This Week's Speaker

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Rotary Children's Fund


Last Meeting Highlights
President Clent Walker presided, Art Harrington said a prayer, Jerry Fohrman led us in the pledge to our flag, Eric Chester recited the 4 Way Test and Jane Anne Shimizu led us in singing America The Beautiful. Thought of the day by Glen Hammond: We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.
Todd Clancy  announced our club will participate in a Halloween “Trunk or Treat” event at Finlay Toyota on Willow Creek Rd, Saturday, October 31st, at 5 pm. Car trunks will be filled with candy for the kids. He requested everyone bring canned goods for donation to the Yavapai Food Bank. Masks are required. Katheryn Tuberty announced we will meet in the room across the hall from our regular room next week. Pres Clent requested everyone come in costume to the October 28 meeting.
Guests: Laura Vanderburg and Chelsea Sederstrom, members in waiting. Birthdays: Joanna Barstad 10/16. Anniversaries: None this week
Sargent of Arms Richard Hernandez fined Dennis Light $2 for being mentioned twice in the newspaper, A.J. Sheridan$2 for scheduling a Program Committee meeting and not being present, Kelly Hong $2 for taking a class at Gunsite, Clent Walker $2 for forgetting Birthdays and Anniversaries and Todd Clancy $2 for wearing shorts. Jim Huffman carried the Spittoon. Many Happy Bucks, Jerry Fohrman won the Pot.
Our Speaker this week was C. J. Medahl, Executive Director of People Who Care. People Who Care, established 28 years ago, is a nonprofit volunteer neighbor organization, helping adults physically unable to drive, to continue living in their homes by providing essential transportation and other non- medical  assistance, promoting dignity and compassionate care, providing door to door service to appointments, grocery shopping and neighborly visits, generally staying with clients during these trips. Volunteers also help with personal paperwork and make reassuring phone calls and 911 emergency calls and provide a home safety program checking for fall or fire risks, provide free safety devises and do minor repairs when needed. The vision Impaired receive guidance on coping with every day household hazards.
Potential volunteers must attend an informational meeting followed by a personal staff application interview, reference calls and background screenings. The neighbor enrollment process includes a phone interview and a home  visit by an intake volunteer. Applicants must be over 18 and reside in Prescott, Chino Valley, Prescott Valley or Dewey, be a single person or couple living on their own, have no family or community support available to them and be unable to drive due to physical limitations. Anyone needing assistance can contact the People Who Care office in their community.
People Who Care is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and a Qualified Charitable Organization for the Arizona Tax Credit. Individuals receive a $400 tax credit and couples an $800 credit. For federal tax purposes, Individuals with IRAs may donate part of their distribution to People Who Care. People Who Care operates with no charge to their neighbors, due to loyal, generous donors, grants from several local organizations and dedicated valued volunteers. Volunteer orientation meetings are held on the 3rd  Wednesday of every month at the Prescott main office.
New Member Spotlight
Donna and Ray Jacobs
Donna retired May 2020, following a successful and gratifying 42-year professional healthcare career.  For the first 14 years, Donna was employed as a critical care RN in large metropolitan for-profit and not-for-profit hospitals in Iowa, Colorado, Oregon and Nevada. Upon completing her masters degree in Nursing, Donna transitioned to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in Las Vegas, NV. For the next 25 years, she served in various healthcare executive positions, while continuing to advance her education with an MBA degree, achieving certification as a Fellow, American College of Health Care Executives, and appointment to the Federal Senior Executive Service Corps. Donna's VA career afforded opportunities to serve Veterans in Nevada, Vermont, Kentucky and Arizona, spanning large metropolitan and small rural VA healthcare systems.   Donna subsequently retired from the Prescott VA in 2015 and relocated to Mid-Missouri where she led a rural health care hospital as CEO until May 2020. Welcome back Donna!
Ray was born and raised in a rural farming community in Northwest Iowa, and was an avid athlete, playing baseball, football, basketball, golf and tennis. After graduation from high school Ray attended Northern Iowa University and Buena Vista College where he played college baseball, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1972. Following college graduation, Ray was employed in the agricultural industry as a Parts Manager for International Harvester for 10 years before transitioning to heavy equipment management. Ray married in 1977 (Donna) and for the last 43 years they have enjoyed opportunities to live in diverse locations throughout the U.S.
Ray retired after 20 years as Logistics Manager from Quest Diagnostics, formerly Associated Pathologists Laboratories, in Las Vegas, NV. Since retirement, Ray has remained active with Volunteer activities in his communities, including church, local VA, Chamber of Commerce, and Rotary.  Ray enjoys his hobbies of hunting, fishing, wood turning and playing golf. Welcome Ray!
President's Message
Clent Walker
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Greetings Fellow Sunupians,
A quote from Mark Twain: Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So, throw off the bowlines, Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.
I hope your week is off to a great start, and I’m looking forward to seeing you all on Wednesday and at the All Veteran clean up on Saturday.
October 14,,2020
Oct 14, 2020
Rotary Childrens Fund
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Meeting Assignments
October 2020
Stewart, John
Greeter 1
Tuberty, Katheryn
Greeter 2
Warrick, Dwayne
Setup/Take Down 1
Jacobs, Donna
Setup/Take Down 2
Jacobs, Raymond
Harrington, Art
Shimizu, Jane Anne
October 7, 2020
Thought for the Day
Hammond, Glen
Hernandez, Richard
October 14, 2020
Thought for the Day
Raskin, Greg
Shimizu, Jane Anne
October 21, 2020
Thought for the Day
Robl, Amy
Beyer, Dan
October 28, 2020
Thought for the Day
Scholl, John
Greenlee, Matt
Executives & Directors
President Elect
President Nominee
Membership Chair
The Rotary Foundation Chair
Immediate Past President & Sunup Foundation Chair
Club Service Chair
Community Service Chair
Community Service Co-Chair
Community Service Co-Chair
Communication Co-chair
Communication Co-chair
International Service Chair
Vocational Services Chair
Youth Service Chair
Russell Hampton
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