This Week's Speaker

Carmen Frederic

Prescott Area Shelter Services


Last Meeting Highlights
President Clent Walker presided over a festive Halloween Meeting, with many of our members arriving in costume for the occasion.  Art Harrington guided us in prayer, Bruce Moeller led us with the pledge to our flag, Dennis Light with the Four Way Test, and Jane Anne with singing America the Beautiful. Thanks to John Stewart for registration, Katheryn and Dwayne for greeting, and Donna and Ray for set-up and take down. Congratulations to AJ for taking the pot.
Thoughts of the Day by John Scholl: The ballot is stronger than the bullet” Abraham Lincoln, “Talk is cheap, voting is free; take it to the polls” Nanette L Avery, “Democracy can be messy, but it’s the best thing out there. Protect it by voting.”  John Scholl.
Jane Anne reminded us that due to Covid-19, our primary club fundraiser for this year is THE PRESCOTT SUNUP ROTARY ONLINE SCHOLARSHIP SILENT AUCTION. All proceeds go towards scholarships for Yavapai students. Please donate auction items, give a cash donation, bid on an auction item, or simply share this auction on your social media using the hashtag, #charityauction. For more information you can contact Jane Anne or visit the website: https://www. auctions/sunuprotary-online- scholarship-auction-15979Katheryn Tuberty announced that because we are paying a reduced fee to the resort, our club will be meeting in the dining room only when the Granite Mountain Room is being used by another party. Todd Clancy thanked club members for an extremely successful 3-week food drive for the Yavapai Food Bank. He also reminded members that all three Prescott Rotary clubs are invited to participate in our Veterans Day Parade Rotary Float/Procession on Nov. 11. Meeting place and time to be announced shortly. Finally, our club will be organizing a float/procession for the Prescott Christmas Parade on Dec. 5 and all members invited to participate. Details TBA.
Dan Beyer was the Sergeant at Arms and Teresa Smith (dressed as Superwoman) carried the spittoon. Dan fined all those who appeared in the Prescott Courier photo of our All Vets Memorial $1, and fined all those not in the photo $2. AJ Sheridan paid to remind all that we have a box for coat donations at the registration, Bud Ackerman was happy about receiving a new member application from Doug Fiske, and Art Harrington celebrated a successful Interact Fall Leadership Conference last week with Katheryn Tuberty’s daughter Sarah as the guest speaker.
Phil Goode introduced our guest speaker Michael Broggie, an historian and author who has researched the life and legacy of Walt Disney. His father, Roger Broggie, was a close professional and personal friend of Walt Disney, and as a result Michael talked about much of his childhood growing up around the Disney enterprises. After completing his undergraduate education, he joined Walt Disney Studios as a publicity writer in the motion picture marketing department. As a public speaker, he toured the country lecturing on his first-person experiences with Walt Disney and many of the Disney legends.
Michael provided a fascinating presentation based on his book, Walt Disney’s Railroad Story, which was awarded in 1998 with the Benjamin Franklin Gold Medal for Best Biography. He entertained us with a detailed account into Walt Disney's fascination of trains from his early life to the Magic Kingdoms and their authentic steam-powered trains. Michael weaved personal photos and intimate anecdotes as he told the story of Walt Disney’s love of railroads, the building of Disneyland, and the eventual construction of Disney World.
Michael and his wife Sharon currently reside right here in Prescott, where they are active in civic and charitable endeavors, including volunteering on Prescott Police Department's Citizens on Patrol unit. He is a founder of the Prescott Police Foundation.
New Member Spotlight
Laura Vanderberg, PhD, ACC
Vanderberg Coaching, a part of Newton Services LLC
Dr. Laura Vanderberg is a proven coach, an engaging presenter, and a recognized professional.
Coaching engagements are offered for business professionals with busy schedules and high levels of responsibility. Systemic coaching programs are customized for transformational learning, both professionally and personally, with an emphasis on self-discovery, enhancing intra- and interpersonal skills, improving communication, effectively handling challenging situations, and building leadership capabilities. Clients, their organizations, and stakeholders report significant improvement in effectiveness and performance during and after a program’s completion.
Laura is known for her inspiring content, stimulating experiential activities and thought-provoking workshops and mini-courses. Her audiences gain practical tools with sound scientific underpinnings that can be immediately implemented for lasting positive results. For example, she has developed and offered a mini-course entitled “The Art and Science of People” that directly addresses key skills and concepts to help “techies” transition into successful “people-savvy managers”.
Her thirst for learning has guided her development and continuing training as a certified professional coach. Her passion for empowering people to be their very best drives her to work with others to overcome obstacles. Her experience as a scientist leads her to focus on professionals and technical organizations. Over the last 25 years, she has served as a scientist (10 years at LANL), scientific advisor (6 years at USSOCOM + 8 years at a private company) and mentor and coach (25 years across several organizations) to a diverse group of US Government, military and civilian professionals. In her work, she has been a program and people manager, team builder, mentor and facilitator. She was responsible for building team morale in high stress environments, advising senior leaders and staff members on improving communications and corporate culture, reducing work related stress, and serving as Chief Scientist. Recently, she and her husband opened a consulting business built on years of close working relationships with people from across the nation.
Laura’s educational accomplishments include: PhD in microbiology, Associate Certified Coach (ACC), Mayo-Clinic trained wellness coach, certified Yoga Instructor and Yoga Therapist as well as certified Personal Trainer. She is currently completing an Accelerating Coach Excellence certification program and is inspired by the likes of David Peterson, Richard Boyatzis, Marshall Goldsmith, and Warren Berger. She has been invited to, and has offered courses and workshops across the country on a wide range of topics. Laura wrote a monthly coaching article for Cody Living Magazine, contributes articles online and in text to other magazines and peer reviewed journals, and is co-author of the book Holistic Healing with Yoga Therapy. She resides in Prescott AZ, with her husband and their two furry kids, where they love to spend time exploring the great outdoors.
President's Message
Clent Walker
member photo
Greetings fellow Sunupians,
A big “Thank You” to those who wore costumes to last Wednesday’s meeting, it was really a lot of fun.
 As we all know the coming weeks will be a very trying time for our state and our nation. I ask that we all remember the words of John Donne “No man is an Island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main.”
Rotary itself is proof that there is more that unites us than there is that separates us. Hope you all have an enjoyable week, and I look forward to seeing you all Wednesday.
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Nov 04, 2020
Nov 11, 2020
Veterans Day Program
Nov 18, 2020
Walker Party Early Settlers in Prescott
Nov 25, 2020
Happy Thanksgiving!
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Meeting Assignments
November, 2020
Ackerman, Bud
Greeter 1
Manning, Christy
Greeter 2
Vanderberg, Laura
Setup / Take Down 1
Noble, Larry
Walker, Clent
Harrington, Art
November 4, 2020
Thought for the Day
Steiner, Stan
Sgt.-at-Arms 1
Beyer, Dan
November 11, 2020
Thought for the Day
Hammond, Glen
Sgt.-at-Arms 1
Greenlee, Matt
November 18, 2020
Thought for Today
Robl, Amy
Sgt.-at-Arms 1
Hernandez, Richard
Executives & Directors
President Elect
President Nominee
Membership Chair
The Rotary Foundation Chair
Immediate Past President & Sunup Foundation Chair
Club Service Chair
Community Service Chair
Community Service Co-Chair
Community Service Co-Chair
Communication Co-chair
Communication Co-chair
International Service Chair
Vocational Services Chair
Youth Service Chair
Russell Hampton
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