Holli Ploog's life anything but comical

Club President Holli Ploog is the first this year to share her bio. When Holli was in college in the 1960's, the country was experiencing the best and worst of times. Studying International Affairs at George Washington University, Holli worked for Senator Bobby Kennedy on the Hill and was there when Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis. When in graduate school, and learning to work as a secretary at the United Nations required a master's degree, Holli became disillusioned and left grad school. Then, like changing costumes in a phone booth, she took a job as editorial assistant for Marvel Comics. There she helped launch the first promotional items for Spiderman, Captain America, the Silver Surfer, Fantastic Four, and the Hulk. In 1977-80, Holli went to law school and began her law career, spanning 1980-2017 and includes: partner in Dichter and Ploog, the Alaska Judicial Council and State Legislature, director of Alaska Department of Child Support Enforcement, senior VP at Lockheed Martin, General Managing Partner at Unisys and VP Global Markets CGI. Holli also volunteers for other organizations making a difference in Sedona including immediate past president of Coalition Against Human Trafficking, board member of Verde Valley Imagination Library, board member of League of Women Voters, past board member of Sedona Women and several City of Sedona work groups. 

Dave Young presented with Paul Harris Fellow pin

The Club's Foundation Director Dick Youngberg presented Past President Dave Young with his PHF +1 pin for contributions to the Rotary Foundation. Dick says you can become a Paul Harris Fellow when you give $1,000 or more to the Rotary Foundation Annual Fund, PolioPlus, or an approved Foundation grant. You are awarded a point from the Rotary Foundation for each dollar contributed. In our club we have given an incentive bonus of 500 points to first time donors once they reach $500 in personal donations. When the Rotary Foundation is notified of the bonus they forward the Paul Harris Award pin and Certificate to the club. Subsequent awards are presented to members for each $1,000 donated. 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  http://www.rotary.org/en/donate/recognition