Meeting Wednesdays @ 6:30 am
The Hassayampa Inn
Next Meeting's Program:  Holger Durre, Prescott Fire Department Update

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"Find Your Why" By Club President  Laura Vanderberg

Written by Laura Vanderberg
As part of President’s Choice meetings, Laura facilitated the beginning of "Find Your Why," a process developed by Simon Sinek author and owner of The Optimism Company to help organizations discover their "Why" their purpose or cause, and be able to articulate it clearly. 
Successful large organizations such as Apple and Southwest Airlines have developed and articulated their "whys."  It’s from the why that we get to what and how we do things. 
Even Rotary International has done this exercise! (See the image above.)
As part of the process, club members shared stories what made them feel most proud to be Sunupians. From those shared stories, the group came up with a list of verbs to describe the actions that club members took in those activities.  To be continued next month when Laura returns as our Speaker!
Articulating Sunup’s why helps us explain to others why people want to be a part of our team, help guide how the Club spends its energy, helps us remember why YOU joined the club to begin with and what you love about it, and helps our peeps find us!
Some actions words that came up in the discussion included: act locally and think globally, youth, clean up, recognize, demonstrate, donate, share, plan, help, facilitate, solicit, organize, initiate, orchestrate, advertise, expand, build, improve, invest and inspire. 

Good Things in Small Packages Project

At this week's meeting, we put together gift bags for the teachers of PUSD. The bags hold: $25 gas & food card to either a restaurant or a $25 Walmart card. We also included bag of caramels and thank you cards signed by the members of each table! What a great idea and such a wonderful way to give. Each school will receive two bags. 



Rotary Leadership Institute

The next Rotary Leadership Institute is scheduled 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, September 24th in Flagstaff, at the Flagstaff Arts & Leadership Academy, 3401 N. Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff, 86001.
RLI is a three-session course that provides Rotarians with a greater understanding and knowledge of Rotary and how it operates.
Check-in is at 8 a.m. with a light breakfast served. Sessions begin at 8:45 a.m. Lunch is at noon, with a graduation ceremony planned for 12:45 p.m. Sessions resume at 1 p.m. and end by 4 p.m.
Cost is $60. 

Click here to REGISTER



Roadside Clean up  Saturday, September 24th

Time: 9:00 AM meeting 
Location: Safeway 50 White Spar Rd, Prescott, AZ 86303
Contact Matt Greenlee or or Chelsea for more details:
Wear sneakers, boots and long pants.  Bring work gloves and layers! 



Support PHS Interact Club @ Chipotle Saturday, September 24th

Any purchase gives 33% to PHS Interact at the Chipotle at 351 N Montezuma St Ste B in Prescott on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm.




Grapes for Good 

The Frontier Club fundraiser is Grapes for Good.
Sunday, September 25
5-8 pm at Watter’s Garden Center
Tickets are $60 each. 
Pastor Dan Storvick will donate $5 back to Sunup for every ticket we buy!
Trunk or Treat | Special Events | Allegheny County

Trunk or Treat Volunteers Needed 

Saturday, October 29th
Location TBD
Time TBD
Contact Steve for more details: or 520-260-3940
WMCC Holiday Party, Dec. 2 @ High Horse – Climb Gneiss
Holiday Party has been reserved for December 7th! Look for more details to come.
Ideas? Please Contact Chelsea for more details:

Double Down Casino Night

The Double down Casino night will be our Scholarship fundraiser. Friday, April 21, 2023

Look for more info from the planners! 



Meeting Notes

Notes by Chelsea Sederstrom Edited by Lisa DeLeo

Joke of the Day: I saw a sheep in a sports car. It was a lamb bikini! 

Dan Beyer shared the Thought of the Day: "If you live a long life it will be a testament to your friends self control" author unknown. 

Eric Chester and Art Harrington led us in Song: "Hey look me over" 

Matt Greenlee generously donated an additional $50.00 needed to complete our teachers' gift bags.  Thank you! 


Ruby Tessman | SportsRecruits

Ruby Tessman one of our six Scholarship winners is now successfully enrolled in Embry Riddle. Go Ruby Go! 


Membership Committee Chairperson Needed 

Contact Laura Vanderberg for more details:, or Club Service  Director Scott Weldy





Mexico - U.S. Friendship Conference.

Chelsea reports that Todd Clancy is representing the Sunup Rotary at the Mexico-US Friendship Conference.  It's an annual event that alternates between AZ and Mexico.  They pitch international projects, and Todd will pledge funds that we've designated for projects that fit in the Club's area(s) of focus. Find out more:

From the District website: "The beauty of clubs working together comes from the leveraging of Rotary Foundation giving to make a lasting impact in our communities and communities across the globe." For more information contact Kevin Pitts – kpitts@stratoswp.comre




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. 928-636-4565 Ext. 4 or

The Prez Says
Laura Vanderberg
member photo



I just want to acknowledge all the Sunupians that participated in the first President’s Choice meeting. 
How fulfilling to put together the inaugural “Good Things in Small Packages” gifts- we’ve only just begun. 
And we made some great progress toward identifying our Why. 
Thank you all so much! 
Make it a great week!

Laura Vanderberg


Prescott Sunup Rotary


September 19, 2022
Sep 21, 2022
Prescott Fire Department Update
Sep 26, 2022
Chino Valley Education Foundation
Sep 28, 2022
Prescott Well Contamination : PFA's
Oct 05, 2022
District Governor Visit
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Meeting Assignments
September 2022
Hernandez, Richard
Sheridan, A.J.
Set Up / Take Down
Ripley, Valard
Shimizu, Jane Anne
Sept. 7, 2022
Song Selection
Keys, Bob
Thought for the Day
Walker, Clent
Beyer, Dan
Sept. 14, 2022
Song Selection
Chester, Eric
Thought for the Day
Weldy, Scott
Walker, Clent
Sept. 21, 2022
Song Selection
Manning, Christine
Thought for the Day
Berry, Jon
Shimizu, Jane Anne
Sept. 28, 2022
Song Selection
Sample, Steven
Thought for the Day
Beyer, Dan
Ripley, Valard
Upcoming Events
Program Committee Meeting
Waffles & More
Oct 03, 2022 7:00 AM
Membership Committee Meeting
Founding Fathers
Oct 05, 2022 5:00 PM
Board of Directors Meeting
Hassayampa Yavapai Room
Oct 20, 2022 4:00 PM
Membership Committee Meeting
Founding Fathers
Nov 02, 2022 5:00 PM
Program Committee Meeting
Waffles & More
Nov 07, 2022 7:00 AM
Board of Directors Meeting
Hassayampa Yavapai Room
Nov 17, 2022 4:00 PM
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Executives & Directors
Immediate Past President
Community Service
Vocational Services
Club Service
International Service
Youth Service
Communications Director
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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 Laura Vanderberg <>