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Mar 26, 2018
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Mar 31, 2018
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Apr 14, 2018 12:00 PM
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Paines Bar & Restauraunt
Apr 16, 2018
10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
Downtown Spring Cleanup
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Apr 21, 2018
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
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March 3
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March 21
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March 1, 2007
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March 1, 2004
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March 1, 1971
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March 1, 1973
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March 1, 1990
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March 2, 2015
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March 2, 2009
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March 5, 2001
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March 25, 2002
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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

March Speakers & Events
  • 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

Rotary Club of Hollister Awards SBC Countywide Spelling Bee Winners with iPads

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!

SBHS Senior, Stevi Rae Page Represents Hollister Rotary and takes Second Place at Rotary Area 6 Speech Contest
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

Saturday, April 21st - Downtown Spring Cleanup 
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 Book Drive

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. 

Monday, March 19th - Board Meeting at 10:45am
Next Board Meeting at Paine's on Monday, March 19th at 10:45am. Please RSVP to President Ellis for attendance. 

Wednesday, March 21st - Wine Down Wednesday at Aroma Cellars

Join us the 3rd Wednesday of each month and Wine Down with Rotarians and Prospective Members. Our next stop is Aroma Cellars. 

Time: 6pm 
Address: 650 San Benito Street

Deadline for College Scholarships approaching - March 31, 2018
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

Saturday, April 14th - District Training Assembly 

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

June 2nd - District 5170 Conference 
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. 

June 23-27th, Rotary Convention 2018 - Toronto, Canada

Experience #riconvention2018 in Toronto, Canada

There's a world of opportunity waiting for you at the Rotary convention.

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.

Register Here

June 22nd-24th, 2018- Saddle Horse Show & Rodeo 
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