Meeting Wednesdays @ 6:30 am
The Hassayampa Inn
Next Meeting's Program: Susan Jones & Noel DeSousa "Prescott Sister City Connections"

What's Happening


Thank you to Dr. Laura Vanderberg for a festive St. Patrick's Day Trivia Presentation

Edited by Lisa DeLeo 
Bio quoted from: Newton Services Consulting
Trivia from:

Dr. Laura Vanderberg's  trivia included fun facts like: Patrick's Day celebrates the life of Saint Patrick—the patron saint of Ireland. This influential missionary has been credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland and for chasing all of the snakes out of Ireland.

St. Patrick's Day takes place on March 17 each year because his death is believed to have been on March 17, 461. He was actually born in Britain.

Why are green shamrocks introduced around St. Patrick’s Day? St. Patrick was said to have used the three-leaf clover to demonstrate the Holy Trinity (Father, Son, and Holy Ghost) to potential converts.

Which U.S. city turns the river that runs through it green? CHICAGO - which at one time had America's fourth largest Irish population, after New York, Philadelphia and Boston. 

Dr. Laura Vanderberg is a Leadership Development Professional, Scientist and Consultant as well as the Chief Scientist at Newton Services Consulting, a certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business. Her diverse background in both the scientific and holistic fields bring the very best of the best practices to assist up and coming leaders and focus on their path. Dr. Vanderberg offer a wide variety of workshops and lectures aimed at groups of all sizes for workplace and personal development. For more information, call 307-899-3147 or email

New Pay-As-You-Go Breakfast Plan

Effective with our April meetings, SunUpians will have a new Pay-As-You-Go breakfast option. 

Corporate members and anyone who would like to continue the quarterly breakfast plan (no change from how breakfasts have been billed previously) can email Laura by March 27th to maintain their enrollment in the current plan. 

Everyone who does not wish to continue with the old plan will have the option to register yes or no for breakfast each meeting. 

If you choose to have breakfast at a meeting, you'll be able to pay at the door. 

Those not eating every meal at club meetings will experience a significant reduction in their quarterly bills! 

Stay tuned for an email with more detailed information and instructions!


Wamatochik Cabin Winterization

The winterizing of Cabin 12 at Camp Wamatochick so it can be used year-around is complete! 

Thank you to all who supported this meaningful project. Photos of the warm cozy interior and inviting exterior below. 
@campwamatochick •


World Water Day, held on March 22nd every year since 1993, focuses on the importance of fresh water.

On 22 March, Rotary will join the global celebration of World Water Day and its annual theme of “Groundwater: Making the Invisible Visible.”  Tens of thousands of people will raise the visibility of how this vital resource must be protected from pollution and over extraction, managed sustainably, and reflected in sustainable development policymaking. But what does this mean to Rotary?

Why should Rotary members care about groundwater? 

And what can Rotarians and Rotaractors do about groundwater through their service and projects?

World Water Day celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water. It is about taking action to tackle the global water crisis. A core focus of World Water Day is to support the achievement of UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 6: Water and Sanitation for all by 2030.

Gain ideas at and share your efforts by using the hashtag #WorldWaterDay.



You're Invited to a Fireside Chat Saturday, 3/26/22 @ 4pm

The Membership Committee will be hosting a Fireside for all new-ish members on Saturday, March 26th 4pm at Laura Vanderberg's house (4215 W. Marlow Road, Prescott 86305- about 2 miles north of Outer Loop Rd. off Williamson Valley Road), about 25 minutes from downtown. 
This will be an evening of shared fellowship (spouses are welcome!), with a short program by some of our more seasoned SunUpians, that illustrates the big picture of Rotary along with all the different opportunities to be active in the club (committees and so forth) and more.
Bring a dish to share- appetizer, dessert, or main and your preferred beverage.  We'll have hotdogs and s'mores over the fire as well.  
Please RSVP, if you haven't already to Laura Vanderberg,
Looking forward to seeing you the 26th!

Looking Ahead:


“Rotary Week of Service.” Our efforts to provide assistance continue throughout the year, and we invite you to join us as we conduct community service projects throughout our communities, our state and the world!


Mike Fann Community Skate Park Clean up

Christy Manning announced that the Prescott Rotary clubs will be cleaning up the Mike Fann Community Skate Park 

When:  Saturday April 9th : Time TBD 
Where: 799 East Willis St. #701, Prescott, AZ 86301
Info: Contact Christy Manning:


All Vets Memorial Clean up

When: Saturday, April 23rd at 8AM
Where: Prescott Courthouse Square
Info: Contact John Stewart:
Ken Lain will join us with new plants, bark etc. and the county is replacing the drip system.

Interact Sponsored Community Canned Food Drive 

A collaboration of all three Prescott Rotary Clubs, the Prescott High and Bradshaw Mountain High Interact Clubs, and the Silver Wings Rotaract Club at Embry Riddle
When: April 22-24th
Where: Stay tuned for details
Info: Contact Art Harrington
The Rotary District Conference Committee is asking us to save the collected goods for use at the District Conference, being held on May 13-14 at the Prescott Resort. 
Registered conference attendees divide into 18 teams to create one of the 18 holes on a Put-Put Golf Course with the canned goods out on the resort's patio. 
Prizes will be awarded for the best team-designed holes, and the 18 teams will have the opportunity to then play Put-Put Golf through this unique temporary course before the food items will afterwards be trucked to the local food banks.  Fun!

District 5495 annual District Conference at the Prescott Resort & Conference Center.

Two days of fun, inspiration and socializing. Visit the district website for a link to registration and hotel room reservations.



VA Flag Pole Clean Up

Christy Manning announced that the Community Service Committee will be hosting a Flag Pole clean Up at the VA 
When: Friday, May 13, 2022: Time TBD.
Where:  500 AZ-89, Prescott, AZ 86301
Info: Contact Christy for more details:

Interact Club Blood Drives

When: Wednesday, May 25, 2022 : Time and exact campus location TBD 
When: Monday,  July 25, 2022 : Time and exact campus location TBD at Yavapai College
Info: Contact Art Harrington for more details:


Meeting Notes

Do you have any announcements, photos of Rotary in Action or notes to include in newsletter? please send by end of day FRIDAY to Lisa DeLeo  

Anyone knows of members who might be interested in joining our program group please encourage them to get in touch with Jane Anne Shimizu

Jane Anne Shimizu
Director of Marketing
928-636-4565 Ext. 4

President's Message
Richard Hernandez
member photo








Thank you to all who attended Wednesday's meeting and provided feedback on our upcoming changes to our paying for breakfast at Meetings policy.

As I presented, we will be going to a pay-as-you-go plan. Meaning, members and guests will pay for breakfast at the door the day of the meeting.

This will allow us to substantially reduce our membership dues, which I believe will have a direct positive impact on out declining membership numbers. 

This change will require each of us to do a little bit more, but it will be for the good of the overall club.

If you missed last week's meeting and want more information, please reach out to me or any board member.


March 21st, 2022
Mar 23, 2022
Prescott Sister City Connections
Mar 30, 2022
Bring the Books Program: Yavapai County Schools
Apr 06, 2022
Prescott's Imagination Library Update
Apr 13, 2022
Real Estate now and in the Future
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Meeting Assignments
March 2022
Beyer, Dan
Fohrman, Jerry
Setup / Take Down
Hulm, Jerry
March 23, 2022
Thought for the Day
Harrington, Art
Sgt.-at-Arms 1
Shimizu, Jane Anne
Hulm, Jerry
Harrington, Art
March 30, 2022
Thought for the Day
Harrington, Sharon
Ripley, Valard
James, Whitney
Harrington, Art
Upcoming Events
Program Committee Meeting
Waffles & More
Apr 04, 2022 7:00 AM
Membership Committee Meeting
Founding Fathers
Apr 06, 2022 5:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Hassayampa Yavapai Room
Apr 21, 2022 4:00 PM
All Vets Clean Up
Apr 30, 2022
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Program Committee Meeting
Waffles & More
May 02, 2022 7:00 AM
Membership Committee Meeting
Founding Fathers
May 04, 2022 5:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Hassayampa Yavapai Room
May 19, 2022 4:00 PM
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Executives & Directors
President BOD
President Elect BOD
President Nominee
Past President BOD
Secretary BOD
Treasurer BOD
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: