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Capitola/Aptos

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:15 PM
Seascape Golf and Country Club
610 Club House Drive
Aptos, CA  95003-4868
United States

Phone:
(831) 662-3246
Fax:
(609) 331-8361
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ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REMINDERS
On the first Monday of every month from 5:30 to 7:00 the club will have social gatherings here. It is a chance to introduce new friends and prospective members to our club! The next one is December 5th!
The “Second Badge Tuesday” for new red badgers will be held on the Dr. second Tuesday of every month. 5:30 to 7:00 PM
Our community grant award day had been postponed. It will be December 12th  at 12:00. All are welcome to help us celebrate the many good things being done in our community.
December the 8th is Keith’s annual Christmas party. It is at his house at 4:00. A sign up list will go around in the next few weeks.
Remember next week is Thanksgiving and we are dark!
Veterans memorial hall courtyard renovation project is being sponsored by Santa Cruz rotary club. You can donate a brick by going to www.santacruzrotary.com
Our speaker today was Dr. David L. Bernick with two of his students Marcella Mirabelli and Liana Beld (see above) . His address was on biomolecular engineering and he discussed ways that synthetic biology enables social change. They just came back from Boston where they won a silver medal for their work.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REMINDERS
Every first Monday is membership Monday. Come and have a drink and bring potential new members. Every second Tuesday is for new red badgers 5:30 to 7:00 PM. Both of these are at Aptos Seascape.
Our community grant award day will be next week, December 12th  at 12:00. All are welcome to help us celebrate the many good things being done in our community.
December the 8th (this Sunday) is Keith’s annual Christmas party! It is at his house at 4:00.
Remember we are dark on the 26th of December and on the 2nd of January.
Sandi announced that we will be accepting applications for RYLA. If you know any Sophomores or Juniors who might be eligible please let Sandi know.
 
This week we were entertained by the music of Sam Nigh and Higher Ground.  They sang Christmas songs and gospel music. We sang along and good holiday time was had by all!
 
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REMINDERS
On the first Monday of every month from 5:30 to 7:00 the club will have social gatherings here. It is a chance to introduce new friends and prospective members to our club! The next one is December 5th!
The “Second Badge Tuesday” for new red badgers will be held on the second Tuesday of every month. 5:30 to 7:00 PM
Our community grant award day has been postponed. It will be December 12th  at 12:00. All are welcome to help us celebrate the many good things being done in our community.
December the 8th is Keith’s annual Christmas party. It is at his house at 4:00. A sign up list will go around in the next few weeks.
Sunday Nov 17th is our next beach clean-up. This one will be at Rio del Mar at 1:00 in the afternoon, not in the AM as we have traditionally done. Brings gloves and a bucket if you can and wear tour Rotary t-shirts!
Our next meeting, November 14th, the club is taking a field trip to Second Harvest Food Bank in Watsonville. Our regular board meeting will be held at the Clubhouse, however, at 11:00.
 
Today the club held our annual club assembly.  Several cnotable activitie especially reflect the work of Rotary in our community and the world.
Local foundation scholarships The Piatt fellowship is awarded each year to a local student who is a graduate student at UCSC. We also fund scholarships for RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Award) and six to eight scholarships per year to students graduating from both Aptos and Soquel High Schools.  This year we are beginning to discuss expanding our scholarship efforts to include Cabrillo College.
Community grants This year we will award 20 grants to non profit community agencies who are involved in a  number of efforts on our community . this includes programs for youth, older adults, the arts, the environment , education and social services for the homeless.
Rotary International Foundation: Rotary worldwide has been instrumental in the defeat of polio world wide. November is the month of our campaign and each member is encouraged to give so that we have 100% participation. Half our donations come back to us in the form of DDF or district designated funds which we have used for local  and international projects, including this past year a water project with Santa Cruz Sunrise Club, RotaCare, our local free health clinic and Rising International, to prevent human trafficking.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REMINDERS
On the first Monday of every month from 5:30 to 7:00 the club will have social gatherings here. It is a chance to introduce new friends and prospective members to our club! The next one is November 5th!
The second badge Tuesday for new red badgers will be held on second Tuesday of every month. 5:30 to 7:00.
Our community grant award day will be December 5th. All are welcome to help us celebrate the many good things being done in our community.
December the 8th is Keith’s annual Christmas party. It is at his house at 4:00. A sign up list will go around in the next few weeks.
Nov 17th is our next beach clean-up. This one will be at Rio del Mar in the afternoon, not in the AM as we have traditionally done.
On November 14th the club is taking a field trip to Second Harvest Food Bank.
 
Veronica Udura our Piatt fellow spoke to us today. She is originally from Watsonville. She is pursuing a PhD degree in molecular biology. Her work focuses on ways that might eventually help to treat cancer.
Ron Morris from PG and E spoke to us about the power outages. There are tiers 1 2 and 3. 2 and 3 are the most at risk areas due to being heavily wooded. He said PG & E cannot be responsible for fires in our area. They look at wind direction and humidity levels and fire threat and then look at our circuits. We are fed from two places: Moss Landing and another feed that comes up over the mountains into the Green Valley substation. We have Rio del Mar sub, the Rob Roy sub (by Aptos High) and Paul Sweet sub by Dominican. In this last outage we had 22 circuits affected that had to be looked at once they ended the outages.  
 
Leslie Frates, well-known Bay area Jeopardy winner was our featured speaker today.
          
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REMINDERS
On the first Monday of every month from 5:30 to 7:00 the club will have social gatherings here. It is a chance to introduce new friends and prospective members to our club! The next one is November 5th!
The second badge Tuesday for new red badgers will be hfweld on second Tuesday of every month. 5:30 to 7:00.
Our community grant award day will be December 5th. All are welcome to help us celebrate the many good things being done in our community.
Today is world polio day. We received news that wild polio virus type 3e has been eradicated worldwide. Our goal is for every Rotarian to contribute to the cause of eradicating remaining types of polio and the campaign will begin in two weeks.
December the 8th is Keith’s annual Christmas party. It is at his house at 4:00. A sign up list will go around in the next few weeks.
Board meeting next week Oct 31st (Halloween!) at 11:00. Feel free to come in costume!
Nov 17th is our next beach clean-up. This one will be at Rio del Mar in the afternoon, not in the AM as we have traditionally done.
On November 14th the club is taking a field trip to Second Harvest Food Bank.
Patrice Keet, Founder of the Museum of Discovery (MOD) and Rhiannon Crain, Interim Executive Director were our speakers today. The Museum is in the Capitola Mall and has been serving children in the area for five years.
         
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REMINDERS
Congratulations to Pam Goodman and Matt Wetstein who won Aptos Chamber of Commerce woman and man of the year. The dinner to honor them will be Oct 25th. Tickets will be $85 or $105 for the Rotary Table. See Doug or Michele or their website to sign up.
Starting in October, on the first Monday of every month from 5:30 to 7:00 we will have social gatherings here. It is a chance to introduce new friends and prospective members to our club!
The second badge Tuesday for new red badgers will be held on second Tuesday of every month. 5:30 to 7:00.
The second harvest barrel warp  will be held at Second Harvest in Watsonville on Saturday Oct 12th in the morning.
Our community grant award day will be December 5th. All are welcome to help us celebrate the many good things being done in our community.
Art will have senior flu shots at the end of the month. He also spoke about the Indian polio campaign at taj mahal the third thru the fifth of January. See him for more information.
 
          Danny Wright is a local Santa Cruz person who decided a few years ago to address the problem of millions of people who lack clean drinking water. He spoke to us today about his new organization Gravity Water.
          
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REMINDERS
Our community grants application is due! It can be downloaded from this website. The deadline for submission is October 1st  so submit now! The awards ceremony will be December 5th.
Congratulations to Pam Goodman and Matt Wetstein who won Aptos Chamber of Commerce woman and man of the year. The dinner to honor them will be Oct 25th. Tickets will be $85 or $105 for the Rotary Table. See Doug or Michele or their website to sign up.
Dagmar announced that beach clean-up day attracted 25 people on Saturday the 21st. Ryan took photos of the day and they appeared in this month’s issue of the Aptos Times! There will be another clean-up in November.
Pam thanked us all for our support for the Alzheimer’s walk. It raised over $20,000!
Starting in October, on the first Monday of every month from 5:30 to 7:00 we will have social gatherings here. It is a chance to introduce new friends and prospective members to our club!
Constantine announced the Sunrise Rotary bicycle trip next Saturday. There will be a welcome party from 11:00 to 1:00 for the riders. For details go to Sunrise Rotary website.
Today were our Red Badge talks for Dagmar and Jeff.   (above) These talks give us a chance to find out something about our newest members.
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REMINDERS
Our community grants application has now been posted. It can be downloaded from this website. The deadline for submission is October 1st and the awards ceremony will be December 5th.
We have scheduled Monday Sept 16th 4:00 at Aptos Seascape to assemble kits for Rising International. These are “safety bracelets” in Rotary colors with information on human trafficking.
Sunday September 15th is the summer fun party at Keith’s at 2:00. To RSVP, sign up at a meeting.
Dagmar announced Sept 21st will be our next beach clean-up at Rio del Mar beach. We did a great job last time picking up 25 lbs of trash which included a large amount of microplastics.
Congratulations to Pam Goodman and Matt Wetstein who won Aptos Chamber of Commerce woman and man of the year. The dinner to honor them will be Oct 25th. Tickets will be $85 or $105 for the Rotary Table . See Doug to sign up.
 
Rachel Goodman was our speaker today. She spoke about community public radio. KSQD 90.7 is the new station she has helped to establish in here. Their motto is ‘many voices one station’.
 
 
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REMINDERS
Our community grants application has now been posted. It can be downloaded from this website. The deadline for submission is October 1st and the awards ceremony will be December 5th.
The debunking of the president is rescheduled for Thursday August 29th at Santa Cruz Yacht Club at 5:30. We will be dark for the regular meeting that day.
We have scheduled Monday Sept 16th 4:00 at Aptos Seascape to assemble kits for Rising International. These are “safety bracelets” in Rotary colors with information on human trafficking.
Sunday September 15th is the summer fun party at Keith’s at 2:00. To RSVP, sign up at a meeting.
Dagmar announced Sept 21st will be our next beach clean-up at Rio del Mar beach. We did a great job last time picking up 25 lbs of trash which included a large amount of microplastics.
Congratulations to Pam Goodman and Matt Wetstein who won Aptos Chamber of Commerce man and woman of the year. The dinner to honor them will be Oct 25th. Tickets will be $85 or $105. See Doug to sign up.
Sienna House will be having a dinner and auction on October 5th. See Michele for tickets.
The Piatt fellow Veronica Urabe has been chosen for this year. She is from Watsonville High and Cabrillo and UCSC and getting her PhD in Cell and Molecular Biology. She will come and speak to us later this year.
 
          The speaker today was Alayna Hale. A retired teacher, she spoke to us about how to reduce stress and empower your children.
          
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REMINDERS
Our community grants application has now been posted. It can be downloaded from this website. The deadline for submission is October 1st and the awards ceremony will be December 5th.
The debunking of the president is rescheduled for Thursday August 29th at Santa Cruz Yacht Club at 5:30. We will be dark for the regular meeting that day.
We have scheduled Monday Sept 16th 4:00 at Aptos Seascape to assemble kits for Rising International. These are  “safety bracelets” in Rotary colors  with information on human trafficking.
Sunday September 15th is the summer fun party at Keith’s at 2:00. To RSVP, sign up at a meeting.
Dagmar announced Sept 21st will be our next beach clean-up at Rio del Mar beach. We did a great job last time picking up 25 libs of trash which included a large amount of microplastics.
Michele talked about the ‘Sleeves Up’ Rotary sponsored blood drive campaign. Look at your e-mail for more information.
 
          Our speaker today was Adam Peterson from Team Rubicon which provides disaster relief both here in the U.S. and around the world.  It has over 800 veteran volunteers.
          
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REMINDERS
Our community grants application has now been posted. It can be downloaded from this website. The deadline for submission is October 1st and the awards ceremony will be December 5th.
The debunking of the president is rescheduled for Thursday August 29th at Santa Cruz Yacht Club at 5:30. We will be dark for the regular meeting that day.
We have scheduled Tues Sept 17th 4:00 at Aptos Seascape to assemble kits for Rising International. These are ”safety bracelets” with information on human trafficking.
Sunday September 15th is the summer fun party at Keith’s at 2:00. To RSVP, sign up at a meeting.
Dagmar announced Sept 20th will be our next beach clean up at Rio del Mar beach. We did a great job last time picking up 25 libs of trash which included a large amount of microplastics.
 
          Al introduced Jim Zenner from Santa Cruz Rotary Club. He spoke to us about their trips to Kenya and India this past year, where they administered polio vaccines and did Rotary ‘water warriors’ projects which involve installation of clean water systems.  There will be a trip to Guatemala this next January.
    
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REMINDERS
Our community grants application has now been posted. It can be downloaded from this website. The deadline for submission is October 1st and the awards ceremony will be December 5th.
The debunking of the president is rescheduled for Thursday August 29th at Santa Cruz Yacht Club at 5:30. We will be dark for the regular meeting that day.
We have scheduled Tues Sept 17th 4:00 at Aptos Seascape to assemble kits for Rising International. These are ”safety bracelets” with information on human trafficking.
Matthew Morse our scholarship from recipient from Aptos High received his award today. He is going to Gonzaga university where he will major in business and environmental studies.
Dagmar announced this Saturday July 27th is the beach clean-up. Meet right in front of the Rio Café (sometimes called Rio Flats) beach. There is free parking and there will be refreshments! Wear your sunscreen and closed toe shoes.
Sunday September 15th is the summer fun party at Keith’s at 2:00. To RSVP , sign up at a meeting
 
Danny Contreras director of the Medication Assisted Treatment Program for Santa Cruz county was speaker today. He spoke about their program which includes 3 clinics, two in Santa Cruz and one in Watsonville.
      
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REMINDERS
The club has changed the schedule for our community grants awards this year. We are currently planning to post the on line application in mid -July.
The debunking of the president is rescheduled for Thursday August 29th at Santa Cruz yacht club at 5:30. We will be dark for the regular meeting that day.
We will be having our fundraiser at Aptos Park on the 4th of July beginning after the parade.  See Al to sign up to help in the booth, with set up or clean up, or by taking cash and checking ID’s.
Ryan and Aaron Bettencourt two of our three Aptos scholarship recipients were here to share with us their plans for the future. Aaron is entering the honors program at Cabrillo to study computer science and Ryan will go the University of Nevada as a pre-med student.
Dr. Art received an award from Rotary International for donating $50,000 to the Polio Plus Program. We have six major donors in our club which is quite exceptional compared to other clubs in our district and around the world.
Second Harvest received its check from our fundraiser today. Suzanne Willis accepted the check for Second Harvest. She thanked us for our support which will fund over 75000 meals and reminded us that Oct 12th is the holiday food drive barrel wrap.
 
Peggy Pollard was here today to speak to the club about a Rotary International project in Uganda  which was supported by the DDF funds of this club.
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REMINDERS
 
The club has changed the schedule for our community grants awards this year. We are currently planning to post the on line application in mid -July.
The debunking of the president is rescheduled for Thursday August 29th at Santa Cruz Yacht Club at 5:30. We will be dark for the regular meeting that day.
We will be having our fundraiser at Aptos Park on the 4th of July beginning after the parade.  See Al to sign up to help in the booth with set up or clean up, or by taking cash and checking ID’s.
Saturday June 29th will be Rotary Day at Derby Girls. if you buy your tickets online, still sign up and let us know you will be attending.  Tickets and information at  Santacruzderbygirls.org
June 27th is the RYLA barbecue at Mission Springs. All are welcome.
Dr. Beth Finch, a neuroscientist and experienced researcher, spoke to us today about Lifestyle Factors in Healthy Brain Aging. She is from Durham, North Carolina and received her PhD from Harvard.
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REMINDERS
The club has changed the schedule for our community grants awards this year. We are currently planning to post the on line application in mid -July.
The debunking of the president has been postponed. It will be rescheduled as an evening event later in the summer.
We will be having our fundraiser at Aptos Park on the 4th of July beginning after the parade.  See Al to sign up to help in the booth, with set up or clean up or by taking cash and checking ID’s.
Dagmar gave us an update on our participation in Save our Shores. We will again participate in the beach clean-up this year and our kick-off clean up will probably be in July or August.
Saturday June 29th will be Rotary Day at Derby Girls. if you buy your tickets online, still sign up and let us know you will be attending.  Tickets and information at  Santacruzderbygirls.org
June 27th is the RYLA barbecue at Mission Springs. All are welcome.
Our speaker today was Zach Friend, our 2nd district supervisor and an honorary member of the club. His talk emphasized housing, traffic and income gaps in our county.
          
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REMINDERS
The club has changed the schedule for our community grants awards this year. We will delay the grant awards until fall of 2019 so that we can determine the exact amount of funds we have to distribute. Watch this site for more information.
The debunking of the president will take place at a brunch at 12:00 on June 30th at the Santa Cruz Yacht club. Save the date!
We will be having our fundraiser at Aptos Park on the 4th of July beginning after the parade.  See Al to sign up to help in the booth, with set up or clean up or by taking cash and checking ID’s.
We will again participate in the beach clean-up this year. Save the third Saturday in September!
Matt announced that Saturday June 29th will be rotary day at Derby Girls. if you buy your tickets online, still sign up and let us know you will be attending.  Tickets and information at  Santacruzderbygirls.org
All Rotary club members are invited to a party at Lifespan 600 Frederick St  next Thursday on June 13th 1:00-4:00. Pam and Becky are celebrating the  sale of the business and their won retirement. Come and widh them congratulations!
Sandy announced June 27th is the RYLA barbecue at Mission Springs. She said we should all go and have a wonderful experience!
 
Kristin Fabos, our speaker today, is the director or Marketing and Communications at Cabrillo College. She has been in this position since 2010.  She spoke to us about her volunteer work in Cambodia that involved building a house for a family as part of the Global Village Arm of Habitat for Humanity.
          
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REMINDERS
The club has changed the schedule for our community grants awards this year. We will delay the grant awards until fall of 2019 so that we can determine the exact amount of funds we have to distribute. Watch this site for more information.
 
 
Rachel Kippen was our speaker today. She is the newly appointed director for O’Neill Sea Odyssey and she spoke on the importance of diversity in environmental issues and plastic pollution in the ocean, especially focusing on Monterey Bay.  She has worked as a marine science educator for some years in various sites around California but is originally from Hawaii.
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REMINDERS
The club has changed the schedule for our community grants awards this year. We will delay the grant awards until fall of 2019 so that we can determine the exact amount of funds we have to distribute. Watch this site for more information.
The debunking of the president will take place at a brunch at 12:00 on June 30th at the Santa Cruz Yacht club. Save the date!
We will again be having our  fundraiser at Aptos Park on the 4th of July beginning after the parade.  See Al to sign up to help in the booth or with set up or clean up, or by taking cash and checking ID’s.
We will again participate in the beach clean-up this year. Save the third Saturday in September!
 
Susan Nemitz and Cindy Jackson from the library system were both here at the club to speak to us today. They were both active in getting measure S passed and are bringing our libraries up to date with these funds. We voted for 67 million dollars for the libraries to be modernized and rebuilt. However, it is not enough to do what they need to do and now they are raising funds for each separate project.
          

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REMINDERS

The club has changed the schedule for our community grants awards this year. We will delay the grant awards until fall of 2019 so that we can determine the exact amount of funds we have to distribute. Watch this site for more information.

Win announced the district conference will be May 18 and 19th at the U.S.S Hornet in Alameda. Go to  www.rotarydistrict5170.org to register.

Doug announced we will be giving three scholarships to Aptos High School and three to Soquel High School seniors to be awarded at a ceremony for graduating seniors. Congratulations to all recipients!

The meeting today began with Josh Sellers, Congressman Panetta’s local congressional aide spoke to us today about what is going on in congress. The Climate Action Now act is one of the bills that the congressman sponsored and has passed in the House.It holds the president responsible for upholding the Paris Accords.

Our speakers today, Tory Del Fevero and Christina Granados are partnership specialists with the United States Census Bureau. They spoke about the importance of participating in the 2020 census.

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REMINDERS

The club has changed the schedule for our community grants awards this year. We will delay the grant awards until fall of 2019 so that we can determine the exact amount of funds we have to distribute. Watch this site for more information.

Win announced the district conference will be May 18 and 19th at the U.S.S Hornet in Alameda. Go to  www.rotarydistrict5170.org to register.

The fundraiser was a huge success raising approximately $40,000 for Second Harvest and our community grants. Thanks to all of you who worked so hard to make it a success. (P.S.  If you have made a pledge or need to pay for a silent auction item remember to turn the money into Michele as soon as you can!)

Doug announced we will be giving three scholarships to Aptos High School and three to Soquel High School seniors. Congratulations to all recipients!

Sheila Willey was our speaker today. She is the artistic director of opera at UCSC. She also appears with Santa Cruz Chamber Players and other local groups and has sung diverse roles throughout the Bay area. She is currently preparing the Pirates of Penzance which is opening May 30th.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REMINDERS

The club has changed the schedule for our community grants awards this year. We will delay the grant awards until fall of 2019 so that we can determine the exact amount of funds we have to distribute. Watch this site for more information.

Win announced the district conference will be May 18 and 19th at the U.S.S Hornet in Alameda. Go to  www.rotarydistrict5170.org to register.

The fundraiser was a huge success raising approximately $40,000 for Second Harvest and our community grants. Thanks to all of you who worked so hard to make it a success. (P.S.  If you have made a pledge or need to pay for a silent auction item remember to turn the money into Michele as soon as you can!)

Keith announced that his party on Cinco de Mayo will be on a cold day so dress warmly. There is not a lot of parking: carpool if you can.

 

          Sandy introduced Alexy Munishkin who is the Piatt fellow for this year and a graduate of SCHS and UCSC. He spoke about safe navigation of autonomous vehicle (or self-driving vehicles!).  

Today's program was Dr. Paul Hoffman - Understanding and Using Medical Marijuana
 
Announcements:
 
Sending healthy and positive thoughts to President Pam! 
 
Cinco De Mayo party at Keith's house...make sure you RSVP
 
Sign up to attend the Lacy J Dalton Concert hosted by Scotts Valley and San Lorenzo Valley Rotary Clubs
 
Roast of John Laird - Fundraiser benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank and other local charities. - April 26th. Sign up online under events on our website or Second Harvest's website. We are still looking for Sponsors and silent auction items. Our live auction looks fantastic!

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REMINDERS

We will be having our major fundraiser April 26th  to benefit Second Harvest. It will be a roast of John Laird.  It should be very entertaining. Save the date and plan to attend.

Our Polio Plus campaign begins on the first of March and runs thru  April 30th. The goal is for every Rotarian to donate $50. This will be matched on a 2:1 basis by the Gates foundation.

April 6th is the district training assembly from 8-2 at the Biltmore hotel in Santa Clara. See Doug for more information.

April 14th is the Lacy J. Dalton concert at Roaring Camp in Felton. It begins at 1:00 and ends at 5:00. Tickets will be available on line thru the Scotts Valley Rotary website. There is a rumor that if come you will see our own Thomasjohn on the bass!!

The club has changed the schedule for our community grants awards this year. We will delay the grant awards until fall of 2019 so that we can determine the exact amount of funds we have to distribute. Watch this site for more information.

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REMINDERS

We will be having our major fundraiser April 26th  to benefit Second Harvest. It will be a roast of John Laird.  It should be very entertaining. Save the date and plan to attend.

Wed Feb 20th from 4:00 to 7:00 will be Aptos area Chamber of Commerce Business Showcase. We will have a booth there. If you signed up to help, please be there.  

Our Polio Plus campaign begins on the first of March and runs thru  April 30th. The goal is for every Rotarian to donate $50. This will be matched on a 2:1 basis by the Gates foundation.

April 6th is the district training assembly from 8-2 at the Biltmore hotel in Santa Clara. See Pam for more information.

The Area 7 speech contest will be Mar 6th at SLV high school at 3:30 in the afternoon. Come and support our winner Holden Barker! 

Mar 15th  is Rotary Day at the Warriors. A link will be posted on the Santa Cruz Rotary website for ticket purchase. .

April 14th is the Lacy J. Dalton concert at Roaring Camp in Felton. It begins at 1:00 and ends at 5:00. Tickets will be available on line thru the Scotts Valley Rotary website. There is a rumor that if come you will see our own Thomasjohn on the bass!!

The club has changed the schedule for our community grants awards this year. We will delay the grant awards until fall of 2019 so that we can determine the exact amount of funds we have to distribute. Watch this site for more information.

Today was our area speech contest. Participants included: from Soquel High School Annie Nigh, Sophie Nigh, Stuart Morse, Maddie Piona, Roxie Harris, Aliya Ware, and Stella Gordon and from Aptos High: Emily Marschall Niswonger and Holden Barker. The winners were: third place ($50) Maddy Piona, second place $(100) Annie Nye and first place ($200) Holden Barker.Congratulations to all participants for a job well done!

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REMINDERS

Michelle reminded us that we will be having our major fundraiser April 26th. It will be a roast of John Laird.  It should be very entertaining.

February 14th will be the speech contest for high school seniors in the area. ] Please come early that day, no later than noon. We may have as many as 10 contestants so we will need every minute!  If you are a volunteer, come a bit earlier.

There will also be a board meeting on the 14th. Because of the speech contest it will begin at 10:30 and end promptly at 11:30.

Wed Feb 20th from 4:00 to 7:00 will be Aptos area Chamber of Commerce Business Showcase. We will have a booth there. You can sign up to help with Doug Deaver.

          Our speaker today was Peggy Pollard who spoke to us about the Rotary safari to Kasese Uganda. It is part of a Rotary Global Grant for clean water. The trip is planned to be this April from the 1st – 15th.

    

 
 
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Community Grants Committee
Dec 12, 2019
Community Grants Awards
Rob Morse
Dec 19, 2019
PG&E Update
WE ARE DARK!!!!
Dec 26, 2019
Merry Christmas
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Jan 02, 2020
Happy New Yeat!!!
Christina Horvat Program Coordinator
Jan 09, 2020
Update on Recyclying and Solid Waste in Santa Cruz County
Local High Schoolers
Feb 06, 2020
Club Speech Contest
Stacy Phillpott
Feb 13, 2020
The Farm at UCSC
Veronica Urabe
Apr 09, 2020
Piatt Fellow 2019
 
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