Meeting Locations
Sedona Rotary Club
First and Third Tuesdays
12 noon
Relics Restaurant
Village Satellite Club
Second and Fourth Thursdays
7:30 a.m. at Redstone
at Oakcreek Country Club
Aug 24, 2017
Village Rotary - Tee Up For Team Big Park Events in October
Sep 14, 2017
Village Rotary - No Meeting Today
Sep 28, 2017
Village Rotary - Verde Valley Coalition Against Human Trafficking
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August 22, 2017

Rotary Scholarship alumna shares the impact on her career 

Red Rock High School graduate Catherine Chapman shared the opportunities her Rotary Scholarship provided. Now a student at Pepperdine University, Catherine is majoring in pre-law and psychology and graduates in 2019. Catherine was previously a Rotary Exchange Student, studying in Florence, Italy. She also visited 13 other countries. "The people really made the trip a great experience," she said. Catherine told about her most recent experiences as an intern for the U.S. Department of State in the office of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement. There she was able to meet U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. She also attended various congressional hearings. Her next adventure is a stint in 2018 at the U.S. Embassy in Colombia.  Catherine thanks the Rotary Club of Sedona for its support. "To be accepted into Pepperdine and the State Department, I have Rotary to thank for that." Club President Dave Young announced the book "The Hidden Life of a Toad" will be donated to the Sedona Public Library on Catherine's behalf. We wish you the best Catherine! 
Meeting Highlights

Village Satellite Club receives update on Big Park School Board

Heather Hermen, Sedona School Board Dist. 9 Member and member of the Village Satellite Club, gave an update of school board progress since her term began. "School board members have many responsibilities that need to be taken seriously," she said. The school board training handbook became very important. Next the board realized there was a great need for better communication in and for the school district. As this is Heather’s profession, it was natural for her to take a leadership role in developing a communications plan. The board also reevaluated teacher compensation and implemented a new plan based on performance evaluation rather than tenure. She praised the community for rallying around Big Park School. The school development plan has inspired the board to discuss planning for the other Sedona schools. With help from a team-building professional, who donated her time to the board, the current board is handling disagreements in a professional and productive manner.
The presentation ended with an explanation and discussion of the override which needs to be renewed to provide school funding.
A video of Hermen’s presentation is available at

Wendy Bialek-Kling receives PHF recognition

Special Paul Harris Fellow honors were bestowed to Wendy Bialek-Kling for her on-going contributions to the club and Rotary ideals. Rotary District 5495 Governor for 2019, David Simmer (far right), adds Wendy also participates in other global and humanitarian projects. "This award is like a Spirit Award, because this is who Wendy is," he said. Wendy's husband Bernard Kling (far left) presented her with the PHF medallion and pin. Also acknowledging her efforts is Club President Dave Young (2nd right).  Congratulations Wendy!

Tee Up for Eddie's Memorial Golf Tournament

Time to register for Eddie's Sept. 3 Golf Tournament. Cost is $125 for individuals and $500 per team. Sponsorships are still available: $250 Hole Sponsor; $1,000 Tee Sponsor; and $3,500 Presenting Sponsor. For more information and to register go Registration forms need to be received by Aug. 18. Event proceeds to benefit the Verde Valley Imagination Library.

Dates to Remember

Aug. 21-- Rotary Club Board Meeting 4:30 pm, Starbucks.
Aug. 29--Membership Committee at Eye Boutique.
Aug. 29--5th TUESDAY 5:30 pm at Sedona Eye Boutique, VOC.
Sept. 2--Yard Clean up at Big Park School with Exchange Students, 1 to 3 p.m. Bring gloves, water, hat & tools.
Sept. 2--Potluck for Exchange Students, 5:30 p.m., Jennette Bill's house. 
Sept. 3--Eddie's Promise lst Annual Memorial Golf Tournament, Sedona Golf Resort, to benefit Imagination Library program. For more information go to:
Sept. 4--Oak Creek Clean up with OC Watershed Council. Meet at Red Rock Crossing, 9 a.m.
Sept. 4--Help move Books for Africa from Big Park School with John Crawford.
Sept. 7--Red Rocks Club Fashion Show, Sedona Public Library Community Room.
Sept. 12--Community Service Committee meeting, 8 a.m. at T Carl's at Poco Diablo.
Sept. 13--District Governor visit, 5:30 p.m. at The Collective. BYOB.
Oct. 6--Tee Up for Team Big Park, 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.