Kiwanis Christmas Party 12-13-2017


Movie Night at Scotts Valley Theater - October 2017

Kiwanis Member Lisa Face Painter Extrordinaire 

Scholarship and Leadership Awardees - 8-9-2017

Mike Smith with scholarship winner Veronica Varner and Tim Johnson with Grabil winner Mira Lion.



Charlie Wise with Edge Leadership attendees Madison Seaman and Hailey Weingord


Music at Skypark -  7-30-1027

1st concert of 2017 season 

Proceeds benefit Scotts Valley Music Programs



Highway Cleanup - July 15 2017

Yesterday morning 4 of us Scotts Valley Kiwanians, Marshall, Myself, Mike III, and ring leader Linda along with special guest star Sherry Simoni  received good Karma by  cleaning  up our usual  stretch of Highway 17. I have attached photos and two more will follow on a second email.  Together we picked up  I think the longest stretch of Highway 17 that I can recall, the total take being 11 bags of refuse.  Observations: The Highway was cleaner than in many seasons in the past,  less litter overall. This time out some of us came home with treasure. Mike III found a screw driver that is as long as a Roman short sword, Marshall some cargo tie downs which are in excellent shape, Linda a pair of sweet Tortoise shell Jackie O type sunglasses, which I unsuccessfully tried to trade an unopened can of Modello for. She gave me the glasses anyway. I plan to give them to my wife, as a kind of early combined Birthday, Anniversary and Christmas present. Don’t let her know that!  

Less fast food rubbish was collected by me. Empty bottles of upscale mineral waters were picked up. Almost no hard liquor bottles collected, The beer remains were largely inexpensive canned domestic, again unlike the bottled imports of yesteryear with the sole exception of that stash of a bunch of Modellos. It looks like someone had a Highway side Modello party!  The tobacco trend continues: A huge decrease in cigarette waste, and NO chaw (Copenhagen) Conclusions: While the Stock Market is testing new highs, the economic recovery continues, with the return of valuable items discarded.   Today’s more socially conscious Litterbugs are showing a tendency for a healthier lifestyle, while their  economic wellbeing  improves apace . Thanks for reading, with love to you all!  John.  





Music at Skypark - September 25, 2016

3rd Concert of the 2016 Season

Proceeds benefit Scotts Valley School Music Programs







Music at Skypark - August 28, 2016

2nd Concert of the 2016 Season

Proceeds benefit Scotts Valley School Music Programs





Mike Smith Scholarship Winner

Melissa Clark from Scotts Valley High School

With her Mother, Father, Mike Smith, Melissa, and Tim Johnson - August 10, 2016



Music at Skypark -  July 31, 2016

1st Concert of the 2016 Season

Proceeds benefit Scotts Valley School Music Programs






Scotts Valley Parade

July 4, 2016


Big Brothers / Big Sisters Bowling Benefit

April 26, 2016

Our Kiwanis bowling team, Marshall, John, Linda, and Jack. 



Renovation of Scotts Valley Performing Arts Theater

April 16, 2016

Scotts Valley Community including Kiwanis spends a day helping renovate the

Performing Arts Theater.   


Kiwanis K-1 Day April 2, 2016

Cleaning up the Scotts Valley Senior Center


Big Brothers / Big Sisters Christmas Party

December 5, 2015 - Shadowbrook Restaurant




Music at Skypark Sponsor Appreciation Dinner

November 11, 2015 Sponsor Photos


Adopt a Highway Service Project

Highway Cleanup last Saturday November 7th


Music at Skypark - September 27, 2015

Our third concert of the season had the Bourbon Brothers and Coffis Brothers Bands

Music at Skypark - August 30, 2015

Our second concert of the season, the bands were the Joint Chiefs and Extra Large




Music at Skypark - July 26, 2015

Our first concert of the season, the bands were AfterShock and Skiny Ricky and the Casual Encounters





Big Brothers Big Sisters Christmas Lunch 12-6-2014

This annual lunch is hosted by the Shadowbrook Restaurant in Capitola.  The Kiwanis club purchased gifts for all the "littles" and with the help of the Key clubs and Circle K members all 80 gifts were quickly wrapped.  On Saturday Santa Claus with his elves came to give them out.  Everybody had a great time.







Music At Skypark Sponsor Awards Dinner 11-12-2014

The annual dinner to give sponsor appreciation plaques and to give the Scotts Valley School District a check for $20,000 which will go directly to music programs within the district.  Beth Hollenbeck the district music director will distribute the funds as needed so as to improve the music programs. 




Music at Skypark - September 28, 2014

This concert was the third and final concert of the season and all net proceeds from the 3 concerts will go to support the music programs at Scotts Valley schools.  We thank all of our sponsors, vendors and of course the bands for their participation in this annual event.

The bands were The Joint Chiefs and the Extra Large




Music at Skypark - August 31, 2014

The bands were Scary Little Friends Band and the The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men.







Music at Skypark - July 27, 2014

The bands were Funkranomicon and the ever popular Houserockers.





4th of July Celebrations

Kiwanis of the Valleys members in the Scotts Valley 4th of July parade with an outstanding fly over.    


Student Scholarship Awards  7-9-2014


On July 9th at our evening Kiwanis meeting the club awarded two scholarship students, Elisa Bargetto the Mike Smith Scholarship and Erinna Woo the Grabil Schilarship.  The meeting had their families attending as well.     



Charlie Wise Appreciation Day 4-29-2014

On April 29th we awarded member Charlie Wise for all the work he has done with sponsored youth through the years.  He is the Kiwanis Club of Scotts Valley representative for 3 Key clubs, San Lorenzo Valley, Pacific Collegiate School, Scotts Valley High School, and the Boulder Creek Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts.  He has unselfishly devoted his time for all these sponsored youth groups for over 15 years.  




GreenWaste Recycle Tour 4-23-2014

On April 23, 12 members of the club toured the Green Waste Recycling Center in San Jose.  Green Waste is a major sponsor of our Music at Skypark concerts.



Kiwanis One Day  4-5-2014  Garden Project

Community garden honoring Marcum breaks ground  -  Scotts Valley Press Banner News Article
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        Volunteers work to excavate the future site of the Annette Marcum Community Garden. Courtesy photo
Volunteers work to excavate the future site of the Annette Marcum Community Garden. Courtesy photo

Approximately 40 people descended upon the undeveloped lot between the Scotts Valley Senior Center and the Scotts Valley Community Center on Kings Village Road last Saturday to participate in the first day of work on what will become a community garden honoring the memory of Valley Churches United Missions' late founder, Annette Marcum.

Funded by $10,000 awarded by the City of Scotts Valley to cover material costs, the project will convert an undeveloped piece of unused land into a 6,000-square-foot garden area for community members to plant flowers, and produce.

Volunteers from local service organizations — including the Kiwanis Club of Scotts Valley, the UCSC chapter of Circle K, the Key Clubs from San Lorenzo Valley and Scotts Valley high schools, Surf City Kiwanis, Scotts Valley Host Lions Club, Valley Churches United Missions, Boy Scout Troop 623, and Cub Scout Pack 623 — lent their time and efforts.

According to Scotts Valley Vice Mayor Dene Bustichi, who was directing the work, the volunteers dug trenches, laid the irrigation systems, installed fences, and removed a section of curb where the wheelchair ramp will be installed.

“We had between 30 and 40 people here working on this,” he said. “All kinds of people were calling in about it.”

Once completed, Bustichi said that the garden will be operated by the city's parks and recreation department and will provide several dozen planting areas that residents can use for planting — something he said he believes will be popular for the residents of the surrounding apartments and townhouses.

“This gives folks — kids, seniors, anyone — the ability to come and garden,” Bustichi said.

The garden will be fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act regulations, he said, and will boast paved pathways, as well as several raised garden plots and water spigots that will be accessible to those who have difficulties reaching the ground.

Bustichi said that the city had been planning for the community garden for several months prior to Marcum's passing in January, but that naming the garden in her honor felt very appropriate.

Bustichi said that there was still much work to be done, and that there would be several additional volunteer days.

“We'll be working for the next several Saturdays,” he said, adding that he hoped that the project would be ready to open by early May.

C/o Scotts Valley Press Banner