The Rotary Club of Morgan Hill celebrated its 60th anniversary on May 13. The club has come a long way from the small group of 20 in 1955. The Gilroy Rotary sponsored the original Morgan Hill club. The first president was Vince LaClair. In the early days, the club focused its philanthropy efforts on local issues such as high school band uniforms, park improvements and Cub Scout Pack 223. Today the club has over 120 members and is an active contributor to local and international issues.
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Featuring: Performing Arts, Theatre and Dance; Downtown Gilroy The District; Downtown Morgan Hill Construction Zone; 37th Gilroy Garlic Fesival; Morgan Hill Rotary turns 60; Gilroy Arts Alliance; Morgan Hill Leadership Award Dana Ditmore; Maureen Tobin, Traci Dalke, Maria Skoczylas; Tate’s Travels; Whitney Pintello; Articulate Solutions and more.
POP-A-CORK RECEPTION…Rebekah Children’s Services (RCS)
On Thursday, May 21st, 2015, Rebekah Children’s Services (RCS) hosted the first Pop-a-Cork reception benefitting the Culinary Academy. The evening included culinary delights created by students, tastings by Solis Winery, a Cloud 9 photo booth and live jazz by The Jonz Project. Funds raised that evening will enable eight at-risk youth to attend the ten week program. RCS offers the Culinary Academy at no-charge to students committed to improving their lives.
To learn more and to help touch the lives of vulnerable teens as they learn to break the cycle of dependence, visit rcskids.org or call Beth Williams at
Presented by Community Solutions
Fun, fashion and philanthropy are the key ingredients that made the 9th Annual Hearts of Gilroy Women’s Luncheon and Auction another great success. On May 30th, community members, donors and volunteers joined together to raise thousands of dollars to support survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking in our community. Janie Mardesich was honored with the 2015 Heart of Gilroy award in recognition of her dedication to our community, including her tireless work with the Garlic Festival, Gilroy Assistance League, Gilroy Foundation and Community Solutions, to name a few. Janie brings a caring heart and quick wit to everything she does and we are all the better because of her.
Hey everyone, welcome to the kids’ page! It’s Emma. In this issue we have an interview with Josh Watts, one pretty cool kid. We also have artwork from my sister Annabelle. But I would love to see artwork from you, the kids of Gilroy as well. Take a picture of it and send it to us at , along with your name and age. To be interviewed, also email us at .
Being inquisitive, I have often wondered how Calabrese Way got its name. I knew that there were quite a few descendants from Calabria living here in Gilroy. Just in case you don’t know, Calabria is a town at the southern end of Italy and not too far from Sicily. When you look at a map of Italy its easy to see why it is referred to as the tip of the boot. Is that why there is a street of that name in Gilroy? Actually no!
Ask Troy Hoefling about his profession and he will tell you that it’s honorable, challenging, and no two days are ever alike. Hoefling is in his eighth year as a sergeant with the Morgan Hill Police Department (MHPD) – a position that he said is hands-down the best job in law enforcement because he gets to work with new officers, teaching them the ropes and giving them the tools they need to do their best.
Women are seldom attracted to the Western genre of fiction. A remarkable exception is “The Whip” by Karen Kondazian, a book widely read and enthusiastically recommended by local book clubs.
Not just any old car…and not just any old car club…Valle Del Sur Region, Antique Auto Club of America
Written by Larry J. Mickartz
There are car clubs, motorcycle clubs, low-rider clubs, Ford Clubs, Porsche Clubs, British Car Clubs…there are lots of car clubs!
One unique and vibrant car club is the Valle Del Sur Region, Antique Auto Club of America in Morgan Hill. This club is one of 400 local and regional clubs that make up the national Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA). The AACA was founded in Philadelphia in 1935. Its membership has grown to over 60,000 from all parts of the world. Interestingly one does not have to own an antique car to be a member…one just has to like vintage cars.