Meeting Wednesdays @ 6:30 am
The Hassayampa Inn
Next Meeting January 4th, 2023 
Speaker: Art Harrington "Let's Make A Deal! Rotary Annual Appeal!

What's Happening

No Meetings until January 4th

Check the Sunup Website for assignments and updates. 

Wishing you all a happy and healthy holiday season!
Christmas Elves: Laura Vanderberg and Steve Harbeson
Santa's Helpers Steve and Mary Sample

Thank you Adopt A Family Contributors

Written by Laura Vanderberg

Thank you to everyone who contributed and volunteered with our  Salvation Army's Adopt a Family for Christmas.  

And to our holiday shoppers: Laura Vanderberg, Steve Harbeson, Steve and Mary Sample, The James and Hernandez families

We had a total of $2,900 available which was allocated equally per person for the 17 family members.

That equals $170 per family member which is fantastic! 

Again, thank you for helping make our Adopt a Family’s Christmas special.


Meeting Notes from President Laura Vanderberg

Written by President Laura Vanderberg


Our one and only meeting in December had a great turnout despite the cold and icy morning. 


Dan did setup/takedown, Richard handled registration, and Matt was our greeter. 
Clent set our hearts and minds in order to open the meeting. 
We all sang “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” and we welcomed an accidental visiting Rotarian from Portland who popped in while he was looking for coffee.
Richard announced that he collected buckets of money during the Salvation Army Bell Ringing.
Steve thanked the people who helped purchase Christmas gifts for the Adopt A Family project. 
Laura announced that the Club collected an additional $766 from Happy Bucks and fines in November to boost the budgeted funds for Adopt A Family. 
Laura awarded Tim the People’s Choice Award for Funniest Picture from our Guess Who contest. 
Dan was Sgt at Arms, and instead of fines, he went around the room and asked for people to offer what they would and share what they’re happy for. 
Of particular note, Sharon Harrington gave happy bucks for the missing John Scholl.  She appreciated him and shared that she saw him in the newspaper, on TV and on the radio, all in one day! 
This meeting was the monthly President’s Choice.  Laura shared the club’s draft "why" and talked a bit about the club’s hows. 
The "hows" are the actions and behaviors that we do when we’re working at our best. 
There was lots of discussion and laughter as each table drafted and then presented their how to the group. 
Laura recorded those hows to share back to the club at a later time.
Art shared that Todd is in Cambodia, and, in accordance with our hows, Todd is exploring the possibilities of an international collaboration with the Phnom Penh Rotary Club.
Joke of the Day:  What do you get when you cross a snowman with a vampire?  Answer:  Frostbite!
Laura closed the meeting, wishing everyone a peaceful and joyous holiday season.
Reminder:  Our next club meeting isn't until January 4, 2023.



Looking Ahead 




Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

Volunteers needed for RYLA's Camp Pinerock Event happening January 13 - 16, 2023
"Our RYLA weekend will give each delegate to expand their leadership capabilities. It encourages leadership of youth by youth. Delegates exceed their expectations through increased self confidence and group support."
Learn More:  A.J. Sheridan 928-308-6780



Interact District Conference

Our Interact Council is planning our Tenth Annual Interact District Conference, for Saturday, February 25, hosted by the Interact Club of Barry Goldwater High School in Phoenix.

Please reserve this date on your club calendar. Plan to bring as many of your club members as possible to this conference!



Join us! 

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


Well, this calendar year is winding down, and I’m a little sad that we don’t have any meetings until January 2023. 
At our meeting on Wednesday, as we talked about our hows, the topic of what we get from being Sunupians came up. 
Of course we all feel good about helping others, giving, and service projects. 
And, we all enthusiastically agreed that coming to our morning meetings, spending time together and enjoying each other’s company is also an important part of what makes Sunupians Sunupians! 
We might not have said that in such a formal way though! Lol! 
Thank you all for sharing your time, energy and camaraderie with me, and with one another as we serve together!
I’d like to keep today’s message short and sweet- so, in one sentence with no commas (although I might argue that there could be one in the middle of it):
Wishing you all a joyous holiday season filled with love and looking forward to seeing you in the New Year!

Laura Vanderberg


Prescott Sunup Rotary


Dec 21, 2022
Dec 28, 2022
Jan 04, 2023
Let's Make a Deal! Rotary Annual Appeal!
Jan 11, 2023
Rotaract Update
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Meeting Assignments
November 2022
Scholl, John
Greenlee, Matt
Set Up / Take Down
Beyer, Dan
Walker, Clent
November 2, 2022
Song Selection
, Chelsea
Thought for the Day
Harrington, Art
Ripley, Valard
November 9, 2022
Song Selection
Sample, Steven
Thought for the Day
Harrington, Sharon
Shimizu, Jane Anne
November 16, 2022
Song Selection
Ripley, Valard
Thought for the Day
Hernandez, Richard
Wiederaenders, Timothy
November 30, 2022
Song Selection
Manning, Christine
Thought for the Day
James, Whitney
Beyer, Dan
Upcoming Events
Board of Directors Meeting
Hassayampa Yavapai Room
Nov 17, 2022 4:00 PM
Program Committee Meeting
Waffles & More
Dec 05, 2022 7:00 AM
Membership Committee Meeting
Founding Fathers
Dec 07, 2022 5:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Hassayampa Yavapai Room
Dec 15, 2022 4:00 PM
Program Committee Meeting
Waffles & More
Jan 02, 2023 7:00 AM
Membership Committee Meeting
Founding Fathers
Jan 04, 2023 5:00 PM
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Executives & Directors
President Elect
Immediate Past President
Community Service
Vocational Services
Club Service
International Service
Youth Service
Communications Director
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