Posted by Kenneth Macy on May 15, 2019
Today's speaker was Rosemary Menard, returned from last January for all the questions we had.  President Linda reminded the group about Fred McPherson's memorial June 23, 12noon, Henry Cowell picnic area.
Rosemary Menard
Minutes of Rotary Club of SLV
May 15, 2019
President Linda opened the meeting with Rotary’s Four Way Test, introductions, and the Thought for the Day.
  • District Conference- don’t forget to show up on the USS Hornet on THIS Saturday night!
  • Ken passed out our scheduled shifts for the Redwood Mt Fair.
  • Felton Remembers Parade- Saturday, May 25. Meet at 9:00 am
  • Bob is in the hospital with a serious back injury. In addition, he has started chemotherapy. Please keep him in your thoughts.  
  • Rotaract- Community Service Day at Hope Roots Farm on Sunday, May 19
  • July 4th Parade is coming up
  • Monday, May 20 Westside Folk and Gospel Choir performance
  • A member donated 18 tickets to Roaring Camp. The club decided to
  • Fred Mc Pherson’s memorial is being held on June 23 in the Henry Cowell Picnic area (12noon)
  • We will be dark on May 29 and there will be a social at Justin’s on May 30.
Guest speaker: Rosemary Menard, Santa Cruz Water Department
Rosemary visited the Club in January and came back to further discuss what is happening in the SC City Water Department. She noted that Santa Cruz city water usage is 48 gallons per person per day – the best conservation figure in the state, “maybe the country”.The SC Water Department is opening up water rights so they can share water with other water companies in the county. Rosemary reported that in dry years the district may release about 5 million gallons for “fish flow”; but this can go up to 12 million during wet years.  The EIR for the Water Rights project will be available in the fall of this year.
Newell Creek Dam was built in 1960 and Loch Lomond is the primary water storage facility for the City of SC’s supply system. The dam is 60 years old and in need of repair. The Newell Creek Dam Project Components include: new inlet/outlet structure, a 14’ tunnel, and a new outlet structure at the toe of the dam. This is a common project that is happening in CA for dams built during this era. This work will start in 2020 and should take about 2 years to complete. There will be additional opportunities for the community to have input into the project in the fall. Please check their website for dates and times. Rosemary offered tours of the project areas to the group.
Detective: Carol did a great job preparing questions to stump her colleagues!
Drawing: Ken pulled the 6 of clubs!!!
The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 a.m.
Minutes respectfully submitted by J. Haff