Up to Date
  • Condolences to Harvey Grady who lost his wife earlier this month. Donations can be made to
  • Lots of love for John, whose son is in long term care in Colorado.
  • Chuck spoke about visiting the Yavapai College Skilled Trades Center on February 10, from 11 am to 1 pm. RSVP to
  • The Verde Valley Club is gearing up for the Prom Closet. Click here to volunteer; or email President Lynette at
  • Ladies mark your calendar for March 8 from 11 to 1:30 for International Women's Day Luncheon at Poco Diablo. Watch for an invitation from Heather.
  • Mark reviewed Rotary Foundation's many programs. These include: Peace Fellowships, Rotary Community Corps, Rotary Youth Exchange, New Generations Service Exchange, Grants and Scholarships.
Armenian Troupe Set to Arrive
Reunite Cultures Fund arrives in the Verde Valley in February!  Sixteen Armenian young-adults will be performing for the students of the Sedona Oak-Creek School District during the day and will end with a public performance at SPAC on Thursday, February 2nd at 7 p.m.  Please contact Winnie at to help provide food for the potluck on February 1st at 5:30 p.m. at the Methodist Church or if you or someone you know is willing to house 2-4 guests and provide breakfast.
Our club has been trying to bring this cultural exchange program to Sedona for over two years.  Jennette and Winnie secured a $9900 grant from the City of Sedona to provide the seed funds for this important event.  The Club's goal has been to make this a self-sustaining, annual international experience.  To make this a reality, we need everyone to do their part.  Please talk with Winnie to learn how you can help! Plan to attend and bring your friends!
Welcome Back, Kommer!
Dr. Curt Kommer, known for his portrayal of Joe in Lilly, put on his physician hat to share his tips on getting older and resilience. Quoting Bette Davis, he said, “Aging is not for sissies.” However he shared many things that we can do to live better and be happier as elders. Dr. Kommer gave us plenty of opportunities to practice his advice to find things to smile and laugh about! Other key points included:
• Learn new things and vary your routine.
• Avoid isolation. Talk to people. Participate in activities.
• Loving relationships are probably the most important. Take an interest in others or something. Family, pets, friends. Aldus Huxley famously said, “Love, the last defense against old age.”
Dr. Kommer wrapped-up by noting Rotary International’s last motto, “Service Above Self,” and the current “People of Action.” He observed, “Rotary is the magic elixir to aging.”
January 19, 2023; 
Edition 5, Issue 13
President- Carolyn Martin
Immediate Past President- Heather Hermen
President Elect- Robert Wright
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 Meetings and Events:
  • Feb 1st @ 5:30 p.m. @ United Methodist Church:  POTLUCK
  • Feb 2nd @ 7:30 a.m. Meeting CANCELLED
  • Feb 8th @ 4:30-6 p.m. @ Rotten Johnny's:  ENDGAMES
  • Feb 10th @ 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. @ Yavapai College Skilled Trades Center:  tour
  • Feb 13th @ 5 - 6 p.m. @ Eye Boutique:  By Laws meeting
  • Feb 16th @ 7:30 a.m. Meeting:  RYLA attendees
  • Feb 23rd @ 7:30 a.m. Service Project @ Manzanita Outreach 
  • Week of Feb 27th:  Verde Valley Club's PROM CLOSET
Club Information
Nurturing our communities through service
Thursdays at 7:30 AM
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25 W Saddlehorn Rd
Music Room @ Big Park School
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.