Meeting Wednesdays @ 6:30 am
The Hassayampa Inn
Next Meeting's Program: Francisco Ortiz y Davis,  Director of Career & Technical Education "Prescott High School Update"

What's Happening

Rotary International "Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy"

Thank you to all Sunup Members for a candid discussion on the Rotary International "DEI" policy.

Quoted from

"We  believe that exemplifying and embracing diversity,  equity, and inclusion (DEI) should be a part of everything we do at Rotary.   

To ensure we live up to that ideal, the Board of Directors and our DEI Taskforce acted to strengthen the DEI statement originally adopted in 2019.  The result is in a new commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion:

At Rotary, we understand that cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture is essential to realizing our vision of a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change. 

We value diversity and celebrate the contributions of people of all backgrounds, across age, ethnicity, race, color, disability, learning style, religion, faith, socioeconomic status, culture, marital status, languages spoken, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity as well as differences in ideas, thoughts, values, and beliefs. 

Recognizing that individuals from certain groups have historically experienced barriers to membership, participation, and leadership, we commit to advancing equity in all aspects of Rotary, including in our community partnerships, so that each person has the necessary access to resources, opportunities, networks, and support to thrive. 

We believe that all people hold visible and invisible qualities that inherently make them unique, and we strive to create an inclusive culture where each person knows they are valued and belong. 

In line with our value of integrity, we are committed to being honest and transparent about where we are in our DEI journey as an organization, and to continuing to learn and do better."


Thank you to all who Participated in the Food Drive 

Thank you to all who participated and to Christy Manning for organizing.   Let's keep it going! 

For the next few meetings we will be collecting canned foods.  4/27, 5/4 & 5/11

Prescott Sunup Community Service Chair, Christy Maning at our Safeway location, assisted by OneAZ Credit Union volunteers

Assistant Governor and Prescott Rotary Club President Joe Sweeney & Art Harrington.




Congratulations to Edgar and Areli Martinez, Prescott High Interact Club Student Ambassadors for Kenya

Nanci Hutson quoted from the Daily Courier. Follow Nanci Hutson on Twitter @HutsonNanci or email

"A Prescott High School brother and sister will travel to Kenya the first two weeks of July as student ambassadors participating in the international, Rotary Club created nonprofit “Crutches 4 Africa.”

Edgar and Areli Martinez, a PHS senior and sophomore, are members of the school’s Interact Club, Rotary International’s service club for teenagers between ages 12 and 18, selected by the state Interact District Council to be an Arizona team for what is their signature international service project.

Rotary is also sending a state team to central Mexico as part of a similar venture.

Prescott High School’s Interact Club advisor, French teacher and Fulbright teacher scholar Cathleen Cherry, will be an adult advisor for the Kenya Ambassador’s trip.

Though he and his sister will be helping distribute mobility devices such as donated walkers, wheelchairs and crutches to people with disabilities in Kenya during their two- week stay, Edgar said the real intent behind this program is to: "spread goodwill.”


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!


All Vets Memorial Clean up

Thank you to all who participated to make our "All Vet Memorial" more beautiful than ever!
**Photo from John Stewart 

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: Meet at 7:30am finish by 11AM
Where:  500 AZ-89, Prescott, AZ 86301
Info: Please RSVP to Christy Manning if you will be attending so we can add you to the shuttle list:


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 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.  

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




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
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We did not have a guest speaker last week. Instead, we held a club meeting to present and discuss recent changes to Rotary International "Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Policy"

I want to thank Art and Bud for presenting both sides and of course Laura for moderating the discussion.

See you all Wednesday.



Prescott Sunup Rotary


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Keys, Bob
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Greenlee, Matt
Manning, Christine
Harrington, Art
April 20, 2022
Thought for Today
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Ripley, Valard
Sample, Steven
Harrington, Art
April 27, 2022
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