Microcredit Program
Abe Feder presented the club with the Microcredit Program. There are currently 30 Rotarians involved in the program in Arizona, working with Hermosillo and Nogales. The micro loans are given in the amount of $350-800 to help working people who have been in business at least 1 year. The loans help them with expansion projects and working capital. 
The loans are made to groups of 3-12 professionals. Loaning in a group setting like this encourages more support and the encouragement from a team to work hard, support one another, and succeed. If one defaults on the loan, the others pick up their loan. In theory, this practice shouldn't work, but it's been highly successful.
Some of the type of borrowers include: retail, agriculture, farmers, tortilla makers, bee keepers, restaurant owners and more. When the loans are being considered, Rotary makes it clear to the families, in order to be granted the loan, their children must remain in school and continue to get their education. 
This program is another way of focusing on helping the international community and impacting as many people in a positive way as possible. For more information, please contact Abe directly at 602-622-7289.
Garden Work Day- A Blooming Success!
Our September 26 Work Day at the Community Garden was a huge success! We welcomed 26 Rotarians and community volunteers. We painted, pulled and chopped weeds, cleaned the area and also prepared our indoor space. We hope to be meeting in room 108 at Big Park Community School very soon!
Save the date for the next Work Day: October 26, 8-12.
Congratulations to our club for being honored by Sedona Community Foundation!
October 1, 2020
Edition 3, Issue 7
President- Jennette Bill
Immediate Past President- Damian Bruno
President Elect- Heather Hermen
President Nominee- Carolyn Martin
Treasurer- Dennis Gregor
Secretary- Sara Crosby-Hartman
Sergeant-at-Arms- Lori Zaleski
Membership- Mark von Hoetzendorff
Rotary Foundation- Rob Schaefer
Youth Services- Holly Johnson
Public Relations- Miki Dzugan
Read more about the Rotary Foundation by clicking here.
Our September Happy Bucks were donated to the ShelterBox "Fourteener Project" and totaled: $397!
Wine Wednesday, 10/14 at Decanter
Joe & Jive Friday, 10/23 at Oak Creek Espresso.
Happy birthday to Harry Grossman, Ken Rouse, Carolyn Martin and Jennette Bill! They all had or have birthdays between September 25-October 12.
Happy September Rotarian Anniversary to Sara Crosby-Hartman: 6 years!
The next Garden Work Day is October 24, 8:00am-12:00pm, we'll be finishing the painting, building raised beds, and working on the compost site.
100 Holes of Golf is Saturday, November 7. Click here for more information.
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Club Information
Sedona Village
People of Action
Thursdays at 7:30 AM
Currently meeting via Zoom
690 Bell Rock Blvd.
Sedona, AZ 86351
United States of America
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Have questions, need more information, please contact the Club President: Jennette Bill.