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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Hollister, CA
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Hollister Rotary

Service Above Self

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Paines Restaurant
421 East St
Hollister, CA  95023
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Congratulations to all the participants in the Elementary Division (4th-6th) Countywide Spelling Bee who made it to the championship round! You are all winners! 1st place and winner of the iPad - Rasmeet Brar, Accelerated Achievement Academy. 2nd place Max Westfall, Hollister Dual Language Academy. 3rd place Brooklynnn Goldstone, Accelerated Achievement Academy. 4th place Kim Barcelos, RO Hardin.

Congrats to all the participants of the Junior High Division of the Championship Spelling Bee. They all did an amazing job and should be so proud. 4th place, Emmia Rivera - Hollister Dual Language Academy. 3rd place, Cassandra Rayas - Hollister Dual Language Academy. 2nd place, Kyle Yamanishi - Southside School. 1st place and winner of the iPad, Carmela Clark - Spring Grove.

The top two winners from each age division will go on to the State Championships to represent San Benito County! We will certainly be rooting for them!

The 85th Annual Saddle Horse Show & Rodeo is June 22nd-24th at Bolado Park Event Center. This is Rotary Club of Hollister's 2nd biggest fundraiser. All Rotarians are expected to volunteer in the concessions stands. Family and friends of Rotarians are also encouraged to help. Thank you so much to Larry Shaw for Chairing this important event for us this year. Stay tuned for sign-ups 
Team Captain Larry Barr
Meeting DateSgt. At ArmsGreeterPledge of Allegiance Thought of the DayDetectiveFine Collectors
05-Mar-18Dara TobiasSteve MillerRobert
Anne HalleManny AmaralLarry Barr   Fred Avalli
12-Mar-18Larry BarrRobert MardenSteve MillerRobert MardenFred AvalliLarry Barr    Anne Hall
19-Mar-18Manny AmaralAnne HalleJeff ModicSteve MillerAnne HalleLarry Barr
26-Mar-18Fred AvalliJeff ModicLarry ShawJeff ModicRobert MardenLarry Barr    Steve Miller

  • 3/1    Area 6 Speech Contest (Almaden)
  • 3/5    Officer Miceli – CHP
  • 3/12  Red Badge Vocational Fun
  • 3/19  Spring Grove Poetry Recital (Board Meeting at 10:45am)
  • 3/21  Wine Down Wednesday at aroma cellars
  • 3/26  Hollister Rotary’s 93rd Anniversary Celebration

Stevi Ray Page representing Hollister Rotary
Page won Rotary Club of Hollister's Annual Richard D. King Youth Speech Contest on January 29th, 2018 before going on to represent Hollister Rotary at the Area 6 level contest hosted by the Rotary Club of Almaden Valley.
Four students from Area 6 clubs represented their clubs at the Three Flames Restaurant in San Jose on March 1, 2018. Each student recited a speech that included this year's theme of Making a Difference and needed to include Rotary's 4 Way Test guiding principles.
This year Morgan Hill's Channing Buchman took home the First-place prize. Buchman will represent Area 6 Clubs at the regional level contest with a chance to compete at the District 5170 contest in April. Each of the students did an incredible job and should be very proud. We are especially proud of Hollister's own student winner Stevi Rae Page, who has consistently competed in the Speech Contest over the last few years and didn't give up until she won. Her determination, leadership and poise are going to take her to great places. 
First Place Winner is Channing Buchman, Morgan Hill
Second place is Stevi Rae Page, Hollister
Tied for Third place is Emiliano Esparza, San Juan Bautista and Sadagopan Palaniappan, Gilroy Sunrise
Left to right: Emiliano Esparza - San Juan Bautista, Stevi Rae Page - Hollister, Channing Buchman - Morgan Hill, Sadagopan Palaniappan


Another successful Mission 10 Race in the books! We are eternally grateful to the committee who put in 6 months of planning and hard work, the volunteers who woke up at the crack of dawn to serve their community on a cold morning, sponsors, vendors, media, Racing Time Band, City of San Juan Bautista, Mission San Bautista State Park Rangers, SBC Sherriffs, and all the runners who came to support this great cause. 
We can't wait until next year. Save the Date for our 36th Annual Mission 10 Race on Saturday, January 26th, 2019. 

Click on the image above to see more photos.

The Rotary Club of Hollister invited the 10 San Benito High School, Fall Semester - Students of the Month to our lunch meeting on January 22nd, 2018. Each of the students spoke to the club about their current school interests and plans for their futures after high school. We are always so impressed by their ambition, dreams, leadership, and community involvement. Emily Christensen, was the lucky to student to win the laptop donated by Rotary in the raffle. Each student was presented with a Certificate of recognition and Amazon gift card. 
Congratulations to all of the Fall Semester Students of the Month:
  • Adrian Avila Hurtado
  • Matthew Carini
  • Bernardino Gaeta Sanchez
  • Eduardo Villanueva Gonzalez
  • Jacob Walter
  • Belen Andrade
  • Abigail Chase
  • Emily Christensen
  • Olivia Gonzales
  • Hannah Higgins
We will once again award another laptop, to a lucky winner in the Spring Semester - Students of the Month on May 7th. 

Click on the photo above see full album of photos. 

Each year, local high school students come to the Rotary Club of Hollister to give a Rotary-themed speech for the chance of winning money and the chance to advance to the next round at the area and district levels. This year’s Rotary International Theme is “Making a Difference.” Each participant must tie their speeches to the theme and include Rotary’s Guiding Principles called the Four-Way Test.
The Four-Way Test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. The test has been translated into more than 100 languages, and Rotarians recite it at club meetings:
Of the things we think, say or do
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
The next round encompasses Area 6 clubs with winners from each of their clubs. The Rotary Club of Almaden Valley will be hosting the Area 6 Speech contest, March 1st, 6:00pm at Three Flames Restaurant in San Jose. The winner at that round advances to the District 5170 level competition to be held at noon on April 14th at West Valley College in Saratoga.
Here are the winners of this year’s Richard D. King Youth Speech Contest:
1st place: Stevi Ray Page
2nd place and runner up: Ian Sills

Congratulations to Vivian Hernandez and Hannah Higgins who also participated in the 2018 Richard D. King Youth Speech Contest. Everyone did an outstanding job and all the students were winners in our eyes.

Rotarians will be partnering with the Hollister Downtown Association for the Downtown Spring Cleanup. A community supported cleanup of downtown, including pulling weeds, planting, scrubbing and painting. Bring your brooms, dustpans, garden gloves and shovels and help us get our downtown in tip-top shape!
Volunteer for this annual event by emailing Jeana Arnold at the HDA or calling 831.636.8406 and let her know that you are volunteering for Rotary. 


Laundry to Literacy, a program through the Women's Club of Hollister, provides books in English and Spanish in each laundry mat and families can take them for free. We Rotarians will be collecting books through the month of March (literacy month) to help this great program.
The Women's Club is asking for children’s books (not adult books) ages pre-school to high school age appropriate. They can be gently used or new. Please bring your books to Krystal Lomanto who will be collecting the books for our club. 

High school students in San Benito County are encouraged to apply for the Rotary Club of Hollister's annual college scholarship program. 

Each year, the Rotary Club of Hollister raises funds to send future leaders to college. We believe that our future is in our youth and value the investment to make our world a better place with educational boosts. Deadline to apply is March 31, 2018. 
For questions or more information contact: President, Amalia Ellis at


All Red Badgers, Directors and Incoming Directors should attend this important training. More information will be coming soon. RSVP to President Ellis. 

SAVE THE DATE! The District 5170 Conference will be June 2nd, 2018 at San Jose State University. More details coming soon. 
RSVP to President Ellis to get on the list. All members are encouraged to attend. 


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In partnership with Rotary International, the Host Organizing Committee invites you to join us in Toronto, Canada June 23-27 2018. With the spirit of true Canadian hospitality, we wish to welcome Rotarians from around the world to experience everything Toronto and the Golden Horseshoe has to offer.

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