New club president announces inspiration for the year

 
In her remarks as new Club President, Holli Ploog announced the RI theme for the year is "Be Inspired." Holli stated how inspired she is by "each club member and our shared values. Rotary  improves the lives of people in our communities. Our values and passion to make a difference come from core strengths which have defined Rotary since it’s inception." Holli is especially proud of the Village Club. "Thirty-three new Rotarians will now be the foundation of a new club--twice as many Rotarians to live by the four way test and do good work for our Village community."  She ended her remarks with a Margaret Mead quote: "Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For indeed, that’s all who ever have." Holli's theme for the year not only dovetails on Margaret Mead's quote, but is exemplary of the club itself: "A few caring people can change the world." In photo--Holli presents Dave Young with his Past President's pin and plaque. 

Dave Young reflects on club's many accomplishments

 
Club President Dave Young, ready to pass the gavel on June 19, is proud of the many accomplishments of the past year. Foremost is the Great Sedona Chili Cook-Off. "All of our giving is based on how much money we can raise for the many programs we help support and having a successful Chili Cook Off is crucial to that end.  I feel we had a very successful one this year," Dave said. Other important accomplishments include: helping and supporting the Village Satellite club become its own Rotary club; purchasing equipment for the Bountiful Kitchen (Yavapai Food Council); supporting our students with student exchanges, scholarships and recognition; supporting library and infrastructure projects in Mexico; celebrating our club’s 60th anniversary; and the many other International, youth and community service related programs the club supports. In photo above: Rotarian Jean Barton (left) and Past President Jennette Bill present Dave with the 5 Avenues of Service Club Achievement Award, presented to the club at the District 5495 Conference. Dave has been a Rotarian for 13 years, 10 of which have been in Sedona. Before that he was a member of the Tempe South Club. He’s also been president twice, secretary for three years, Chili Cook-Off chair for three years and will be club treasurer next year.  He’s also the Stewardship Chair for District 5495 for a third year. When asked about next year's outlook, Dave said "We will be a smaller club without the Village Club as part of our membership and smaller than we have been in a number of years.  However, I am confident President Elect Holli Ploog can take on the challenges that presents and that membership will step up to help her as I know I will."
Visiting Rotarians are welcome to attend the following meetings:
August: lst & 3rd Tuesdays
September: Every Tuesday
October on: 2nd, 3rd & 4th Tuesdays
We meet at 12 noon at Heartline Cafe, 1610 State Route 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336.
You're welcome to arrive at 11:30 a.m. for social time.
 
To celebrate 60 Years of Rotary in Sedona the Rotary Club of Sedona hosted the February Sedona Chamber of Commerce Mixer at the Sedona Art Center Thursday, February 15. There was an historical display of the Rotary Club of Sedona as well as displays from Youth Services, International Services, Community Services and the Village Satellite. El Rincon catered the event serving their Cook-Off Winning chili and other goodies.
 
Charter School students performed for the guests of the Wine Tasting Sparks Event held at Vino Di Sedona Sunday, January 29. The event was a great success. Attendance, donations and silent auction raised over $4000.
 

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Over 90% of a child's brain development occurs before a child enters kindergarten. The Verde Valley Imagination Library works together with other community programs to help parents become the first teachers. The goal is to have every child in the Verde Valley ready to succeed in school.
 
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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 CafeNEW LOCATION!!
You're welcome to arrive at 11:30 a.m. for social time

In August: lst & third Tuesday
In September: Every Tuesday
October on: 2nd, 3rd & 4th Tuesday
 
 
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
"A few caring people can change the world"
 
 

Contact Sedona Rotary

P. O. Box 2170
Sedona AZ 86339
 
 

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
 
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