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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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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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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.  

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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Public Water Quality in Santa Cruz County

Report now available online To see recent information and statistics on the health (or lack of health) of our waterways and beaches, follow the link to   http://gis.co.santa-cruz.ca.us/publicWaterQuality/

Environmental Town Hall with State Assembly Member Mark Stone, October 18    

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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 State Assembly Member. The focus this year will be on Water Issues, so bring your queries for the Q&A part of the program. The Town Hall will be on Saturday,
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VWC Sponsors the Scotts Valley Garden Faire

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The VWC sponsored the Scotts Valley Garden Faire  financially for the first time in the Faire’s 9-year history, at the recommendation of the Environmental Committee, after the Faire’s organizers reached out for support. The theme of this year’s Faire was, “Growing During Times of Drought.” That, and its on-going efforts to encourage organic, native methods
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Engaged Citizens Encouraged to Consider Running for Local Office

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Plan to Attend Candidates’ Forum We are not alone in having important elections in 2014, but the impact on our daily lives by the many local agencies run by elected boards cannot be understated. That is why qualified, energetic and caring people are needed to run for a wide range of important local offices, and
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Recycling Centers Get Busy

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RECYCLING CENTERS’ UPDATE By Dave Wright, Director The summer months are a busy time for recycling centers. People consume more as temperatures rise and the operators at the SLV Redemption & Recycling Centers are seeing recycling volumes increase. “We’re definitely seeing more CRV (beverage containers) as well as scrap materials coming in” said Matt Harris, Site
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Bring Back Our Girls, and VET-NET

WOMEN”S ISSUES UPDATE Sheila DeLany, Women’s Issues Committee Chair On July 1, I took part in the #Bring Back Our Girls rally in front of Santa Cruz City Hall. The rally was organized by Stephanie Milton, UCSC Women’s Center Director, and sponsored by the Santa Cruz County Women’s Commission, among others. Speakers addressed a range
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Valley Women’s Club Announces Grant Recipients

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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 are: KBCZ Boulder Creek, SLV Foundation for Education, Valley Churches United Missions, Senior Citizens Organization of SLV, South Street Centre, Boulder Creek Recreation and Park District, Lompico Community Center, and
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River & Road Cleanup 2014

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Mark your calendars for the 28th Annual River & Road Cleanup, Saturday, September 20. Rain or shine, we’ll all work together to pull trash and recyclable materials out of the San Lorenzo River and nearby roads. The cleanup goes from 9am to 3pm on Saturday and we ask that you register at one of four checkin locations
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Audrey Hepburn Shares Her Insights

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run his/her fingers through it once a day. For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone. People, even more than
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