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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Bob Knudsen
    May 18
  • Katheryn Tuberty
    May 27
  • Nancy Van Pelt
    May 29
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Betty Knudsen
    May 9
  • Lisa Lain
    May 22
  • LESLIE CHARLTON
    May 24
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  • Brandon Montoya
    Erica Ryberg
    May 16
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  • Suzanne Springer
    May 3, 2011
    10 years
  • Kenneth Caplin
    May 5, 1980
    41 years
  • Lori Dekker
    May 17, 2016
    5 years
  • Liberty Casarez
    May 21, 2019
    2 years
 

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Club Information

Welcome to our Club! 
For more information contact
Mary Fusinski, President at:
maryjfusinski@yahoo.com.

Prescott-Frontier

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 12:00 PM
Prescott Resort & Conference Center
1500 AZ-69, Prescott, AZ
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The residents of Mountain View Manor need a little cheer, and Prescott Frontier Rotary is adopting each. Many residents need state aid, receiving little to no spending money. Sadly many have no families. "Our hope is to brighten each person's holiday with a Christmas gift personally wrapped by a local Rotarian," says Mike Payson, club service coordinator. They need community help.

Rotary International is the only organization whose core mission is 'World Peace.' Rotary is a weekly gathering of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, business leaders, and community problem-solvers that unite people. Making a lasting change across the globe, our country, and right here in Prescott, Arizona.

In Prescott, this all starting in the 1980s by supporting struggling school children by creating the Prescott Frontier Rotary Summer Math and Reading Clinic partnering with PUSD schools. Thousands of kids have gone through the program that lifts their skills before school each Fall.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library extends Rotary's work in Prescott. "We have funded 500 newborns' with monthly books until age six. These are physical books that increase literacy before these kids ever enter a schoolhouse," says Mary Fusinski, a local realtor and club president.

Food by the thousands was collected earlier this year when the Navajo Nation was hit by COVID so hard. Rotarians personally drove the caravan of food to Windowrock and a grateful nation.

Globally an end of Polio is our next quest with clean drinking water for everyone on the planet. These are ambitious goals, but it all starts locally when Prescott Frontier Rotary meets for lunch to hear local needs.

Ken Lain, Watters Garden Center and past president, "We welcome community members into the club. You just need a heart for your community, our nation, and the globe, plus like to hang out weekly with fascinating community leaders." We meet Tuesdays from 12-1:30 pm at the Prescott Resort and Conference Center.

A caravan of 10 Rotarians from Prescott traveled the 7-hour journey to Windowrock to personally deliver 38,000-pounds of food and cleaning supplies. Jonothan Nez, Navajo Nation President, personally received the supplies from a grateful people.

Rotarians in back of the truck

Prescott Frontier Rotary saw a need and went into action collected food and cleaning supplies. With just 3% of the state’s population, the Navajo people represent 25% of the Novel Coronavirus cases, and the death toll is rising. The problem is compounded by the remote access with 15,000 homes without electricity, 30% have no running water, all without access to a 9-1-1 safety system?

It started on Friday as the word spread. Prescott U-Haul gave their largest truck, and the first day, it was apparent a second truck was needed because of all the cleaning supplies and food being dropped off. “It was so emotional witnessing the generosity,” said Mike Payson, head of Rotary service projects. “I heard so often people didn’t need their government stimulus money, so they donated it to the cause. We collected over $11,000 in checks above the food last weekend.”

Over 47 Rotarians worked to gather donations collected at Watters Garden Center. “We couldn’t have done this without Watters,” says Mary Fusinski, 2020 club president. “Ken Lain and his team put us right in front of the store, you couldn’t miss the food drive. They donated their time, lots of shelving and racks to store all that food, thank you, Watters.”

Ten Rotarians, six tanks of gas, two blown tires, and seven hours of coffee later, the delivery team was delighted. “We arrived in Windowrock to find over 50 national guards ready to receive donations. What took us 3 days to load, took soldiers 3 hours to unload, WOW!” said Bob Joslyn, driver, and Rotarian. “We left Prescott at 8 am and didn’t get back until after midnight, but it was so worth the trip.”

Prescott Frontier Rotary rallies around a monthly service project culminating in a signature school fundraiser ‘Grapes 4 Grapes’.Because of this month’s service project, the Navajo people are safer. Pinterest Board of the Navajo Food Drive.

Globally, Rotary’s goal is to stamp out Polio and provide clean drinking water to every person on the planet. It’s the only organization that has ‘World Peace’ as a mission statement through its international student exchange programs. Brandon Montoya, past president says, “We welcome community members into the club. You just need a heart for your community, our nation, and the globe, plus like to hang out weekly with fascinating people.”

Starting July 7, Prescott Frontier Rotary meets for lunch every Tuesday from 12 to 1 pm at the Prescott Resort. They meet via Zoom until then; if you want more information, please join us via Zoom @ zoom.us/j/284093798.

Prescott Frontier Rotary
Food Drive a Success!
 
Prescott Frontier Rotary hits it out of the park, again!  Under the direction of Mike Payson we conducted a Food Drive and collected donations for the Community Cupboard on the weekend of May 15th . It took 3 full pickups and part of a van  to transport and estimated 3000 pounds of non perishable food for distribution.  Additionally, $6,000 was raised in checks and cash.  Many of these donations came from 2 weeks of meeting Happy Bucks and the Foundation matching that.
 
Special THANKS to the donation points of Watters Garden Center and Olsen's Grain, the members who worked hard to make it a success and the Community who really stepped up and participated in supporting the Club in this much needed project.
 
Mike Payson, Service Project Chairman is looking for ideas for community service projects that the Club can do in the near future.  Please let me know any thoughts on who we might collect for.  Please send him any suggestions you might have at diamonds487@hotmail.com.

Why should YOU join this Rotary Club?  A few of the reasons are:  Friendship, Business Development, Personal Growth and Development, Leadership Development, Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the World, and FUN!  Join us as a guest on any Tuesday of the month and if you like what you see, ask for a membership packet.  You can also contact Membership Co-Chairs Henry Hash or Dave Lewerke by clicking on the email link on this home page.

If you are just starting out in the local business world, or you are a seasoned veteran, you should be a Rotarian!

 
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