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The Hassayampa Inn
Next Meeting's Guest:  Andy Yates, Congressional Candidate
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Thank you Guest Speaker District 5495 Governor Larry Horton

Notes by Laura Vanderberg and Chelsea Sederstrom.  Edited by Lisa DeLeo
Area Governor Joe Sweeney introduced District Governor Larry Horton to the Club. 
Larry presented Laura Vanderberg with a beautiful Rotary International Presidential Theme Banner for 2022-2023.  He described the meaning behind the Aboriginal symbol that Jennifer Jones, RI President 2022-2023, came up with to celebrate the women of Rotary.
Her goal is trying to have women make up 30% of Rotary Membership. What does that look like, how can we as membership, represent the composition of communities in our own club? 
Our district is 35% women right now, so we are doing very well. We have multi club service projects that really contribute to many places and people in our tri-city area.
Larry gave kudos to the club for all of the work that we do!
He talked about making donations to the RI Foundation, and also about a range of projects that are going on in the District.  So many exciting things! 
One example that he shared was about a huge initiative part of Rotary's new Environmental focus.  The Rotary clubs in Havasu did a huge trash clean up and filled two giant dumpsters along with 20 other organizations and was a very successful trash pick up for the town.
Elsewhere in the district, a fully virtual club decided to become the very first Environmental Rotary Club, focusing exclusively on this focus area.  He invited us to grow environmental committees and efforts. 
He announced an upcoming District-wide project called Pints for Polio to raise funds to combat Polio.  Pints for Polio is on October 24th at participating breweries throughout the District. For a $50 donation, you get a pint glass, shirt and kuzi! 
Go online to the District website to sign up.  Then, on the 24th, you'll go to a local brewery (location TBD) to pick up your Polio Plus swag. 
He also shared that, as a District, we don't have a problem getting new members, the challenge is retaining them. 
DG Larry proposed that the Membership Committee Chairs are no longer recruiters, they need to become retention- connection managers; people who find out what current members want and need so that they can continue to be fulfilled by being a part of our Rotary family. 
He also named the Community Service Chair as the new Recruiting Manager.
Reminder: It's everyone's job to bring friends to community service events.  
In honor of Rotary week of service (April 15th - April 22nd), DG Larry gave us each a pair of work gloves to symbolize (and be useful!) for the work we do that week. 
There is a lot going on in the district for servicing our communities. 
Finally, he noted that Rotarians see a problem and find ways to fix it, do service projects that change our communities and change our world.
Grants are huge in our district.
We do a great job spending money, and so we need to contribute to the RI Foundation so we can continue to have money to spend on District projects and Imagine Rotary.
Dream Big! and turn our Dreams Into Reality.   

You're Invited!  Join the Prescott Area Shelter Services Open House

Wednesday, October 12th @ 2:30 - 5:30pm 

Pink Patch for Breast Cancer Awareness 

Quoted from The Prescott Times Written by TPT Staff 9/30/22
As you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Once again, we have created an amazing patch to add to your collection!
Get yours at one of our community events (schedule forthcoming) or anytime at the Police Station.
We ask for a $5 donation with all proceeds going to the Breast Care Center at Dignity Health YRMC East Campus.
A huge thank you to Auto Trim Plus for another gorgeous pink ribbon wrap on our police car and the Prescott Police Foundation for their continued support of this very important program!
Stay tuned for the community event schedule!



Trunk or Treat | Special Events | Allegheny County

Trunk or Treat Volunteers Needed 

Saturday, October 29th
Location: Findlay Toyota Prescott - 3200 Willow Creek Road, Prescott AZ 86301
Time: 3:00pm - 6:00 pm 
Contact Steve for more details: or 520-260-3940
Click here for some fun ideas: Trunk or Treat Ideas
WMCC Holiday Party, Dec. 2 @ High Horse – Climb Gneiss

Holiday Party Wednesday, December 7th

Has been reserved for Wednesday, December 7th! Look for more details to come.

Ideas? Please Contact Chelsea for more details:


Double Down Casino Night

The Double down Casino night will be our Scholarship fundraiser. 

New date and location are TBD in the very near future!

Look for more info from the planners! 

Meeting Notes

Notes by Chelsea Sederstrom.  Edited by Lisa DeLeo

Quote of the Day from Dan Beyer: "Volunteers don't get paid, not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless!" Sherry Anderson Canadian Curler.

Tim Wiederaenders led us in "Home on The Range"

Dan Beyer was the Sargent at Arms and started the morning off with lots of laughs. 

Our "Good Things in Small Packages" is making a BIG impact in an IMMEDIATE WAY.   Gratitude flowing our way from the PUSD Staff receiving them. 


Do you have any announcements, photos of Rotary in Action or notes to include in newsletter? please send by end of day FRIDAY to Lisa DeLeo to appear in the following week's newsletters. 

Anyone knows of members who might be interested in joining our program group please encourage them to get in touch with Jane Anne Shimizu. 928-636-4565 Ext. 4 or

The Prez Says
Laura Vanderberg
member photo



What a treat to have DG Larry Horton visit us this past week! 
He gave an inspiring talk filled with stories about making a difference. 
There is so much going on in our District!  DG Larry shared lots of information with us! 
We tried to capture highlights above, and if you’re at all curious to know more, all you have to do is go wander around the District 5495 website ( 
Be sure to check out the highlighted events and the calendar of upcoming activities!
Speaking of upcoming activities…we are hatching a plan to make Pints for Polio (October 24) also be a Club social for us SunUpians & any other Rotarians and friends that might want to join us! 
More to come on that! 
In the meantime, please go to the Givsum website to make a District 5495 donation ( 
We’ll have our social at a designated time where you can pick up your glass, shirt & kuzi- and we’ll raise a Pint for Polio together! 
This week, I’m traveling to the East Coast for work, and a special person will be standing in for me at our club meeting. 
They’ll bring their best self to the meeting- won’t you? 
And since I know y’all will be missing my weekly joke- here’s a one-liner, Laura-modified, for the coming week: 
“I know they say that money talks, but all mine says is ‘Give me to the Sergeant At Arms to pay your fines!”
Make it a great week & see you soon!

Laura Vanderberg


Prescott Sunup Rotary


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October 19, 2022
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