Meeting Wednesdays @ 6:30 am
The Hassayampa Inn

This Week's Program: Jon Haas of the Prescott Regional Opportunity Foundation

What's Happening

Thank you to Speaker & Sunup Member Laura Vanderberg,  Newton Services, LLC.

Thank you Laura Vanderberg for the hands on exercises and tools on how to be our best selves in work and life. 

Laura describes herself as a "Leadership Development Professional" She is a certified coach (ACC) and the Chief Scientist at Newton Services Consulting, a certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business. Her diverse background in both the scientific and holistic fields allows her to bring the very best of the best practices to assist up and coming leaders and focus on their path. She brings 25 years of experience as a microbiologist, Department of Defense subject matter expert, writer, facilitator, educator and a do-whatever-it-takes attitude to my position as Chief Scientist.  Laura was part of a cadre of scientists and operators who assisted the US Government in setting up and executing an interagency testing and training event. Along with her science work, Laura became a certified and experienced yoga teacher (ERYT500) and later a certified yoga therapist (CIAYT) to help clients heal in a deeper way.

In-person or virtually, Newton Services, LLC is prepared to support you and your organization with consulting, leadership coaching, advanced professional training, facilitation and subject matter expertise.  No task is too big, no problem is too small.  Newton Services is the brainchild of Steve Harbeson and Laura Vanderberg.  Combined, they have over 60 years of experience supporting the Defense and other Government organizations as well as a host of private companies. 

Laura offers a wide variety of workshops and lectures aimed at groups of all sizes for workplace and personal development. For more info, call  307-899-3147 or email

People Who Care Golf Tournament-New Date

Sunupian Christy Manning is a board member of People Who Care. You don't have to play in the tournament or be present to win. Tournament Includes: Hole-in-one prizes on all par 3's. 50/50 Raffle, Mulligans, and Silent Auction.  All proceeds will be used to support the mission of People Who Care in the Quad Cities. Learn more here:
311 E Smoke Tree Lane
Prescott, AZ 86301
The Club at Prescott Lakes

Roadside Cleanup Saturday, October 23rd 

Join Sunup Rotary and Interact for a 1 mile Roadside Clean up with the Interact club.  Park clean up afterward. 

Where: Meet at the Safeway parking lot 450 White Spar Road, Prescott 86303

When: Saturday 10/23 at 9am 

Bring: Wear your yellow Rotary shirt

Call Doug Ficke for more information : 406-750-9390

The New All Vets Memorial Plaque Dedication

More photos from this amazing event! 
Bob Frith, John Stewart, Tony Shaw and Neil Logan, Sculptor from 1989
 John Stewart and 2003-04 District 5490 Governor Don Schiller
John Stewart 

Jazz From the Heart 

Our Annual Fundraiser will take place Friday, February 11th @ Hassayampa Marina Room. Cash Donations or items for silent auction are needed. Contact Donna Jacobs or Jane Anne Shimizu for more details.

Digital files of donation forms coming soon!


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

World Polio Day is October 24

Save the date! World Polio Day is Oct. 24 -- and District 5495 is joining with District 3272 in Pakistan to host a very special virtual program 8 a.m. Saturday Oct. 23. The program will provide an update on Rotary's polio efforts in Pakistan and Afghanistan and will feature speakers involved in polio immunization in both countries. To register, visit
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Holiday Party Planning Committee

Volunteers needed to plan this year's holiday party!  Email Donna Jacobs for more details: 


Looking ahead:

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.


Meeting Notes

President Richard Hernandez challenged us to a "Two by Two" exercise.  Pair up with a Rotary buddy and learn more about them to share with the club at our meetings.  

Art Harrington led us in prayer.   Dan Beyer was the Sergeant-at-Arms.  Bill Mosher was our Registrar. Dan Beyer was the greeter. Dan Beyer and Bud Ackerman did Setup & Take Down. 

Greg Raskin shared this thought for the day by @Thereeveryday:  “The 4 stage of life: 1. You believe in Santa Claus, 2. You don’t believe in Santa Claus
3. You are Santa Clause, 4. You look like Santa Claus"  

Our guests included:  Francisco Ortiz y Davis, Director of Career & Technical Education at Prescott High School and Guest of A.J. Sheridan, John Sapper, Past President of the Fortuna, California Rotary club who is in town looking to possibly relocate to Prescott. Welcome!

President's Message
Richard Hernandez
member photo
Hello fellow Sunupians,
I hope your week went well. For those of you who made it to our Wednesday meeting, have you deployed some of Laura’s stress relieving techniques?
I did, and hey, they worked, or at least helped. 
I personally enjoyed Clent’s and Greg’s 2x2. Who knew they  both grew up poor on a southern farm?
I look forward to learning more about our members going forward. 
We’ll I’ll keep this one short. I hope to see you all at a packed house next Wednesday.
Take care for now,
October 11, 2021
Oct 20, 2021
Prescott Regional Opportunity Foundation
Oct 27, 2021
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Meeting Assignments
October 2021
Askerman, Doug
Barstad, Greg
Setup / Take Down
Ackerman, Bud
October 20, 2021
Thought for Today
Oberg, Harry
Sgt.-at-Arms 1
Shimizu, Jane Anne
Stewart, John
Walker, Clent
October 27, 2021
Thought for the Day
Raskin, Greg
Sgt.-at-Arms 1
Walker, Clent
Shimizu, Jane Anne
Harrington, Art
Upcoming Events
Board of Directors Meeting
YCC Prescott Valley
Oct 21, 2021 4:00 PM
White Spar Road Cleanup
Oct 23, 2021
Program Committee Meeting
Waffles & More
Nov 01, 2021 7:00 AM
Board of Directors Meeting
YCC Prescott Valley
Nov 18, 2021 4:00 PM
Program Committee Meeting
Waffles & More
Dec 06, 2021 7:00 AM
Board of Directors Meeting
YCC Prescott Valley
Dec 16, 2021 4:00 PM
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