Posted by Pamela Arnsberger on Mar 05, 2018
Announcements and Reminders
Please note:  The online application for community grants has been posted. It is downloadable from the top right corner of our home page.  Please e-mail applications in by April 13th.
Remember our major fundraiser April 13th, a roast for Bruce McPherson.  Tickets are $150. Think about business sponsorships (which comes with free tickets!) and possible silent auction items! And bring a bottle of wine for our wine wheelbarrow.
RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) applications are due. Awardees go to Mission Springs for a 5 day leadership camp. High school sophomores and juniors are eligible. If you know of someone who could be eligible get an application from Sandy.
April 7th is our workday at the Homeless Services Center. We need supplies and volunteers! To sign up, see Win.
Doug introduced two Interact members who spoke to us about what is happening at Soquel High. They spoke about their RYLA experience and the Fall Leadership Conference. They also did fundraisers such as gift wrapping and beach clean-up. Ahead is the Polar Plunge!
Our speaker today was Amy Ettinger, a writer who grew up in Silicon Valley. She has written about travel, parenting, health and food and these articles have been published in the New York Times as well as other publications. Today she spoke to us about her book Sweet Spot which is all about ice cream!
         She read entertaining excerpts from her book which included some little known facts about ice cream. People now eat about 22 pounds of ice cream per year, but the treat goes way back. George Washington spent the equivalent of $3000 on ice cream one summer and Thomas Jefferson wrote the first ice cream recipe. She related an interview with Jerry from Ben and Jerry’s ice cream.  She also told funny stories about riding around on an ice cream truck in New York. She discussed the best ice cream shops in Santa Cruz!
She finished by discussing some weird ice crams such as garlic and fois gras ice cream as well as oyster ice cream which was Dolly Madison’s favorite.