Meeting Wednesdays @ 6:30 am
The Hassayampa Inn
Next Meeting's Program: Guest Speakers: Jim Buchanan & Dr. Miska Paget "Cowboy Gathering Update"

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Thank you Guest Speaker Author Stuart Rosebrook: The Making of "Junior Bonner" the Movie

Written by Chelsea Sederstrom. Edited by Lisa DeLeo. Bio Quoted from

It has been 50 years since the book Junior Bonner: The Making of a Classic with Steve McQueen and Sam Peckinpah in the Summer of 1971 was published.

Stuart's father Jeb Rosebrook wrote the screenplay for "Junior Bonner" the movie which is considered a western Masterpiece.  In 1972, it provided director Sam Peckinpah with a unique opportunity to return to his roots and deliver a portrayal of the modern American West.

Stuart Rosebrook is an acclaimed editor, writer, and historian relating to media and the American West. He is currently the editor of True West magazine.  As senior editor he managed Western Travel and Western Books, roles he continues as editor of the venerable magazine.

He has been a featured writer for Arizona Highways, Ranch and Reata, American Cowboy and Camera & Darkroom.  He was also a commentator for the John Wayne 100th Birthday DVD Edition of True Grit.

Stuart has a B.A. in history from Wake Forest University and a M.A. and Ph.D. in history from Arizona State University, with areas of expertise in Public History, the American West and 20th Century American popular culture and media.

He is a member of the Western Writers of America, Western History Association, National Council of Public History and the Arizona Historical Society. He is currently serving as vice-president of the Coordinating Committee for History in Arizona, and as a board member of the Arizona History Convention. 

Service above self has been an important value of his life. During college he was a member of Phoenix Rotary 100. 

Stuart appreciates how Prescott community embraces possibility and outsiders. He grew up in North Hollywood, California, but spent most of the summers of his youth at the Orme’s Quarter Circle V-Bar Ranch Camp in northern Arizona. Those years on the wide open vistas of Orme’s 26,000 acre spread formed Stuart Rosebrook’s writing style, and interest in Western history and culture.  Bill Pearce got him involved with the Western Heritage Center and board of Sharlott Hall

Stuart shared a wonderful photos and stories of his Dad rich history of father Jeb Rosebrook, the local cast, the stars and the Prescott locations. 

85% of the cast is local Prescott people. They had three weeks to make this film and the community really came together to make it happen. Many places around town have history from the movie.

Bill Pearce was on the government motion picture development board at the time when the producers of Junior Bonner were looking for a location to film. Click here for an interview with Bill learn more here.

Haven't watched the movie? Go watch it! The Phippen Museum has it playing in the basement on a reel.

We are the filmmaking capital of the state of Arizona, go Prescott!  

For more information on hiring Stuart Rosebrook for writing, editing, book or television production, or historical research please send your query using the form to the left. For public speaking please contact his Literary Agent: Krista Rolfzen Soukup, Blue Cottage Agency, 218-828-4717. 


Interact Ambassadors Update

Written by Arthur R. Harrington, EA, PhD
Rotary District 5495 Interact Chair

Edgar and Areli Martinez, our two Ambassadors from Prescott HS Interact, will be reporting to our club on July 20th, our first club meeting after they return.

This photo feature the Ambassadors team before they left for their Crutches4Africa mission in Nairobi. 


Looking Ahead:


Interact Club Blood Drive

When: Monday,  July 25, 2022
Yavapai College  Room 19-147, next to the library.
Info: Contact Joe Sweeney for more details


Meeting Notes

Written by Chelsea Sederstrom.

Jane Anne Shimizu was the Sargent. Dan Beyer assisted. Clent Walker led the Prayer. Speaker Stuart Rosebrook led us in the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Laura Vanderberg shared the joke of the day. "What goes up when rain comes down? --Umbrellas!"

The quote of the day came from Art Harrington: "One Profits Most Who Serves Best."   This is one of Rotary's official mottoes, and can be traced back to 1911, the second Rotary convention, in Portland, Oregon, USA.

Dan Beyer led us in the Happy Song. 

Glen Hammond bid for shirts that were donated and gave $30 From "Tony Shaw" A.J. $35 cowboy poets bid for four tickets. 

Thanks to A. J. Sheridan for hosting the July 4th P.A.S.S. Meal.

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



Thank you to everyone who tolerated my breaking the rules this week, starting the meeting 10 minutes early!
I very much appreciated your willingness to give me the extra time to learn more from all of you!
Have you ever noticed that sometimes, someone can be talking to you, and you don’t hear anything that
they said?
Maybe this happens more often than sometimes even. More than likely you were in your head, thinking about something else. When we’re in that place, we’re not really present.

Just what is being present though? It’s being aware of each moment, as it happens. Our minds love to analyze and/or regret the past and worry about what could happen in the future- it likes to be anywhere but present.
Being present contributes to improved happiness, better relationships, and increased overall satisfaction with life. Here is where it all happens, right in each and every moment. And if you’re not there, you miss out.

A 2010 study by psychologists at Harvard University determined that we spend 47 % of our time on autopilot, that is, with our minds being somewhere other than on the task at hand. That’s almost half our day!
That’s an awful lot of time to be unaware of what’s going on, in and around us. The study also illustrated a more sobering message, that a wandering mind is an unhappy mind.
So if we can improve our ability to be present and aware, then we can improve our happiness?
But how can we begin to be more present, more aware? There are lots of ways to begin to do this.  Here is one a time efficient and simple way that my clients have found to be particularly useful.

Pick one activity that you do every day on autopilot. Brushing your teeth, doing laundry or washing dishes are great ones to choose. When you do this activity, pay attention. For example, you can practice being present when you’re brushing your teeth. Rather than going over your to-do list in your head, feel your hand holding the toothbrush. Smell the toothpaste. Hear the brush against your teeth. Taste the minty flavor. When your mind goes back to your to do list, corral it back to your toothbrushing. As you get better at being present and aware as you go through this one activity, you can extend this practice to other activities.

Give yourself a gift this week- be present!
Warmest Regards,


Laura Vanderberg


Prescott Sunup Rotary


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