Meeting Locations
Relics Restaurant
3235 Hwy 89A
Tuesdays at Noon
Village of Oak Creek
Satellite Club
Next Meeting
7:30 a.m.  March 9
Redstone Grill
Oakcreek Country Club
Feb 28, 2017
Sedona Literacy Project
Mar 09, 2017
Village Satellite - The Collective
Mar 23, 2017
Village Satellite -Great Sedona Chili Cook-Off
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May 6, 2017
Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts
February 28, 2017

Lotus Flower Trust builds schools in rural India

Dr. James Hill (center), friend of Rotarian John Crawford (left), visited the club during its Feb. 21 meeting to share his volunteer experiences with Lotus Flower Trust, an organization that builds schools and skill centers in India.  James showed a montage of photographs of the people and communities impacted by Lotus Flower-built schools. Working in remote and impoverished areas of India, the aim of Lotus Flower is to provide schools to educate those who have not had such opportunities. The vision is to change poor children's lives forever. James said the population of India is approximately 1.2 billion people, three times the size of the U.S. Forty five percent of the people are at or below poverty level. Half of them are children. James said the organization works to move children out of poverty through education and helps to keep women and disabled out of the streets. He discussed such projects as a school and housing built for orphan "railway" children and a school and convent built for women monks who look after orphans (opened by the Dalai Lama). Club President Jennette Bill announced the book "Never Follow a Dinosaur" will be donated to the Sedona Public Library on behalf of his visit. Thank you James! Keep up the great work.
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Yavapai County Supervisor Randy Garrison spoke to Satellite Club

Yavapai County Supervisor Randy Garrison spoke to the club’s Village Satellite during its Feb. 23 meeting. Supervisor Garrison spoke on the relationship between the county and the Village of Oak Creek. He was the subject of the Satellite’s live stream event video posted on the club’s Facebook page. You can view his entire talk there.
Bonnie Best was the member highlighted, announcing she has participated in eight Rotary Clubs. She has been a teacher her entire life in one capacity or another. Bonnie has also written several spiritual self-help books over the years. She currently works at the Beaver Creek Library. As membership chair Bonnie announced the club now has 26 members. Jan Groves updated the meeting on the Sedona Golf Fundraiser event taking place this year in October.  The fundraiser will have live and silent auctions open to the public. There will also be a Golf Ball Drop and Hole In One tournament. More to follow as the fundraiser develops. The Rotary Student Ambassador of the Month was Leah Pederson from Big Park School. Leah is very active in school participating in a range of activities including being Student Council President and playing soccer.

Club recognizes Rotary Honor Student Eliah Edelson

Sedona Red Rock High School senior Eliah Edelson (2nd right), selected as a Rotary Honor Student, received a $1,000 scholarship to attend the college of her choice. Her teacher Karyl Goldsmith (far right) introduced Eliah by highlighting a project she spearheaded with four other students to talk about issues such as cyber bullying and how awful it is. Eliah said she is the happiest when she is creating and really enjoys creating things with others. "I like putting smiles on people's faces," she said. As a matter of fact, her senior exhibition is making a comic book, including the script, storyboarding, drawing the images, inking, and printing. The thesis of her paper is "How cartoonist's personalities and life experiences are reflected in their works via dialogue, style, and content." Eliah announced she has been accepted to Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, Ore. "I'm very, very excited about my future," she said. "The thing I want most in life is to be able to change lives with my work, to help kids feel comfortable in their own skin, and even to be inspiring to adults or teenagers." Also in the photo (L-R) is Club President Jennette Bill and Eliah's mom Elaine.

People in the News

Club President Jennette Bill presents Club Member and Assistant District 5490 Governor David Simmer with an inspirational book and a traveling coffee mug in celebration of his selection as the District 5510 Governor nominee designee for the 2019-20 term. Go David Go!

Dates to Remember

Feb. 28--Community Service Committee meeting, 11 to 11:45 a.m. at Relics.
Feb. 28--Chili Cook-Off meeting, 2 p.m. at Seven Canyons.
March 1--Village Satellite Board meeting, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at Redstone Grill, Oakcreek Country Club.
March 7--International Service Committee meeting, 11 to 11:45 a.m. at Relics.
March 11--Next Highway Cleanup, 8 a.m.
March 30--Rotary-sponsored Career Fair, 9 to 11 a.m., RRHS. More volunteers needed. Paul Tibbs is requesting the need for a bookkeeper. Please volunteer!
April 22--Club Leadership Academy in Phoenix with 35+ workshops and classes, dinner celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Women in Rotary. Open to All!
May 6--Great Sedona Chili Cook-Off at Tlaquepaque.
March 14--PR Committee meeting, 11 to 11:45 a.m. at Relics.
May 17-20--Rotary District Conference, Laughlin, NV.
June 3--Planning Retreat for 2017/18. (All are welcome).
June 10-14--Rotary International Convention in Atlanta.
June 26--St. Andrew's Community Supper.
Oct. 30--St. Andrew's Community Supper.

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

Please see Dick Youngberg for a replacement or new card. He has full instructions for use. The club receives about $1,000 each year from this program.

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