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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!


Come To Our 37th Annual General Membership Meeting March 22!

SAVE THE DATE! Sunday, March 22 The Valley Women’s Club invites you to our 37th Annual General Membership Meeting! 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Highlands
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New VWC Board Tackles Changes

New Members Elected, Officers Chosen, Others Take Their Leave Three new Board Members are now serving the VWC and have jumped right in to some
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Recycling Centers Enters New Phase- Welcome to new Director, Matt Harris!

With the resignation of Director Dave Wright, who has become a partner in a company that does strategic planning, the VWC worked fast to find
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VWC Community Grants Make a BIG Difference!

By Nancy Gerdt     The San Lorenzo Valley is fortunate to have a variety of community organizations that offer residents a wide array of
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Styrofoam Recycling: Densifier Project Update

UPDATE – DONATE – HELP NAME IT! UPDATE:  The new styrofoam densifier equipment and most of its necessary parts have arrived at the Ben Lomond
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Coast Dairies

VWC Endorses Santa Cruz Redwoods National Monument

The Valley Women’s Club Board has joined a remarkable coalition in support of creating The Santa Cruz Redwoods National Monument, and invites you all to
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VWC Annual Scholarship Rummage Sale June 20, 2015

Valley Women’s Club Annual Scholarship Rummage Sale June 20, 2015 8:00 am to 1:00 pm in the parking lot at the corner of Highway 9 and Flat Street Address: 12755 hwy 9 Boulder Creek, California Taking items 6th June no clothes or books and no baby equipment Call Hilary to donate @ 338-2247 So save
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Brookdale Lodge Meeting

Brookdale Lodge Meeting What: Discussion of Brookdale Lodge renovation with owner and county officials When: 6 p.m. Monday Where: Boulder Creek Fire Department, 13230 Highway 9, Boulder Creek Details: Call 831-454-2200

Special Board Meeting March 17, 2015

Please take note that our next Valley Women’s Club board meeting will be on thursday March 17, 2015. The time for the meeting will be from 4pm to 6pm. At the Satellite Center in Felton. The meeting will be held in one of their conference rooms towards the back of the building. Our regular monthly
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Mountain Community Theater Presents “Damn Yankees”


March 27-April 19, 2015 Park Hall, 9400 Mill St., Ben Lomond CA “Timeless” – New York Times Mountain Community Theater leads off its 33rd season with “Damn Yankees,” the beloved Tony Award-winning musical about love, baseball, and the Devil. The production is presented at MCT’s home, Park Hall, 9400 Mill St., Ben Lomond, Fridays and
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Redwood Mountain Faire 2015

Music lovers, arts and crafts aficionados, people of all ages, will enjoy this remarkable festival, coming the weekend of May 30 & 31, 2015. The Faire promises a wide range of music styles on two stages, to appeal to all ages, with art and crafts, exciting children’s activities, and excellent food and beverages, including local
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Fresh Ideas – Environmental Issues You Care About


Jane Mio Blog on lower San Lorenzo For a new take on the San Lorenzo River, go to Jane’s blog to read a wonderful series of first-person essays based on the experiences of Jane Mio and Barbara Riverwoman (yes, that’s her name), who have a powerful viewpoint based on thousands of hours spent along the
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Recycling Centers Enters New Phase- Welcome to new Director, Matt Harris!


With the resignation of Director Dave Wright, who has become a partner in a company that does strategic planning, the VWC worked fast to find a new, part-time Director, to fill Dave’s challenging job. Income shortfalls necessitated significant belt-tightening, including cutting administrative costs, so the Director’s position was revamped as part-time. An ad hoc Hiring
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Proposed WORKING LANDS RESOLUTION Riles Environmental Community

County Consent Agenda – how it works   When an item is on the Consent Agenda for the Board of Supervisors’ regular Tuesday meeting, the assumption is made that it has been evaluated and vetted and discussed, or gone through some process, so that it is ready to be approved without further ado. All items
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Perspectives on the San Lorenzo River


by Bruce Van Allen 1. The San Lorenzo River shaped the land we live in. The area occupied by downtown Santa Cruz, between the Branciforte bluffs on the east and the Mission Hill/Laurel bluffs on the west, is the river’s coastal floodplain, where the ecosystem of its watershed meets the ecosystem of the Monterey Bay.
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Health Issues -Some Quick Ideas


West Nile Virus Update Go to  http://westnile.ca.gov. and…   5 Foods That Sabotage Your Sleep By Melanie Haiken, Senior Editor of Caring.com If you’re having trouble sleeping, what about a midnight snack? Think twice–here are five foods that can prevent you from getting a good night’s rest: 1. Chocolate. Love an evening cup of cocoa?
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The Gender Bias of Global Warming


 As is too often the case, women bear the brunt of environmental degradation, pollution and other issues. Last Fall an excellent article relating to women and the impacts of Global Warming (aka “Climate Change”) appeared in the Huffington Post. It was written by Parker Liautaud, a polar explorer (he crossed Antarctica twice to do research)
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VWC Provides Support for The Artemis Project

Kristen M. Rivers

Kristen M. Rivers has a long affiliation with the Valley Women’s Club, first with the Environmental Committee for many years, and then keeping in touch as she provided educational opportunities for young people, and now with an unique new endeavor, The Artemis Project — an education and mentorship program that “envisions a world of healthy,
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