Hope House
Today, we had the opportunity to hear from our very own club member, John Lothrop. John has worked hard for several years on the Hope House project.
This effort to help the homeless families with children in Sedona has quickly gained the support of the wider community. At any particular time there are 20-30+ homeless children in the Sedona-Oak Creek Unified School District. By working together with the school district, Hope House is able to serve some of our most vulnerable community members: our children.
Hope House operates under the values and beliefs of:
  • Homelessness is often temporary and can be overcome with personal healing, educational assistance, housing, and employment.
  • Accept the need to be accountable through appropriate structures for achieving high standards of competence and performance, done so in love and with dignity.
Hope House has achieved great success in their fundraising efforts and broke ground on their new home in Uptown Sedona over the summer. They have foundation in and the plans for a beautiful, yet compact home are in place. What a gift to the Sedona community! To find out more about this project, giving, and volunteer opportunities, please visit:
The time has come: the Golf Extravaganza is this Sunday! Will we see you there? Click here for more info.
Do you like watermelon? We do and we hope this beauty is as good as it looks. Join us Saturday, September 25, 7:00am-11:00am to clean up the garden beds and help Arizona Milkweeds for Monarchs with some work in the garden. If you plan to join in, please email: Heather.
September 16, 2021
Edition 4, Issue 6
President- Heather Hermen
Immediate Past President- Jennette Bill
President Elect- Carolyn Martin
Secretary- Sara Crosby-Hartman
Treasurer- Jeff Mahan
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.
Harry, AKA: Mr. Coffee, has our club all set up with a Keurig dispenser, jar for donations (coffee is $1 a cup), recycle set up for the coffee grounds, creamer, and more! Another reason to join us in person at the next meeting. Thank you, Harry!
"Three bad words in golf: still your shot." - Dave Marr
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Verde Valley School shared news about a student in need of help:
The Afghanistan situation is at our doorstep, and we can help!
Afsana Nawrozi is supposed to be experiencing her senior year in high school at Verde Valley School in Sedona.  But right now, she is in administrative limbo, no family or friends with her, at the US Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan.  Fortunately, she was able to escape the Taliban in time to make it that far; her family is still in Afghanistan...Afsana was on the Afghanistan National Mountain Biking team...  A female....  Can you imagine what must be going through her mind?  Her families' minds?
Afsana's visa was previously approved, but, for some reason, the US government has put it in "administrative review."  The faculty, staff, and students of Verde Valley School have written over 100 letters to the Arizona Senators.  Afsana would love it if we could help "pile on!"  
Handwritten/addressed letters may get more attention as opposed to an email.  But a follow up phone call....well, that's gets annoying!  
Please be sure to include the following information in all correspondence:
Full Name:  Afsana Nawrozi
Passport Number:  P02617808
Case Number:  AA00A2X5FJ
Interview Date:  13 July, 2021
And then please call:
Mark Kelly:  202-224-2235
Kyrsten Sinema:  202-224-4526
Committee Meeting Schedule:
Community Service & Fundraising Meeting: First Thursday, immediately following the club meeting. 8:30am.
Public Relations: First Friday, 8:00am, Contact Miki Dzugan.
International: Second Monday, 7:30am, Contact Winnie Muench.
Youth Services: beginning in September, second Tuesday, 8:00am, Contact Holly Johnson.
Board Meeting: Second Wednesday, 4:00pm, Contact Heather Hermen.
Charitable Fund: Second Wednesday, 5:00pm, Contact Jennette Bill.
Club Admin.: Second Thursday, 8:00am, Contact Carolyn Martin.
Membership: Second Thursday, immediately following the club meeting. 8:30am, Contact Mark von.
Interested in being a sponsor?
Download the website sponsorship guide
Club Information
Sedona Village
People of Action
Thursdays at 7:30 AM
Currently meeting hybrid
25 W Saddlehorn Rd
Room 108
Sedona, AZ 86351
United States of America
First and Third Thursdays at 7:30 am
District Site
Venue Map
Have questions, need more information, please contact the Club President: Jennette Bill.