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The Sedona Women 

Monthly Programs – Short Description

2021-22

Location subject to change due to Covid 

October 13th at 10:00 am – Fashion Show with a Twist – Carla Williams

Paw Prints West, Red Rose Thriftique and Twice Nice clothing stores are highlighted. Managers from these 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. The decoration theme will be French, specifically Paris. Included in the Program will be a “getting to know each other” breakout session for members.

November 10th at 10:00 am – Amazing Veterans 

Cathleen Banister-Marx 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 VA Medical Center. Included in this program is Phong Vu, a member of the Rotary Club of Sedona Village, who tells his impactful story about immigrating to the US from Vietnam, then returning to Viet Nam and escaping from the American Embassy’s rooftop with his family. Phong was an infantry officer with the US Marine Corp and a 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 – Holiday Traditions

How many Sedona Women have a holiday tradition rooted in a far-away country or something passed down from great grandparents or before? Or, maybe some have developed new traditions living here in Sedona. Members will celebrate their traditions by sharing their crafts, foods, games, recipes, and humorous stories. Following speakers, small breakout sessions will explore further the idea of traditions and what remains important.  

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 –Vincent Van Gogh Comes Alive in Sedona

What better way to celebrate February than featuring an independent filmmaker! On February 9th, The Sedona Women program will introduce writer, producer, director and filmmaker Paul Davids to our podium. Mr. Davids offers a behind-the-scenes look at a film he wrote and directed entitled “Starry Night.” This film is a fantasy about Vincent van Gogh returning to the present and realizing his life’s work is worth billions. Interest in van Gogh’s life has recently intensified with the multi-media exhibits touring many cities and an acclaimed film called “Loving Vincent.” “Starry Night” showed in a previous Sedona Film Festival and won the audience choice award at the Newport Beach Film Festival. It is available for viewing on Amazon.  Learn More.

March 9th (2022) 10:00 am – The Sedona Women Unite to Honor International Women's Day

Come wearing a white top for solidarity at the March 9th Sedona Women program celebrating International Women’s Day, which will have officially occurred on the 8th. A nonprofit management and philanthropy consultant from Tucson, Jennifer Camano, will represent Arizona Foundation for Women as the program’s speaker. Jennifer will talk about the challenges and achievements of today’s Arizona women, who have come far, but there is more work to do. Discover the inside story on what these Arizona movers and shakers are accomplishing for women. Learn More.

April 13th (2022)  – A Day Just for Me 

This program offers 9 group learning workshops (1-4 hours) at various locations around the Verde Valley. Workshops this year include, Sedona Gardening, Pilates, Tapping Therapy/Thought Field Therapy, Learn to Play Pickleball, Private Palatki Tour, Core Plus/Flow Stretch, Past Life Regression, Bird Songs and Calls, and a Wine Tasting Tour at Page Springs Cellars. Watch for the “A Day Just for Me” registration email and sign up early to get your preferred activity. 

 May 11th (2022) 10:00 am – Woodstock in Sedona 

This program will feature two members who went to Woodstock and who will talk about their experiences. You will discover the member who was featured on the Woodstock album cover. Dig into your closet or peruse the local used clothing shops for bell bottoms, tie dyed shirts, mini-skirts, fringes and granny dresses. Women who dress up will have an opportunity to show their outfits on stage at the end.


The Sedona Women 
PO Box 405
Sedona, AZ 86339

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