September 11, 2018
Meeting Dates/Location
Each Tuesday
2nd, 3rd & 4th Tuesdays
12 noon - Heartline Cafe
Sep 11, 2018
Sedona in Motion
Sep 18, 2018
Making a Difference for Older Adults in Need
Sep 25, 2018
Update on AZ Programs for Pre-Schoolers
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District Governor Visits Club

District Governor Jim Erickson says "Surf's Up" for 2019 conference

District 5495 Governor Jim Erickson says surf's up for the June 21, 2019 district conference to be held at Double Tree Paradise Valley Scottsdale. The event will feature Southwest Surfers dinner and dancing, beach volleyball, Got Talent show, and an End of the Year Toga Party! For more details contact Mark Clark at 
Meeting Highlights

District Governor says polio not wiped out yet

A third generation Rotarian, District Governor Jim Erickson saw the affects of polio. He shared this story during his Sept. 4 club visit about a little girl he met when he spent time recovering in a hospital as a young boy. Walking around the pediatric ward he saw her confined to an iron lung. The experience made a great impression. Jim said "If I can prevent one person in India from getting polio, I'll make a difference."  While polio has been eradicated in 122 countries, it remains endemic in Afghanistan, Nigeria and Pakistan. Jim says it's particularly on the rise in Afghanistan and Pakistan, with five new cases each year. He's challenged club members to each make a $50 donation to Polio Plus. He added donating to the Annual Fund is important to as it makes possible the awarding of district grants. He also asked members to consider opening a My Rotary Account. To register go to:

District Governor assists with PHF recognitions

District Governor Jim Erickson (far left) helped honor Paul Harris Fellow recipients during his Sept. 4 club visit. Club Foundation Chair Dick Youngberg (2nd right) presented pins to: (L-R) Ron Goldman, PHF plus two; Jerry Wesch, PHF; Ray Harris, PHF; and Jennette Bill, PHF Plus Five. Also applauding their philanthropic efforts to Rotary is Club President Holli Ploog, (far right).

Club inducts new member J'Net Smith

The club inducted new member J'Net Smith (2nd right) during its Aug. 21 meeting. J'Net, from Salem, Oreg., attended the University of Oregon majoring in journalism and marketing. She worked for McMillan Publishing and helped to brand the "Dilbert" comic strip. To celebrate her induction she was joined by her father-in-law Robert G. Ketron, known as "RobBob," a past district governor and Senior Active Member, Towsontowne, MD. She was also joined by her son Nathan Smith. Also in the photo to welcome J'Net is Club President Holli Ploog. 

Club co-sponsor of Sedona Human Library Event

It’s easy to judge a book by its cover. But what if you could “borrow” it and sit down and talk with the subject about aging, near death experiences, communicating with extraterrestrials, being illegally healed, and more. You can do just that on Sunday, Sept. 23, during the second Sedona Human Library™ event, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m. at the Sedona Public Library. Attendees may select from over 40 human books for up to eight 45-minute sessions. Hosted by the Sedona International City of Peace, Rotary Club of Sedona and Sedona Public Library, the goal of the event is to dissolve prejudices with people one might normally avoid or dismiss, gain understanding and possibly develop new ways of relating. To register to attend go to:  To volunteer to help at the event contact Catherine Moore.


Sept 23--Human Library event at Sedona Public Library, starts at 10 a.m. See article in next newsletter.
Oct. 1--Habitat Build Kick-Off. Need volunteers for hospitality.
Oct 9, 16 23--Club meetings.
Editor: Linda M. Clark
Contributor: Lynda Brown