July 15, 2018
Meeting Locations
Sedona Rotary Club
First & Third Tuesdays
12 noon - Heartline Cafe
Jul 17, 2018
Rotary Club Meeting - Oak Creek Watershed Council
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Club Focus for 2018-19

Club approves new meeting format and announces focus for 2018-19

New Club Vice President Al Barton, presented output from the club's planning retreat held May 12 at the Sedona Pubic Library. Al, who facilitated the retreat, shared a new meeting format for the year: to meet the second, third and fourth Tuesday of the month; hold a social get-together  from 11:30 a.m. to 12 noon (also a good time for mini-meetings); have the program first, business second; some meetings spotlighting member bios; and adjourn by 1 p.m. After discussion, the club approved the new format, with dates and times starting in September. The club continues to meet the first and third Tuesday through August. Al also announced the year's focus is Empowering Youth. Many of the club's activities promote opportunities for youth including the Imagination Library, Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, Interact Club, Exchange Students, and the Career Fair for high school students.  The club will continue to achieve annual goals for the Five Avenues of Service: Club Service; Community Service; International Service; Vocational Service; and Youth Service. The club was presented with the 5 Avenues of Service Achievement Award for 2017-18 during the state conference. Al also said the club is impacted by leadership fatigue. Possible solutions include: committee co-chairs sharing responsibility; reducing expectations; and forming partnerships to leverage our human resources. The biggest challenge is finding leadership for the 2019 Great Sedona Chili Cook-Off.
Meeting Highlights

Holli Ploog's life anything but comical

Club President Holli Ploog is the first this year to share her bio. When Holli was in college in the 1960's, the country was experiencing the best and worst of times. Studying International Affairs at George Washington University, Holli worked for Senator Bobby Kennedy on the Hill and was there when Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis. When in graduate school, and learning to work as a secretary at the United Nations required a master's degree, Holli became disillusioned and left grad school. Then, like changing costumes in a phone booth, she took a job as editorial assistant for Marvel Comics. There she helped launch the first promotional items for Spiderman, Captain America, the Silver Surfer, Fantastic Four, and the Hulk. In 1977-80, Holli went to law school and began her law career, spanning 1980-2017 and includes: partner in Dichter and Ploog, the Alaska Judicial Council and State Legislature, director of Alaska Department of Child Support Enforcement, senior VP at Lockheed Martin, General Managing Partner at Unisys and VP Global Markets CGI. Holli also volunteers for other organizations making a difference in Sedona including immediate past president of Coalition Against Human Trafficking, board member of Verde Valley Imagination Library, board member of League of Women Voters, past board member of Sedona Women and several City of Sedona work groups. 

Dave Young presented with Paul Harris Fellow pin

The Club's Foundation Director Dick Youngberg presented Past President Dave Young with his PHF +1 pin for contributions to the Rotary Foundation. Dick says you can become a Paul Harris Fellow when you give $1,000 or more to the Rotary Foundation Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or an approved Foundation grant. You are awarded a point from the Rotary Foundation for each dollar contributed. In our club we have given an incentive bonus of 500 points to first time donors once they reach $500 in personal donations. When the Rotary Foundation is notified of the bonus they forward the Paul Harris Award pin and Certificate to the club. Subsequent awards are presented to members for each $1,000 donated. There are many other ways to support The Foundation such as through estate planning or Rotary Direct which is an automatic donation to The Foundation on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis. For more details on supporting The Rotary Foundation's important work see the attached link

Fifth Tuesday social to be held July 28 for Grand Opening of Rotten Johnny's 

July's Fifth Tuesday will be held on Saturday evening, July 28. The Sedona Rotary Club is invited to join the Village Rotary Club for the Grand Opening of Rotten Johnny's. The event lasts from 6 to 10 pm. Tickets are $15 each at  from Lori Zaleski, or at the door. Proceeds will be split between Verde Valley Sanctuary and the Village Club. Maximum seating is 300, so it could sell out. Live music will be provided by Watters. Rotten Johnny's, a new pizza restaurant and bar, is located at 7000 AZ-179, Suite B110, formerly the Village Grind. 

Dates to Remember

July 16--Charitable Fund Board meeting, 4:30 p.m. at Sedona Arts Center. 
July 28--5th Tuesday event at Grand Opening of Rotten Johnny's, 6 p.m., see details above.
Sept 23--Human Library event at Sedona Public Library.
Oct 1-15--VV Habitat for Humanity Blitz Build project. Club providing hospitality. Need volunteers and snacks.

Bashas' Community Card--another way to support your club

Have you used your Bashas’ Community Card this month?  When using the Bashas’ Community Card as a debit card we receive 6% of what you spend at Bashas’. No restrictions and no limits. If you shop at Bashas’ please consider helping Rotary Club of Sedona continue its service to the community as well as the world. Thank you!
Editor: Linda M. Clark
Contributor: Lynda Brown