Meeting Locations
Relics Restaurant
3235 Hwy 89A
Tuesdays at Noon
Oakcreek Country Club
690 Bell Rock Blvd.
July 13, 7:30-8:30 a.m.
Jul 13, 2017
Village Rotary - Health care in the Verde
Jul 18, 2017
Yavapai Anti-Tobacco Coalition of Youth
Jul 27, 2017
Village Rotary - Verde Valley Coalition Against Human Trafficking
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June 27, 2017

Rotary takes on fight against human trafficking   

Club member Lynette Jennings (right), who is also president of the Coalition Against Human Trafficking-Northern Arizona announced Rotary International also joins the fight against human trafficking.  Lynette and former club member Sue Shannon (center), chair of CAHT-NAZ's awareness committee, shared how the coalition is educating the public through events and partnerships with law enforcement, schools, community organizations, government agencies and more to help eradicate human trafficking. Lynette said human traffickers target children 21 and under, many of which are vulnerable due to drugs, abuse, and violence in the home. The average profile of a trafficked child is a white girl 14 to 22 years of age, some are as young as 10.  Lynette adds boy's numbers are fast approaching. "Arizona has 160 human trafficking cases--that's one child taken every three days," she said. Club members also serving on the CAHT-NAZ board are Holli Ploog, vice president and Dr. Lynda Brown. To learn how you can help fight human trafficking go to:   Club President Jennette Bill announced the book "Fast Stop on Market Street" will be donated to the Sedona Public Library on behalf of Lynette and Sue's presentation. Keep up the great work!
Meeting Highlights

Club's Shelter Box challenge nears goal for three boxes 

Foundation and International Services Director Dick Youngberg, challenged both clubs to raise additional funds needed to support at least three shelter boxes for ShelterBoxUSA. The club's International Committee approved remaining funds in its budget of $2,018 be designated for ShelterBoxUSA. This past week both clubs contributed $1,448, for a total of $3,466. Dick said each shelter box costs about $1,200--so $3,600 is needed.  Since some members were gone or on vacation, Dick said he will be at the June 26 St. Andrew's Supper and the June 27 Installation Ceremony, for those who still want to donate. Dick adds, "Please remember that ShelterBox's need to provide disaster relief has never been greater." For information on where shelter boxes have been deployed watch this video:


Accord Hospice and Club host showing of "Being Mortal"

Join us for a free screening and discussion of the PBS Frontline documentary "Being Mortal," based on the bestselling book by Dr. Atul Gawande. The film explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with the doctors, nurses, and family members who care for them. The film is showing Friday, June 30, 10 a.m. to noon at the Sedona Public Library. Showing is made possible by the Hospice Foundation of America and the John and Wauna Harmon Foundation. For more information go to:

People in the News

Club President Jennette Bill (left) recognized Dr. Lynda Brown for her work on advertising and publicity for this year's CCO event. Lynda received a special Rotary pin for her services. Thanks for jumping right in Lynda!

Dates to Remember

June 26--Community Supper at St. Andrew's.
June 27--2017-18 Installation Dinner for club and satellite members and spouses at Red's (no charge).
June 30--Showing of Frontline documentary "Being Mortal," 10 a.m. to noon, Sedona Public Library.
Sept. 3--Eddie's Promise lst Annual Memorial Golf Tournament, Sedona Golf Resort, to benefit Imagination Library program. For more information go to:
Oct. 6--Village Rotary Live and Silent Auction Party.
Oct. 7--Ball Drop, Putting Contests, Food & Fun.

Bashas' Cards available--another way to support your club

Please remember to use your Bashas' card. See Dick Youngberg for a replacement or new card. Your card is worth $20.00 when you buy it and you can increase its value before using it. Each month the value of your purchases are added to other purchases made by club members and supporters and six percent of the total amount is forwarded to the club's Endowment Fund.  The club receives about $1,000 each year from this program. Please let family members and others know this is another way they can support our efforts. 

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Editor: Linda M. Clark
Contributors: Lynda Brown, Damian Bruno, Miki Dzugan, and John Terhune.