Valley Club News: February 2015

Valley Club News: February 2015

Kiwanis of the Valleys

Kiwanis of the Valleys has formed committees to begin the work of planning this coming summer’s Music at Skypark concert series. The band selection committee already hard at work.

Jan. 3 was a work day for the club, as members work on refurbishment of our much used mobile stage to get it in tip top shape for many events to come in 2015.

On Jan. 21 the club joined in the 100th anniversary celebration of Kiwanis International.

This coming Feb. 15 club members will travel to Monterey for a special visit from the Kiwanis District Governor.

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 pm. Please visit our website at

Valley Women’s Club

The Valley Women’s Club started the New Year with Board and Officer elections. Lynn McKibben has been re-elected President; new to their offices are Vice President Rosalind Alley, Secretary Pam Spehar, and Treasurer Mary Lanctot. Also serving on the Board are Peter Gelblum, Barbara Hanson, Steve Edmonds, Pamela Spehar and Connie DeNault. Several long-time members have retired from the Board to focus on other areas of the Club or within the community; their dedication in time, energy and accomplishments are significant, and will be recognized in the upcoming e-Newsletter and on

A number of exciting things have happened. Thanks to a major grant from The Community Foundation, the VWC’s SLV Redemption/Recycling Centers
purchased a Styrofoam “densifier.” It just arrived and when testing is completed, we will accept Styrofoam blocks for recycling at the Ben Lomond Transfer Station, and also travel to the landfill and other sites to process their Styrofoam on-site.

The VWC participated on an environmental panel at the January 14 informational workshop regarding the merger of the Lompico Water District and the SLV Water District. The VWC strongly supports the merger as vital for the well being of Lompico residents and for protection of the watershed and groundwater resources, and so encourages Lompico voters to support the merger in the upcoming election.

The Redwood Mountain Faire is coming May 30-31, and planners are hard at work! Yes, it seems early but that is the first weekend after Memorial Day, its traditional date.

The date of the upcoming Annual Meeting, to which the public is invited, will soon be announced.

Scotts Valley Rotary

Scotts Valley Rotary is planning a fun event for the community in May. It will be the First Annual Trivia Cup Challenge, to be held at Bruno’s Barbecue. Form a team, enjoy good food and beverages and win prizes. Save the date: May 9. More details will be released soon.

The club meets every Monday upstairs at Bruno’s Barbecue from 12:15 to 1:30 pm. We enjoy tasty food, camaraderie and fascinating speakers at each meeting. The club also has a book club that meets once a month. This month’s book is Moloka’i, a dazzling historical saga.


Contributors: Kiwanis of the Valleys – Jim Melehan • Valley Women’s Club – Nancy Macy • Scotts Valley Rotary – Jackie Maurer

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