This Week's Speaker
Trevor Anderson
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Last Meeting Highlights
President-Clent presided over our meeting, Linda guided us in prayer, Jane-Anne led us with the pledge to our flag, and Dwayne with the Four Way Test. Thought of the Day provided by Bard: “I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.” George Washington.
We were glad to see former Sunupian Norm Samuelson as a guest and welcomed prospective member John.
Clent informed the club that Rotary International is requesting all Rotary clubs to cease any in-person meetings and utilize Zoom formats for the rest of the Rotary year. Art announced that, in response to our DG Elizabeth Mahoney request that each club to organize a community service project during Rotary at Work Week coming in April, Sunup has begun organizing a massive Prescott-wide food drive effort with our Interact Club at Prescott High School, and our Rotaract clubs at Embry-Riddle and Yavapai College. The event will take place the weekend of April 24 & 25.
Par was our Sgt. at Arms and fined those who have not had to quarantine for 20 days, Clent and Todd each paid $20 for their wives’ birthdays, and Laura was happy we had a successful photo op at the women’s shelter.  
Our guest speaker was Robin Sobotta, Director of the Prescott Municipal Airport.  Dr. Sobotta is the Founding Chair and Professor for the School of Business at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU)-Prescott.  During her tenure with ERAU, Dr. Sobotta has served in several capacities on behalf of the airport. Dr. Sobotta provided our club with a fascinating presentation on the present and planned expansions for the Prescott Airport. Amongst the interesting details she provided was that our airport had won the 2020 Arizona Airport of the Year and that this airport was the 25th busiest airport in the US, even busier than SFO. Great job Dr. Sobotta and thank you for your time.
Member Spotlight
Laura Vanderberg
 In 1994, I was a technical staff member (microbiologist) at Los Alamos National Laboratory conducting environmental and biodefense research. I’d have never predicted the turn my career would take in 1999. That was the year I met a group of military and civilian research & development professionals from the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). That marked the beginning of a career trajectory that continues to this day. In 2000, I left New Mexico and moved to Virginia Beach, where I spent the next 7 years working as the Nuclear, Biological and Chemical (NBC) Defense Science Advisor. In this role, I continued to be a scientist, but also had to become a facilitator, translator, educator, mentor, and coach as they applied to my work in technology development that directly supported the Special Operations community.
Among the highlights during my time at the Command: Friday Nerd Word Days, where I gave a short presentation/activity that distilled scientific concepts into less technical terms (think isolating DNA from bananas); working closely with warfighters and technologists to develop state of the art enduring tools for use in NBC defense; and deploying overseas during Operation Iraqi Freedom to support warfighter operations.
Today, my passion for the mission continues. I’m a consultant and leadership development professional; I share my knowledge and understanding with the next generation of Special Operations and Department of Defense personnel through coaching, training and support of testing and evaluation activities.
President's Message
Clent Walker
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Greetings my fellow Sunupians,
As always, I hope your week is off to a great start and that everyone is in good health and high spirts. I want to give a big shout out to Dwayne, Todd, and everyone involved with the content of the Sunupian, job well done. To anyone reading this who is not a member of Prescott Sunup Rotary Club, I invite you to join us. Come be a part of the fun and great community service.
As we continue to service the needs of our community, please remember to check in on other members that haven’t been attending the zoom meetings. A phone call and a kind word go a long way.
Please be safe and enjoy the rest of your week and I hope to see you all Wednesday.
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