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Associate VP for Global Affairs at Northern Arizona University 
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Thank you 2020-2021 President Clent Walker & Club Secretary Sharon Harrington! 

Today marked Clent Walker's last meeting as President and Sharon Harrington's last day as Club secretary.  Immense gratitude to both for their exemplary service especially during this unprecedented year. 

Prescott-Sunup (1225) | District 5495



Yarnell Hill Fire Memorial Park Dedication

A wonderful dedication of the Yarnell Water Project at the Yarnell Fire Memorial Park was held on June 30th, 2021 honoring the Granite Mountain Hotshots and outstanding Rotarian efforts.

In June 2013, the Yarnell Hill Fire claimed the life of 19 firefighters and destroyed over 100 homes; it also severely damaged the Yarnell Water Improvement Association’s system with an estimated cost for repair at $1.5 million.

In an effort to strengthen the ability of the community to develop, fund, and maintain a sustainable water and sanitation system, the Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Prescott-Sunup partnered with all of the Rotary clubs in the District as well as the Rotary Club of Weonju in District 3730 (South Korea) and the Alliance Service & Control Specialists in Phoenix to ensure that the town of Yarnell was able to recover from the devastating effects the fire had on their water distribution system.

With a global grant totaling over $90,000 dollars, Rotarians and community experts replaced the existing and damaged system.  

Contributions to the grant from clubs from Mexico, Germany, Canada, and the Cayman Islands show the extensive support the community of Yarnell received from Rotarians all over the world.  One year after the devastating fire, the Yarnell Water Improvement Association received the Global Grant funds from representatives of the Prescott-Sunup Rotary Club to put the Yarnell water system’s computer back online!

While the Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park opened in 2016, the hike through rugged terrain isn’t the most accessible location for all visitors. The Memorial Park is designed for people who may not be physically able to hike the state park to pay their tributes to the firefighters.  John Marsh, father of hotshot Eric Marsh, reiterated that hope for the park to unite the community and to ultimately celebrate life. 

Thanks, Rotarians, for your generous donations to our Rotary Foundation!


Yarnell Hill Fire Memorial Park, 22556 South State Route 89, Yarnell, AZ.  


Thank you Sheriff David Rhodes


Sheriff David Rhodes is a 27-year veteran of the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office. He began his career as a volunteer and has been promoted through the ranks in positions of Sergeant, Lieutenant, Captain and Chief Deputy. A graduate of the FBI National Academy, Session #244, he served as Commander in both the Law Enforcement Division and the Detention Division of the agency, as well as serving as the Commander of the Northern Arizona Regional Training Academy. He was elected Sheriff in November of 2020.

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office mission is to enhance the quality of life in the county by working cooperatively with the public to prevent crime, enforce the law, preserve the peace, and provide a safe environment through education programs aimed at promoting community involvement and crime prevention education. With an area of 8,125 square miles the County is approximately the same size as Massachusetts.

Community participation in crime prevention is very high in Yavapai county, but Sheriff Rhodes stressed the importance of citizen participation and respect for our law enforcement teams.  If you’d like to be more active in supporting local law enforcement, consider joining a Neighborhood Watch Program. Learn more here:

Sheriff David Rhodes also spoke about the Prescott’s new Justice Center.  The Prescott Criminal Justice Center will be an approximately 106,000 square foot facility and will include:

  • A 152-bed adult detention facility.
  • Two courtrooms for on-site court proceedings that will significantly reduce transportation to the Yavapai County Courthouse in Prescott.
  • Supporting services including administration, medical, food service, laundry and building services.
  • A co-located non-custodial mental health facility.

To read more about the ways that this center will REDUCE JAIL POPULATION - CUT COSTS - INCREASE EFFICIENCY visit:

Sheriff Rhodes believes that arrests or incarceration shouldn’t be the only tools the office has in fighting crime. He was an an integral part in creating the revolutionary “Reach Out” program in 2018. Reach Out connects people with mental health diagnoses and substance abuse disorders to treatment at the time of arrest and following their release from the Yavapai County jail and reduce involvement in the justice system. After three years of study by NAU, data showed that there was a 10% drop in jail population and and over 40% decline in recidivism.

With all of the challenges that our county and nation faces, Sheriff Rhodes is optimistic and excited about the criminal justice and community action in the county.  He encouraged us to stay civically engaged.

Art Harrington was relieved to share the news that the Rotaract Members have secured roundtrip tickets to Mexico and Kenya. This year we will be sending mobility equipment and Ambassadors Teams to Kenya and also to Central Mexico.   Wish them well as they depart on July 12th for the Crutches for Africa program and on July 14th for the Crutches for Mexico program.  Learn more about their work here:


Invitation to the Rotary District 5495 20-21 Year End Celebration and 2021-22 Governor Installation at the Wigwam Hotel 

Saturday, July 10th 11am-2pm

This coming Rotary year, 2021-2022, Rotary President Shekhar Mehta is encouraging members to focus their efforts on empowering girls and ensuring their access to education, resources, services, and opportunities so that future generations of women leaders will have the tools they need to succeed.

“There are many issues that girls face in different parts of the world, and you as leaders will ensure that we try and mitigate the disadvantages [that girls] may have." — Shekhar Mehta, 2021-22 Rotary International President. 

To register and for more Rotary inspiration, enjoy the Rotary District 5495 newsletter here:

Clent Walker called the meeting to order and led the prayer, the Pledge by Doug Askerman and the 4 way test by Richard Hernandez. Matt Greenlee was the Sergeant-at-Arms.  Registration was done by Larry Noble

Lisa DeLeo shared this thought for the day: "Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love." Martin Luther King Jr. 

Representing the future of Rotary, Keyonna Needham, Bill Mosher's granddaughter was present and is learning a lot of great life skills this summer.  Joe Wolf of the Phoenix Rotary 100 Group joined us as well. 

Many Happy Bucks were donated in honor of Clent Walker and his valiant Presidency during COVID and the last day of Sharon Harrington's role as our outstanding club secretary. 

Thank you to all who contributed and shared their gratitude!



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President's Message
Richard Hernandez
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One last President's Message from 2020-2021 President Clent Walker
Greetings my friends and fellow Sunupians,

I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable 4th of July Weekend.

As we close this chapter on another Rotary year, I want to thank every member of our Prescott Sun Up Rotary Club for making 2020-2021 a great success.

I hope everyone is as excited as I am for the new year with Richard Hernandez at the helm.

Thanks again for a wonderful year and let the fun begin. I hope to see you all Wednesday.

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.”

-Lou Holtz

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