Spotlight
In 1917, outgoing Rotary International President Arch Klumph announced that it was altogether proper for Rotary to establish an endowment for the purpose of doing good.  The first donation was $26.50 from The Kansas City club ($500.00) in today’s dollars).  Thus began the tradition of giving for humanitarian causes. The goal for this, the Centennial year, is to raise $300,000,000 to continue the many projects and initiatives of Rotary around the world.
This year the Club adopted two Food Bank clients to make their Holidays a bit merrier.
Rotarian Jerry Curnow (right) and Food Bank volunteer (left) delivered a futon sofa/bed, new pots and pans, kitchen and bathroom towels, chest of drawers and other items to help furnish one family's home.
 
Another family, whose father has been diagnosed with cancer, received gifts of clothes for the children and a lap-top computer so that the father might pursue paying projects from home.
 
Cathleen Healy-Baiza of the Sedona Community Food Bank wrote, "These donations have made a huge difference in these families' lives."
 
Become a Subscription Sponsor of Imagination Library
Over 90% of a child's brain development occurs before a child enters kindergarten. The Verde Valley Imagination Library works together with other community programs to help parents become the first teachers. The goal is to have every child in the Verde Valley ready to succeed in school.
 
Become a tax exempt subscription sponsor today! Simply decide whether you want to subscribe on a monthly or annual basis and use the drop-down menu to select the number of children you want to support.
 
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Join Us Tuesday or Thursday
If you are a visiting Rotarian,  make up at our club on Tuesday noon at:
Relics Restaurant, 3235 W. Highway 89A
Drive around the west side of the building and use side entrance.
 
Or the second or fourth Thursday at 7:30 am in the Village of Oak Creek at:
Redstone Dining, Oak Creek Country Club,
- See more at: http://sedonarotary.org/Stories/sedona-and-village-satellite-meeting-locations#sthash.ytCQ0nBS.dpuf
If you are a visiting Rotarian,  make up at our club on Tuesday noon at:
Relics Restaurant, 3235 W. Highway 89A
Drive around the west side of the building and use side entrance.
 
Or the second or fourth Thursday at 7:30 am in the Village of Oak Creek at:
Redstone Dining, Oak Creek Country Club,
- See more at: http://sedonarotary.org/Stories/sedona-and-village-satellite-meeting-locations#sthash.ytCQ0nBS.dpuf
If you are a visiting Rotarian,  make up at our club on Tuesday noon at:
Relics Restaurant, 3235 W. Highway 89A
Drive around the west side of the building and use side entrance.
 
Or the second or fourth Thursday at 7:30 am in the Village of Oak Creek at:
Redstone Dining, Oak Creek Country Club,
- See more at: http://sedonarotary.org/Stories/sedona-and-village-satellite-meeting-locations#sthash.ytCQ0nBS.dpuf
If you are a visiting Rotarian,  make up at our club on Tuesday noon at:
Relics Restaurant, 3235 W. Highway 89A
Drive around the west side of the building and use side entrance.
- See more at: http://sedonarotary.org/Stories/sedona-and-village-satellite-meeting-locations#sthash.ytCQ0nBS.dpuf
You are welcome to visit our club at one of two locations:
 
The first four Tuesdays of the month we meet at noon at Relics Restaurant.

The second and fourth Thursday mornings at 7:30 our Village Satellite meets at Redstone Dining.
 
 
Speakers
Dr H Ross Hawkins
Jan 24, 2017
Hummingbirds in Sedona
Damian Bruno, Cindy Chapman & Danielle Giann
Jan 26, 2017
Village Real Estate
Amy Aossey/Mike Newcomb
Feb 07, 2017
Yavapai Food Council
 
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
P. O. Box 2170
Sedona AZ 86339
 
 
Imagination Library
Free Books for Kids Under 5!
Now available in the whole Verde Valley. Sign up your kids at www.imaginationlibrary.com
 
 
Little brains experience 90% of their development before their owners reach kindergarten. Studies show that reading to preschool children makes a significant difference to a child's success in school. The Dolly Parton Imagination Library program, which mails age-appropriate books each month to registered children from birth to age 5 free of charge, has been shown to make a difference in the communities in which it is available.
 
It costs less than $30 to provide books for one child for a year!
To make a tax exempt donation to the Rotary Club of Sedona's Imagination Library Project:
 
Make your check out to
Verde Valley Imagination Library c/o
The Rotary Club of Sedona Charitable Fund
P. O. Box 2170
Sedona, Arizona 86339
 
Or use credit or debit card through PayPal
 
 
 
Finally, tell everybody you know about this great program!