Submitted by Jim Melehan
Kiwanis of the Valleys
The club is currently accepting applications for our 2 scholarships. All seniors at SV High, SLV High and PCS are eligible for the Mike Smith scholarship. Members of the Kiwanis affiliated Key Clubs at those same schools may apply for the Grabil scholarship.
The club is reviewing potential service projects for the upcoming Kiwanis Worldwide Day of Service that will take place on April 2.
Representatives from Big Brothers and Big Sisters attended a recent meeting and presented membership with a certificate acknowledging the club’s annual involvement in their holiday luncheon at Shadowbrook.
Kiwanis will field a team at the S.V. Rotary Club Trivia Cup Challenge on February 27 at which time we plan on walking home with the cup securely in our possession!
Kiwanis meets 7:00am every Wednesday morning at Bruno’s BBQ. The second Wednesday of each month is an evening meeting at Bruno’s at 6:30 pm. We invite you to join us. Visit our webstie: www.kiwanisofthevalleys.org
The Exchange Club of Scotts Valley
The club is beginning to plan our Annual Blue and Gold Banquet, honoring Scotts Valley Police Officer and Fire Fighter of the Year. Sponsorships from Local Businesses and Citizens help fund the event so that all police and firefighters are able to attend at no charge. If you would like to honor these fine dedicated folks with a sponsorship please let us know. All sponsors are recognized at the event.
Many Thanks to Dene Bustichi who last month, gave us a very informative update on what’s going on in Scotts Valley.
Wednesday, February 24, 5:30 at Bruno’s. We invite everyone to come meet Lee Besse with the Scotts Valley Community Theater Guild who will discuss the current state of the theater project.
We meet every 4th Wednesday of the month at 5:30 at Bruno’s. All are invited to enjoy a sociable hour with a speaker of local Interest.
Scotts Valley Host Lions Clubs
Scotts Valley Lion’s 46th Annual Crab Cioppino Feed is only a few days away. The event will be held on Saturday, March 5 at the C.P.D.E.S Hall in Santa Cruz. Dinner includes all you can eat Crab and Shrimp Cioppino or Cracked crab and Shrimp, with melted butter. Our famous garlic bread, salad, Italian Pasta with meat sauce and dessert are all included in the menu. After dinner The Billy Martini Band provides 70’s rock and roll music for your dancing enjoyment. A large raffle is presented and the no host bar is available during the event. The cost for the evening is $50. For more information or tickets, contact Steve @ 234-9104 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scotts Valley Lions held their Annual Flag Day presentation at Vine Hill Middle School on Friday, February 19. The students learned the history and meaning of our nation’s flag and each of the students were given a small American Flag to take home. Scotts Valley Lions appreciate Vine Hill School’s support of the presentation. We also thank the students for their attention and participation during the event.
Valley Women’s Club
The Valley Women’s Club invites the community to attend its 38th Annual Meeting on Sunday, March 13 from 11:30-2 at the Senior Center in Highlands Park. Updates on VWC activities from the new and ongoing Board Members will begin the program, including celebrating the wonderful Blue Team 6 of AmeriCorps NCCC whose eight members will have just completed their weeks of restoration work in the SLV!
Featured speakers at the event include our State Senator Bill Monning, State Assembly Member Mark Stone, and 5th District Supervisor Bruce McPherson. Congresswoman Anna Eshoo has also been invited.
The event is a potluck, so the food is excellent! There is no charge to attend, and if you call 338-9748 to request it before February 10, childcare is available.
The AmeriCorps NCCC Team of 8 young men and women came from across the United States. There will be a special program honoring them, including a tour of the restoration work undertaken at Highlands Park, on Sunday, March 5, also at the Senior Center, at 2 pm. State Assembly Member Mark Stone and 5th District Supervisor Bruce McPherson will be helping with the honoring the Team, and the organizations and individuals that made the project possible. The public is encouraged to attend! Local media has also been invited.
There is a new Caregiver Support Group, sponsored by the VWC and established by VWC Board Member, Barbara Hanson. It meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 2 pm at the Highlands Park Senior Center. The goal is to provide respite and support, and informed guidance, to folks who are taking care of a family member or friend. The gatherings are free. Call Barbara for more information at 831/335-4949, or see it on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SLVcaregiver/info?tab=page_info.
Former Board Member, Donna Ziel, is working to bring Girls, Inc. to the SLV. Girls Inc. of The Central Coast is an affiliate of Girls Incorporated, a national organization that has been providing programs for girls since 1864 in the United States and Canada. It offers programs in high schools and middle schools facilitated by teens that have graduated from its high school Leadership Program. These young women are confident, strong, and passionate about returning to their communities as role models for younger girls. For more information, visit their website: www.girlsinccc.org
The San Lorenzo Valley Rotary Club
The club held its annual Speech contest and SLVHS Senior Madeline Peterson was the winner. Madeline will compete at the Area Level Speech Contest on February 25 at the Capitola Aptos Rotary Club meeting. Also this month, members of the San Lorenzo Valley Rotary and SLVHS Interact Club will volunteer for the annual Mountain Community Resources Phone-a-Thon.
SLV Rotary will interview and select three SLVHS students as delegates to attend RYLA, the Rotary Youth Leadership Award. This is a weeklong leadership camp held during the summer. The Rotary Club covers the cost for the delegates to attend the camp, and for many of the former RYLA delegates, they praise their week at RYLA as a life changing experience.
Upcoming meetings at the Mt. Hermon Conference Center in Felton: March 2, Toni Lane and Brian King of the Wilderness Skills Institute; March 9, Club Assembly; March 23, Vocation Appreciation Award; March 30, Cameron Haste, Artic Exploration. On March 16 the speakers will be Bill Rush and Ed Klotz of Comunidad. This meeting will be held at the Ben Lomond Bistro at 9465 Hwy 9 in Ben Lomond.
The Rotary Club of SLV meets every Wednesday morning at 7:15AM. 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. Additional information can be found on our website http://slvrotaryclub.org/
Scotts Valley Rotary
Second Annual Scotts Valley Rotary Trivia Cup Challenge — February 27, 6 p.m. Scotts Valley Rotary invites you to come and test your trivia knowledge. Build a team to compete for great prizes. Winning team gets bragging rights and hosts the engraved winning cup for one year. Up to 4 people per team and price includes limited appetizers from 5-7.The Trivia Showdown will be moderated by Thomas Todd, trivia master and former Jeopardy contestant. $50.00 per person. email@example.com Second Annual Scotts Valley Rotary Trivia Cup Challenge.