Scotts Valley Lions hosted their 42nd annual Crab Cioppino Feed on March 3. It was judged a huge success. The Lions thanked all the businesses and individuals for their donations, and especially the attendees.
The club will be joined by two other Lions clubs to help Habitat for Humanity during the Lions Build Day on Saturday, March 31. The clubs and Lions District 4-C6 contributed to Santa Cruz Habitat for Habitat for Humanity.
The club’s annual golf tournament has been set for September 14 at Boulder Creek Country Club.
The club meets at the Scotts Valley Senior Center, 370 Kings Village Road, in Scotts Valley at 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday and at 7 a.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month.
Scotts Valley Rotary
Beth Hollenbeck, music teacher for Scotts Valley Unified School District, announced that the Santa Cruz County Office of Education’s Regional Occupational Program would offer a recording industry class in the coming year at Scotts Valley High School in the recording studio outfitted by Scotts Valley Rotary. It will be the first public high school in California to offer that type of program.
Lizzie Zweng won first place in the rotary speech contest. She moved on to the Santa Cruz area contest and won at that level. Next, she will compete at the District level.
Rotarian committee chairs will attend a training session Sunday, March 31, in San Jose to learn how to serve in the coming Rotary year under President Cheryl Rebottaro. The club is also finalizing its campaign to eradicate polio.
A list of upcoming speakers and information about the club is online at www.scottsvalleyrotary.org.
The club meets at 12:15 p.m. Mondays at Hilton Santa Cruz-Scotts Valley, 6001 La Madrona Drive, in Scotts Valley.
San Lorenzo Valley Rotary Club
The club sponsored a food drive at New Leaf Market in Boulder Creek on Saturday, March 24. Collected funds and food will be given to Valley Churches United Missions.
The club is having a Book Event from 3 to 5 p.m. April 22 at Mount Hermon. Proceeds will fund scholarships for San Lorenzo Valley High School graduates and will pay for dictionaries, leadership camp and books for the libraries.
Tickets, $10, may be purchased at White Raven in Felton, Blind Pilot in Boulder Creek and Mount Hermon Book Store.
On Wednesday, April 4, Randy Widera will talk about the Little Basin Recreational Festival; on April 11, Hayley Mears from the UCSC Career Center Services for Employers will speak; April 18 is a club assembly and final planning for the Book Event; and on April 25, John Kegebein will talk about his agricultural history project.
The club meets at 7:15 a.m. Wednesdays in Birch Dining Room at Mount Hermon Conference Center, 37 Conference Drive, in Mount Hermon. Cost is $10.
Santa Cruz Moose Lodge No. 545
Elections of the new board of officers for the lodge will be made the first week of April.
Officers and lodge members attended the CNMA mid-year convention in Reno in late March.
In February, the lodge provided the hall to Cub Scout Pack 676 for its Blue and Gold Awards Dinner. The hall was also provided for Felton 4-H Club to hold club meetings.
The lodge sponsored a Scotts Valley Little League team, a Scotts Valley soccer team and the sports and fitness for kids program.
The lodge also supported Valley Churches United Missions, Meals on Wheels and the Adopt-A-Highway program.
For information: www.scmoose545.org.
Scotts Valley Exchange Club
The club is working on the Search for Talent event, to be held at Bethany Theater on April 14. Young people with talent are invited to perform in the competition, with a chance to go to national competition. Claire Hodgin can be reached by phone at 430-1000 for more information.
The club is also planning its annual police officer and firefighter of the year awards banquet on May 4.
Exchange meets at noon the second Wednesday of each month for lunch at Mint, 4652 Scotts Valley Drive, and from 5:30 to 7 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month at Scotts Valley Branch Library, 251 Kings Village Road.
A speaker of current relevance is invited, and refreshments are served. The public is encouraged to attend.
For information: Chris Perri, 239-9269.
Kiwanis Club of Scotts Valley
Kiwanis is organizing for Music at SkyPark 2012. Sponsorships are actively sought. Previous sponsors are being contacted directly, and information on the season is being disseminated in the community.
Kiwanis is also preparing to host a Cinco de Mayo Festival to support the many charities to which the club contributes. Organizations include VCUM, Big Brothers-Big Sisters and youth leadership programs. The club also provides scholarships to worthy candidates.
Cinco de Mayo tickets will cost $25 ($14 for boys and girls 12 and younger) for a Mexican dinner from Taqueria Los Gallos, games, and salsa dancing with instructions.
Kiwanis has an evening meeting at 6 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month ($5 plus menu selection). The club meets other Wednesdays at 7 a.m. All meetings are at Bruno's BBQ, 230-G Mount Hermon Road. Those interested in the charitable work of Kiwanis are welcome to attend.
For information: www.svkiwanis.org.
- Contributors to this month’s column are Steve Brown, Lions; Georganna Drayton Hildebrand, SV Rotary; Priscilla Weiss, SLV Rotary; Laurie Grundy, SC Moose; Steve Horlock, SV Exchange; and Joe Miller, Kiwanis.