Rotary Club of San Lorenzo Valley

   Santa Cruz County, California

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Upcoming Events

 
 
 

Club Information

Another Beautiful Day in Paradise

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 7:15 AM
Ben Lomond Bistro (Summer Venue)
9465 Highway Nine
Ben Lomond, CA  95005
United States
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 Ben Lomond Bistro 9465 Highway 9
 
Please plan to attend our next regular meeting at the Ben Lomond Bistro, 9465 Highway 9 in Ben Lomond.
7:15am July 8. 
Important: PLEASE USE ONLY THE FIRST 4 PARKING SLOTS IN THE BEN LOMOND LIQUORS LOT.
 
Meeting Duties:
Sergeant-at-Arms:   Gil Gunn
Pledge of Allegiance:   Judy
Guest Greeter & Introducer:   Linda
Thought or Song:   Carol
Detective:   Heather
50/50: Joe
Fine Collector: Linda
Program/Speaker: Karen
 
Program: Ken will open the meeting then turn it over to swearing-in 2015/2016 President Mike Holton
 
 
 

 
 
Big fun was had by all at the Parade.  And we collected over $100 toward the Coins for Nepal Drive in the SLV Schools!  It was the last parade for Ken's truck which is now for sale.
 
   
 

 
 
Julie Haff reported that the combined efforts of SLV USD and SLV Rotary, the Coins for Nepal drive netted just under $1500.  Cameron Haste volunteered to make up the remainder to put it over $1500, thanks Cameron!
 

 
 
 
 
ROTARY, SHELTERBOX ORGANIZING
 
AID FOR QUAKE VICTIMS IN NEPAL
 

Rotary District 3292 in Nepal set up a disaster relief fund to help victims in the hardest hit areas. Immediate funds will go towards food, water, medical supplies, and shelter. If you wish to contribute to this fund, you may send a check payable to the Rotary District 5170 Foundation, marking your check “Nepal Earthquake Relief.” Because of previous disasters in Nepal, the group already has tents and other nonfood items ready for deployment.
 
 
In conjunction, the SLV Schools are running a "Coins for Nepal Drive", May 11 through May 25.  UNICEF reports that over 1.7 million children are in urgent need of food, water, shelter and medical care.  The Coins for Nepal Drive is for donations (coins, checks or paper currency accepted) to the Nepal emergency aid effort.  Donations will be accepted in the classrooms or the school office. 
 

 
 
The SLV Rotary Club teamed up with 3 of the SLV Interact Club members to do a little cleanup around the Felton Community Hall and MCR across the Highway.  No fundraiser, but 2 prominent properties in the Valley are looking a little neater and tidier as a result.  Ken Macy, Thomas Wynn, Julie and Larry Haff and Charlie Johnson focused on the Felton Community Hall while Janet Coit and Mike Holton along with Interactors Ava Badger, Harrison Melcher and Myranda Barker handled the front of the MCR building.  Ken hauled all the yard work to the dump in his trailer.
 
 
                                                    Julie & Larry Haff
 
 
                                               Charlie Ken & Thomas
 
 
                                              Myranda, Harrison & Ava
 

 
 

Digital Nest, Watsonville

On Wednesday, 3/18, after the regular meeting of the club, this group of us paid a short visit to the Digital Nest in Watsonville.  Jacob Martinez, second from left in the photo, gave us a tour and overview of the Operation.  We hope to take advantage of what the students can do there with setting up a Facebook presence for the club.  Thomas, Linda, Joe, Mary and I were there to meet with Jacob.
 
The Digital NEST is a high-tech space located in the heart of Watsonville. Young people ages 12-24 from Santa Cruz County and the Monterey Bay area have access to computers, software, Wi-Fi, and other digital tools and classes. They master skills necessary to thrive in the high tech, globally connected world in which we all live. The Digital NEST is spurring interest from educators and national media as a model for conquering the "digital divide" in underserved communities throughout the U.S.
 
Their website is: http://digitalnest.org/ 
 

 
 
Boulder Creek fire hydrant painting project
 
 
Last year, the San Lorenzo Valley Rotary Club invited Boulder Creek Fire Chief Kevin McClish as a speaker at one of our meeting.  He spoke about a very interesting program about the BC Fire Department Internship for high school students to gain experience in fire training.  The Chief was visited a few days later, by a couple of members of our Rotary Club to see if he could think of any opportunities for volunteer service we could present to the San Lorenzo Valley Interact Club, which is the High school service club we sponsor, at SLV High School.
 
 
 
 
Rotary Night at the Warriors Fundraiser is coming very soon - Friday March 20 at the Kaiser Arena in Santa Cruz.  Thomas is working with Jon Winston to gather signups.  Please see Thomas as soon as possible to reserve your tickets for this fun event.
 
 
 

 
 
Nan and I visited the Rose Parade Post Parade on New Year's Day.  I've always enjoyed this over the years growing up in Pasadena.  The floats are parked along Sierra Madre Boulevard for viewing for 2 days following the Parade.  Where they are parked is within walking distance from my house in those days (50s and 60s) and there was never any charges for walking around the floats or a fence; these days, there is a $10 per person fee and a temporary fence around it all patrolled by L.A County Sheriffs.  Even so, by the time we left after seeing them all, the crowd was shoulder to shoulder and they had to close it from anymore people coming in!  Here are two pictures of the Rotary Float, the logo is made of various beans, seeds and rice.
 
 

 
 
On Wednesday evening, 11/5, the Interact Club of San Lorenzo Valley High school put on a pot luck dinner event to get acquainted with members of our club.  It was hosted by Joe and Linda at their home in Ben Lomond.  We enjoyed excellent dishes and interactions with the students.  They intend to repeat this sometime in 2015.  Here is a photo of the group:
 

 
 
Today we were able to complete this year's Presidents Project - the donation of school supplies to local teachers and students.  Heather and I delivered 300 9"x12" white boards to the SLV Middle School, received by Principal Jeff Calden.  I wasn't aware of the big use that is made of these white boards in schools today, but member Julie Haff helped us in figuring that out and Heather ran with it to find an economical web site to purchase from.  I took delivery a week or so ago and they sat on the front porch 'til we could get a date with Jeff.  At the DG visit next January, we will have a sample that we can show Ed.  Here's a picture.
 

 
 
 

Speakers

Aug 12, 2015
Traci Bliss
Rotary and Santa Cruz Area State Parks
 

Club Executives & Directors

President
President-Elect
Past President
Treasurer
Secretary
Membership Chair
Foundation Chair
Executive Secretary
Officer-At-Large
 
 
 
Rotary Club of San Lorenzo Valley
PO Box 294
Felton, CA 95018