September 17, 2019
Meeting Location
Heartline Café
2nd, 3rd & 4th Tuesdays
1610 State Route 89A 
Sedona, AZ 86336
Sep 17, 2019
Mayor of Sedona
Sep 23, 2019
4:30 p.m. Sedona Arts Center
Sep 24, 2019
Verde Valley Sanctuary
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Rotary Tewa Project

Tewa Project to provide holiday gifts to Hopi elders and children

Rotarian Randy Crewse (left) visited the club during its Aug 20 meeting. Randy is founder of the Tewa Project, established about 14 years ago, to provide essential items to Hopi elders such as food and personal items like hygiene supplies (tooth paste, soap, etc.). Randy leads a caravan each year to the reservation just before Christmas to deliver the gifts. Today it has expanded to cover not only the elders but also school-aged children. Each child receives a new warm coat each year as well as many other essential as well as fun items making the arrival of the caravan a highly anticipated yearly event. For information on how you can contribute or participate contact Randy at, or 284-7141. This year's delivery date is Dec. 14, 2019. Club President Paul Tibbs announced the book "Uni the Unicorn" will be donated to a local school on Randy's behalf.
Meeting Highlights

Club partners on water treatment in Zaquitla, Mexico

Grant Kevin Pitts (right), co-chair of the USA/ Mexico Friendship Conference, spoke about the Aztec Residual Water Treatment Project in Zaquitla, Mexico during the club’s Aug 27 meeting. Our club’s Foundation director Dick Youngberg said we were the project’s International Partner. Zaquitla is high in the mountains and home to indigenous Aztec villages. Their source of water is a creek and their sewer system is the same creek. There are four more similar villages downstream.  The project supplied a passive treatment facility which discharges water not quite drinkable but after running downhill it becomes safe for the next village. Club President Paul Tibbs announced the book "Seeds Move!" will be donated to a local school on Kevin's behalf.

Rotary Exchange Student tells about her home country

Louise Desquesness, 17, is the club's incoming Rotary Exchange Student from Belgium. She will attend Red Rock High School for the academic year. Louise, from the city of Soignies, speaks fluent French and Dutch. She said Belgium has 11 million inhabitants, with Brussels the capital of the European Union. The country she adds, has three communities: German, Dutch and French; a central government and a king. Louise also shared the things Belgium is famous for: chocolate, beer, waffles, and Belgium fries. (Yes--better than U.S. fries). She said she enjoys art and likes to travel. Louise thanks her host family, Paul and Tracey Tibbs, and their daughter MacKenzie. She also thanks the club for its support. When asked what she's noticed about America so far, she says "Americans are very friendly and happy." Club President Paul Tibbs and Louise exchange club flags. Welcome Louise!

Don't forget to register for the third annual Sedona Human Library event on Sept. 22, 10 to 1 p.m. at the Sedona Public Library. Attendees may select from over 25 human books for up to three 45-minute sessions. Human books this year include our own club members Jerry Wesch and Kenyon Taylor. There is no cost to attend. Please register here as space is limited  The event is 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 to gain understanding and possibly develop new ways of relating.

Dates to Remember

Sept. 16--St. Andrews Dinner, 100 Arroyo Pinon Dr, 86336. Serving supper from 2:30 to 7 p.m.
Sept. 23--Club and Charitable Fund Board Meetings, 4:30 p.m. Sedona Arts Center.
Sept 22--Human Library Event, Sedona Public Library.
Visit our web calendar for more details on above events
Editor: Linda M. Clark
Contributors: Al Barton (photos), Dick Youngberg (stories)