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SBHS Student Lilliana Jeske Wins Annual Laptop Raffle for Student of the Month
This year's Student of the Month Laptop raffle goes to Lilliana Jeske. Congratulations to Lilliana who has worked so hard in her career at San Benito High. All of the students who earned the honor of Student of the Month were incredibly driven individuals. Each year the Rotary Club of Hollister hosts the Students of the Month at their luncheon and raffles a brand new laptop computer to one of the lucky and very deserving students. The club sees this as great way to promote educational goals and leadership among our youth. 

Monday August 7th - Volunteer Appreciation BBQ
Calling all Volunteers, Family and Rotarians! Join us on Monday evening,  August 7th for a BBQ so we can say thank you to all our volunteers who have helped us during the 2016-2017 year at our Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo fundraiser. 
We will be doing a plaque dedication at this time as well for our Area 6 Community Project. Area 6 Club members are welcome to join us. 
Where - San Benito County Historical Park
When - Monday August 7th at 5:30pm
Cost of Meal including beverages - $20 for Rotarians. Free for non-Rotarians who volunteered. 
RSVP by July 21st to Amalia Ellis -

Rotary Club of Hollister Passes Baton to New President 
The Rotary Club of Hollister is pleased to announce the installation of a new club president, Amalia Ellis. Mrs. Ellis has been a member of the club for 4 years and started her year long term on July 1, 2017. 

Mrs. Ellis takes over as the 93rd president of the Rotary Club of Hollister. She has served on the board of directors for the past three years and served as President Elect, Vice President and the International Service Director. She has also spent the past four years as the Public Relations Chair bringing her expertise in building a strong online web and social media presence as well as helping to grow promotion strategies for fundraising events.  

Amalia’s goals for her term include increasing the club’s impact in the community both with fundraisers and service projects, strengthening our commitment to international projects and adding new members to Rotary. This year the Rotary Foundation is celebrating 100 years of doing good in the world with global grants and Mrs. Ellis plans to celebrate the importance of continuing this great work.

Amalia is the owner of Amalia Ellis Design, a full-service marketing and graphic design company in Hollister, CA. Mrs. Ellis has served on the Board for CASA of San Benito County, is a Leadership of San Benito County 2013 graduate and has volunteered for several non-profit organizations in San Benito and Santa Cruz Counties. She lives in Hollister with her husband Patrick and sons; Ian & Colin. 
About the Rotary Club of Hollister
The Rotary Club of Hollister was founded in 1925 and lives by the motto "Service Above Self". Hollister Rotary's major fundraiser is the annual Mission 10 Race which takes place in late January at the Mission San Juan Bautista. The club also raises funds throughout the year by participating in the Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo in late June, the YMCA & Hollister Rotary Golf Challenge in September, the San Benito Olive Festival in October, and other smaller fundraisers.  The club meets at every Monday at 12:00 at the Paine’s Restaurant. We invite you to come for a complimentary lunch and learn more about Rotary and how you can get involved.
Youth programs and scholarships have been a strong focus for the club for many decades in addition to many other local programs (Stuff the Bus, 12 Days of Giving, etc.). The club awarded $21,000 this last year in college scholarships to graduating seniors throughout San Benito County. Beyond our community, we believe in building good will, peace, health, and literacy globally by investing in international projects. In the past 4 years, the Hollister club along with area 6 clubs have focused on construction of clean water wells in Nigeria, Cameroon & Ghana; sanitation in Nigeria & Ghana; maternal health in Nigeria; education in Mexico, Philippines, and South America; literacy; oxygen generator and supplies in Ethiopia; polio eradication globally and much more.
Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 34,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work impacts lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world. For more information, visit 
Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, Georgia

Rich Marcus awarded Rotarian of the Year!
Congratulations to member Rich Marcus for being awarded the Rotarian of the Year by Past President, Krystal Lomanto. Rich lead our 2016-2017 Area 6 Community Project at the San Benito County Historical Park. Without his leadership and expertise we would not have been able to achieve our goals. Thank you Rich for exemplifying our motto of "service above self".
Photo credit Kristina Chavez Wyatt

July 2017 Speakers 
  • 3    Independence Holiday, No Meeting
  • 10  Red Badge Vocational Presentations
  • 17  Jacqueline Kabat - Comedy Improv
  • 24  Bill Avera, City Manager - City Housing Growth
  • 31  Mary Gilbert - Update on HWY 25

July 2017 Club Service Duties
Team Captain - Mike Sanchez
Rotary Schedule
July 2017
July 10
July 17
July 24
Pledge of
Thought of the
Sargeant at
Arms *
Greeter **
Fine Recorder
* Sargeant at Arms needs to arrive early to set up, and then to take down after the meeting: Please bring out the Rotary Bell, Gavel, Banners, US Flag, two bottles of Wine, and the Badge box.  Duties also include helping to keep order and escorting unruly members/guests from the meeting.
**Greeter needs to arrive between 11:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. to greet members upon their arrival.

Monday, August 21st - President Krystal Lomanto's Debunking
TONIGHT! NO LUNCH MEETING TODAY! Let's celebrate a wonderful year of leadership under President Lomanto with some fun fellowship, food and libations. Friends and family are welcome. Come show our President a good time as we kick her out of office and welcome her to the club of Past Presidents. 
Monday August 21st at Paine's 
5:30pm - Refreshments
6:00pm - Dinner
Please RSVP to Will Sutton

Saturday, October 14th - 2017 San Benito Olive Festival

The San Benito Olive Festival  is scheduled for October 14, 2017 from 10am – 5pm.  It will be at a new location this year:  San Benito County Historical Park, 8300 Airline Highway (Hwy 25), Tres Pinos CA 95075.  We are working hard to revive this wonderful event.
If you or your business are interested in becoming a sponsor, we are actively seeking Sponsorships now.  Please see the attached “2017 Sponsorship Presentation” document for all of the sponsorship levels, benefits, and options.  You can print and complete the sponsor application and submit to Bob Marden, along with your check, at any Rotary meeting.  
We are also looking for vendors to participate in the Festival; please see the “SBOF Vendor Application 2017” document attached for more information.  We are currently accepting vendor applications.
Also, if you have a place to display our flyer, we would love to get more exposure.  Please print the “2017 Olive Fest info flyer” document and post at your place of business.
Rotary will be running the Beer and Wine booth, Bob Marden is the chair for this fundraising activity.  Please contact Bob to sign-up to volunteer. 
Countdown to January 27, 2018 - Mission 10 Race
Countdown to our 35th Annual Mission 10 Race on Saturday, January 27th, 2018.  We will need ALL Rotarians to volunteer as well as family and friends. We also need Rotarians to run as we are having a friendly competition with Rotarians from Los Gatos and Santa Cruz Sunrise Clubs. This is going to be an exciting anniversary celebration as we are adding vendor booths and Live Music by local rock band, Racing Time. Please contact Bob Marden for volunteer sign-ups. 
Sign-up online now and share with your friends and family. Here's the link.
Downloadable Flyers and Race Info Below:
Thanks to everyone who helped make the 2017 race a huge success. We raised over $26,000 for community programs and scholarships!