Meeting Wednesdays @ 6:30 am
The Hassayampa Inn
Next Meeting's Program: Sean Stevens AmeriCorps VISTA Team Leader

What's Happening


Remembering with gratitude and pride all who have fallen defending our ideals and paving the way for peace. God Bless America. 

Memorial Day Observance Today May 30th 

Quoted from

The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors invites anyone wishing to remember and honor those who have fallen in service to their country to join them, Prescott Mayor Phil Goode, Historian Melissa Ruffner, William Weiler, USN (Ret), and many others at the Historic Citizens’ Cemetery, on May 30, 2022, from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. The Citizens’ Cemetery is located at 815 Sheldon St in Prescott AZ.

Presentations for the observance will include Master of Ceremony the Honorable Ken Bennett, Yavapai County Board of Supervisors Harry Oberg, and Yavapai County Sheriff David Rhodes.

Parking will be available at Yavapai College with shuttle vans picking up near the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center. Additional parking is available at Prescott Transit Authority and Bennett Oil. Golf carts will be available to shuttle attendees from the entrance of the cemetery to the event. Seating is limited and anyone able to bring a light chair is encouraged to do so.



Thank You Speaker Cristi Silverberg-Rose, Director of Bethany's Gait Ranch

Quoted from, Cristi's presentation and Edited by Lisa DeLeo 

Cristi Silverberg-Rose is the Founder and Executive Director of Bethany's Gait Ranch in Chino Valley.

"Bethany’s Gait is a 501(c)3 non-profit ranch in Prescott, Arizona dedicated to “Rescuing Horses, Restoring Lives.”  

The Ranch's mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and restore the lives of military (active & veteran), first responders, their families, and horses in need.

"Our ranch is nestled in Williamson Valley with spectacular views of Granite Mountain and the surrounding area, providing for a peaceful, private environment.  One of the things that makes our program unique is that we are also a horse rescue. 

We have found bringing the rescue horses together with the people offers a dynamic situation where horse and human heal through a bond that is developed based on unconditional love, unwavering trust and a keen understanding of what the other has been through."

Cristi has owned horses her entire life and knows the true gift they have to offer humans.

She is married to a Marine Corps Veteran who served 24 years. They have two grown sons; the oldest is a Marine Corps Cobra Pilot and the youngest is a Navy Seal.

Donate, Volunteer and Learn more about this important work:


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.


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.


Looking Ahead:


Interact Club Blood Drives

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

Meeting Notes

Written by Jane Anne Shimizu, Edited by Lisa DeLeo 
Thoughts for the Day from Eric Chester:
"It takes less time to do something right than to explain why you did it wrong."   Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"The same boiling water that softens the potato hardens the egg.  It’s about what you’re made of, not the circumstances." Unknown

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







I hope everyone has a meaningful Memorial Day honoring our fallen veterans.  Their sacrifices live on through our freedom.

Mark your calendars for our upcoming President Installation dinner at the Lake View Ramada of Gold Water Lake at 5:30pm. 

Dinner will be served so bring your family and R.S.V.P  to Laura. 

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


See you all Wednesday.


Richard Hernandez


Prescott Sunup Rotary


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Stewart, John
Setup / Take Down
Keys, Bob
Harrington, Art
May 4, 2022
Thought for the Day
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Sgt.-at-Arms 1
Ripley, Valard
Harrington, Art
May 11, 2022
Thought for the Day
Manning, Christine
Sgt.-at-Arms 1
Greenlee, Matt
Harrington, Sharon
May 18, 2022
Thought for Today
Berry, Jon
Sgt.-at-Arms 1
Beyer, Dan
James, Whitney
May 25, 2022
Thought for the Day
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Sgt.-at-Arms 1
Shimizu, Jane Anne
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Upcoming Events
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Founding Fathers
Jun 01, 2022 5:00 PM
Program Committee Meeting
Waffles & More
Jun 06, 2022 7:00 AM
Board of Directors Meeting
Hassayampa Yavapai Room
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Program Committee Meeting
Waffles & More
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Membership Committee Meeting
Founding Fathers
Jul 06, 2022 5:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Hassayampa Yavapai Room
Jul 21, 2022 4:00 PM
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