***Requiring your immediate attention!***
  • The August 29th event has been cancelled due to potential jury duty.
  • The Sept 1st meeting will be held in our community garden.  Please enter off of VVS Road.
  • Happy Bucks for September will be going toward Manzanita Outreach.
  • Survey regarding one of our Visioning Action Plan Items is coming to your email.  Your input is essential!
Up to Date
  • Afghani refugee Afsana’s entire family is now safely in Pakistan.  Thank you to all who contributed to help save their lives.
  • Gerri is awaiting medical clearance to fly home after having heart surgery in Concord, NH!
  • Garey, Susan, Tracey, Robin, Harry, and Robert have signed up for our Labor Day Veterans’ Raffle!  Only 3 slots left!  Sign up today!
  • The next time someone asks you what our Club is all about, please respond with our new motto:  "nurturing our communities through service."
  • The Rotary Moment was back on our meeting agenda.  Miki shared how she got hooked on Rotary in Minnesota!
  • The “Did Ya Know” Rotary Foundation quiz game started.  Foundation Coach Mark asked basic foundation questions with winners Heather, Robert, and Jennette scoring Amazon gift cards.  Important take aways included:  The Rotary Foundation (TRF) is not the same as our Charitable Fund; TRF is the highest ranking global charity with 91% of funds going to programs and awards; It only costs 60 cents to protect a child against polio and $50 to provide clean water!  Study up for next month's quiz at!
  • Our District 5495 is launching Pints for Polio in October.  Russ is checking with PJ’s and David is asking Full Moon Saloon to see if they will partner with us to raise money.  With polio now reported in the US, our involvement is more important than ever!  More details to come...
  • Mike Martinez, chef and owner of Red Rock Café, was inducted into our club as an Honorary Member.  Mike has been very generous with our club this summer and is looking to become an even stronger partner.  Next time you patronize the Café, be sure to welcome and thank Mike!
  • Lots of happiness to go around!  Members donated another $151 bringing our total donation to 2022 Project School Bell  $352!  This will help the Sedona Area Homeless Alliance provide school supplies and clothes to about 3 homeless students.  
  • John missed the meeting, but he has a great excuse.  He was accepting the "Housing Hero Award" from the AZ Department of Housing for the outstanding state administered grant project! And Hope House has its first family!
Student Enrichment Scholarship Recipients
Two of our Student Enrichment Scholarship winners joined us to share their camp experiences.  Koel Suby (VVS Class of ’24) spent 17 days rafting the Colorado River.  This was not your typical rafting trip though.  Koel rafted with scientists and assisted with data collection.  They studied the fish and insect populations inhabiting the Grand Canyon.  When asked what his biggest take away from his experience was, Koel responded, “That we are only visitors here.”
Mari Chang (VVS Class of ’24) spent 3 weeks at Columbia in New York City getting a taste of college life.  She took a class called “Confronting American -Isms.”  Mari shared her own experiences with racism in Sedona while teaching us how our words and actions matter.  The class afforded daily opportunities for personal reflection and growth.
Helping Hands for Housing
Helping Hands for Housing is the Sedona Educational Foundation's housing project on the campus of Big Park School. The C building will be transformed into housing units ranging from studio to one- and two-bedroom units for teachers and school district staff. This project will take all of our support. No school district funds will be used in the creation of this workforce housing and tax-deductible donations are being accepted. Please follow this link and choose "housing project" in the drop-down menu. The goal: 200 donors at $1,000 each to begin the process with architectural renderings, and constructions plans. Any questions, please reach out to Heather Hermen,
August 18, 2022
 Edition 5, Issue 3
President- Carolyn Martin
Immediate Past President- Heather Hermen
President Elect- 
Secretary- Sara Crosby-Hartman
Treasurer- Jeff Mahan
Rotary Foundation-Mark von Hoetzendorff 
Read more about the Rotary Foundation by clicking here.
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Upcoming Club Meetings and Events:
August 29th event cancelled 
Sept 1st, 7:30 a.m. Meeting @ our Garden:  See & learn about the Community Garden, Golf Extravaganza prep, and Finding Time Team Building with Susan 
Labor Day Weekend Vet Raffle
Monday, Sept 5th, 5 p.m. @ VVS Farm:  tour the farm and pizza with Interact
Sept 15th, 7:30 a.m. Meeting:  Golf Extravaganza Prep
Saturday, Sept 24th @ Oak Creek Country Club--ALL HANDS ON DECK
Monday, Sept 26th, 5 p.m. @ Eye Boutique--Golf Post-Mortem and appetizer potluck
Saturday, Oct 1st, 8-noon:  Monarch Migration Festival in the garden
Monday, Oct 3rd,  5 p.m.@ VVS with Interact! VVS School Tour and learn about being a legislator with Bob
Oct 6th @ 7:30 a.m. Meeting:  call for nominations for officers
Saturday, Oct 15th Garbage Grab! @ Red Rock Crossing w/ Oak Creek Watershed Council
Oct 20th @ 7:30 a.m. Meeting:  End Polio NOW
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Club Information
Sedona Village
Nurturing our communities through service
Thursdays at 7:30 AM
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25 W Saddlehorn Rd
Multi-Purpose Room (Journey Church meets here)
Sedona, AZ 86351
United States of America
First and Third Thursdays at 7:30 am
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Have questions, need more information, please contact the Club President: Carolyn Martin.