Today’s meeting was an exciting mix of history, Rotary, and good literature. Mike Wallace from the Watsonville Rotary Club addressed the club, sharing the early ribald history of “Sin City” … aka Watsonville! The rest, as they say, is history … and worthy of a Pulitzer Prize.
In 1956 the Watsonville Register-Pajaronian won the Pulitzer Prize in Public Service for an investigative series by photographer Sam Vestal, working under the leadership of its longtime editor Frank Orr and with assistance of Watsonville Police Chief Frank Osmer. These revelations led to the resignation of Santa Cruz County District Attorney Charles Moore, and the arrest and conviction of one of his associates.
The story is a classic!
By Chris Vongsarath, San Jose Mercury News
Arun Frances always believed he could do more for the community by following his passion in skateboarding rather than sticking to his career in high tech.
Turns out, he was right. The Campbell resident and his wife, Anne-Michelle, own a skateboard shop in San Jose, but they’ve done more with it than just sell a few decks and wheels. They’ve made Ohana Board Shop a vehicle to give back to the community, a place that shows how skateboarding could be used in a constructive way.
read the Full Story at the SJ Mercury News
Today, Campbell Rotary begins its in-club “beta test” of the ClubRunner website. For a complete introduction, access this tool through our ClubRunner Portal page from our public website.