Title Author Date
PV Rotary Crab Feast!
PV Rotary Crab Feast! Beth Staub 2016-03-29 07:00:00Z
Rotarians Clean Up Highway 69

Several Rotary Club members and their kids, three BMHS Interact members, and an exchange student from Russia joined together on Saturday, May 31, to clean up a one-mile stretch of Highway 69 which has been adopted by the Prescott Valley Rotary Club. Rotarians included, Don Davis, Eric and Jeri Denniston, Rich Joliet and his two sons, Dorian Sanderson, Mary Topero, Joe Waesche and Rotary Youth Exchange student, Val, who was on a year-long high school exchange from Russia.


Rotarians Clean Up Highway 69 Jeri Denniston 2014-06-18 00:00:00Z
PV BalloonFest Moves to September

September 6 & 7 are the dates of the next BalloonFest. Mark your calendar!

Balloons by Irene StonecipherThe 4th annual PV BalloonFest takes place this year as an independent event on Saturday and Sunday, September 6 & 7, in the field north of Tim’s Toyota Center. For the past three years, this event has been held in conjunction with Prescott Valley Days, sponsored by the Prescott Valley Chamber.

“We decided to move this to an independent event so we could have more flexibility about the types of events and organizations we want to include,” said Richard Joliet, BalloonFest chair and immediate past president, Rotary Club of Prescott Valley. “We are inviting all Yavapai County service clubs and non-profits to exhibit on Saturday as a way to inform the community about the wealth of services we have available in our area,” he added.  In addition, there are plans for a 4-H Petting Zoo, arts and crafts booths, entertainment, first responder demonstrations, a craft beer and wine garden, and even a car show or classic car cruise.

Photo by Irene Stonecipher, 2013


PV BalloonFest Moves to September Jeri Denniston 2014-06-10 00:00:00Z
Evening Social Scheduled for Tuesday, April 22

We will be holding our evening social on Tuesday, April 22 at Guido's Pizza in Dewey. Join us for great Italian food and networking!

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Guido's Pizza
150 S. Highway 69


Evening Social Scheduled for Tuesday, April 22 Jeri Denniston 2014-04-10 00:00:00Z
Nafset Chenib Sings at Sochi Olympics Closing Ceremonies

Here is a beautiful video which features Nafset Chenib, one of our Rotary Youth Exchange students from Russia.
Her voice is amazing! Enjoy!

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Nafset Chenib Sings at Sochi Olympics Closing Ceremonies Jeri Denniston 2014-03-25 00:00:00Z
Dalis Francis Rotary Student of the Month for February

Dalis Francis recognized as Rotary Student of the MonthAt a recent Prescott Valley Council meeting, Rotarian and Councilman Michael D. Whiting recognized Dalis Francis as the Rotary Student of the Month for February.

Dalis has a major goal to attend college and get a nursing degree. She loves her advanced placement calculus and her certified nursing assistant classes for which she earns college credits. She feels fortunate to have the opportunity to take these classes knowing that thousands of people around the world don't have these opportunities.

When she's not in class or studying, Dalis works at a local movie theater which has helped her learn an important lesson about commitment and taking responsibility. Her motivation to work hard comes from her three younger brothers and two younger sisters for whom she is a role model. She will be the first in her family to earn a degree.

Congratulations, Dalis!

Dalis Francis Rotary Student of the Month for February Jeri Denniston 2014-03-01 00:00:00Z
Vicki Borny Inducted

Rich Joliet inducts Vicki Borny Vicki Borny was inducted during the February 25 meeting as the newest member of the Rotary Club of Prescott Valley.

Welcome Vicki!

Vicki Borny Inducted Jeri Denniston 2014-02-25 00:00:00Z
2014 Teacher of the Year Awards Dinner a Success

Prescott Valley Rotary Club again honored the teachers from Humboldt Unified School District at the 15th Annual Teacher of the Year Awards held Tuesday, February 18, at The Grille at Stoneridge. Ten teachers were recognized (one from each school in the district), nominated by their students, and chosen by a committee that included principals and faculty. More than 80 family members and friends of both the teachers and the students attended the event, as well as several PV Rotary Club members and four Rotary Interact Club students. Sue Tone of the PV Tribune took photos of the winning teachers and their students, which will be published in the online edition.


2014 Teacher of the Year Awards Dinner a Success Jeri Denniston 2014-02-18 00:00:00Z
Prescott Valley Rotary Club Brings Together Russian Folk and Classical Music

ImageJanuary 24, 4:00 PM
Prescott Valley United Methodist Church (map)
8944 E. Sommer Dr. Prescott Valley, AZ

For the past 10 years the Golden Gates group has been touring across the United States, introducing traditional Russian and recently also Georgian music, singing and dancing to the city residents. Not only do student performers show their own culture, but they become acquainted with American history, culture and lifestyle, and undoubtedly receive a huge life experience.

This year, Nafset Chenib will join the group to perform a few Classical, American and Russian folksongs after the Golden Gates performance. Rotarians Joseph and Olga Waesche, who help coordinate the Golden Gates stay in Prescott Valley, are hosting trained opera singer Nafset Chenib, from Moscow.

Nafset was born in a small town in the Republic of Adyghea, part of the Russian Federation. Her name means “giving light”. Fate deprived her of eyesight, but gave her an amazing soprano voice. Multilingual, she sings in Russian, English, German, Spanish and Italian, and is studying French.


Prescott Valley Rotary Club Brings Together Russian Folk and Classical Music Jeri Denniston 2014-01-17 00:00:00Z
Holiday Social Tuesday, December 17 at Prescott Golf & Country Club
Holiday candlesPrescott Valley Rotary Club is having our holiday social at 6:00 pm, Tuesday, December 17, at Prescott Golf and Country Club (up the hill from Mavericks at the intersection of Highway 69 and Fain Rd).

If you wish to join us, please inform Jeri Denniston at jeri@dennergroup.com or 858-603-3425 by noon Tuesday, December 17. Indicate the number in your party. Please bring a gift (valued under $10) for the gift exchange.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Happy Holidays!
Holiday Social Tuesday, December 17 at Prescott Golf & Country Club Jeri Denniston 2013-12-16 00:00:00Z
Meetings are moving to Step One Coffee House

On Tuesday, November 5, 2013 we will begin meeting at Step One Coffee House.

Step One gives us ample room to grow as well as a private meeting room in which to hold our meetings. Our current location at iHop does not provide us with additional space for growth and is not conducive to having speakers.

In addition, we will be supporting a local non-profit organization which provides much needed services to women and children in need.

Join us beginning November 5 at our new meeting location!
6719 E. E 2nd Street, Suite C
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314

All proceeds from Step One Coffee House
directly support the Emergency Shelter

Meetings are moving to Step One Coffee House Jeri Denniston 2013-10-16 00:00:00Z
Rotary Social - evening meeting Oct. 15

Prescott Golf & Country ClubTuesday, October 15 we meet at the Prescott Golf and Country Club instead of iHop.
This is our monthly evening social event.

Please join us!

Prescott Golf and Country Club
5:30 - 7:30 pm
1030 Prescott Country Club Blvd.
Dewey, AZ 86327

Take Highway 69 to Prescott Country Club Blvd (at the Fain Road intersection). Turn towards the Mavericks gas station and follow the road up the hill to the country club parking lot. Enter the front doors and head back towards the Mingus Room.

Rotary Social - evening meeting Oct. 15 Jeri Denniston 2013-10-10 00:00:00Z
Interact Zombie Run 2013

Calling all Runners and Zombies. Get your Zombie On!

Interact Zombie Run 2013Join Rotary Interact teens and your fellow Rotarians for the 2nd annual Zombie Run October 26.

This year's event is from 4 - 8 pm to take advantage of the evening shadows. Runners must traverse the circuit without losing any flags to Zombies who jump out trying to snag them. The runner with the most flags wins a specially made trophy.

Visit the Interact Zombie Run website to register online. Payments may be made via PayPal and are tax deductible through the Rotary Club of Prescott Valley Foundation. We are a registered 501 (c)(3) non profit.

October 26, 2013
Mountain Valley Park
4- 8 pm
open to all ages

Interact Zombie Run 2013 Jeri Denniston 2013-09-27 00:00:00Z
District Governor Duce Minor Visits PV Rotary

Duce Minor - out on a limbOn Tuesday, July 30, Jim Clemmons, Assistant District Governor, introduced District Governor Duce Minor, who joined Rotary Club members to share Rotary experiences and ways in which Club members can individually and jointly participate in Rotary-supported projects. He spoke about "going our on a limb", giving examples of how he and others have done this to engage others and change lives - what Rotary is all about.

Some of the projects he talked about include:

>  Million Meals Project (Aug. 24, Rotarians will serve 250,000 meals and need 1200 volunteers)
>  Wheelchair distribution in Hermosillo, Mexico (October or January)
>  Fund for Yarnell Fire Victims
>  Polio Plus - the Gates Foundation has agreed to a 2:1 match of up to $35 million
    over the next five years to help Rotary close their $1.5 billion gap


District Governor Duce Minor Visits PV Rotary Jeri Denniston 2013-07-30 00:00:00Z
Balloon Fest 2013 - Kick-off Dinner

ImageFriday, June 14 was the kick-off dinner for the PV Rotary Club Balloon Festival. This offered an opportunity to say thank you to balloon pilots and crew and Balloon Festival sponsors, by hosting them to a wonderful dinner catered by Gabby's at Tim's Toyota Center.

The downstairs rink was festooned with white streamers from the ceiling to the floor. Tables for six were dressed with black linen and colorful napkins, with balloon centerpieces. Gabby's provided a variety of meats, included bar-be-cued beef, beef brisket, chicken and ribs, with coleslaw, potato salad and peach cobbler. All was delicious.

It was a great kick-off to a weekend of activity. Below is a video of pictures from the evening.

Thank you Gabby's and Tim's Toyota Center for hosting this marvelous evening!


Balloon Fest 2013 - Kick-off Dinner Jeri Denniston 2013-06-14 00:00:00Z
Donate to Rotary Donate to Rotary Jeri Denniston 2013-03-04 00:00:00Z
PV Rotary Honors Prescott Valley Teachers

Teachers from 10 Humboldt Unified School District schools, and the Special Education Department were honored Tuesday, February 26 at the Elks Club in Prescott Valley.

The teachers were nominated by their students and selected by a panel of judges that included the school principals. Many tears were shed as students read their essays about why they had nominated their favorite teachers.

ThImageis was the 14th year the the Rotary Club has held this event, which was started in 2005 by former President Ralph Showers. He was present to do the invocation. The event was sponsored by Decision Point Center, among several others who provide monetary and in-kind support. Students from the Liberty Traditional School choir kicked off the evening with several tunes from Annie.

Visit this link to see the story by Sue Tone and the gallery of photos on the Prescott Valley Tribune website.

PV Rotary Honors Prescott Valley Teachers Jeri Denniston 2013-02-26 00:00:00Z
Rotary Balloon Festival Lifts Off

It's that time of year again when we set our sights on the skies and watch the hot air balloons lift off near Tim's Toyota Center. This year the event happens the weekend of June 15-16. We'll be updating this information as the event nears. If you wish to participate in the planning, or as a balloonist or sponsor, please contact Richard Joliet, Club president and chair of the 3rd Annual Rotary Balloon Festival.

Tickets for entry to the balloon launch area:

  • Daily pass: $2 per person or $5 per family of 4
  • Weekend pass: $5 per person or $10 per family of 4

Purchase through our PayPal account: prescottvalleyrotary@gmail.com

Rotary Balloon Fest Passes
Rotary Balloon Festival Lifts Off Jeri Denniston 2013-02-15 00:00:00Z
Russian Golden Gates Perform at Methodist Church

ImageRotary Clubs across the US have helped to sponsor the Russian group, the Golden Gates, a group of musicians and dancers ranging from 8 to 13 years of age. They travel to the US annually to share their music and culture, and visit Prescott Valley as one of their tour stops. Prescott Valley Rotarians Joe Waeshe and Beth Staub are hosting a few of the dancers and musicians. Image

They performed Saturday afternoon (January 26) at the United Methodist Church of Prescott Valley to a welcoming audience that nearly filled the auditorium.During part of the performance, they engaged several members of the audience, including Beth's daughter, Sydney, to play one of their Russian instruments and then later to dance with the performers. It was great fun, beautiful costumes, and a glimpse into the Russian cultural folk music. Vitaly, the group leader who also plays a complicated accordian, visited the PV Rotary Club last year with the Russian Crystal Orchestra. His mission is to create friendship among the people of the US and Russia through music and cultural exchange.

Click here for links to some short videos of their performance.


Russian Golden Gates Perform at Methodist Church Jeri Denniston 2013-01-26 00:00:00Z
Amber Wiste named December 2012 Student of the Month

ImagePrescott Valley Rotarian and City Council Member Michael Whiting recognized Bradshaw Mountain High School senior Amber Wiste with the Prescott Valley Rotary's Student of the Month Certificate and a paper weight.

As Michael described her countless hours of volunteer work in addition to maintaining a straight A academic record, it became evident that Amber is an exemplary role model for other teens. She ranks in the top 12% of her graduating class, placing her 47th out of 350 students.

In describing Amber, Bradshaw Mountain High School Principal Kort Miner stated that rather than graduating with 22 credits, Amber is graduating with 28, with 18 of those in college level course work. One student Amber tutored told him she wants to grow up to be just like Amber.

A few of Amber's volunteer activities include: RYLA/Interact, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Girl Scouts of America, Upward Bound Trio program, and the RYLA Leadership Conference, which was just held January 18-21. She plans to attend ASU and study social and behavioral sciences. Her entire family was present to watch her receive the award and each one shared comments reflecting their pride in her as a daughter or sister.

Congratulations, Amber!

Amber Wiste named December 2012 Student of the Month Jeri Denniston 2013-01-24 00:00:00Z
International Exchange Professional Attends Rotary

ImageJoe Waesche introduced Adam who is visiting for two months from the Czech Republic as part of Rotary's International Student/Young Professional Exchange program. Adam recently graduated with a law degree and is working with a small international law firm in Prague.

His employer gave him the opportunity to participate in the Rotary Exchange program to develop contacts and learn how the US practices domestic and international law. Joe will be taking him around to local government sessions in the Prescott area as well as in Phoenix and Scottsdale while Adam is here.

Welcome Adam!


Club members also used this meeting to plan our Teacher of the Year awards program which will be held February 26 at the Elks Lodge in Prescott Valley. This is one of the Club's featured events, providing and opportunity to recognize outstanding Bradshaw Mountain High School teachers selected by their students and the Principal.
International Exchange Professional Attends Rotary Jeri Denniston 2013-01-22 00:00:00Z
2013 RYLA a Success!

More than 250 youths and adult volunteers, including 150 students, 12 Jaycees, and 12 facilitators,  Image
participated in this year's Rotary-sponsored RYLA activities at Camp Pinerock in Prescott, January 18 - 21. During the 4-day event, students learn leadership skills as they participate in a variety of indoor and outdoor activities, including wall climbs and zip-lining, culminating with skits and presentations. Prescott Valley and Chino Valley Rotary Clubs joined forces to sponsor two students.

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2013 RYLA a Success! Jeri Denniston 2013-01-21 00:00:00Z
President Teddy Roosevelt visits Club

Prescott Valley Rotary Club members were graced with the presence of former President Theodore RooseveltImage Tuesday, January 8. What a great way to start the new year. The President shared many stories about his career before the presidency, as well as his years in office. 

He ended with his famous story about the "Teddy Bear". An avid hunter, he was on a bear hunt with friends, determined to shoot a bear. After three days, they hadn't seen any bears. The guide told him, "Mr. President, I'm going to make sure you get your bear," and went off into the woods in search of one. The next morning, President Roosevelt awoke to a great commotion and when he exited his tent, he found a battered bear tied to a tree. The poor thing had been mauled by the hunting dogs (after killing two of the dogs) and bashed on the head. It was wounded and dazed. The guide said, "There's your bear, Mr. President. Shoot it!" To which President Roosevelt responded. "I refuse to shoot that bear. That is not good sport." and made the guide release the bear. 

The story hit the papers and was referred to as Teddy's bear. Sometime later, the owners of a doll company wrote to ask if they could use his name on a stuffed bear they were creating. The President said, "yes, of course, but I don't think it will do you any good."  And that's how the "teddy bear" came into existence. 

If only he had asked for royalties on each sale!

Here's a link to a 5-minute video of his comments. Below is a shorter video of his comments. Enjoy!


President Teddy Roosevelt visits Club Jeri Denniston 2013-01-08 00:00:00Z
Roselynn Finch named November 2012 Student of the Month

ImageDuring the December Prescott Valley City Council meeting, Michael Whiting presented Roselynn Finch of Bradshaw Mountain High School, as the Rotary Club's student of the month for November. A senior, graduating in 2013, Roselynn has plans to become an attorney.

She will attend Northern Arizona University, graduating in 2017, and then plans to attend New York University Law School, graduating with the class of 2020.She has planned to be a prosecutor since age 7, so we have no doubt she will accomplish this! Her intent is to pass the bar exam, get her license and practice law in Manhattan. 

Roselynn is a straight "A" student and has taken advanced placement courses in language, psychology, US history, world history and literature. Her favorite "Modern Woman" is her grandmother, whom she places alongside her other favorite Women of History like Marie Antoinette, Anne Boleyn, and Cleopatra.

 Congratulations, Roselynn! We expect to hear great news about you in the coming years!


Roselynn Finch named November 2012 Student of the Month Jeri Denniston 2012-12-20 00:00:00Z
Thank You Balloon Festival Supporters

At the December 2012 Rotary Club dinner meeting at Puerto Vallarta restaurant, President Richard Joliet thanked Steve Bracety, Manager of Prescott Resort, and Brett Rittgers, Manager of Buffalo Wild Wings, presenting them each with certificates of appreciation.

Prescott Resort hosted the pilots Friday and Saturday nights in 2011 and 2012. Buffalo Wild Wings catered the Saturday evening dinner both years.

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Rich Joliet thanks Steve Bracety, Prescott Resort        Rich Joliet thanks Brett Rittgers, Buffalo Wild Wings

Thank You Balloon Festival Supporters Jeri Denniston 2012-12-18 00:00:00Z
RYLA Volunteers Needed for Ropes Course

ImageNoel DeSousa, 2012-2013 President-Elect of the Frontier Rotary Club, Image
joined us Tuesday, Dec. 11, to muster volunteers to help out with the ropes course at the January 18-21 RYLA camp at Camp Pinerock, Prescott. Twenty or more volunteers are needed to help shuttle the 144 students between camp and the ropes course area, as well as to assist each student at both ends of the zip line.

Volunteers also get a chance to try the zip line if they want. Ropes course volunteers should be in good physical condition, since the work requires 4 1/2-hour stints of manhandling an 8-foot ladder and helping students down from the zip line. Ideally, Noel would like 5 volunteers from each of the five Rotary Clubs.

If you're interested in helping out, contact Noel at (603) 496-5809 or via email at noel.j.desousa@gmail.com.

RYLA Volunteers Needed for Ropes Course Jeri Denniston 2012-12-11 00:00:00Z
Josiah Cilano Named October Student of the Month in Prescott Valley

Michael Whiting recognizes Josiah CilanoMichael Whiting, of the Prescott Valley Rotary Club, presented the Bradshaw Mountain High School Student of the Month award for October to Josiah Cilano, at the Prescott Valley Town Council during their meeting Thursday, November 15. Josiah was honored for maintaining an excellent scholastic record while including his involvement in church and community outreach.

Principal Kort Miner, together with Bradshaw Mountain High School faculty and staff, made the selection. At the event, Principal Miner described Josiah as a well-rounded student who plans on being an officer in the Air Force.



Josiah Cilano Oct 2012 Student of MonthIn the photo at left, Josiah poses (back row left -right) with Principal Kort Miner, his brother Nick, his father, Michael and his mother, Carol. It was a proud moment for the entire family, as well as the Prescott Valley Rotary Club.

Congratulations, Josiah!

For more information about the Student of the Month recognition program, call Michael Whiting at 928-772-3227.


Josiah Cilano Named October Student of the Month in Prescott Valley Jeri Denniston 2012-12-11 00:00:00Z
1st Annual Zpocalypse Zombie Run Was Fun for All

Photos from Zombie RunInteract students from Bradshaw Mountain High School, led by Rotarian and Interact Committee Chair Beth Staub (who organized the event), worked hard to make the Club's 1st Annual Apocalypse Zombie Run a success, Saturday, Dec. 1.

Several Rotary Club members helped out providing equipment, water, and other assistance. Scoopz, the Dewey-based coffee and ice cream parlor, supplied coffee and cups, as did Fireside Inn. Club president provided pizza for all participants - a welcome lunch and after-run snack for the participants. All in all, it was a great first event with Interact member, Shyla, winning the runner's trophy.

1st Annual Zpocalypse Zombie Run Was Fun for All Jeri Denniston 2012-12-01 00:00:00Z
Zombies Invade Prescott Valley!

End of the World Apocalypse 2012 Zombie Run


Runners beware!
Zombies may attack you as you race through the 3-mile course from Mountain Valley Park to Prescott Valley Civic Center on December 1!

It's all in fun to raise funds to send Bradshaw Mountain High School student delegates to Rotary's Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)Camp in Prescott next year.

Join the fun and help a great cause! Saturday, December 1, noon - 3 pm. Prizes will be awarded for the top three finishers and the Zombie who collects the most runners' lives...er flags.

Call Beth Staub for details: 928-925-7969

Register December 1 at Mountain Valley Park.  

Water, snacks provided along the course. Lives...er flags stashed along the course as well for those runners who lose theirs.

Zombies Invade Prescott Valley! Jeri Denniston 2012-11-18 00:00:00Z
Myra Moreno receives Certificate of Appreciation
RImageichard Joliet, Club president, thanks Myra Moreno from The Hampton Inn for her efforts in coordinating all the rooms that were donated for the Prescott Valley Balloon Fest earlier this year. Way to go, Myra!
Myra Moreno receives Certificate of Appreciation Jeri Denniston 2012-10-16 00:00:00Z
Lisa Garnes Shares HUSD Goals

Lisa Garnes, Volunteer Coordinator for Humboldt School District, spoke to Prescott Valley Rotary Club October 16, about the need for volunteers. A national study resulted in a consensus that there is a specific hourly value to volunteer work in this region. She shared the total number of volunteer hours among the various schools within the district, as well as the fact that the western US states are #2 in the nation in terms of volunteerism with the 27% of the population volunteering in schools. The district is also working to create a culture that college is important.

Lisa Garnes Shares HUSD Goals Jeri Denniston 2012-10-16 00:00:00Z
Club Sponsors Cori Burke for GSE Program
ImageOn Tuesday, October 2nd, Cori Burke, Lead Advocate and Marketing Manager for Stepping Stones, presented her case requesting the club's support of her participation in the Rotary International Group Study Exchange to Bremen, Germany May 27 - June 30, 2013.

Stepping Stones provides shelter services and employment for women and children seeking help from abusive situations and who are in recovery programs. Cori, who speaks German, has worked at Stepping Stones for eight years. About 10 years ago the non-profit organization devised a variety of for-profit businesses to fund its shelter operations - a necessity since Federal funding and other dollars have been dwindling substantially.

Two years ago the organization saw a $100,000 reduction in funding from the crime restitution fees, which is the source of Federal funds they receive. Their thrift stores, Step One Cafe, and publishing businesses now underwrite nearly the entire shelter operations.

Cori reminded Club members that we can designate tax deductions to Stepping Stones as a "Working Poor Tax Credit", another way we can support Stepping Stones in addition to shopping at the thrift stores and cafe.

Prescott Valley Rotary Club is proud to sponsor Cori as our candidate for the German Study Exchange program!
Club Sponsors Cori Burke for GSE Program Jeri Denniston 2012-10-02 00:00:00Z
Eric Denniston Presents to Boy Scouts
ImageOn Thursday, September 27, 2012, Rotarian Eric Denniston presented information about Savor the Flavour of the Titanic to the parents and scouts of Boy Scout Troop 7330 during their Court of Honor ceremonies.

This gave him an opportunity to share the scope of the event and the benefit to the troop for selling tickets. They were told they would earn 15% for every ticket sold. The announcement was well received.

Eric Denniston Presents to Boy Scouts Jeri Denniston 2012-09-28 00:00:00Z
Second Tuesday of the Month - Special Evening Meeting
ImageThe second Tuesday of each month the Club will meet at a different location from 5:30 - 7:30 pm for a member social.

Join us November 13
at the Canton Dragon (7305 E. Pav Way, between Robert Rd and Windsong) to learn more about your fellow Rotarians!
Second Tuesday of the Month - Special Evening Meeting Jeri Denniston 2012-09-25 00:00:00Z
Tusanne Cordes, Lake Valley School Principal, shares school history
ImageOn Tuesday, September 25, Tusanne Cordes, principal of Lake Valley School, spoke to Prescott Valley Rotary about the school's many accomplishments and challenges. Tusanne has been with the school for 18 years, serving as a teacher and a substitute teacher, among other roles, before assuming the mantle of principal three years ago.

Did you know that the student population is 45% Hispanic with 85% participating in the Title 1 free or reduced lunch program? Another 18% are Extended Resource kids, meaning they are autistic or have Downs Syndrome or multiple disabilities. Lake Valley is one of the few schools which integrates these students into the mainstream population.

Lake Valley is one of the public Humboldt Unified schools and has experienced a reduction in funding due to dropping enrollments from families moving away or choosing charter or private schools, as well as other state and federal budget cuts.
Tusanne Cordes, Lake Valley School Principal, shares school history Jeri Denniston 2012-09-25 00:00:00Z
Rotary Club receives certificate from Prescott Valley Chamber
ImageClub President Rich Joliet proudly showed the certificate of appreciation the Rotary Club received from the Prescott Valley Chamber of Commerce for the Club's hosting a Balloon Festival during this year's Prescott Valley Days festival.
Rotary Club receives certificate from Prescott Valley Chamber Jeri Denniston 2012-09-25 00:00:00Z
Rotary Youth of the Month Recognition September 27

ImageThe Prescott Valley Rotary Youth of the Month is officially reinstated at Bradshaw Mountain High School. The September presentation will be scheduled for next Thursday, September 27th at the Prescott Valley Council Meeting beginning at 5:30 p.m. The High School will prepare a certificate for the Rotary Club to present to.....

stay tuned to learn who the lucky youth is!

Rotary Youth of the Month Recognition September 27 Jeri Denniston 2012-09-19 00:00:00Z
Petersons Share History and Mission of 4-H, Boy Scouts
ImageAngela and Tom Peterson each shared their personal experiences of working with youth in 4-H and Boy Scouts. Both organizations are beneficiaries of proceeds from the Club's Savor the Flavour of the Titanic event in November. They were invited to speak to the Club to share ways the Club might help their organizations.
Petersons Share History and Mission of 4-H, Boy Scouts Jeri Denniston 2012-09-18 00:00:00Z
Diana Dalsass Shares CASA for Kids Challenges
Diana Dalsass visits PV Rotary ClubCASA for Kids (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is a non profit organization whose community volunteers advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children who are involved in the juvenile courts. They help assure each child a safe, permanent, nurturing home.

Diana Dalsass, a board member and PR Committee chair for Yavapai CASA for Kids, visited Prescott Valley Rotary Club on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, to share the good work the organization does and the many challenges they face in serving the children of Yavapai County. They have more than 200 children who need their services - 40 percent of whom are under the age of 5. Most are in foster care, and many have behavior issues due to their family environment. CASA strives to help them achieve normal lives, and as much as possible, reunite them with their families.

Diana thanked the Club for including CASA as one of the beneficiaries of our Savor the Flavour fundraiser on November 2nd. She joined Bonnie Cormier (left) and Mary Topero (right) in this photo commemorating her visit.
Diana Dalsass Shares CASA for Kids Challenges Jeri Denniston 2012-09-11 00:00:00Z
CANCELLED -Savor the Flavour of the Titanic

This event has been cancelled.

CANCELLED -Savor the Flavour of the Titanic Jeri Denniston 2012-09-01 00:00:00Z
YC Dean/Athletic Director Visits Rotary
Scott FarnsworthScott Farnsworth, Yavapai College Dean of Sciences & Allied Health, and Director of Athletics, shared some background on the college and information about the national soccer championship the college is hosting in 2014.

Here's a tidbit he shared:
Did you know that over 90% of Yavapai College athletic students go on to complete their college degrees? That's higher than the national average.
YC Dean/Athletic Director Visits Rotary Jeri Denniston 2012-08-21 00:00:00Z
Rotary Contact Info
For more information about the Rotary Club of Prescott Valley, contact President Rich Joliet at at(928) 777-2386 or via email at richardjolietcpa@gmail.com.
Rotary Contact Info Jeri Denniston 2012-08-15 00:00:00Z
Mary Topero a Rock Star!
Club member Mary Topero was named the first Prescott Valley Rotary Club Rock Star August 14 for her efforts in support of the Club's Tools for Intelligence program and in landing Kohl's as a corporate sponsor of the Club's 2012 Balloon Festival.

Congratulations, Mary. You Rock!

Mary Topero a Rock Star! Jeri Denniston 2012-08-14 00:00:00Z
Bicycles Against Poverty - a Unique Approach to Self-Sufficiency

A $100 bicycle can make the difference between poverty and self-sufficiency!

BAP logoMembers of Bicycles Against Poverty (BAP) spoke to the Prescott Valley Rotary Club August 7 to share their story about how bicycles are helping to transform the lives of people in Northern Uganda. Rotary members have been asked to raise $300  each - the cost of three bicycles - and many are in the process of meeting this challenge. Contact a Rotary Club member if you want to help!

Bicycles Against Poverty - a Unique Approach to Self-Sufficiency Jeri Denniston 2012-08-07 00:00:00Z
PV Rotary Awards $500 to Bradshaw Mountain Music Program
It happened at the HUSD Teacher of the Year Banquet on April 24, 2012.

Prescott Valley Rotary Club hosted the banquet, recognizing the work of so many educators (unsung heroes) in the area. The Bradshaw Mountain High School Chamber Orchestra provided the entertainment, and were such a hit, Rotary Club President Rich Joliet committed to donating $500 towards their music program.
PV Rotary Awards $500 to Bradshaw Mountain Music Program Jeri Denniston 2012-07-31 00:00:00Z
Dist. Gov. Craig Wilson Shares Rotary Projects, Philosophy
 Craig Wilson visit

District Governor presents President Rich Joliet with Rotary International's A visual Journey photography book of international projects.
Dist. Gov. Craig Wilson Shares Rotary Projects, Philosophy Jeri Denniston 2012-07-24 00:00:00Z
PV Rotary Inducts New Members!
Two new members were inducted into the Prescott Vallery Rotary Club today:
                              Vicki Biscay and Michael Whiting
                                  Please welcome them both!
Vicki is a life coach by profession with a long career in human resources management, law enforcement, and business ownership. She enjoys fast cars and riding her motorcycle whenever she gets the chance. 

She can be reached at

is a Prescott Valley Councilmember with an extensive background in planning and business development primarily in the healthcare field. He has worked in the nonprofit field most of his career and done substantial fundraising. 

Mike can be reached at:

PV Rotary Inducts New Members! Jeri Denniston 2012-07-03 00:00:00Z
FATHERS DAY SPECIAL! Helicopter Rides half off
Treat your Father to a Special Gift - Imagea birds' eye view of Prescott Valley, Prescott and the Dells from a 4-passenger Guidance Aviation Helicopter

Take a helicopter ride with one of Guidance Aviation's seasoned pilots. This is a special Fathers Day event and a unique feature of the Prescott Valley Rotary Balloon Festival. Rides are limited to 3 people (plus the pilot). Take-off and landing is near the balloon launch area.

9 am - 2 pm
Fathers Day Special: half off for Dad and a family member!

Proceeds will benefit Rotary projects that support Prescott Valley youth groups. Come to the Balloon Launch area, near the corner of Sundog and Glassford Hill Road. Look for the Rotary banners and the white tents.

FATHERS DAY SPECIAL! Helicopter Rides half off Jeri Denniston 2012-06-16 00:00:00Z
Guidance Aviation Prescott Valley Balloon Festival this weekend!

Support Prescott Valley youth organizations

Guidance Aviation
Prescott Valley Rotary Balloon Festival

Saturday, June 16, and Sunday, June 17 
Balloon launch is at 5:45 am both mornings (weather permitting)
Balloon glow is Saturday evening from 7:45 - 8:30 pm on Main Street
Visit the 
PV Balloon Fest website
for a map and a full schedule of events.
Please support our sponsors as a way of saying Thank You!


Guidance Aviation Prescott Valley Balloon Festival this weekend! Jeri Denniston 2012-06-12 00:00:00Z
Prescott Valley Rotary Inducts New President!
Welcome Mr. President, Rich Joliet! 
Prescott Valley Rotary Inducts New President! Beth Staub 2012-05-15 00:00:00Z
See What Our Interact Club is Doing!
Amazing kids, doing amazing things!
See What Our Interact Club is Doing! Beth Staub 2011-09-22 18:06:36Z
Please Learn about Our Honorary Member Andrea Please Learn about Our Honorary Member Andrea Beth Staub 2011-01-13 15:42:07Z
Kolten Leffler - Rotary's August Student of the Month

He's a math whiz who loves science.

Kolten Leffler is  PV Rotary's Student of the Month for August. This recognition is chosen by several teachers and the principal at Bradshaw Mountain High School where Kolten is a senior.

Kolten has been a math whiz most of his young life and has completed pre-calculus, advanced placement calculus and statistics while earning college credits. He is currently enrolled at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University for calculus and physics for engineers. His love of science is evident with his success in both honors chemistry and honors physics.

Kolten has even been inducted into the national Honor Society where he served as treasurer and volunteered with programs like "Shop with a Cop".

An avid tutor for two years, Kolten aspires to attend college for engineering with a goal of graduating as a computer engineer. He's exploring the idea of moving to Indiana to attend the top-ranked engineering college, Rose-Hulman (ranked #1 in the nation for 15 years by US News & World Reports).  Kolten has a 4.456 GPA and is number 3 out of 358 students in his class.

Congratulations, Kolten!




Kolten Leffler - Rotary's August Student of the Month Jeri Denniston
January Student of the Month Recognized

ImageJacob Buchanan was recognized at the February Prescott Valley City Council meeting as Prescott Valley Rotary's January Student of the Month.

He has been in advanced placement and honors since the 8th grade with a weighted Grade Point Average of 4.2. Jacob is now enrolled at Yavapai College pursuing English and computer networking. He also received the President's and Board of Regents scholarships at ASU, has been accepted into Barrett,the honors college at ASU, and will graduate from high school with 14 college credits.

Involved in many extracurricular activities, Jacob is Vice President of the National Honors Society, a volunteer for the American Cancer Society, and an active member of the Heights Church Youth Group. He also works as a cook at Guido's Pizza.

Congratulations, Jacob!

January Student of the Month Recognized Jeri Denniston
Prescott Valley Rotary 2nd Annual Balloon Fest 2012
June 16 and 17, 2012
Event will be held north of the Tim's Toyota Center Parking Lot.
This Rotary event supports:  RYLA, Interact, Neighbor to Neighbor and a youth organization to be determined soon.
Prescott Valley Rotary 2nd Annual Balloon Fest 2012 Beth Staub
Save the Date: November 11, 2012
Save the Date: November 11, 2012 Beth Staub
New Meeting Place, New Meeting Time!

Prescott Valley Rotary meetings will be at

iHOP Tuesday mornings, 7:30 AM

Come join us help the children of our community!

New Meeting Place, New Meeting Time! Beth Staub
New Member
Eric Strobel Joins Prescott Valley Rotary!
New Member Beth Staub
Contact Info

For more information about the Rotary Club of Prescott Valley,  contact Rich Joliet
at 505-250-2497



Contact Info Beth Staub