Meeting Wednesdays @ 6:30 am
The Hassayampa Inn
Next Meeting's Program: Susie Roth "Bring the Books Program" Yavapai County Schools

What's Happening

Thank you Susan Jones & Noel DeSousa for their presentation on "Prescott Sister City Connections"

Quoted from Noel's Presentation, and Prescott-AZ.Gov and Edited by Lisa DeLeo 

A sister city organization is a volunteer group of ordinary citizens who, with the support of their local elected officials, form long-term relationships with people and organizations in a city abroad.

Sister Cities International was created in 1956 after WWII by President Eisenhower as a "Peace through People" organization that could be the hub of peace and prosperity by creating bonds between people from different cities around the world, so that different cultures could celebrate and appreciate their differences and build partnerships that would lessen the chance of new conflicts.  

Each sister city organization is independent and pursues the activities and thematic areas that are important to them and their community including municipal, business, trade, educational and cultural exchanges with their sister city.

Sister city organizations promote peace through people-to-people relationships—with program offerings varying greatly from basic cultural exchange programs to shared research and development projects between cities with relationships.

Prescott has three active Sister City connections, each with its own structure, organization and separate goals and events:

  • Caborca, Sonora, Mexico.
  • Suchitoto, El Salvador.
  • Zeitz, Germany.
Our official Sister city name is:  "Caborca Committee of the Sister City Association of Prescott" 

Arizona Sister Cities is an important resource in the negotiations of governments in letting the people themselves give expression of their common desire for friendship, good­will and cooperation … for a better world for all.

Interested in learning more or joining?  Check out: or Email: 


Join us for a Road Clean-up of SR89S!

Saturday April 2 @ 8am. Meet at the Safeway  450 White Spar Road, by Copper Basin Rd.
We will have pick poles, vests, donuts, fruit and water for everyone.
Wear your Rotary Shirt or brightly colored work clothes, and durable shoes.
Bring work gloves, hat, jacket sunscreen etc. 



New Pay-As-You-Go Breakfast Plan

Thank you everyone who has responded about continuing your quarterly breakfast payments. 
For all of you not continuing with the quarterly payments, you are opting in to the Pay As You Go plan. Please read on.
To confirm that you want to eat breakfast at a SunUp meeting, Click: and look on the right hand side of the page for the Order Breakfast box.  Click on it and follow the instructions.  If you are using your phone, you'll have to scroll down a little to see the box on the right.
Alternatively, you can search for our club page, or you can type into your browser and then click on the Order Breakfast box.
If you want to eat, you must indicate so by Friday, the week before our next meeting.  This has to be done each week.
If you are not eating, you can still log in and decline to eat, but this is not a requirement.  We will still capture attendance as you walk in the door either way.
Warm Regards,
Laura Vanderberg



Become a Paul Harris Member 

Reminder from Art Harrington, In order to get the club's annual "Let's Make a Deal" match to become a Paul Harris Fellow, or to reach the next PHF level, your check, made payable to The Rotary Foundation, must be sent to Art Harrington. Rotary Foundation Chair, by March 31 -- or make your contribution online via the Rotary website, and provide Art with a copy of your donation receipt. Art can be reached at: Mobile: (928) 245-0411 or via email at:

Cruise-in for Veterans Show & Food Drive

On Saturday, May 14th the Cruise-in for Veterans will be held from 9 AM - 3 PM up at the Gateway Mall. As with the last Cruise-in, it will be located between the old Sears building (now Espire Sports) and Texas Roadhouse.

Rotary will have a canopy set up along with brochures and signs about our club and the other Rotary clubs in Prescott, along with our large Rotary balloon, etc. This event will be great fun for all; lots of cool cars (two show cars representing Sunup), good food and music.  

Bring the family and have some fun! 

Help is needed, particularly for setting up starting at 6 AM Saturday and for take down at 3 PM. During the day, we will want volunteers to be at our booth (canopy). The other Rotary Clubs in Prescott want to participate, but we do not have particulars on what they would volunteer to do thus far. 

Please let me know if you can help: 

Setup at 6 AM: Jim Huffman, Jerry Fohrman, other volunteers needed

During the event: volunteers needed at our booth from 9AM - 3PM 

Takedown at 3 PM: Jim Huffman, Jerry Fohrman, other volunteers needed

This is also a food drive, bring non-perishable foods monetary donations for the local food banks. 


Cruise In for The Veterans is a 501 (c)(3) all volunteer group, committed to raising funds to help local Veterans organizations and to raise awareness of the services they provide to Veterans in need. 

The Veterans organizations we have donated to in the past 

1. Northern Arizona VA, volunteer services 
2. Nation’s Finest, (formerly Northern Arizona Veterans Resource Center) 
3. US Vets Prescott 
4. Disabled American Veterans 

For any questions or to volunteer, please call or email Jim Huffman @ 480 882-8975  or



Looking Ahead:


“Rotary Week of Service.” Our efforts to provide assistance continue throughout the year, and we invite you to join us as we conduct community service projects throughout our communities, our state and the world!


Mike Fann Community Skate Park Clean up

Prescott Rotary clubs will be cleaning up the Mike Fann Community Skate Park 

When:  Saturday April 9th : Time TBD 
Where: 799 East Willis St. #701, Prescott, AZ 86301
Info: Contact Christy Manning:


All Vets Memorial Clean up

When: Saturday, April 23rd at 8AM
Where: Prescott Courthouse Square
Info: Contact John Stewart:

Interact Sponsored Community Canned Food Drive 

A collaboration of all three Prescott Rotary Clubs, the Prescott High and Bradshaw Mountain High Interact Clubs, and the Silver Wings Rotaract Club at Embry Riddle
When: April 22-24th
Where: Stay tuned for details
Info: Contact Art Harrington
The Rotary District Conference Committee is asking us to save the collected goods for use at the District Conference, being held on May 13-14 at the Prescott Resort. 

District 5495 Annual District Conference at the Prescott Resort & Conference Center.

Two days of fun, inspiration and socializing. Visit the district website for a link to registration and hotel room reservations.



VA Flag Pole Clean Up

When: Friday, May 13, 2022: Time TBD.
Where:  500 AZ-89, Prescott, AZ 86301
Info: Contact Christy for more details:

Interact Club Blood Drives

When: Wednesday, May 25, 2022 : Time and exact campus location TBD 
When: Monday,  July 25, 2022 : Time and exact campus location TBD at Yavapai College
Info: Contact Art Harrington for more details:


Meeting Notes

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

Jane Anne Shimizu
Director of Marketing
928-636-4565 Ext. 4

President's Message
Richard Hernandez
member photo







This one will be short because I’m packing for vacation. Annette and I will be in the great state of Texas visiting friends and hanging out on their ranch.

Bud Ackerman will be holding down the fort while I’m gone.

One last reminder that if you are, like me, staying on the quarterly billing option you need to let Laura Vanderberg know (

Take care.

See you in two weeks,


March 28, 2022
Mar 30, 2022
Bring the Books Program: Yavapai County Schools
Apr 06, 2022
Prescott's Imagination Library Update
Apr 13, 2022
Real Estate now and in the Future
Apr 20, 2022
Legacy Films: Creating a Video Family Heirloom
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Meeting Assignments
March 2022
Beyer, Dan
Fohrman, Jerry
Setup / Take Down
Hulm, Jerry
March 30, 2022
Thought for the Day
Harrington, Sharon
Ripley, Valard
James, Whitney
Harrington, Art
Upcoming Events
Program Committee Meeting
Waffles & More
Apr 04, 2022 7:00 AM
Membership Committee Meeting
Founding Fathers
Apr 06, 2022 5:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Hassayampa Yavapai Room
Apr 21, 2022 4:00 PM
All Vets Clean Up
Apr 23, 2022
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Program Committee Meeting
Waffles & More
May 02, 2022 7:00 AM
Membership Committee Meeting
Founding Fathers
May 04, 2022 5:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Hassayampa Yavapai Room
May 19, 2022 4:00 PM
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 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 Donna Jacobs, Club Service Director to learn more: