The Kiwanis held their annual Music at Skypark thank you banquet November 13 at Bruno’s BBQ. Participating sponsors, vendors and bands were recognized for their generous contribution to the record-breaking success of the program in 2013.
A $20,000 check was awarded to Beth Hollenbeck, director of the Scotts Valley school music program, for music education in Scotts Valley.
During December, Fifth District Supervisor Bruce McPherson and Assemblyman Mark Stone updated the club on local issues as they relate to the bigger picture in Sacramento. The Club also helped set up the Christmas tree lot run by the Scotts Valley Educational Foundation. On December 7, the club provided Santa (club member Dr. John Stevens) and his elves, along with more than 80 gifts to the annual Big Brothers and Big Sisters luncheon at Shadowbrook.
On January 8, the club hosts guest speaker Matt McDowell from the Children's Discovery Museum. Kiwanis meets 7 a.m. each Wednesday morning at Bruno’s BBQ, 230 Mount Hermon Road. The second Wednesday of each month is a 6:30 p.m. meeting at Bruno’s.
Scotts Valley Host Lions
Scotts Valley Lions members are collecting non-perishable food and holiday gift donations for Valley Churches United Missions.
The annual Crab Cioppino Feed is scheduled for March 1, 2014 and tickets are available now.
Meetings are open to all on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m., and the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7 a.m., at Scotts Valley Senior Center, 370 Kings Village Road.
There will be no meeting on Jan. 1. On January 8 a speaker is still to be determined. On January 15, Fifth District Supervisor Bruce McPherson will speak; on January 22, SLV Sheriff’s Sgt. John Habermehl; and January 29, Santa Cruz County Clerk Gail Pellerin.
The club meets each Wednesday at 7:15 a.m. in Birch Dining Room at 37 Conference Drive, in Mount Hermon. Cost is $10.
Valley Women’s Club
The Club’s Board of Directors, joined by the SLV Redemption/Recycling Centers’ staff and the Redwood Mountain Faire Steering Committee, celebrated the holidays together at a buffet dinner at Scopazzi’s Restaurant in Boulder Creek on December 18. Special thanks were given to the recycling center workers and those who produce the Faire, by VWC President, Lynn McKibben. Members of the Board who are retiring this year were also honored, including Dusty Gipson, Donna Ziel, Paul Machlis, Sanda Spiegel and Michelle Mosher. It’s election and renewal time for VWC members who are voting on new and incumbent Board members this month.
A free program of history, poetry and dance focused on the life and times of Isadora Duncan will be presented to the community at 7 p.m., Sunday, January 19 at Park Hall in Ben Lomond. Performer Lois Flood is featured in this entertaining-for-all-ages production.
The Club’s annual meeting and potluck is open to the public and will be held at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, January 23 at the Highlands Park Senior Center. For information: www.valleywomensclub.com.
Santa Cruz Moose Lodge #545
The club held a prime rib dinner December 6 to benefit for Valley Churches United Missions. A portion of the dinner sales, a raffle and desserts generated a cash donation. Members also brought in toys and canned food items. VCUM founder Annette Marcum was the guest speaker and presented the Moose Lodge with the 2013 Angel Award, plus three proclamations for our community service.
On December 14, members prepared and delivered hams and bean casseroles for the annual holiday party at the Mental Health Client Action Network in Santa Cruz that was attended by more than 300 clients. The club’s "Untrim our Tree" project is raising money for a donation to Jacobs Heart. Handmade ornaments were made by members to decorate a Christmas tree that has been untrimmed during December. For information: www.scmoose545.org
- Contributors to this column are SV Kiwanis – Jim Melehan for SV Kiwanis, Karen Shipley for SV Lions, Priscilla Weiss for SLV Rotary, Nancy Macy for Valley Women’s Club and Laurie Grundy for Santa Cruz Moose Lodge.