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LWVHC Calendar

April

Board Meeting
April 7, 5:30 P.M.
League Office
434 7th St. Eureka
State of the Community Luncheon
April 17, 11:30 A.M.
Adorni Center, Eureka

May

Volunteer: Avenue of the Giants Marathon Aid Station Fundraiser
May 3
Avenue of the Giants
Call Kay Escarda at 442-7495 to join the fun!
Board Meeting
May 5, 5:30 P.M.
League Office
434 7th St. Eureka
Annual Meeting
May 19
Red Lion Hotel
1929 4th Street, Eureka
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NEWS

SOCL Sold Out!

Thanks everyone for supporting our honorees and the League

The 2015 State of the Community Luncheon is on Friday, April 17 at Eureka's Adorni Center. Seating begins at 11:30. We will be celebrating the accomplishments of this year's Civic Contribution Award winners!

Our individual honorees this year are two amazing nonegenarians: Ruth Mountaingrove , activist, feminist and icon; Helen Person, educator and community volunteer. Our organization honoree is Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods, a youth development program serving Humboldt youth since 1938.

Our speakers this year: Estelle Fennell, Chair, Humboldt County Board of Supervisors. Keynote Speaker – Merv George, Jr., Forest Supervisor, Six Rivers National Forest.

Join Us On The Avenue

Looking for Volunteers for the LWVHC aid station at the Avenue of the Giants Marathon

This year's marathon will be on Sunday, May 3. Here are the basics:

  • Our station is 2 miles north of Meyers Flat on the Avenue of the Giants.
  • Be there between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m. until shortly after noon.
  • Stay to tail-gate a picnic lunch (or not!).
  • Help earn $$$$ toward meeting our next year's budget.
  • Help keep the runners hydrated and safe.
  • NO experience necessary.
  • Get better acquainted with other Leaguers.
  • Be MUCH appreciated by runners.
  • Enjoy the beautiful redwoods in the spring.
  • Have fun!

If you can volunteer, Pleasssse respond even if you have told me that you are interested. I need a "body" count! Want to car pool? Call Kay or email: Kay Escarda 442-7495 or k.escarda@sbcglobal.net (email may be changing!)

-Kay Escarda Marathon Fundraiser

SOCL Honoring Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods

Accepting the award for the Boys & Girls Club: Liz Smith, Executive Director and Rodney Strom, Board President

Helping Humboldt Youth Since 1938

It is always so inspiring to meet and hear about our Civic Contribution honorees! The organization being honored this year at the State of the Community Luncheon on April 17 is the Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods. This youth development program, which serves 3,000 youth ages 6 to 18, includes the Teen Center and the Club House in Eureka, the Loleta Club at Loleta Elementary School and the Humboldt County Teen Court.

The program focuses on five core areas of development: Sports, Fitness, and Social Recreation; Character and Leadership Development; Health and Life Skills; The Arts; and Education and Career. Activities are designed to foster a sense of competence, usefulness, and belonging, and to provide a chance to participate in decision making.

The majority of youth who attend come from single parent homes. Ten percent are homeless. Members performed over 4,000 hours of community service last year. Through the National Youth Outcomes Initiative, the Club is now tracking how much fun members are having, how safe they feel, and the progress being made in academics, health lifestyle, and good character and citizenship.

The Boys & Girls Club, which has no guaranteed income stream and relies on donors and grant writing for funding, is strongly supported by the local community. The support of local construction-related businesses and hands-on labor by many Rotary Club volunteers were keys to accomplishing recent renovations to the Teen Center.