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Scotts Valley

Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 12:15 PM
Bruno's Barbeque
230G Mt. Hermon Road
Upstairs Meeting Room
Scotts Valley, CA  95066
United States
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Chief Kovacs has 36 years in the fire service, starting in 1981 with the Ebbetts Pass Fire Department where he worked 31 years! He also worked in the Murphy Fire Protection District and became a Chief. Now is is our Fire Chief. 

He stated that we know the big weather events are coming and about when they come so we prepare for it. “Significant weather events raise risk of major forest fires” so we join forces with Fire🔥 Fighters all over the State and send many engines where we can estimate or where we know there will be a significant weather event. We need to concentrate our resources to save people and animals, so some time that is why you see big fires stay on. 

We can mobilize many engines in short time but our automation dispatch centers are lagging behind. We need support for more funding for California fire 🔥prevention and safety.
Margaret Bruce, Board Member at the San Lorenzo Valley Water District.  Margaret stated that many of the Main Water Lines are only 2 inches in diameter and used to be adequate for the original vacation cottages, but are no longer adequate to protect the urban areas and much less hold back a potential wall of fire from huge forest in our area.
Brian Lee, General Manager, said replacement of water lines infrastructure is an on- going task in this field. The plans are to replace the 2-inch lines with 6-inch lines. And while the State is working on a sustainable water plan for California we are self sufficient. Although we participate as needed.
Sergio Faleta from Spain, made a good speech for us sharing his achievements, his native country, and how thankful he is for the opportunity.  Here with his American parents from the Rotary Club of Pleasanton, Bill Holl our Club President, and the Rotary Exchange Program Representative/Coordinator Darlene De La Cerna.
Rayne works for the County Administrative Officer. She works with all of the government and private non-profit agencies that provide services for the unhoused population in our County.
She provided insight into the Homeless population— 25% are youth, many become homeless after leaving from foster homes; 25% families who lost a job or their home; 25% previously working adults in the same situation; and only 25% are the Homeless who you and me see on the streets! Providing housing and a job to the homeless is fundamental, but emergency/and basic services are the first step to have access to them and help them to stabilize and be able to return to normal life. Incredible information that all of us should have to reduce the stigma of homelessness.

Here a link to a homeless service center in Santa Cruz:

“Besides helping people find and retain housing, low-barrier services (e.g., showers, bathrooms, meals, laundry, and first aid) provided at homeless center every day have major impact”....
Laurel presented about the College programs and plans for the future. From incredible Performing Arts to 3D printing and manufacturing classes, to agriculture classes and Farmers Market, now the College is entering a new era where students paths will be more focus and supported by a special program. To learn details visit:
Lynn Robinson, Executive Director of Valley Churches United presented about the great works of the organization: “A donor-supported, volunteer-powered nonprofit organization serving low-income households in San Lorenzo Valley, Scotts Valley and Boony Doon."
You can participate in the Valley Christmas Project by donating cash, filling up a stocking for a child; adopting a family; volunteering, and/or buying at their Gift Shop!! (Open from Nov 1st through Noon Christmas Eve during the week from 10:00 AM - 5PM and on weekends from 11:00AM -4:00PM.
Please welcome Angela Marshall.  Angela is the Office Manager at the Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce.  Danny Reber is her sponsor.
Dear Scotts Valley Rotary Club,
I am having a wonderful first year experience in college at Cal Poly.  I have learned so much just in a matter of weeks and am already looking into studying abroad and summer internships. Classes have been
moderately difficult, but I am pushing through it with the help of friends and mentors.  I wanted to thank you again so much for helping to support me financially in my college experience, I could not be more grateful. I hope that everything is going great for you all in Scotts Valley, I sure do miss home!
Shauna Sweeney
Dear Rotary Ladies and gents,
The Interact Fall Leadership Conference is one week away. I am going and would love to have many of you to join me. 
Please check your availability and let me know if you can attend. Please note the corrected date is Sunday, October 8th. There is a $13.00 fee to cover lunch and expenses. 
All the best,
Randy Klein
Sunday, October 8 from 8:15 am until 3:00 pm at Independence High School in San Jose, CA (1776 Educational Park Dr, San Jose).

In an effort to increase advisor (both Rotarian and Faculty) participation at the event, the advisor workshop will again be in the morning from 10:00 am until 11:45 am in rooms M33-38, aka the Industrial classrooms. A map of the school can be found here. The schedule for the workshop will be:

10:00—10:10--all gather/introductions/Interact theme for year

10:10---10:40-—positive youth development (Assets)/Interactors-Advisors share effective working relationships and Interact best practices through a panel which will cover the following:
a. ABC’s of Interact
b. Election process
c. Sample budget
d. Other questions/topics

10:40—11:10--large group discussion on youth protection, club chartering process, & communication with district

11:15—11:40--participants have the choice to attend 1 of 2 options:
a. RYLA 2018
b. Speech Contest 2018

 In addition, help is needed to serve lunch to the 4,000 Interactors after the advisor workshop at 11:45 am. If you are able to volunteer, please sign up here:

Digital resources for the workshop can be downloaded and accessed here.

There is an event fee of $13 for all attendees, which includes lunch. Payment and registration is through interact Clubs. Please contact an Interact Club in which your Rotary Club sponsors to sign up.

Thank you very much for your time, and we look forward to seeing you on October 8th!!
For any questions, please contact Chris Miller here, or at 408-395-7949.

You are also welcome to visit the FLC website at this address, which includes further details and a video recap of previous year FLC's.
In the picture from right to left we specially connected with Dr. Alfredo, Nilzilene (she was the previous President and is interested to take the project to the public school where she works), Francisco Carlos de S. Vignoli, Sr Altivo Aleixo da Silva( Director of a school-Centro Educacional Raul Vega), and Fatima Daniel (who is a poeta of "Trovas Portuguesas." We will make a special post in her celebration). A very warm and fun club!
Rotary Club of Icarai, Niterói, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil giving a great example of tree planting to meet RI goal- plant 1.2 million trees by April 2018!

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