Meeting Locations
Sedona Rotary Club
First and Third Tuesdays
12 noon
Relics Restaurant
Village Satellite Club
Second and Fourth Thursdays
7:30 a.m. in Redstone
at Oakcreek Country Club
Oct 17, 2017
Verde Valley Caregivers
Oct 26, 2017
Village Rotary - Rotary Exchange Student
Nov 07, 2017
Northland Cares Mission - HIV Health and Education in Verde Valley
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October 17, 2017

Village Club's Tee Up Fore Big Park events big success

Rotarian Jan Groves led a debriefing of the series of Tee Up Fore Big Park Events during the club’s Oct. 12 meeting. She announced the events netted about $42,000 for Big Park School and the Imagination Library. Congratulations all around for a very successful first Village Satellite fundraiser! Meeting attendees were asked to write comments on large sheets of paper labeled “Good,” “Bad” and “Ugly.” Then club members broke into groups to make lists of the comments and what can be done to improve the events next time. The school and PTSA will also have a chance to add their input. In photo (L-R): Harv Grady, Rob Schaefer, Stacy Beck and Jennette Bill.
Meeting Highlights

Rotary helping disaster victims - how you can help too

The Rotary Foundation, Districts and Rotary clubs are helping communities battered by severe weather and earthquakes. Two powerful earthquakes hit Mexico, destroying buildings and highways, and killing hundreds of people. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria have caused billions of dollars in damage. The Rotary Foundation has established four special funds to collect donations to help victims rebuild. Four Rotary Foundation donor advised funds have been set up to accept donations for hurricane and earthquake victims. Puerto Rico Account name: Puerto Rico Recovery - Account number: 614. Mexico earthquakes Account name: Mexico Earthquake Recovery Fund - Account number: 613. Hurricane Harvey Account name: Gulf Coast Disaster Relief Fund - Account number: 608. Hurricanes Irma and Maria Account name: Hurricane Emergency Relief Fund - Account number: 296. You can contribute by check or wire transfer or online with a credit card. You'll need to provide the DAF account name and number listed above. When contributing via credit card, please check the address box to share your address with Rotary. Rotary's partner, ShelterBox, is providing support to families displaced by the storms. If you have questions about how you can help, contact To see how clubs are helping, go to Rotary Ideas.


Save the date for Human Trafficking fundraiser 

Enjoy wine and appetizers and support the efforts of the Coalition Against Human Trafficking. The event will be held 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 4 at the home of Mike and Christine Schroeder. Cost is $50 per person. Proceeds of the event will help continue to create awareness about the growing problem of human trafficking in northern Arizona. To attend please send your check to Holli Ploog at 139 Bristlecone Pines Rd, Sedona, AZ 86336. Please make check payable to: Coalition Against Human Trafficking--Northern AZ.

Judges needed for RRHS Senior Exhibition Projects

Seniors at Sedona Red Rock High School are required to complete a senior exhibition project. One of the components is to present the project to a panel of judges. This is where you can help!  As a judge, you will be given a holistic scoring rubric to judge the project and give feedback. Dates/times:  November 14 and 15; 5 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. each night. Total time: approximately 1 hour per presentation (includes orientation (or will be emailed to you), presentation, questions/answers, debriefing). If interested, contact Karyl Goldsmith at and indicate which date and time you would be available. Interesting! Fun!  Great way to get involved!  See our future leaders in action!

People in the News

Ron Williams (right) from the Prescott Frontier Club presented the Cactus Traveling Trophy to Club President Dave Young. The trophy travels from club to club promoting friendship. Our club will keep the trophy for two weeks and pass it on to the next club. Cactus Trophy will travel!

5th Tuesday Social Event at Accord Hospice

Join us at for our ever-popular 5th Tuesday event to be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2, at Accord Hospice of Sedona. There will be fun...there will be food and as always, there will be the exceptional company of your fellow Rotarians! Accord Hospice of Sedona is located at 1350 Highway 89A, Suite 24 in the Whole Foods Complex. 

Dates to Remember

Oct. 24--World Polio Day.
Oct 26-30--US/Mexico Friendship Conference in Scottsdale.
Oct. 30--Community Supper at St. Andrews.
Nov. 2--5th Tuesday Social Event, 5 p.m. at Accord Hospice, Sedona.
Nov. 4--Rotary Foundation Dinner.
Nov. 4--Human Trafficking event, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Nov. 14--Community Service Committee Meeting, 8 a.m., T Carl's at Poco Diablo.

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

Dick Youngberg reports he has six Bashas' Community cards left. The cards function as debit cards. You load them with money and use them to make all your Bashas' purchases. When you use your card the club gets six percent of the value of your transactions. Cards are pre-loaded with $20, so that is your price to purchase. 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. Come on new members, get your Bashas' card and support your club. It really is free money! Contact Dick at or 928-282-3800.

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