Meeting Wednesdays @ 6:30 am
The Hassayampa Inn
Guest Speaker: President Laura Vanderberg
Club Update

What's Happening

Thank you Guest Mark Shelley, Coordinator of "Cycling Without Age"

Notes & Photo by Chelsea Sederstrom. Edited by Lisa DeLeo  
Our speaker this week was Mark Shelley, Coordinator of Cycling Without Age Prescott Chapter.  
Cycling Without Age is a worldwide movement to give older adults and the disabled the opportunity to feel the wind in their hair, connect with the community, and enjoy building relationships via a "Triobike" piloted by trained volunteer cyclists. 
The program began in Copenhagen, Denmark and has now spread to 43 countries.  The bikes are manufactured in Copenhagen and cost 10k.
Prescott's bike was purchased with the help of The City of Prescott, The Yavapai College Police Department, Polara Health, Prescott Mountain Biking Association as well as local bike shops High Gear Bike Shop and  Iron Clad Bike Shop for the benefit and care of our residents. 
This is a free service and he frequents the peavine trail and enjoys this with Assisted Living residents, Memory Care residents, and the oldest guest they have given a ride to is Mark's mom and she was 93 years young. 

Rides can be scheduled by contacting Mark Shelley at: or calling 602-549-2109
Getting outside is proven to help with depression, physically improves movement, and brings people out of isolation.

This is an incredible service that really can transform people out of their everyday routines. The drivers enjoy connecting with the passengers.

He will even take you through the drive through in the cart! So fun! 

You want to ride your own bike along side with the rider and pilots? Come along! It will be really neat! 

Do you know someone who would benefit from this free service? Give Mark's contact info to whom ever comes to your mind!

This is such a wonderful activity and we are all encouraged to support Mark and what he is doing for the community.

Would you be a pilot and volunteer? Contact or calling 602-549-2109

Donations are accepted. Right now Mark has one bike and they are saving up for another bike.


Learn more at:

Check out these inspiring videos as well:

Snack Shack Update

Tim Wiederaenders and Dan Beyer met with the Health Department to inspect the Snack Shack. More to come!



Rotary President Elect Training Seminar

Club President Laura Vanderberg attended the Rotary President Elect Training Seminar. 

The sessions are based on the expectations of Rotary International and are meant to prepare members for leadership roles in Rotary.

Rotary District Leadership and other Rotarian guests with particular expertise in the specific content area will conduct these leadership development sessions.
Much of the material to be covered will come from the Rotary Learning Center, where you will want to know more about your ongoing learning. 

Presidents-Elect with questions are asked to contact District Governor-Elect Kevin Pitts for additional information.

Visit for additional information.

Rotary International President Elect Gordon McInally addressing PETS participants.

District Governor Elect Kevin Pitts addressing the crowd.


Looking Ahead 


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!

Interested?  Contact Laura Vanderberg or Christie Manning


Dealers and Volunteers needed for Double Down Casino Night

Saturday, June 17th  5p-9p at the Prescott Vibes Event Center. 
Located at: 6200 North Rt. 89, Prescott (near the Prescott Airport) 
Our Casino Night fundraiser is back!  
Contact Jane Anne Shimizu928-636-4565 Ext. 4 or
Jane Anne shared that sponsorship is moving right along.  Tickets and flyers have been printed and are ready.

Every club member is expected to sell 10 tickets. Get table sponsors and donations! Go now!

We need dealers. Gus Bergman volunteered to be a dealer! 21 tables so we need dealers! Celebrity dealers and Prescott Residents encouraged.

Remember, our ability to offer scholarships is directly related to our success with Double Down.  The more donors, the more money raised, the more scholarships we're able to give to deserving graduating seniors- for both college and vocational schools. 


Help us support our youth!  

Meeting Notes

Written by Chelsea Sederstrom. Edited by Lisa DeLeo

President Laura Vanderberg led us in a club vote for the most important projects we do. It was interesting to see what the club is interested in doing and they think is the most important community service opportunity.  More info on the outcome to follow. 
Quote of the Day by Scott Weldy:  "If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude." by Maya Angelou
The TriClub St. Paddy’s Day party will be at Goods from the Garden, on Thursday, March 16th. Time TBD.
Rotary Week of Service is April 21 & 22.  Canned food drive. Find us at Safeway on 1044 Willow Creek Rd, Prescott, AZ 86301
Other locations are still being determined. 

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 Shimizu928-636-4565 Ext. 4 or

The Prez Says
Laura Vanderberg
member photo


Greetings from Southwest President Elect Training School! 
It's exciting to be part of this multi-district training event! 
Hoping to bring back some great insights and ideas!  

Wishing you all a great week!


Warm Regards,


Laura Vanderberg


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Club Update
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Sheridan, A.J.
Set Up / Take Down
Keys, Bob
Walker, Clent
Feb 1
Ripley, Valard
Song Selection
Greenlee, Matt
Thought for the Day
Weldy, Scott
Manning, Christine
Feb 8
Sample, Steven
Song Selection
Hammond, Glen
Thought for the Day
Wiederaenders, Timothy
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Feb 15
Scholl, John
Song Selection
Harrington, Art
Thought for the Day
Berry, Jon
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Feb 22
, Chelsea
Song Selection
Harrington, Sharon
Thought for the Day
Beyer, Dan
Wiederaenders, Timothy
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Feb 06, 2023 7:00 AM
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Mar 01, 2023 5:00 PM
Program Committee Meeting
Waffles & More
Mar 06, 2023 7:00 AM
Board of Directors Meeting
Hassayampa Yavapai Room
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Waffles & More
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