weeks (August 18th) we will be “passing the hat” to help the Prescott Women and Children’s Shelter  to purchase basic hygiene supplies. This is a request over and above our regular food support. I know the shelter will appreciate it.
Next Wednesday the 11th I will be unable to join you due to a prior work commitment. Bud Ackerman has graciously stepped up to cover me. Thank you Bud.
In closing, live every day like it’s your last, take time to smell the roses and, remember, it’s not hard to find someone who’s  life challenges are much greater than ours.
Have a great week,
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Sep 08, 2021
CEO Gunsite
Sep 15, 2021
DG Officail Club Visit
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Meeting Assignments
August 2020
DeLeo, Lisa
Greeter 1
Mosher, William
Setup / Take Down
Weldy, Scott
August 25, 2021
Thought for the Day
Huffman, Jim
Sgt.-at-Arms 1
Beyer, Dan
Manning, Christine
Walker, Clent
Upcoming Events
Program Committee Meeting
Waffles & More
Sep 06, 2021 7:00 AM
Membership Committee Meeting
In Person
Sep 08, 2021 5:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
YCC Prescott Valley
Sep 16, 2021 4:00 PM
Program Committee Meeting
Waffles & More
Oct 04, 2021 7:00 AM
Membership Committee Meeting
In Person
Oct 13, 2021 5:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
YCC Prescott Valley
Oct 21, 2021 4:00 PM
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