Meeting Locations
Relics Restaurant
3235 Hwy 89A
Tuesdays at Noon
Oakcreek Country Club
690 Bell Rock Blvd.
July 13, 7:30-8:30 a.m.
Jun 20, 2017
Verde Valley Coalition Against Human Trafficking
Jun 22, 2017
Village Rotary - Club Assembly
Jul 13, 2017
"Update on our Schools"
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June 20, 2017

Help club raise funds for three Shelter Boxes   

After previewing a video on the impact of ShelterBoxUSA during the June 13 meeting, Foundation Director Dick Youngberg asked members to help grow the club's contribution to Shelter Box. The club has contributed to it over the years via the International Committee budget and through generous contributions from our members raised during our annual ShelterBox Challenge. Dick said the International Committee has voted to donate its remaining budget of $2.018.13 to ShelterBox, which is facing enormous challenges including  many natural disasters around the world and the huge Syrian refugee situation in Europe. This is a highly effective way to provide direct assistance to so many people who have lost everything.  The challenge to our members is to give thought to adding to our club’s pledge by making a personal contribution to ShelterBoxUSA (a 501c3 charity). ShelterBox is one of the highest rated human relief charities in the world and an official Rotary partner. Dick said the shelter boxes are about $1,200 each and would like the club to raise enough for three boxes. Dick will be collecting donations at the June 20 meeting. For more information and to watch the video go to:   http://WWW.ShelterBoxUSA
Meeting Highlights

Elote Cafe presents check to club to benefit Imagination Library

Owner and Chef of Elote Cafe, Jeff Smedstadt (2nd left) presented the club with a $9,618.85 check to benefit the Verde Valley Imagination Library. Proceeds are from Elote's Tequila Tasting fundraiser held on May 7. Jeff thanked the club for the opportunity to support the program. "Thank you. This is was very special for all of us." Dr. Jean Barton, VVIL Board President (far right), said the event was incredible. "We are so grateful. The children and their parents thank you." Also in the photo: President Elect Dave Young (far left) and Club President Jennette Bill (2nd right).

Randy Hawley updates club on Sedona Oak Creek School District 

Lifetime educator Randy Hawley, and now Board President of the Sedona Oak Creek School District, said the board is committed to working together to tackle challenges such as funding, recruiting and retaining teachers, and consistent curriculum. His vision is to have a world class school district for a world class city. "We need community leaders to help decide the directions to take. Please contact me with your thoughts and ideas," he adds. Club President Jennette Bill announced the book "The Same Heart" will be donated to the Sedona Public Library on behalf of Randy's June 13 visit to the club.

Accord Hospice and Club host showing of "Being Mortal"

Join us for a free screening and discussion of the PBS Frontline documentary "Being Mortal," based on the bestselling book by Dr. Atul Gawande. The film explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with the doctors, nurses, and family members who care for them. The film is showing Friday, June 30, 10 a.m. to noon at the Sedona Public Library. Showing is made possible by the Hospice Foundation of America and the John and Wauna Harmon Foundation. For more information go to:

People in the News

President Elect Dave Young and Chair of this May's Chili Cook-Off, thanked Tlaquepaque owner Wendy Lippman and assistant Liz Moler for their support and help with this year's CCO event. "It was our pleasure to help and congratulations to all of you," Wendy said. Until next year everyone!
Club President Jennette Bill thanked Dave Young, Chair of this year's CCO event for a job well done and presented him with a thank you gift. "Thanks to everyone, our sponsors, and all of you for making this happen," Dave said.
Club President Jennette Bill thanked Michelle Behr for all her work coordinating the Community Suppers. Michelle received a special Rotary pin for her service. Great job Michelle!

Dates to Remember

June 19--Board Meetings, 4:30 p.m.
June 20--Community Service Committee Meeting, 11 to 11:45 a.m. at Relics.
June 26--Community Supper at St. Andrew's.
June 27--2017-18 Installation Dinner for club and satellite members and spouses at Red's (no charge).
June 30--Showing of Frontline documentary "Being Mortal," 10 a.m. to noon, Sedona Public Library.
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.