Sedona and Verde Valley Rotary Clubs collect 1,000 pounds of trash

 
Rotary Club of Sedona partnered with Rotary Clubs of Sedona Village, Red Rocks and Verde Valley to collect 1,000 pounds of trash During Rotary Week of Service held April 17-24. Participants were encouraged to hit the trails with friends, go for a walk, or visit a public space, taking trash bags with them. Club members collected about 200 pounds of trash on trails, parks, highways, roads, parking lots and neighborhoods. The project tied in with Rotary International's new area of focus: Environmental Sustainability. In photo above (L-R), club Rotarians Catherine Moore, visitor Meg Whiteford, Jean Barton, and Ed Southwell collected trash on Route 152 on the way to Devil's Bridge. Big thanks to all club Rotarians who participated in the clean up. Way to go! Click on Photo Album below for more clean up photos.

Club helping Navajo families get running water into their homes

 
About 59 families on the Navajo Nation will have home-based water systems for the first time. The Rotary Club of Sedona has led an effort over the last year to provide clean running water systems to Navajo families in the Dilkon Chapter, about 320 square desolate miles about 45 minutes northeast of Winslow. "The programs we conducted raised $264,000 in donations to provide water systems to the Navajo," said Immediate Past District 5495 Governor David Simmer. "It will be absolutely life-changing for those families.” Donations for the project came from Rotary clubs and other generous donors in Arizona, California, Colorado, North Carolina, and Michigan as well as from Rotary clubs and friends of Rotary from Mexico, Canada and India. About 30% of the total funding came as matching funds from Rotary’s International Foundation. Locally the Rotary Club of Sedona Village, the Verde Valley Rotary Club in Cottonwood and the Flagstaff Rotary club supported the fundraising effort. Each home-based water system installation includes a 1,200-gallon underground cistern to hold the supply of clean water, solar panels to operate a pump to bring the water into the home, a solar-powered hot water system and the plumbing necessary to provide in-home running water. To help support this program please see the Arizona Gives Day story below. For speaking engagements, please contact David Simmer at dsimmer9@gmail.com

TOGETHER WE CAN!

Please support our AZ Gives Day campaign--Early giving now through April 5
 
 
Rotary Club of Sedona has been serving and uplifting members of the Sedona community through its Charitable Fund for over 60 years. As one of Rotary International's 35 thousand clubs, Rotary Club of Sedona also works globally to promote peace, fight disease, provide clean water, support education, and promote economic development. The club does this from a foundation of integrity through their fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.
 
We invite you to help support critical services our club provides, including: (1) Relieving Hunger--fighting food insecurity for low-income individuals in the Verde Valley; (2) Developing Youth--teaching high school students life-changing leadership skills and providing college and vocational scholarships so they can achieve their dreams; (3) Addressing Water Poverty in the U.S.--installing hot and cold running water systems for members of the Navajo Nation right here in Arizona; (4) Supporting Education--providing new, age appropriate books to preschoolers to set them up for success in life. We also support local organizations that help older adults retain in-home independence, protect victims of family violence, and promote peace and understanding.
 
You can make your donation now at https://www.azgives.org/RotaryClubofSedona
 
Together we can make our community and the world better!
 
District 5495 Governor Elizabeth Mahoney announced Rotary Club of Sedona is number one in the district for annual giving per capita for 2019-20. She made the announcement during the club's virtual Holiday Social held Dec. 15. "You are such a giving club," Mahoney said. "I just wanted to stop by and say thank you for your generosity." The club, which averages about 30 members, raised just shy of $1,000 per person during the past year, through annual donations to Rotary Foundation, club fundraisers, and now leading phase 2 of Rotary's Navajo Water Project.  

Club to bring more water to Navajo families

 
The Rotary Club of Sedona is selected as the 2020-21 host club for Phase 2 of the Navajo Water Project in Dilkon Arizona. As “host” the RC Sedona will be responsible for grant submission, oversight and reporting for all activities related to the related Rotary Foundation Global Grant (GG#2014122). Clubs from across the Western U.S. and from Canada, Mexico and other foreign countries have generously committed to support the installation of home-based hot and cold running water systems at homes on the Navajo Nation in the Dilkon Chapter. The Rotary Club of Sedona’s operational partner is DigDeep Right to Water Project, a California 501c3. The installations include a 1,200-gallon tank installed underground at the home, solar cells to provide power for the pump to bring water inside, a hot water system and in-home plumbing as necessary. Water trucks circulate every three to four weeks to fill the underground tank. Each installation costs roughly $4,500. Homeowners must apply for the systems and installations are completed on a priority basis, based on greatest need. Immediate Past District 5495 Governor David Simmer said, “Over 70,000 Navajo live without access to clean running water. Our goal is to raise as much funding as we can, so we can outfit as many homes as possible with water systems.” For more information or to schedule a program about the Navajo Water Project, contact David Simmer at dsimmer9@gmail.com, 928-284-4444.
 

Rotary Navajo Water Project Auction Big Success

 
Rotary Club of Sedona is elated to report the Rotary Navajo Water Project Auction held Sept. 12 raised $10,255 to bring water for the first time to Navajo families in Dilkon. With matching funds from Rotary District 5495, The Rotary Foundation, and donations from generous members of the communities, nearly six homes will receive water systems. Immediate Past District 5495 Governor David Simmer, who led the effort, was thrilled with the outpouring of support for the fundraiser. David thanks members of Rotary Clubs of Flagstaff, Sedona Village, and Verde Valley for purchasing gift cards/certificates from their local businesses. David and the clubs thank all of you who bid on auctions items and the businesses that donated items. Your efforts made the auction a huge success for families who will receive hot and cold running water, giving them a chance to live a normal American life. If you would like to donate to this project please go to https://sedonarotary.org/ and click on the donate button. 
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.dpu

Join Us Tuesday 

We meet at noon at Heartline Cafe every 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month.
Please note meetings held on Zoom until further notice.
 
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
 

Contact Sedona Rotary

P. O. Box 2170
Sedona AZ 86339
Email: Club Secretary
 
 
 

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
 
 
 
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