Posted by Janet Coit on Dec 08, 2018
Today's speaker was Brenna Ewing of the Santa Cruz SPCA.
 
Brenna Ewing
Meeting 12/5/2018 Janet Coit 2018-12-08 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Nov 28, 2018
Today we installed new member Judy Sherman, sworn in by Mike Holton and attested to by Mary and Linda.  The speaker was the Director of Development of the CASA program of Santa Cruz Lyndsey Marks.
 
Linda Fawcett, Judi Sherman, Mary Hammer
 
Lyndsey Marks
Meeting 11/28/2018 Julie Haff 2018-11-28 08:00:00Z 0
Meeting 11/14/2018 Julie Haff 2018-11-28 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kenneth Macy on Nov 12, 2018
Today's speaker was Visiting Rotarian Dave Wilson, presenting his experience in the Rotary Group Study Exchange, and his involvement in curbing Global terrorism.
 
Dave Wilson
Meeting 10/31/2018 Kenneth Macy 2018-11-12 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kenneth Macy on Nov 12, 2018
Today's speakers were Fred and Roberta McPherson.  They presented their new video on the Turkey Foot confluence of the San Lorenzo River, Bear Creek and Boulder Creek.  Fred also met later in the day with the Henry Cowell docents delivering a lecture on that topic.  
 
I am sad to report that Fred died Thursday morning in his home.  He had been so filled with passion and joy and concern during the recent Water Board Election, and when sharing their new video with our club on Wednesday, and remaining connected with people in every way.... friend, educator, mentor, father, grandfather. He loved this Valley and worked hard to protect and preserve it. He was an amazing photographer and videographer. He and Roberta produced some wonderful videos about our watershed. I will try to keep the club informed about plans regarding honoring him. Roberta has loving family and dear friends supporting her and is doing OK for now. Look around you and share your love and work for peace...Fred would like that.
Fred McPherson
 
Meeting 11/7/2018 Kenneth Macy 2018-11-12 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Oct 26, 2018
Today we had our own Bob Frobish narrate a few of the pictures he and Cindy made on their recent Rhine River cruise.  He also included a couple of photos of long-time member Carol Miller who was being honored later that day by the Community Volunteer Center for her wonderful volunteerism with Mountain Parks Foundation, Felton Community Center and others.  The group recognized Carol for her tireless efforts.
 
 
Bob Frobish
 
Carol Miller
Meeting 10/24/2018 Julie Haff 2018-10-26 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Oct 17, 2018
Today's speaker was Lisa Robinson, President of the SLV Museum.  She went over the planning that is taking place for the use of the Faye Belardi Memorial building in Felton by the Museum after the Library is re-established in its new building next year,
 
Lisa Robinson
Meeting 10/17/2018 Julie Haff 2018-10-17 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kenneth Macy on Oct 03, 2018
Today Nancy Gerdt and Michelle Mosher gave us a thorough update on the new Felton Library and Discovery Park.  They announced that construction machinery was on the site and at work!  They expect completion/opening in early 2020.
 
Nancy Gerdt
 
Michelle Mosher
Meeting 10/3/2018 Kenneth Macy 2018-10-03 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Sep 26, 2018
Today's speaker and special guest is District 5170 Governor for 2018/2019, Tim Lundell.
 
Tim Lundell
Meeting 9/26/2018 Julie Haff 2018-09-26 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Sep 26, 2018
Speaker today was Carmel Jud, Founder and Executive Director of Rising International.
 
Carmel Jud
Meeting 9/19/2018 Julie Haff 2018-09-26 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kenneth Macy on Sep 17, 2018
On Sunday, 9/16/2018, the Club got together to clean, sand and seal-coat the large picnic tables at Quail Hollow County park.  Cindy arranged for the group picture.  Charlie got there just in time to put a coat of sealer on a table _and_ for the photo!
 

 
Community Project at Quail Hollow Park Kenneth Macy 2018-09-17 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Sep 15, 2018
 
Our speaker today was 5th District County Supervisor Bruce McPherson.  Updates on lots of topics.
 
Bruce McPherson

 
Meeting 9/12/2018 Julie Haff 2018-09-15 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Charles Johnson on Sep 15, 2018
 
Today's speaker was Don Boys of the invention Convention.
 
Don Boys

 
Meeting 9/5/2018 Charles Johnson 2018-09-15 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kenneth Macy on Sep 14, 2018
Although not specifically a Rotary Club Event, this is something a lot of our members have been working on along with others in the community.  Nancy Gerdt and Michelle Mosher will be speakers at the October 3 meeting.
 
Groundbreaking!
 
The celebratory groundbreaking for the new Felton Branch Library is Friday, September 21, at 4 pm on the new library site next to the Post Office on Gushee Street.  The brief ceremony will be followed by  refreshments, music, and mingling.
Felton Library Friends is deeply grateful to you and to all who have supported and continue to support the library/park project.
Please plan now to join your friends and neighbors in celebration of this wonderful new community resource. We hope to see you there!
Let's Celebrate!
Nancy Gerdt

 
 
Felton Library Groundbreaking Kenneth Macy 2018-09-14 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Aug 29, 2018
Christina Krem was the speaker today, Director of Camp Krem, a camp for all sorts of disabled people of all ages.  Her father was our guest today from Downtown Auckland, NZ Rotary.
 
Christina Krem
Meeting 8/29/2018 Julie Haff 2018-08-29 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Janet Coit on Aug 26, 2018
Today's speaker was Ray Gorski of the Scotts Valley Theater Guild.
 
Ray Gorski
 
Meeting 8/22/2018 Janet Coit 2018-08-26 07:00:00Z 0
Meeting 8/8/2018 Julie Haff 2018-08-08 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kenneth Macy on Aug 01, 2018
Our speaker today was Kristin Praly, Horse Sense, working with youth.
 
Kristin Praly
Meeting 8/1/18 Kenneth Macy 2018-08-01 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Jul 29, 2018
Bob Frobish and Cindy Sekkel were awarded Blue badges today.  Ed Titus gave us his biographical talk toward earning the Blue badge.  Finally, our four-year scholarship student Katie Lamb received her 2nd award of the $1,000 per year Fawcett/Griffin scholarship.  Joe Griffin did the honors.  Linda and Joe established this scholarship to honor their parents.
 
Ed Titus
 
Katie Lamb
 
 
 
Meeting 7/25/2018 Julie Haff 2018-07-29 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kenneth Macy on Jul 19, 2018
Today's meeting was very busy.  Our RYLA campers Kaylo Koenig and Julia Potzinger were introduced by member Ralph and they talked a bit about their experience at the camp.
 
Kaylo, Julia and Ralph
 
Nancy Macy of the Redwood Mountain Faire presented President Linda with the proceeds of being one of the top Grant Groups providing volunteers at the Faire.  Overall parking management was added this year on top of the Internal Traffic Control that we have provided over the past few years and this yielded a huge boost to our fund raising for the year.
 
President Linda with Nancy
 
Our speaker was Claire Campbell who operates the Ishara House organization in Congo, a safe-house for women and children there.  She owns and operates a store in Felton selling crafts produced by the people who use Ishara in Congo.
 
Claire Campbell
Meeting 7/18/2018 Kenneth Macy 2018-07-19 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kenneth Macy on Jul 03, 2018
Today we hosted Jeff Gaffney, Director of Santa Cruz County Parks.
 
Jeff Gaffney
Meeting 6/27/2018 Kenneth Macy 2018-07-03 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kenneth Macy on Jun 20, 2018
Today Lauren Donnelly-Crocker addressed the Club about the Seymour Marine Discovery Center.  Lauren is the Development Director there.
 
Lauren Donnelly-Crocker
Meeting 6/20/2018 Kenneth Macy 2018-06-20 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kenneth Macy on Jun 19, 2018
Today was Club Assembly.  Several topics were discussed in addition to putting on a small baby shower for member Jessica.  Bob Frobish regaled the club with pictures of his recent train trip with wife Cindy.
 
Bob
 
Jessica
 
Meeting 6/13/2018 Kenneth Macy 2018-06-19 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Jun 06, 2018
 
Today our speaker was Kevin McClish, Chief of the Boulder Creek fire Department.
 
Kevin McClish
 
Meeting 6/6/2018 Julie Haff 2018-06-06 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on May 23, 2018
Our speaker today was Roxanne Moore of the Mountain Community Resources organization.
 
Roxanne Moore
Meeting 5/23/2018 Julie Haff 2018-05-23 07:00:00Z 0
Meeting 5/9/2018 Julie Haff 2018-05-11 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on May 06, 2018
The meeting began with member Ralph Miljanich introducing the two RYLA campers from SLV HS for this year: Kaylo Zubey and Julia Poetzinger.
 
Ralph with Kaylo Zubey and Julia Poetzinger
 
Our guest speaker today was Dylan Skybrook, manager of Santa Cruz Stewardship Network.
 
Dylan Skybrook
Meeting 5/2/2018 Julie Haff 2018-05-06 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Apr 30, 2018
Our speaker today was Jessica Locatelli, presenting her Red Badge autobiographical talk.
 
Jessica
Meeting 4/25/2018 Julie Haff 2018-04-30 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kenneth Macy on Apr 30, 2018
The Redwood Mountain Faire is coming SOON!  Dance the day away to live music with your friends and family while enjoying tasty locally made food, cold beer, cider, and wine in an open field surrounded by redwoods in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Join us for a weekend-long music festival and arts & crafts fair that benefits local service organizations, including SLV Rotary and celebrates community.  Everyone who attended the 2017 Faire helped to raise $47,000 for local non-profits and service organizations. Since the Faire's return in 2010, we have raised over $285,000 total.  
 
Please be sure to sign up for a volunteer slot for the Internal Traffic Control (what we're been doing for several years) or the new one this year - Parking Coordination.
 
Redwood Mountain Faire 2018  Kenneth Macy 2018-04-30 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Apr 18, 2018
Today's speaker was Carlos Palacios, Santa Cruz County Chief Administrative Officer.  Fifth District Supervisor Bruce McPherson was here to introduce Mr Palacios.
 
Bruce McPherson
 
Carlos Palacios
 
The Group
 
Meeting 4/18/2018 Julie Haff 2018-04-18 07:00:00Z 0
Meeting 4/11/2018 Julie Haff 2018-04-15 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Janet Coit on Apr 05, 2018
Today we had Dave Kuty as our guest speaker.  He is a long-time docent at Henry Cowell State Park.  He didn't talk about our redwood state parks in the area, but a recent trip to France where he and his wife paid a visit to the impressionist artist Claude Monet's garden.  The French government has preserved Monet's residence and garden as a museum.
 
Dave Kuty
 
Monet's Lilies
 
Meeting 4/4/2018 Janet Coit 2018-04-05 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Janet Coit on Mar 30, 2018
Today's speaker was Libby Leyden, editor of the Press Banner.
 
Libby Leyden
Meeting 3/28/2018 Janet Coit 2018-03-30 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Mar 27, 2018
Today the speaker was member Bob Frobish giving us his Red Badge autobiography, he pitched-in in place of the missing-in-action scheduled speaker, thanks Bob!
The minutes of the March 2018 Board meeting is posted in the under the View Club Documents link in the Member Area of this web site.
 
Bob Frobish
Meeting 3/21/2018 Julie Haff 2018-03-27 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Mar 09, 2018
There were lots of visitors today, including two officers from the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office - Jordan Brownlee and Adam Roberts.  Since our scheduled speaker had an unexpected emergency arise and couldn't make it, we prevailed on the Officers to give an update on policing the county these days.
 
Adam Roberts
 
Jordan Brownlee
Meeting 3/7/2018 Julie Haff 2018-03-09 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kenneth Macy on Mar 05, 2018
The annual Rotary Area 7 Speech Contest is this week, March 6, 3:30 - 5:30.  The venue is the Performing Arts Center at the San Lorenzo Valley High School in Felton. 
 
 
 
Here are the participants in the speech contest:
 
Speech Contest - Area 7 Kenneth Macy 2018-03-05 08:00:00Z 0
Posted on Feb 28, 2018
Our speaker today was Dan Lazarus of Quail Hollow Park.  Dan is a very knowledgeable Park interpreter and environmental educator.
 
Dan Lazarus
Meeting 2/28/2018 Julie Haff 2018-02-28 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Feb 21, 2018
Multiple guests were in attendance today, including County Supervisor Bruce McPherson who introduced the speaker George Dondero, Executive Director of the Regional Transportation Commission.  George and his assistant Brianna gave an overview of Measure D and Senate Bill 1, both of which directly impact the improved situation of the roads in the county and especially the SLV.
 
Bruce McPherson
 
George Dondero
Meeting 2/21/2018 Julie Haff 2018-02-21 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kenneth Macy on Feb 17, 2018
Today we held our meeting in the Multi-Purpose room at the SLV High School.  The occasion was our annual Speech Contest.  There were 7 excellent presenters competing for the top 3 monetary awards.  Here are some photos of the students.  The follow-up Area 7 Contest will be held also at the High school, in the Performing Arts Center, March 6.
 
Meeting 2/14/2018 Kenneth Macy 2018-02-17 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kenneth Macy on Feb 13, 2018
On Saturday February 10, a core group of the club spent about 4 hours assisting Valley Churches United in a general clean up and organizing.  Karen was there admiring how clean the storm drain out front now looks.
 
 
There are more pictures on the web site page "Club Pages" under the Photo Album category.
 
 
Valley Churches United Clean Up Kenneth Macy 2018-02-13 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Feb 09, 2018
Today we were able to present Bill Rush with a contribution for the Comunidad organization.  Our speaker was Michael Tierra highlighting his acupuncture practice in Santa Cruz.
 
Bill Rush
 
Michael Tierra
Meeting 2/7/2018 Julie Haff 2018-02-09 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Feb 01, 2018
Today's speaker was Rachel Bickert from State Senator Bill Monning's office.
 
Rachel Bickert
 
 
Meeting 1/31/2018 Julie Haff 2018-02-01 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Jan 29, 2018
Today's speakers were Kate Teague and Joy Anderson, California Youth Connection.
 
    
Kate Teague
 
                       
Joy Anderson
Meeting 1/24/2018 Julie Haff 2018-01-29 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Jan 17, 2018
Today's speaker was Susan True of the Community Foundation.
 
Susan True
Meeting 1/17/2017 Julie Haff 2018-01-17 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Jan 13, 2018
Monthly club assembly for January was the program for today.
 
 
 
 
 
Meeting 1/10/2018 Julie Haff 2018-01-13 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Janet Coit on Jan 03, 2018
Today's speaker was Lauren Lozier.  Lauren is a very active member of the SLV High School Interact Club and her family is hosting an exchange student from Spain.  Lauren was able to take advantage of an opportunity to visit Spain last year and she related that experience today.
 
Lauren Lozier
Meeting 1/3/2018 Janet Coit 2018-01-03 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Janet Coit on Dec 19, 2017
Today was December Club Assembly.  Main topics were Homeless Service Center project and the Redwood Mountain Faire.
 
 
 
Meeting 12/13/2017 Janet Coit 2017-12-19 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Janet Coit on Dec 08, 2017
Today Scott Webb gave his blue badge talk.  His background includes numerous stints in managing group camps around California.  He is currently CEO of Easterseals which owns and operates Camp Harmon here in Boulder Creek.  He and his wife Tammie have a blended family with 8 children and they live at Camp Harmon.  In the early days of the SLV Rotary Club Scott had been President-elect before a job opportunity required a move to southern California.
 
Scott Webb
 
 
 
Meeting 12/6/2017 Janet Coit 2017-12-08 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Dec 02, 2017
We inducted new member Jessica Locatelli today and then heard speaker Phil Kramer, executive director of the Santa Cruz Homeless Services Center.
 
Janet Coit, Jessica Locatelli, Karen McNamara
 
Phil Kramer
Meeting 11/29/2017 Julie Haff 2017-12-02 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Nov 17, 2017
Our speaker today was Emily Muscatel, daughter of member Julie Haff.  Emily has lived all over the world and she talked today about a recent trip to India.
 
Emily Muscatel
Meeting 11/15/2017 Julie Haff 2017-11-17 08:00:00Z 0
Meeting 11/8/2017 Janet Coit 2017-11-10 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Nov 02, 2017
Today's guest speaker was Jason Borgen, Director of Learning and Innovation, Portola Valley School District.  Topic was Maker Spaces that he is implementing at his school district.
 
Jason Borgen
Meeting 10/25/2017 Julie Haff 2017-11-02 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Nov 02, 2017
 
No guest speaker today. The Rotarians put labels in dictionaries.
 
 
Meeting 11/1/2017 Julie Haff 2017-11-02 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Janet Coit on Oct 19, 2017
Today's speaker was Christine Chopra, Executive Director of the S4C. The goal of S4C is to increase post-secondary access and attainment for students in Santa Cruz County.
 
Meeting 10/18/2017 Janet Coit 2017-10-19 07:00:00Z 0
Meeting 10/11/2017 Julie Haff 2017-10-19 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Oct 05, 2017
Today's speaker was Chris Schiermeyer SLV USD Assistant Superintendent for Business.  He is currently leading an investigation into how the District can help with the current housing crisis that our teachers are facing.
 
Chris Scheirmeyer
Meeting 10/4/2017 Julie Haff 2017-10-05 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Janet Coit on Sep 28, 2017
Our surprise substitute speaker today was Cameron Haste.  He presented a nice set of photos from his recent trip to Tonga, working off his list of the "least visited countries in the world."  The slide that I happened to capture here is where he explains how he figured out how to eat a meal without utensils.
 
 
Cameron Haste
Meeting 9/27/2017 Janet Coit 2017-09-28 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kenneth Macy on Sep 25, 2017
Today was a visit from Nancy Macy of the Redwood Mountain Faire Steering Committee.  She presented a check to President Karen MacNamara for our club's participation in this years Redwood Mountain Faire as a "grant group".
 
Karen and Nancy
 
Today's speaker was Hallie Greene, also of the Redwood Mountain Faire Steering committee.  She is Director of the Boulder Creek Recreation District and gave the group on update on the activities of the district.
 
Hallie Greene
Meeting 9/20/2017 Kenneth Macy 2017-09-25 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Sep 18, 2017
Our guest speaker today was 5170 DG Orrin Mahoney.  We prevailed on Orrin to do the induction honors of our new members Scott and Tammie Webb.
 
Scott, Tammie, DG Orrin Mahoney
Meeting 9/6/2017 Julie Haff 2017-09-18 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Sep 16, 2017
Today was our monthly Club Assembly.  Among other topics, Member Ralph discussed the Felton Library Friends.
 
Artist's conception of the new Felton Library
Meeting 9/13/2017 Julie Haff 2017-09-16 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Aug 31, 2017
Today's speaker was Sibley Simon, presenting his group's successful approaches to homelessness in Santa Cruz.
 
Sibley Simon
Meeting 8/30/2017 Julie Haff 2017-08-31 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Aug 06, 2017
The speakers today were Bill Rush and Teresa Todd of the Communidad Group.
 
Teresa and Bill
Meeting 8/2/2017 Julie Haff 2017-08-06 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Janet Coit on Jul 27, 2017
Today's speaker was Susan Goldstein of the Waldorf Education organization.
 
Susan Goldstein
7/26/2017 Meeting Janet Coit 2017-07-27 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Janet Coit on Jul 19, 2017
Today we heard from our RYLA camper Kayla on her experiences.
 
Kayla
 
Meeting 7/19/2017 Janet Coit 2017-07-19 07:00:00Z 0
Meeting 6/28/2017 Julie Haff 2017-07-19 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Jun 22, 2017
The speaker today was Shannon Calden, Principle of the SLV Middle School.
 
Shannon Calden
 
 
Meeting June 21, 2017 Julie Haff 2017-06-22 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Jun 07, 2017
Today's speaker was Linda Skeff.  Topics were invasive plant species, restoration of native species and the Americorps team that was here working on these issues in local parks in our area.
 
Linda Skeff
 
Meeting May 31, 2017 Julie Haff 2017-06-07 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Janet Coit on Jun 07, 2017
Our guest today was Peter Gelblum who spoke about the ACLU, especially the Northern California affiliate.  The Northern California affiliate is the largest by membership in the nation.
 
Peter Gelblum
Meeting June 7, 2017 Janet Coit 2017-06-07 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on May 28, 2017
Today's Speaker was Norm Crandell, Felton Chiropractor, presenting the Orphanage in Baja that he supports.   President Karen related the presentation of our scholarship grants to SLV High grads.
 
Norm Crandall
 
Karen & Joe at the SLV High Awards program
Meeting 5/24/2017 Julie Haff 2017-05-28 07:00:00Z 0
District 5170 Conference
 
President Karen McNamara reported at our last meeting on the great attendance figures of our club at the recent District Conference, our club outdoing all the other clubs in the district!  Karen, President-elect Cameron Haste and Secretary Julie Haff enjoyed the banquet.
 
Karen, Julie & Cameron
 
2017 Redwood Mountain Faire - June 3 & 4
 
Follow the link to get all the information you need to know about this year's Redwood Mountain Faire: http://www.redwoodmountainfaire.com/.   From local musicians to Grammy award winning players and bands to beautiful arts & crafts vendors, it's all at the Faire.  Our club is fortunate to be a grant group volunteering 13 of our members helping with vehicle traffic and parking.
 
Recent & Upcoming 2017-05-19 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on May 17, 2017
Today President Karen swore in new member Scott Deal, with his wife Linda attending as guest of the club.  Our speaker today was Jen Michelsen, SLV Water District Environmental Program Manager.
 
Scott and Karen
 
Jen Michelsen
 
Meeting May 17, 2017 Julie Haff 2017-05-17 07:00:00Z 0
Meeting May 10, 2017 Janet Coit 2017-05-11 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on May 05, 2017
The speaker today was Michelle Serna discussing the TEDx session she is putting together for the Salinas Valley.
 
Michelle Serna
Meeting 5/3/17 Julie Haff 2017-05-05 07:00:00Z 0
Today's speaker was Scott Deal, talking about his podcast and video production enterprise.  This featured a number of Cowboy & Western musicians.
 
Scott Deal
Meeting April 26, 2017 Julie Haff 2017-04-26 07:00:00Z 0
Meeting 4/19/2017 Julie Haff 2017-04-20 07:00:00Z 0
Meeting 4/12/17 Julie Haff 2017-04-14 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Apr 08, 2017
Today's speaker was Chris Hennessy presenting his video Touched by Hannah.  We also hosted District 5170 DG Jeff Orth for the presentation of the year's laptop computer to a Boulder Creek Elementary student.  Along with DG Orth, Bob Gretch of the District computer grant program was here to give the laptop to 5th grader Billy Eaton.  Before we got underwas, Karen presented our Casa Nostra host Mario with new-baby gifts from the club.
 
Mario and Karen
 
 
Chris Hennessy
 
5170 DG Jeff Orth
 
Billy Eaton and Bob Gretch
 
Meeting 3/22/2017 Julie Haff 2017-04-08 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Apr 08, 2017
 
The speaker today was Santa Cruz Sheriff Sergeant Brian Cleveland.
 
Sgt. Brian Cleveland
Meeting 4/5/2017 Julie Haff 2017-04-08 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kenneth Macy on Mar 30, 2017
 
Our speaker today was Nancy Gerdt, Co-Chair of the Felton Library Friends.  She gave an overview of the project which is on track for completion in 2019.
 
Nancy has lived in Felton since 1982. She has been a business owner, teacher, and community activist. Beginning with the issue of locally owned water in Felton in 2003, she then  became interested in libraries and in their power to transform lives. In 2005 she became one of the founding members of Felton Library Friends. She served for eight years on the Santa Cruz Library Joint Powers Board from 2006 to 2013 advocating for a better facility in the SLV. In 2016 she along with many other community members successfully worked on the county wide library Measure S campaign. She is currently working with other community members on various projects that will enhance the new Felton branch and serves on the new county-wide Library Advisory Commission.
 
Nancy Gerdt
Meeting 3/29/2017 Kenneth Macy 2017-03-30 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Mar 20, 2017
Minutes of Rotary Club of SLV
Mar 8, 2017
 
Members in attendance: Judy, Don, Laurie, Linda, Joe, Julie, Mary, Heather, Brenda, Charlie, Steve, Ken, Karen, Ralph, Carol, Sue, Franziska.  Guests: Larry Donatelle from SJ Rotary
 
President Karen opened the meeting with the flag salute, introductions and Thought for the Day.
Meeting March 8, 2017 Julie Haff 2017-03-20 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Mar 15, 2017
Today member Sue Seeger delivered her autobiographical speech to the other members of the group, earning her Blue Badge!
 
Sue Seeger
Meeting 3/15/2017 Julie Haff 2017-03-15 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Mar 05, 2017
Today's speaker is Joe Eckhardt of the SLV Alano Club.  Karen also announced the SLV Rotary Social March 6 at Casa Nostra.  Also announced is the upcoming District 5170 Conference at the Boardwalk, May 6 & 7.
 
 
Joe Eckhardt
 
Meeting 3/1/2017 Julie Haff 2017-03-05 08:00:00Z 0
Meeting February 22, 2017 Julie Haff 2017-02-22 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Feb 12, 2017
Cameron received the Paul Harris Fellow award today.  Today was our monthly club assembly to catch up on business and other topics for the club.  See the attached minutes.
 
Cameron Haste
Meeting 2/8/2017 Julie Haff 2017-02-12 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Feb 04, 2017
Peter and Michelle Gelblum talked to the group about their passion, Mountain Community Theater.  Also member Judy Anderson was named a Paul Harris Fellow.
 
Judy Anderson with Mike Holton
 
Michelle Gelblum
 
 
Peter Gelblum
 
Meeting February 1, 2017 Julie Haff 2017-02-04 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kenneth Macy on Jan 26, 2017
The featured speaker today was member Mary Hammer, who gave a reprise of her Blue Badge biographical presentation.
Mary Hammer
 
We hosted 6 members of the Rotaract Club of UCSC today: Jana Eisner, Millie Angulo, Alyssa Adams, Bonnie Baichen, Will Knudson, Cari Calabi.  They made several fundraiser announcements including "Individual Skills" offering assistance in various areas of their expertise (computer repair, gardening, office management, pet care, car maintenance, ...); and an upcoming dinner and auction in support of Jacob's Heart and Feed the Children, April 29 or May 6.
Meeting 1/25/2017 Kenneth Macy 2017-01-26 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Jan 26, 2017
We have a new Rotary sign posted at the Bear statue near the north end of Boulder Creek on Highway 9.  Thanks Mike, Charlie and Steve.
 
Today's speakers were Brenda Payne and Ann Cawley of the California Invention Convention.
Brenda Payne
 
Ann Cawley
 
Meeting 1/18/2017 Julie Haff 2017-01-26 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Jan 13, 2017
Fred and Reberta McPherson presented their new video on the Fall Creek Watershed. The highlight of the meeting for me today was receiving the Paul Harris Fellow award.  Thank you Mike and the group.
 
 
Meeting 1/4/2017 Julie Haff 2017-01-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kenneth Macy on Dec 31, 2016
 
 The Christmas Holiday Shop event was the main topic today.  Big fun all around.
 
Meeting 12/14/2016 Kenneth Macy 2017-01-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Dec 10, 2016
Today we had a very well-attended meeting to recognize the Rotary Vocational community member of the quarter, Tom Shreve, engineer at Roaring Camp in Felton.  Owner Melani Clark gave some background on Roaring Camp and also Tom's contributions there.  Roaring Camp has been a fixture of the San Lorenzo Valley for 52 years there have been over 4 million passengers over the years.  The Club's vocational chairperson Carol Miller presented the certificate of appreciation to Tom.
 
Today the Club also presented a contribution to the BECA project, Bill Rush and Teresa Todd were here for that.
 
Bill Rush, Karen McNamara & Teresa Todd
 
Melani Clark, Roaring Camp
 
Tom Shreve, Engineer at Roaring Camp
 
Raffaele (Casa Nostra), Ty Armstrong, Melani Clark (Roaring Camp), Carol Miller, Nate Goodman (Roaring Camp), Karen McNamara, Tom Shreve 
 
 
 
 
Meeting 12/7/2016 Julie Haff 2016-12-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kenneth Macy on Dec 03, 2016
Today's speaker cancelled so we had another club assembly meeting.  Ralph returned from his travels to Ecuador where he did a make-up with the Cuenca Rotary club and we have another banner to add to our collection.  To see the interesting list of all the club's banners click on the Banners link over on the right of our home page.  The collection was begun in 1985 and maintained most of the last 4 decades by Founder Gil Gunn.
 
Karen, Ralph and our new banner from Cuenca, Ecuador
Meeting 11/30/2016 Kenneth Macy 2016-12-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Nov 15, 2016
Today's speaker was Vicky Martinez of the Communidad Para Baja organization, introduced by Teresa Todd.
 
Vicky
 
Teresa
Meeting 11/16/2016 Julie Haff 2016-11-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Janet Coit on Nov 10, 2016
Today was the club's monthly Assembly meeting.  Topics discussed were numerous and wide-ranging.
Meeting 11/9/2016 Janet Coit 2016-11-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Nov 03, 2016
Our speaker today was Peggy Pollard from the Santa Cruz Sunrise club.  Presenting that club's International project, Clean Water & Economi Development in Kasese Uganda.
 
Peggy
Meeting 11/2/2016 Julie Haff 2016-11-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Oct 26, 2016
Today's guests and speakers were 5170 District Governor Jeff Orth and Barbara Orth.  Barbara presented this year's DG Partner's Project "Read Me a Picture".  The mission of the project is to promote visual literacy, vocabulary development and art appreciation, as well as opportunity to exercise a child's imagination - through book ownership.
 
Member Cameron made quite an impression on our District Governor with his impeccable sense of style.
 
Jeff Orth
 
Barbara Orth
                                      
Cameron Haste
Meeting 10/26/2016 Julie Haff 2016-10-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Oct 18, 2016
Today's presenter is Ron Sekkel.  He went over some of the processes of the 2016 Rotary International Council on Legislation for the group.
Meeting 10/19/2016 Julie Haff 2016-10-19 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting 10/12/2016 Julie Haff 2016-10-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Oct 15, 2016
Today's presenter was Charlie Johnson who did a reprise of his Blue Badge talk.
Meeting 10/5/2016 Julie Haff 2016-10-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Franziska Sievers on Sep 30, 2016
At the Second Harvest Barrel Wrap today.  Mike, Karen and Carol.  Looks like fun for all.
 
Barrel Wrap Franziska Sievers 2016-10-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Janet Coit
Today's speaker was Jeff Calden, SLV High School Principle.  Jeff is a native SLV resident, growing up in Boulder Creek.
Meeting 9/28/2016 Janet Coit 2016-10-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Janet Coit on Sep 24, 2016
Finally we had a winner of the largest Raffle Prize in the history of this club - I feel fairly secure in making that claim!  Member Cameron Haste found the Joker in the deck and he has a very good place to spend the prize.
Cameron Haste
 
Our guest speakers today were Debbie Brooks and Tara Ireland of the Santa Cruz Volunteer Center.
Tara Ireland
 
 
Meeting 9/21/2016 Janet Coit 2016-09-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Sep 15, 2016
Today was our monthly Club Assembly meeting, but we had a short presentation from Jim LeBlanc, Saratoga Rotary Club and Regional Director for the Internation Foundation Giving Program.
 
Jim LeBlanc
Meeting 9/14/2016 Julie Haff 2016-09-16 00:00:00Z 0
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Meeting 9/7/2016 Julie Haff 2016-09-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Aug 26, 2016
We hosted two visiting Rotarians today - Michele Robins from Moraga and Robin Wells from Tehachapi (a great fan of the Dodgers).  Today's speaker was our own Carol Miller who updated her Blue Badge biography talk for the club.
 
Michele & Robin
 
Carol Miller
 
Meeting 8/24/2016 Julie Haff 2016-08-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Aug 11, 2016
Welcome Francizska Sievers, the newest member of the Rotary Club of San Lorenzo Valley.  She gave us a brief autobiography.
 
Francizska Sievers
Meeting 8/10/2016 Julie Haff 2016-08-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Jul 21, 2016
Karen led the club assembly meeting today with various announcement and updates from the monthly Area 7 presidents' meeting, including the Area 7 Mixer scheduled for August 29, 6pm at Bruno's in Scotts Valley.
 
Bruno's BBQ Restaurant
 
Meeting 7/20/2016 Julie Haff 2016-07-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Janet Coit on Jul 19, 2016
Today was Karen's first full meeting as President for 2016/2017.  We were addressed by the RYLA attendees Logan and Lauren.   And Eric Hammer received his Blue badge!
 
Eric Hammer and Family
Meeting 7/13/2016 Janet Coit 2016-07-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Janet Coit on Jul 10, 2016
7/6/2016
 
Today's featured guest was Donna Maurillo, the new District 7 Assistant Governor.  She spoke about her involvement with Rotary and then inducted the key officers of our club for 2016/2017.  There was a good group of us at President Karen's home for the debunking of outgoing President Mike.  Mike has been calling for Yo-Yos since he first arrived here in SLV - he got some today.
 
Karen, Mike, Carol, Steve, Janet, Ken, Judy, Mary, Julie
 
 
Meeting 7/6/2016 Janet Coit 2016-07-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kenneth Macy on Jun 29, 2016
6/29/2016
 
This was the last meeting of the 2015/2016 Rotary year for the group.  Today's guest speaker was Rhonda Schlosser, principal of the SLVUSD Charter School.  Dick Scoppettone of the Scotts Valley club visited today to talk about getting together with our club for a monthly community project happening on the second Saturday of each month, 9am - 12noon.
 
Rhonda Schlosser
 
Dick Scoppettone
 
Meeting 6/29/2016 Kenneth Macy 2016-06-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Jun 25, 2016
6/22/2016
 
Our speaker today was introduced by Joe Griffin, a former co-worker of his at the California Conservation Corps (CCC), Brenda Herrmann.  She was accompanied by another CCC staff person Eric Tillery.
 
Brenda Herrmann
 
 
Erik Tillery
Meeting 6/22/2016 Julie Haff 2016-06-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Jun 21, 2016
6/15/2016
 
Special guests Kristin and Katelyn Praley presented Katelyn's plans to participate in Rotary's Youth Exchange Program.  Katelyn will be travelling and staying in Brazil with a family this year and they are looking for a family to host a Rotary Exchange student in the SLV.
 
Katelyn & Kristin
 
Then our own member Cameron Haste, fearless arctic explorer, dazzled the group with his pictures from he and his family's recent trip to the Arctic, Lapland, actually, including the Ice Hotel in Kiruna, far north Finland!  Another town they visited was Kangos.  We have one of his photos here of the Aurora they witnessed.
 
Cameron Haste
 
  
Aurora (Northern Lights) over Lapland
 
Meeting 6/15/2016 Julie Haff 2016-06-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Jun 08, 2016
Distinguished visitors today included District Governor Susan Valenta, PDG Ron Sekkel and SLV past-president Priscilla Weiss.
Mike inducted Ralph Miljanich to the club and Governor Valenta presented the club with the Rotary President's Presidential Citation Award.
 
New member Ralph Miljanich with Linda Fawcett and Mike Holton
 
District Governor Susan Valenta
 
Governor Valenta presents the Presidential Citation Award to the club
Meeting 6/8/2016 Julie Haff 2016-06-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kenneth Macy on Jun 08, 2016
Rotary Club of San Lorenzo Valley is excited to have participated in the 2016 Redwood Mountain Faire. Our members worked various shifts of Internal Traffic Control over Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  On Sunday morning Julie, Larry and Karen provided coffee service to the early rising vendors and stage and sound workers.  A large urn of coffee was donated by Steve Taylor of the Mountain Roasting company in Felton.
 
Hallie with Larry Haff and Karen at the Rotary Coffee Service
 
Brenda Holmes, Jillian Rose, Linda Fawcett, Ken Macy getting pumped up for our shift
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Posted by Julie Haff on May 21, 2016
5/18/2016
 
The guest speaker today was Lynn Robinson, Executive Director of Valley Churches United Missions.
 
Lynn Robinson
Meeting 5/18/2016 Julie Haff 2016-05-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on May 11, 2016
 
Speakers today at the club assembly were: Laurie Bruton (new Blue Badge), Bailey Duarte (UCSC Rotaract Club) and Bill Rush (BECA Project).
 
 
Bailey Duarte
 
   
Bill Rush
 
  
Laurie Bruton, Mike Holton
Meeting 5/11/2016 Julie Haff 2016-05-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kenneth Macy on May 07, 2016
Today our speaker was Lance Linares of the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County.  In the San Lorenzo Valley, Community Foundation is represented by the Mountain Community Resources organization.
 
Lance Linares
Meeting 5/4/2016 Kenneth Macy 2016-05-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Apr 20, 2016
Minutes of Rotary Club of SLV
April 20, 2016
 
Members in attendance: Don, Laurie, Janet, Linda, Joe G, Julie, Mary, Cameron, Mike, Charles, Steve, Ken, Karen, Carol, Sue, and Bill. Guests: Scott Webb and Ralph Miljanvoich
 
Guest Speaker: Scott Weber, Director of Easter Seals Camp Harmon
 
Scott Weber
Meeting 4/20/2016 Julie Haff 2016-04-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kenneth Macy on Apr 16, 2016
Instead of Club Assembly, today we were visited by George Wylie and Jim Mosher to update the club on Measure S in the June election, successful passage of which will provide a bond issue to support the county libraries, including building a new library in Felton.
 
George Wiley and Jim Mosher
 
President-elect Karen McNamara announced the scheduled memorial for Club founder Joe Busa will be held at Joe's residence in Ben Lomond, Saturday April 30 at 2pm.  The Club members are invited.
Meeting 4/13/2016 Kenneth Macy 2016-04-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Apr 06, 2016
 
Today's speaker was Kevin Foster from the Boulder Creek CERT, a part of the overall Santa Cruz County CERT.
 
Kevin Foster
Meeting 4/5/2016 Julie Haff 2016-04-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Apr 02, 2016
 
Today's Guest Speaker was Jim LeBlanc of the Rotary Foundation:
 
 
Meeting 3/30/2016 Julie Haff 2016-04-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Mar 24, 2016
 
Today's meeting featured the club's Vocational Award presentation.  The award was presented by member Joe Griffin to Daniel Williford, California State Parks Interpreter; also here for the presentation was Elizabeth Hammack, California State Parks Interpreter III, Daniel's current supervisor.  The photos here are Daniel, Daniel with Elizabeth and Daniel with Joe.
 
                                               
 
Meeting 3/23/2016 Julie Haff 2016-03-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Mar 18, 2016
Today's meeting was at the Ben Lomond Bistro.  The speakers were Bill Rush and Teresa Todd of Los Medicos Voladores.  Bill emphasized that the next trip available for Rotarian "Ride-Alongs" is September 1 - 4 for the BECA Health Fair in northern Mexico.
 
     
Bill Rush                                                 Teresa Todd
Meeting 3/16/2016 Julie Haff 2016-03-19 00:00:00Z 0
Meeting 3/9/2016 Janet Coit 2016-03-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Janet Coit on Mar 04, 2016
Meeting Recap 3/2/2016
 
 
-Mike introduced our Speaker Brian King from Wilderness Skills Institute.
 
Brian King
 
 Brian first told how his grandfather from Phoenix had met Paul Harris on a train and his grandfather decided he wanted to have the Phoenix 100th Rotary Club chartered and was able to accomplish that.
 
The Wilderness Skills Institute is an education outside in nature.  It is a 180-day school located in Scotts Valley for students K-12 were they can receive a HS diploma.  They also offer summer camps for 3 weeks.  They will have 14 students in the Fall.  Brian showed  a presentation of all the different activities the students are exposed to and answered questions after.
 
(See the complete minutes on the Stories Link on our home page.)
Meeting 3/2/2016 Short Janet Coit 2016-03-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Janet Coit on Mar 04, 2016
-Mike introduced our Speaker Brian King from Wilderness Skills Institute.
 
Brian King
 
 Brian first told how his grandfather from Phoenix had met Paul Harris on a train and his grandfather decided he wanted to have the Phoenix 100th Rotary Club chartered and was able to accomplish that.
 
The Wilderness Skills Institute is an education outside in nature.  It is a 180-day school located in Scotts Valley for students K-12 were they can receive a HS diploma.  They also offer summer camps for 3 weeks.  They will have 14 students in the Fall.  Brian showed  a presentation of all the different activities the students are exposed to and answered questions after.
 
Meeting 3/2/2016 Janet Coit 2016-03-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Janet Coit on Feb 25, 2016
 
See full text of meeting minutes at:  http://portal.clubrunner.ca/6779/SitePage/meeting-summaries/meeting-2-24-2016
 
Mike introduced our speaker from the Scotts Valley Club, Zeda Dowell.   Zeda was born a Muslim but converted to Christianity as an adult.  She gave her opinions on Islam.
 
 
Zeda Dowell
Meeting 2/24/2016 Janet Coit 2016-02-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Janet Coit on Feb 24, 2016
 
For the complete recap of the meeting today, see the document at: http://portal.clubrunner.ca/6779/SitePage/meeting-summaries/meeting-2-17-2016
 
 
Janet introduced out speakers, Ruben Garcia and Jose Hernandez from Monarch Services.  They had an interesting program telling us the services Monarch provides which include domestic violence crisis intervention with children and youth support groups, a sexual assault response team and human trafficking information. Most services are confidential unless a child is involved.  They work closely with the police and nursing staffs with sexual assault cases.  There are 2 offices, one in Watsonville and one in Santa Cruz and have support groups in English and Spanish.  They are the only agency in Santa Cruz County that provides services to women, children, youth and men.  They have a 24-hour crisis line and have a confidential shelter for women and children and will provide hotel vouchers for men.  They have volunteer training for outreach and an intensive training for crisis line volunteers.
 
February 17 Meeting Janet Coit 2016-02-25 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Janet Coit on Feb 11, 2016
 
Club Assembly
2-10-16
 
-Mike rang the bell at 7:30 AM
-Steve led us in the Pledge and 4 Way Test
-Don had the Thought for the Day
-Mike reported on several Rotarians who were not in attendance.
-Charlie led us in singing Happy Birthday to Laurie.
-Mike handed out the Perfect Attendance Awards.
-Mike handed out the previously missing Rotarian of Month Awards to:
              Charlie-Sgt. at Arms duties
              Laurie-Speech Contest
              Ken-stepping in as Treasurer
 
-Laurie spoke about the Speech Contest and how the 2 young ladies enjoyed the experience.  Madeline will have a practice session with a Rotarian audience at the Clubhouse at Bear Creek Park (across from Mike and Janet’s cabin) on Wednesday, Feb. 17th at 4:00 PM.  All Rotarians are welcome to attend.
 
-Steve reported receiving a letter of thanks from the Dictionary Company for the donation of $486.  He reported that over the years there have been 2,160 dictionaries donated in the San Lorenzo Valley schools.
 
-Mike reported that the RYLA interviews would be next Friday the 19th.  There will be a short meeting for the interviewers after next week’s meeting.  So far there are 3 RYLA candidates.
 
-Mary spoke about the MCR Phone-a-thon.  SLV Rotary and Interact members will be volunteering on Sunday, February 21st from 2-6 PM.  
 
-Karen reported that the SV Trivia Contest on February 27th has been filled and she was unable to register the SLV Rotary team.  Mike will try to get the team registered at the President’s meeting on Friday.
 
-Brenda reported there is a fundraiser for Mt. Parks Foundation at Shadowbrook Restaurant on Tuesday, March 8th.  If you mention Mt. Parks, 1/3 of the meal and drinks cost will be donated to Mt. Parks. 
 
-The SV / SLV Rotary Social will be March 11th at the Boulder Creek Pizza & Pub starting at 6:15 PM.
 
-April 27th the club will be dark but we will have a field trip to Brookdale Lodge starting at noon for a tour by Pravin Patel.
 
-Mary reported that the Sam Farr Roast would be May 6th from 5:30-9 PM at the Aptos Seascape Golf course.   $150 per person.
-Charlie reported that the Polio Plus jar was very full so he took it last week to Bay Federal and had the money counted.  Charlie presented a check to the club for $108.98.
 
-Bill was Detective and asked questions about leading men in the movies.  Followed by Happy Bucks
 
-Brenda Holmes presented her Blue Badge talk about herself to fulfill that requirement.  It was very entertaining, recalling her volunteerism and lessons learned in each decade of her life.
 
Brenda Holmes
 
-Assembly items:
  • Ken reported that the 3rd Quarter billing has been sent out. 
  • Next week raffle tickets will be purchased with cash at each meeting.
  • Each winner of the raffle will receive $5
  • If the raffle winner is a Rotarian, they will get to pull a card or marble.
  • $1=1 ticket
  • $2=3 tickets
  • $5=10 tickets
 
-Membership
  • Mike reported Brittney Overbeck will be leaving the position as District Administrator to work in Santa Cruz.  Mike encouraged members to reach out to her to invite her to consider joining SLV Rotary.
 
-Janet reported that there might be an opportunity for community service helping in construction for the SLV high school Safe and Sober Celebration.
 
-Karen had the winning raffle ticket and won $5, but didn’t pick the Joker.
 
-Mike adjourned the meeting at 8:30 AM with our motto Service Above Self.
 
Respectfully submitted by Janet Coit for Julie Haff.
 
 
 
 
Meeting 2/10/2016 Janet Coit 2016-02-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff
Minutes of Rotary Club of SLV
January 27, 2016
 
Members in attendance: Judy, Don, Laurie, Janet, Linda, Joe G, Gil, Julie, Mary, Cameron, Mike, Charles, Steve, Ken, Karen, Carol, and Bill. Guests: Pravin Patel, Ralph, Bob Lewis, Jim Anderson, and from UCSC Rotaract: Marcelo, Sarah, Jessie, Bailey Duarte, President.
 
Guest Speaker:  Sheriff Jim Hart
 
President Mike opened the meeting with the flag salute, introductions and Thought for the Day.
 
Announcements: Bailey from UCSC’s Rotartact said members of the Rotaract Club will work at your business or home for $10 an hour. They are raising money to support their visit by Interact students.
 
Bailey Duarte
 
Pravin Patel updated us on the progress on the Brookdale Lodge. He is hoping to have phase 1 opening up in spring 2016.
 
Pravin Patel
 
Detective: Karen tested us on our knowledge of vegetables.
 
Guest Speaker: Sheriff Jim Hart was raised in Santa Cruz, lives in Scotts Valley and was elected Sheriff in 2014. The Sherriff spoke about the use of excessive force in the country and is implementing 79 recommendations for 21st Century Plan for law enforcement. Santa Cruz County will be the first agency in California is to adopt these recommendations. There are 3 new laws that went into effect in January: AB 66 - body cameras, AB 953 - reporting of demographics for all officer stops, and AB 71 all injuries when force is used. Crime is actually very low in the county and it is estimated to be at the same level as the early 1960s. 
 
Sheriff Jim Hart
 
The meeting was adjourned at 8:30. 
 
Minutes respectfully submitted by
Meeting 1/27/2016 Julie Haff 2016-01-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Jan 23, 2016
Minutes of Rotary Club of SLV
January 20, 2016
 
Members in attendance: Judy, Don, Laurie, Janet, Linda, Joe G, Julie, Eric, Mary, Mike, Charles, Steve, Ken, Karen, Brenda, and Bill. Guests: Ralph
 
Guest Speaker: none
 
President Mike opened the meeting with the flag salute, introductions and Thought for the Day.
 
Speech Contest
The theme of the contest is Be a Gift to the World. The directions include weaving in the Four Way Test. We had two speakers from SLVHS.
 
Madeline Peterson was awarded first place in our speech contest and received a certificate and check for $200. She will represent SLV Rotary at the Area 7 speech contest. Jasmine Brack received a check for $100 and a second place certificate.
 
            
              Jasmine Brack
 
        
               Madeline Peterson
 
Announcements: Karen updated us on PETS; Sheriff Jim Hart will be here next week; Feb. 25 is the Area speech contest. It will start at 12:15.
 
Detective: Karen, New England Trivia
 
Drawing: Bill did not find the Joker!
 
The meeting was adjourned at 8:25. 
 
Minutes respectfully submitted by J.Haff
Meeting 1/20/2016 Julie Haff 2016-01-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Julie Haff on Jan 09, 2016
Minutes of Rotary Club of SLV
January 6, 2016
 
Members in attendance: Judy, Laurie, Janet, Linda, Joe G, Julie, Mary, Heather, Mike, Charles, Karen, Carol, Ken, and Bill. Guests: Lynn from Valley Churches
 
Guest Speaker: Peggy Flynn
 
President Mike opened the meeting with the flag salute, introductions and Thought for the Day.
 
Announcements: We collected over $500 at our Christmas Party. The donation will go to one of our previous members and will be matched by two different individuals and B of A. January Speech Contest will be in the morning on January 20. The area contest will be February 25 at the Aptos club meeting.  Board meeting after today’s meeting. MCR has enough socks this year but now needs new underwear for their clients. Please bring them to the next meeting. Redwood Mountain Fair June 2-5 2016. Lynn thanked SLV Rotary for sponsoring five children at Christmas.
 
Detective: New Year’s trivia—thanks Karen!
 
Happy Bucks: Thanks all!
 
Guest Speaker: Peggy Flynn spoke about her service in the Peace Corps in the Botswana. 40% of all Peace Corps workers go to Africa. The average age of a Peace Corps worker has gone from 24 to 28 to 30. The Peace Corp is now looking for “Baby Boomers” to volunteer. Workers volunteer for 27 months and Peggy has just extended her time by one year. Almost all of the work in Botswana is working on the AIDS epidemic. Life expectancy in the late 1980’s dropped to 39. It has since gone back up to 64.
 
Peggy has been working to develop a teen club in her village (14,000 people in the village) to help youth with emotional problems stemming from being HIV positive. Because of this project, Peggy decided to volunteer for an additional year. Her position is similar to that of a county health worker. She has facilitated gender based violence programs and fundraisers, including a first ever art auction. SLV Rotary Club helped last year by donating seed money for the supplies for the art auction.
 
The government has money for projects to help reduce poverty. Peggy shared pictures of villagers gardening, raising chickens and cattle, and sewing. She also shared pictures of animals when she was on safari. Peggy lives in government housing and has electricity. About 25% of the population lives in traditional housing made of grasses and not everyone has electricity. She encourages others to consider joining the Peace Corps.
 
Peggy Flynn
 
 
Drawing: Bill’s number was drawn but he did not find the joker!!
 
The meeting was adjourned at 8:30. 
 
Minutes respectfully submitted by J. Haff
Meeting 1/6/2016 Julie Haff 2016-01-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kenneth Macy on Dec 16, 2015
 
Larry Haff took some photos at the Party last night, before I post them to SNAPCHAT, take a look (kidding!).
 
The photo album is on the web site on the About Our Club Page linked on the left hand side of the page.
 
http://portal.clubrunner.ca/6779/PhotoAlbums/christmas-party-2015
 
 
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Posted by Julie Haff on Dec 15, 2015
Minutes of Rotary Club of SLV
 December 16, 2015
 
Members in attendance: Judy, Don, Laurie, Janet, Linda, Joe G, Julie, Eric, Mary, Cameron, Heather, Mike, Charles, Steve, Ken, Karen, Carol, Bill, Brenda and Thomas. Guests: Brittany Overbeck, Priscilla Weiss, Francine Lapias, and Jim Anderson.
 
Guest Speaker:  Governor Susan Valenta
 
President Mike opened the meeting with the flag salute, introductions and Thought for the Day. Charlie led the group in birthday, anniversary and holiday songs.
 
Perfect attendance (absent last week): Julie, Steve
 
Announcements:
Don said the Food Drive with Scotts Valley brought in $1200 in cash, cans, and turkeys. Eric will be in charge of Thought for the Day in January. Holiday Party will be at Joe and Linda’s house. Speech contest will be held on Jan. 20, 2016. Children and families enjoyed our first holiday shopping trip and meal. Karen thanked Janet for organizing the Christmas shopping trip. Santa Cruz Noon Club is meeting at the Back 9
 
Happy Bucks: lots of happiness in our club! Highlights included: a trip to the Artic and giving a kitty to grandchildren.
 
Guest Speaker: Governor Susan Valenta retired as the president and CEO of the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce. Governor Susan joined Rotary in 1995 and has received numerous leadership awards including: Hearts of Gilroy Award, 2014 Woman of the Year, the Gilroy Chamber of Commerce named a youth leadership award after her, and she was recognized as one of the 100 Most Influential Woman of Silicon Valley.
 
Governor Susan inducted two new members into the Rotary Club of SLV: Brenda Holmes and Bill Jurgens.
 
Bill, Brenda and Susan
 
District 5170 includes 53 clubs in 4 counties and we are divided into 9 areas. We are a growing district and have the largest Interact Club in the world. Susan spoke about her core belief that Rotarians are the ones who will change the course of humanity. Since 2005, over 1000 children have had the cleft palate surgeries. She honored the work of local Rotarians for their contributions including: 1700 children who received eye exams; the drilling of wells around the world; the eradication of polio; and the delivery of wheel chairs.
 
She recognized the Rotary Club of SLV for the following: dictionary distribution, painting of fire hydrants, shopping spree, Interact Club, Felton clean-up, scholarships, RYLA, annual speech contest, new welcome signs, food drive, vocation appreciation awards, and the collection of socks for MCR.
 
Our District has just collected $115,000 to make another distribution of wheel chairs in Monterey, Mexico. Governor Susan invited all of us to attend the conference in April. As she demonstrated, Simple Acts can become Bold Acts and Rotarians make it happen
 
President Mike presented the Governor with a check for $500 to add to the wheelchair project.
 
Drawing: Our guest, Francine but did not find the joker!
 
The meeting was adjourned at 8:30. 
 
Minutes respectfully submitted by J. Haff
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