John Stewart
Ida Kendall
Dwayne Warrick

This Week's Speaker

Barbara Oemcke

Mission Act Guidelines


Program Committee Meets First Monday of the Month, Waffles & More 7am

Membership Committee Meets Second Monday of the Month, Waffles & More 7am

Board of Directors Meeting Thursday August 15th 4:00PM Prescott Library Elsie Room

Birthdays: None Anniv: Jane Anne & Bob Shimizu 8.14, Rusty & Bonita Parker 8.15



Meeting Highlights July 31
Meeting Highlights: Thought for the day: Richard Hernandez: “Whether you think you can or you can’t, you are right!”-On a coffee mug. Richard was also the “pinch greeter” till Ida arrived.
Announced Guests: Jim Huffman, Bonnie Sandeford. Little League
Announced:  Jane Anne: Doubledown: Sunup-$15,472+. John S: VA Project to start last Sat. & awarded $539 from tips to Bonnie Sandeford, Little LeagueIn August, “Whose in Shape?” Smiths had two tickets for Aug 9 to Idaho resort to auction: John S for $60 to club. Richard H auctioned off two tickets to Repub. Womens event. Tony Shaw just back from Viet Nam Vets conference and visiting Grandkids in Spokane área.
Sgt. At Arms: Clent Walker. Fined anyone who had not been a bulletin editor;John S for “In Shape” comment,Dennis L for not repeating the 4 way test when leading.; Richard H for “Murphy” (Mulligan). Many HappyBucks, Josh carried the spittoon   Dennis Light won the pot.
 Speaker: Phil Goode introduced Dr David Hess, MD retired. An accomplished cardio-vascular Surgeon. Dr. Hess has a number of accomplishments in his field, one of which was that he performed the first cardio ablation surgery for arrythmia which is now common practice.  Age 4 his mom said “you will be a doctor”; so he did. He spoke on Health Care today. Dr. Hess led by saying “This will not be the most uplifting talk but informative.”  He noted that the state of health care today is that it is costly, drug costs are outrageous, & it is difficult to see your doctor. U.S. has the best medicine but not everywhere; best doctors (but 50% foreign); most people have insurance but lack access to health care. Medicine today is a multi-Trillion $ industry driven by greed, politics and power. It differs from other customer-based businesses in that we:  Don’t ask price; Don’t pay directly: There’s no measure of quality & People tolerate poor service; Their services are never “On Sale”, No Specials. This all developed over time: 1943- wage freeze but allowed to offer fringe benefit of health care; 1965 – Medicare/Medicaid; 1988-Law prohibiting physicians from owning ancillary businesses brought the change to mirror big business (CEOs, CFOs); 2010 - Affordable Care Act dictated private care. Dr. Hess noted several deadly trends: Physicians as employees, compartmentalization (Specialties), Digital medical records, Algorithmic practice of medicine and more. Noted that monies paid out break down this way: 34% to hospitals, 21% to doctors, 11% to drugs and other smaller percentages to a variety of recipients. How Will It All End? Not well. -Single payer insurance; Price controls; Consolidation; Doctor substitutes prevalent (P.A.s, N.P.s) Our local market – YRMC: Monopoly Market; Closest other hospitals are
1.5 hrs. away; Largest employer in county; employees include nurses and doctors. 31% of people in our Zip code go to Phoenix. Rumors around that Banner Health and/or   Dignity Health may enter this sphere. Added choice may improve services and decrease cost but unknown.
President's Message
Jerry Fohrman
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Good Morning Sunupians,
It has been brought to my attention that that RLI ( rotary leadership institute) is coming up very soon in Flagstaff. It is a great way to learn leadership skills and meet fellow Rotarians. I strongly urge all of you that are considering a leadership role in Sunup Rotary to attend. I look forward to seeing you at our next meeting.
The best way to predict your future is to create it. Abraham Lincoln   
August 7, 2019
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Mission Act Guidelines
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ERAU Students
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Meeting Assignments
Baumback, Rex
Greeter 1
Barstad, Greg
Greeter 2
Clemens, Jim
Walker, Clent
Shimizu, Jane Anne
Thought for Today
Tomsky, Sarah
Greenlee, Matt
Take Down 1
Beyer, Dan
Take Down 2
Hulm, Jerry
Executives & Directors
President Elect
President Nominee
Club Service Chair
Community Service Co-Chair
Community Service Co-Chair
International Service Co-Chair
International Service Co-Chair
The Rotary Foundation Chair
Vocational Services Chair
Membership Chair
Immediate Past President & Sunup Foundation Chair
Youth Service Chair
Communication Co-chair
Communication Co-chair
Russell Hampton
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