Meeting Wednesdays @ 6:30 am
The Hassayampa Inn
Next Meeting's Program:  Prescott Valley, Mayor Kell Palguta

What's Happening



Skip to the home page

Thank You Speaker Sean Stevens Americorps V.I.S.T.A. Team Leader 

Quoted from, Sean's presentation, A.J. Sheridan's introduction and Edited by Lisa DeLeo 

Sean Stevens is the Prescott V.I.S.T.A. Team Leader and volunteer coordinator for Arizona Serve's / V.I.S.T.A of Prescott College.   

Americorps is a U.S. Government program that connects volunteers to community service projects. V.I.S.T.A. stands for Volunteers in Service to America. This AmeriCorps program has been lifting Americans out of poverty nationwide since 1965. The Arizona Serve VISTA team currently includes 11 V.I.S.T.A. members serving in Prescott and 19 V.I.S.T.A. members serving in Tucson.


Arizona Serve's story began in 2006 when several Yavapai County agencies saw a gap in services, so they brought together a small team of AmeriCorps V.I.S.T.A. members to fight poverty in the region. Several members chose to stay after their service year to develop the Yavapai County V.I.S.T.A. Project. In 2009, we became Serve Yavapai and a program of Prescott College, increasing in scope and size to 25 VISTA members."
"Arizona Serve's   Mission is to connect passionate people with transformative community projects to fight poverty. Their vision is that communities and the individuals who serve them thrive when every person contributes to a sustainable and just existence."
Arizona Serve has a wide volunteer network in the Quad City area and work to pull them together along with other volunteer groups for big projects.
They work with US Vets for Veterans Day, Martin Luther King day committee, and Stepping Stones among others to accomplish projects.
They recruit year round through Newspapers, Email chains, Community Service events and other community outreach venues such as radio spots
This is a great experience/avenue for college graduates, retirees, or people with a mid-life crisis who are looking for new directions and ways to serve their communities.
Arizona Serve would like to partner with Rotary Clubs for mutual projects. 
Sean enjoys solving problems and supporting efforts that tangibly improve the lives and experiences of his fellow man. He views it as a privilege to work to meaningfully better the world. He brings to the table his years of coaching and mentoring experience as well as his prior work with the Prescott Unified School District's volunteer teams.

Learn more about this important work:  For general questions or information, please contact us at


Presidential Induction Dinner Wednesday, June 15th @ 5:30pm 

It's that time of year- time for our current President (Richard Hernandez) to hand over the reins to the President Elect (Laura Vanderberg). 

We've reserved the Goldwater Lake Ramada (same place as last year). 

Join us at 5:30 pm, dinner will be served at 6 pm.    Bring your family! 

We'll be having a wonderful catered dinner, dessert and non-alcoholic beverages.  If you'd like to bring an adult beverage of your choice, please feel free.

Your cost for this priceless event is just $10 per person!  

Installation Dinner will take the place of our regularly scheduled morning meeting on the 15th.  

We need an exact head count for the caterer, so please R.S.V.P. to  Laura A.S.A.P.

Current President Richard Hernandez announced that Laura has lined up her Board of Directors. He and Laura will be circulating an email to vote on her 4 new Board Members in addition to those who are continuing. 

Square Credit Card Payments now accepted

John Scholl announced that we now have the ability to take credit cards through Square to buy raffle tickets, donate happy bucks, and pay invoices.


Prescott Community Cupboard Volunteer Opportunity

Available to volunteer?   Christy @
Prescott Community Cupboard Food Bank • 777 West Hillside Avenue – Located on the corner of Hillside and Walnut Streets, just East of Fry’s Food on the corner of Fair Street and Miller Valley Road in Prescott

Meal Coordinator Needed

We are looking for a volunteer coordinator for PASS meals.  Sunup Rotary provides meals one day a month and reimburses the cost of the meal.  This role signs up members to shop for and deliver the meal to P.A.S.S. on Rush Street in Prescott. 

Contact Christy or Laura for more information.


Clubs celebrate 'Serve to Change Lives' at 2022 District Conference in Prescott

"District 5495 held its first district conference in three years May 12-14 at the Prescott Resort and Conference Center. The conference focused on celebrating our history in Arizona (four clubs were recognized for their 100th anniversaries) and showcasing the incredible impact our clubs are having in their communities.
The conference kicked off Thursday with the district's first-ever fundraising dinner for The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona.
Other events included several hands-on service projects, a musical celebration on the history of Rotary, the presentation of district awards, and talks by Rotary International President's Rep Nabil Oudeh, past district governor from District 7070 in Canada."
Click here to read more about the conference. Click here to see a slideshow of photos. 

Looking Ahead:


Interact Club Blood Drive

When: Monday,  July 25, 2022 : Yavapai College  Room 19-147, next to the library.
Info: Contact Joe Sweeney for more details


Chelsea Sederstrom

Welcome back Member Chelsea Sederstrom

Chelsea was a Sunupian when she worked for Touchmark at the Ranch.  She returns to us from Chino Valley where she currently works for Insurgent Brewery.  We look forward to her participation on the new Board. 

Meeting Notes

Written by A.J. Sheridan, Edited by Lisa DeLeo 
Dan Beyer was Sargent.  Art Harrington was traveling and unable to lead us in song so it was pretty rough!  A.J. thought everyone knew "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling"  but apparently not.  
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

President's Message
Richard Hernandez
member photo






This is a bittersweet message for me. It's my last as your President.  This week's meeting will also be my last leading you as President.
On the 15th I hand over the reins to Laura Vanderberg who will take us to new heights, and I can't wait to see her leadership shine.
I would be remiss if I did not recognize some of you who helped me in so many ways over the year. I won't call you out be name because you know I'll forget someone, but you all know who you are.
You all enriched my life, and I will forever remember that and be grateful.
I'm not leaving. I believe in Rotary and plan to be active and involved helping Laura and serving as the Foundation President.
Laura has some great plans and an excellent board.
Like I said, bittersweet, but I am so looking forward to continuing Service above Self.
God Bless you all and thank you for your friendship.
Richard Hernandez


Prescott Sunup Rotary


June 6th, 2022
Jun 08, 2022
Mayor Kell Palguta
Jun 15, 2022
Dinner Meeting
Jun 22, 2022
YRMC’s Breast Care Center is a Center of Excellence!
Jun 29, 2022
Community Pregnancy Center
View entire list
Meeting Assignments
June 2022
Vanderberg, Laura
Chester, Eric
Set Up / Take Down
Sample, Steven
Walker, Clent
June 8, 2022
Song Selection
Weldy, Scott
Thought for the Day
Fohrman, Jerry
Greenlee, Matt
June 15, 2022
Song Selection
Sheridan, A.J.
Thought for the Day
Hammond, Glen
Ripley, Valard
June 22, 2022
Song Selection
Manning, Christine
Thought for the Day
Harrington, Sharon
Shimizu, Jane Anne
June 29, 2022
Song Selection
Hernandez, Richard
Thought for the Day
James, Whitney
Walker, Clent
Upcoming Events
Program Committee Meeting
Waffles & More
Jun 06, 2022 7:00 AM
Board of Directors Meeting
Hassayampa Yavapai Room
Jun 16, 2022 4:00 PM
Program Committee Meeting
Waffles & More
Jul 04, 2022 7:00 AM
Membership Committee Meeting
Founding Fathers
Jul 06, 2022 5:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Hassayampa Yavapai Room
Jul 21, 2022 4:00 PM
Program Committee Meeting
Waffles & More
Aug 01, 2022 7:00 AM
Membership Committee Meeting
Founding Fathers
Aug 03, 2022 5:00 PM
View entire list
Executives & Directors
President BOD
Past President BOD
Secretary BOD
Treasurer BOD
Vocational Services BOD Director
Community Service BOD Director
Youth Service BOD Director
Public Image Appointed
Advertisement for Russell Hampton
Advertisement for ClubRunner
Advertisement for ClubRunner Mobile
 Help Spread Sunshine:  If you currently know any Rotary members who are going through challenging times or if you'd like to volunteer to make calls and send cards to members and their families during sickness, hospitalization or loss, contact Laura Vanderberg <>