August 5, 2018
Meeting Locations
Sedona Rotary Club
First & Third Tuesdays
12 noon - Heartline Cafe
Sep 04, 2018
Sep 25, 2018
Update on AZ Programs for Pre-Schoolers
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Justin Clifton & Home Rule

Sedona City Manager explains Home Rule

Sedona City Manager Justin Clifton provided information regarding the upcoming vote on Home Rule. The Arizona Constitution allows a Home Rule ballot proposal so citizens can determine city service levels and authorizes the city to set its own spending. Without Home Rule, cities and towns must use a 1980 base-spending level with adjustments for inflation and population. Home Rule is also known as the Alternative Expenditure Limitation. Sedona voters have approved Home Rule seven times since 1990. For projections of how a "No" vote would impact city services please go to:  Club President Holli Ploog announced the book "What Do You Do With A Problem?" will be donated to the Sedona Public Library on behalf of Justin's visit to the club.
Meeting Highlights

Club inducts new member Jamiss Sebert

The club inducted Jamiss Sebert (2nd right) during its July 17 meeting. Jamiss came from Connecticut where she had been in Rotary since 1998. She worked for the Passport Division of the State Department and did a peace keeping mission to Egypt during her career. Rotarian Bill Minard facilitated the induction ceremony and Club President Holli Ploog (far right) and Membership Director Catherine Moore welcomed Jamiss to the club.

Lori Zaleski recognized for launching and leading new Village Club

Rotary Club of Sedona Past President Dave Young recognized Lori Zaleski for her dedicated leadership of the Village Club during its installation ceremony. The Village club is now an official Rotary Club.  The new Village Club President is Rob Schaefer. The other officers are: President Elect, Damian Bruno; Secretary, Rebecca Miller; Treasurer, Miki Dzugan; Sergeant-at-Arms, Harry Grossman. 



How to get Paul Harris Fellow points

Rotary Foundation Chair Dick Youngberg answers the frequently asked question on how to get PHF points. All points are earned through donations to the Rotary Foundation. You may receive points from other members or the club via recognition points but donations to the club do not qualify. Your donations may be made to the Annual Fund, Polio Plus, or a qualified Global Grant (relating to a humanitarian project recognized and authorized by the Foundation). Birthday and anniversary donations are good opportunities to earn Paul Harris points. Just be sure to follow the guidelines above. Your check can either be given to Club Treasurer Dave Young or by using the donation form on the My Rotary website. Remember that our club donates 500 recognition points to first time awardees once donations totaling $500.00 are made. Please contact Dick with any questions. There are many other ways to support The Foundation such as through estate planning or Rotary Direct which is an automatic donation to The Foundation on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis. For more details on supporting The Rotary Foundation's important work see the attached link

People in the News

Denny Dierden, new superintendent of the Sedona Oak Creek School District was a special guest at the club's July 17 meeting. Denny's been on the job for seven weeks and brings much experience and tested leadership tools. Welcome Denny!


Aug 27--Club & Charitable Board meetings, 4:30 p.m. at Sedona Arts Center.
Sept 4,11,18, 25--Club meetings.
Sept 23--Human Library event at Sedona Public Library.
Oct 1-15--VV Habitat for Humanity Blitz Build project. Club providing hospitality. Need volunteers and snacks.
Oct 9, 16 23--Club meetings.
Editor: Linda M. Clark
Contributor: Lynda Brown