November 10, 2020
Meeting Location
Heartline Cafe 
No live meetings
Meetings held on Zoom
Nov 10, 2020
Nov 16, 2020 4:30 PM
Meet on Zoom
Nov 17, 2020 4:30 PM
Fun & Fellowship
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Verde River Presentation

Friends of the Verde River protecting Verde River basin

The Verde River is one of the last free flowing rivers in the Southwest and is in danger of running dry, said Nancy Steele, executive director of Friends of the Verde River. Friends, established in 2011, works to help protect the Verde River basin, which includes Oak Creek and 13 cities in the watershed. The Verde River is also a federally important river and has a Wild & Scenic Rivers Act designation because of its bio diversity, recreational opportunities, and as a bird byway. Friends has an expansive range of programs to help sustain the river which include habitat improvement, channel restoration, flow restoration, and sustainable river recreation while continuing to engage the community through outreach and volunteer programs, said Kegn Moorcroft, stewardship and development manager. To learn how you can help sustain programs and/or volunteer please go to The club announced the book "Lula & the Sea Monster" will be donated to the Sedona Public Library on behalf of Nancy and Kegn's presentation during the club's Oct. 13 meeting.
Meeting Highlights

Melissa Brammer inducted during fall social


The club inducted new member Melissa Brammer (2nd right) during its fall social held Oct. 20 at Posse Ground Park. Melissa is a retired medical oncologist specializing in breast cancer, epidemiology, clinical research and drug development. She is a watercolor and colored pencil artist and is a nominations officer for the Northern Arizona Watercolor Society. Melissa is an avid reader of science fiction and current events. She likes computer gaming, hiking, cooking, care of gifted children and travel. She has two cats and volunteers at the Sedona Humane Society. She is sponsored by Vice President Jean Barton (2nd left). The induction ceremony was facilitated by Rotarian Bill Minard (far right). Club President Al Barton (far left) said it was great to see club members gathered for the first time in awhile and to induct a new member. He thanked Jean Barton for helping to organize the event and Penny Blazej for preparing and decorating a Halloween-themed festivity. Great job everyone!

Jean Barton receives Paul Harris Fellow Plus 6 Award

Club President Al Barton bestows his wife Vice President Jean Barton with a beautiful Paul Harris Fellow Plus 6 pin during the club's fall social held Oct. 20. Rotarians achieve Paul Harris Fellow awards for each $1,000 they donate to the Rotary Foundation, which supports the works of Rotary International locally, nationally and throughout the world. Good going Jean! 

Save the Date 

Documentary: "The Library That Dolly Built" --Dec. 9 on facebook

After postponing the April launch of the Imagination Library documentary ‘The Library That Dolly Built: Celebrating the People Who Made Dolly’s Dream Come True’, we are excited to announce that we will now premiere the documentary on December 9th at 7 p.m. EST in a highly produced North American premiere featuring a live Q&A and song from Dolly herself!  We are planning for a Facebook exclusive event. Stay tuned for upcoming details. 

Dates to Remember

Nov. 10--Speaker: Joy Sinnott, advisory board member, SedonaKind.
Nov. 16--Club & Charitable Fund Board meetings, 4:30 p.m. on Zoom.
Nov. 17--Club Social at Vino Di Sedona, 4:30 p.m.
Nov. 24--Speaker: Deana DeWitt, assistant superintendent, Sedona-Oak Creek Unified School District.
Dec. 8--Speaker: Jean Barton, program director, Verde Valley Imagination Library.
Dec. 9--"The Library That Dolly Built" Save the Date, Documentary to be held on facebook.
Dec. 15-- Holiday Party--TBA--Save the Date.
Dec. 16--Club & Charitable Fund Board meetings, 4:30 p.m. on Zoom.
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Editor: Linda M. Clark