Our monthly board meetings are on the third Tuesday of the month, 6:00–8:00 pm via Zoom.
Meetings are open to the public unless we are holding a closed session.
For information on attending the meeting, agenda items, membership, volunteering, or becoming a board member, contact President Alisan Andrews.
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In 1967, attracted by the majestic beauty of the Santa Cruz Mountains, Roberta McPherson and her husband Fred bought a lovely little cabin in the redwoods of Boulder Creek, where she still lives today. The birth of their daughter in 1970 inspired them to work to protect the beautiful environment where they felt so fortunate to live.
They joined the Valley Women’s Club soon after its inception. From 1986 through 1997, Roberta served on the Board, including time as Secretary and two years as President. In 1997, she left the Board to help found San Lorenzo Valley Diversity Works, volunteering as its President for several years and working with community members, school district teachers, administrators, and students to provide prejudice-reduction activities in SLV schools.
When Fred retired from teaching, he and Roberta began producing video documentaries about the natural history of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Their videos include “Eye of the Flycatcher,” “The Many Wonders of Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park,” “Getting to Know Our Watershed: Fall Creek,” and “Getting to Know Our Watershed: The Turkey Foot.”
After Fred passed away in 2018, Roberta began considering how she might be of service to her community in the next phase of her life. When she was invited to run for the Board of the VWC, it felt like a perfect fit. As Secretary of the Board, Roberta is inspired to witness the variety of ways Board members and members at large share their multi-faceted talents to serve their community. Recently, she has joined the Educational Committee to help work on the Fred and Roberta McPherson Environmental Education Grant for Teachers in SLV schools to create projects for their students in the area of environmental education.
Roberta loves spending time with her family and exploring the fascinating world of nature. She enjoys studying the birds in her redwood forest surroundings as well as the habits of ants, spiders, crickets and other wildlife. Her goal is to stay attuned to the presence of magic in everyday life.