Meeting Locations
Sedona Rotary Club
First and Third Tuesdays
12 noon
Relics Restaurant
Village Satellite Club
Second and Fourth Thursdays
7:30 a.m. in Redstone
at Oakcreek Country Club
Oct 12, 2017
Village Rotary - Tee Up Fore Big Park Recap
Oct 17, 2017
What topic
Oct 17, 2017
Verde Valley Care Givers
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October 10, 2017

Helicopter gets ready to drop 1,667 golf balls

Just after the Rotary Club of Sedona Village Satellite celebrated its first anniversary, they produced their first fundraiser “Tee Up Fore Team Big Park.” The Sip & Savor reception held Oct. 6, was sold out and featured silent and live auctions attended by 202 people. Jennette Bill was MC and Fire Chief Kris Kazian moonlighted as auctioneer. Saturday, Oct. 7, the family day saw many activities for adults and kids, culminating in a larger than expected helicopter ball drop of 1,667 balls! Next week look for more details including the ball drop winner’s name and the amount raised for Big Park School and Imagination Library. To watch the ball drop on Youtube:  And to watch Kris Kazian auctioneer on Youtube:
Meeting Highlights

Eddie's Promise Golf Tournament gives big to Verde Valley Imagination Library

Eddie Passov's family remembers him during Eddie's Promise Memorial Golf Tournament held over Labor Day weekend at Sedona Golf Resort. Eddie's daughter, Lori Passov Kavanaugh (third left) and her brother John Passov (2nd left) and Eddie's girlfriend Gretchen Weberling (4th left) present members of the Verde Valley Imagination Library with a check in the amount of $11,183 raised from the fundraiser. Dr. Jean Barton thanked Lori, John and Gretchen for helping to support the program, which provides books each month to children 0 to 5 years of age. Lori said they are happy to be able to honor her father's memory in this way and thanked all the Verde Valley clubs for collaborating. Club President Dave Young (far left) presented Lori, John and Gretchen a certificate of appreciation for outstanding service in Eddie's memory. Also in the photo wearing Dr. Seuss hats are (L-R): Ken Dzugan, Jennette Bill, David Gill, Kenyon Taylor, Lynda Brown, Holli Ploog, and Dr. Jean Barton.

Speaker promotes youth entrepreneurialism

Gwen Ortmeyer spoke to the club about youth entrepreneurship during its Oct. 3 meeting. Gwen discussed a college-level program she taught for four years that required students to develop a "cool" product and business plan, conduct market research, make a prototype, and pitch the product. She's volunteered to replicate this activity with local high school students. Club President Dave Young announced the book "Waiting For High Tide" will be donated to the Sedona Public Library on Gwen's behalf.  

Save the date for Human Trafficking fundraiser 

Enjoy wine and appetizers and support the efforts of the Coalition Against Human Trafficking. The event will be held 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 4 at the home of Mike and Christine Schroeder. Cost is $50 per person. Proceeds of the event will help continue to create awareness about the growing problem of human trafficking in northern Arizona. To attend please send your check to Holli Ploog at 139 Bristlecone Pines Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336. Please make check payable to: Coalition Against Human Trafficking--Northern AZ.

Dates to Remember

Oct. 14--Green Bag Pickup, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Oct. 24--World Polio Day.
Oct 26-30--US/Mexico Friendship Conference in Scottsdale.
Oct. 30--Community Supper at St. Andrews.
Oct. 31--5th Tuesday Social Event. Location TBA.
Nov. 4--Rotary Foundation Dinner.
Nov. 4--Human Trafficking event, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Only Six Bashas' Cards available--another way to support your club

Dick Youngberg reports he has six Bashas' Community cards left. The cards function as debit cards. You load them with money and use them to make all your Bashas' purchases. When you use your card the club gets six percent of the value of your transactions. Cards are pre-loaded with $20, so that is your price to purchase. The club receives about $1,000 each year from this program. Please let family members and others know this is another way they can support our efforts. Come on new members, get your Bashas' card and support your club. It really is free money! Contact Dick at or 928-282-3800.

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Editor: Linda M. Clark
Contributors: Lynda Brown, Damian Bruno, Miki Dzugan, and John Terhune.