Meeting Locations
Sedona Rotary Club
First and Third Tuesdays
12 noon
Relics Restaurant
Village Satellite Club
Second and Fourth Thursdays
7:30 a.m. in Redstone
at Oakcreek Country Club
Apr 12, 2018
Village Rotary - Wheelchairs for Monterrey
Apr 26, 2018
Village Rotary - Yavapai County Sheriff's Report
May 01, 2018 12:00 PM
Rotary Meeting: club culture
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April 10, 2018

Club providing stoves & water filters for small village in Guatemala 

Last fall, the club’s International Service Committee provided $2,000 for the purchase of wood burning stoves and water filters for seven houses in the small village of Xepatan, Chimaltengango, Guatemala. Club Rotarian John Lothrop, also a board member of Friends of Constru Casa, a Nebraska based organization which supports the work of Constru Casa, was instrumental in bringing the project to the committee. Constru Casa is a non-profit in Guatemala that builds houses for indigenous people who live in extreme poverty.
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Meeting Highlights

Club improving quality of life of Guatemalan village - cont. from above

The stoves replace open fires inside of the houses and are vented to the outside, thus removing smoke contamination inside the houses.  The stoves also use 70-80% less wood which saves both time and money needed to gather or buy fuel for cooking. The water filters use a simple two-bucket design and are able to provide safe drinking water for up to ten years. John has just returned from Xepatan where he participated in building two more cinder block houses for the local people. The group of volunteers also donated $400 worth of medical equipment to the local clinic during this year’s week-long building project. “Our stoves and filters are now helping to improve the quality of life for these people,” said International Committee Chair Dick Youngberg. “This is a great humanitarian project. We are proud to have been able to participate in helping the people of Xepatan.”

Club recognizes Red Rock Junior High Student Ambassadors who demonstrate Rotary Four Way Test

The club honored two Rotary Student Ambassadors during its April 3 meeting. Sonia Buck (4th left), excels academically, sharing her ideas and approaches with other students, says her math teacher Rick Burd. "Sonia displays qualities that place her in a very special tier at Sedona Red Rock Junior High School. She is prompt, courteous, respectful and kind," he adds. Sonia also participates in soccer and plays the viola. Tevahh Wright (center) continuously exemplifies the criteria of the Rotary Four Way Test says her social studies teacher Andrew Galley. "She is genuinely kind to those around her and continually seeks to help others." She is on the honor roll every semester and serves on Student Council and as a member of the National Junior Honor Society. She volunteers at West Sedona School reading to elementary school students and helps decorate local nursing homes for the holidays. Also in the photo (L-R) Club President Dave Young, Rick Burd, Sonia's Dad, Andrew Galley, Talitha and Caleb Wright, and Jennette Bill.

Club welcomes new member Alex Gutierrez

The club inducted new member Alejandro (Alex) Gutierrez  (2nd right) during its April 3 meeting. Alex, born in Chile, says he is a "citizen of the world" now living the dream in Sedona. 
He has lived in six different countries and is fluent in English and Spanish, with some Portuguese and French.  He has been active in Sedona Real Estate for 10 years. Alex is currently the treasurer and a board member of the Sedona Charter School and an advisor for the Sedona Conservatory.  He is actively involved in the SCS performing arts classroom funding and construction project as well as promoting Sedona as a destination for musical education. Alex enjoys hiking, skiing and snowboarding, Tai Chi, Reading, Meditating and Music. Also in the photo is Club President Dave Young, Membership Chair Catherine Moore, and Rotarian Ron Goldman, Alex's sponsor. Welcome Alex!

Big thanks to Highway Cleanup crew from two Sedona clubs

Ten Rotarians from our club and the Red Rocks club worked hard on Saturday to clean our area of Hwy 89A. In photo from left: Jerie Rydstrom and Fred Whiting, (visiting Rotarians from the Rapid City, South Dakota club), LeRoy Townsend, Jim Bradley, Dave Blauert, (Red Rocks), and Dick Weisbaum. Not pictured are Gary Karademos, Ray Harris, and Dave Thomas, (Red Rocks). Great job everyone!

Great Sedona Chili Cook-Off coming - Purchase auction items now 


Great Sedona Chili Cook-Off coming May 5, at Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village, and is part of the Village's Cinco de Mayo Fiesta weekend.  The CCO runs 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $15 and children under twelve are free.  

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Ken Rowe Bronze Sculpture 

"Little by Little"


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Save the Date

Help us Be a Great Organization
Great organizations set goals and know what they're good at. We need your help to discuss both of these things and set our course for the next few years. Facilitator Al Barton, CFRE, CAE, MBA, promises it will be fun! Join us at the Sedona Public Library on May 12 from 9 to 12 noon for a rich dialogue (and to find out what Al's acronyms mean). 

Dates to Remember

April 10--Community Services Committee meeting, 8 a.m., T Carl's at Poco Diablo.
April 16--St. Andrew's Community Supper, 2:30 to 7 p.m., St. Andrew's Church.
April 20--Habitat Happy Hour Fundraiser for Builders Blitz, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Courtyard by Marriott in Sedona (see above article).
April 21--Rotary Leadership Academy, 8 to 5 p.m., Black Canyon Conference Center, north Phoenix. Register at:
April 29--Moonlight Madness Fundraiser, Kiva Courtyard - The Collective, 5 to 9 p.m. (See online calendar for details).
May 5--Great Sedona Chili Cook-Off, Tlaquepaque.
May 12--Business Planning Session, 9 to 12 noon, Sedona Public Library.
June 1-2--District Conference.
July 28-Aug 11--VV Habitat for Humanity Blitz Build project. Club providing hospitality.

Bashas' Community Card--another way to support your club

Have you used your Bashas’ Community Card this month?  When using the Bashas’ Community Card as a debit card we receive 6% of what you spend at Bashas’. No restrictions and no limits. If you shop at Bashas’ please consider helping Rotary Club of Sedona continue its service to the community as well as the world. Thank you!
Editor: Linda M. Clark
Contributors: Lynda Brown, Damian Bruno, Miki Dzugan, and John Terhune.