Posted by Pamela Arnsberger on Sep 07, 2018


Come and participate in the Sunrise rotary bike ride event for Leo’s Haven  on Saturday Sept 29th or help with clean-up the week before the dedication on October 13th.  Sign up with Doug. More details later.

Avenues of Service will be on Oct 4th from 4:00-9:00. The club will pay the fee of $49.50 if you wish to go. See Pam for more information.

The District Governor’s visit is scheduled for Oct 11th. We will meet in the big room that day.

Friday Oct 26th will be the date for the dinner honoring our own Michelle Bassi, this year’s Woman of the Year. Save the date!

Dr Art will be bringing flu vaccine next week for those both over and under 65.

Sept 29th will be the Freedom and Watsonville Rotary Clubs Burrito Bash at the Santa Cruz Fairgrounds.  There will be great food and entertainment. Go and support our neighbor clubs! 


Dr. Julie Macecevic from the Walnut Ave Family and Women’s Center was our speaker today (pictured above with Anissa Novak).  Julie is a clinical psychologist who has had years of counseling experience with women and youth. She spent 27 months as a peace corps volunteer in Morocco. 


The center has been there for 85 years, originally as the YWCA. They are funded thru many state, federal and local contracts. They provide support services for women and children to thrive in our community. They have many programs including early childhood education.  This center is behind Santa Cruz High School to support teen moms to finish their education. They also provide services for survivors of domestic violence.

They also provide shelter, food, clothing and support. They also do parenting classes, a prevention and education program and life skills workshops. They have family support services, a food bank and a donation bank for clothing and household items.

October is domestic violence awareness month and in Thanksgiving they do a holiday campaign. They also have a volunteer program that has 200-500 volunteers every year.  These people answer the 24 hour domestic violence hotline and do one- on-one advocacy with survivors.  

They are located in the big house on the corner of Chestnut and Walnut with a beautiful memorial garden.  For more information go to or call 1-866-2my-ally.