Installation Dinner and Honors

Jennette Bill takes the gavel

Past President Tim Ernster passes the gavel to new President Jennette Bill during the club's Installation Dinner held June 28 at Sedona Rouge. Jennette lauded Tim for an incredible year of leadership. "You gave us a lot of love and a lot of care," she  said. Likening the year ahead to a garden, Jennette said she is here to serve the club and to serve Rotary. She  added, the seeds from one garden are growing great leaders. "I'm looking forward to working with you," she said. One by one, Jennette announced the 2016/17 officers, directors, and committee chairs. Thanking them for their service, she said "Put your garden gloves on and let's serve Rotary." For the list of officers, directors, and chairs, please go to http://sedonarotary.org/ClubExecutives.
 

Harvey Grady receives Paul Harris Make-A-Difference Award

During the club's Installation Dinner, Past President Tim Ernster presented Harvey Grady with this year's prestigious Paul Harris Make-A-Difference Award. Tim said Harvey, nominated by Rotarian Jerry Wesch, was chosen from 22 nominations. A native Arizonan, Harvey has lived in Sedona for 20 years, and as Founder and President/CEO for Cornucopia Community Advocates, he has spent the past 15 years making the Verde Valley a better place. In 2009, Harvey said "hunger became my core issue." That's when he founded the Yavapai Food Council to provide the Verde Valley with leadership and guidance toward eliminating hunger and creating a sustainable food system.  In addition to his award, Tim presented him with a "Gift to the World" pin. "Thanks so much," Harvey said. "I really appreciate this." His wife Julie also attended the event. For more information about the Food Council go to: http://yavapaifoodcouncil.org/  You can also watch Harvey's video shown at the dinner here: https://youtu.be/hkY3ql--lpU.
 
 

Tim Ernster gives accolades to many who made his term a success

"We had a great year. We had fun," Past President Tim Ernster said. "Service above self means so much to me because that's what this club does. Living by that test I see passion and dedication and selfless sacrifice." Tim reviewed just some of the great work the club and its members are doing: helping to eradicate polio around the world; expansion of the Imagination Library to the Verde Valley; International Committee doing so much for the world; the Membership Committee and other club Rotarians bringing in new members who are stepping up. "It's been a wonderful year for me. I can't say enough for what everyone has done. I thank you from the bottom of my heart." New President Jennette Bill presented Tim with his Past President pin and thanked him for a wonderful year of accomplishments and leadership.
 
Dick Youngberg receives the Silent Rotarian Award. Tim Ernster thanked Dick for leading the Foundation and International Service Committees. - See more at: http://www.sedonarotary.org/PhotoAlbums/installation-dinner#sthash.23xZs2eB.dpuf
Dick Youngberg receives the Silent Rotarian Award. Tim Ernster thanked Dick for leading the Foundation and International Service Committees. - See more at: http://www.sedonarotary.org/PhotoAlbums/installation-dinner#sthash.23xZs2eB.dpuf
Dick Youngberg receives the Silent Rotarian Award. Tim Ernster thanked Dick for leading the Foundation and International Service Committees. - See more at: http://www.sedonarotary.org/PhotoAlbums/installation-dinner#sthash.23xZs2eB.dpuf
Dick Youngberg received the Silent Rotarian Award. Tim thanked Dick for leading the Foundation and the International Services Committees.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
David Simmer,  Assistant District 5490 Governor was awarded the first Rotarian of the Year Award. Tim praised David for his visionary work in expanding the Imagination Library in the Verde Valley.
 
Join Us Tuesday
If you are a visiting Rotarian,  make up at our club on Tuesday noon at:
 
Relics Restaurant, 3235 W. Highway 89A
The front is not open; park in back and use the side door.
 
We have a great group and have interesting fun-filled programs. Bring a banner if you have one. If not, you may become part of the fun!
 
Speakers
Jul 26, 2016
Jacqueline Smoller
Casa Children's Center
Aug 02, 2016
Mayor Sandy Moriarty
Sedona Update
Aug 09, 2016
Club Assembly
Committee Reports
 
The Rotary Club of Sedona's Mission is to enhance community through service, teamwork and friendship. - See more at: http://sedonarotary.org/#sthash.p8FAoShV.dpuf
The Rotary Club of Sedona's Mission is to enhance community through service, teamwork and friendship.
 
 
 
Contact Sedona Rotary
Phone: 928-284-2704
P. O. Box 2170
Sedona AZ 86339
Email: Club Secretary
  Webmaster
 
 
Imagination Library
Free Books for Kids Under 5!
Now available for Sedona, VOC and Beaver Creek School District. Sign up your kids at www.imaginationlibrary.com
 
 
To make a tax exempt donation to the Rotary Club of Sedona's Imagination Library Project:
 
Make your check out to
 
The Rotary Club of Sedona Charitable Fund
P. O. Box 2170
Sedona, Arizona 86339