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The Valley Women’s Club is dedicated to community action, awareness and leadership in environmental, educational, 
social, and political concerns that affect the health and welfare of the San Lorenzo Valley and our community.

What’s Happening in the San Lorenzo Valley!

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VWC Wins Blue Ribbon at Boulder Creek July 4 Parade!

Great fun was had by all this July 4th as the VWC group marched, chanted and danced in the parade in Boulder Creek.  It all
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The Ever-Amazing VWC YARD SALE

EDUCATION/SCHOLARSHIP This parking lot was filled with toys, household goods, tools, small furniture, electronic goods and much more a few weeks ago for the Annual
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Environmental Town Hall with State Assembly Member Mark Stone, October 18    

Put the date on your calendar and plan to come to the (almost) annual Environmental Town Hall sponsored by the Environmental Committee and featuring our
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Valley Women’s Club Announces Grant Recipients

The Valley Women’s Club of the San Lorenzo Valley (VWC) recently announced the winners of its second annual Community Grant Program competition.  Recipients this year
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Action Alert Climate CO2 Levels Reach 4PPM

More to Fossil Fuel Divestment than the Dollar Commentary by Stephanie Sakasai, VWC Board Member Photo of flash floods in Solomon Islands in the city
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Spamalot Comes to Park Hall 10/3 – 10/25

Mountain Community Theater proudly presents the area premiere of Monty Python’s Spamalot, a musical lovingly ripped off from the film, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” The production opens at Ben Lomond’s Park Hall, 9400 Mill Street, on Friday, October 3rd, and runs through Saturday, October 25th.  Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m.,
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Loch Lomond Celtic Society

By Scott Peden When news got out that the Annual Loch Lomond Celtic Games would not take place in 2014, the VWC wanted the community to know that the Loch Lomond Celtic Society is nonetheless still active.  (Ann Singh Bowman, long-time leader of the Society, had contacted us to see if the Redwood Mountain Faire
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County Planning Focuses on Sustainability in the Face of Climate Change

Transportation, Sea Rise & More… Principal Planner, Paia Levine, recently emailed the VWC Environmental Committee about the County’s pro-active approach to climate change. Her comments are very interesting and provide links to more details. This is an on-going process but some important steps have been undertaken that you will find of interest! Her comments included
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VWC Board Retreat

Gaining insights and skills in becoming better Board members and creating a more cohesive, focused Board were among the goals of the recent VWC Board retreat at Camp Joy Gardens, led by the talented facilitator, Judi Sherman. One task undertaken was to take a look at our Mission Statement that had been written over fifteen
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Candidates’ Forum – Water District and State Assembly

Filmed by Community TV for Frequent Airing Until the Election   All six candidates (in alphabetical order: Chuck Baughman, Karen Brown, Bob Fultz, Eric Hammer, incumbent Larry Prather and Gene Elizabeth Ratcliffe) for the SLV Water District Board of Directors provided insights into their concerns and goals at the VWC’s Candidates Forum on Tuesday, September
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WOMEN’S ISSUES

By Sheila DeLany, Committee Chair Serving on the County Women’s Commission can be a very exciting and enlightening experience. I was among three members of the Commission, along with former VWC Board Member Donna Ziel, who met with eight members of a delegation from Tblisi, Georgia (former USSR) on the topic of gender equity and
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A Voluntary Spare the Air Program in the SLV? YES!!

Find out November 1st. The Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District is starting a voluntary Spare the Air program this winter to reduce wood smoke emissions. Disturbing levels of particulate air pollution, caused by old or improperly used wood stoves, are causing real threats to the health of local residents in certain areas of the
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DANCE as Isadora Duncan Danced!

Learn from Lois Flood! Workshop Sunday, November 16, 2 pm   The enormous success of our presentation on Isadora Duncan, Icon of Freedom for Women, presented by Duncan expert Lois Flood at Park Hall last January, stimulated the idea for a second program where participants could actually learn dance in the style of Isadora Duncan.
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VWC BOARD ELECTION

Consider Serving on the Board! YOU are invited to consider serving on the VWC Board. Board elections are coming up in November, and with several members not seeking re-election or moving on to focus on interests, there are several seats available. Board meetings are on the second Tuesday of the month, from 5:45 to 8
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River & Road Volunteers Cleaned Up!

Over 100 volunteers participated in the 28th Annual River & Road Clean Up on Saturday, September 20, 2014 and hauled more than four tons of material out of the San Lorenzo River and nearby roads. “We had a really great day” said Paul Machlis, a volunteer who cleaned up in the Felton area. “The weather
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Community TV PSA for Recycling Center

Santa Cruz Community Television is now airing a public service announcement for the SLV Redemption & Recycling Centers. Their volunteers did a nice job putting it together and we appreciate their help in promoting our recycling centers. You can view the ad by clicking here.  

Candidates Forum, September 30, 2014

A forum featuring all six candidates running for the three open positions on the San Lorenzo Valley Water District Board and both candidates seeking the one State Assembly seat will take place on Tuesday, September 30, from 6:30 pm to 9 pm at the San Lorenzo Valley Elementary School Multi-Purpose Room. San Lorenzo Elementary is
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The Butt Stops Here

The Environmental Committee of the VWC wants to remind you to help reduce cigarette butt pollution by discarding of cigarette butts appropriately. Click here for a colorful explanation of how cigarette butts harm our environment.    

River Road Marketing Tools 2014

Help us get the word out about this important clean-up event! Press Release Printable color flyer (.pdf) Logo (.jpg) Web page – like it! Facebook Page – like it! SOS Map of all Santa Cruz County cleanup locations More information about the 2014 River & Road Clean Up Save Our Shores Annual Coastal Cleanup Day

VWC Wins Blue Ribbon at Boulder Creek July 4 Parade!

Lynn & Seth get ready to march in the BC  July 4 Parade

Great fun was had by all this July 4th as the VWC group marched, chanted and danced in the parade in Boulder Creek.  It all started at the pancake breakfast at the Firehouse (which was attended by THE WHOLE TOWN OF BC) and was delicious, nutritious and well-served up by the guys and gals of
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Camp Joy Gardens Summer Programs

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Camp Joy Gardens has a remarkable mission as a “demonstration garden and training center for small-scale, organically sound agriculture” – an organic teaching farm with wonderful programs for all ages. The summer camp sessions continue in August for ages 12-16 where campers participate in fun, hands-on activities from planting to harvesting and cooking. There are
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Kindergarten “Ready for School” Bags

Roz Alley, Education Committee Chair There is a new pre-kindergarten school in the SLV especially designed for youngsters who are too young to go to kindergarten but certainly ready for a pre-school experience. It is the Transitional Kindergarten Program at Ludlow School in Felton. Twenty-five of the kindergarten “Ready for School” bags that the VWC
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The Ever-Amazing VWC YARD SALE

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EDUCATION/SCHOLARSHIP This parking lot was filled with toys, household goods, tools, small furniture, electronic goods and much more a few weeks ago for the Annual VWC Scholarship Yard Sale. It looks easy, and it obviously depends upon the generosity of so many who bring their (mostly really nice) no-longer-wanted items, but the annual VWC YARD
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Large Scale Rechargeable Battery Invented

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By Martha Booz Take a look at this, and ponder the importance! “Scientists at USC have developed a water-based organic battery that is long lasting, built from cheap, eco-friendly components. The new battery — which uses no metals or toxic materials — is intended for use in power plants, where it can make the energy grid
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Important Groundwater Ruling

“A Sacramento Superior Court judge issued a ruling Tuesday requiring regulation of groundwater pumping to protect a river in Siskiyou County. Attorneys on both sides say it’s the first time a California court has ruled the “public trust doctrine” applies to groundwater. The doctrine says the State of California holds all waterways for the benefit
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