Meeting Wednesdays @ 6:30 am
The Hassayampa Inn
Next Meeting's Program:  Fire Chief Scott Freitag "Central Arizona Fire & Medical Authority Update & Tour"

What's Happening

Thank you to this week's presenters:  Cathleen Cherry, Interact Club Advisor, Peyton Weber, Interact President and Jerry Hulm, Chair of the International Service Committee



In the photo L to R: Victoria Lyon, Club Officer, Kayla Courtright, Club Officer, Cathleen Cherry Interact Club Advisor Prescott High School, Peyton Weber Interact Club President, and Katharina Seibert, Club Officer

Cathleen Cherry Interact Club Advisor Prescott High School (center), Peyton Weber Interact Club President

Team Interact of Prescott High School

Taken from Peyton Weber's "Interact Club 2021/2022" presentation

Peyton shared the club's video for 2021-2022 that include their past project and events. 

 Check it out the amazing work these young leaders are doing:

Their great work includes:

  • A Food drive of 2,516 cans for the Prescott Community Cupboard.  
  • A Club Day 
  • A Trunk or Treat
  • A Frozen Frannie's and Chipotle Fundraiser for Crutches for Africa.
  • A Virtual Blood Drive
  • Roadside Clean ups
  • Letters to Veterans
  • Kindness Week 
and that's just the beginning of what they can accomplish!

Cathleen Cherry, Interact Club Advisor Prescott High School, our newest Paul Harris Member, wearing her honorary Paul Harris Fellow Medal.  President Elect Bud Ackerman on Left. Interact Chair, Art Harrington on the Right.

Written by Art Harrington

Prescott Sunup had the honor of awarding a Paul Harris Fellow Cathleen Cherry, Interact Club Advisor Prescott High School for her exemplary service.

A supporter of The Rotary Foundation donated $1,000 to our Rotary Foundation, and asked our club to select a person we feel is particularly worthy of being honored by being made a Paul Harris Fellow. The unanimous consensus of our Rotary Foundation Committee and our club’s Board of Directors was that this special PHF Award should be made to Cathleen Cherry, the incredible Faculty Advisor to our Prescott High School Interact Club, which our Rotary club proudly sponsors.

After a dozen years of being inactive, we recruited Cathleen Cherry to help us reactivate that Interact club. For the past three years, she has done an amazing job of coaching and bringing back to life that club, which had not existed for so many years. The club now has 30 members, and has become a dynamic, leading, award-winning club in our thriving Interact District, which I also Chair. 

Cathleen is a Fullbright Scholar, and is recognized and respected as one of Prescott High’s top teachers. She will also be serving as one of the Adult Advisors to our Interact Ambassadors to Kenya team this summer.  It is our privilege to honor this truly remarkable woman, who is so committed to teaching and coaching our youth here in Prescott.

Medallion generously donated by Chuck & Betty LeMenager of Prescott, AZ former members of the Ramona, CA Rotary Club. 

Jerry Hulm, Chair of the International Service Committee

Written by Jerry Hulm, International Service Committee

This year's Mexico-USA Friendship and Global Grants Conference was held virtual from February 4-6.  Art Harrington and Jerry Hulm attended the virtual meetings where we were joined by over 100 other Rotarians from the two Arizona Rotary Districts and two Mexican Rotary Districts.  The Sunup International Service committee was allocated $4,000 to pledge to projects.  During the conference, there were 11 projects that were presented.  For Sunup Rotary Club, we have pledged $1,000 each to the following four projects:

  • HIV/AIDS Prevention in Kenya - sponsored by the Tucson Sunrise Club in D5500
  • Thermal Infant Incubators for Low Income Hospital - sponsored by the Tehuacan Manatiales Rotary Club in D4185
  • Musical Band Equipment -0 sponsored by the Cuantla 2no Centenario Club in D4185
  • Ayotla Life Nature - sponsored by the Zacatlan club in D4185

The first three projects were fully funded during the conference and will now be submitted to Rotary International for project approval.

The Ayotla Life Nature project fell a little short of full funding, but the project sponsors will either scale back the project to meet the pledges that were made or get additional funding from local clubs.  Once they do that, this project will also be submitted to Rotary International for approval.

For any projects that do get Rotary International approval, we will provide some more information to the club on those projects.  Rotary International approval can take several weeks so look for an update later this Spring.


Join us for our a special opportunity at & following our Rotary meeting on Wednesday February, 16th  

Chief Scott Freitag will be talking about the Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority.

Following his program, he has offered us a tour of their training facility located at 8603 E Eastridge Drive in Prescott Valley.  They have a great facility and training program. It will be a very interesting and informative tour.  I hope we can provide a good showing.

If needed we can car pool.  Let AJ know if you can attend and if you would like to carpool with someone.  AJ 's email address is:


Thank you to everyone who made Jazz From the Heart Prescott Sunup Rotary Foundation Fundraiser a huge success!

"The music was fabulous, the food was very nice! Lovely event for a good cause."
"Congratulations on a great event!"
"We had a great time!"
"Thank you for all of your vision and efforts!" "Excellent Event!"
"Everyone's hard work really paid off"


Camp Wamatochick Service Project:  Saturday, February 19th

Join Prescott Sunup Rotary workday on Saturday, February 19th @ 9am assembling new steel bunks and painting.  If you'd like to work with us on this project, please email Art Harrington at (

Looking Ahead:

Home - Rotary Club of Claremont
Christy Manning announced that the Community Service Committee will be hosting a Clean Up at the VA on Friday, May 13, 2022. Contact her for more details:
The Interact Club will be doing a Blood Drive Wednesday, May 25, 2022 and Monday,  July 25, 2022 at Yavapai College

On April 16th-24th, 2022 Rotary Week of Service the clubs will be cleaning up the skate park in Prescott Valley. 

“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!

President's Message
Richard Hernandez
member photo






Rotarians, I missed you Wednesday. I had a work commitment in Phoenix. Thank you Bud for stepping up.

Great job by our Interact presenters.  Keep up the great work!

Congratulations to our newest Paul Harris award to Cathleen Cherry, Interact Club Advisor.

What a great time everyone had at Jazz from the Heart.

Thank you to all who made it a success.

See you Wednesday,

Richard Hernandez
Prescott Sunup Rotary
February 14th, 2022
Feb 16, 2022
Central Arizona Fire & Medical Authority update and tour
Feb 23, 2022
Prescott High School Career and Technical Education Update
Mar 02, 2022
Prescott City Update
Mar 09, 2022
Student Life at Embry Riddle University Update
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February 16, 2022
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February 23, 2022
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Founding Fathers
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