Up to Date
  • Happy August Birthdays: Miki on the 7th and Rob on the 12th!
  • COVID Corner:  Garey is out, but Robin is in.  So far, Mark is behaving.
  • Committees are now called Teams; Chairs are now called Captains.  If you hear Carolyn mislabel either, you are to fine her $10 per offense, payable to the club operating budget!
  • The next time someone asks you what our Club is all about, please respond with our new motto:  "nurturing our communities through service."
  • Mike Wagner has resigned from the Club for personal reasons.  We wish him well!
  • Lots of happiness to go around!  Members donated $201 toward 2022 Project School Bell, to provide school supplies and clothes to 15 homeless students.  You'll have another opportunity to contribute at our next meeting on August 18th!
Imagine:  Meetings within Meetings!
The room was abuzz with ideas and energy with team breakout sessions during the meeting!  Each member selected a home team and work began.  Co-Captains were selected and discussion of the assigned Visioning Goals got underway.  The Youth Services Team was way ahead of the game, meeting in July, as the entire team was out of town except for Carol and Ernie.  Once Co-Captains Holly and Russ return, they will tackle their ongoing projects and goals.
The International Team, led by Co-Captains Winnie and Garey, along with Sara and Chuck, moved quickly on our action plan to increase our impact.  They will formally establish a community partnership with Sedona International City of Peace (SICOP)!  In joining with SICOP, our club is also partnering with the Rotary Club of Sedona (RCS).  RCS has supported SICOP for the last five years with the Human Library Project.  
Co-Captains Heather and Robert got the Community Service/PR Team down to business with their five Action Plan Goals.  The goal of a donor appreciation event to help us increase our ability to adapt sparked a robust discussion.  The team requests that the membership reconsider this goal.  Watch for an email survey relating to this and another item from the Administration/Membership Team.
One of the Administration/Membership Team's goals is to get our membership to 50 in three years.  Lynn, Miki, Susan, and Harry, with input from Carol and Ernie, launched into a flurry of ideas.  Time ran out before Co-Captains were named.  But the team wants to strike while the iron is hot!  If you're interested in brainstorming this topic or joining this team, please join the Admin/Membership Team from 7:30-8:30 a.m., on Thursday, August 11th at Oak Creek Espresso!
With the overwhelming positive feedback, look for Meetings Within Meetings to return to our regular schedule!
Starting Our Second Service Project
Sedona Area Homeless Alliance (SAHA) is working on a new project, and we get to be a part of it! With over 1,000 homeless individuals in the Sedona Verde Valley area, more displaced community members are around us daily. Many of these displaced neighbors are students. With nearly 170 in the Mingus High School, 40 at Red Rock High School, and many others too proud to share, some of our most vulnerable neighbors are kids. SAHA has a new project: Operation Bed Roll. 
We need grocery bags, clean and ready to be cut, and anyone interested in creating plarn (plastic yarn). Attached is a detailed instruction sheet with how to cut the plastic bags.  We'll be having a meet up in the near future to cut, tie, and chat while we work to help the SAHA meet their goal: 100,000 bags collected for 100 bed rolls by summer 2023!
2022-2023 Calendar
August 18th, 7:30 a.m. Meeting @ Red Rock Café--Hear from scholarship recipients; Social Media tutorial
August 22nd, location/time TBD--Finding Time Teambuilding with Susan Turner--as long as she doesn't have jury duty!
Sept 1st, 7:30 a.m. Meeting @ our Community Garden--Learn what's happening there and Golf Extravaganza prep
Labor Day Weekend Vet Raffle
Monday, Sept 5th @ VVS Farm, late afternoon time TBD--Tour the farm and enjoy Farmer Mike's pizza!
Sept 15th, 7:30 a.m. Meeting--Golf Extravaganza prep
Sept 24th--Golf Extravaganza! at Oak Creek Country Club--All hands on deck!
Monday, Sept 26th, location/time TBD:  Golf Post-Mortem
Monday, Oct 3rd 5 p.m. @ VVS with Interact!--Getting your legislators’ attention and update on the APS Supreme Court case with Bob Burns; VVS school tour
Oct 6th @ 7:30 a.m. Meeting
Saturday, Oct 15th Garbage Grab! at Red Rock Crossing
Oct 20th @ 7:30 a.m. Meeting
August 4, 2022; 
Edition 5, Issue 2
President- Carolyn Martin
Immediate Past President- Heather Hermen
President Elect- 
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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Captains will be determining the new meeting schedule shortly.  Stay tuned!
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Club Information
Sedona Village
People of Action
Thursdays at 7:30 AM
Meeting hybrid when possible.
25 W Saddlehorn Rd
Multi-Purpose Room (Journey Church meets here)
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: Carolyn Martin.