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We alternate weekly meetings between evenings at 7:00pm in-person at Scopazzi's Restaurant and via Zoom, second & fourth Thursdays; and mornings at 7:45am in-person at various venues around San Lorenzo Valley, first & third Wednesdays.  The morning venue is usually noted in the meeting announcements just below.
Contact us via the above "Contact Us" link or via USPS at
PO Box 294, Felton,  CA  95018
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We meet Thursday evenings at 7:00pm, Scopazzi's restaurant, Boulder Creek.  And Wednesday mornings at 7:45am at various venues around San Lorenzo Valley, please watch this space.
  • Thursday, July 14, 7:00pm, Zoom & Scopazzi's, Speaker Anahita Dalmia


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It's that time, beginning the Rotary Year, when we all pay our dues for membership in the Rotary Club of San Lorenzo Valley.  Remember that we've increased our annual dues from $200 to $300 for individuals and twice that for our corporate members - yes, we have one. 
This morning the club tried out a new venue with buffet breakfast at the Empire Grill in Felton, with Zoom for those not attending in person.  It seemed to work out well and we'll continue to use it on a trial basis during July, August & September 2022.  There were three speakers today: Jordan King introduced by Joe Griffin, good friend of the club Brenda Holmes, Mountain Parks Foundation Executive Director and Will Fourt, Senior Project Planner, Reimagining Big Basin.

Jordan King & Joe Griffin

Joe introduced Jordan King who is the club's second 4-year scholarship student.  Jordan is entering his sophomore year at UC Davis majoring in mechanical engineering. Joe and Linda Fawcett initiated and support this 4-year scholarship using the club as the vehicle for conveying the yearly funds.  Here is Jordan with Joe.

Guest Brenda Holmes

Brenda Holmes, Mountain Parks Foundation is on the Advisory Committee for the Reimagining Big Basin Project, one of the drivers of the project to begin helping mother nature recover from the CZU complex fire that burned over 97% of the oldest state park in California.  Brenda related some of her experiences and knowledge of Big Basin and then introduced Will Fourt, Senior Project Planner for Reimagining Big Basin.  Will presented a video overview of Big Basin and the Project that the Club contributed to producing.

Will Fourt, Reimagining Big Basin

Will Fourt is the California State Parks Senior Project Planner, Reimagining Big Basin Project.  This is a multi-year project to recover the oldest state park in California after the devastating CZU Complex fire, August 2020.
The Reimagining Big Basin project will engage the public and stakeholders in defining a renewed vision for Big Basin. Although the Big Basin General Plan was updated in 2013 and defines a vision for the park based on significant stakeholder and public input, the devastation caused by the CZU Complex Fire in 2020 has prompted the need to revisit this shared vision with consideration to resources and infrastructure conditions as well as to the changing climatic conditions.
Please visit the website for complete information: REIMAGININGBIGBASIN
PDG & founding member Ron Sekkel spoke to the group on the role that Rotary plays on Civility in the world.
Members Steve Edmonds and wife Wendy are making a major change in their lives - moving to Mexico.  In particular the Lake Chapala ex-pat community near Guadalajara.  We wish them well and hope to see them in the future on visits to the USA.
The club continues to grow with two recent inductions, Aaron Brandt, financial advisor with Edward Jones in Felton and Tiffanie Meschi School Psychologist with SLV USD.  Co-president Mike led the initiation for Aaron at the May 26 meeting at Scopazzi's and also for Tiffanie on June 1 when we tried out meeting at Quail Hollow Ranch (in the kitchen, none the less).
Also at the meeting at Quail Hollow, member Eric Brown introduced the club's RYLA camper for this year, Sadie Bell.
Mike Holton, Aaron Brandt
Tiffanie Meschi
Sadie Bell

Wednesday Morning Meeting at Roaring Camp

The club utilized the cavernous Bret Harte Hall at Roaring Camp in Felton for our meeting today.  This is the venue for the annual Redwood Mountain Faire and we're considering using it for our twice-monthly morning meetings.  The speaker today was Melanie Clark, CEO of Roaring Camp.  We also inducted Roaring Camp as the first corporate member of our club.  Representing Roaring Camp for the induction ceremony were Melanie Clark, Leatha Brown and Jeanette Guire.
One of the highlights of the meeting at Scopazzi's tonight was the initiation of the newest member of  SLV Rotary Club, Beth Thaxton.  Beth is already super active with the group doing shifts at most all of the Vax the Valley Clinics.  PDG Ron Sekkel did the honors and co-president Justin Acton presented the membership materials package.
Ron Sekkel, Beth Thaxton, Justin Acton

Jimmy Panetta, US Representative 20th District

The other highlight of the meeting was hearing from Jimmy Panetta, US Representative for the 20th Congressional District.  After the recent re-districting, the San Lorenzo Valley will fall into that District (we're currently in the 19th District).  He discussed some of the major areas he is working on in Congress and the District, as well as the situation in Ukraine.
Member Ed Titus, Speaker tonight
Across Siberia
Ed updated his Blue Badge personal story describing his memorable trip across Siberia east to west.  The group was enthralled.
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Anahita Dalmia
Jul 14, 2022 7:00 PM
Critical Thinking and Seeking Truth
Interested in Rotary?
Are you interested in learning more about Rotary?  Perhaps attending one of our weekly Zoom meetings?  Want to contribute directly to the San Lorenzo Valley communities?  Call Mike Holton, SLV Rotary Membership Chairman  831 234-9424 or email  Or even easier, click the "Contact Us" link at the top of this home page.  We look forward to hearing from you.
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