Thank you to Michelle Behr (left in photo) who has taken over coordinating our club's participation in St. Andrew's Monday Night Community Suppers. Michelle is shown with Jim Hose, St. Andrew's Supper Lead and Jennette Bill.
In addition to Club volunteers four people from the Satellite Club and several from the Red Rocks Interact Club came to help out.
Yavapai County Supervisor Randy Garrison spoke to Satellite Club
Yavapai County Supervisor Randy Garrison spoke to the club’s Village Satellite during its Feb. 23 meeting. Supervisor Garrison spoke on the relationship between the county and the Village of Oak Creek. He was the subject of the Satellite’s live stream event video posted on the club’s Facebook page. You can view his entire talk there.
Bonnie Best was the member highlighted, announcing she has participated in eight Rotary Clubs. She has been a teacher her entire life in one capacity or another. Bonnie has also written several spiritual self-help books over the years. She currently works at the Beaver Creek Library. As membership chair Bonnie announced the club now has 26 members. Jan Groves updated the meeting on the Sedona Golf Fundraiser event taking place this year in October. The fundraiser will have live and silent auctions open to the public. There will also be a Golf Ball Drop and Hole In One tournament. More to follow as the fundraiser develops. The Rotary Student Ambassador of the Month was Leah Pederson from Big Park School. Leah is very active in school participating in a range of activities including being Student Council President and playing soccer.
Club recognizes Rotary Honor Student Eliah Edelson
Sedona Red Rock High School senior Eliah Edelson (2nd right), selected as a Rotary Honor Student, received a $1,000 scholarship to attend the college of her choice. Her teacher Karyl Goldsmith (far right) introduced Eliah by highlighting a project she spearheaded with four other students to talk about issues such as cyber bullying and how awful it is. Eliah said she is the happiest when she is creating and really enjoys creating things with others. "I like putting smiles on people's faces," she said. As a matter of fact, her senior exhibition is making a comic book, including the script, storyboarding, drawing the images, inking, and printing. The thesis of her paper is "How cartoonist's personalities and life experiences are reflected in their works via dialogue, style, and content." Eliah announced she has been accepted to Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Ore. "I'm very, very excited about my future," she said. "The thing I want most in life is to be able to change lives with my work, to help kids feel comfortable in their own skin, and even to be inspiring to adults or teenagers." Also in the photo (L-R) is Club President Jennette Bill and Eliah's mom Elaine.