Meeting Wednesdays @ 6:30 am
The Hassayampa Inn

This Week's Program: Art Harrington, Marco Cecala & John Scholl on:  "The Rotary Foundation Vocational Fund"


What's Happening

Food Drive: Bring canned food to this Week’s Meeting 11/17

Support Prescott High School and provide assistance to those experiencing food insecurity during these challenging times.  



Thank you Veterans Day Speakers Doug Carroll (AFROTC) & John Berry.

Written by Jane Anne Shimizu

Jon Berry put together a wonderful program, with presentation of colors by AFROTC Detachment 28 and Colonel Doug Carrol

John Berry gave the history of Veterans Day, a holiday dedicated to American Veterans of all wars. In 1918, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in World War I, then known as “The Great War.” Commemorated in many countries as Armistice Day the following year, November 11th became a federal holiday in the United States in 1938. In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became known as Veterans Day.

The speaker was Colonel Douglas T. Carroll, the Commander and Professor of Aerospace Studies for Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Detachment 028, at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, AZ.

He is a 1993 graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, AZ where he received his commission as an AFROTC Distinguished Graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science.  He has served in numerous operational, staff, and command assignments including Commander, 353d Special Operations Support Squadron, Kadena AB, Japan; 353d Expeditionary Special Operations Group, Philippines; and Vice Commander, 58th Special Operations Wing, Albuquerque, NM.  Col Carroll is a 2013 graduate of the US Naval War College where he earned a Master of Arts Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies.

Col Carroll has deployed in support of Operations JOINT GUARD, JOINT ENDEAVOR, ALLIED FORCE, ENDURING FREEDOM, IRAQI FREEDOM, TOMODACHI, and ENDURING FREEDOM-Philippines, as well as the execution of numerous counterdrug missions for PLAN COLOMBIA.

Prior to his current position, Colonel Carroll was the Director of Strategy, Plans, & Policy at Special Operations Command Europe, Stuttgart, Germany, where he was responsible for translating national theater guidance into operational-level strategy and plans to achieve theater and campaign objectives, as well as programming and coordinating the execution of $152 million of special operations and conventional force funding annually.

We also enjoyed a presentation of colors by AFROTC Detachment 28.


Veterans Day Parade!

Written by Todd Clancy


Thank Ron Williams of The Prescott Rotary club for organizing and providing the float and to all who participated. We had an excellent turn out with our club easily providing the vast majority of participants. Our members brought along Veteran parents, spouses as well as their kids to participate. 

Christy Manning and her Dad Steve Culver, a Retired Gunny Sargent in Marine Corps.

Jazz From the Heart Prescott Sunup Rotary Foundation Fundraiser

Friday, February 11th, 2022

6PM - 9PM

Hassayampa Inn - Marina Room

Our Annual Fundraiser will take place Friday, February 11th @ Hassayampa Marina Room.

Cash Donations or items for silent auction are needed. Please help collect donations from the community. We are making progress but need more large donations. Please focus on Sponsorships at the levels of $5k, $2,500, $1k & $500.00.  

Contact Donna Jacobs or Jane Anne Shimizu for more details.

Sunup Rotary Club, a 501(c)(3) organization, is seeking community support for sponsorships, donated items and/or services. Raffle drawings, as well as live and silent auctions will be featured throughout the evening.

Proceeds of this event will provide scholarships to worthy, local area high school students, as well as directly enrich our youth in Yavapai County.

We rely largely on the generosity of our friends and businesses in our community.
We appreciate your support and belief in our mission to improve the quality of life for the children in our community.
With deepest gratitude,
Sunup Rotary Club
P.O. Box 2033
Prescott, AZ 86302
Thank you for participating with donations and spreading the word! 




November is Rotary Foundation month and District 5495 will be hosting two great events to celebrate.

Saturday Nov 20:  Rotary Foundation Education Day, 9:00am to Noon

Join live via Zoom.  Watch for the link on the District website under the Rotary Foundation tab.  

All Rotarians are welcome to attend.  Encourage your fellow club members to learn more about our Rotary Foundation.Learn about Rotary Foundation Programs and Grants.  Get the latest updates on PolioPlus around the world.  Gain ideas on how to increase Rotary Foundation giving in your club.  And much more!

Sunday Nov 21:  Rotary Foundation Celebration Luncheon, 11:00am to 2:00pm
Arizona Broadway Theater,  7701 W Paradise Ln, Peoria, AZ 85382
Lunch with great Rotary fellowship.
Inspirational updates on Rotary Foundation projects - See how your donations are being used to do good in the world and in our own back yard.
Fun and lively entertainment. Recognition for significant donors to the Rotary Foundation.
Register Today   $45/person - Note registration if limited due to space so register soon.
For more information or questions, please contact Charlie Tegarden.
I hope to see everyone there.
Charlie Tegarden, District Rotary Foundation Committee Chair, Rotary District 5495

Mark  your Calendars!

Join us for our Sunupian Holiday Party

Wednesday, December 8th 5-8pm

Hassayampa Inn's Marina Room 

Delicious Dinner and Refreshments $50 per person. 

RSVP to Donna Jacobs: 
So far, we have 48 RSVPs to date for the Holiday Party! The Christmas party is open to Prescott 100 and Frontier clubs as well. 

Meeting Notes:

Notes from Jane Anne Shmizu

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 am.  The prayer was led by Donna Jacobs. The Pledge was led by Christy Manning. The 4 way test was led by Art Harrington.  The Air Force JROTC from Embry Riddle presented the colors.  We sang the U.S. Air Force song, "Off We Go into the Wild Blue Yonder." 

Richard Hernandez shared this quote: “Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country's cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause.”--President Abraham Lincoln December 2, 1863 letter to George Opdyke and others

Arthur R. Harrington, regarding The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona program next week on November 17, we will be featuring "The Yavapai 7" collaboration between the seven Rotary clubs in this county, as we break new ground with TRVFA scholarships.  Marco Cecala from the TRVFA Board and John Scholl, our club's representative on "The Yavapai 7," will be co-presenters.

Looking ahead:


Interact Fundraiser at Chipotle coming December 7th

Cruise In for Vets will take place May 14th. Prescott Mall near Texas Roadhouse 3310 Gateway Blvd, Prescott, AZ 86303
Did you miss the Career and Technical Education Center tour?  Stay tuned for another date coming soon.
President's Message
Richard Hernandez
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Hello Sunupians,
What a truly amazing meeting we had Wednesday. Our Rotarians did an awesome job coordinating a respectful tribute to our veterans.
The ERAU color presentation was moving and appreciated. To have Veteran guests was the icing on the cake.
If you missed the meeting, you missed out!  I’m still bragging on it.
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