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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Prescott Frontier Rotary 50 Years after Watergate
April 18, 2023: OPEC forced gas prices so high Japanese companies introduced cars to the U.S. with small engines and better fuel economy. The year was 1973, with the start of the Watergate hearings in the U.S. Senate.
Good happened in Prescott, Arizona, something unique started that year. The Bob Newhart show and the Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour played on CBS. The Exorcist scared the Disco out of people, and John Denver was High in the Rocky Mountains.
Prescott had 13,263 people in the city, with a group of community leaders wanting to make a difference. Paul Harris started the very first Rotary gathering 68 years prior. The group of Prescottonians desired a similar lunch gathering of leaders that cared about each other, their businesses, and the community. Prescott Frontier Rotary was born and continues 50 years later.
On May 2, local Rotarians celebrate the golden anniversary with a 1973-themed party. They remember their founding members and the good they started. This year $20,000 was donated to the Prescott Frontier Rotary scholarship fund at Yavapai College. A $2000 Peace Scholarship funds the Bradshaw Mountain and PHS Interact Clubs, Rotary after-school leadership training at both schools, and the Prescott Frontier Rotary Math and Reading clinic continue to this day.
The club’s international influence is significant with support to Crutches for Africa, Clean drinking water in Mexico, and the end of Polio globally are some of the initiatives of this 50-year-old club.
Local companies are still involved after all these years: Bennett Glass, Edward Jones, Farmers Insurance, Findlay Toyota, Hassayampa Inn, Pinniacle Bank, Forest Villa Hotel, Lamb Chevrolet, Montoya Wealth Management, North Central University, Olsen’s for Healthy Animals, Murphy Realty One Group, NP Accounting, Prescott Resort, Renovations, Rummel Eye Care, Salvation Army, San Marin Travel, State Farm Insurance, Visiting Angels, Yavapai College, Wertz Designs and Watters Garden Center.
Prescott Frontier Rotary gathers community leaders that provide opportunities to serve their community, promote high ethical standards, fellowship, and goodwill in Prescott, Arizona. They encourage visiting one of their weekly meetings hosted every Tuesday at 12 noon at the Prescott Resort to learn more.
Past members or Prescott Frontier Rotary are encouraged to join the celebration May 2 @ 5-8pm, Prescott Resort.