Scotts Valley Host Lions
The Lions received an Angel Award from Valley Churches United Missions. The club contributed and participated at the Holiday Lights Festival, decorating a “recipe tree” and sponsoring the cupcake walk, children’s craft tables and barbecue dinner. Members also assisted at the Scotts Valley Library book sale.
Donations were made to Valley Churches United Missions, Hospice of Santa Cruz County, Cabrillo Stroke Center, Big Brothers-Big Sisters, Santa Cruz Boys & Girls Club and Sienna House.
January programs: Jan. 13, Magda Mendez.
The club meets at the Scotts Valley Senior Center at 7 a.m. Tuesdays, with the exception of the second Tuesday of each month, when the meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.
Rotary Club of Scotts Valley
The Holiday Lights Festival received extra support from Rob Slawinki’s skating party at the Sports Center and the club’s tree decorators, Cindy Schuette and Patrizia Materassi. The board voted to support a hands-on project targeting Carbonero Creek as part of the Adopt a Beach-Save Our Shores program.
Rotarians learned that several young women supported by the club’s literacy program in Kolkata (Calcutta), India, are now employed and doing well. Funding also was approved for Christmas gifts for the club’s exchange student, who is hosted by Carrie Birkhofer and her family.
January programs: Jan. 7, club assembly to plan for annual fundraiser; Jan 14, Carol McGuire, coordinator for Helping Hands senior home repair program; Jan. 21, no meeting; Jan. 28, club assembly.
The club meets from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. Mondays at the Scotts Valley Hilton. Lunch is at noon and costs $16.
Kiwanis Club of Scotts Valley
The club contributed a money tree worth $500 to the Holiday Lights Festival tree raffle. It was the largest revenue generator of the evening. Along with refreshment sales and personal contributions, Kiwanis donated more than $2,000 to Valley Churches United Missions. The club also donated $1,000 worth of gifts for the Big Brothers-Big Sisters Christmas party. Kiwanis member John Stevens played Santa Claus.
The club meets at 7 a.m. Wednesdays, with a cost of $5, at Heavenly Café, 1270 Mt. Hermon Road.
Scotts Valley-San Lorenzo Valley Sons in Retirement
January meeting: Jan. 7, Ed Martinez, outreach director, Grey Bears of Santa Cruz County.
The club meets for lunch at 11:30 a.m. on the first Wednesday of the month at Portuguese Hall, 216 Evergreen St., in Santa Cruz.
Meetings are open to guests and clubs welcome new members. Contributors to this column are Jackie Keough, Lions; June Smith, Scotts Valley Rotary, and Joe Miller, Kiwanis.