The Howling Coyote Newsletter!
Edition 2, Issue 2
July 25
Your fearless leaders for the coming year!
Welcome: Delirious Damian (almost one month as President) called the meeting to order precisely at 8:30 by ringing the Club bell…..without hitting his fingers!!!. He quickly called on the Greeter, Ernie Schlichtemeier to lead the membership in the usual Pledge, 4 Way Test and Thought of the Day which was: “The best part of every journey is the people you meet along the way!”
Damian announced that the RI President is Mark Maloney from Alabama, and the Theme for this year is “Rotary Connects The World”.
Ron Rouse
Debbie Chanel
Visiting Rotarians:
DG David Simmer
Asst Gov Donna Hawk
Majorie Wright -Sun Lakes RC
There was a man from the same club whose name I missed and he did not sign in.
Happy Bucks:
No birthdays celebrated today. Jennette had many 1 dollar bills and celebrated many good things: Natalia Lisanova, traveling in the past and future, Friendship exchange the 29th…..Mel told us about his trip to his old club in San Bernardino and presenting his new club banner, David S. happy to have only 66 club visits left!, Ron R. glad to hear David and Betty are almost home, safely, from their epic journey to Peru and Argentina. Betty is feeling much better., Mark-Tristan is home safely…eating Belgium Chocolate! Thank you Jennette for bringing some “couth” to rural AZ with the wonderful Piano concert with Natalia. Cindy Parker, back from a cruise to Sweden and picking up her daughter Miranda from a year as a Rotary Youth Exchange student in Sweden.
Raffle: John Lothrop won a gift certificate to Oak Creek Expresso.
Club Activities: 
Aussie Friendship Lunch Monday July 29th at noon Bills Residence
Blood Drive August 14th 12-5pm
Oak Creek cleanup with OCWC  and Sedona XYZ Labor Day September 2nd 8:30 -10:00 am.
Taste of the Village October 5th 
Future Chef TBD
Sedona Winds Veterans Day Program November 11th.
Awards: TRF (The Rotary Foundation) Awards: Presented to Chuck Marr (Level 2) and Rob Schaefer (level 1) for Paul Harris Fellow contributions. Mark and Robin for becoming Level 3 Bequest Society Members. “Rotary Connects The World” pin and certificate: Presented to Jennette by DG David for her continuing work in International relations (Natalia Lisanova piano concert) and becoming the District Youth Services Director after a long time YE area coordinator and liaison with the District.
Aug 08, 2019
A Thought Leadership Group for Sedona's Next Generation
Aug 22, 2019
2019/20 Exchange Student from Belgium
Sep 12, 2019
Mexico Micro-Credit Project
View entire list
Greeter Schedule:
Holly Johnson- 8/8
John Lothrop- 8/22
Peg Schlichtemeier- 9/12
Robin von H.- 9/26
Upcoming Events: 
7/11- Club Meeting
President- Damian Bruno
President Elect- Heather Hermen
President Nominee- Carolyn Martin
Treasurer- Miki Dzugan
Secretary- Amy Montgomery
Sergeant-at-Arms- Harry Grossman
Membership- Mark von Hoetzendorff
Rotary Foundation- John Lothrop
Vocational Services- Fred Mast
Youth Services- Russ Snider
Read more about the Rotary Foundation by clicking here.
Club banner from Puerto Penasco. Damian visited and swapped banners.
Russell Hampton
ClubRunner Mobile
The Club Welcomed the District Governor
DG David’s presentation: David focused on the Rotary Foundation. Sine May 2018 he has visited 150+ clubs. He loves being the Dg because he is living the dream. He primarily wants to serve the clubs and help where he and his team can. He provided the perspective that there are:
2.5 billion people who don’t have access to clean water.
That a $200 loan in Mexico will create a new sustainable business.
That the Navajo water project is a wonderful project serving people who are our neighbors…who don’t have access to water.
And he went on to cite a few more dramatic problems that only Rotary can fix….because of our size, and impact on the world, low admin costs for TRF, and that we are trusted throughout the world. The Rotary Foundation is ranked 8thamong all of the world’s charities, and recognized by CNBC as the 3rdbest charity in the world for maintaining high standards of financial health, accountability, and transparency of reporting. Rotary is known TO SOLVE THE BIGGEST PROBLEMS ON THE PLANET. It’s a powerful organization that gets it done…inexpensively. But that only happens when members donate to the Rotary Foundation, not necessarily the club foundation. TRF is an effective organization that manages your contributions very well. Then 3 years they invest your money, 50% comes back to the District which shares that with the clubs thru District grants. Sooooo….your contribution is invested BOTH in International and community projects that our club chooses!!
Grants must be directed by TRF’s 6 Focus Areas: Literacy, maternal health care, clean water and sanitation, community and economic development, disease prevention and treatment. These 5 focus areas lead to the 6th area of focus Peace…which cannot happen when one of these areas is limited. Through Rotary and its organizational structure, Clubs, Districts and Zones, projects can be managed, giving and receiving clubs are accountable, and projects are sustained effectively.
On a District level David is focusing on 2 areas: “Rotary Direct” and the “Connect Thru Giving” Campaign. Rotary Direct is giving automatically thru your bank on a regular basis: monthly, quarterly or annually. This takes the pain out of writing a monthly check or bringing cash to a meeting.  This process saves staff admin costs at TRF and marketing expense on an annual basis. There will be awards for the clubs with highest % participation, small club and large clubs, with many ways to win one of the 6 awards. The awards are in the form of District funds that come back from TRF, to be used in your community. 
The “Connect Thru Giving Campaign” asks that a donor to provide $10,000 of new donation money to TRF. That can be done in several ways, a bequest, IRA, 401K, estate trust….many, many options. The District goal is to raise $2 Million dollars. We are well on our way at $1.2 million pledged to date. The celebration for those that participate will be held June 25thin Phoenix at the Sanctuary Resort. It will be a very special dinner to recognize the contributors and what TRF will do with the money. 
New Member: Although Jennette  Bill needs no introduction to the club, she has transferred from Sedona RC to Sedona Village as of 7-1-19. She already is a very valuable member with her experience and energy adds a great deal to our club already. Mark presented her an official badge. Welcome Jennette!
DG meeting with BOD:Damian hit the bell at 8:30 and we were adjourned. The Board met with DG David for a half hour following the regular meeting to review current programs and goals for this Rotary year.
Scribe: Mark von H.
Club Information
Sedona Village
Service Above Self
Second and fourth Thursdays at 7:30 am
Oakcreek Country Club-Redstone Grill
690 Bell Rock Blvd.
Sedona, AZ  86351
United States
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Have questions, need more information, please contact the Club President: Rob Schaefer.