The Howling Coyote Newsletter!
Edition 2, Issue 9
November 14, 2019


Welcome: Damian rang the bell and called everyone to attention. He recited the Rotary mission and That mark Maloney is the RI president from Decatur Georgia! Our theme for this year is “Rotary Connects the World.”

Greeter: Rachelle Jarvis was the Greeter and lead us in the pledge and the 4 Way test…really 5 Way Test. She introduced a guest, Jerry Curnow. We had no visiting Rotarians. Her thought of the day was: “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the things it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” Maya Angelou

Guests: Jerry Curnow, Sharee Sheets (Shelter Box)

Happy Birthdays: Mel Upp and Robin Von

Happy Bucks:

            Rob: A beautiful Fall

            Danielle: Something about surviving…had to do with Dante???

            Sara: Another Grandson

            Jennette: Welcomed new knee, New baby is Australia, and announced a Mata Ortiz party at 12-12 meeting

            Mark: Thx to all that helped at 311 Lindsay Clean up, and to those who brought food to the Halloween Party…50 lbs of food donated!

In addition: (and Mark missed this publicly) Bonnie has done a wonderful job cleaning up the Club Runner data and member pics, as well as publishing the newsletter on the website. Thanks Bonnie!!

David G: Future Chef a success: Some 40 attended and it looks like a annual fundraiser, and for Danielle for leading the Grocery Grab. Many thanks to J Wine Bistro for their   support both financially and for a fine dinner.

            Harry: Habitat for Humanity needs envelope stuffers…  call Harry for details

            John L.: Hope House, property sellers backed out, found new property, City will buy and sell  back when funds raised.


Halloween Party:  Mark and Robin held our Club’s first Halloween Party, Oct 26th. There were approx. (people came and left…and some came back) 25 in attendance. Prizes were handed out for best costume, no one brought carved pumpkins, and the jokes didn’t deserve a prize! A wonderful time was had by all…until shortly before midnight!!

            Future Chef: David announced the final results of this wonderful dinner: $4300 net to The RCSV Charitable Fund

            Grocery Grab: Danielle took us through the details. This fundraiser supports local kids to travel to play music at Carnegie Hall.

 Has a sign up sheet (2 hr shifts) need sign ups now for next few days until 12-1

12-13 sponsors signed up

Dec 14th is the event at Clarks grocery

Dec 8th winner for drawing picked at a concert at Charter School

50% of proceeds go to school, 50% to RCSV Charitable Fund

Marketing in RR News and social media

All members need to sell tickets 10 Tickets each: Rotarians cannot win

Veterans Day: Held at Sedona Winds Nov 11th: Jack Harris and wife Connie were in the lead on this Community event. Approx. 40 attended, 10 Rotarians. Piano music was provided by Louis Landon. Jack and Connie handed out gifts of appreciation to the Sedona Winds attendees. Veterans were saluted. A local Boy Scout Troop from Sedona presented the Flags and we said the pledge. A wonderful event and the Sedona Winds people seemed most appreciative.

311 Lindsay Way Community Cleanup Project: This event was a huge success. Some 15 Rotarians participated, 10 neighbors and 6 Firemen helped clean up (2-40 yd dumpsters filled to the brim) on Nov 2nd and 9th. This not only helped a man in serious need of help, reduced a significant neighborhood fire trap, but also helped announce to the neighborhood what Sedona Village Rotary is about. We met some new folks and that also helped spread the word about Rotary. In addition, and most importantly, this project helped the club meet its obligation to preform a significant Community Service project, hand in hand, with sweat and dirty clothes…and lots of homemade goodies and drinks. All said and done, the club membership enjoyed their efforts and time together.

Club Holiday Party: At the Gill’s home: Dec 13th. Details to be emailed.

The Rotary Foundation: John, as Foundation Chair, proudly announced, with Rob Schaefer at his side, that Rob had donated enough to The Rotary Foundation, for a 6th level Paul Harris pin and recognition by The Rotary Foundation!! Thank you Rob for your support of The Foundation.

Program: Sharee Sheets was he presenter for today’s program: Shelter Box is a Charity endorsed but independent of Rotary International. There are several kinds of boxes…fit a for different kinds of disasters and needs. A shelter box costs $1000, and a Shelter kit $100.. Boxes are now distributed to Nigeria, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Syria, and Somalia. Boxes have been provided to 1.6M people, in 100 countries, and placed in 300 disasters. A wonderful program that has been effective for over 20+ years. Thank you Sharee for an excellent program. More can be seen on their website:

Feb 27, 2020
Sedona Chamber Ballet
Mar 12, 2020
Northern Arizona Healthcare Foundation
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Greeter Schedule:
Gerri Beaudin- 9/26
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