Meeting Locations
Relics Restaurant
3235 Hwy 89A
1st & 3rd Tuesdays at Noon
Oakcreek Country Club
690 Bell Rock Blvd.
2nd & 4th Thursdays
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 Archaeology Center
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July 8, 2017

Jennette Bill hands the gavel to new Club President Dave Young  

Past President Jennette Bill passes the gavel to incoming President Dave Young during the club's Installation Dinner held June 27 at Sedona Rouge Resort. While this year's Rotary International theme is "Making a Difference," Dave said his theme is "Making a Difference for Members." He adds "I plan to meet with each of you to see what you want out of Rotary." He said he wants to start each meeting with jokes "so we all have fun." Instead of weekly meetings, the club will meet the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Every fifth Tuesday will continue to be a social event. (The Satellite Club will continue to meet the second and fourth Thursdays). Dave said committees and other club activities can be held on other Tuesdays so we can continue "this wonderful thing that Jennette set up." He also congratulated David Simmer for being District 5495 Governor Nominee, the Verde Valley Imagination Library for becoming a 501 (c) (3), and added the club will celebrate its 60th Anniversary throughout the year. 
Meeting Highlights

Linda Goldenstein receives Make-A-Difference Award

Linda Goldenstein, owner of Goldenstein Gallery and co-owner of Sedona Now Television, received this year's Make-A-Difference Award for living Rotary's ideals. Linda serves as Board Chair of the Sedona Chamber of Commerce and has served on the Sedona International Film Festival Board and the Board of Canyon Moon Theatre. She has raised money to serve the homeless with Project Angel Food and has helped support Sedona Arts Festival, the Sedona Marathon, the Sedona Hummingbird Festival, Sedona World Wisdom Days and Chamber Music Sedona. Gary Karademos announced Linda's award is due to her creating and giving to the community. To recognize her efforts, Linda received an honorary Paul Harris Fellow Award. "I'm overwhelmed," she said. "I am deeply touched by all you do. Together we can do so much."   

Club celebrates numerous accomplishments during 2016-17

Both clubs had extraordinary accomplishments during Jennette Bill's presidency. Here are just some of the highlights: Establishment of the Village Satellite Club; membership for both clubs climbing 44 to 62, inducting 26 new members; held another successful Chili Cook-Off event, proceeds totaling $25,407; held the first Tequila Tasting event with proceeds of $9,157; awarded a $25,000 grant from the Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona for expansion of the Imagination Library program; hosted the first Rotary Sparks event benefiting Imagination Library and Big Park School; and received RI Presidential Citation for excellence in "Avenues of Service" and exceeding standards of  "Rotary Serving Humanity." The club also expanded membership categories to include couples, corporate, and service memberships. Jennette's legacy also includes her passion for member recognition. Jennette honored every Rotarian with a Rotary pin given during birthday celebrations, inductions, and special achievements. Thanks Jennette for all you did!

Club serves it up big at Community Supper 

The Rotary Club of Sedona and Satellite, with 23 volunteers, cooked, served and mopped up after 135 people during the June 26 Community Supper held at St. Andrews Church. A record 171 plates were served, which included about 50 young cyclists and support crew of 6 making their way from Santa Monica, California to Bloomington, Ind. Big thanks to Michelle Behr for coordinating the community suppers. Great job everyone!
Photo Albums
Highlights of Installation Dinner

People in the News

Congratulations to Past President David Simmer who served this year as Assistant District 5490 Governor, revamped district training programs, and is selected to be District Governor in 2019-20. Way to go!

Dates to Remember

July 11--Community Service Committee meeting, 11:30-12:30 p.m. at T Carl's, Poco Diablo.
July 15--Highway Cleanup, 7-9 a.m. Meet at 14 Cultural Park Place.
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.