Meeting Wednesdays @ 6:30 am
The Hassayampa Inn
Next Meeting's Guest: Art Harrington "Rotary Interact Perspectives"

What's Happening


Thank you Guest Speaker John Pennypacker

Guest John Pennypacker on Left, Member John Berry on Right

Notes from Chelsea Sederstrom.  Edited by Lisa DeLeo

John Pennypacker was our Rotary District Governor 2014-2015 and is currently our Representative for the Rotary 5495 District. 

For 22 years John was a Project Manager at Boeing working on programs with Apache helicopters and the US Army.

He was a Major in the U.S. Army Aviation Branch and an Embry Riddle Alum. 

John is proud of his Scottish heritage and frequently wears Kilts to rotary events.

John represents Rotary District 5495 at the Rotary International Council on Legislation (COL).  COL is the legislative body of RI.  They convene every three years in Spring. 

On average thee are 530 Rotary Districts. Representatives are elected every 3 years.

Representatives propose resolutions or requests to the board. 

The council considers and acts on proposals which are duly submitted in accordance with the RI Bylaws. 

With the global representation from districts throughout our globe, perspectives vary and debates are  diverse.

The Interactive meeting discuss what has been voted on and accepted or rejected by the council.

In 2021- 2022, the Council on Legislation passed and rejected many proposals.

Some items were voted on last week and results are waiting to come in.

To review the proposals and learn more, go to: Rotary International Council on Legislation.

John encouraged all of us to participate in Rotary programs the fullest extent possible and keep up the great work! 



Mexico USA Friendship Conference and Global Grants Exchange 2022

Written by Todd Clancy 

The 2022 Mexico USA Friendship Conference and Global Grants Exchange concluded last week.

This yearly conference produces global grant projects in every area of focus, utilizing funds pledged from individual clubs and millions of dollars in matching funds from The Rotary Foundation.

We launch high impact projects that are implemented in Mexico, the USA and all over the world.

This year Sunup Rotary is pledging funds to the following four humanitarian aid projects.

More details forthcoming but here is an overview: 


Children’s Burn Unit

Improvements and updates for equipment

Puebla Campestre Real, Mex.

$1000 pledge


Visual Health in Guerro

Surgeries and treatment for glaucoma and cataracts

Guerrero, Mex.

$1000 pledge


Rainwater Catchments

Providing 400 rain water catchments to supply filtered and purified water to 160 families (800 inhabitants).

Cuernavaca, Mex.

$500 pledge


Rehabilitation of Bathrooms, Showers, and Drainage at Orphanage #20

Remodel and fix bathrooms; provide drinking water purification system

Tierra Caliente Altamirano, Mex.

$500 pledge

For more information contact Kevin Pitts –


Prescott Landmark Closing - Volunteers Needed

This just in from Sunup Member Greg Raskin: 
"I am running a "Going out of Business Sale" starting on Wednesday 11/9.  I am looking for some help at the store to run the sale."

Please call Greg's cell:  928-710-4886

For over 71 years, Raskins Jewelers has been one of the most trusted names in jewelry in the Prescott region. We are a well-established jewelry store that has grown with our community from a small store to a multiple brand jewelry retailer.

110 W. Gurley Street Prescott, AZ 86301


The Sunupian November 15, 2021 (Nov 15, 2021)

November 11th Veterans Day Parade 

You are cordially invited to participate in the Annual Veterans Day Parade to be held on the Prescott Downtown Square, Prescott, Arizona, on Friday, November 11, 2022.

The pre-parade activities will start at 10:30 a.m. and the parade is scheduled to start at 11 a.m. 

The theme of this year’s parade is: "Vietnam Veterans: To Those That Served and The 58,479 That Never Returned.  Remember and Respect."

We have flags to hand out! Thanks Bob Keys for cutting the stickers! Everyone will be stickering the flags next week. 

American Red Cross Home  

Rotary Arizona Blood Drive Wednesday, November 30th

Wednesday, November 30th  9am-2pm 
CLICK HERE: To sign up for the Next Blood Drive

Prescott Area Shelter Services' Fundraiser Festival of Trees November 17-19th

At the Sam Hill Warehouse, November 17-19.  See website for times.

232 South Granite Street, Prescott


LazyG Brewhouse Home


TRI CLUB Prescott Rotary Social Monday, November 21st

All Prescott Rotary Clubs will join at the Lazy G  

Monday, November 21st

Happy Hour from 3p - 6p

220 W Leroux St, Prescott, AZ 86303

The Cardinals play the 49ers in football, and it's a great excuse for us all to get together! 

Tis the season!


Holiday Parade Saturday, December 3rd 

All three Rotary clubs will participate in the parade together: Saturday, December 3rd 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Look for more details to come.


Holiday Party Wednesday, December 7th

Has been reserved for Wednesday, December 7th!


Rotary, Ukraine Friends Deliver Ambulances

Art Harrington shared this update from the  "Rotary In Review" newsletter and the amazing work that is bring done through The Rotary Foundation.

Rotary and Ukraine Friends have joined together to provide a convoy of 40 ambulances for Ukrainian officials to help deliver life-saving aid to those injured by the war.

The $600,000 initiative, $300,000 of which came from a Rotary Foundation disaster response grant, was the first joint project between the two organizations after a July agreement to collaborate.

Rotary members are also working with Ukraine Friends to rehabilitate two schools in the Bucha region damaged by shelling. 

Read more about this initiative and the ongoing partnership to help the people of Ukraine.

Sunup Rotary Club Foundation Donation

Here is a link to make donations to the foundation. This account is different than the club account for payment of meals and dues.

Looking Ahead 

Double Down Casino Night Saturday, March 11th 

Embry Riddle Gym will be the location of the Double Down Casino Night Event. 
Double Down Planning is in full swing! Committee sign up!
Get Involved it will be fun!
See Chelsea for more info on how to participate. 

Meeting Notes

Notes by Chelsea Sederstrom.  Edited by Lisa DeLeo

Quote of the Day from Art Harrington: "The best way to get ahead, is to use the one you got."   Art says: "I may not have lost all my marbles yet but there is a hole in the bag somewhere!"

Song of the day "You are my Sunshine!" led by Art Harrington
Welcome to guest Josh Walker - our youngest Sunupian. 

Happy Bucks and fines are going to go towards the pot for Adopt a Family for the month of November. See Steve Sample for more information. 

Richard encouraged members to sign up to provide a meal for Prescott Area Shelter Services 


Do you have any announcements, photos of Rotary in Action or notes to include in newsletter? please send by end of day THURSDAY 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

The Prez Says
Laura Vanderberg
member photo


We’re moving into that busy time of year for community service. 
On Friday, we’ll be participating in the annual Prescott Veteran’s Day Parade along with members of the other local Rotary Clubs.
I have a number of personal ties to our military- as the daughter of a sailor, the wife of a retired vet, and the sister in law of a retired vet.
Additionally, I am also honored to have spent years working with the Special Operations Community- it was one of the highlights of my career. 
Not all are called to serve in our Armed Forces. 
We must thank those who’ve served, and those who continue to serve, for the many freedoms this country enjoys. 
And we continue to owe our safety and gratitude to those who currently, and in the future will, keep watch locally and abroad. 
We fly the American flag proudly at our house every day. 
On Friday, SunUp will be passing out flags of gratitude to our Veterans who come out to the annual Prescott Veteran’s Day Parade. 
Please join us at our meeting on Wednesday to affix these flags with gratitude from our Club. 
My deepest gratitude to all who have and who continue to serve- thank you- for all you are and for all you do. 
And for the rest of us, let’s all take a moment to acknowledge these veterans, and the sacrifices they’ve made, for without them, we would not be living in the land of the free.

Laura Vanderberg


Prescott Sunup Rotary


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