Nov. 13, 2018
Meeting Dates/Location
2nd, 3rd & 4th Tuesdays
12 noon - Heartline Cafe
Nov 13, 2018
Student Recognition
Nov 27, 2018
Horse Racing
Dec 11, 2018
Rotary Foundation
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Rotarians to Bring Water to Navajo Res

Rotary Clubs to bring water to rural families on Navajo Reservation

Rotarians Gary Whiting (left) and John McKoy discussed a project to bring water indoors for rural families on the Navajo Reservation who have no tap water. Gary reported the Navajo Reservation has about $200,000 residents, $70,000 of which have no indoor water and/or toilets. While the average American home consumes 100 gal/day of water, Gary said the average Navajo home is only able to consume 7 gal of water per day. The Sun Lakes Rotary Club is developing a 2018-19 Rotary Global International Grant (Humanitarian: Water Project) and is looking for other Rotary Clubs and Rotary Districts in the USA and around the world to participate. The grant will provide running water inside homes on the Navajo Reservation. Gary estimates there are over 26,000 dwellings across the Navajo Reservation that do not have “inside” running water. The project will provide an in-ground water reservoir tank, pump, water purifier, solar panel, hot water heater and sink with faucets for each dwelling. Gary is asking for partners to help raise $112,000 to provide water for 25 to 30 homes. Dick Youngberg, the club’s foundation director, announced the club will provide $9,100 to the project. Club President Holli Ploog applauded the effort and announced the book "We're All Wonders" will be donated to West Sedona School on behalf of Gary and John's visit. For more information on the water project go to
Meeting Highlights

Club welcomes new member Penny Blazej

The club inducted Penny Blazej (2nd right) during its Oct. 23 meeting. Penny became a Rotarian in 2006 and has held roles as president and at district levels. Penny attended UC-Davis Medical School and is a psycho therapist. She had careers with pharmaceuticals and IBM and has lived all across America. Penny also is an incredible water colorist. She said she’s excited to be a member of our club. Celebrating her induction are her husband Tony (2nd left), Membership Director Catherine Moore (center), Club President Holli Ploog (far left), and Bill Minard, facilitating the induction ceremony. Welcome Penny! 

Rummage Sale to help fund anti-bullying program

The Nov. 3 Rummage Sale co-sponsored by Rotary Club of Sedona, the Scorpion Booster Club and the West Sedona School PTA raised $2,500. Youth Service Director Jennette Bill said the three Sedona Oak Creek School District principals are working on a proposal to use the funds for a coordinated anti-bullying program. Jennette said the first-time sale was successful in many ways and that they have many ideas for fine-tuning the sale for next time. Great job Everyone! 

Spread a little kindness--Attend Kindness Conversation

SedonaKind, Rotary Club of Sedona, and Sedona Public Library are co-sponsoring a Community Kindness Conversation on the theme of "Kindness: Hiding in Plain Sight" at the Sedona Public Library, 3250 White Bear Road, on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 2 to 4 p.m.  The program will begin with a presentation by Paul Friedman, Ph.D., retired professor of communication, who will summarize recent research on the most important "channels" through which we make a significant difference in other peoples' lives when we are in their presence. The session is free and everyone is welcome.


Nov. 17--Kindness Conversation, Sedona Public Library, 2 p.m.
Nov. 28--RYLA Interviews, 8:30-10:30 a.m., RRHS
Dec. 11--Club Dark
Dec. 12--Holiday Party. More info coming
Jan 28--St. Andrew's Supper, 2:30 to 7 p.m.
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