The Howling Coyote Newsletter!

Edition 2, Issue 15

March 12, 2020


Welcome: PP Rob stood Up and In for President Damian who is traveling back from his sabbatical in Costa Rica. Rob welcomed all with a cheerful reminder of Rotary’s Vision, Theme and that RI President Mark Maloney is from Alabama.
Greeter: Carolyn was once again the Greeter. She greeted all with hand quick push of the hand sanitizer and a reminder to cough into your hands. Her thought of the day was “In light of the recent developments regarding the Coronavirus, I recommend we cancel our next meeting. Noncritical meetings expose people to unnecessary risk. Anyone with high blood pressure, diabetes, heart or lung issues, is considered high risk. Due to the number of tourists who some to Sedona, we should assume its already here! We need to be mindful that this virus lives on surfaces for up to three days. Frequent handwashing is essential to mitigating the spread.”    “. There was no raffle today since the Sgt At Arms was awol. There was one guest Heather Ainardi, who represented the Northern Arizona Healthcare Foundation, as was our speaker today. There were no visiting Rotarians except Jerry Curnow from Wisconsin who is here as a “snow bird, and does not any longer think he is a quest!!”
Coborca Polio Immunization Trip: Jerry Curnow reported back to the club regarding how his trip went to Immunize children against Polio in Corborca. Our club and Sedona  club provided $300 each to contribute to the purchase of healthcare related goods in Coborca. In total over $17000 was raised to contribute to Coborca by all who attended.  Jerry had some great pictures of the events at this immunization drive. This trip was first organized 30 years ago by 4 friends (Amigos) who quickly found they needed help and thus Rotary became involved and the word spread. 52 Rotarians and family members traveled to Mexico on this trip. Approximately 350 children (under 4 yrs old) were immunized. However…Jerry reported that it was not all work! The local Rotary clubs provided food, libations and entertainment well beyond the expected. In addition Jerry met other Rotarians and friends in Corborca. This is what Rotary International is all about. All in all, Jerry estimated that it cost him $175 personally to attend this immunization event. All other expenses were covered. A wonderful experience to see Rotary at work Internationally and Jerry strongly suggested that whoever has not attended a Rotary Immunization trip should do so.
Duck’s Feet:
            Interact: Russ reported that the Interact club at RRHS is active and planning their fundraiser
St Paddy’s Parade: prep on this Friday 3-13 5-7pm, parade is on sat 9:30 to 12. All Rotarians who can attend either the “get the float ready” event or the parade please do so…per Rob…our Float rep!!
Big Brothers: Russ also presented some info regarding the need for Mentors in the Big Brothers organization. Please call Russ if you are interested.
Grants: Rob (Charitable Fund President): Reported that the grants panel has been set up which consists of: Miki and Crystal. They will be reviewing grant requests received up to March 31st. Also the Charitable BOD awarded a $2000 grant to the Village Learning Center. That check will be presented by Rob at the 3-16th fundraiser dinner at JWine Bistro. It’s a sold out event.
Missoula Children’s Theater: Rachelle is Chair, no report at this time.
Village Blood Drive: scheduled for July 8th,  1-6pm at the VOCA Clubhouse. Crystal asked for volunteers. Half theneed is filled …but she needs more volunteers. Please let Cryss know if you are interested.
Pay Pal Readers: They have arrived and now we can look fairly official when we collect monies for our fundraisers! Yay…good work and tenacity Rob!!
Club President 2020-21: Rob had already announced that David Gill had to step down as president elect and resigned from our club for medical reasons and now we are looking for a replacement. There is plenty of help available to mentor and get the year moving . The Club BOD will be addressing this as a top priority at the next BOD meeting March 17.
Coming Attractions:
            3-13/14         St patricks parade
            3-17   Club BOD mtg
            3-25   Char Fund BOD mtg
            3-26   Club Mtg
            4-9      Club Mtg
            4-14   Club BOD mtg
            4-23   Club Mtg
            4-25   District Leadership Academy:  Black Cyn Conf facility in Phoenix
            5-2      Sedona RC: Chili Cook Off
            5-9      Community Picnic
            June   Missoula Children’s Theater (date to be announced soon)
            6-27   District Conf Phoenix
            7-8      Village Blood Drive  VOCA Clubhouse
Program: Heather Ainardi was filling in for Matt Brasmer who had a family emergency. The NAZH Foundation raises money tom focus on the whole person. Their immediate focus is on the Corona Virus-19. NAH is already working and collaborating with CDC and WHO in Arizona and nationally to make sure Arizona is prepared for the virus.
Sources of funding for the AZH Foundation are: private donations, grant awards, deferred gifts, and fundraising events. Last year NAH Foundation awarded $1.5 million in grants. The geographic area served by NAH is the Verde Valley North to the state borders.

We adjourned at 8:20.



Scribe: Mark

Greeter Schedule:
President- Damian Bruno
President Elect- David Gill
Treasurer- Miki Dzugan
Secretary- Bonnie Best
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
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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 of America
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Have questions, need more information, please contact the Club President: Damian Bruno