The Sedona Women
September 8th 10:00 am – Welcome Back Ladies Celebration
This program celebrates Sedona Women’s members and new participants as they navigate the new year with renewed enthusiasm. Interpretive musical trio Yarrow provides folk, rock and jazz throughout the program. Colorfully decorated committee tables creates a festive atmosphere, while committee chairs describe their committee’s purpose and activities. Breakout groups determine what is important to members this year and will discuss future trips. Women in the area are encouraged to attend. Lunch at Renes follows the meeting.
October 13th at 10:00 am – Fashion Show with a Twist
Paw Prints West, Red Rose Thriftique and Twice Nice clothing stores are highlighted. Managers from these used clothing stores report on their charities, donations, challenges, rewards and anecdotal stories. Fashion models will sashay through the audience wearing clothing, jewelry and shoes from each store, while audience members shout their encouragement. Is this Sedona or is it Paris?
November 10th at 10:00 am – Amazing Veterans
Cathleen Banister tells the story of her late father, John Cornelius, who was a 1st Lieutenant in WWII and served in Italy and North Africa. John started a local fundraiser, with the help of golfers Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson and philanthropist George Randolph Hearst Jr., raising over $260,000 for Prescott’s Veterans Hospital. Included in this program is Phong Vu, Project Leader for the Veteran's Raffle Project, VOC Rotary Club, who tells his impactful story about immigrating to the US from Vietnam, after escaping from the American Embassy’s rooftop. Phong was an infantry officer with the US Marine Corp and chief engineer at Ford Motor Company. He managed the development of the most popular truck in America, the Ford F150. Phong talks about his mother, his own life and today’s Vietnam.
December 8th at 10:00 am – Improv Comedy Debut
Sedona Women will learn the nuances of improv comedy at this December program from local experts and have fun learning the history of improv and what makes it special. Leave inhibitions at the door and try out improv during this program. The audience will be given an opportunity to try newly acquired skills. This super fun program is a “no judgement” comedy experience.
January 12th (2022) at 10:00 am –Macular Degeneration-What you need to Know
Local optometrist, Dr. Kendra Ivy, OD, explains Macular Degeneration and the latest science on this common eye condition. Discover what you can do to keep degeneration at bay. Learn what causes macular degeneration, along with symptoms and treatments.
February 9th (2022) 10:00 am –Did we Say Wine?
This Valentine program features a discussion of local wines and the Southwest Wine Center in Cottonwood at Yavapai College, where students can obtain an Associate Degree in Viticulture and Enology. Learn about local wine varieties and the fineries of wine.
March 9th (2022) 10:00 am – Social Programs supported by Members
Sedona Women members often volunteer with multiple nonprofits and sit on a variety of local boards. This program features members and their volunteer activities. The audience will learn why these women picked certain nonprofits and members will describe their role, successes and challenges. The discussion will provide a deep dive into the nuances of local nonprofits.
April 13th (2022) 10:00 am – A Day Just for Me
This program offers group learning workshops (1-2 hours or more) at various locations around Verde Valley. Workshops could include creative writing, identifying bird sounds, poetry, enneagram, meditation, Red Rock State Park tour, V Bar V Petroglyphs, pickle ball lessons, gourd decorating, chocolate hike, mixology, and learning to decorate packages.
May 11th (2022) 10:00 am – TBD