October 22, 2019
Meeting Location
Heartline Café
2nd, 3rd & 4th Tuesdays
1610 State Route 89A 
Sedona, AZ 86336
Oct 21, 2019
4:30 p.m. Sedona Arts Center
Oct 22, 2019
Guardian Air
Oct 29, 2019
Glass Blowing Demonstration
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Luna Sutton in Spain

Club Exchange Student learning Spanish language and culture

Rotary Exchange Student Luna Sutton (first left) has been in Spain for one month learning the language quickly and enjoying the food with new friends.  "I love the people that I am meeting and the friends that I am making. The other exchange students in my district and I quickly became friends and have been able to share our experiences so far. I have also made friends at school who I try to spend time with as much as I can. They are helping me learn Spanish by talking with me and showing me different parts of the city." Luna traveled to Madrid for her Inbound Orientation with other exchange students. "It is so incredible to be able to interact with so many different people from different places in the same building. It's even more incredible to exchange culture which is what being an exchange student is all about." She thanks the club for this opportunity. "Thank you so much for your support in me becoming a Rotary Exchange Student. It is hard to believe I have only been here a month when I have already experienced so many astonishing things. I hope everything is well in Sedona and that everyone will experience something as well."
Meeting Highlights

Verde Valley Caregivers helping seniors live independently

VVCC Development Manager Linda Clark gave an update on life-saving services VVCC provides older adults throughout the Verde Valley. About 2,200 adults are enrolled to receive services such as rides to medical appointments, dialysis, physical therapy, pre-and-post op, cancer treatments, and the grocery store. VVCC also loans emergency alert units to adults at-risk for falling. VVCC's immediate need is to purchase more units for the increase in requests. Linda invited the club to attend VVCC's Fire & Ice Gala, Nov. 15, 5 to 9 p.m. at Enchantment Resort and Spa. Seats are still available. To purchase go to:
Linda thanked club members for their support and volunteerism. 

Club member explains cryptocurrency and bitcoin

Club Rotarian Alejandro Gutierrez (left) explained cryptocurrency, a digital exchange to secure financial transactions. Bitcoin, invented in 2008, is one example. He says it's a fairer financial system where you can move money anywhere in the world. He adds you control it, i.e. store it, exchange it, or make payments. He further explained there's a fixed supply of 21 million bitcoins, with 42 million wallets in existence. To make transactions, you establish a bitcoin wallet, which you can access on your smartphone. Alejandro says he's able to send coins to his family anywhere with no wire fees. Club President Paul Tibbs announced the book "When You Are Brave" will be donated to a local school on Alejandro's behalf. 

Dates to Remember

Oct. 21--Club and Charitable Fund Board meetings, 4:30 p.m. at Sedona Arts Center 
Oct. 29--5th Tuesday at Melting Point, 5 p.m. RSVP to
Nov. 2--Highway Cleanup, 7:30 a.m. sharp, meet across from Red Rock High School. Volunteers needed. Contact
Nov. 4--USA/Mexico Friendship Conference, Nov 4-11, Grand Canyon registration go to:
Nov. 12--Club Assembly
Nov. 18--Club and Charitable Fund Board meetings, 4:30 p.m. at Sedona Arts Center
Nov. 26--Club is Dark
Dec. 10--Club's Holiday Party, 6 p.m. at Vino Di Sedona
Visit our web calendar for more details on above events
Editor: Linda M. Clark