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Amalia Ellis
Jan 22, 2018
& Mission 10 Prep Meeting
Jan 29, 2018
Youth Speech Contest
Feb 19, 2018
No Meeting
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Mission 10 Race
Mission San Juan Bautista
Jan 27, 2018
7:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Richard D. King Youth Speech Contest - Hollister
Paines Bar & Restauraunt
Jan 29, 2018 12:00 PM
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January 2
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January 4
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January 10
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January 11
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January 3
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January 1
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January 9
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January 26
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January 1, 1995
23 years
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January 1, 1995
23 years
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January 1, 1984
34 years
Jim Pleyte
January 1, 1975
43 years
Laura Wiener-Smolka
January 1, 1990
28 years
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January 3, 2011
7 years
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January 10, 2011
7 years
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January 23, 2017
1 year
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January 23, 2017
1 year
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January 26, 1997
21 years
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January 27, 1997
21 years
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January 30, 2006
12 years
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National Awards Services Inc.
Rotarian & Police Chief Westrick to Attend National FBI Academy
Our very own Rotary Vice President, Rotary President Elect and Chief of Police for Hollister, David Westrick has been chosen to attend the National FBI Academy 10 week training program in Quantico, Virginia. We wish you all the best and we know you'll do an amazing job! We'll miss you at Mission 10 Race, but we know you'll be on another very important and honorable mission!  

Rotarians Volunteer as Bell Ringers for the Holidays

Thank you Rotarian and Lieutenant, Caleb Montes for providing the opportunity for Rotarians to "Ring the Bell" for the Salvation Army during the Holidays. Thank you Ray Mariottini & Family, David Baumgartner, Manny Amaral and Mike Sanchez for being #peopleofaction and giving your time for the greater good of the community. Click below to see photos. 

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!

2018 - 35th Annual Mission 10 Race Video

Check out this year's new video! Celebrating 35 years! Saturday January 27, 2018 in beautiful San Juan Bautista, CA. Register now at
All proceeds benefit youth scholarships and community service programs. We are #rotary. We are #peopleofaction #mission10race #whatwillyourunfor?
Having trouble viewing the embeded video? Find it here

January 2018 Speakers & Events
  • January 1st - Holiday, New Year's
  • January 8th, 2018 - Kristen Wynn, Marich Confectionary
  • January 15th, 2018 - Holiday, Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday
  • January 22nd, 2018 - SBHS Students of the Month & Mission 10 Prep Meeting
  • January 27th, 2018 - Mission 10 Race
  • January 29th, 2018 - Richard D. King Speech Contest

January Club Service Duties
Team Captain - Director Ted Baraan
(Please note that the Sergeant of Arms needs to arrive early to set-up and stay after to put away materials)
DetectiveWill SuttonRichard FerreiraDan Weatherly
PledgeDave BaumgartnerJerry McCulloughSteve Sanders
GreeterDan WeatherlyWill SuttonKen Bettencourt
Sergeant of ArmsRichard FerreiraKen BettencourtGordon Machado
Thought of the DaySteve SandersGordon MachadoDave Baumgartner
Fine RecorderKen BettencourtMike FisherRichard Ferreira
CollectorMike FisherSteve SandersJerry McCullough
CollectorJerry McCulloughDan WeatherlyWill Sutton

Postponed (Date TBD) - Special Red Badger Fireside Chat & Happy Hour

CALLING ALL RED BADGERS! (POSTPONED until a later date. Please stay tuned)
Your presence is requested at this special Red Badger Fireside Chat & Happy Hour event. Hosted by our very own senior member, past president and past district governor, Jerry McCullough. Here's your opportunity to learn more about Rotary and specifically the history of our own Hollister Rotary Club. Did you know our club is one of the oldest clubs in the country? We are celebrating 93 years this year! 
Jerry & Mary McCulloughs Home
Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served

January 29th, 2018 - Richard D King Speech Contest 

Each year, local high school students come to the Hollister Rotary Club 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 then district level. 
The Club level contest will be Monday, January 29 2018 at our regular lunch meeting at Paine's. 
Register by January 15, 2018 by sending the form to PO Box 86, Hollister CA 95024

Now Accepting College Scholarship Applications - Deadline 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