May 3, 2021
No live meetings
Meetings held on Zoom
May 11, 2021 12:00 PM
What's New & Visions for the Future
May 18, 2021 4:30 PM
May 25, 2021 12:00 PM
What's New at the Sedona Arts Center
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Rotary Week of Service

Sedona and Verde Valley Rotary Clubs collect 1,000 pounds of trash

Rotary Club of Sedona partnered with Rotary Clubs of Sedona Village, Red Rocks and Verde Valley to collect 1,000 pounds of trash During Rotary Week of Service held April 17-24. Participants were encouraged to hit the trails with friends, go for a walk, or visit a public space, taking trash bags with them. Club members collected about 200 pounds of trash on trails, parks, highways, roads, parking lots and neighborhoods. The project tied in with Rotary International's new area of focus: Environmental Sustainability. In photo above (L-R), club Rotarians Catherine Moore, visitor Meg Whiteford, Jean Barton, and Ed Southwell collected trash on Route 152 on the way to Devil's Bridge. Big thanks to all club Rotarians who participated in the clean up. Way to go! Click on Photo Album below for more clean up photos.
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Week of Service Clean Up
Meeting Highlights

Still time to support Rotary Club of Sedona's "Together We Can" campaign

Thanks to all of you who donated to our Arizona Gives Day campaign "Together We Can." Your donations will help support critical services our club provides. The campaign has raised $1,950 so far. We still need to raise $8,050 to receive matching funds of $10,000. Our total goal is $20,000. We invite you to please help us reach our goal and donate today. Your gifts will help: (1) Relieve Hunger--fight food insecurity for low-income individuals in the Verde Valley; (2) Develop Youth--teach high school students life-changing leadership skills and providing college and vocational scholarships so they can achieve their dreams; (3) Address Water Poverty in the U.S.--installing hot and cold running water systems for members of the Navajo Nation right here in Arizona; (4) Support Education--provide new, age appropriate books to preschoolers to set them up for success in life. You'll also support local organizations that help older adults retain in-home independence, protect victims of family violence, and promote peace and understanding. To give now go to Thank you for helping to make our community and the world better!

Let's get social - Don't miss our next gathering on May 18

The club met live on April 20  at Vino Di Sedona for the first time since the pandemic. The club sponsored wine and small plates. Members enjoyed the fellowship and catching up with friends. You won't want to miss the next social get together to be held on Tuesday, May 18, 4 p.m. at Dick and Marge Youngberg's home at 205 Indian Cliffs Road, Sedona. The social is a pot luck, so please bring what suits your palate with a little to share. Wine, beer & other beverages are complimentary. If you are not yet a member and would like to learn how to become a Rotarian, you are also invited. Please  RSVP to or

Keep Sedona Beautiful does just that!

Keep Sedona Beautiful will celebrate its 50th Anniversary next year. KSB President Craig Swanson presented a long list of the organization's community activism during his April 27 visit to the club. He said the number one reason the organization started was to clean up trash. Next KSB tackled ugly signs throughout the city. And the list grows from there. Highlights include: collecting litter on roads; holding a a native plant workshop (with more to come); helping to designate Oak Creek a unique waterway in 1991; raised funds to preserve 500 acres; and helped reach a noise abatement agreement in 2020. KSB also sponsors Awards of Excellence to people and organizations that demonstrate exemplary service to the community. Craig encourages citizens to help shape the Yavapai County Comprehensive Plan Update which includes components such as land use, transportation, water resources, environment, energy, and more. Craig said this is where we can address such issues as using non toxic alternatives for pesticides and herbicides and protecting public lands. He said we must do our part to communicate to our county supervisors and development services. To see the plan go to Club President Al Barton announced the book "I Am The Storm" will be donated to the Sedona Public Library in Craig's honor for speaking to the club. Thanks Craig!

 Dates to Remember

May 11--Dr. Tina Redd, Dean, Yavapai College Verde Valley & Sedona Campuses
May 17--Club & Charitable Fund Board Meetings, 4:30 p.m. on Zoom
May 18--Fellowship Get Together, Dick & Marge Youngberg's, 4:00 p.m.
May 25--Julie Richard, Executive Director, Sedona Arts Center
June 8--Installation of New Officers & Directors, Time & Location TBA
June 15--Fellowship Get Together, 4:30 p.m. Location TBA
June 21--Club & Charitable Fund Board Meetings, 4:30 p.m. on Zoom
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Editor: Linda M. Clark