Polio Fundraiser at Rascal Restaurant

Support Rotary Club of Sedona on Dec. 5 to end polio

Rotary Club of Sedona and Mercer’s Kitchen are partnering to raise awareness and funds to end polio, a vaccine-preventable disease that still threatens children in parts of the world today. On Sunday, Dec. 5, Rascal Restaurant and Bar is donating 10 percent of its dinner sales to Rotary International’s Polio Fund. When Rotary launched the Global Polio Eradication Initiative in 1988, there were 350,000 cases of polio in 125 countries every year. Today, polio cases have been reduced by 99.9 percent, and just two countries continue to report cases of wild poliovirus: Afghanistan and Pakistan. With polio nearly eradicated, Rotary and its partners must sustain this progress and continue to reach every child with the polio vaccine. Without full funding and political commitment, this paralyzing disease could return to polio-free countries, putting children everywhere at risk. Rotary has committed to raising $50 million each year to support global polio eradication efforts. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged to match that 2-to-1, for a total yearly contribution of $150 million. Happy Hour at Rascal Restaurant runs 4 to 5:30 p.m. Dinner reservations are recommended by going to  or If you cannot attend and would like to support the Rotary Club of Sedona’s Polio fundraiser please go to
Meeting Highlights

Club met virtually with its new Sister Club in Vera Cruz, Mexico

On Nov. 16, the club met members of its new Sister Club--Club Boca del Rio Costa de Oro, in Vera Cruz, Mexico. The "getting to know you" social enabled the clubs to reminisce about previous partnerships and share current and future goals. Rotary Club of Sedona presented a plaque to its sister club to commemorate the special occasion and ongoing friendship.     

District 5495 Governor to visit club

Our District 5495 Governor Bret McKeand will visit our club on Nov. 30 to present on his key focus--Public Image and to hear about our Action Plan and activities for 2021-22. The club will meet for lunch at 12  noon at Sedona Public Library Community Room. Please RSVP for lunch to Bret will also recognize our Community Service Champion. Dick and Marge Youngberg will host a DG Reception at 4:30 p.m. at their home at 205 Indian Cliffs Road, Sedona 86336. Please RSVP to and let me know if you could bring an appetizer. Please attend so we can show our DG how we plan to Serve to Change Lives! Thanks for all you are doing!  

 Dates to Remember

Nov. 30--District Governor Visit, Lunch meeting at noon, Sedona Public Library. DG Reception, 4:30 p.m. at Dick & Marge Youngberg's home, 205 Indian Cliffs Rd, VOC. RSVP to
Dec. 5--Rascal Restaurant Polio Fundraiser, Happy Hour 4-5:30 p.m. Dinner reservations recommended. Go to Scroll to bottom to make reservations on Open Table
Dec. 7--Regular Club Meeting, 12 noon, Sedona Public Library
Dec. 13--Club and Charitable Fund Board Meeting, 4:30 p.m. on Zoom.
Dec. 14--Club Holiday Party, Steakhouse 89, 5 to 6:30 p.m. RSVP to Jean at
Dec. 21 & 28--Club Dark
Visit our web calendar for more details on speakers and events
Editor: Linda M. Clark
November 24, 2021
Meeting Live
12 noon at Sedona
Public Library
the 2nd & 4th 
Meetings vary
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Nov 30, 2021
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Dec 05, 2021 4:00 PM
Polio Fund Fundraiser 5:00 p.m.
Dec 07, 2021 12:00 PM
Speaker TBA
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