Meeting Locations
Relics Restaurant
3235 Hwy 89A
Tuesdays at Noon
Village of Oak Creek
Satellite Club
Next Meeting
7:30 a.m.  Jan. 26
Redstone Grill
Oakcreek Country Club
Jan 17, 2017
Community Assessment -- Local Needs
Jan 24, 2017
Hummingbirds in Sedona
Jan 26, 2017
Village Real Estate
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January 17, 2017

Dick Weisbaum & daughter visit African reserves and parks

Club Rotarian Dick Weisbaum shared photographs of his trip to Kenya and Tanaania with his daughter Karen Evans. Their trip included sights in Masai Mara Game Preserve, Amboseli National Reserve, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, and Lake Manyara National Park. Dick, pictured above with members of the Masai Tribe, told about their culture and day-to-day life. The tribe is the largest in Kenya. The people raise goats and cattle and make their huts out of branches and twigs cemented with cattle dung, which provides waterproofing and does not smell. The cow dung is also used to fuel their fires. Dick said they happened to meet six Rotarians from Eastern India and got together for a "make up meeting." President Jennette Bill thanked Dick for sharing his trip with the club and announced a book on his behalf will be donated to the Sedona Public Library.
Meeting Highlights

Satellite Club inducts seven new members

The Village Satellite Club inducted seven new members during its Jan. 12 meeting. They are (L-R) Heather Herman, Stacy Beck, Rob Schaefer, Jean Dummigan, David and Ania Hanke, and David Gill. The club also started a five-minute introductory bio so members can become acquainted. First up was John Loththrop, whose birthday was also being celebrated. John was a systems engineer by training and career and an athlete by avocation. He is a Rotarian because he is excited by local and global service. For the program, Rotary Club of Sedona members John Crawford and Gary Karademos presented a slide show on the collection and delivery of books to Houston, Tex., for the "Books for the World" project.


Rotary Foundation celebrates 100 years - asks members to match 1917 donation

In 1917, outgoing Rotary International President Arch Klumph announced it was altogether proper for Rotary to establish an endowment for the purpose of doing good. The first donation was $26.50 from the Kansas City club ($500.00) in today’s dollars). Thus began the tradition of giving for humanitarian causes. The goal for this, the Centennial year, is to raise $300,000,000 to continue the many projects and initiatives of Rotary around the world. This can be done by individual donations, estate plan gifts and the pledging or donations of securities and other means. To read more about the impact your donation can make go to:

Club celebrates birthdays

The club celebrated the birthdays of Holli Ploog, Dick Weisbaum, and Dave Young during the Jan. 10 meeting. Club President Jennette Bill recognized each one with a special pin. Holli started her career as a prosecutor specializing in domestic violence, child abuse, and sexual assault. She also spent 30 years as a heath-care IT executive serving customers in government and commercial markets. What excites her about Rotary is "service above self, which nourishes my soul." Dick spent five years in sales and marketing for three Fortune 500 companies and over 25 years as a business owner. He has been in Rotary over 30 years, including president of the Beaverton Club 1995-96. The highlight of his Rotary experience was establishing a dental clinic in a small Mexican village. His wife Cynthia Bishop is also a Rotarian. Dave is a graduate of the Construction Management program at Arizona State University. He spent over 40 years as a program manager for large school construction bond projects in Western U.S., including the Sedona Performing Arts Center at Red Rock High. What he likes best about Rotary is the Four Way Test. "I wish the world could live by the Four Way Test."

People in the News

The club's new Rotary Outbound Student Jazmin Santillan and her mother visited the club during the Jan. 10 meeting. Jazmin is a senior at Red Rock High School and is going to Switzerland for the 2017-18 school year. She thanked the club for the opportunity and looks forward to an experience of a lifetime. Congratulations Jazmin!

Dates to Remember

Jan. 16--Rotary Club and Charitable Fund Board meetings, 4:30 p.m. Relics.
Jan. 17--Committee Services Committee meeting, 11 to 11:50 a.m., Relics.
Jan. 21--RI Leadership Institute, Glendale.
Jan. 23--Next St. Andrews Dinner.
Jan. 24--Membership Committee meeting, 11 to 11:50 a.m., Relics.
Jan. 28--Bi-district 100th Rotary Foundation Birthday Party at Railroad Park in Scottsdale, 11 to 2 p.m.
Jan. 31--Fifth Tuesday, 4 to 6 p.m., at Seven Canyons.
May 17-20--Rotary District Conference, Laughlin, NV.
June 10-14--Rotary International Convention in Atlanta.

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.
Newsletter Editor: Linda M. Clark
Newsletter Contributors: Damian Bruno, Miki Dzugan, and John Terhune
The Rotary Club of Sedona's mission is to enhance community through service, teamwork and friendship.
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The Rotary Club of Sedona's Mission is to enhance community through service, teamwork and friendship. - See more at:
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