Scotts Valley Exchange Club
The national Exchange Club is 100 years old this year, with the Scotts Valley club in its 40th year. In Scotts Valley, it was started by George Ow Sr.
The club will operate the barbecue booth at Music at Skypark on July 31, serving hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, veggie burgers and corn on the cob. Proceeds will support music programs in local schools. The free concert begins at 3:30 p.m.
The club is planning its annual golf tournament for 7 a.m. Sept. 9, a Friday, at Valley Gardens Golf Course. Food and raffle prizes accompany the club’s primary annual fundraiser.
For information: Steven Horlock, 438-2887.
Scotts Valley Rotary
Rotarians kicked off the new Rotary year by volunteering to cut and serve watermelon during the city of Scotts Valley’s Fourth of July celebration. On July 30, the club will work with Save our Shores to do another beach cleanup.
This month, the club inducted its 51st member, Zeda Dowell.
In 2007, the club developed a five-year plan for success. The club has successfully completed the plan, and now President Randy Klein is working to expand it another five years so the club continues to grow in both service and membership.
Planning has begun with other Santa Cruz County Rotary clubs to organize another humanitarian project in Guatemala.
For information about the club and a list of its upcoming speakers, visit
The club meets at 12:15 p.m. Mondays at the Hilton Santa Cruz-Scotts Valley, 6001 La Madrona Drive, in Scotts Valley.
Scotts Valley Host Lions
Local Lions have been extremely busy serving the community. The club designed, donated materials and built a bocce ball shed for Scotts Valley Parks and Recreation. The club also donated $2,500 to the new library, and the money will be used to buy Playaways, preloaded audio book players that will help seniors and visually impaired people continue to enjoy books.
The club bought 20 new backpacks, equipped them with school supplies and donated them to Valley Churches United Missions to be distributed to kids in the San Lorenzo Valley and Scotts Valley area.
Club members also sold apple pies at the Skypark Fourth of July festival. All the net proceeds were donated back to the Scotts Valley Advocates.
The Lions continue to donate time twice a month to serve food to seniors at the Scotts Valley Senior Center.
The club’s annual golf tournament will be held Sept. 16 at Boulder Creek Golf and Country Club, 16901 Big Basin Highway.
For information:
Kiwanis Club of Scotts Valley
Kiwanis hosted its first 2011 Music at Skypark concert June 26, featuring the Kaye Bohler Band and opening with Mike Annuzzi. Five-hundred generous attendees grossed more than $5,000 for local music programs.
Local businesses supported the event with sponsorships totaling more than $14,000.
The second concert will be July 31, featuring The Houserockers and opening with The Coffis Brothers. The concert is free, with proceeds from concessions supplying money for school music programs. Come sit on the grass in the warm afternoon sun, listen to some fine music and support your schools.
Kiwanis meets at 7 a.m. Wednesdays at the Hilton Santa Cruz-Scotts Valley, 6001 La Madrona Drive, in Scotts Valley. Cost is $1 plus individual tabs.
For information:
Santa Cruz Moose Lodge 545
A festive Fourth of July was celebrated by members and their families with a barbecue of chicken and ribs. Members also put up and removed flags in honor of the deceased veterans on the Fourth.
On July 22, a Christmas In July ham dinner was prepared by the women of the lodge. Half of the dinner sales, half of the raffle sales and canned food was collected to benefit Valley Churches United Missions.
Members also volunteered for Meals on Wheels and Adopt-a-Highway program.
For information:
Correspondents for the clubs are Steve Horlock, Exchange; Georganna Drayton Hildebrand, Rotary; Steve Brown, Lions; Joe Miller, Kiwanis; and Laurie Grundy, Moose.

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