Meeting Wednesdays @ 6:30 am
The Hassayampa Inn
No Meeting Wednesday, December 8th
Next Program:  Wednesday, December 15th : Larry Stephens, City of Prescott "Graffiti Removal Program"


What's Happening

Thank you Guest Speaker Laura Vanderberg, Ph.D., PCC

Laura Vanderberg, Chief Scientist of Newton Services, LLC. presented "Generational Nuances in Today's World."  She explained that today's business environment has volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity, and that means that business as usual won't work. 
She explained how everyone from traditionalists to Gen Z have perspectives formed by parents, current events during their younger years, and how they may be motivated at work.  Her slides gave some tips for employers when working with people of different generations. 
Laura talked about The Great Resignation, with 3% of the US workforce having quit their jobs in August 2021 and how people's reasons for quitting are varied, the ages of the employees are all different and the sectors affected are all different.  Given that we don't have data way back to analyze what might be happening, she said there's still more to come on this topic. 
Laura offered valuable ways employers can work to retain talent. She also touched on burnout, which the World Health Organization has officially recognized.  She explained that burnout has always been around, but it's gotten more awareness during the pandemic and continues to be an important topic.  She gave some ideas about how people and organizations can begin to minimize its occurrence.
To learn more about how Laura and Newton Services can help you and your organization contact her at: 307-899-3147 or email 

Donna Jacobs and Jane Anne Shimizu spread holiday cheer as they ring for the Salvation Army.  


Christy Manning and Jane Anne Shimizu's smiles -  Bell ringing makes you happy!  

Bell Ringers Needed 

Please give two hours of your time or more for an awesome Christmas cause! 

Call or text Todd Clancy @ 480-285-7719 to volunteer for the shifts below. He will respond ASAP to let you know if that shift is still available.

LOCATION: corner of Gurley St. and Cortez St. in front of Better Homes & Garden/Bloom Tree Realty.


Sat. Dec. 11: 11am-1pm, 1-3pm, 3-5pm

Sun. Dec.12: 11am-1pm, 1-3pm, 3-5pm

Sat. Dec. 18: 11am-1pm, 1-3pm, 3-5pm

Sun. Dec. 19: 11am-1pm, 1-3pm, 3-5pm

Thank You!


39th Annual Prescott Christmas Parade!

Written by Todd Clancy
Thank you all so much for participating in our first ever Prescott Rotary Clubs Christmas Parade entry! 
It was a wonderful gathering of Rotarians, as well as their spouses, children, friends and dogs….and grinches. 

Thank you Ron Williams for once again providing the truck and the float and of course you’re fabulous vintage Cobra!
Thank you Christie Manning‘s husband for volunteering to pull the float at the last minute.
Thank you Allie, from The Prescott Club, and Michelle McKean, DG Bret McKean’s wife, for an awesome job decorating our float!

Interact Fundraiser at Chipotle coming December 7th


Join us for our Sunupian Holiday Party

Wednesday, December 8th 5-8pm

Hassayampa Inn's Marina Room 

Delicious Dinner and Refreshments $50 per person. 

RSVP to Donna Jacobs: 
The Christmas party is open to Prescott 100 and Frontier clubs as well. 

Camp Wamatochick Service Project 

Written by Art Harrington 
The winterizing of Cabin 12 at Camp Wamatochick so it can be used year-around is underway.
Join Prescott Sunup Rotary workdays on Saturday, Dec. 11, and Saturday,  Jan.22  
On Saturday, Dec. 11:  cutting, hanging, taping and texturing the drywall inside the cabin. 
On Saturday Jan. 22: assembling the new steel bunks and painting. 
Camp Wamatochick Cabin Winterization Workday, Saturday, Dec. 11:  We have promised our work crew will be out at the camp and ready to help by 9:00 that morning.  We  have 8 members so far who have signed up to help us on Dec. 11. 
If you'd like to work with us on this project, please email Art Harrington at (


Interact District 5495 Blood Drive

Written by Art Harrington
Our Prescott High Interact was the first club in our district to sign up to help make our first-ever Interact Virtual Blood Drive a success.   
The club's flyer includes both a link and a QR code to use to sign up to donate blood to help save lives during the holidays.  By using that link or code to pledge blood and schedule an appointment at one of the dates and locations in this area, credit is given to our PHS Interact Club. 
The Interact club which recruits the most donors between Nov, 24 and Jn. 7 will receive free registration for all of its members to our Interact District Conference at Centennial High School in Peoria on Feb. 26.  Help make a difference!



Jazz From the Heart Prescott Sunup Rotary Foundation Fundraiser

Friday, February 11th, 2022  6PM - 9PM

Hassayampa Inn - Marina Room

Our Annual Fundraiser will take place Friday, February 11th @ Hassayampa Marina Room.

Cash Donations or items for silent auction are needed. Please collect donations from the community. We are making progress but need more large donations. Please focus on Sponsorships at the levels of $5k, $2,500, $1k & $500.00.  

Contact Donna Jacobs or Jane Anne Shimizu for more details.

Sunup Rotary Club, a 501(c)(3) organization, is seeking community support for sponsorships, donated items and/or services. Raffle drawings, as well as live and silent auctions will be featured throughout the evening.

Proceeds of this event will provide scholarships to worthy, local area high school students, as well as directly enrich our youth in Yavapai County

We appreciate your support and belief in our mission to improve the quality of life for the children in our community.
Thank you for participating with donations and spreading the word! 




It's that time of year again when Rotarians from the three Prescott Area Rotary clubs are asked to assist with the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards program.
Please volunteer your pickup or large SUV at RYLA (or as a driver of someone else's pickup/SUV) on the morning of January 15 or 16, 2022 (Sat or Sun) to transport delegates from the main camp area through the woods to the high Ropes course (about a half mile). 2.5-hour shifts are available: 7:00-9:30 and/or 9:30-noon.
Camp Pine Rock - right here in Prescott, will again be the site for RYLA, which will again be held over the Martin Luther King weekend, Friday to Monday, January 14-17, 2022. Individual members from the clubs in our Area have traditionally provided this simple, yet integral service for the RYLA delegates.
Here's how to get involved:
1. Contact indicating that you would like to serve and your day and time preference. Having your own pickup or LARGE SUV is recommended, but we have a couple available for you to drive if needed.
2. Register as a volunteer at RYLA  You will be required to upload a picture of yourself in the registration form and a copy of your Covid vaccination card within the Health form. An email acknowledging your successful registration will immediately be sent to you.
3. Within a few days you will receive an additional email asking that you fill out a background check form. This is required for all RYLA volunteers every year.  Among other information, you will need to fill in your Social Security number on the form.
Thank you for providing this service to our Rotary community and our RYLA delegates.
Noel DeSousa
D-5495 RYLA Committee Camp Liaison

In Remembrance of Tony Shaw

Written by A.J. Sheridan
It is with a deep sadness that I share with you the passing of a great Rotarian and friend,  Tony Shaw. Please keep Tony’s family in your thoughts and prayers.  Tony was a long time member of our club. Joined in 1986 and was President '93 - '94. He was always active in our programs and as a Vietnam Veteran he particularly enjoyed being a participant in our Veterans parade floats, speaking at the Veterans Memorial on special occasions and our annual clean ups.
Tony was also active in the community and served on the Board of the Sharlot Hall Museum. Tony was also an avid mountain biker. Most of all he enjoyed his family and particularly his grand kids.
You don't find better people than Tony Shaw. I like to think that on his way this morning, Tony stopped by our meeting.
Rest in Peace Tony Shaw. You have earned it.  

Meeting Notes

Written by Jane Anne Shimizu

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 by Richard Hernandez.  The prayer was led by Art Harrington, the Pledge to our great Country by Cisco Ortiz and the 4 way test by Todd Clancy.  The song for the day was Jingle bells. 
The thought for the day was from Ronald Reagan "Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction".
Jane Anne Shimizu gave an update on Jazz from the Heart, our fundraiser that will be held on February 11th.  We need silent auction items and raffle items.  We need the entire club to get on board with this project.
Art Harrington announced the workday on December 11th for the Camp Wamatochick, more details above.
A.J. Sheridan gave directions on volunteering for RLYLA January 14-17, more details above. 
Noel DeSouza asked for volunteers with a vehicle that can hold 7 or more.  To register go online to  You will need a picture of yourself under 1000 kb. More details above. 
Happy bucks were all around.
President's Message
Richard Hernandez
member photo
Fellow Sunupians, 
Out of respect and as a tribute to Tony Shaw, this is message is intentionally short.
God bless you Tony and family.
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City of Prescott: Grafitti Removal Program
Dec 22, 2021
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Clancy, Todd
Fohrman, Jerry
Setup / Take Down
Huffman, Jim
December 15, 2021
Thought for the Day
Vanderberg, Laura
Walker, Clent
Askerman, Doug
Jacobs, Donna
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Waffles & More
Dec 06, 2021 7:00 AM
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Waffles & More
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Board of Directors Meeting
YCC Prescott Valley
Jan 20, 2022 4:00 PM
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