Apr 21, 2024 | Issue 2
<Issue 1 is around 1st Sunday of the Month; Issue 2 on the 3rd Sunday. 2 issues a month>
“Then it was spring; and in spring anything may happen. Absolutely anything.” ~ E. E. Cummings
Looking Ahead | Upcoming Meetings
April 25: Jonathan Hicken
Jonathan Hicken is the executive director for the Seymour Marine Discovery Center, a community-supported marine science education center of UCSC.
May 2: Nathan Nguyen
Nathan Nguyen is the City of Santa Cruz’s new public works director. He will give us an update on West Cliff Drive and the County's Complete Streets project.
Look Back | Recent Meetings
Apr 18: Ken Doctor
We heard from the CEO & Founder of Lookout Santa Cruz about reviving a community-wide, robust trust-worthy news presence and what Lookout is doing in the community.
April 11: Taran Barca-Hall
The Regional Director, Central California for Junior Achievement of Northern California spoke to us about JA and their mission about youth economic empowerment. JA has been around since 1919.
Items of Interest
County Community Clean Up Day
Cowell Beach (10ish Rotary volunteers needed) 
Saturday May 11, 2024 | 9 - 11 am
Sign Up at Community Service Sign Up Sheet / No need to Register at Save our Shores.
Each person is required to complete, print and bring the Save our Shores Waiver.
SoS recommends that all volunteers wear closed-toed shoes, dress in layers, wear sun protection, and bring a filled reusable water bottle. Save Our Shores encourages volunteers to avoid single-use plastics at cleanups. Anyone under the age of 18 will require a parent or guardian’s signature on this document. Volunteers under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult (guardian) for the duration of the event.
Quatro de Mayo Party
Joe & Ann Ferrante are hosting a Quatro de Mayo Party (really, its a Cinco de Mayo Party being held on May 4th....). For the small price of $25 you will be treated to a feast including Tacos, rice and salad. There will be alcoholic (Margaritas, Beer) and Non-Alcoholic beverages served. Should be a load of fun. Please RSVP / sign up by April 24.
Rotarian of the Month
Jim Felich is our Rotarian of the Month and we thank him for his many contributions of time, treasure and talent. To the Club and To the Community. Thank you, Jim.


Dave Campbell 4/2
Jeremy Lezin 4/5
Tom Stelling- 4/28
Tom McCullough- 4/30

Wedding Anniversaries

Tony and Connie Giannotti- 4/9 (36 years)
Roger and Keri Swenson- 4/22 (46 years)
Jerry and Janet Souza- 4/30 (36 years)
[All Date info provided by the esteemed Tom Hart as entered in ClubRunner; if something is incorrect, please update Clubrunner]

Rotary Anniversaries

Ross Condit 4/1 (42 years)
Ken Whiting 4/1 (36 years)
John Gallagher 4/1 (15 yrs)
Beth Powanda 4/4/ (11 yrs)
Matthew Marichiba 4/19 (8 yrs)
Tiffany Wise-West 4/21 (9 yrs)
Deb Dutra 4/26 (29 years)
Meghan Morse 4/26 (5 yrs)
Charles Baylis 4/28 (9 yrs)
These 9 Rotarians represent a combined 164 years of Rotary Service to the local and International Community!!!

More Calendar Stuff

Rotary District 5170
District Conference: April 26-28 at the Hayes Mansion, San Jose

April Health Awareness Focuses on: Alcohol, IBS, Autism, Minority Health, Sarcoidosis. Occupational Therapy, Parkinson’s Disease, Sexual Assault, STI, Stress, Testicular Cancer and Child Abuse
Members Corner
Mary Alsip and Camilla Boolootian had a wonderful time working for Whitings Foods in the last three weeks during the spring break. Ken Whiting had asked
for volunteers to work at his various concessions all over the boardwalk, and they both volunteered, (they were actually not volunteers, they were paid $25 an hour to do this.....). Both of them will be donating that money for the construction of the house in Tecate, Mexico, this October. They worked in the fish and fries booth, the Taco place, Loaded Fries, and at Hotdog on a Stick!! Nice work, ladies.
<Folks, please send me stories and info to share here. This feature only works with submissions>.
Club Happenings
Welcome New Members - Don & Elliott!
We welcomed 2 new members to our awesome Club in the past few weeks.
Don Ridings is a retired psychologist from Washington.  He and his wife, Sharon, moved to Santa Cruz a couple of years ago. His interests include hiking, jogging, golf, biking, camping and travel. He volunteers at Grey Bears and recently served as a Judge in the SC County Science Fair. Don’s sponsor is John Gallagher.  
Elliott is a professor at UCSC in the Environmental Sciences Dept. focusing on climate science, water resources and food sustainability. His interests include surfing, tennis and community service.  He also recently served as judge at the SC County Science Fair. Elliott and his partner, Liz, live in Capitola.  Elliott is sponsored by his proud dad and Sunrise Member, Dave Campbell.
Satellite Club News
Join the satellite club, the young rotarians, at their Beach Bonfire this month, and at their meetings next month.

Editors Note

Folks, I will keep repeating this - the newsletter is no good without content... so, please send me info to publish.

Cheers! And, see you at Rotary

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