Feb 18, 2024 | Issue 2
<Issue 1 comes out on the 1st Sunday of the Month; Issue 2 on the 3rd Sunday. 2 issues a month only)
 
This is also newsletter 2 with the new look and feel. All suggestions and inputs are welcome as we work to make this a more useful newsletter. See editors section below for more details.
Looking Ahead | Upcoming Meetings
Heidi Boynton will be speaking about opportunities to join a house-building trip to Tecate, Mexico with a non- profit called Finding Sophia that builds homes for single moms.
 
 
The 5th meeting of any month has been designated by President Penni as an evening meeting (and yes, Feb has 5 meetings this year... go figure). This meeting, well its really a social, will be held at Humble Sea Brewing, 820 Swift St. More details to be sent out in advance of the meeting.
 
Look Back | Recent Meetings
Flor Chacon, the program coordinator, and a multitude of folks came to our meeting and talked to us about the good work that is being done by Cabrillo College's Veterans Information Center; operated by veterans for veterans. Their stories were pretty powerful.
 
Kara Capaldo joined us and talked about her life journey and how she got into photography after retirement (and travel as well!). She shared many of her photos and talked to us about the stories behind them (every photo has a story behind it, no?)
Items of Interest
Community Service Events
 
We need volunteers at Housing Matters to assemble hygiene kits. Please sign up here.
Assemble Hygiene Kits (15-20 volunteers) 
Housing Matters Shelter Campus 
Saturday Feb 24, 2024 | 9:30 am - 12:30 
115 Coral Street, Santa Cruz, CA 
 
Volunteers are also needed for theSTEAM Expo/SC Science Fair. Please sign up here.
Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds
Saturday March 9, 2024 | 8 am - 11 am
2601 E Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rotarian of the Month
Brent Dunton is our Rotarian for February, recognized for his work on the bike ride and everything else. Brent - Thanks for all you do, for the club and the community. 

Birthdays

Eileen Beaudry- Feb 2
Karen Gosling- Feb 2
Peggy Alberti- Feb 12
Peter Truman- Feb 14
Bob Keet- Feb 17
Maureen Tapiz- Feb 20
 

Wedding Anniversaries

Dave Price- Feb 1 (24 yrs)
Maria Barranco- Feb 9 (17 yrs)
Sean Venables- Feb 14 (52 yrs)
Dave Mello- Feb 19 (30 yrs)
Rob Morse- Feb 19 (35 yrs)

Rotary Anniversaries

Constantin Gehriger- Feb 1  (34 yrs)
Rick Hofstetter- Feb 1 (33 yrs)
Sean Venables- Feb 1 (33 yrs)
Janet Russell Keller- Feb 10 (2 yrs)
Betty Bullaro- Feb 14 (7 yrs)
Hilary Bryant- Feb 17 (23 yrs)
Chris Benkert- Feb 23 (1 yr)
 

More Calendar Stuff

Rotary District 5170
District Assembly: April 6
District Conference: April 26-28

February Health Awareness Month
- Heart Health
- Black HIV/AIDS
- Teen Dating Violence
- Cancer Prevention
 
 
 
<All these dates provided by the esteemed Tom Hart>
Members Corner
From Tom Hart: March 3-6 is the first gathering of skiing/snowboarding Sunrise Rotarians at Northstar Resort.  Two cabins have been reserved to accommodate the group. Special thanks to Deb Dutra for hosting what is hoped to the first of many annual Tahoe Ski/Board Trips. Fun and fellowship is expected but at this juncture it is uncertain if what happens there will stay there or be shared in the Reveille?

Editors Note

Hi, all. All good with you on this rainy Sunday in our lovely part of paradise? Hope everyone is staying warm and no one has lost power (especially those who live in the boonies... looking at you, Penni... I am similar tho....). We continue to experiment with this newsletter, website and more - hoping to make them more useful. Please send me any story ideas, information to share, general feedback.

Cheers! and See You at a Rotary meeting!
~sanjay~

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