The Howling Coyote Newsletter!
Edition 2, Issue 11
January 9, 2020


Welcome: Damian brought the raucous crowd to some order following the Holiday break!  The bell rang and he announced our President Mark Maloney is still President, and the RI theme is “Rotary Connects the World.”

Greeter: Carolyn Martin provided her “Thought of the Day”, “Have a Great Day!” and continued on leading in The Pledge and The 4 way Test.

Guests: DG David Simmer, Ken Rouse, and Jerry Curnow.

Happy Birthdays: Danielle…soon!

Happy Bucks:

From several members: what a wonderful Holiday they had with family and friends.

Danielle: She and Damian are #1 Brokers at Coldwell Bankers Residential Real Estate for 2019

Mel: Daughter working from home and more available than previous job.

John L.: Wife’s foot finally healing 7 months so far!!

Robin: Glad we will have a Super Bowl without the Patriots

Russ: Good news from Heather, her surgery was successful and she is on the mend.

David S: Issy’s birthday is today…..Patriots have won 6 out of the last 19, and will return!


The Rotary Foundation (TRF):  TRF ranked #1 out of 8000 charities evaluated by Charity Navigator. DG David: Provided a short overview of the TRF how we can support the various ways of giving thru our contributions:

            Annual Fund: SHARE: 50% to World Fund (6 focus areas)

50% to District Fund (matching Grants)

Endowment Fund (Funds invested in perpetuity)

Polio Plus (funds used exclusively for eradication of Polio)

For more detail go to the District website ( and under the Foundation tab you will find detail regarding each fund.

Rotary Recognition for Giving:

David also provided a list of honors members receive after contributing:

            -Sustaining Members: $100 each year

            -Paul Harris Fellow (PHF): $1000 of aggregate contributions over time (can be $ and points)

            -Paul Harris Society: $1000 each year

            -Benefactor: TRF included in your estate plan

            -Bequest Society: TRF included in Estate Plan of minimum $10,000

            -Major Donor: $10K  ….and +

David then honored two members for their contributions:

            Major Donor: Rob and Alix Schaefer

            PHF +7: Jennette Bill


Blazin Books: Jennette-To be held at Blazin M Ranch January 23rd

Run Sedona: Crystal presented the details around this 2-1 event: After consideration the membership decided to defer our involvement to 2021.

            Grocery Grab: Danielle provided an overview: expenses=$550, Net to school=$3364, net to RCSV=$3364…great fundraiser.

            Club Fundraising Goal: Damian reminded us that our club fundraising goal is $10,000 for 2019/20. YTD: $7468 or 75% of goal

Hilton Hotel involvement: David G. provided an overview of his current communications with the Hilton Hotel…and a little history about their support for fundraisers. More to come.

RCSV Grant revision proposal: Rob had emailed the full application and subsequent concerns to the full membership January 2nd. He asked flor further questions: There were none. The membership approved the 2020 Grant Application as submitted.

Rotary Chat: we will continue to meet NOT at Rotten Johnnies (they no longer serve breakfast) but at Oak Creek Expresso 8am on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month. All are welcome to attend, discuss Rotary issues, concerns, plans etc.

Rotary Leadership Institute: Meeting in Phoenix Feb 8th. Board Members, PE and PNs are highly encouraged to attend by carpool. One day experience to truly understand what Rotary is about, learn about your new job in Rotary, and meet other clubs and people who will be doing what you will be doing in 2020/21.

Outline for club leadership opportunities rest of Year: Damian reviewed some plans and opportunities for members to get involved for the next 6 months:

-Moonlight Madness:   Open

-Village Business Social:  Open

-Community Fundraising Ideas: Open

-PR Committee Chair: Open

-BOD Secretary: Open


The meeting was adjourned at 8:32

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
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Club banner from Puerto Penasco. Damian visited and swapped banners.
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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