Kiwanis Club of Scotts Valley
The club is preparing for the summer concert series, Music at Skypark. Club members have lined up some top local bands, and the push for sponsors and vendors is in high gear. Local businesses are encouraged to participate.
The concert series benefits the music program in local schools and played a part in Scotts Valley being honored this month by the National Association of Music Merchants as one of the 2013 Best Communities for Music Education.
On April 6, the club will join Circle K members from University of California, Santa Cruz, to beautify the grounds at Scotts Valley High School. Kiwanis volunteers worldwide will participate in K Day, a simultaneous day of service.
The club meets at 7 a.m. Wednesdays at Bruno’s BBQ, 230 Mount Hermon Road, in Scotts Valley. The second Wednesday of each month is an evening meeting at Bruno’s at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome.
Exchange Club of Scotts Valley
The club plans to give a $500 scholarship to the Scotts Valley High School student judged most improved at the senior awards ceremony. The recipient will be announced next month.
The club is also working on a Police and Firefighter of the Year awards banquet to honor Scotts Valley’s best first responders of 2012. The event always has many community leaders in attendance.
Exchange meets at noon the second Wednesday of each month at Mint, 4652 Scotts Valley Drive. During a monthly event at 5:30 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Scotts Valley Branch Library, 251 Kings Village Road, a community leader presents local information. Appetizers and libations are served, and the public is encouraged to attend.
The club seeks new members with community service in mind.
For information: Chris Perri, 239-9269; or Steven Horlock, 438-2887
Scotts Valley Rotary
Club members are enjoying the venue and food at their new meeting site, Bruno’s BBQ, 230-G Mount Herman Road, in Scotts Valley.
The club recently completed a health fair in Uspantan, Guatemala, for more than 400 rural students and their teachers.
The Rotary district conference was March 22 through 24 at the Meritage Hotel in Napa, attended by some local Rotarians.
During the annual Student Awards Dinner on Friday, March 29, the club will award scholarships to Scotts Valley middle and high school students.
Rotarians meet at 12:15 p.m. Mondays at Bruno’s BBQ. Visit the club website for coming events and a list of speakers.
For information: www.scottsvalleyrotary.org
San Lorenzo Valley Rotary Club
On March 23, the club held a food drive for Valley Churches United Missions at the Safeway in Felton.
All club members are selling tickets for a chance to win a 1980 Fiat Spider 2000. Tickets are $10, and the club has 1,000 to sell. The car will be entered in the Felton Remembers Parade on May 25, and the winning ticket will be drawn at the Covered Bridge Park following the parade.
Upcoming speakers include Brenda Holmes, executive director of the Monterey Peninsula Foundation, on April 3; Linda Levy, April 10, on the state of the arts; Fred McPherson, April 17, on how we can use the river to attract tourists; and Barbara Mason, April 24, on a discussion of three town plans and the Brookdale Lodge.
The club meets at 7:15 a.m. Wednesdays in Birch Dining Room, 37 Conference Drive, at the Mount Hermon Conference Center. Cost is $10.
Scotts Valley Lions Club
Club members dished up 400 crab cioppino dinners, and participants finished the evening — judged a tremendous success — with dancing to a live band.
The club’s second Bocce Ball Tournament will be held April 27, a Saturday, at Skypark. The cost is $30 per player and includes lunch and drink. For information: Scott, 818-8224.
Club members continue to serve lunches twice a week at the Scotts Valley Senior Center, 370 Kings Village Road.
The Lions Club Student Speaker contest is in progress. At the club level, six students competed for the title, which was won by a San Lorenzo Valley High School student, Morgan Smith. She continued on to win the next level of the contest and will compete in April at the third level. The contest is presented by the Lions Club of California, and the final winner receives more than $22,000 in scholarships.