DG Nancy’s annual official visit to Area 17 was a smashing success with 61 Rotarians from the area’s four clubs attending the evening event held at The Collective in VOC Sedona. The multi-club visit opened with an hour of fellowship bolstered by an abundance of BYOB adult beverages. Hearty appetizers filled the attendees’ plates – all from local restauranteur, John Ramagli of J Wine Bistro. The presentations for the evening began with each of the four club presidents giving a five-minute talk about their clubs. It was amazing how composed and concise they all were, knowing that AG Donna Hawk had her timer running. Jennette Bill (Sedona Rotary) and four cohorts from the Verde Valley Imagination Library team gave a brief overview of that program’s success.
With an introduction from AG Donna Hawk, DG Nancy took the floor. First, with a Paul Harris presentation to AG Donna. Neither the DG or AG could remember how many PHFs the two rubies on the pin stood for – but forged ahead anyway. Nancy’s presentation was heartfelt and inspirational. DG “prince consort” Tom Hutchinson came to the floor with information about the global tree planting project. The Q&A that followed was active and well rounded. Many positive comments have been received about the evening and Area 17 looks forward to a similar repeat performance next year.
Many thanks to Miki Dzugan (Sedona Rotary) who acted as photographer for the event. You may view her photos at http://sedonarotary.org/PhotoAlbums/district-governor-visit-2017.