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
Dec 05, 2017
Rotary Lunch-protect, preserve & rescue wolves and wolf dogs through advocacy, education and funding
Dec 14, 2017
Village Rotary - Arizona Community Foundation
Dec 28, 2017
Village Rotary - No meeting today Happy New Year!
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November 28, 2017

Kindness spreads to Sedona City Hall

Past President Jennette Bill said "an incredible number of acts of kindness displayed in living color" during the Kindness rally at Sedona City Hall on Nov. 14. The Sedona Food Bank "was blown away by the amount of food collected--over 1,200 pounds" not including donations from Red Rock High School. 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 five acts of kindness and to bring five items of food for the Sedona Food Bank.
Meeting Highlights

Rotary honor student Justin Wassell recognized

The club recognized honor student Justin Wassell during its Nov. 7 meeting. Justin was presented with a certificate and a $1000 scholarship for his academic and leadership achievements. He is enrolled in Fire Academy and considering a career in that area. He attends Red Rock High School and holds the office of Student Council Treasurer. His favorite sport is soccer and he's played three years of varsity golf. His favorite subjects are science and history. He plans to attend University of Arizona to obtain a degree in medical science or a science field. "Once I graduate I want to pursue a career in either a medical field or firefighting." Congratulations Justin!

Club presents Yavapai Food Council with $4,000 check

Miki Dzugan, the club's Community Services Director presented Amy Aossey (Right), executive director of Yavapai Food Council with a presentation check representing $4,000 to Bountiful Kitchen for new equipment to help better serve the county's smallest schools. Amy explained one in three children in Yavapai County are food insecure and many schools do not have commercial kitchens. Bountiful Kitchen contracts with the schools to provide nourishing breakfast and lunches. One piece of equipment purchased with Rotary funds will provide tray packaging, which means that meals will be delivered completely ready to serve. Thanks Bountiful Kitchen for the difference you are making!

Northland Cares Mission provides housing and health education

Chloe Glenn of Northland Cares Mission spoke to the club during its Nov. 7 meeting. The mission provides HIV health & education. Testing is one of main services and Chloe encourages everyone to be tested because many with HIV and Hepatitis C are undiagnosed. While HIV has been in decline Hepatitis C is a growing concern. The mission also helps with housing and medication. The primary way to help is educating yourself.  On behalf of Chloe's visit, the book "Have You Filled a Bucket Today?" will be donated to the Sedona Public Library.

Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona 40 years old 

Now 40 years old, Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona has $9 million in assets and contributed over $5 million during the life of the foundation. $1 million was distributed during the last year. Tracey McConnell, regional philanthropic advisor, said the annual grant-making process has been increased; now partnerships have been made with Verde Valley Imagination Library, Verde Valley Medical Center and others. She praised VVIL accomplishments. Cash for College helps students connect with college and vocational scholarships. (The Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona is listed among scholarships available.) College Launch program, partnering with Verde Valley School, is a summer immersion program for students with potential who do not have a family tradition of post-secondary education. Club President Dave Young announced the book "Tree" will be donated to the Sedona Public Library on behalf of Tracey's visit. For more information about ACF giving opportunities go to:

Dates to Remember

Nov. 27--Charitable Fund Board Meeting, 4:30 p.m. at Starbucks.
Dec. 1--Yavapai Food Council Lunch at Lutheran Church. 
Dec. 4--Youth Services Committee meeting, 12 to 1:30 p.m. Location TBA.
Dec. 8-9--Tewa Holiday Project. Used clothing, new toys, coats for students. Pick cards up at Whole Foods and Weber's for coat sizes and genders.
Dec. 19--Club meeting Dark.
Dec. 20--Holiday Party at Vino di Sedona, 5 to 7 p.m.
Dec. 28--Village meeting Dark.
Jan. 1--Club meeting Dark.
Jan. 15--Club Board meeting, 4:30 p.m. Loation TBA.
Feb. 15--Happy Anniversary Mixer with Sedona Chamber of Commerce at Sedona Arts Center.

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.

Holiday Shop on AmazonSmile and support our club

Do your holiday shopping on Amazon and get a portion of your purchase donated to the Rotary Club Charitable Fund. Simply go to  to sign up and/or select Rotary Club of Sedona and start shopping!
Editor: Linda M. Clark
Contributors: Lynda Brown, Damian Bruno, Miki Dzugan, and John Terhune.