Submitted by Jim Melehan
Kiwanis of the Valleys
The club’s annual Music at Skypark thank-you dinner was held at Bruno’s BBQ on November 11. Sponsors, vendors and musicians who generously participated in last summer’s concert series were recognized for their support of the music program in local public schools. The event was highlighted with the presentation of a check in the amount of $20,000 to SVUSD Superintendent Penny Weaver.
The club partnered with our two Kiwanis affiliated youth organizations Key Club and Circle K to purchase and giftwrap 70 gifts for Big Brothers and Big Sisters. The Kiwanis Santa and his elves will present these gifts to the “Littles” at the annual BBBS Holiday luncheon that will be held at Shadowbrook on December 5. On the evening of December 5 the club will provide our mobile stage for use at the SV Chamber of Commerce tree lighting ceremony, at the SV Community Center.
Kiwanis meets 7 a.m. every Wednesday morning at Bruno’s BBQ. The second Wednesday of each month is an evening meeting at Bruno’s at 6:30 p.m. We invite you to join us. Visit our website: www.kiwanisofthevalleys.org/
Exchange Club of Scotts Valley
The Exchange Club of Scotts helped the Scotts Valley Senior Center get ready for the annual Holiday Faire by moving everything to storage to get ready for vendors and moving everything back after the event.
The club will not meet in November or December in order to celebrate the holidays with Family
Rotary Club of SLV
The Rotary Club of SLV is pleased to announce the induction of our newest member, Eric Hammer. Eric is the owner of Hammer Construction, and has been active in a large number of community groups including: the SLV Water Board, Community Bridges, Redwood Mountain Faire, Santa Cruz Fair Board, Boulder Creek Parks and Recreation, and the Boulder Creek Business Association. President Mike Holton led the induction and welcomed Eric and his family to Rotary.
This month, the San Lorenzo Valley Rotarians continued their annual tradition of delivering new dictionaries to all 4th grade students in SLVUSD. On November 21, Rotarians supported the Valley Churches United Food Drive by collecting food and cash donations in the Safeway parking lot. November is Rotary Foundation Month. Donations support projects at home and around the world that promote peace and fight disease.
The Rotary Club of SLV meets every Wednesday at 7:15 a.m. at Mt. Hermon Conference Center in Felton. All meetings are open to the public. If you are interested in joining a service organization, making new friends and becoming an active member in our community, the Rotary Club of SLV would encourage you to join us for breakfast.
The following is a list of upcoming speakers: December 2, Mike Romberger, President and CEO of Mt. Hermon Association; December 9, Club Assembly; December 16, Susan Valenta, Rotary District Governor. Our next meeting will be held on January 6, 2016.
The Boulder Creek Business Association is hosting a community mixer on Dec. 2 from 6 – 7 p.m. at Boulder Creek Pizza. The Rotary Club of SLV will be featured.
Additional information can be found on our website http://slvrotaryclub.org/.
Scotts Valley Rotary
This month the Scotts Valley vocational visit was to Zero Motorcycles, the next step in motorcycle evolution. Zero produces high performance electric motorcycles that are lightweight, efficient, fast off the line and fun to ride.
We heard Mayor Dene Bustichi update us on the latest information about what’s happening with Scotts Valley — State of the City, Finance, Water, Business Development, and the Town Center.
Fellow Scotts Valley Rotarian, Mark Stone (California State Assembly) gave an update on the latest happenings in the California State Assembly, spoke about the past year in Sacramento, and then opened it up for questions.
Valley Women’s Club
The 16th Annual Environmental Town Hall, produced by the Valley Women’s Club’s Environmental Committee, featuring our State Assembly Member, Mark Stone, former 5th District Supervisor, focuses on issues and legislation at the State level that impact us locally. The Town Hall takes place on Saturday, December 5, 1 – 3 p.m. at Felton Community Hall.
The Environmental Town Hall also features displays and information on transportation issues, climate, air pollution, controversial local development projects, native plants, green solutions, funding for erosion control and other projects from regional environmental organizations and Santa Cruz County Agencies.
It is free and refreshments will be served. For information call Nancy at 338-6578, or go to www.vwcweb.org.
The VWC is also preparing for its annual Board Election. Current VWC members are encouraged to contact President Roz Alley (email@example.com) about serving on the Board. Roz is available to talk about the Club, its activities, and to answer questions.