District Governor
We welcomed District Governor, Elizabeth Mahoney, a 10 year Rotarian, to our club as our guest speaker.
She shared some words of congratulations to our club about serving the community, not just serving one another, but caring for the community. Especially during this time of Covid, the caring for community is more important than ever. 
Elizabeth also recognized Jennette, as our club president, receiving the Community Service Award from the Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona. She recognized our club for our efforts in giving, Adopt a Family, and the Community Garden.
Then, the challenge: what does our giving and impact mean to ALL beneficiaries? The reason this question was posed is because of the experience she shared:
Elizabeth has a rule when there is an amazing opportunity- say YES! She took a trip to Africa with the Crutches 4 Africa program. She traveled with teenagers from around Arizona she met for the first time when they arrived at the airport to leave. They provided crutches and wheelchairs to those in need. What they noticed was a woman who had polio from the age of 4 and was literally on the ground since she was 4 years old. The high school students couldn't leave her that way. They walked 5 miles to the van to get a remaining wheelchair for her. She was then mobile at the age of 44 and her life was changed in an instant. 
That opened an opportunity for that woman: dignity and freedom! Our club was able to help because of our contributions.
Elizabeth's shared experiences were inspirational, emotional, and couldn't help but motivate the listener to action. Elizabeth's reminder to us, in Rotary we do the work, it's ok to pause and share the impact of what we've done.
We invite you to listen and watch the meeting via Zoom by visiting this link and entering the password: &@0.Oi.7.
Happy birthday to: Danielle & Phong!
January 21, 2021
Edition 3, Issue 12
President- Jennette Bill
Immediate Past President- Damian Bruno
President Elect- Heather Hermen
President Nominee- Carolyn Martin
Secretary- Sara Crosby-Hartman
Sergeant-at-Arms- Lori Zaleski
Treasurer- Matt Helm
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.
Congratulations Mark Von for 37 years in Rotary! 37 looks good on you.
Welcome to the club Judy and Bob! We're pleased to have such enthusiastic new members. Smiles all around when these two were inducted via Zoom at the meeting.
Look for Judy at the Community Garden- she's a hard worker and you can tell she's smiling under that mask when you see her. She's a mother, wife, daughter, grandmother, genealogist, teacher, camp director, gardener, traveler, and explorer. We can't wait to explore and garden with Judy!
Bob has been married for 60 years! He and his wife have two sons, one is an engineer, and the other a K9 officer. He's been in Arizona since 1962. He has a long history of serving in the state of Arizona with 8 years in the Corporation Commission. He loves to cycle and his dog Koko. We look forward to learning from Bob and his wealth of knowledge!
Join in on the fun- come to a work day at the Garden!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS for the next Community Garden Work Days:
Saturday, February 6, 9:00am-12:00pm
Monday, February 15, 9:00am-12:00pm
Sunday, February 21, 9:00am-12:00pm
SAVE THE DATE: We're planning a seed and plant sale with Verde Valley School at the Garden on Saturday, March 13. More details to come!
Interested in being a sponsor?
Download the website sponsorship guide
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.