August 13, 2019
Meeting Location
Heartline Café
2nd, 3rd & 4th Tuesdays
1610 State Route 89A 
Sedona, AZ 86336
Aug 13, 2019
Elder Scam Avoidance & Neighborhood Watch Program
Aug 19, 2019
4:30 p.m. Sedona Arts Center
Aug 20, 2019
Tewa Project
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ShelterBox Disaster Relief

ShelterBox provides emergency shelters around the world

Rotarian Sharee Sheets, spokesperson for ShelterBox USA, attended the club's July 16 meeting to present on disaster relief the organization is making around the globe. About 85 million people around the world have been displaced by natural disaster and conflict. Sharee said ShelterBox has helped 1.5 million people and is currently providing aid to flooding victims in Paraguay and Malawi in South Africa, victims in the ongoing conflict in Syria (pictured in photo), victims of violence in Lake Chad Basin, Somalia, and more. She said the organization is approaching its 20th anniversary and is nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. ShelterBox is Rotary International's only project partner in disaster relief. The club's Foundation Director Dick Youngberg, said our club has contributed $7,300 toward shelter boxes. Sharee said Rotarians can also help by volunteering. For more information go to
Meeting Highlights

Club President Paul Tibbs named Paul Harris Fellow

District 5495 Governor David Simmer (Left) presented Club President Paul Tibbs with a Paul Harris Fellow Humanitarian Award in appreciation of significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world. Paul received a certificate and PHF pin and medallion. Great job Paul!

Catherine Moore receives Rotary Connects Award

Distrist 5495 Governor David Simmer also presents, during his July 23 club visit, Catherine Moore with a Rotary Connects The World Award for her efforts to connect to those beyond the club locally and globally. Catherine and her husband Ed Southwell host Rotary Exchange Students and participated in the Kenya Water Project. Congratulations Catherine!

People in the News

Foundation Director Dick Youngberg presented club member Kent Ellsworth with a Paul Harris Fellow Plus One pin during the July 16 meeting. Thanks for your support Kent!
Club member Rodney Turner, pulled his new member sticker off during the club's July 23 meeting. Membership Director Catherine Moore said Rod has been active on the membership committee and co-produced the membership manual. Congratulations Rod!

Save the Date for the third annual Sedona Human Library event on Sept. 22, 10 to 1 p.m. at the Sedona Public Library. Attendees may select from over 25 human books for up to three 45-minute sessions. Human books this year include our own club members Jerry Wesch and Kenyon Taylor. There is no cost to attend. Please register here as space is limited  The event is hosted by the Sedona International City of Peace, Rotary Club of Sedona and Sedona Public Library. The goal of the event is to dissolve prejudices with people one might normally avoid or dismiss to gain understanding and possibly develop new ways of relating.

Dates to Remember

Aug. 19--Club and Charitable Fund Board Meetings, 4:30 p.m. Sedona Arts Center.
Sept 22--Human Library Event, Sedona Public Library.
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Editor: Linda M. Clark
Contributors: John Terhune