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
Mar 06, 2018 12:00 PM
Rotary Meeting: Chamber Music Sedona
Mar 08, 2018
Village Club-Club Assembly
Mar 20, 2018 12:00 PM
Rotary Meeting: Habitat for Humanity
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March 6, 2018

Club learns about the history of movie making in Sedona

Janeen Trevillyan, with Sedona Heritage Museum, shared the history of movie making in and around Sedona. She said almost 100 major feature films were shot in full or part in Sedona and surrounding areas. She called it "Arizona's Little Hollywood." Movie making in Sedona began in 1923, with Zane Grey's silent film the Call of the Canyon. In 1945, John Wayne came to town for his first stint as producer. For his "Angel and the Badman" film, a western town street set, a sound stage, and a motel were built. That area is now the Sedona West residential subdivision where the streets are named after movies made here, like Johnny Guitar, Pony Soldier, and Gun Fury. During our heyday of film-making, almost every major studio and every major stare worked here, including James Stewart, Henry Fonda, Sterling Hayden, Joan Crawford, Glenn Ford, Robert DeNiro, Robert Young, Hopalong Cassidy, Tyrone Power, Rock Hudson, Donna Reed, and hundreds of others. The museum also celebrates its 60th anniversary. For more information go to
Meeting Highlights

Club celebrates 60th Anniversary during Sedona Chamber Mixer

Gary Karademos stands next to Rotary flags from clubs around the nation and the world. The flags were displayed during the  Feb. 15 Sedona Chamber Mixer held at the Sedona Arts Center. The event also showcased the history of the club and the impact the club makes locally and globally. Program displays included Youth Services, International Services, Community Services and the Village Satellite. El Rincon restaurant catered the event serving their Cook-Off Winning chili and other goodies. 

Rotary Honor Student Liza Westervelt to pursue nursing career

Red Rock High School Honor Student Liza Westervelt received a $1,000 Rotary Scholarship to the college of her choice. RRHS Teacher Paul Pavlich (right) said she is an amazing human being. "She is smart, reliable, caring . . . and is one of the best basketball players in Arizona." A Sedona native, Liza is passionate about sports and playing volleyball and basketball. She's also been a part of Key Club, National Honor Society, Student Council, Future Business Leaders of America and Interact Club. She plans to attend Yavapai College's Nursing Program and then University of Arizona to become a Nurse Practitioner. Club President Dave Young (left) presented Liza with her check.  

Rotary Student Ambassador Laura Shimkus exemplifies caring, compassion & empathy

Sedona Charter School Rotary Ambassador Laura Shimkus, was recognized during the club's Feb. 20 meeting with her teacher Suzi Ashley (2nd left) and her Father, Richard (far right) in attendance. Her teachers say "Laura exemplifies all of the qualities most cherished by Sedona Charter School and we are honored to have her part of our community." Laura volunteers for community service projects and is a role model to students and staff. Laura will move on to middle school next year. Also pictured is Rotarian Russ Snider (far left), Youth Services co-chair.

Club inducts new member Al Barton 

The club inducted new member Al Barton (2nd left), husband of Rotarian Jean Barton, during the Feb. 20 meeting. Rotarian Bill Minard (far left) facilitated the ceremony. Jean (2nd right) is Al's sponsor and Membership Director Catherine Moore his mentor. Club President Dave Young (far right) was the first to welcome Al to the club. Al has a strong nonprofit/development background and will facilitate a retreat to help the club development a business plan. Welcome aboard Al!

People in the News

Club President Dave Young presented Rotarian Miki Dzugan with a recognition plaque for her efforts in coordinating the club's 60th Anniversary celebration and co-hosting the Feb. 15 Sedona Chamber Mixer. Miki thanked all those who helped with the event and for their creativity and support.

Dates to Remember

March 12--Youth Services Committee meeting, time & location TBA.
April 10--Community Services Committee meeting, 8 a.m., T Carl's at Poco Diablo.
April 21--Rotary Leadership Academy, 8 to 5 p.m., Black Canyon Conference Center, north Phoenix. Register at:
April 29--Moonlight Madness Fundraiser, Kiva Courtyard - The Collective, 5 to 9 p.m. (See online calendar for details).
April 30-- Community Supper at St. Andrew's Church.
May 5--Great Sedona Chili Cook-Off, Tlaquepaque.
June 1-2--District Conference.

Get your Bashas' Card--another way to support your club

Do you have a Bashas’ Community Card?  Are you using it?  Eight years ago when we started the program we received over $1,000 per year as a result of your purchases. Using the Bashas’ Community Card as a debit card we receive 6% of what you spend at Bashas’. No restrictions and no limits. Unfortunately, over the years the amount has dropped to about half of that amount. It costs you nothing to make that donation to our club happen other than the time to occasionally re-load the card. If you shop at Bashas’ please consider helping Rotary Club of Sedona continue its service to the community as well as the world. Dick Youngberg has the cards. If you are a member of the Village Satellite Club we can get a card to you easily. Let's get that donation figure back up where it belongs. Please contact Dick at or 928-282-3800.
Editor: Linda M. Clark
Contributors: Lynda Brown, Damian Bruno, Miki Dzugan, and John Terhune.