Winners of the 2019 Great Sedona Chili Cook-Off 

Photo: Rotarian Dave Young presents Tamaliza Café owner and chef Claudia Gonzalez with the First Place Restaurant Judge's Choice trophy. 
 
The 9th Annual Great Sedona Chili Cook-Off was enjoyed by over 750 visitors and the Verde Valley community. Here are Competition Winners for 2019. Judge's Award-Restaurants: 1. Tamaliza Café; 2. Vino Di Sedona; 3. Steakhouse 89. People's Choice Award - Restaurants: 1. Steakhouse 89; 2. Vino Di Sedona; 3. Tamaliza Café. Judge's Award - Community Competitors: 1. City of Sedona; 2. Sedona Fire District; 3. City of Cottonwood. People's Choice Award - Community Competitors: 1. City of Cottonwood; 2. Sedona Fire District; 3. City of Sedona. Best Decorated Booth: Tamaliza Café.

Club honors students for leadership and academic success

 

Four students were recognized for their leadership and academic abilities during the club's March 19 meeting. Students (L-R) are: Keely Newton Arbogast, Senior at Red Rock High School, who received a $1,000 Rotary Scholarship to attend the college of his choice; Leah Pederson, Sedona Red Rock High School; Kelley Arias, West Sedona School; and Mataja Jurisic-McGrath, Sedona Charter School, were honored as Rotary Ambassadors and received certificates and framed nominations from their teachers. Supporting local youth is a club focus.

High School students share Rotary Youth Leadership experiences 

 
About 13 Red Rock High School students shared with their parents and club members the importance of RYLA activities held Feb. 12 at RRHS Performing Arts Center. RYLA, a three-day leadership camp, is sponsored by Rotary Club of Sedona and is held annually. Club Youth Services Director Jennette Bill said the presentation was the best organized yet. Kudos to the students for a great effort! 

Great Sedona Chili Cook-Off wins best annual event

 
The club's Great Sedona Chili-Cook-Off won the Kudos Readers' Choice Award for Best Annual Local Event in the Verde Valley. Winners were all listed in the Aug. 8 edition of Kudos. The Chili Cook-Off was held May 5 during Tlaquepaque's Arts & Crafts Fair. The event is the club's biggest annual fundraiser. "We are thrilled to receive the Readers' Choice Award for the 8th Annual Chili Cook-off which has become a festive and tasty event for both residents and visitors," said Club President Holli Ploog. "We raised over $27,000 to fund this year’s charitable programs for youth, literacy, seniors, the environment and disadvantaged members of our community. We are grateful for the tremendous local support: our partnership with Tlaquepaque, local restaurants and merchants, and community competitors such as the City of Sedona, Sedona Fire Department and City of Clarkdale." Save the date, May 4, 2019, for the best Chili Cook-off yet!
Visiting Rotarians are welcome to attend the following meetings:
September: Every Tuesday
October on: 2nd, 3rd & 4th Tuesdays
We meet at 12 noon at Heartline Cafe, 1610 State Route 89A, Sedona, AZ 86336.
You're welcome to arrive at 11:30 a.m. for social time.
 

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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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.dpu

Join Us Tuesday 

We meet at noon at Heartline Cafe every 2nd, 3rd & 4th Tuesday of the month.
You're welcome to arrive at 11:30 a.m. for social time
 
 

Coming Programs

Chili Cook-Off Thank You Party
May 26, 2019
The Home of Tony & Penny Blazeg 1-4 p.m.
Dr. Jean Barton
May 28, 2019
Verde Valley Imagination Library
Deana Dewitt
Jun 11, 2019
"Capturing Kids Hearts"
 
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
"A few caring people can change the world"
 
 

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!