This Week's Speaker

Bill Brookings PFD

Angel Fireman


Program Committee Meets First Monday of the Month, 7:00 am ON-line

Membership Committee Meets Second Monday of the Month, 7:00am On-line
Board of Directors Meeting, Third Thursday of the month, 4:00pm On-line
First Wednesday Online Meeing
Our first on-line meeting using Zoom was by all accounts a success with 29 members and a speaker. It was even quite lively and fun with everyone joining in conversation before starting. One would think everyone was having Mimosa's with breakfast. Don't miss the next meeting. Its fun!
Meeting Highlights- Ida Woll
-Community Cupboard was mailed  a$500 check
-Pres Jerry updated us that he’s gone 2 full days with no nosebleed!
Thought of the day from Roy Loo: A good life is assume nothing, do more, need less, smile often, and realize how blessed you are!
Par was our first ever virtual
Sergeant at Arms! Par automatically charged every club member with $3 sarg. Bucks.
Our speaker was Pauline Filemoni with ERAU. (928)777-3429
Pauline has been working for 20 years in student recruitment and advising at the Center for International Programs and Studies (CIPS). Their three services include Study Abroad and Global Engagement, Embry-Riddle Language Institute, and International Student and Scholar Services.
International students have a huge economic impact in Arizona, including ASU at 6th in the nation for international students. ERAU currently has the most international students from South Korea, U.A.E, Saudi Arabia, China, and Taiwan respectively.
Ms Filemoni’s work helps international students with the challenges they face, including language barriers, unfamiliarity with American culture, homesickness, learning American teaching methods, intercultural communication and finding off campus housing.
Study Abroad and Global Engagement oversees partner agreements with foreign educational institutions. Organizes and facilitates faculty-led study programs in many countries. Works with third party programs to expand opportunities for students. Coordinates exchange program incoming and outgoing students. Recruits students to participate.
Embry Riddle Language Institute provides classes for English to students who don’t meet proficiency requirements. Offers a lab course on American culture focusing on Arizona history, monuments and nature sites.
International Student and Scholar Services serves international students who hold non-immigrant visas to study or research in the USA. Provides advising to the NHS about students’ status. Collaborates for international student events and community.
Sunup Board Happenings
Board Meeting Highlights - The Board has been meeting on-line every other Thursday to keep up with changing events. Some recent decisions include:
- All members will be billed an additional $3 per week in happy bucks to pick up some of the shortfall. Sunup finances however are in good shape.
-Discussion on the upcoming installation dinner on June 10th. It will depend on the city opening the ramadas by then and what members attitudes are concerning a gathering. It is possible the installation dinner could be postponed a couple of months. A survey will be sent out sometime next month.
- The Double Down Casino Night has been postponed until next year.
-Todd Clancy will be setting up a food collection drive for all Rotary clubs at his home. See below.
Todd Clancy -
The COVID-19 crisis is presenting massive challenges for food banks to address the sudden and dramatic increase of food insecurity for families right here in the Prescott area. It’s been a busy week for Sunup as we answer the calls for assistance from these food banks. Last week our club donated $500 to the Community Cupboard Food Bank and dropped off a load of exigent food supplies. The Community Cupboard usually assists 15-20 families a week; however, they are now dealing with 50+ families weekly.
Thanks to Sunup member Kelly Hong, we dropped off a large load of cooking supplies and food donations to the Salvation Army last week. Kelly donated the inventory when she closed her restaurant. Thank you, Kelly!
Finally, as most of you know from your e-mail, our club is organizing a Prescott Area Rotary Clubs food drive for the Yavapai County Food Bank. The food drive will take place from 4 -7 PM on this Thur. & Fri (Apr. 23&24), and Sat. (Apr. 25) from 9AM-4PM. Drop-off location is 1980 Coyote Rd. This is a contactless drop-off. Simply drop off your donation in front of the garage. We are asking for non-perishable items and personal hygiene items. Please see your e-mail for more details. If you can’t get out, you can certainly send you financial support. Yavapai County Food Bank is a non-profit, AZ tax credit organization. Their donation address is as follows:
P.O. Box 4151,
Prescott, AZ  86302
New Member Spotlight Brian Zelter


Mr. Zeltins is an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Studies for Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 028, at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, Arizona.
Mr. Zeltins is a retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel with 26 years of service. He received a four-year AFROTC scholarship to attend Drexel University and study Electrical Engineering. He received his Air Force commission in 1986 from St Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Aircraft Maintenance Officers’ Course at Chanute Air Force Base, Illinois in April 1987. During his first duty assignment to Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, he was assigned to various flight line and aircraft maintenance and munitions leadership positions. He returned to Chanute Air Force Base, Illinois to the new Aircraft Maintenance and Munitions Officers’ Course as an instructor. He was then assigned to the Liberty Wing, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England and additional flight line and aircraft maintenance positions.  During that time, he deployed to Incirlik Air Base, Turkey in support of Operation Provide Comfort. Subsequently, he was assigned to the Air Combat Command Inspector General Team and conducted 30 Operational Readiness Inspections and Quality Air Force Assessments. He then transitioned to the Air National Guard as a part of First Air Force as a Logistics Readiness Officer. He became involved in critical Homeland Defense missions and eventually took over the program with prototype equipment as an Air Force Operations Staff Officer.  He and his team of 14 contractors supported various defense missions including Space Shuttle launches, Super Bowl XLI, United Nations General Assemblies, National Political Conventions, Presidential Protection, and the 2004 G-8 Summit.  He culminated his career on the Joint Staff Logistics Directorate at the Pentagon.  He is a certified Project Management Professional and a member and volunteer of the Phoenix Chapter of the Project Management Institute.  He is married to Diane Gardner and they have two sons, David and Thomas.
1986       Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
1987       Aircraft Maintenance Officers’ Course, Chanute Air Force Base, IL
1991       Master of Science, Human Resources Management, Golden Gate University, San Francisco, CA
1991       Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL
1999       Logistics Plans and Programs Officers’ Course, Lackland Air Force Base, TX
2000       Joint Air Operations Command and Control Course, Fort Lee, VA
2001       Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2011       Joint Humanitarian Operations Course, Crystal City, VA
2012       Air War College, by correspondence
President's Message
Jerry Fohrman
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Good morning Sunupians,
Here is hoping everyone is safe,healthy and doing well. Last weeks virtual meeting was really great. We had a good turn out and a wonderful speaker. I would hope that all of you will attend this weeks meeting. Don't miss out on donating to the food drive for our local food banks, they are really hurting. I look forward to seeing each and everyone of you this Wednesday at 7AM.
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