Meeting Locations
Sedona Rotary Club
First and Third Tuesdays
12 noon
Heartline Cafe
Village Satellite Club
Second and Fourth Thursdays
7:30 a.m. in Redstone
at Oakcreek Country Club
May 10, 2018
Village Rotary - Sedona Vista Village
May 24, 2018
Village Rotary - Rotary Membership
Jun 14, 2018
Village Rotary - Sedona School District Override
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May 9, 2018

Great Sedona Chili Cook-Off another success - winners announced

The club's Great Sedona Chili Cook-Off fundraiser held May 5 was Hot! Hot! Hot!  
Club President Dave Young thanks all the sponsors, competitors, volunteers, silent auction contributors and attendees for making the 8th Annual Cook-Off a great success again this year. "Without all the wonderful folks involved we couldn't do the things we do for the community, youth in Sedona and International projects.  Thank You! Thank You!" Past President Jennette Bill happily announced the silent auction was a huge success with 155 items and raising $11,700. She thanks all the auction contributors, volunteers, and club members who helped with the event.
Here are the Chili Cook-Off winners for 2018:
Judges Choice:  Restaurants
1. Tamaliza 2. El Rincon 3. Vino di Sedona
Judges Choice: Community Competitors
1. Town of Clarkdale, Scott Buckley, Councilor 2. City of Sedona, Sandy Moriarty, Mayor 3. City of Cottonwood, Tim Elinski, Mayor
Peoples Choice: Restaurants
1. El Rincon 2. Tamaliza 3. Orchard Canyon on Oak Creek
People’s Choice:  Community Competitors
1. Sedona Fire District, Kris Kazian, Chief 2. City of Sedona, Sandy Moriarty, Mayor 3. City of Cottonwood, Tim Elinski, Mayor
Best Decorated Booth: City of Sedona 
Meeting Highlights

Tonya Watson helps define club culture

Past 5510 District Governor (2016-17) Tonya Watson plants seeds to help club prepare for the May 12 planning session. Tonya says club culture includes traditions, passions, communications, rituals, values, and the way you do things. When assessing your club's culture, she says it's important to ask "Is our culture the one we want to have? Is it a culture of welcoming, openness, and giving. Is it a culture of action, candor, progress, sharing the load." Tonya adds resource and reference materials can be accessed  at  She said every change begins with an idea. "Lead by example." Club President Dave Young announced the book "You Can't Be Too Careful" will be donated to the Sedona Public Library on Tonya's behalf. Thanks for visiting us Tonya!

Meet Rotary Service Exchange Young Professional from Brazil on May 15

You're invited to meet Debbie Barreto, Rotary New Generations Service Exchange Young Professional, on May 15, 5:30 p.m. at Dick and Marge Youngberg's home, 205 Indian Cliffs Road off 179 across from Back ‘O Beyond Road. Debbie is a young journalist from Brazil who is spending two months with Rotarians in Arizona. She is has been visiting such institutions as the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications, The Arizona Republic and Channel 15 in Phoenix. She will also visit smaller media outlets in other Arizona cities. She is now ready to spend some time with Rotarians from Sedona. All members, significant others and guests of RCS and RCS Satellite Clubs are welcome. The party is BYOB and if you bring hors d’oeuvres, an appetizer or munchie we can all eat as well as toast each other. The important part is for you to come to meet Debbie. Please RSVP to with number of participants. Hope to see you there!

Please attend club planning session

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

May 12--Business Planning Session, 9 to 12 noon, Sedona Public Library.
May 14--Youth Services Committee meeting, TBD.
May 15--Regular club meeting.
May 15--Party at Dick and Marge Youngberg's, 5:30 p.m. BYOB. RSVP
May 29--5th Tuesday, TBD.
June 1-2--District Conference.
June 19--Installation Dinner. TBD.
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.