Rotary Club of the Verde Valley
Cottonwood/Camp Verde/Cornville/Clarkdale/Jerome
Club Information

Welcome to the Verde Valley

Verde Valley-Cottonwood

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:10 PM
Calavera Bar & Grill
747 S. Main Street
Cottonwood, AZ  86326
United States
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Imagination Library

Free Books for Kids Under 5!
Now available in the whole Verde Valley. Sign up your kids at
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!
Great time at Duck Race 2016!  Thanks to all who helped us raise over $18,000!  Our great Interact club did a great job of selling tickets and water on the day of the race!
Did you know that Rotary of the Verde Valley has a Facebook page?  It's a great way to keep up to date on what is happening in our club.  "Like" the page and it will show up in your facebook feed.  Feel free to post on the page as well if you've got pictures or comments.
Great club today!  Congratulations to Richard on being our top producer for the Duck Race 2015 and our own Lois Kelley on her 2nd placeDuck Race prize.  Lois generously donated it back to the club for scholarships!
We also had Cody Bell come share with us about the formation of Cottonwood Young Life.  
Thanks to all who helped out with the highway cleanup.  We appreciate our interact club that pitched in as well.  What a great day improving our community!
Fellow Rotarians!

Good job to all!!!  In my book, the Duck Race was a huge success.  You all make it look so easy.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!  The day went as planned.  It was a beautiful day.  The interact club came out  in full force.  It is nice to be associated with such a vibrant Interact Club.  We haven't had time yet to add up all of the proceeds, but I can tell you we exceeded our goal of $15,000.  It is so rewarding to know that all of this money will go toward supporting the educational needs of kids throughout the Verde Valley.  I can't think of a better cause.  We should all be proud.  Our hard work is paying off and by the way, it's fun!  Tania will provide us with a final report as we pull together the numbers.

The first place winner ($1000) is Spectrum Health.  Way to go Richard!  Second place ($250) goes to our friend and fellow Rotarian Lois Kelley.  Third place ($100) goes to Rick & Kathy Heinrich from Cornville. 

On September 17, 2015 the Rotary Club of the Verde Valley presented four amazing students with its prestigious Student Ambassador of the Month Award at Nate’s Cowboy Cafe. These wonderful students are nominated for the award by teachers, administrators and counselors based on characteristics that may include leadership, teamwork, academics and service to the community. Pictured left to right (front row) are Maisie Babcock (MVP), Shacee Backus (CJS), (middle row) Sean Williams (MUHS), Lucy Showers (CVHS), Brian Sawyer (Rotarian), (back row) Richard Dehnert (Rotarian), Tom Taylor (Rotarian) and Carrie King (Rotarian). For more information about your local Rotary Club or to join please visit or call Rotarian Mark Tufte at 639-0020.

Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Daniel Peterson
    January 16
  • Lois Kelley Lichti
    January 30
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Ruthie
    January 4
Join Date:
  • Eric Young
    January 5, 2016
    3 years
  • Mark Tufte
    January 17, 2008
    11 years