A Message from Darshana Croskrey – October, 2014

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Trick or Treat People!

pumpkinI am so happy to say that the past few weeks have been filled with “Treats of Good News”. Let me share some of that news with you:

Sponsor, Oak Tree Villa (OTV) and member volunteer, Pam Simmons, teamed up to put on a Classic Car Show serving hot dog/hamburger lunches and raffle drawings. Together with OTV’s marketing director, Ana Knuckles and Pam’s grandson, Shaun Simmons who works at OTV, the three of them with the help of other family members and employees, raised $551 to start our new Bingo Board Replacement Fund! I am happy to report that at the time to going to press a total of $761 has been raised. Our thanks go to Pam, Ana and Shaun for run- ning with this idea and making it a success. Thank you to all of you who came out for the event. We are accepting donations to reach our goal of $4500.

This was our busiest Grandparents Day Pancake Breakfast ever! The energy was great and the volunteers were fantastic. Marlene and her crew served a delicious meal. Thank you to Don Maurer, John & Leatrice Bachan, Jen, Claire & Brynn Bachman, Linda Carney, Gloria Crivello, Danielle, Joaquim & Naomi Cruz, Linda Depter, Marlene Flannery, Geri Gibson, Sue Kerr, Terri Lesniak, Elaine Myers, Sandy Payton, Carol Rogers, Tamima Schwartz, and our friends Sarah & Garret from Circle K at UCSC.

It gives me great pleasure to thank the Host Lions Club of Scotts Valley for their Platinum Sponsorship. They con- tinue to be a source of support for all that they do for our mem- bers. I would like to especially thank SVSC Board Member and Host Lions member, Harvey Bustichi. He is always there to support me and the Center’s needs ~ Grazie Mille!

A tremendous THANK YOU! goes out to Rena Riccabona of Bumble Bee by the Sea for so very generously donating prizes and supplies towards SVSC’s first ever “New York New Year’s Eve Party”. Ronnie Fields and I are looking for volunteers to work on this committee. If you are looking for some- thing fun to do, this is the team you should join.

The Holiday Craft Faire is coming and we desperately need your help. Please check out the various areas you can assist on page 2 (download newsletter). This year we are going to add a “Cake Walk”.

Ayan Patel continues to have a steady stream of seniors visiting him on Wednesdays with questions and request for technology help. Our iPad and iPhone classes with Joanna and David have been well received. If you missed this session, the next one will start in November. Please remember to bring your iPad and/or your iPhone with you.

The Chamber will host their annual Pumpkin festival on October 10th and 11th. Our lawn will be filled with a fantasy of hand blown glass pumpkins that will be on display and for sale. The Chamber is looking for volunteers, please call Angela Marshall at 438-1010 if you can help. In addition, Kristin and her team from Parks & Rec invites everyone to Movie Night at Skypark on October 17th. Hotel Transylvania will be playing. Bring the grandkids in their jammies and their blankies and your chairs for a fun family night out!

And now for some very exciting news!!!! The Scotts Valley Senior Center…drumroll…IS GETTING ITS VERY OWN FLAG POLE!!! Heartfelt thanks goes to Gov. Bobby Oneto and the members of Moose Lodge #545 for generously agreeing to fund and install a 20 foot flag pole and seat on the Senior Center grounds. They did not waste any time, as project coordinator, Eugene Bustichi, placed the order for it the very next day following my presentation request. In addition, we thank Janet Oneto, the Center’s first long term coordinator, who will donate the American Flag that will fly on our flag pole. To that end, we are combining our annual Sponsor Appreciation Reception with the Inaugural Flag Raising Ceremony. I invite you all to attend. Details of this event can be found on page 2.

As you can see it is going to be a very busy month here at the Center. I hope to see all of you and encourage you to partici- pate wherever and whenever you can. Your Time, Talent and Treasure is so very appreciated and it all goes towards making our Center a vibrant and fun, happening place to be. J

Until next time ~

Darshana Croskrey
370 Kings Village Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066

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