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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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Holiday Savings – Re-use First

Just a friendly reminder, when searching for Holiday decorations and gifts for family and friends, to shop FIRST at our local “second-hand” and “gently used”
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County Planning Focuses on Sustainability

County Planning Focuses on Sustainability in the Face of Climate Change: Transportation, Sea Rise & More… Principal Planner, Paia Levine, recently emailed the VWC Environmental
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Sign up for Spare the Air Day Notification, Coming this Winter to SLV

The Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District is starting a voluntary Spare the Air program this winter to reduce wood smoke emissions. http://mbuapcd.org/programs-resources/planning/sanlorenzovalley/ YOU can
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Environmental Town Hall’s Thought-Provoking Information and Displays  

Assembly Member Mark Stone was very forthright in his discussion of the political process in Sacramento as he discussed water issues, and what the legislature
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Board Ballot Coming via Snail Mail

Watch for Your Year-End Letter from Lynn, Renew/Join Info, and Board Ballot, Coming via Snail Mail An exciting look back at the Valley Women’s Club’s
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Mt. Community Theater: My Three Angels

By Samuel and Bella Spewack based on La Cuisine Des Anges by Albert Husson November 21 – December 14 Park Hall, Ben Lomond Directed by Robin Aronson The holiday offering for Mountain Community Theater’s 2014 Season is the quirky warm-hearted comedy My Three Angels by Samuel and Bella Spewack. The story is set at the
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Holiday Savings – Re-use First

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Just a friendly reminder, when searching for Holiday decorations and gifts for family and friends, to shop FIRST at our local “second-hand” and “gently used” stores! You will be astonished by the quality and variety of items they provide. Most significantly, it is important to reduce your impact on natural resources and energy use, and
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Loch Lomond Celtic Society

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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

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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
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Sign up for Spare the Air Day Notification, Coming this Winter to SLV

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The Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District is starting a voluntary Spare the Air program this winter to reduce wood smoke emissions. http://mbuapcd.org/programs-resources/planning/sanlorenzovalley/ YOU can be informed when there is a SPARE THE AIR DAY by joining their email list and checking “Spare the Air.” http://visitor.r20.constantcontact.com/manage/optin?v=001wex2hwExXQZYxj7mhVm_bZyeoBYu-jUJQFpiix2DShXbK0Hnzt5Ki4WPUGbaOVpcwPvJxB7I15X-dMVyv-zJONGrDSvCdA6zNJDQUbOz9zRuNrpWmT_Pj50zbHdoSobsmR5Lb0K2dJgrsoQokCj5pilkAl2V6RwgYaaAnhCduqUjGSM1yTh0dMSsW12Y3ienKaPhMrj99tcA_F2H5Y9gKA%3D%3D As we pointed out last month, there are many
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Environmental Town Hall’s Thought-Provoking Information and Displays  

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Assembly Member Mark Stone was very forthright in his discussion of the political process in Sacramento as he discussed water issues, and what the legislature is continuing to work on relating to this crucial matter – and the upcoming changes relating to both surface water and ground water regulation. He discussed the pros and cons
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Board Ballot Coming via Snail Mail

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Watch for Your Year-End Letter from Lynn, Renew/Join Info, and Board Ballot, Coming via Snail Mail An exciting look back at the Valley Women’s Club’s 2014 accomplishments will arrive in your hands around December 1st. VWC President has an impressive summation of our efforts and activities that provided significant benefit to our community and involved
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Fund for the Future of the San Lorenzo Valley

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Annual Update 2014 History: Originally the Hammer Family donated $25000 to the Community Foundation to be used for projects benefiting the children and residents of the San Lorenzo Valley. The Valley Women’s Club joined the effort to raise funds for this effort. Currently, with a bequest from Jean Bourrett for $88,000 added to the fund
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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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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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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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DANCE as Isadora Duncan Danced!

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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. Ms
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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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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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