The Howling Coyote Newsletter!
Edition 2, Issue 3
August 8
Welcome back David Gill- we missed you!
Welcome: Determined Damian brought the raucous group together about 5 minutes into the “regular” start time of 7:30! Too many vacations and events to quiet the membership down. He hit the bell…kinda…a little timid for this scribe’s liking. He called upon the Greeter Holly Johnson to lead the membership in the Pledge, 4 Way test and Thought of the Day which was: “Don’t let yesterday take too much of today!” 
Guests: Ken Rouse (who promises to become a Rotarian “soon!”, Debbie Chanel-Gregor (to be inducted into membership today), and Rachelle Jarvis our local Vet who is applying for membership and went through Orientation 8-7, and  Omar Kenney, speaker for today, introducing The XYZ Organization.
Visiting Rotarians: Marge Wright, Sun Lakes RC
Happy Bucks:
It was Miki and Rob’s birthday and were appropriately serenaded with the Happy Birthday song.
Mel: Thanks to Holly for picking him up for the meeting
Holly: Thanks for a very long trip of 6 weeks.
Omar Kinney: Thanks to the RC of Sedona Village and all they do for this community.
Robin: Thanks to Debbie C-G for joining the club.
Lori: Had several-birthdays, Miki for her leadership on Taste and others
Dennis: Been on “injured reserve” “establishing a new business, these past few months promises to attend mtgs more regularly
Jack: thanks to Miki for her work on Taste
Damian: Thankful that school is open, and Dante is again in school, David and Betty back from their arduous trip, thank you Taste committee for long hours and leadership
David: Thankful for Rotarian support during his and Betty’s trip to Argentina and Peru.
If there were others my apologies…but time flies and my handwriting starts to lose coherency.
The raffle gift was presented by Holly which was a Gewurztraminer wine. Lori (a non wine drinker) won and promised to share with the Wino Chicks in the corner booth. Rotary teamwork at its finest!!
Oct 24, 2019
Nov 14, 2019
Shelter Box USA
Dec 12, 2019
Equine Therapy for Veterans
View entire list
Greeter Schedule:
Holly Johnson- 8/8
John Lothrop- 8/22
Peg Schlichtemeier- 9/12
Robin von H.- 9/26
Upcoming Events: 
7/11- Club Meeting
President- Damian Bruno
President Elect- Heather Hermen
Treasurer- Miki Dzugan
Secretary- Amy Montgomery
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
ClubRunner Mobile
Donation presentation: Verde Valley Sanctuary was presented with a check for $1500. This money was raised as a result of two our members leading a piano recital a couple of weeks ago which 70 VOC residents and many Rotarians. David Hanke and Tracy McConnell accepted the check on behalf of VVS.
Blood Drive: Cryss Hoyle presented the details around the Aug 14thBlood Drive. Held at VOCA mtg room, 12-5pm. Needs help setting up and coordination.
Oak Creek Clean Up: Sept 2nd, 8:30-10:00. Location is as follows take Verde Valley School Rd all the way to the end of the dirt road portion and park in the second dirt parking lot right next Baldwin Trail.  We will team up with Oak CreekWatershed Council and Sedona XYZ for the event. OCWC brings all the tools we just need to show up and clean up! Afterwards join us for a Ice Cream Social at Rocky Road Ice Cream.Starts at 10:30 am. Free Ice cream for the volunteers
New Member Induction: Debbie Chanel-Gregor was inducted into our club today. Robin is her sponsor. Debbie comes from Chicago, her husband Dennis is alreadya member of our club. Debbie occupation is Residential Real Estate. Welcome Debbie!!
Taste of the Village: Miki gave a short review that the committee, in spite of many hours contacting restaurants, obtaining some sponsorships and Silent Auction donations, that we just ran into too many obstacles to be successful. So Taste scheduled for Oct 5thhas been cancelled.
Imagination Library: Robin submitted a request from the District for a matching grant which she received a check for $1000 to match our money as a donation to I.L.
Past President Minute: Rob had several Awards and commendations to present: Holly for her work for Youth Service, and David Gill for his work on the Club Board of Directors, and being very creative and pushing the club into trying and doing new things and ideas.
Presidents Trip to Mexico: Damian visited a Rotary Club in Puerto Penasco Mexico, shared our Banner and discussed and viewed projects. Very educational for the whole family.
Sedona Village Facebook: Damian strongly urged all members to like our FACEBOOK page as it will help the club promote events and the club in general. You can like and follow the page here
Program: Omar Kenney presented a very good program on the “Sedona XYZ organization”. XYZ stands for the generations of people born in the X: (1965-1976), Y: 1977-1995), and Z: (1996 forward). The members are composed of business owners, entrepreneurs, and professionals. The goal is to have a collective voice in both the City of Sedona and the Village of oak Creek. The membership is very diverse, economically, gender, race and age. They want to promote a sustainable community, support new businesses (entrepreneurs). They meet monthly but not in August due to vacations and school starting etc. They now have attendees of 15-30 at their meetings. They meet the 3rdWeds monthly at various locations. Their FACEBOOK page will provide details. Those outside these generations can join as well. Their accomplishments: encouraged a City Council debate, Civic engagement team, have speakers at each meeting, have spoken at various groups throughout Sedona and Village. They basically get people in these generation and those outside to come together and communicate regarding the community issues facing Sedona and the Village. A most interesting program.
We had a great meeting…full of energy and information about what our Rotary Club is and will accomplish in the near term. Please review our activities on our webpage.
Scribe: Mark von H.
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
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Have questions, need more information, please contact the Club President: Damian Bruno