Meeting Locations
Sedona Rotary Club
First and Third Tuesdays
12 noon
Relics Restaurant
Village Satellite Club
Second and Fourth Thursdays
7:30 a.m. at Redstone
at Oakcreek Country Club
Aug 01, 2017
Exchange Student (Berlin)
Aug 10, 2017
Village Rotary - Sedona School Board Update
Aug 15, 2017
Experiences, One year on (Florence, State Dept, etc
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August 1, 2017

Verde Valley Archaeology Center

Ken Zoll (above) is noted for his studies on equinox observations and calendaring in the Verde Valley.
Ken Zoll, Executive Director of the Verde Valley Archaeology Center gave the Village Club some background and an update on the Archaeology Center. The Verde Valley is exceptionally rich in archaeological artifacts.  In 2010, a group of eight members of the Archaeology Society formed the tax exempt Center with the goal to keep artifacts in the Verde Valley to be exhibited and studied. The first museum site was rented in a Camp Verde strip mall. It soon became apparent to the town council that the museum was attracting tourism to downtown and they arranged for the Center to move into a larger building fronting the main street.
In seven short years the center has grown to over 300 members, who donate their time to analyzing and documenting artifacts, docent work in the museum, monitors sites for signs of vandalism and many other tasks of the center. There are only two employees, an office manager and Ph.D. archaeologist. In addition to curation of artifacts, the center provides seminars, member hikes and trips and excavation field schools.
A property in Camp Verde known as Simonton Ranch had some excavation done in preparation for development. The excavation showed that there were six pit houses and another structure of undetermined use on the land. In 2013, the center contacted Simonton to ask if the center could "play in your dirt." That contact resulted in the center acquiring just over 15 acres of land, which is planned to become an archaeological park and to house a new building for the museum and related activities.

Dates to Remember

Aug. 3--Village Club Board Meeting, 12 noon at Redstone.
Aug. 7--Teacher Appreciation Ice Cream Social at  Red Rock HS.
Aug. 10--Village Club 7:30 am: Heather Herman, School Board Update.
Aug. 21-- Rotary Club Board Meeting 4:30 pm, Starbucks.
Aug. 29--Membership Committee at Eye Boutique.
Aug. 29--5th TUESDAY 5:30 pm at Eye Boutique.
Sept. 2--Potluck for Exchange Students, Jennette Bill's house.
Sept. 3--Eddie's Promise lst Annual Memorial Golf Tournament, Sedona Golf Resort, to benefit Imagination Library program. For more information go to:
Oct. 6--Village Rotary Live and Silent Auction Party.
Oct. 7--Ball Drop, Putting Contests, Food & Fun.

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

Please remember to use your Bashas' card. See Dick Youngberg for a replacement or new card. Your card is worth $20.00 when you buy it and you can increase its value before using it. Each month the value of your purchases are added to other purchases made by club members and supporters and six percent of the total amount is forwarded to the club's Endowment Fund.  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. 

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