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Red Rocks Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 12:10 PM
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Sedona, AZ 86336
United States of America
1st and 3rd Wednesdays only
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The board along with prospective board member, Tony Hauserman, gathered for the annual board retreat and dinner at Donna's house on May 12.
 
Looks like everyone had a great time except maybe Sheriff Bradley. Even the good food didn't seem to put a smile on old grumpy's sour puss.
A group of Red Rocks Rotarians, friends and family joined for a happy time at Steakhouse 89 on March 24. Look for our next social outing the 4th Wednesday of April!
Members of Rotary Club of Sedona Red Rocks and their family members joined together on Sunday, February 28 for the club’s first community service project of 2021.
 
The project, located at the Friends of the Sedona Library’s used book store at 3270 White Bear Road in Sedona included cleaning up the property’s landscape, laying weed block material, spreading recycled rubber mulch, planting low maintenance evergreen bushes and installing a drip watering system
 
Red Rocks Rotary partnered with Friends of the Sedona Library and a private donor to cover the cost of materials. The crew of ten Rotarians and three family members along with Sedona Public Library executive director Judy Poe provided the labor.
 
The goal of the project was not only to improve the appearance of the property but to target weed and dust abatement while incorporating low water usage.
 
Friends of the Sedona Library opened the used book store at this location in June 2018. The house, owned by Sedona Public Library, was converted from a former rental specifically to house the Friends’ used book sale operation. The store is operated entirely by volunteers and all of its inventory is comprised of donations. It generates proceeds of about $50,000 a year which is contributed to Sedona Public Library to help provide enhanced library services such as children’s, teen and adult programs, collection development and modern technologies that might otherwise not be available to library patrons.
 
Red Rocks Rotary is planning to incorporate a second phase of landscape improvements at the store in conjunction with Rotary’s “Week of Service” that will run April 18 through April 24, 2021. Rotary clubs across Arizona and the United States will be participating in projects to improve their communities.

Sedona Chief of Police Charles Husted joined Andrew Bailor and Dr. Dan Olson as the newest members of the Rotary Club of Sedona Red Rocks. The trio were inducted by the club’s Foundation Chair, Ron Draxler, during the August 7 meeting at Sedona Rouge Hotel and Spa. Scott Gilbert and Marjie Muro acted as their sponsors.

A variety of colorful backpacks will greet thirty-six at need elementary grade students as they return to classes at West Sedona School in August.

The back packs, provided free of charge by the Rotary Club of Sedona Red Rocks, also contain essential school supplies. Each backpack, suitable for grades K – 4, holds two spiral notebooks, a dozen pencils, two glue sticks, one wedge eraser, a pair of safety scissors, a box of colored pencils and a set of 24 assorted crayons.

This is the eighth year that Red Rocks Rotary has donated the backpacks and supplies. They will be distributed by the Sedona Oak Creek School District to students lacking the necessary start of school staples. The district’s new superintendent Dennis Dearden helped unload the backpacks when they were delivered to the district’s offices on July 19 by Red Rocks Rotarian Donna Hawk.

The backpack donation is valued at nearly $1,000 which the Red Rocks Rotary finances through its fund raising efforts. During its past fiscal year, the club hosted seven events including its signature charity golf tournament and the popular Red Rocks Oktoberfest. Combined net proceeds for all of the events was over $38,000.

Rotary Club of Sedona Red Rocks and Friends of the Sedona Library have collaborated on providing a new commercial grade picnic table to Sedona Public Library. The table is located at the library’s rental property that currently houses the Friends’ used book store.

The Friends’ used book store has operated at the 3270 White Bear Road location since June 2017. Prior tenants had left a picnic table on site but concerns recently developed about its condition, stability and safety to users.

Donna Hawk, treasurer for both Friends of the Sedona Library and Red Rocks Rotary, recognized the need for a new table as an opportunity for the two non-profits to join forces. Each organization contributed $450 toward the cost of the project while Red Rocks Rotary provided the skill and man-power to assemble the table’s components.

Although storm clouds filled the skies, the assembly project escaped a downpour. Hawk, joined by fellow Red Rocks Rotarians Randy Sosin, John Bradshaw and Luke Sefton, labored the evening of July 17 to complete the task.

During its first year in business that concluded May 31, 2018, the Friends’ used book store realized proceeds of nearly $46,000 that was donated to Sedona Public Library to assist with its annual operational costs.

A variety of colorful backpacks will greet forty at need elementary grade students as they return to classes in the Sedona Oak Creek School District in August.

The back packs, provided free of charge by the Rotary Club of Sedona Red Rocks, also contain essential school supplies. Each backpack, suitable for grades K – 3, holds one spiral notebook, a dozen pencils, a glue stick, one wedge eraser, a box of 24 colored pencils and a set of 24 assorted crayons.

Delivered to the Sedona Oak Creek School District Administrative Office on July 19, this is the sixth year that Red Rocks Rotary has donated the backpacks and supplies. They will be distributed where most needed by the SOCSD to students at both West Sedona School and Big Park Elementary School.

The backpack donation comes every year just following the completion of Red Rocks Rotary’s longest running service project which is the summer school literacy program at West Sedona School. The club’s support of the program began in 2003 at the urging of its founding member the late Ray Myrvold.

Red Rocks Rotary annually provides $1,500 toward the cost of the program. Red Rock Rotarians also personally visit the campus and assist the students with their reading lessons during the summer session.

                                
Raye Speirs braves the coldest morning of the season to assist Donna Hawk with the delivery of gifts to the seniors in the program.

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On Sunday May 19, ninety-two golfers participated in the club's annual charity golf event at the Sedona Golf Resort. Following the round of golf, the tournament includes lunch and its wildly popular raffle. This year the festivities also featured the live auction of an electric guitar autographed by Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Phoenix resident and avid golfer Alice Cooper. Capping off nearly three months of soliciting donations and organizational efforts, the tournament generated a net profit of $18,600 which will be used to fund Red Rocks Rotary's youth oriented projects and programs.

Our Javelina "Piggy" Bank continues to be a steady source of revenue for the club. The bronze sculpture was created by Sedona artist Barbara R. Brown. A plaque on the base invites passing tourists to "Drop a Buck and Have Good Luck".

Speakers
TBD
Aug 04, 2021 12:10 PM
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No Noon Meeting
Aug 11, 2021
TBD
Aug 18, 2021 12:10 PM
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No Noon Meeting
Aug 25, 2021
TBD
Sep 01, 2021
No Noon Meeting
Sep 08, 2021
TBD
Sep 15, 2021
No Noon Meeting
Sep 22, 2021
No Noon Meeting
Sep 29, 2021
TBD
Oct 06, 2021
No Noon Meeting
Oct 13, 2021
No Noon Meeting
Oct 27, 2021

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