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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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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
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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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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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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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Fresh Ideas – Environmental Issues You Care About

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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 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

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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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VWC Endorses Santa Cruz Redwoods National Monument

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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 attend the Thursday, February 12th meeting at the Arena in Santa Cruz to learn more and add your support. Speakers include Anna Eshoo and Bruce Babbitt… The Monument would include
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Styrofoam Recycling: Densifier Project Update

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UPDATE – DONATE – HELP NAME IT! UPDATE:  The new styrofoam densifier equipment and most of its necessary parts have arrived at the Ben Lomond Transfer Station and are in the assembly process as we speak.  We are waiting on special permits required by the Monterey Bay Air Quality Control District to operate it so
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Come To Our 37th Annual General Membership Meeting March 22!

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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 Park Senior Center, Ben Lomond Get involved in a committee for community action! Enjoy friendship and great food! State of the District by Supervisor Bruce McPherson Updates from the offices
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VWC Community Grants Make a BIG Difference!

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By Nancy Gerdt     The San Lorenzo Valley is fortunate to have a variety of community organizations that offer residents a wide array of services. For the last two years, the Valley Women’s club has had the good fortune to support some of these outstanding organizations through the VWC Community Grant Program. This program
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New VWC Board Tackles Changes

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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 challenging and exciting changes. New members include: Barbara Hansen (long-term care insurance specialist from Felton… http://www.longtermcarelink.net/listingprofiles/1401-Barbara-Hanson-CA.htm), Connie DeNault (real estate agent from Felton… https://www.linkedin.com/pub/connie-denault/41/784/ab2), and Mary Lanctot (Owner, with
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