Posted by Miki Dzugan

The Arizona Community Foundation of Sedona recently announced its annual philanthropic awards. The Rotary Club of Sedona Village and its president, Jennette Bill were among the awardees.

Along with several individuals and organizations, the Rotary Club of Sedona Village was recognized as a contributor to the COVID-10 Community Response Fund as “Philanthropists of the Year”. In total, those recognized raised $511,000 which was provided to community non-profits struggling with the impact of the virus.

Jennette Bill, long a community leader and current president of the Rotary Club of Sedona Village received the singular recognition as “Volunteer of the Year”. The award recognizes a lifetime of service to Sedona. Her Rotary service is captured by this part of her recognition citation: "When her children went on to college, Jennette turned her sights to Rotary, where she embodied what it means to be a true Rotarian - service above self. She describes Rotary members as “good people whose hearts are of a similar makeup, service-oriented.” Jennette was President of the Rotary Club of Sedona and is currently the president of the Rotary Club of Sedona Village. As a Rotarian, Jennette has continued to improve the lives of Sedona and Verde Valley young people. She has led exchange student programs, youth awards, and leadership opportunities. She helped bring the Dolly Parton Imagination Library to area children and is currently working with the Village Rotary to establish a youth-focused community garden."

The club’s mission: Where neighbors, friends and problem solvers share ideas, join leaders, and take action to create beneficial change within our local and worldwide communities. Members gather via zoom twice monthly for club