June 25, 2019
Meeting Dates/Location
2nd, 3rd & 4th Tuesdays
12 noon - Heartline Cafe
Jun 25, 2019
Heartline Cafe - 5 to 7 p.m.
Jul 09, 2019
Arizona Commission Securities Division
Jul 16, 2019
View entire list
Club President 
Holli Ploog
rings  bell to
close her last
meeting as Prez
Manzanita Outreach Receives Award

Manzanita Outreach receives Make A Difference Award

Manzanita Outreach will receive Rotary Club of Sedona’s Make A Difference Award during its annual Installation Ceremony to be held at 5 p.m., June 25 at Heartline Café. The organization, founded in 2011, was chosen for its efforts to end hunger in the Verde Valley. Club President Holli Ploog said, “It’s our pleasure to honor them for the tremendous work they do to share the abundance of food resources with those in our community who are hungry and in need.” Manzanita Outreach provides food for those in need in targeted areas throughout the Verde Valley, as well as monthly food boxes for seniors, and meal packing events. Executive Director Mike Newcomb said, “We are the fastest growing food assistance organization in northern Arizona.” With the help of thousands of volunteers and donors, Manzanita Outreach volunteers have packaged over 2 million meals. These meals have been delivered to food pantries in Yavapai County, victims of Hurricane Harvey and the AZ Tinder Fire, tribal communities in northern Arizona, and to starving children in Haiti. Manzanita Outreach will hold its annual Manzanita Meal Packing Day on Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Verde Valley Fairgrounds in Cottonwood. The event packs about 150,000 meals. For sponsorship and volunteer information contact Karen at (928) 821-0945 or email In above photo Club President Holli Ploog (far left) presents two books to Sherrie Smith (center) and Don Smith (far right) who run Manzanita Outreach's book sharing program. Also in the photo is Donna Newcomb (2nd left) and Mike Newcomb (2nd right).
Meeting Highlights

Spend a fun day at the races

Rotarian Ray Harris invites club members to spend a wonderful day at Arizona Downs Race Track in Prescott on Saturday, July 20. Up to 30 Rotarians and spouses can attend. Cost is $22.00 ($2 entry fee and $20 for lunch). Ray will be sharing racing picks for the day. Please RSVP directly to Ray at


International Exchange students visit club

Sedona student Isabella Constante (left) is spending her summer in a Rotary cultural exchange with Guilia Violania (right) of Italy. The students spent the first month of the summer seeing sites in Sedona, the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas and Disneyland. The students will also spend a month living with Giulia's family in Italy and seeing sites there. In photo Isabella presents Guilia with the club's flag to take back to Italy. 


June 20-22--District Conference, Double Tree Paradise Valley Scottsdale. To register go to
June 25--Club Installation at Heartline Café, 5-8 p.m.
July 13--District Governor Induction (more info coming)
July 23--Visit by David Simmer District 5495 Governor
Sept 22--Human Library Event, Sedona Public Library
Editor: Linda M. Clark
Contributors: John Terhune