Gifts for a family of 7, including five children, mom and grandmother, were delivered to the Sedona Food Bank Dec. 20.
 
Using a wish list provided by the Food Bank, Rotarians selected gifts of clothes and toys for the children and household goods for the family -- including an area rug and chest of drawers. The family also received a $500 gift card.
 
Food Bank Director Cathleen Healy-Baiza writes:
 
"When Evelyn came back to the office to see all the gifts, she just broke down in tears. Words are not sufficient to explain her gratitude. 
 
"I thank you from the bottom of my heart for making a difference in the life of Evelyn, her daughters, and grandkids."
 
Each link in the colorful chains represents and act of kindness on the part of a Sedona school student in two weeks leading up to a Kindness Rally, Thursday, Nov. 14 at City Hall. Rotary Club of Sedona partnered with Sedona Kindness to sponsor Think Kindness speaker Gary Xavier, who challenged students to be kind, starting with small acts. The goal was to perform 5,000 acts of kindness over the two week period. Each student was challenged to perform 5 acts of kindness and to bring five items of food for the Sedona Food Bank.
 
 
Become a Subscription Sponsor of Imagination Library
Over 90% of a child's brain development occurs before a child enters kindergarten. The Verde Valley Imagination Library works together with other community programs to help parents become the first teachers. The goal is to have every child in the Verde Valley ready to succeed in school.
 
Become a tax exempt subscription sponsor today! Simply decide whether you want to subscribe on a monthly or annual basis and use the drop-down menu to select the number of children you want to support.
 
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Join Us Tuesday or Thursday
If you are a visiting Rotarian,  make up at our club on Tuesday noon at:
Relics Restaurant, 3235 W. Highway 89A
Drive around the west side of the building and use side entrance.
 
Or the second or fourth Thursday at 7:30 am in the Village of Oak Creek at:
Redstone Dining, Oak Creek Country Club,
- See more at: http://sedonarotary.org/Stories/sedona-and-village-satellite-meeting-locations#sthash.ytCQ0nBS.dpuf
If you are a visiting Rotarian,  make up at our club on Tuesday noon at:
Relics Restaurant, 3235 W. Highway 89A
Drive around the west side of the building and use side entrance.
 
Or the second or fourth Thursday at 7:30 am in the Village of Oak Creek at:
Redstone Dining, Oak Creek Country Club,
- See more at: http://sedonarotary.org/Stories/sedona-and-village-satellite-meeting-locations#sthash.ytCQ0nBS.dpuf
If you are a visiting Rotarian,  make up at our club on Tuesday noon at:
Relics Restaurant, 3235 W. Highway 89A
Drive around the west side of the building and use side entrance.
 
Or the second or fourth Thursday at 7:30 am in the Village of Oak Creek at:
Redstone Dining, Oak Creek Country Club,
- See more at: http://sedonarotary.org/Stories/sedona-and-village-satellite-meeting-locations#sthash.ytCQ0nBS.dpuf
If you are a visiting Rotarian,  make up at our club on Tuesday noon at:
Relics Restaurant, 3235 W. Highway 89A
Drive around the west side of the building and use side entrance.
- See more at: http://sedonarotary.org/Stories/sedona-and-village-satellite-meeting-locations#sthash.ytCQ0nBS.dpuf
You are welcome to visit our club at one of two locations:
 
The first and third Tuesdays of the month we meet at noon at Relics Restaurant.

The second and fourth Thursday mornings at 7:30 our Village Satellite meets at Redstone Grill.
 
 
Speakers
Sue Shannon
Jan 25, 2018
Village Rotary - Verde Valley Coalition Against Human Trafficking
Barbara Firminger
Feb 06, 2018
Rotary Lunch - Northern AZ Healthcare - Community Healthcare Needs
Dr. Weihong Pan
Feb 08, 2018
Village Rotary - Sleep Apnea
 
The Rotary Club of Sedona's Mission is to enhance community through service, teamwork and friendship. - See more at: http://sedonarotary.org/#sthash.p8FAoShV.dpuf
The Rotary Club of Sedona's Mission is to enhance community through service, teamwork and friendship.
 
 
Contact Sedona Rotary
P. O. Box 2170
Sedona AZ 86339
 
 
Make Wine Tasting Reservations
Sedona Charter School Fundraising Event
Sunday, Jan. 28, 2017 from 12 - 4pm
Vino Di Sedona
Cost $30
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and/or make a donation
 
 
Imagination Library
Free Books for Kids Under 5!
Now available in the whole Verde Valley. Sign up your kids at www.imaginationlibrary.com
 
 
Little brains experience 90% of their development before their owners reach kindergarten. Studies show that reading to preschool children makes a significant difference to a child's success in school. The Dolly Parton Imagination Library program, which mails age-appropriate books each month to registered children from birth to age 5 free of charge, has been shown to make a difference in the communities in which it is available.
 
It costs less than $30 to provide books for one child for a year!
To make a tax exempt donation to the Rotary Club of Sedona's Imagination Library Project:
 
Make your check out to
Verde Valley Imagination Library c/o
The Rotary Club of Sedona Charitable Fund
P. O. Box 2170
Sedona, Arizona 86339
 
Or use credit or debit card through PayPal
 
 
 
Finally, tell everybody you know about this great program!