Posted by Pamela Arnsberger on Oct 24, 2019
On the first Monday of every month from 5:30 to 7:00 the club will have social gatherings here. It is a chance to introduce new friends and prospective members to our club! The next one is November 5th!
The second badge Tuesday for new red badgers will be hfweld on second Tuesday of every month. 5:30 to 7:00.
Our community grant award day will be December 5th. All are welcome to help us celebrate the many good things being done in our community.
Today is world polio day. We received news that wild polio virus type 3e has been eradicated worldwide. Our goal is for every Rotarian to contribute to the cause of eradicating remaining types of polio and the campaign will begin in two weeks.
December the 8th is Keith’s annual Christmas party. It is at his house at 4:00. A sign up list will go around in the next few weeks.
Board meeting next week Oct 31st (Halloween!) at 11:00. Feel free to come in costume!
Nov 17th is our next beach clean-up. This one will be at Rio del Mar in the afternoon, not in the AM as we have traditionally done.
On November 14th the club is taking a field trip to Second Harvest Food Bank.
Patrice Keet, Founder of the Museum of Discovery (MOD) and Rhiannon Crain, Interim Executive Director were our speakers today. The Museum is in the Capitola Mall and has been serving children in the area for five years.
          MOD has been in existence 5 years and brings in 4000 people a month. Ms. Crain gave us an update on the mall itself. They are in conversation with the developers who are interested in the community aspects of the mall. However they may go to a new home in 2021.
          They goal has always been to be accessible and affordable. The least expensive membership is $60 up to $135. Wednesday is grandparents day where the grandparent come in free. On a drop in basis it is $9 for an adult and $6 for a kid. They have about 1400 family memberships a year and about the same number of free memberships to go qualified low-income families.  
          There are also community free days and a mobile museum which also goes into schools. They have two programs a day. The programs involve exploring materials. They feature trained professional teaching staff. They have programs for infants and toddlers and others for kids up to 8 year old kids.
          All exhibits in the museum are locally made which is very unusual.   They also house the puppetry institute and have birthday parties on Sundays as well as a retail section.
          If you would like to be of help you can build a project, lead a program, sponsor a family membership, join the board, or buy gifts in their store. You can also help sponsor an exhibit.