Meeting Wednesdays @ 6:30 am
The Hassayampa Inn
Next Meeting's Program: Mayor Phil Goode
"State of the City Update"

What's Happening

Thank you to this week's presenter:  Brad Clifford, Athletic Director of Yavapai College

Quoted from Yavapai College Staff Directory 

"Having spent 36 years at Yavapai College as a student, student-athlete, assistant coach, head coach, assistant athletic director and athletic director, Brad Clifford bleeds Roughrider Green and Gold.

Clifford is no stranger to the Prescott area; he attended Prescott High School where he lettered in basketball twice and baseball twice. Following a two-year LDS mission to Quito, Ecuador, Clifford returned to Prescott and became a student at Yavapai College. Yavapai was reinstating the men’s basketball program after a five-year hiatus and Clifford became a member of that team.
A back injury forced Clifford to cut his competitive days short but he found his calling when the women’s basketball coach asked him to become his assistant. Clifford served for seven years as the women’s assistant coach and the men’s assistant coach before taking the position of head women’s basketball coach in 1996.
During his 15-year tenure at the helm of the Roughriders, Clifford had an overall record of 323 -143, becoming the all-time winningest basketball coach in YC history. Twice Clifford was named the WBCA Region I Coach of the Year.

Clifford coached six NJCAA All-Americans, 11 WBCA Kodak All-Americans, three ACCAC freshmen of the year, 58 All-ACCAC players and three ACCAC Players of the Year.
Following his coaching term, Clifford was named the assistant athletic director, a position that he held for a short five months, before being named the Athletic Director in 2012."

Jerry Hulm shared that: "Brad Clifford's presentation emphasized the character building aspects of playing sports and the importance of sports programs at Yavapai College.  He also emphasized the academic performance of the athletes at the college, something they are very proud of as well as the new things they will be adding to their program in the new year."

Brad Clifford said: "Athletics are an important part of the co-curricular leaning activities, according to the Higher Learning Commission, where learning happens inside and outside the classroom.

Yavapai College athletes excel in the classroom producing Academic All-Americans and Academic All-American Teams.

The Roughrider teams have logged over 1,000 hours of community service each year for Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Special Olympics, Breast Cancer Awareness, US Vets, Reading in the schools, MATFORCE, Yavapai Indian Tribe Youth, etc.
Because very few student-athletes receive a “full ride”, the out-of-county student-athletes pay a percentage of their schooling and are a direct positive economic impact to the city."

Interact District Conference

Written by Art Harrington
Art Harrington reported that The Interact District Conference was held Saturday, Feb. 26th.  We have 189 registered to attend this conference, which is being hosted by the Interact Club of Centennial High School in Peoria.  Looking forward to hearing updates from Art Harrington.
As the District Interact Chair, Art shared that our amazing PHS Interact Club will come away as the most award-winning club in our Interact District this year.  They have really "knocked the ball out of the park" with their accomplishments. 

Interact Ambassadors to Kenya

Written byArt Harrington
Art Harrington shared that six Interact Ambassadors to Kenya, who will be representing our district in that country this summer in July, will be revealed at this Interact District Conference. 
While those team member identities are kept as a closely-guarded secret until they are each introduced at the conference, I let the club know that our PHS Interact Club will be well-represented on that team.  Two of the 6 students who have been selected are from our PHS Interact Club, and Cathleen Cherry, our PHS Interact Faculty Advisor, will be traveling as one of the adult Advisors to that team.


Written by A.J. Sheridan, Youth Services Liaison to Rotaract Club
On Monday, February 28th and Wednesday, March 2nd from 9-11am, Rotaract will be selling Krispy Kreme donuts on campus in front of the AC-1 building
I have invited them to bring some to our meeting on 3/2 as I understand a few of you like Krispy Kreme? Or maybe any donuts?  So bring some extra cash that day just in case. I will let you know this week if they are coming.

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 for more details:


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 canned and packaged goods for use at the District Conference, being held on May 13-14 at the Prescott Resort. 
All of those registered for the conference will be divided into 18 teams.  On Saturday morning the 18 teams will be challenged to each create, using our collected food items, along with others that will be brought to the conference, one of the 18 holes on a Put-Put Golf Course, which will be built on the resort's large 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 her for more details:

Blood Drives


The Interact Club will be doing two 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: 

Written by Jane Anne Shimizu 

If 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
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Well, we had about 15 brave Rotarians show up Wednesday morning during the snow storm. They weren't going to let a little frozen water stop them. All kidding aside, it was a coin toss because of the winter storm. In the end I decided to let the members decide.
We did have a laid-back shorter version of our meeting and our speaker Brad Clifford shared some great info. I'm looking forward to next Wednesday's meeting and if the forecast is right, 69 degrees!
Take care,

Prescott Sunup Rotary


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