Posted by Amalia Ellis on Nov 05, 2017

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
 

 
 
 
January 29th, 2018 - Richard D King Speech Contest Amalia Ellis 2017-11-05 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Nov 05, 2017
 
Congratulations to Dan Weatherly who was selected as Hollister Rotary's National Philanthropist of the year! Dan exemplifies our motto of "Service Above Self". As the captain of our BBQ crew, Dan has helped us raise funds for our many fundraisers by serving up some of the best BBQ in San Benito County! Thank you Dan for your talents and service to our club and community. 

 
Rotarian and BBQ Captain Dan Weatherly to be Honored at National Philanthropy Day Amalia Ellis 2017-11-05 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Nov 05, 2017

Check out this year's new video! Celebrating 35 years! Saturday January 27, 2018 in beautiful San Juan Bautista, CA. Register now at mission10.racemine.com
 
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 https://youtu.be/id8_eh74P-g

 
2018 - 35th Annual Mission 10 Race Video Amalia Ellis 2017-11-05 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Nov 05, 2017

Let's celebrate the season of giving by enjoying time together as Rotarians, family and friends. We will have a prize for the 1st place winner of the ugly sweater contest. 
 
Tri-tip BBQ Dinner at Bryan's cabana @5:30 pm
Bring dessert and beverage of your choice. 
 
RSVP to Jayme Stewart at jstewart5170@gmail.com

November 30th - Ugly Sweater Holiday Party Amalia Ellis 2017-11-05 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Nov 05, 2017
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 amalia@amaliaellisdesign.com

Now Accepting College Scholarship Applications - Deadline March 31, 2018 Amalia Ellis 2017-11-05 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Nov 05, 2017

11.6.17   Caleb Montez – Salvation Army Update

11.11.17 Veteran's Day Parade in Downtown Hollister
 
11.13.17 District Governor Orrin Mahoney Visit
 
11.15.17 National Philanthropy Day - Dan Weatherly is Rotary Recipient for 2017
 
11.20.17  Holiday – Thanksgiving (No lunch meeting)
 
11.25.17 Lights On Celebration and Parade, Downtown Hollister (Rotary is a proud sponsor)
 
11.27.17  No Program – Holiday Party on 30th
Board Meeting at 10:45am
 
11.30.17 Holiday Party at Bryan's Cabana

 
November Speakers & Events Amalia Ellis 2017-11-05 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amala Ellis on Nov 05, 2017
Weekly Team Duties
 
 
 
 
 
 
TEAM                ASSIGNMENTS:
M   E   E   T   I   N   G       D   A   T   E   S :
Nov-6
Nov-13
Dec-4
Dec-11
Dec-18
Dec-25
Pledge of Allegiance
Ray Mariottini
Linda Smith
Andy Anderson
Ron Domingues
H
H
Thought of the Day
Rich Marcus
Andy Anderson
Harvey Blodgett
Ray Mariottini
O
O
Sargeant at Arms 3
Krystal Lomanto
Jayme Stewart
Mitch Dabo
Lisa Andrew
L
L
Greeter 2
Krystal Lomanto
Jayme Stewart
Mitch Dabo
Lisa Andrew
I
I
Detective 1
Harvey Blodgett
Krystal Lomanto
Rich Marcus
Jayme Stewart
D
D
Collector 1
Ray Mariottini
Harvey Blodgett
Ron Domingues
Ron Domingues
A
A
Collector 2
Mitch Dabo
Rich Marcus
Ray Mariottini
Ray Mariottini
Y
Y
Fine Recorder
Jayme Stewart
Linda Smith
Krystal Lomanto
Rich Marcus
 
 
 

 
November - December 2017 - Club Service Duties Amala Ellis 2017-11-05 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Nov 05, 2017

Let's all give District Governor a warm Hollister Welcome! 
 
Orrin Mahoney is a long time resident of Cupertino, California. After graduating from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1967, he came to California to work at Hewlett-Packard and received a Master’s degree from Stanford while working there. After a 35 year management career at HP, he retired and devoted his time to community activities. He is a former member of the Cupertino City Council, and has served twice as Mayor.
 
In addition to many other community groups, he is an active member and past president of the Rotary Club of Cupertino. As part of the Club’s International Service activities, he has participated in 11 project trips to Mexico, China, India, and Central and South America. He was the Area 8 Assistant Governor in 2014-2015, the District’s Membership Committee Chair in 2015-2016 and the District Conference Chair in 2016-2017.

 
November 13th - District 5170 Governor Orin Mahoney to visit Hollister Amalia Ellis 2017-11-05 07:00:00Z 0
Friday, October 20th - United Way Gala Kicking off 12 Days of Giving Amalia Ellis 2017-10-01 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Oct 01, 2017
Next Board Meeting is October 16th - 10:45-11:45am at Paine's. Please let President Amalia Ellis know if you will be attending. 

 
October 16th - Board Meeting Amalia Ellis 2017-10-01 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Oct 01, 2017
 
2   Olive Festival Prep Meeting
 
9  Holiday – Columbus Day
 
16  SJB Ghost Walk – Cesar Flores
Board Meeting at 11am
 
23  Richard Goozh -  SBC Business Growth
 
30  TBD
 
10/14  SBC Olive Festival
 
**Breast Cancer Awareness Month – wear pink on 10/16/17

 
October 2017 - Speakers & Events Amalia Ellis 2017-10-01 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Oct 01, 2017
Team Captain - Jim Fosdick
 
TEAM  ASSIGNMENTS:M   E   E   T   I   N   G       D   A   T   E   S :
2-Oct9-Oct16-Oct23-Oct30-Oct
Pledge of AllegianceJim PleyteBob TiffanyPaul FeisthamelSam BregerMarilyn Ferreira
Thought of the DayPaul FeisthamelJuli VieiraMarilyn FerreiraPhil FortinoJim Pleyte
Sargeant at Arms 3Marilyn FerreiraPhil FortinoJim PleyteRobert RodriguezBob Tiffany
Greeter 2Christine BreenRobert RodriguezJuli VieiraJim PleytePaul Feisthamel
Detective 1Jim FosdickSam BregerChristine BreenJuli VieiraRobert Rodriguez
Collector 1Sam BregerChristine BreenPhil FortinoBob TiffanyJuli Vieira
Collector 2Juli VieiraJim FosdickRobert RodriguezMarilyn FerreiraJim Fosdick
Fine RecorderRobert RodriguezPaul FeisthamelSam BregerChristine BreenPhil Fortino
 
1 This is the BIG job.  Let's all be sure to help the Detective each week!!!  
2 Greeter needs to arrive at 11:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. to GREET MEMBERS UPON ARRIVAL.  
3 Sargeant at Arms also needs to arrive early to set up, and then take down after meeting:  Rotary Bell, Gavel, Banners, US Flag,
2-bottles of Wine, and the Badge box.  Duties also include to escort unruly members/guests from the meeting. 

 
October 2017 Club Service Duties Amalia Ellis 2017-10-01 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Sep 10, 2017

Team Captain - Jim Fosdick

TEAM  ASSIGNMENTS:M   E   E   T   I   N   G       D   A   T   E   S :
4-Sep11-Sep18-Sep25-Sep
Pledge of Allegiance          HChristine BreenRobert RodriguezJuli Vieira
Thought of the Day          OSam BregerChristine BreenRobert Rodriguez
Sargeant at Arms 3          LPaul FeisthamelSam BregerChristine Breen
Greeter 2             IMarilyn FeiieiraPaul FeisthamelSam Breger
Detective 1          DPhil FortinoJim PleyteBob Tiffany
Collector 1       AJim PleyteMarilyn FerreiraPaul Feisthamel
Collector 2           YBob TiffanyPhil FortinoJim Pleyte
Fine Recorder Juli VieiraBob TiffanyMarilyn Ferreira

 

1 Greeter needs to arrive between 11:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. to greet members upon their arrival. 

2 Sargeant at Arms needs to arrive early to set up, and then take down after 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.

If you are unable to preform any of your duties, please find your replacement and inform Mike as to who that will be. Thanks for your work. 


September Club Service Duties Amalia Ellis 2017-09-10 07:00:00Z 0
September 28 through October 1st - San Benito County Fair Amalia Ellis 2017-09-10 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Sep 10, 2017

​​​​​​​
  • September 4th -  Holiday, Labor Day
  • September 11th - Chester Santos, The International Man of Memory
  • September 18th  - Olive Festival Update (*Board Meeting at 10:45am)
  • September 22nd -  YMCA/Hollister Rotary Golf Tournament
  • September 25th -  Josh Jensen, Wine Industry
  • September 28th - October 1st - San Benito County Fair

 
 
 
September 2017 - Speakers & Events Amalia Ellis 2017-09-10 07:00:00Z 0
Thursday, October 5th - Avenues of Service Amalia Ellis 2017-09-10 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Sep 10, 2017
You will NOT want to miss our special speaker for Monday, September 11th. Now is the time to bring a friend or guest. Be sure to arrive early and grab a seat. 
 
(photo credit www.internationalmanofmemory.com)
 
Chester Santos, "The International Man of Memory", is one of the world's foremost experts on memory training. He's helped thousands of people around the world to realize the benefits of an improved memory and sharper mind, and has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, USA Today, PBS, CNN, and various other television, radio, and print media all over the world. Chester is also the 2008 USA National Memory Champion. He has spoken for executive organizations such as YPO, CEO Clubs International, and AceTech as well as for many Fortune 500 companies, and prestigious universities including: the Royal University for Women in Bahrain, the Haas Graduate School of Business in Berkeley, Stanford University, and Harvard University. Chester is working on a new book about memory improvement and brain fitness. His iPhone application, “Steel Trap”, was featured by Apple and became an instant worldwide bestseller.

Chester's presentations are a wonderfully unique blend of interactivity, entertainment, inspiration, and education. He delights audiences while helping them to develop real world skills that they can apply to achieve more success in their career and personal life. His presentations are "unforgettable" experiences that everyone will always "remember" and talk about for years to come.
 
 
 
 
September 11th - Chester Santos, International Man of Memory Amalia Ellis 2017-09-10 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Sep 10, 2017
Next Board Meeting is August 28th - 10:45-11:45am at Paine's. Please let President Amalia Ellis know if you will be attending. 

 
September 18th - Board Meeting Amalia Ellis 2017-09-10 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Aug 21, 2017
Next Board Meeting is August 28th - 10:45-11:45am at Paine's. Please let President Amalia Ellis know if you will be attending. 

 
 
August 28th - Board Meeting Amalia Ellis 2017-08-21 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Aug 21, 2017

August is Membership Month


8/7   Volunteer Appreciation BBQ at Historical Park
 
8/14  Kollin Kosmicki – San Benito Live
 
8/21  President Lomanto Debunking
 
8/28  Jeremy VanderKraats – San Benito County Signs
 

August Speakers & Events Amalia Ellis 2017-08-21 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Aug 01, 2017
Team Captain - Mike Sanchez
 

Rotary Schedule

August 2017

August 7

August 14

 August 21

August 28

Pledge of Allegiance

BBQ

Cathy

Buck

Debunking

Marchel

Nelson

Thought of the

Day

BBQ

Bill 

Tiffany 

Debunking

Caleb

Montes

Sargeant at

Arms 2

BBQ

Marchel

Nelson

Debunking

Cathy

Buck

Greeter

1

BBQ

Ron

Culler

Debunking

Ron

Culler

Detective 

 

BBQ

Kristine

Wyatt

Debunking

Nick

Huston

Collector 1

 

BBQ

Nick

Huston

Debunking

Bill

Sachau

Collector 2

 

BBQ

Caleb

Montes

Debunking

Bill

Tiffany

Fine Recorder

 

BBQ

Bill

Sachau

Debunking

Kristine

Wyatt

 

1 Greeter needs to arrive between 11:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. to greet members upon their arrival. 

2 Sargeant at Arms needs to arrive early to set up, and then take down after 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.

If you are unable to preform any of your duties, please find your replacement and inform Mike as to who that will be. Thanks for your work. 


 
August Club Service Duties Amalia Ellis 2017-08-01 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Jul 06, 2017
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 - amalia@amaliaellisdesign.com
 

 
Monday August 7th - Volunteer Appreciation BBQ Amalia Ellis 2017-07-06 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Jul 06, 2017
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.org 
Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, Georgia

 
Rotary Club of Hollister Passes Baton to New President Amalia Ellis 2017-07-06 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Jul 06, 2017
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. 

 
SBHS Student Lilliana Jeske Wins Annual Laptop Raffle for Student of the Month Amalia Ellis 2017-07-06 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Jul 06, 2017
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

Rich Marcus awarded Rotarian of the Year! Amalia Ellis 2017-07-06 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Jul 05, 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 Speakers Amalia Ellis 2017-07-05 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Jul 05, 2017
Team Captain - Mike Sanchez
 
Rotary Schedule
July 2017
July 10
July 17
July 24
July31
Pledge of
Allegiance
Cathy
Buck
Ron
Culler
Nick
Huston
Caleb
Montes
Thought of the
Day
Ron
Culler
Nick
Huston
Caleb
Montes
Bill
Sachau
Sargeant at
Arms *
Nick
Huston
Caleb
Montes
Bill
Sachau
Bill
Tiffany
Greeter **
 
Caleb
Montes
Bill
Sachau
Bill
Tiffany
Kristine
Wyatt
Detective
 
Bill
Sachau
Bill
Tiffany
Kristine
Wyatt
Marchel
Nelson
Collector
 
Bill
Tiffany
Kristine
Wyatt
Tanner
Lomanto
Cathy
Buck
Collector
 
Kristine
Wyatt
Tanner
Lomanto
Cathy
Buck
Ron
Culler
Fine Recorder
 
Tanner
Lomanto
Cathy
Buck
Ron
Culler
Nick
Huston
* 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.

 
 
 
July 2017 Club Service Duties Amalia Ellis 2017-07-05 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Jun 22, 2017
 
 
Join the YMCA of San Benito County and the Rotary Club of Hollister for a day of fun, charity and friendly competition on the San Juan Oaks Greens. We need all members to Golf, Sponsor, Volunteer and Attend the Dinner if you don't golf. Rotarians, please also start bringing Wine donations to President Amalia for the Wine Barrel Raffle. 
 
Tee off will be at 11am. Lunch and Dinner will be served. 
 
 
 
For more information contact:
Marya Zendejas
YCA of San Benito County
831.637.8600
mzendejas@ymcacentralcoast.org
 

 
Friday, September 22nd - 19th Annual YMCA & Hollister Rotary Golf Tournament Amalia Ellis 2017-06-22 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Jun 16, 2017
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 Will.Sutton@herbank.com
 

 
Monday, August 21st - President Krystal Lomanto's Debunking Amalia Ellis 2017-06-16 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Jun 16, 2017
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Dear Rotary Friend, 
 
Because of Rotary and its partners, the world has seen a 99% drop in the number of polio cases.  But the fight is not over.  And we need your help.  We ask you to contribute to The Rotary Foundation’s Polio Plus campaign, so we can reach our goal of complete worldwide eradication of this dread disease. 
For the month of June, Rotary District 5170 is conducting a “Flash” campaign - you know, sort of like the “Flash” sales that retailers conduct.  We ask that you contribute a one-time $26.50 to The Rotary Foundation, in support of the End Polio Now campaign. 
 
Why $26.50? $26.50 was the amount of the first contribution made to establish The Rotary Foundation for the purpose of doing good in the world, in 1917.These funds will be matched 2 to 1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Where can you get leverage like that in today’s world? Any contribution you make will be matched 2 to 1, by the way.
 
For those who have not yet contributed a total of $1,000 to become a Paul Harris Fellow, District 5170 will also match any contribution you make with recognition points, to help you achieve that recognition level.
Your contribution will also help your club achieve Every Rotarian Every Year status, which honors clubs in which every member makes at least a $25 contribution to The Rotary Foundation.
If you and your club have already contributed to polio, please take this one extra step and write a $26.50 check in support of this effort.  We will let you know how we did when the campaign ends in June.
 
Warm Rotary Regards,
Ninna Chugh
District 5170 Polio Chair
650-305-9777
ninna@ninnachugh.com
 
Please see President Krystal Lomanto to make your contribution or email her klomanto@sbcoe.k12.ca.us
 

 
 
 
Polio Plus Flash Campaign Ends June 30th Amalia Ellis 2017-06-16 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Jun 16, 2017
ATTENTION RUNNERS!!! Let's support our friends at Rotary Club of Santa Cruz. THE 32d ANNUAL FIRECRACKER 10K/5K/KIDS’ 1K. On Tuesday, July 4th, 2017. The 10K and 5K courses are both certified. The 5K is flat and fast and the 10K is the classic and challenging “Thrill of the Hill” city and country course through the Pogonip!
 
Register at www.santacruzfirecracker10k.org/register Race information is on www.santacruzfirecracker10k.org or call Race Director Jeff Kirk at (831) 359-9635. Enter discount code MT5 to receive $5 discount at registration!
 

 
July 4th - Santa Cruz Rotary Firecracker Run Amalia Ellis 2017-06-16 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Jun 02, 2017
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Each year the Rotary Club of Hollister awards college scholarships to local high school seniors throughout San Benito County. This year the club allocated $20,000 in scholarships to 13 very deserving students selected from San Benito High School, Anzar High and San Andreas High School. The 2017 recipients are: Alonzo Murga, Santana Rodriguez, Carla Vazquez, Gabrielle Cross, Lauren Klauer, Mark Scalmanini, Marisa Villegas, Lilian Jeske, Hernan Chavez, Antwaun Lind, Mia Vetimiglia, Eliza Rojas, and Diane Murillo.
 
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.) and international projects (construction of clean water wells in Nigeria, Cameroon & Ghana; sanitation in Nigeria & Ghana; maternal health in Nigeria; education in Mexico, Phillipines, and South America; literacy; oxygen generator and supplies in Ethiopia; polio eradication globally and much more). 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 October, the San Benito Olive Festival in October, and other smaller fundraisers.  
 
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.org
 


 
Hollister Rotary Announces 2017 Scholarship Award Winners Amalia Ellis 2017-06-02 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Jun 01, 2017
 
SPEAKERS:
  • 5   Fellowship – Mystery Dinner
  • 12  Vocation at Gavilan – Sherrean Carr
  • 19  Rodeo Prep Meeting
  • 26  Reserved for Lomanto
 
EVENTS:
  • 6/5 Mystery Dinner
  • 6/23 – 6/25  Rodeo Weekend –Chair Anne Hall
  • 6/10 – 6/14  International Conference @ Atlanta, GA, USA

 
June Speakers & Events Amalia Ellis 2017-06-01 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Jun 01, 2017
Team Captain - Dave Westrick
 
TEAM  ASSIGNMENTS:M   E   E   T   I   N   G       D   A   T   E   S :
Jun-5Jun-12Jun-19Jun-26
Pledge of AllegianceDon RidenhourAnn RossMark VivianDave Westrick
Thought of the DayDave WestrickDan BrughelliAnn RossDan Brughelli
Sargeant at Arms 3Geri MenoldDon RidenhourJeana ArnoldMark Vivian
Greeter 2Mark VivianArnie FontesGeri MenoldAnn Ross
Detective 1Ann RossMark VivianDave WestrickJeana Arnold
Collector 1Dan BrughelliGeri MenoldArnie FontesDon Ridenhour
Collector 2Jeana ArnoldAmalia EllisDon RidenhourGeri Menold
Fine RecorderArnie FontesJeana ArnoldDan BrughelliMark Vivian
 

 
June Club Service Duties Amalia Ellis 2017-06-01 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on May 07, 2017

You do not want to miss our program for May 8th, 2017! Rotary Club of Morgan Hill's Chuck Berghoff will be joining our club to present on the 2016-2017 Orkeeswa School Project in Tanzania. The Area 6 International Service Committee was formed over 10 years ago to collaborate on Global Projects in order to make a larger impact with pooled funds. The committee consists of representatives from all Area 6 Clubs including Hollister, San Juan Bautista, Gilroy, Gilroy Sunrise, Morgan Hill and Almaden Valley. Come hear what we are doing globally to change the world. 
 

 
Chuck Berghoff on Area 6 International Service Project Orkeeswa School in Tanzania Amalia Ellis 2017-05-07 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on May 04, 2017

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. 
 
 
 
 
 
Saturday, October 14th - 2017 San Benito Olive Festival Amalia Ellis 2017-05-04 07:00:00Z 0
Board Meeting, Tuesday June 13th Amalia Ellis 2017-05-04 07:00:00Z 0

In Lieu of lunch Meeting. Mystery dinner outing.

June 5th - 5:30-9:00pm

Enjoy this fun fellowship event with Rotarians, family and friends. RSVP to Jayme Stewart.  Caravan to mystery location. Meeting spot to be announced. Don't miss out on this fun event 


 
Mystery Dinner June 5th, 2017 Amalia Ellis 2017-05-04 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Elis on May 04, 2017

SAVE THE DATE!! Volunteers needed for the Rodeo!
 
June 23rd 5-10pm
June 24th 12-5pm
June 25th 12-5pm

Concession stand volunteers needed for all 3 days at the Rodeo! This is one of our big fundraisers and we need all members, family and friends to get their boots on and help us make this event a big success! Please email Anne Hall for Volunteer sign-ups 

 
Saddle Horse Show & Rodeo Volunteers Needed Amalia Elis 2017-05-04 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on May 04, 2017
Team Captain - Dave Westrick
 
TEAM  ASSIGNMENTS:M   E   E   T   I   N   G       D   A   T   E   S :
May-1May-8May-15May-22May-29
Pledge of AllegianceJeana ArnoldArnie FontesGeri MenoldDan BrughelliH
Thought of the DayGeri MenoldJeana ArnoldArnie FontesMark VivianO
Sargeant at Arms 3Dan BrughelliAnn RossDave WestrickArnie FontesL
Greeter 2Don RidenhourDan BrughelliMark VivianJeana ArnoldI
Detective 1Arnie FontesGeri MenoldDan BrughelliDon RidenhourD
Collector 1Ann RossMark VivianJeana ArnoldDave WestrickA
Collector 2Mark VivianDave WestrickAnn RossAmalia EllisY
Fine RecorderDave WestrickAnn RossDon RidenhourGeri Menold 
 

 
May Club Service Duties Amalia Ellis 2017-05-04 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on May 01, 2017
On Saturday April 22nd, the Rotary Club of Hollister along with San Juan Bautista, Gilroy, Gilroy Sunrise, Morgan Hill and Almaden Valley Rotary Clubs came together to make improvements to San Benito County Historical Park in Tres Pinos.

For more photos visit our Facebook Page

The Area 6 Community Project at the San Benito County Historical and Recreation Park took place on April 22nd (Earth Day). Area 6 clubs include (Hollister, San Juan Bautista, Gilroy, Gilroy Sunrise, Morgan Hill and Almaden Valley) The Area 6 clubs formed a collaboration called the Area 6 International Service Committee or (World Community Service 6) over 10 years ago to pool together Rotary District 5170 Designated Funds that come from Rotary International's Foundation contributions.  The Rotary Foundation contributions are invested for a 3 year cycle and then allocated back to the clubs in the Districts. Each year the Area 6 International Service Committee funds 2-3 Global Projects around the world, and also funds a community project which rotates each year through the Area 6 clubs. This year it is Hollister's turn. Area 6 club volunteers gathered together to spend their Saturday making upgrades to the Historical Park. We'd like to thank all of our Area 6 Rotarians for your time and financial support of this wonderful project.
 
Much of the groundwork of construction and planning was put in place by Hollister Rotarian and native Rich Marcus, who graciously took the lead on this project. This year’s Area 6 Improvement Project consisted of constructing a new BBQ area and upgrading an existing building for a serving area adjacent to Dunneville Dance Hall.  The Project  had several work project days prior to the final Work Day. 

 
San Benito County Historical Park Recipient of Rotary Area 6 Community Project Amalia Ellis 2017-05-01 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Apr 30, 2017
 
1   Barbara May – Kinship & Foster Needs
 
8   Chuck Berghoff – Orkeeswa Project
 
15  Leslie David – Benito Link
 
22  Mary Fisher – Alzheimer’s Assoc
 
29  Holiday – Memorial Day
 
May Program Speakers Amalia Ellis 2017-04-30 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Apr 11, 2017
 
Help us support our fellow Rotary Club of Los Gatos by running this scenic race and bring all your friends.
Register online by April 28th at www.lggreatrace.com

 
 
Sunday, April 30th - Los Gatos Rotary Great Race Amalia Ellis 2017-04-11 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Apr 10, 2017
Rotarian Peter Anderson of Morgan Hill hiked to the base camp of Mt. Everest a few months ago on a personal mission to raise funds and awareness for #endpolionow. Hollister Rotary joined up and sponsored the mission and Peter took a photo with our club flag at the base! April is Rotary International's big push to end this crippling and preventable disease. If you can, please donate now so we can get rid of this disease forever. Checks can be made out to the Rotary Foundation with End Polio Now in the memo line. Paul Harris credits available. Please contact President Krystal Lomanto for details. 

 

 
April is End Polio Now Campaign Push - WE ARE THIS CLOSE Amalia Ellis 2017-04-10 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Apr 10, 2017
 
Thank you Jayme Stewart, Cathy Buck, Will Sutton, Bob Tiffany, Amalia Ellis, Bryan Yamaoka and anyone else we may have missed for putting on a wonderful 92nd Anniversary Celebration on March 27th. Thank you all who attended and helped us celebrate this milestone. One of the oldest and funnest clubs around!
 
Hollister Rotary Celebrates 92 Years of Service Above Self Amalia Ellis 2017-04-10 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Apr 10, 2017
District Training Assembly at India Community Center
525 Los Coches Road, Milpitas

Schedule of Events
4-5pm President Elect and President Nominee Meeting
5-6pm Sessions A
6:15-7:15pm Sessions B
7:30-9pm Dinner with Guest Speaker Magdalena Carrasco, San Jose Vice Mayor
 
For more information contact President Elect, Amalia Ellis

 
Thursday, April 13 - District Training Assembly Amalia Ellis 2017-04-10 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Apr 01, 2017

April - The Rotarian Magazine Month
View issues online 

 
3   Peter Anderson – Adventures at Mt. Everest and End Polio Now
 
10  Erica Elliott, MSW – Realities of Human Trafficking
 
17  Holiday ­ Easter
 
24  Mark Preader – Anti Bullying
 

April Program Speakers Amalia Ellis 2017-04-01 07:00:00Z 0
Tuesday, April 18th - Board Meeting at Paines Amalia Ellis 2017-04-01 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Apr 01, 2017

Team Captain - Will Sutton

TEAM  ASSIGNMENTS:M   E   E   T   I   N   G       D   A   T   E   S :
Apr-3Apr-10Apr-17Apr-24
Pledge of AllegianceAnne HallBob MardenHJeff Modic
Thought of the DaySteve MillerMike Fisher ODara Tobias
Sargeant at Arms 3Jeff ModicManny AmaralLMike Fisher
Greeter 2Fred AvalliEster CurtisIWill Sutton 
Detective 1Ester CurtisDara TobiasDBob Marden
Collector 1Larry ShawRichard FerreiraAAnne Hall
Collector 2Bob MardenSteve MillerYFred Avalli
Fine RecorderWill Sutton Jeff Modicno meetingEster Curtis
 

 
April Club Service Duties Amalia Ellis 2017-04-01 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Mar 17, 2017
 
Registration now open for our 35th Annual Mission 10 Race on Saturday, January 27th, 2018.  We will need ALL Rotarians to volunteer as well as family and friends. The Mission 10 committee is already in full planning mode to grow this great event. We could use a few more Rotarians to help with some new things we'd like to add. Please contact Bill Tiffany or Bob Marden if you can join us. 
 
Sign-up online now and share with your friends and family. Here's the link. https://www.racemine.com/Mission-10/events/2018/Rotary-Mission-Ten-2018
 
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!

 
Registration Now OPEN - 2018 Mission 10 Race Amalia Ellis 2017-03-17 07:00:00Z 0
Monday March 27th - 92nd Anniversary Celebration in Lieu of Lunch Amalia Ellis 2017-03-17 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Mar 17, 2017
(PE's Amalia Ellis - Hollister, Randy Toch - Morgan Hill, Whitney Pintello - Gilroy, and Dennis Harrigan - Gilroy Sunrise)

President Elect, Amalia Ellis attended Far West PETS in San Jose March 3rd through the 5th, with 420+ other President Elects from Hawaii to California and beyond. PETS is an intensive and inspirational training weekend for all incoming Rotary Presidents who will begin their leadership year on July 1st. 
 
The highlights of PETS for Amalia were:
 
  • "Hearing Past Presidents Richard D. King and Cliff Dochtermann speak. It was an honor to have had the opportunity to see both of them speak at PETS. I've been lucky enough to hear them speak at other functions in the past as well."
  • "Having the opportunity to meet and speak with Incoming Rotary International President, Ian Risely and his wonderful wife Juliet. Ian and Juliet were so warm and friendly. Ian is also a wonderful speaker.  I'm very excited about his goals for the upcoming year and how he plans to make a Rotary difference in the world." 
  • "Spending a ton of time learning and networking with other Rotarians and President Elects. It was inspiring and we had a ton of fun too!"
President Elect,  Amalia Ellis has been a member of the Hollister Rotary Club since 2013. She has served as the Public Relations Chair and International Service Director for over 3 years. Amalia is a Graphic Designer and Marketing professional with over 20 years of experience, and 12 years as a Business Owner. She is married to Patrick Ellis and has 2 sons. Amalia is looking forward to a fantastic year of Rotary Service and putting this year's theme of "Making a Difference" to work, in the Community and Globally. 

 
President Elect, Amalia Ellis attends Far West PETS Amalia Ellis 2017-03-17 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Mar 17, 2017
(photo courtesy of Amalia Ellis Design)
 
Our 1st place winner of the Richard D. King Youth Speech Contest went on to the Area 6 Speech Contest at the Morgan Hill Rotary Club on March 1st. Mitchell Ross represented Hollister well and did an amazing job, earning himself 3rd place and $200. Congratulations to this young man, he's going to go far in life!

 
 
Hollister Winner Mitchell Ross takes 3rd Place at Area 6 Speech Contest Amalia Ellis 2017-03-17 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Mar 17, 2017
Support United Way March 9th @ Fisher's March 14th @ Mangia and March 28th @ RunningRooster! Be sure to tell your server you are there to support United Way and we will get 10-20% of your ticket. Proceeds benefit local non-profits. See you there!

 
Eat. Drink. LIVE UNITED. to support United Way Amalia Ellis 2017-03-17 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Mar 17, 2017

Congratulations to our newest members and red badgers: Paul Rovella, Jim Gillio, Julie Vieira, Michael Fisher, and Robert Rodriguez. Welcome to our Rotary family! #serviceaboveself

 
Congrats to our Newest Members Amalia Ellis 2017-03-17 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Mar 17, 2017
 
6   Craig Kaufman – Salinas Valley Tourism
 
13  Yukio Shimomura – Internment Camp and Lessons Learned
 
20  Jenny Bernoski – Spring Grove Poetry Recital
 
27  Anniversary Celebration 
 

 
March Speakers Amalia Ellis 2017-03-17 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Mar 17, 2017
Team Captain - Will Sutton 
 
TEAM  ASSIGNMENTS:M   E   E   T   I   N   G       D   A   T   E   S :
Mar-6Mar-13Mar-20Mar-27
Pledge of AllegianceBob MardenSteve MillerManny AmaralFred Avalli
Thought of the DayJeff ModicFred Avalli Ester CurtisRichard Ferreira
Sargeant at Arms 3Larry ShawBob MardenSteve MillerAnne Hall
Greeter 2Manny AmaralDara TobiasRichard FerreiraMike Fisher
Detective 1Will Sutton Manny AmaralAnne HallLarry Shaw
Collector 1Steve MillerJeff ModicJeff ModicWill Sutton
Collector 2Fred AvalliWill SuttonFred AvalliEster Curtis
Fine RecorderAnne HallMike FisherManny AmaralRichard Ferreira

 
March Club Service Duties Amalia Ellis 2017-03-17 07:00:00Z 0
Tuesday, March 21st - Board Meeting at Paine's Amalia Ellis 2017-03-17 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Feb 05, 2017
The 2017 District Conference will be held Saturday, May 6 - Sunday, May 7, 2017.
 
The conference opens with breakfast on Saturday in the Cocoanut Grove Ballroom at The Santa Cruz Boardwalk. We are offering a complete Saturday meal package (Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner) for $100 including a free parking pass. Just add $15 for a pass for all Boardwalk rides on Saturday. Meals may also be purchased separately. Overall conference registration is free.
 
For a full schedule of the weekend, please go to http://dc.rotarydistrict5170.org
 
To register for the Conference and the meal events, for you or your guests, please visit https://events.rotarydistrict5170.org/2017-district-conference
 
All members, especially Red Badgers are encouraged to attend this great event to learn more about Rotary. 
 
District 5170 Conference at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Amalia Ellis 2017-02-05 08:00:00Z 0
We were honored to have District Governor Elect, Adewale Ogunbadejo and his wife Funmi from the Rotary Club of Gbagada South in Lagos, Nigeria. They were accompanied by Rotarian Peter Anderson, Rotary Club of Morgan Hill. DG Elect Ogunbadejo came to thank our club for our financial assistance on 2 projects in Lagos. The first, 6 water wells for drinking water. The second project is underway for drinking water and bathrooms for a large school compound with 3,500 students. These projects will impact the communities in Lagos in incredible ways that we take for granted.
 
(Amalia Ellis, Dave Westrick, DG Elect Adewale Ogunbadejo, Funmi Ogunbadejo, Cathy Buck)

 
Lagos, Nigeria - Distict Governor Elect Adewale Agunbadejo and Wife Funmi Visit Amalia Ellis 2017-02-05 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Feb 05, 2017
Travel Details
We will all travel together so that the Ameca Rotarians need to make only one trip to the airport to pick us up on Friday and one trip to the airport to send us home on Sunday.
 
Purchase your tickets on these flights from San Jose (SJC) to and from Guadalajara (GDL):
 
Friday March 3, 2017
  • Alaska Airlines flight #234  SJC to GDL non-stop, leaving 11:25am, arriving 5:00pm
 
Sunday March 5, 2017
  • Alaska Airlines flight #235  GDL to SJC, non-stop, leaving 2:300pm, arriving 4:59pm
 
Currently several flight consolidators list these flights at various prices.  Prices and availability change constantly (prices always increasing), so book as early as you decide to go.   Tickets will go for anywhere between $400 and $700 round trip (on Jan 15, price was $382 round-trip !).
 
There will be baggage charges, and you will be asked to carry the equivalent of one suitcase of humanitarian goods one-way on the trip down to Guadalajara  (school books and/or medical supplies [not medicines] ).    
 
The Amecans will reserve rooms for us in a pleasant hotel on the outskirts of Ameca that we will pay for (around $50/night/room with 2 beds); can be paid with credit card.
 
There will likely be no other expenses for us, but we want to be good guests, so minor courtesy expenditures may be appropriate.  US dollars aren’t universally accepted, so we can exchange for Mexican pesos at the airport (for a fee, of course). US $100 is more than you will need.
                                                                                                                             
This is not a tourism trip.  (But it will be a party trip!) We are Rotarian guests of the Rotary Club of Ameca, so certain decorum is expected.   They will coordinate and pay for all of our food and activities while we are there, which guarantee to be phenomenally enjoyable and rewarding.  We have done this trip many times, and it has never disappointed anyone.  The focus of this trip is their 50th Anniversary party, and we will be introduced as honored guests.  Gala attire is in order.  We will probably also be taken to one of the many Primary Schools where we have donated a total of 178 computers over the past 5 years and also to their Red Cross, where “our” ambulance resides.  Expect to be treated like the wonderful, generous benefactors that we are.  In both Spanish and English; Spanish language ability is helpful, but not needed.
Before traveling, we will all meet to discuss clothing, culture, food, protocol, and any questions you may have. You need a passport, but no visa is required. To confirm your interest, or if you have any questions, please contact Peter Anderson, Rotary Club of Morgan Hill.
 
Peter Anderson:  (408) 639-3164;  pacificgeo@aol.com
 
 

 
Ameca, Mexico Trip March 3-5th Amalia Ellis 2017-02-05 08:00:00Z 0
Congrats to newest Red Badgers Dara Tobias and Dan Brughelli Amalia Ellis 2017-02-05 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Feb 05, 2017
Each year, local high school students come to our club to give a Rotary themed speech for the chance of winning money and the possibility to advance to the next round. The next round encompasses Area 6 Clubs with winners from each of their clubs. The winner at that round advances to the District level. Congratulations to all our participants today, who were all inspiring and thoughtful.
 
1st place: Mitchell Ross 
2nd place: Stevi Ray Page 
3rd placee: Hernan Chavez
 
Thank you to Gracie Bolin-Mansmith, Vivian Hernandez, Noah Janzing, Holly Lampa, Megan Matthews, Hailey Robledo, Ian Sills, Katie Silva, and Isabella Veglia for inspiring us and making us proud with your awesome speeches. We are lucky to have such amazing youth leaders in our community.
(photos courtesy of Amalia Ellis Design)

 
 
Richard D. King Rotary Youth Speech Contest Amalia Ellis 2017-02-05 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Feb 05, 2017
Thank you to all the participants, volunteers, sponsors, committee members, timing company (SVE), film crew (CMAP), Sheriff's department and City of San Juan Bautista for another great race in the books, with over 700 participants. 
 
It was a crisp but beautiful day in Historic San Juan Bautista. We had runners who came all the way from Minnesota and Pennsylvania. We had a blind man run the half-marathon with his guide/companion, an 11 year-old boy ran the half-marathon, an elderly couple both completed the half-marathon for the second year in a row, Rotarians from Hollister, Santa Cruz Sunrise and Los Gatos had a friendly competition and people of all ages came for many different reasons.
 
One thing was clear, everyone seemed to have fun and enjoy themselves. Can't wait to see you all next year!
 
(Photo courtesy of Amalia Ellis Design)

2017 Mission 10 Race in the Books Amalia Ellis 2017-02-05 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Feb 05, 2017
 
6   Leanne Oliveira – The Tiny House Movement
 
13  Maria Thomas – Community Foodbank Expansion and Update
 
20  Holiday – President’s Day
 
27  TBD
 

February Speakers Amalia Ellis 2017-02-05 08:00:00Z 0
Next Board Meeting Tuesday, February 21st Amalia Ellis 2017-02-05 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Feb 05, 2017

Team Captain - Ted Baraan

  2/6/17 2/13/17 2/27/16
Detective Caleb Montes Bill Tiffany Bill Sachau
Pledge Nick Huston Cathy Buck Kristine Wyatt
Greeter Bill Sachau Marchel Nelson Tanner Lomanto
Sergeant of Arms Ron Culler Nick Huston Caleb Montes
Thought of the Day Marchel Nelson Ron Culler Nick Huston
Fine Recorder Cathy Buck Tanner Lomanto Bill Tiffany
Collector Tanner Lomanto Bill Sachau Ron Culler
Collector Kristine Wyatt Caleb Montes Marchel Nelson
February Club Service Duties Amalia Ellis 2017-02-05 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Jan 16, 2017
 
 
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. Application Deadline is March 31, 2017. 
 
For questions or more information contact: President Krystal Lomanto at klomanto@sbcoe.k12.ca.us
Please return applications to:
 
Club President
Rotary Club of Hollister
P.O. Box 86
Hollister CA 95024-0086

 
Deadline March 31, 2017 - College Scholarship Applications Amalia Ellis 2017-01-16 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Jan 16, 2017
 
Congratulations to Bryan Yamaoka, our Club Secretary for this well deserved recognition. Bryan does a million behind the scenes duties for our group from setting up for meetings, purchasing food and supplies for our fundraisers, keeping track of all our members and attendance, letting us use his home for special meetings, and so much more. Thank you Bryan for exemplifying our motto "SERVICE ABOVE SELF". We are lucky to have you!

 
December Rotarian of the Month - Bryan Yamaoka Amalia Ellis 2017-01-16 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Jan 14, 2017

Team Captain - Ted Baraan

  1/9/17 1/23/17 1/30/16
Detective Ron Culler Cathy Buck Kristine Wyatt
Pledge Tanner Lomanto Marchel Nelson Bill Tiffany
Greeter Caleb Montes Kristine Wyatt Nick Huston
Sergeant of Arms Cathy Buck Bill Tiffany Marchel Nelson
Thought of the Day Bill Tiffany Bill Sachau Tanner Lomanto
Fine Recorder Kristine Wyatt Caleb Montes Ron Culler
Collector Marchel Nelson Tanner Lomanto Cathy Buck
Collector Bill Sachau Nick Huston Caleb Montes

 
January 2017 Club Service Duties Amalia Ellis 2017-01-14 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Jan 14, 2017

 
2   Holiday – New Years
 
9   Dr. Dover – The Zika Virus
 
16  Holiday – Martin Luther King
 
23  Red Badge Vocational Presentations plus special visit from District Governor Elect, Adewale Ogunbadeho from Rotary  Club Gbagada South, Nigeria. (One of our Area 6 Partner Clubs) 
 
30  Richard D. King Speech Contest
 

 
January Speakers - Rotary Awareness Month Amalia Ellis 2017-01-14 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Dec 11, 2016
Thank you to Cathy Buck for putting together our 2016-2017 Club Info Guide. This is great resource for our membership. 

Download Guide


 
2016-2017 Club Info Guide Amalia Ellis 2016-12-11 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Dec 11, 2016
Thank you to all who brought toys and gift cards to the Holiday Party for our foster youth at Chamberlain's and CASA of San Benito County. Your care and generosity is sure to brighten the holidays for these kids. It takes a village. 
 
CASA Director, Esther Curtice and Chamberlain's Director, Patrick Ellis

Holiday Sweater Party Collects Gifts for CASA and Chamberlain's Youth Amalia Ellis 2016-12-11 08:00:00Z 0
Rotary Food Drive Competition Amalia Ellis 2016-12-11 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Elllis on Dec 11, 2016
Congrats to our newest members Lisa Andrew, Tanner Lomanto and Nick Huston who were officially inducted into our family on November 7th. 
 
 
Welcome to our Newest Members Amalia Elllis 2016-12-11 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Dec 10, 2016
 
Beginning on January 9th, 2017 we will be moving our meetings to Paines Restaurant.
Location is 421 East Street, Hollister CA 95023. 
Same Day and time: Mondays at Noon

 
 
New Meeting Location Starting January 9th Amalia Ellis 2016-12-10 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Dec 10, 2016

5    Christmas Fellowship

12  Caleb Montes – The Salvation Army

19  Special Presentation – Graveyard Vineyards

26  Holiday – Christmas


 
December 2016 Speakers Amalia Ellis 2016-12-10 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Dec 10, 2016
On November 28th San Benito High School students Nancy Mora and Kyler Mellor joined us at our lunch meeting to talk about their high school success and future goals. Each month 2 students at SBHS are awarded the Student of the Month for having a 3.5 GPA or higher and being exemplary students in other areas as well. At the end of each school year all of the students who have been awarded the Student of the Month will be put into a raffle for the chance to win a laptop from our Rotary Club. 
 
 
 
Congratulations to the Students of the Month so far this year! 
 
August: Elizabeth Barragan  and Kyler Mellor
September: Nancy Mora and Blaize Solis

 
San Benito High School Students of the Month Visit Amalia Ellis 2016-12-10 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Dec 10, 2016
Congratulations to Mark Vivian, our November Rotarian of the Month! Mark has been serving the club as the Programs Chair for the past 2 years and does an amazing job each week bring great programs and then going above and beyond with his fun weekly slideshows as well as coordinating the tech needs of our speakers. 
 

 
November - Rotarian of the Month, Mark Vivian Amalia Ellis 2016-12-10 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Dec 10, 2016
 
Hollister Rotary is hoping to encourage mothers to read to their babies at an early age.  Literacy starts at birth. Talking to a baby is an important piece of developing a foundation of learning language and vocabulary. Reading to a very young child, before they are 1 yr. old,  is a critical element to teaching a  child vocabulary.   Hollister Rotary has committed to assist each new mom and their newborn  child by providing each, at Hazel Hawkins Hospital, with a new book. Our hope is that moms will read to their babies at an early age and continue through the early school years. 
 
Literacy is the key to a successful education in school and through life. 

 
Literacy Project - Book Program for New Mothers Amalia Ellis 2016-12-10 08:00:00Z 0

Linda Smith - Team Captain

Team Assignments
Dec. 12
Dec. 19
Pledge of Allegiance
Ray Mariottini
Lisa Andrew
Thought of the Day
Ron Domingues
Andy Anderson
Sergeant at Arms
Rich Marcus
Mike Sanchez
Greeter
Rich Marcus
Jayme Stewart
Detective
Andy Anderson
Harvey Blodgett
Collector
Mike Sanchez
Ray Mariottini
Collector
Lisa Andrew
Ron Domingues
Fine Recorder
Harvey Blodgett
Mike Sanchez
 

 
December 2016 - Club Service Duties Amalia Ellis 2016-12-07 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Nov 04, 2016
 
The Area 6 Community Project  at the San Benito County Historical Park is fast approaching. Area 6 clubs include (Hollister, San Juan Bautista, Gilroy, Gilroy Sunrise, Morgan Hill and Almaden Valley) The Area 6 clubs formed a collaboration called the Area 6 International Service Committee or (World Community Service 6) over 10 years ago to pool together District Designated Funds that come from your Rotary International contributions.  The RI contributions are invested for a 3 year cycle and then allocated back to the clubs in the Districts. Each year the Area 6 International Service Committee funds 2-3 Global Projects around the world, and also funds a community project which rotates each year through the Area 6 clubs. This year it is Hollister's turn, so let's unite in service and show the community our dedication here locally and globally. Remember that these projects are made possible by YOUR Rotary International Contributions. 
 
The main project work day will be Saturday April, 22, 2017.  9am-3pm +/-
 
Please mark your calendars and start recruiting friends and family.  Please contact Rich Marcus richmarcus@sbcglobal.net if you are able to help with construction prep days. We specifically need help with masonry, some grading, trenching, electrical, and a few other items. 
 
For volunteer sign-ups on April 22nd (Main Work Day), please contact Amalia Ellis amalia@amaliaellisdesign.com
 
We need everyone in our Hollister club as well as all Area 6 clubs to make this a successful project. 

 
 
 
 
 
We Still Need Volunteers! Saturday, April 22nd - Area 6 Project at San Benito Historical Park Amalia Ellis 2016-11-04 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Nov 04, 2016
The 2017 Video is here! Spread the news with your friends and family. Registration is open and we are running full speed to make this a wonderful event for our long-time loyal runners and new alike. We have some great new things in store including trophies for the top 3 theme teams in costume. (Family friendly please) 
 
Video also available on Youtube and Mission 10 Facebook page if you are having trouble viewing it here. 

 
 
 
2017 Mission 10 Race Video Amalia Ellis 2016-11-04 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Nov 04, 2016

Member Amalia Ellis will be honored on November 15 at the National Philanthropy Day Awards Dinner. Each year the Community Foundation for San Benito County joins in this National Day of Celebration by hosting the awards and honoring approximately 45 local volunteers for their impact on their community.
 
Amalia joined the Rotary Club of Hollister in July of 2013. She is the Owner and Designer of Amalia Ellis Design and is Married with 2 sons. Her creativity and passion for service have fueled her through both her roles as Public Relations Chair and International Service Director for the club. Immediately after joining Rotary, Amalia took on the task of creating a branded website and e-newsletter for the club as well creating social media and marketing campaigns to bring awareness to the community and beyond for Hollister Rotary's charitable work. Congratulations Amalia!
 
The Awards Dinner will take place at San Juan Oaks on Tuesday, November 15 from 5:30-8:00pm. 
 

 
Member Amalia Ellis to be recognized at National Philanthropy Day Amalia Ellis 2016-11-04 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Nov 04, 2016

Team Manager - Linda Smith

Team Assignments
Nov. 7
Nov. 14
Nov. 28
Pledge of Allegiance
Harvey Blodgett
Jayme Stewart
Andy Anderson
Thought of the Day
Lisa Andrew
Harvey Blodgett
Mike Sanchez
Sergeant at Arms
Ron Domingues
Mitch Dabo
Ray Mariottini
Greeter
Ron Domingues
Mike Sanchez
Harvey Blodgett
Detective
Mike Sanchez
Rich Marcus
Mitch Dabo
Collector
Jayme Stewart
Ray Mariottini
Rich Marcus
Collector
Mitch Dabo
Andy Anderson
Jayme Stewart
Fine Recorder
Rich Marcus
Jayme Stewart
Linda Smith
 

 
November 2016 - Club Service Duties Amalia Ellis 2016-11-04 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Nov 01, 2016

November is Rotary Foundation Month - Your Contribution is Matched 

 
7    Jim Ostdick – Walking Across America
 
14  Roy Simms – Summo Supremacy II
 
21  Holiday - Thanksgiving
 
28  Hamdy Abbass – Egypt Now 
 
**Remember to Honor veterans

 
November 2016 - Speaker Schedule Amalia Ellis 2016-11-01 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Nov 01, 2016
Once again the Rotary Club of Hollister is proud to sponsor San Benito County's 12 Days of Giving. The campaign which raises funds for individuals and families in need locally, kicks off at the United Way Gala on November 12 and lasts until Thanksgiving. Please help us in supporting this effort by attending the United Way Gala on November 12 or donating online to the 12 Days of Giving.
 
(benefiting CASA of SBC, Chamberlain's Children Center, the Community Food Bank of SBC, Emmaus House, the Homeless Coalition of SBC, and The Salvation Army)
 

 
Proud Sponsor of San Benito County's 12 Days of Giving Amalia Ellis 2016-11-01 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Nov 01, 2016

These members exemplify our motto "Service Above Self" and went above and beyond to serve our club and community. Congratulations!

 
Dan Weatherly - August
 
Robert Freiri -  September
 
Jayme Stewart - October

 
Rotarians of the Month - August through October Amalia Ellis 2016-11-01 07:00:00Z 0
Tuesday, November 15 - Board Meeting at Paines Amalia Ellis 2016-11-01 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Oct 16, 2016

Vocational Service Month

 
10.3 - Chef Mike Fisher - Farm to Table Food Trends
 
10.10 - Holiday - Columbus Day
 
10.17 - Measure Ballots & Breast Cancer Awareness Month (wear pink) 
 
10.24 - Hollister Rotary Night at the Movies
 
10.31 - Measure Ballots - Part 2
 

 
October 2016 - Speaker Schedule Amalia Ellis 2016-10-16 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Oct 16, 2016

Team Manager: Larry Bar

 
TEAM                ASSIGNMENTS:          
  Oct-3 Oct-10 Oct-17 Oct-24 Oct-31
Pledge of Allegiance Marilyn Ferreira Phil Fortino Jim Fosdick Jim Pleyte Bob Tiffany
Thought of the Day Phil Fortino Jim Fosdick Jim Pleyte Bob Tiffany Christine Breen
Sargeant at Arms 3 Jim Fosdick Jim Pleyte Bob Tiffany Christine Breen Sam Breger
Greeter 2 Jim Pleyte Bob Tiffany Christine Breen Sam Breger Paul Feisthamel
Detective 1 Bob Tiffany Christine Breen Sam Breger Paul Feisthamel Marilyn Ferriera
Collector 1 Christine Breen Sam Breger Paul Feisthamel Marilyn Ferriera Phil Fortino
Collector 2 Sam Breger Paul Feisthamel Marilyn Ferriera Phil Fortino Jim Fosdick
Fine Recorder Paul Feisthamel Marilyn Ferriera Phil Fortino Jim Fosdick Jim Pleyte
 

 
October 2016 - Club Service Duties Amalia Ellis 2016-10-16 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Sep 01, 2016
 
The District's Avenues of Service will be on October 22, 2016, Saturday, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. Venue and accommodations information will be available next week. New Members and Red Badgers, this is an excellent opportunity to learn more about Rotary and cross something off your Red Badger list. Please let President Krystal Lomanto know if you are planning on attending. 

 
District 5170 - Avenues of Service Amalia Ellis 2016-09-01 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Sep 01, 2016
Enjoy a fun night out with Rotarians, family and friends! We will rent out a theater at Premier Cinemas and have a BBQ in the parking lot prior to the movie. Please let Jayme Stewart (jstewart5170@gmail.com) know if you are  planning to attend. We will be watching THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN. 

 
 
Hollister Rotary Night at the Movies Amalia Ellis 2016-09-01 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Sep 01, 2016

9.5.16 - Labor Day Holiday

9.12.16 - Bill Avera – What’s Happening in Hollister

9.19.16 - Volunteer Appreciation BBQ – SB Historical Park 5:30PM

9.26.16 - Dr. Rose – Gavalin College Moving Forward


 
 
 
 
September Speaker Schedule Amalia Ellis 2016-09-01 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Sep 01, 2016
 
Every year Rotary Club of Hollister shows appreciation to our volunteers for lending their time to support our various fundraisers. Come join us on September 19th, 5:30pm at the San Benito County Historical Park.  All members, family and volunteers welcome. Let's have some fun and enjoy some fellowship! Please let Jayme Stewart know if you are attending and how many are in your party jstewart5170@gmail.com

 
 
 
Volunteer Appreciation BBQ Amalia Ellis 2016-09-01 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Sep 01, 2016
Weekly Team Duties       Team Captain: Larry Barr 
TEAM                ASSIGNMENTS: M   E   E   T   I   N   G       D   A   T   E   S :
Sep-5 Sep-12 Sep-19 Sep-26
Pledge of Allegiance H Christine Breen Sam Breger Paul Feisthamel
Thought of the Day O Sam Breger Paul Feisthamel Marilyn Ferriera
Sargeant at Arms 3 L Paul Feisthamel Marilyn Ferriera Phil Fortino
Greeter 2 I Marilyn Ferreira Phil Fortino Jim Fosdick
Detective 1 D Phil Fortino Jim Fosdick Jim Pleyte
Collector 1 A Jim Fosdick Jim Pleyte Bob Tiffany
Collector 2 Y Jim Pleyte Bob Tiffany Christine Breen
Fine Recorder   Bob Tiffany Christine Breen Sam Breger
 

 
September 2016 - Club Service Duties Amalia Ellis 2016-09-01 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Aug 07, 2016

Mission 10 Race Countdown - 46 Days Until Race Day!
We need everyone's help to make this an even more successful year than ever before. Last year we had a huge year with record attendance and raised close to $27,000 for community programs and scholarships. If you haven't signed up to volunteer yet, please see or contact Bob Marden. Please help us promote this race by sharing on social media and posting flyers at your businesses. 

 

 
Crunch Time for Mission 10 Race, 2017 Amalia Ellis 2016-08-07 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Aug 07, 2016

PR Chair and International Service Director, Amalia Ellis is honored with Rotarian of the Year Award for 2015-2016

President Cathy Buck presented Director/Member Amalia Ellis at her debunking/roast with the Rotarian of the Year Award.
Amalia has been instrumental in building a branded website, newsletter and social media presence for the club since joining in 2013. Her service has helped build the awareness and promotion of fundraisers such as the Mission 10 Race, YMCA & Rotary Charity Golf Tournament, SBC Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo, SBC Olive Festival, etc. Amalia also serves as the International Service Director, collaborating with Area 6 clubs to make an impact globally on social and humanitarian issues.  
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
2015-2016 Hollister Rotarian of the Year Amalia Ellis 2016-08-07 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Aug 07, 2016

Hollister Rotary sends Past President Cathy Buck (2015-2016) off with a Bang

Thank you to Past President (2014-2015) Robert Freiri for taking the charge to organize Cathy Bunks debunking and roast. It is an election year, so naturally the roast took a few funny and awkward cues from the competing candidates for the US presidential race. Thank you to everyone for making it a fun night, especially to those members who participated on the committee. Thank you Cathy Buck for an excellent year of leadership. 
 
 

 
The Roast of Past President Cathy Buck Amalia Ellis 2016-08-07 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Aug 07, 2016
The Rotary Club of Hollister was proud to sponsor this year's Stuff the Bus. A program of United Way of San Benito County in partnership with San Benito County Office of Education. Education is an area of focus for Rotarians worldwide in an effort to improve life for all. Stuff the Bus provides backpacks and school supplies to San Benito County County children who might not have the resources to be prepared for school and ready to learn. This year the club also grilled and provided 1000 hot dogs for everyone who came to pick up or drop off school supplies at the Target parking lot on August 6. Thank you to all the members who came out and donated their time for a great cause. Special thanks to member Larry Barr for leading the charge on the grill out.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

August 6, 2016 - Hollister Rotary serves up 1000 hot dogs for Stuff the Bus Amalia Ellis 2016-08-07 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Aug 07, 2016

A HUGE thank YOU to all our Volunteers for the San Benito County Horse Show and Rodeo

Your tireless help and service contributed to another successful year serving food and beverages to hungry Rodeo attendees. Thank you members, friends and family members for all you do to contribute to successful community events. 
 

 
Thank YOU SBC Rodeo Volunteers Amalia Ellis 2016-08-07 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Aug 07, 2016

Please Join us in Welcoming our New District 5170 Governor Jeff Orth

 
Don't miss our very special visitor from our neighboring city of Gilroy - District Governor Jeff Orth. 
Please check out Mr Orth's video message below.
 

 

 
August 22, 2016 - District Governor Jeff Orth Visit Amalia Ellis 2016-08-07 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Aug 07, 2016

August is Membership and New Club Development Month

 
8.1.16 - Patrizia Materassi, The 5 Gyres Project
 
8.8.16 - Bolado Park Event Center, Youth Ambassadors
 
8.15.16 - Bill Holl, Latest ADA Regulations an Compliance
 
8.22.16 - District Governor Jeff Orth Visit
 
8.29.16 - Kera Abraham Panni, Monterey Bay Aquarium - Conservation and Science

 
August Speaker Schedule Amalia Ellis 2016-08-07 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Aug 07, 2016

Team Captain - Amy Grames

TEAM                ASSIGNMENTS: M   E   E   T   I   N   G       D   A   T   E   S :
Aug-1 Aug-8 Aug-15 Aug-22 Aug-29
Pledge of Allegiance Gordon Machado Steve Sanders Will Sutton Jerry McCullough Dave Baumgartner
Thought of the Day Dan Weatherly Gordon Machado Steve Sanders Will Sutton Jerry McCullough
Sargeant at Arms 3 Olivia Halley Dan Weatherly Gordon Machado Steve Sanders Will Sutton
Greeter 2 Ken Bettancourt Olivia Halley Dan Weatherly Gordon Machado Steve Sanders
Detective 1 Dave Baumgartner Ken Bettancourt Olivia Halley Dan Weatherly Gordon Machado
Collector 1 Jerry McCullough Dave Baumgartner Ken Bettancourt Olivia Halley Dan Weatherly
Collector 2 Will Sutton Jerry McCullough Dave Baumgartner Ken Bettancourt Olivia Halley
Fine Recorder Steve Sanders Will Sutton Jerry McCullough Dave Baumgartner Ken Bettancourt
 

 
August 2016 Club Service Duties Amalia Ellis 2016-08-07 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Jul 19, 2016

I am excited to be the 2016-2017 Hollister Rotary President. I was born and raised in Hollister and a proud graduate of Spring Grove Elementary School and San Benito High School. I received my degree from Fresno State and starting my teaching career in Fresno. I returned home in 1990 after marrying my husband and started teaching at my alma matter, San Benito High School. I was blessed with a long and wonderful career as a teacher, assistant principal and principal. I was a part of the San Benito High School staff for 25 years. I was elected as the San Benito County Superintendent of Schools in January, 2015. I am passionate about our community and the education our students receive. This passion carries over as a Rotarian. I look forward to an amazing year with the support of a dynamic board. We are looking forward to building our membership, having fun, and putting together a successful Area 6 project for our community.

 


 
Our 2016-2017 Club President Krystal Lomanto Amalia Ellis 2016-07-19 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Jul 19, 2016
July 4 - Holiday ( No lunch meeting)
July 11 - Krystal Lomanto – Inaugural Meeting
July 18 - President Cathy Buck Debunking 5:30pm, Paines 
July 25 - Renee Hankla – Red Ribbon Run 

 
July 2016 Speakers Amalia Ellis 2016-07-19 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Jul 09, 2016

Team Captain Amy Grames

Weekly Team Duties       Team Captain:  Amy Grames
TEAM                ASSIGNMENTS: M   E   E   T   I   N   G       D   A   T   E   S :
Jul-4 Jul-11 Jul-18 Jul-25
Pledge of Allegiance H Olivia Halley D                          E Dan Weatherly
Thought of the Day O Ken Bettancourt B Olivia Halley
Sargeant at Arms 3 L Dave Baumgartner U Ken Bettancourt
Greeter 2 I Jerry McCullough N Dave Baumgartner
Detective 1 D Will Sutton K Jerry McCullough
Collector 1 A Steve Sanders I Will Sutton
Collector 2 Y Gordon Machado N Steve Sanders
Fine Recorder   Dan Weatherly G Gordon Machado
July 2016 Club Service Duties Amalia Ellis 2016-07-09 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Jun 05, 2016

June 2016 Speaker Schedule
(Rotary Fellowship Month)

June 6th - Scholarship Recipients and Red Badge Presentations
June 13th - Ross Fay - CALSTAR
June 20th - Rodeo Prep Meeting
June 27th - Jennifer Ramirez, Children Palliative Care

 
June 2016 Speaker Schedule Amalia Ellis 2016-06-05 07:00:00Z 0
Monday July 18th - President Cathy Buck's Debunking Amalia Ellis 2016-06-05 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Jun 05, 2016

May 2016 Club Service Duties 
Team Captain - Gary McIntire

TEAM                ASSIGNMENTS: M   E   E   T   I   N   G       D   A   T   E   S :
Jun-6 Jun-13 Jun-20 Jun-27
Pledge of Allegiance Mark Vivian Dave Baumgartner Mitch Dabo Larry Barr
Thought of the Day Amy Grames Steve Miller Larry Barr Jim Fosdick
Sargeant at Arms 3 Gary McIntire Mark Vivian Steve Miller Larry Barr
Greeter 2 Mitch Dabo Larry Barr Andy Anderson Amy Grames
Detective 1 Steve Miller Jim Fosdick Dave Baumgartner Amy Grames
Collector 1 Jim Fosdick Amy Grames Mitch Dabo Steve Miller
Collector 2 Gary McIntire Mark Vivian Amy Grames Dave Baumgartner
Fine Recorder Dave Baumgartner Steve Miller Jim Fosdick Mark Vivian
 

 
June 2016 - Club Service Duties Amalia Ellis 2016-06-05 07:00:00Z 0
August 19, 2016 - YMCA & Hollister Rotary Golf Tournament Amalia Ellis 2016-05-09 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on May 09, 2016

Rotary Club of Illorin, Nigeria visits Area 6 Clubs including Hollister Rotary

On April 28th, 2016, the Rotary Club of Hollister had the honor of hosting seven members from our International Service Partner Club of Illorin, Nigeria.  In 2014, Area 6 clubs (which include Hollister, San Juan Bautista, Gilroy, Gilroy Sunrise, Morgan Hill and Almaden Valley) funded and supplied several portable ultrasound machines and heart monitors, in a maternal wing of the Egbe Hospital, in a remote part of Nigeria.  This project has resulted in prenatal healthcare and saved lives in an area which did not have access to this kind of care anywhere nearby prior to this partnership.  Our Nigerian friends came to express their gratitude and also to attend the Rotary District Conference held that weekend in San Ramon.
 
The Illorin Rotarians started their day by attending the Rotary Club of San Juan Bautista’s weekly breakfast meeting, followed by a tour of the San Juan Mission.  Then the Illorin Rotarians headed to Hollister, where they were given a tour of Chamberlain's Children Center and Keith Thompson Non Public School.  Several Hollister Rotarians joined the group for a wonderful lunch at Ridgemark Golf & Country Club.  After lunch, the Illorin group completed their day in Hollister with a guided tour of Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital.
 
For more photos please visit our Facebook Page
 

 
Rotary Club of Illorin, Nigeria visits Hollister Amalia Ellis 2016-05-09 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on May 09, 2016

May 2016 Speaker Schedule

May 2nd - Joe Fata, Kid Mariachi 
 
May 9th - David Ventura, Boy Scout Troop #400
 
May 16th - Student of the Month Presentation, San Benito High School
 
May 23rd - Rose Ann Woolpert, Algebra Academy
 
May 30th - Memorial Day Holiday, No lunch meeting
 

 
May 2016 Speaker Schedule Amalia Ellis 2016-05-09 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on May 09, 2016

San Benito County Rodeo Weekend - June 24th -26th

 
All hands on deck needed for the San Benito County Horse Show and Rodeo, which takes place June 24th - 26th at Bolado Park. This is one of our annual fundraisers and we need all members to help out as well as their family and friends. We will be serving food and beverages in the concession stands once again. For volunteer sign-ups and information please get in touch with Chair Anne Hall. 
 
 

 
June 24 - 26, 2016 - SBC Rodeo Weekend Amalia Ellis 2016-05-09 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on May 09, 2016

May 2016 Club Service Duties 
Team Captain - Gary McIntire

TEAM                ASSIGNMENTS: M   E   E   T   I   N   G       D   A   T   E   S :
May-2 May-9 May-16 May-23 May-30
Pledge of Allegiance John Perales Gary McIntire Jim Fosdick Steve Miller H
Thought of the Day Gary McIntire Steve Miller Dave Baumgartner John Perales O
Sargeant at Arms 3 Jim Fosdick Dave Baumgartner John Perales Amy Grames L
Greeter 2 Amy Grames Jim Fosdick Steve Miller Mark Vivian I
Detective 1 Mitch Dabo Larry Barr Mark Vivian John Perales D
Collector 1 Amy Grames Mark Vivian Mitch Dabo Dave Baumgartner A
Collector 2 Steve Miller Amy Grames John Perales Mitch Dabo Y
Fine Recorder Mark Vivian John Perales Amy Grames Gary McIntire  
 

 
May 2016 Club Service Duties Amalia Ellis 2016-05-09 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on May 08, 2016

Rotary Club of Hollister Member Larry Barr Honored with Rotary International's Service Above Self Award

 
Congratulations to our very own Rotary Club of Hollister’s Larry Barr, who has been selected for Rotary International's Service Above Self Award.  The Award was established in 1991 by the Rotary International Board of Directors.  The Service Above Self Award is Rotary International’s highest honor for an individual Rotarian who embodies Rotary’s motto “Service Above Self”, by demonstrating their continuing humanitarian service efforts and involvement in helping others.  This is an internationally competitive award, with a maximum of 150 recipients selected worldwide each year.  There are over 1.2 million Rotary Members, in over 34,000 Rotary Clubs, in over 200 countries.
 
Larry was presented with this great honor on April 30, 2016, at the Rotary District 5170 Conference in San Ramon. He was nominated and selected based on his dedication to Youth Service and International Service.  Larry has helped build schools and provide computers in remote and poverty stricken areas of the Philippines.  He has made multiple trips back to the Philippines with a personal dedication and mission, and has also delivered over forty-thousand toothbrushes, clothing, shoes, and other supplies that we take for granted.
 
Mr. Barr has been a member of Hollister Rotary since January 1997, and is a Paul Harris Fellow+3.  He has long served the youth in our community by serving as the Youth Service Director for the Rotary Club of Hollister, as well as serving as the Youth Services Chair in Rotary’s District 5170, which covers the Bay Area from Oakland down to Hollister.  He has been active in promoting and empowering the Interact Club at San Benito High School for many years, which is the High School branch of Rotary, and encouraging Interactors to participate in RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) leadership camp.  He brought the International Student Exchange program to San Benito High School Interactors and has given kids a chance to experience other cultures and countries.
 
Mr. Barr’s contributions are many, both near and far, and exemplify the Service Above Self Award.  This recognition is very well deserved.  Well done Larry!  We are lucky to have such a wonderful individual in our community.
For more photos visit our Facebook Page

 
 
Rotary Club of Hollister Member Larry Barr Honored with Rotary International's Service Above Self Award Amalia Ellis 2016-05-08 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Apr 09, 2016

All Hands on Deck needed for the Area 6 Community Project - Old St. Mary's Cemetary

Old St. Mary's Cemetary
11 First Street, Gilroy CA
Saturday June, 4th
8am - 5pm
 
This year's Area 6 Community Project is being lead by the Gilroy Club. The club has chosen to do a cleanup up Old St. Mary's Cemetary. It is very important that we pull together and support our brothers and sisters of our area clubs by lending our support. Please let President Cathy Buck know you will join us. Friends and family are welcome to help as well. Lunch is usually provided by the lead club. 
 

 
Saturday, June 4, 2016 - Area 6 Community Project Cleanup at Old St. Mary's Cemetary Amalia Ellis 2016-04-09 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Apr 03, 2016

Hollister Rotary Supports San Benito County Science Fair

 
Congratulations to San Benito County schools science fair winner Nicholas Dhaliwal and recipient of the grand prize donated by Hollister Rotary (family 4 pack of tickets to the Cal Academy of Science and lunch). His entry was Synthesizing Acetylsalicylic Acid from Willow Bark (making Aspirin). Pictured here with President Cathy Buck.
 
 
 
Hollister Rotary Awards Grand Prize to San Benito County Science Fair Winner Amalia Ellis 2016-04-03 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Apr 03, 2016

Movie Night is Here! See the Boss with the very funny Melissa McCarthy. 

 
Save the Date and Join us at Premiere Cinemas on April 18th as we enjoy Food, Fellowship and a Great Movie! More details to follow. 
 

 
April 18th - Rotary Night at the Movies Amalia Ellis 2016-04-03 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Apr 01, 2016

April Speaker Schedule:
(District 5170 Conference Month) 


 

4.4.16 - Jenny Bernosky - Spring Grove Poetry Recital
 
4.11.16 - Casey Lucius - ISIS and Protecting US National Interests. 
 
4.18.16 - Rotary Night at the Movies (In Lieu of Lunch Meeting) 
 
4.25.16 - Kai Deering - How to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft. 
 

 

 

April Speaker Schedule Amalia Ellis 2016-04-01 07:00:00Z 0
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - Board Meeting at Paine's Amalia Ellis 2016-04-01 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Apr 01, 2016

APRIL 2016 - Club Service Duties
(Team Captain - Donnette Carter)

TEAM  ASSIGNMENTS: M   E   E   T   I   N   G       D   A   T   E   S :
Apr-4 Apr-11 Apr-18 Apr-25
Pledge of Allegiance Dan Weatherly Marilyn Ferreira Ed Stephenson Steve Sanders
Thought of the Day Don Ridenhour Manny Amaral Kristina Chavez Wyatt Donnette Carter
Sargeant at Arms 3 Manny Amaral Dan Weatherly Donnette Carter Marilyn Ferreira
Greeter 2 Gordon Machado Kristina Chavez Wyatt Marilyn Ferreira Dan Weatherly
Detective 1 Donnette Carter Jayme Stewart Don Ridenhour Gordon Machado
Collector 1 Kristina Chavez Wyatt Donnette Carter Dan Weatherly Manny Amaral
Collector 2 Jayme Stewart Gordon Machado Steve Sanders Don Ridenhour
Fine Recorder Steve Sanders Don Ridenhour Gordon Machado Jayme Stewart
April Club Service Duties Amalia Ellis 2016-04-01 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Mar 12, 2016

2016 District Training Assembly - March 24, 2016

District Assembly is the official training session for Club Chairs and other leaders as they prepare for a new Rotary year. Join us for this year's District 5170 Training. Red Badgers, this is a great way to check off some items on your way to becoming a Blue Badger. 
 
India Community Center
525 Los Coches Road
Milpitas, CA 
Presidents, President Elects and Nominees Session 4:00pm
Sessions begin at 5:00pm
Dinner from 7:30 - 9:00pm with Special Guest Speaker Frederick Marx (Oscar and Emmy nominated director/writer) 
 
 

 
March 24, 2016 District 5170 Training Assembly (Formerly Rotary U) Amalia Ellis 2016-03-12 08:00:00Z 0
Hollister Rotary is now on Instagram Amalia Ellis 2016-03-12 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Mar 11, 2016

Member Larry Barr to be Honored with Rotary International's Service Above Self Award at District 5170 Conference

 
Congratulations to our very own Larry Barr who has been selected for Rotary International's Service Above Self Award. The Award Established in 1991 by the RI Board of Directors, the Service Above Self Award is Rotary International’s highest honor for an individual Rotarian who embodies Rotary’s motto “Service Above Self”, with an emphasis on personal volunteer efforts and active involvement in helping others. This is an internationally competitive award, with a maximum of 150 recipients selected worldwide each year, and only one per district. 
 
Please join us on April 30th at the District 5170 conference in San Ramon where Larry will receive his award. Well deserved Larry!
 
Larry Barr pictured with last year's International Youth Exchange Students

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Member Larry Barr to be Honored with Service Above Self Award at District 5170 Conference Amalia Ellis 2016-03-11 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Kim Dryden on Mar 11, 2016

Hollister Rotary Supports San Benito County Spelling Bee and Awards Winners with a Kindle

 
The San Benito County Office of Education hosted the annual San Benito County Spelling Bees, on Tuesday, March 1st for the Elementary (grades 4-6) and on March 2nd for the Junior High (grades 7-8). As usual, the events were wonderful, with great audience attendance and nail biting spelling by the 25-27 finalists each night.  The final two contestants in each Bee went round after round until finally a final winner was determined.  Both of the first place winners went home with a Kindle donated by the Hollister Rotary.  The first through fourth place winners were awarded trophies, and the first two places will go on to represent San Benito County at the State Spelling Bees.  The State Elementary Spelling Bee will take place on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at the San Joaquin County Office of Education in Stockton and the State Junior High Spelling Bee will be held on Saturday, May14, 2016 at Miller Creek Middle School in San Rafael.
 
Elementary Winners
  1. Jacques Morin, 6th grade, Sacred Heart
  2. Carmela Clark, 6th grade, Spring Grove
  3. Athena Vasquez, 6th grade, Tres Pinos
  4. James Breen, 5th grade, Sacred Heart
 
Junior High Winners
  1. Delilah De La Cerda, 8th grade, Rancho
  2. Eduardo Padilla, 7th grade, Spring Grove
  3. Chase Freeman, 7th grade, Southside
  4. Andrew Tobias, 8th grade, Tres Pinos

President Elect Krystal Lomanto with Jacques Morin, elementary school spelling bee winner. 

 
Hollister Rotary Supports San Benito County Spelling Bee Kim Dryden 2016-03-11 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Mar 06, 2016

2016 Area 6 Speech Contest Hosted by Almaden Valley Rotary

Five students from Area 6 clubs represented their clubs at the Three Flames Restaurant in San Jose on March 3, 2016. Each student recited a speech that included this year's theme of Be a Gift to the World and needed to include Rotary's 4 Way Test guiding principles.
 
This year Morgan Hill's Nikhita Gopisetty took home the First place prize. All of the students did an incredible job and were true winners. We are especially proud of Hollister's own student winner Hernan Chavez. Once again, he commanded the audience with his passionate speech about education as he drew on his own experiences and lessons learned. We are sure Hernan Chavez has a very bright future. 
 
First Place Winner is Nikhita Gopisetty, Morgan Hill
Second place is Phoebe Yin, Almaden Valley
Third place is Hernan Chavez, Hollister
Fourth place Steven Porter, Gilroy
Fifth place Monica Zuchelli, Gilroy Sunrise
 
Left to right: Nikhita Gopisetty, Hernan Chavez, Phoebe Yin, Monica Zuchelli, and Steven Porter
 
 
 
Nikhita Gopisetty of Morgan Hill wins Area 6 Speech Contest Amalia Ellis 2016-03-06 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Jan 31, 2016

Fellowship Night at Paine's - Hallelujah Girls Dinner Theater Performance by San Benito Stage Theater

 
Join your fellow Rotarians at Paine's for a private preview of the upcoming Dinner Theater. Thursday, February 11 @ 7pm - Dinner, drinks and good times with friends! Tickets are $35 each, guests welcome, includes dinner and show. Sign up by contacting Past President Jayme Stewart- jstewart5170@gmail.com
 

 
February 11, Fellowship Dinner Theater - Hallelujah Girls Amalia Ellis 2016-01-31 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Jan 31, 2016

Rotary Club Honors Speech Contest Winners

 

Rotary Club of Hollister held its Richard D. King  Annual Youth Speech Contest on Monday, January 25, 2016. Ten students from San Benito High School and Pinnacles Community School competed in the contest this year. Hernan Chavez, who attends Pinnacles Community School, took first place in the contest and was awarded $100. Second place winner, and runner up Holly Lompa, and third place winner, Katie Silva, both attend San Benito High School. Both were also awarded cash prizes.

 

All speeches needed to be the original work of the students and this year’s theme, “Be a Gift to the World,” had to be incorporated into the speech.

 

Within the District, Clubs are grouped into nine Areas, with three to nine Clubs in each Area.  Every Club Level winner will compete with the winners from the other clubs in that Area. The first place winner will be selected to participate in the Regional Level competition, with other contests in the Rotary District.


1st place winner: Hernan Chavez

To view more photos of the speech contest, visit our Facebook page


 

Rotary Club Honors Local Speech Contest Winners Amalia Ellis 2016-01-31 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Jan 30, 2016

 

HISTORY MADE AT THE 33RD ANNUAL ROTARY MISSION 10 RACE!

 
San Juan Bautista, CA -- January 30, 2016  — A record number of over 700 runners came out to support the 2016 Mission 10 Race held on Saturday, January 30, 2016 in lovely San Juan Bautista. Despite an early morning rain, the large crowd was brimming with excitement and energy that mother nature herself couldn’t dampen. The rain soon gave way to perfect spring like weather and set the stage for a truly remarkable event. This was the first year a Half Marathon distance was offered and over 100 participants came out to run the beautiful course that winds through the lush Anzar Hills and along Anzar Lake.
 
The Mission 10 drew in serious competitors from all over the state and some from much further. Runners John Lee and Aelee Kwon travelled well over 2500 miles from their home in New York City to join our Half-marathon race in preparation for an upcoming marathon in Tokyo, Japan. For many, the Mission 10 has long been and continues to be a training ground for marathon runners. For others the Mission 10 symbolizes something else, as was the case of an inspiring senior couple who despite their age finished the half marathon.
 
11 Year-Old Bay Area boy, Elliot Daniels, set the USATF world record at Mission 10 for his age group at 1:03:59 for the 10-mile race. It was an amazing moment to witness Daniels cross the finish line with running teammates Garrick Victor Chan and Ernesto Aristeo. Elliot’s father, Brian Daniels, was waiting at the finish line and proudly hoisted his son in the air to celebrate the victory and Elliot’s newly minted record. Daniels has previously broken world records for his age group at the Double Road Race in San Juan Bautista, and a half marathon at the Oakland Running Festival. He ran his first race at the age of 8, coming in 3rd place.
 
The race also featured elite runner Amy Johnston, 22 from Salinas. Johnston placed second among female 10-milers at a time of (01:02:45). Her most memorable personal race bests are the Salinas Valley Half-Marathon last Fall, San Francisco Distance Carnival 5k (16:52) and Mt. Sac 10k (35:01) last Spring.
 
Thank you to everyone who participated, volunteered, sponsored, and helped to make this year’s event such a huge success. Thank you also to Mission 10 Committee, Hollister and San Juan Bautista Rotarians, Interacters, Boy Scouts, San Benito County Sheriffs Dept., San Juan Bautista State Park Rangers, Hollister Fire Dept. and anyone else we may have missed for ensuring a successful day. We are very grateful for your support of this event, from which we then award the proceeds as local college scholarships and in support of community service programs. Thank you especially to Bill Tiffany for another outstanding job directing the race.
 
2016 Mission 10 Committee:  Co-Chairs:  Bill Tiffany and Robert Marden.  Members:  Amalia Ellis, Ann Ross, Bryan Yamaoka, Cathy Buck, Jayme Stewart, Jim Fosdick, David Westrick, Mark Vivian, Paul Feisthamel, Robert Freiri, and Will Sutton. 
 
2016 Sponsors:
 
$1000.00 LEVEL
 
Rabobank
 
$500.00 LEVEL
 
Ace Hardware
Al Fresco Landscaping
Anderson Homes - Santana Ranch
Cal Vista Insurance
Doña Esther Mexican Restaurant
Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital
Heritage Bank of Commerce
Pacific Scientific
Pinnacle Bank
State Farm Insurance
Johnny's Bar
Breen Law Firm PC
Marilyn Ferreira Property Management’
 
$250.00 LEVEL
 
ANSR Pharmacy
Ann Ross
Edward Jones
Greenwood Motors /Power Sports
Hollister Collision Center
Hollister Super Inc
K and S Properties
Nino Realty Inc
Ridgemark Golf and Country Club
Ridgemark Realty
Round Table Pizza
San Benito Engineering
TekNova
Tiffany Motors
Union Bank
RJR recycling
Hogue Bros Collision Center
 
$100.00 LEVEL
 
Anytime Fitness
Ellington Financial - Kristi Ellington
Larry Barr
Robert Freiri
 
 

Elliot Daniels crossing the finish line with teammates Garrick Victor Chan and Ernesto Aristeo
 
View 2016 race day photos on our Facebook Page 
 
 
For Race Day Winners and Results visit Racemine 
 
 


 

33rd Annual Rotary Mission 10 Race a Huge Success Amalia Ellis 2016-01-30 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Jan 01, 2016


Registration is now open for the 2016 District Conference.  

 
The conference will be held April 29-May 1, 2016 in San Ramon, CA.  The conference will open Friday with lunch at the BlackHawk Automotive Museum.  Friday evening through Sunday Morning events will be held at the San Ramon Marriott.  Full event details, registration and hotel registration links can be found at http://dc.rotarydistrict5170.org
 
Saturday night, April 30 will feature an Interact Talent Competition. Interactors are encouraged to go to www.rotarydistrict5170talentcompetition.com for details on how to enter today.  The contest is limited to Interactors in District 5170.  Rotarians, please encourage the talented Interactors in your midst to enter the competition!
 
During the conference awards will be given for the best club Facebook page, club Newsletter and Club website.  To find out how your club can enter, go to this link: http://www.rotarydistrict5170.org/SitePage/ri-and-district-awards/newsletter-and-web-awards-2015-2016
 

2014 District Conference 

 

 
April 29th-May1, 2016 - District 5170 Conference Amalia Ellis 2016-01-01 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Dec 18, 2015

Make Your Year End Donations to Rotary

 
Dear Fellow Rotarians,
 
I hope the year 2015 has been a great year for everyone.  I have enjoyed my first six months as your Club President; the time has gone by so quickly.  I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  Thank you all for your support this year. 
 
Even though I am now a non-practicing CPA, my thoughts still shift to thinking about the upcoming tax season, and whether I want to make any last minute tax-deductible expenditures to close out the tax year.  As reluctant taxpayers, I know some of you have those same thoughts…how can I avoid paying some of those income taxes.
 
Well, this year, the Hollister Rotary Club can help you in that regard.  We recently established an expendable Rotary Scholarship & Charitable Giving Fund at the Community Foundation for San Benito County, to which you can make a tax-deductible donation at any time.  Marilyn Ferreira and Larry Barr will be looking for Scholarship donations in just a few short months, so why not make those donations now and get the tax deduction in 2015 instead of 2016.  
 
I have written step-by-step instructions, attached, that you can follow to make a donation online, or you can write a check, your choice.  The point is that it is easy to do, will benefit the Scholarship and Charitable Giving recipients, and your donation is tax-deductible, saving you tax dollars.  I hope that you will consider making a year-end donation, but anytime is just great too.
 
Thank you for your consideration.
 
Yours in Rotary,
 
Cathy
 
Cathy L. Buck
President 2015-16
 

 
Year End Tax Deduction - Donate to Rotary Amalia Ellis 2015-12-18 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Dec 08, 2015

2015-2016 Rotary Club of Hollister Scholarship Application Deadline March 31, 2016

 
Attention San Benito County High School Students: The Rotary Club of Hollister is now seeking applicants for our annual College Scholarship Program. Each year we raise 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. 
 
For questions or more information contact: President Cathy Buck - cathy@sccwd.org
 
Download Application and Criteria
 

 
2015-2016 Scholarship Application and Guidelines Amalia Ellis 2015-12-08 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Nov 02, 2015

Holiday Fellowship with Oriana Chorale

December 15, 2015 
5:30pm Cocktails and Heavy Appetizers at Jardines de Juan
 
Followed by Oriana Performance at the Mission
Adult with meal & concert:  $42, Adult meal without concert: $22
Kids meal $10, concert for under 12 years old free, over 12, add $15 for concert.
 
 
Please RSVP no later than 12/8/15 to Past President Jayme Stewart jstewart5170@gmail.com
 
 

 
 


 

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November 9, 2015 - Veteran's Day Holiday, No Meeting Amalia Ellis 2015-11-02 08:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Sep 08, 2015

A very big THANK YOU to everyone who volunteered at the 3rd Annual San Benito Olive Festival!!!

On October 17th we poured beer and wine for Olive Festival go-ers and boy did they turn out in big numbers. We are very happy to have had the opportunity to participate in a wonderful event that showcases our area's fine olives, wines, beers, and gourmet eats. Thank you to all the members and family/friends that helped out. We couldn't have kept up without you! #serviceaboveself #wearerotary

 

 

 
October 17, 2015 - San Benito Olive Festival Amalia Ellis 2015-09-08 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Jul 31, 2015

King Robert is Dethroned! 


We had a fun evening on July 13th celebrating Robert's year of accomplishments. Thanks for being a good sport Robert. Thank you to everyone who put the debunking together and participated. 

View All Photos Here
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
President Robert's Freiri's Debunking Amalia Ellis 2015-07-31 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Jul 31, 2015

REGISTER TO GOLF OR DINE AND GIVE BACK TO VALUABLE PROGRAMS IN SAN BENITO COUNTY

Join the YMCA of San Benito County and Rotary Club of Hollister for a day of fun and community spirit. Now seeking sponsors, auction & raffle items, volunteers, and golfers. If you are not a golfer, please come and show your support by attending the dinner and auction. 
 
Volunteers needed for the following time slots to watch a Hole-in-One prize hole. We need all the help we can get to make this a succesful event. 
12pm-2pm
2pm-4pm

2pm-4pm
4pm-6pm

4pm-6pm

Friday, August 21st, 2015
Shotgun at 12pm
Dinner, Silent and Live Auctions

For more info contact:
Mayra Zendejas
YMCA San Benito County
831.637.8600
mzendejas@ymcacentralcoast.org
 

 
August 21, 2015 - Hollister Rotary & YMCA Annual Charity Golf Tournament Amalia Ellis 2015-07-31 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Jul 30, 2015

SAVE THE DATE!!! DAY AT THE RACES WILL BE SATURDAY NOVEMBER 21ST AT GOLDEN GATE FIELDS

 
RSVP TO JAYME STEWART SECURE YOUR SPOT ON THE BUS AS WE ONLY HAVE 40 TICKETS AVAILABLE!!!
 

November 21, 2015 - Day at the Races Amalia Ellis 2015-07-30 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Jul 08, 2015

Volunteer Appreciation BBQ at County Historical Park

In Lieu of our Regular Lunch Meeting, We will have a Dinner BBQ meeting at County Historical Park.  Besides all Club members, spouses, family: We will be inviting any volunteers who helped our club at the Rodeo and Bike Rally events.  
 
Past President Jayme Stewart will also have sign-ups at next Monday's meeting but would appreciate your RSVP by 8/25 as our BBQ team will need to know how much food to purchase.  Cost is only $15 per person (less than our lunches)!
 

 
Monday, August 31st - Thank You Rodeo and Rally Volunteer Appreciation BBQ Amalia Ellis 2015-07-08 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Jul 08, 2015

SAN JOSE GIANTS BASEBALL GAME FUNDRAISER

SATURDAY, AUGUST 15, 2015 @  5:00 P.M.
San Jose Giants vs Lancaster JayHawks
Italian Night

 
The San Jose Giants have partnered with the Sons of Sicily for the seventh annual Italian Night at the ballpark. The entire night will be a celebration of Italian culture with raffles, Italian music and food, vendor booths and giveaways. There will be a silent auction for the special Italian themed, game worn, player jerseys and many fun activities for the whole family. The San Jose Giants have partnered with the Sons of Sicily for the seventh annual Italian Night at the ballpark. The entire night will be a celebration of Italian culture with raffles, Italian music and food, vendor booths and giveaways. There will be a silent auction for the special Italian themed, game worn, player jerseys and many fun activities for the whole family. The entire night will be a celebration of Italian culture with raffles, Italian music and food, vendor booths and giveaways.  
Chamberlain’s will receive a portion of each ticket sold!                                                                                                                       
 
Tickets: $11 general admission
2 ways to purchase:
Contact the Chamberlain’s office for “hard copy” tickets.
 
Online: 
Go to https://www.ticketreturn.com/boxoffice/default.aspx
At the top left corner, there is a customer login
Username: chamberlains
Password: center
For more info. Contact:  Robert Freiri, robert@chamberlaincc.org

Saturday, August 15th - San Jose Giants Game Amalia Ellis 2015-07-08 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia on Jul 08, 2015

President Cathy Buck will be Kicking off her first meeting of the Rotary New Year on July 20th. 

Lets all show our support and cheer for President Cathy with a full attendance. Here's to a wonderful year ahead!
 
 
Rotary International President K.R. Ravindran chose Be a Gift to the World as his theme for 2015-16. Ravindran urges Rotary members to give the gifts of time, talent, and knowledge to improve lives in communities across the globe. "Through Rotary, we can take these gifts and make a genuine difference in the lives of others and in our world."

 
New Rotary Year, New President Cathy Buck Takes Charge Amalia 2015-07-08 07:00:00Z 0
Dr. Anju Goel, Public Health Officer for San Benito County Amalia Ellis 2015-06-15 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Jun 10, 2015

Rodeo Prep Planning and Special Guest Speaker - 2015 Miss San Benito, Megan Ford

Volunteers needed for Rodeo Concession Stands June 26 - 28th


Rotary Members & Friends:
 
It’s that time of year again! The Saddle Horse Show and Rodeo remains our largest fundraiser of the year, and we need to show up in force to make that happen. Thank you to the many who are already helping with the preparation required, and thank you to those who have generously helped in past years! We need your help staffing this year. Please ask friends and relatives if they can help volunteer as well. 
Shifts are as follows:
Fri, Jun 26 6:00-10:00pm
Sat, Jun 27 12:30-4:30pm
Sun, Jun 28 12:30-4:30pm
 
Contact Chair Anne Hall to sign up. Please provide contact info when signing up. ​

If you plan to serve alcohol, please make sure your ABC license is current. We will not hold a classroom training, but you can take the class online. It is quick and more convenient, but you will have to pay for it upfront. Bring your receipt and Rotary will reimburse you. 

Anne also needs someone who would be willing to contact the wineries for donations, pick them up and deliver to Bolado Park, and be responsible for returning unused donations if necessary. This could be an opportunity for someone who might not be available the actual weekend to participate.
 

All Hands on Deck needed for Saddle Horse Show & Rodeo Amalia Ellis 2015-06-10 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Jun 10, 2015

Rotary Club of Hollister Celebrates 90th Anniversary in Gatsby Spirit


We had a fun an festive night on Monday, June 8th celebrating the founding of our club in 1925.  The famous book "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald was published in 1925, which was the inspiration for the theme of the celebration. Many members and guests came dressed in the period inspired attire and had a lot of fun in the photo booth.
 
We learned that Rotary's own Founder Paul Harris was once a Hay Baler. We recognized our longest attending members, Past Presidents and awarded the Rotarian of the Year Award to Past President Jayme Stewart. We heard from and were congratulated by District Governor Ed Jellen. We were graced with the presence of Assistant Governor Gregg Giusiana and his lovely wife Chris, Past District Governor John Fisher, and District Governor Elect Jeff Orth and his lovely wife Barbara. Many others from the community came out to celebrate with us and we hope everyone enjoyed themselves. 
 
Check out the photos on our Facebook page or view here

 
Rotary Club of Hollister Celebrates 90th Anniversary in Gatsby Spirit Amalia Ellis 2015-06-10 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Jun 10, 2015

Hollister Freedom Rally Volunteers Needed

 
If you haven't had an opportunity to sign up, please let President Elect Cathy Buck know you are interested. 
 

 
Hollister Freedom Rally Volunteers Needed Amalia Ellis 2015-06-10 07:00:00Z 0
Thursday, June 18th - Board Meeting at Bryan's Cabana Amalia Ellis 2015-06-01 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on May 10, 2015

ROTARY CLUB OF HOLLISTER CELEBRATES 90TH ANNIVERSARY


Please join us on June 8th 
at Ridgemark Golf & Country Club
5:00pm Social hour
6:30pm Dinner 
Tickets $35/person
Spouses and guests encouraged to attend
Dress in your best Gatsby/Roaring 20's attire

RSVP by June 1st to: 
Amalia Ellis at amaliaellisdesign.com or 831.673.6262

PRINT/DOWNLOAD FLYER 
 


 

June 8, 2015 - 90th Anniversary Dinner Amalia Ellis 2015-05-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on May 06, 2015
On Saturday April 4th, 2015 Rotarians from District 5170's Area 6 Clubs banned together as they do annually to benefit a community service project chosen by the Area 6 International Service Committee. Area 6 Clubs include: Hollister, San Juan Bautista, Gilroy, Gilroy Sunrise, Morgan Hill and Almaden Valley. This year's project benefits the Morgan Hill Historical Society, also known as Villa Miramonte or the Morgan Hill House. The house and grounds got some much needed TLC from Area 6 Rotarians. Photo and slide credits- Peter Anderson, President, Rotary Club of Morgan Hill.

 
2015 Area 6 Community Workday Photos Amalia Ellis 2015-05-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Apr 30, 2015

2015 District 5170 Conference Hospitality Suite

Rotary Club of Hollister had the honor of serving up beverages, Star Wars Style at the District 5170 conference last month. Check out the photos! Great job on the decorations President Robert and crew. 


 
District 5170 Conference, Hospitality Suite Photos Amalia Ellis 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Apr 30, 2015

The Ever Popular Mystery Dinner is back May 7, 2015! 

Meet at the Target Parking Lot at 5:30pm for departure.
Fun, Food and Fellowship.
Thank you Past President Jayme for heading this event up. 

 

May 7, 2015 - Mystery Dinner Amalia Ellis 2015-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Apr 09, 2015

Rotarians at Work in Our Community over Easter Weekend

 
On Saturday April 4th Rotarians from District 5170's Area 6 Clubs banned together as they do annually to benefit a community service project chosen by the Area 6 International Service Committee. Area 6 Clubs include: Hollister, San Juan Bautista, Gilroy, Gilroy Sunrise, Morgan Hill and Almaden Valley. This year's project benefits the Morgan Hill Historical Society, also known as Villa Miramonte or the Morgan Hill House. The house and grounds got some much needed TLC from Area 6 Rotarians, 
 
Special thanks to Will Sutton, Cathy Buck, Jayme Stewart and Robert Freiri for representing Hollister Rotary and exemplifying our motto of SERVICE ABOVE SELF.

Thank you Volunteers for 2015 Area 6 Community Service Project Amalia Ellis 2015-04-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Mar 31, 2015

Hollister Rotarians and Friends - Join us for a FUN evening at the movies.  

Movie: Woman In Gold
Dinner/Social: 5:00-6:30pm
​Movie: 6:30pm
​Cost - $20 per person, includes:
Dinner (hotdog & chips), movie, popcorn, & beverages (soda, beer & wine)


RSVP to Jayme Stewart by 4/13/15 jstewart5170@gmail.com


 
April 20, 2015 - Annual Movie Night Amalia Ellis 2015-04-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Mar 02, 2015

Congrats to Area 6 Speech Contest Winner Isabella Chow (Gilroy) and Runner-up Roxanne Ohayon (Morgan Hill)!

On Monday March 3, we heard 6 very talented and wonderful high school aged speech contestants pay tribute to this year's Rotary theme Light Up Rotary. All did a fantastic job and we commend them for their passion and compelling speeches. 
 
Thank you to everyone in the community who showed up and supported the event. Special thanks to Robert Freiri, Mike Sanchez, Harvey Blodgett, Arnie Fontes, Krystal Lomanto, Fred Avalli, Will Sutton and Marco Runnel for heading off and running the contest. 
 
(1st Place, Isabella Chow)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(Runner up, Roxanne Ohayon)
 
 
Congrats to our Area 6 Speech Contest Winners Amalia Ellis 2015-03-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Feb 28, 2015

Come visit the Rotary Club of Ameca, Mexico!

April 23 - 26, 2015. This is a great opportunity for Fellowship, Culture and to see our Rotary Foundation donations being put to great use. We have donated over 178 computers to primary schools in the area over the last five years because of your generous contributions. 
 
For more information download the flyer details or contact Peter Anderson (408) 639-3164 | pacificgeo@aol.com
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

April 23 - 26, 2015 - Ameca, Mexico Trip Amalia Ellis 2015-03-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Feb 23, 2015
The Differentiator! Since 2001, Prof. Errol Wirasinghe has worked exclusively in the area of decision-making. His clients include, US Navy; Wal-Mart, Areva, General Dynamics, Shell Oil Co., Applied Materials, etc. He is the author of such books as The Art of Making Decisions and The Decision-Making Handbook as well as numerous papers. 
 
Join us on February 23rd to see Professor Errol Wirasinghe and learn more. 
 
 
 
 
 
Errol Wirasinghe, Ph.D. Amalia Ellis 2015-02-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Feb 19, 2015

NEWS RELEASE
 
February is Rotary Awareness Month
Proclaims Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors
 
SANTA CLARA COUNTY, FEBRUARY 16, 2015… The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors encouraged all citizens to join them in recognizing Rotary International for its 110 years of service to improving the human condition in local communities around the world, announced Dave Cortese, President. 
 
“It is a great honor to be acknowledged by the SCC Board,” said Ed Jellen. “Every year the collaborative effort of 4,000 Bay Area Rotarians donate on average $1.5 million dollars and thousands of volunteer hours and expertise to help sustain vital community programs.” Jellen is Rotary District 5170 Governor. 
 
The source of project funding begins with the club fundraisers. The events are designed to captivate the interest that best serves the cultural tapestry of our Bay Area neighborhoods. 

Funds are allocated to strengthen the capacity of communities by providing scholarships, youth leadership training, art and STEM education in the classroom, computers, books, school supplies, hot breakfasts and luncheons, warm clothing, medical supplies, free health clinics for the uninsured and the global eradication of Polio to mention just a few. At the core of the projects is Rotary’s motto: ‘Service Above Self’
 
Receiving the SCC Proclamation from left to right are Stew Park, President of the Rotary Club of San Jose; Robbie Izat, President of the Rotary Club of San Jose East/Evergreen; Yolette Merritt; Ed Jellen, District Governor; and Dave Cortese, President of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors. 
 
# # #
 
For more information and Rotary club locations visit joinrotary5170.org
 


 
News Release - February is Rotary Awareness Month Amalia Ellis 2015-02-20 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Feb 02, 2015

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner 

The next dinner is scheduled for:

March 27th, 2015
at 6:00pm
Location to be determined.
 
For more information contact :
Jerry McCullough (831) 637-2719
Carol Feisthamel (831) 630-0405
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


 
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? Amalia Ellis 2015-02-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Feb 02, 2015

Many thanks to all our 32nd Annual Mission 10 Volunteers, Sponsors, Committee Members, and Participants!

We had a fantastic turnout for our race events on Saturday, January 24th in beautiful San Juan Bautista! Thank you to everyone who came out and had fun with us while supporting local scholarships and community service projects. 


Please enjoy photos of the event by visiting our Mission 10 Facebook Page

 
Thank you Mission 10 Supporters! Amalia Ellis 2015-02-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Feb 02, 2015
DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER 
 

Dinner Theatre

by Marc Camoletti
Adapted by Robin Hawdon
Licensed by Samuel French

A Special Rotary Performance at the San Benito Stage Company Dinner Theatre on February 12th, 2015  at Paines Restaraunt begins at 7:00pm. Cost is $30 per person which includes your dinner and show. We need to have a minimum of 50 to make this a go! Sign up by 2/8/15. Contact Jayme Stewart or Anne Hall to sign-up. 

Bernard’s plans for a romantic rendezvous with his mistress are complete with a gourmet caterer and an alibi courtesy of his friend, Robert. When Bernard's wife learns that Robert will be visiting for the weekend, she decides to stay in town for a surprise tryst of her own, setting the stage for a collision course of assumed identities and outrageous infidelities. The cook is Suzette, the lover is Suzanne, the friend is bewildered, the wife is suspicious, the husband is losing his mind and everyone is guaranteed a good time at this hilarious romp through the French countryside.

 

 
February 12, 2015 - "Don't Dress For Dinner" Fellowship Event Amalia Ellis 2015-02-03 00:00:00Z 0
June 6-9, 2015 Rotary International Conference SÃO PAULO BRAZIL Amalia Ellis 2015-01-04 00:00:00Z 0
March 11-15, 2015 - District 5170 Monterrey Mexico Trip Amalia Ellis 2015-01-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Jan 02, 2015

Don't Miss the District 5170 Conference April 17-19th at the Doubletree Hotel in San Jose. RSVP to President Robert ASAP. 

Red badgers, this is a great way to check off your list to becoming a blue badger. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
April 17-19, 2015 - District 5170 Conference Amalia Ellis 2015-01-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Nov 30, 2014
Join us for an Evening of Fellowship 5:00-8:00pm at Dona Esthers followed by Oriana performing at the SJB Mission at 7:30. The bar is open, drinks are regular price.  Bring your own wine, no corkage fee. $35.00 for both; dinner and concert, 20.00 just dinner. Dinner is heavy appetizers. RSVP by 12/2/14 to Jayme Stewart at jstewart5170@gmail.com or 801-0394.
 
Please encourage your family and friends to attend as this is a wonderful and festive evening enjoyed by all ages.  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Rotary Christmas Fellowship 12/9/14 (Tuesday Eve) Amalia Ellis 2014-12-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Nov 01, 2014

2015 Rotary Mission Ten - 10 Mile, 5K Race

Saturday, January 24, 2015
Event Description:
Mission Ten 10 Mile and 5K
This event is in its 32nd year. It is sponsored by the Hollister Rotary Club and all proceeds go to benefit local scholarships and charities. San Juan Bautista is a small California Mission town just off Hwy 101 appoximately 50 miles south of San Jose. The two races, one 10 miles and one 5k in distance, both start and finish in front of the historic and beautiful San Juan Mission. The area is rural and the course takes runners through farm land and up the Anzar hills. Medals are awarded three deep in standard age categories. We also hand out door prizes. The 10 mile race is particularly good training for upcoming spring marathons.
 
Packet pickup starts at 8:00am
10 mile run starts at 10:00am - $40.00
5k starts 10:15am - $30.00

Fees include Long Sleeve-shirt. Good training for marathon base. Both races timed w/awards.
 
 
​Sign-up to Volunteer and spread the word about our event. 
 
If you have questions about this event, contact us at:
wgtt@sbcglobal.net or 831-637-0071
 
Event Chair: Bill Tiffany

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(Photo Credit - Mission 10)
January 24, 2015 Rotary Mission Ten - 10 Mile, 5K Race Amalia Ellis 2014-11-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Nov 01, 2014

Celebrate Rotary Foundation Month by Joining us at the Horse Races!

Golden Gate Fields Park on
Saturday, November 22 from 11:00am - 5:00pm.
Cost is $75.00/person.
 
Includes bus ride with snacks and beverages, Admission, Reserved Seating, Daily Racing Program, Buffett Lunch in the Turf Club, tax/tip for waiter. 10% of proceeds will be to donated to the Rotary Foundation. We will meet at the Target parking lot at 8:30am and return home by 7:30pm. 
 
Please RSVP with Past President Jayme
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(Photo Credit - Golden Gate Fields)
November 22, 2014 - Salute to Rotary Foundation Day at the Horse Races Amalia Ellis 2014-11-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Nov 01, 2014

Rotary Club of Hollister is a proud sponsor of this year's Hollister Downtown Association Lights on Celebration & Parade. 

 
When: Saturday, November 29, 2014
Where: Downtown Hollister

Holiday Boutique — 10:00am to 8:30pm
Veteran's Memorial Building

Lights On Parade "The Magic of Christmas"
starts at 5:30pm
 
​For more information about the day's events visit: http://www.downtownhollister.org/lightson.php
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(Photo credit - Hollister Downtown Association)
Proud Sponsor of the Hollister Downtown Association's Lights on Celebration Amalia Ellis 2014-11-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Nov 01, 2014

Rotary Club of Hollister is proud to Sponsor San Benito County's 12 Days of Giving

All donations will stay in San Benito County and Benefit the following non-profit organizations. All cash donations made between November 15 and December 1st will be matched by the Community Foundation for San Benito County. Together we are making the Holidays brighter for families in need. #WeAreRotary #Community #HollisterRotary #RotaryClubofHollister #12DaysOfGiving
Rotary Club of Hollister proud to Sponsor San Benito County's 12 Days of Giving Amalia Ellis 2014-11-02 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Oct 06, 2014

Rotary Club of Hollister Community Grant to Support Hazel Hawkins Stroke Program

Thank you to Kathy Johnson from Hazel Hawkins Hospital Foundation for stopping by on Monday September 29, 2014 and telling us about the great work of the organization. Our club is proud to contribute to the work they do. Our community grant supports the stroke program. #WeAreRotary #HollisterRotary
 
Rotary Club of Hollister - Community Grant to Hazel Hawkins Stroke Program Amalia Ellis 2014-10-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Oct 06, 2014

District 5170 - Avenues of Service 
at the DoubleTree Hotel
San Jose, CA

5:30-9:00pm

 
All Red Badgers are encouraged to attend as it is a good event to get your Blue Badge requirements in. Please contact Robert Freiri for RSVPs. 
 
October 15, 2014 - District 5170, Avenues of Service Amalia Ellis 2014-10-07 00:00:00Z 0
16th Annual YMCA/Hollister Rotary Charity Golf Tournament Photos Amalia Ellis 2014-10-07 00:00:00Z 0
Saturday, September 6th: Kinship Wine & Food Tasting Amalia Ellis 2014-09-03 00:00:00Z 0
Monday September 15, 2014 - Volunteer Appreciation BBQ at Bolado Park Amalia Ellis 2014-08-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Aug 30, 2014

2014 District 5170 Rotary Day at the Oakland A's

Bring your family and friends to
Governor Ed’s End of Summer Party
 
2014 Rotary Day with the A’s
Sat., September 20, 2014 1:05 p.m.
A’s vs. Philadelphia Phillies

Parking gates open at 10:00 a.m. for tailgate parties

Club Service: Governor Ed’s party event for your club to socialize with members, 
their families, friends, Rotaractors, Interactors, prospective new member candidates and 
other 5170 clubs. Make it your club’s “Rotary Day”!

Community Service: Host – Seniors, VETERANS, Scouts, Police, Fire, Little 
League. Make it your company party or employee reward day, etc.

Youth Service: Host local youth and Interactors. All proceeds to go RYLA.
 
For tickets contact President Robert
 
 
 
Saturday, September 20, 2014 - Rotary Day at the A's Amalia Ellis 2014-08-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Aug 30, 2014

SEPTEMBER - NEW GENERATIONS Month:

In September, for New Generations Month, celebrate all the ways ‪#‎Rotary‬ develops young leaders by sharing your experiences on social media. Let the world know how you Engage Rotary, Change Lives by using these hash tags:

• 1-7 September - ‪#‎EngageRotaract‬
• 8-14 September - ‪#‎EngageYouthExchange‬
• 15-21 September - ‪#‎EngageRYLA‬
• 22-18 September - ‪#‎EngageInteract‬

*​Make sure you tag our club by using #HollisterRotary for Twitter and @RotaryClubofHollister for Facebook.
 
 

 
 
New Generations Month Amalia Ellis 2014-08-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Aug 17, 2014
Don't Miss Julie and Scott Jackson Share Great Giant Stories
Julie and Scott Jackson have written and published a book of stories about the Giants baseball team called Great Giants Stories Every Young Fan Should Know. The book goes back to the early days in New York, and covers all the team’s greatest heroes and most memorable moments up through the 2010 and 2012 World Series Champions. Although the book is geared toward young readers, grownups seem to love the book just as much as kids do.

In the last few years, Julie and Scott have spoken at Rotary Club meetings in Gilroy, Morgan Hill, and Milpitas, and have had great receptions there. Rotary members enjoy hearing about how the couple came to write the book, how technology is changing the publishing industry, and how they’re independently marketing and selling the book (more than 3,000 copies sold so far!). Julie also reads a chapter from the book, which is a big hit, especially with the many Giants fans in the audience.
 
 
August 18, 2014 Speaker: LOCAL AUTHORS SHARE GREAT BASEBALL STORIES Amalia Ellis 2014-08-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Jul 31, 2014

Club Service Duties: August, 2014

 
DATE SGT AT ARMS GREETER PLEDGE OF ALLEGANCE THOUGHT OF THE DAY DETECTIVE FINE COLLECTORS RECORDER
8/4/14 Miller Miller Fortino Sanders Paxton Halley/Bob Tiffany Sanders
               
8/11/14 Gabriel Fortino Baumgartner Corya Halley Miller/McCullough Paxton
               
8/18/14 Halley Gabriel Sanders McCullough Baumgartner Fortino/Paxton Miller
               
8/25/14 McCullough Bob Tiffany Gabriel Fortino Sanders Corya/Baumgartner Halley
 
August, 2014 - Club Service Duties Amalia Ellis 2014-08-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Jul 08, 2014

August 2, 2014 - District 5170 and Area 6 Rotary San Jose Giants Baseball Game

 
San Jose Giants VS Stockton Ports
Saturday, August 2 at 6:00pm
Italian Night - The entire night will be in celebration of Italian Culture with raffles, Italian music and food, vendor booths and giveaways. Our seats will be in a reserve section blocked off for Rotary. 
Tickets: $9 reserved, $25 w/BBQ dinner & soft drink, $28 w/BBQ & beer or wine. 
 
See you this Saturday!!
 
Saturday, August 2, 2014 - Rotary San Jose Giants Baseball Game Amalia Ellis 2014-07-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Jul 07, 2014

Huge Rotary THANK YOU to the MANY Volunteers that Gave their time for the Saddle Horse Show & Rodeo and Biker Rally!


Thanks so much to everyone who came out and participated in both our major fundraisers of the year. With the events being back to back and multiple days, it definitely took a village. Special thanks to all the non-Rotarian volunteers who came out to support our community.

(Hollister Biker Rally 2014, for more photos view our Facebook Page)
A Huge THANK YOU to all the Volunteers for the Saddlehorse Show and Biker Rally Events Amalia Ellis 2014-07-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Jun 26, 2014

SAVE THE DATE for President Jayme's Debunking on July 14, 2014 - NO LUNCH MEETING
 
Bolado Park - Side Room in Main Pavilion next to the Kitchen
5:00pm - Cocktails
6:15pm - Dinner

 
Don't miss out on this special celebration of President Jayme's memorable year as our leader. Congratulations on a job well done Jayme! (now a Past President) For more information contact President Robert Freiri. 

Monday July 14, 2014 - Debunking for President Jayme Amalia Ellis 2014-06-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Jun 26, 2014

Thank you to 2014-2015 Morgan Hill Rotary President - Peter Anderson for sharing this wonderful presentation he put together from Sydney. 

 
 
Rotary International Convention, 2014 - Sydney Amalia Ellis 2014-06-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Jun 18, 2014

2014 Rotary International Conference  - Sydney, Australia

This year our President Jayme Stewart and President Elect Robert Freiri both attended the conference. It was a record-breaking event with 340 Rotarians climbing the Sydney Harbor Bridge carrying flags from around the world to advocate and be a voice for Polio eradication. The famous opera house was sold out by Rotarians attending a special show by the Symphony of Sydney. The Prime Minister of Australia helped welcome Rotarians at the opening ceremonies. What an exciting time for Rotarians worldwide. We are ready to "LIGHT UP ROTARY" in 2014!
 
View all photos from Jayme and Robert's Trip. Special thanks to Peter Anderson from Morgan Hill Rotary for providing photos.

(Opening Ceremonies)
2014 Rotary International Photos from Sydney Amalia Ellis 2014-06-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Jun 17, 2014

Monday June 30th - Hollister Bike Rally Prep & Planning Meeting

 
It's Bike Rally time once again immediately following Rodeo weekend. This is one of our major fundraisers, so we need all the help we can get. Friends and family welcome and appreciated to come out and volunteer in the beer garden. For questions and information, please contact Event Chair Bruce Beetz.

Monday June 30, 2014 - Rally Bike Prep Meeting Amalia Ellis 2014-06-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Jun 04, 2014
As the San Jose Giants President and CEO, Daniel Orum oversees the club's business strategy and all aspects of the minor league operation, including stadium operations, marketing, sales, sponsorship, finance, customer service and player services. He works closely with the board of directors and executive staff to help grow San Jose's status as a perennial postseason contender and to provide top level customer service experience for San Jose Giants fans. Orum also serves as the primary liaison with the San Francisco Giants Major League club.

He is also a former professional basketball player spending two years with the Basket Club Franconville in France. Following his playing career, he consulted in the launch and consumer marketing of several National Football League based fan magazines and also served as director of publications for the Oakland A's Baseball Club. Prior to joining the San Jose Giants in 2012, Orum was an accomplished digital media executive who served as president of AFAR Media in San Francisco, President and CEO of Gamepro Media and President of Internet Operations for Oxygen Media.
June 9, 2014 Upcoming Speaker: Dan Orum, CEO - San Jose Giants Amalia Ellis 2014-06-05 00:00:00Z 0
June 6th, 2014: Gilroy Sunrise Rotary - Scholarship Golf Tournament Amalia Ellis 2014-06-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on May 28, 2014

President Elect Robert Freiri Sends His Greetings from Australia

 
On Monday Evening President Elect Robert Freiri and his wife  Bridget paid a visit to Rotary Club of Cairns Australia (near the Great Barrier Reef). Robert exchanged flags with President Gail Seymour. It was quite an entertaining night. After Robert and the other two international rotary visitors (Sweden & Rapid City Iowa) were introduced and exchanges were made, they played charades! 

Greetings from President Elect Robert Freiri in Australia Amalia Ellis 2014-05-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on May 28, 2014

June 2, 2014 - Andy Hsia-Coron will be joining us to speak about San Benito Rising, a Grassroots Group working to ban Fracking and lead in green development for San Benito County.

 
Andy is one of the founders of San Benito Rising-the grassroots group that has launched a citizens initiative to ban fracking and is advancing
proposals for green development in San Benito County, California. Andy was trained as a biologist at UC Santa Cruz. He taught in prisons, universities
and high schools. He was a union negotiator and a President of a School Board. He is credentialed to teach Biology, Chemistry, Math, Social Studies
and Health. He lives in a Passive/Active Solar house that he helped design and is now helping to design the first Passive House/ Net Positive House in
San Benito County and helping to make San Juan Bautista a model green city/The City of History/ City of the Future.
June 2, 2014 - Upcoming Speaker: Andy Hsia-Coron, San Benito Rising Amalia Ellis 2014-05-29 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on May 21, 2014

Come Play a Round for the 16th Annual YMCA & Hollister Rotary Charity Golf Tournament
 

BUILDING STRONG COMMUNITIES
The YMCA and the Hollister Rotary Club have joined forces again to make a significant impact on our community.
The YMCA is dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals and families in our community through programs and services that build healthy spirit, mind and body. The Hollister Rotary Club is dedicated to making a difference in individual’s lives, community organizations and the world. Proceeds benefit YMCA of San Benito County and Hollister Rotary Club.
 
 
August 22, 2014 - 16th Annual YMCA & Hollister Rotary Charity Golf Tournament Amalia Ellis 2014-05-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on May 21, 2014

Rotary Club of Hollister Honored at Mari's FUN'd Day BBQ 

 
Mari's FUNd Day 2014 at Chamberlain's Children Center was a great success. Our Club was honored for our continued support of Chamberlain's and Phil Fortino accepted the award on behalf of our club. Special thanks to Dan Weatherly, Phil Fortino and Will Sutton for coming out to BBQ for everyone!
Rotary Club of Hollister Honored at Mari's FUN'd Day BBQ Amalia Ellis 2014-05-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on May 21, 2014

Rotary Club of Hollister Honored at Mari's FUN'd Day BBQ 

Mari's FUNd Day 2014 at Chamberlain's Children Center was a great success. Our Club was honored for our continued support of Chamberlain's and Phil Fortino accepted the award on behalf of our club. Special thanks to Dan Weatherly, Phil Fortino and Will Sutton for coming out to BBQ for everyone!
Rotary Club of Hollister Honored at Mari's FUN'd Day BBQ Amalia Ellis 2014-05-22 00:00:00Z 0
May 26, 2014 - Memorial Day Holiday, No Meeting Amalia Ellis 2014-05-15 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on May 07, 2014

Don't Miss Monday, May 12 when Kyle Robb, Community Outreach Coordinator for the San Jose Sabercats will be our speaker. 

 
Kyle Robb manages the Sabercats voucher program, distributing thousands of tickets to local non-profits and community organizations for every home game.He coordinates multiple programs that bring players into schools to visit with, read with, and play with local students who benefit from the ticket voucher programs. Kyle manages all player appearances at schools, community service organizations, and sponsor events.
 
Kyle is also an Event Marketing Intern with the San Francisco 49ers assisting the marketing staff with all 49ers events including game days, other preseason and in-season events, as well as other events held during the inaugural season of Levi's Stadium.
 
May 12, 2014: Upcoming Speaker - Mike Robb, Community Outreach Coordinator - San Jose Sabercats Amalia Ellis 2014-05-08 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Apr 30, 2014

SAVE THE DATE: MAY 21, 2014 for our Fellowship Mystery Dinner Event

May 21, 2014 – Meet at Target Parking Lot (along Airline Hwy) departing promptly at 5:30 p.m. by Motor Coach and returning at 9:30 p.m.  
Cost is $40 per person. Friends, family and other clubs are welcome.
Please RSVP by May 16th to President Jayme. Dont' miss out on the fun!!!

May 21, 2014 - Mystery Dinner Event Amalia Ellis 2014-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Apr 30, 2014

Don't Miss our Special Speaker Monday May 5th. Chas Croslin from El Teatro Campesino will be here to speak about their summer show "Popul Vuh: Heart of Heaven".  

Chas Croslin is a theatre artist and musician working in central California. Since 2006, he has cultivated an artistic home at El Teatro Campesino, where he regularly plays music, produces, and performs. He has a particular interest in theatrical work incorporating puppetry, mythology, and spectacle. Recent projects include producing/performing in “La Pastorela” in the Old Mission San Juan Bautista, appearing as a shadow performer in ShadowLight Productions’ “Rebirth of Apsara” in San Francisco, and co-producing “Valley of the Heart” by Luis Valdez at ETC. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in the History of Art from the University ofMichigan and has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. Chas will be joined by San Juan Bautista Rotarian Phil Esparza, a longtime producer and member of the Board of Directors of El Teatro Campesino.
 
Monday, May 5,2014: Chas Croslin, El Teatro Campesino Amalia Ellis 2014-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Apr 30, 2014

On Tuesday May 6th, Give to your favorite San Benito County Non-Profits by Participating in the regions first ever 24 Hour Online Giving Event. 

 
Visit SVGives.org or Benitolink.com to search for your organization. You can schedule your donation ahead of time or give anytime on May 6th. 
 
May 6th, 2014: SV Gives - 24 Hour Day of Giving Amalia Ellis 2014-05-01 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Apr 22, 2014

District 5170 Rotary University - Light up Rotary

Join us for an evening of training, friendship and fun as you learn about the magic of Rotary International in District 5170.  
All new members and incoming Board members are encouraged to attend. Contact President Jayme to RSVP.
 
May 14, 2014
5:00pm - 9:00pm
​at the Double Tree Hotel
2050 Gateway Place, San Jose
 
May 14, 2014 - Rotary University at the Double Tree Hotel Amalia Ellis 2014-04-23 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Apr 21, 2014

All hands on deck needed for the 2014 Area 6 Community Project.

Come help San Juan Bautista Rotary Club improve the Orchard area along Third Street.  Contact Jackie Munoz at  teachjbm@aol.com if you are planning to work.  They need accurate count of people for free BBQ.  
 
Saturday, April 26, 2014
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Registration/Check-in at Union Bank Parking Lot
 
WHERE:
at the State Historic Park in San Juan Bautista
Washington & 3rd
San Juan Bautista CA 95045
 
April 26, 2014 - Area 6 Work Day at San Juan Bautista State Historic Park Amalia Ellis 2014-04-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Apr 16, 2014

Area 6 Clubs Make a Big Impact in Nigeria and Ghana
 


Rotarian Peter Anderson of the Rotary Club of Morgan Hill recently spent two weeks in West Africa, specifically in Ghana and Nigeria, checking on two past World Community Service (WCS) grant projects and one on-going WCS grant project, funded in part by clubs in Area 6 of District 5170 and by The Rotary Foundation (TRF).  He represented all of the clubs in Area 6 in his work, connecting with the two partner Rotary Clubs with whom we have been working over the past 5 years:  Rotary Club of Accra Osu RE, District 9100 (Ghana), and Rotary Club of Gbagada South, District 9110 (Nigeria).  

The six wells drilled two years ago to provide "disease-free drinking water" to underserved residents of poor neighborhoods in the large city of Lagos, Nigeria, are all functioning well, and four of them have systems set up by neighborhood leaders to collect fees for water acquired from the wells in order to pay for maintenance and repair of the equipment. Members of our partner club, Gbagada South, will be meeting with neighborhood leaders at the other two well sites to improve their sustainability measures. 

 
Area 6 Clubs Make a Big Impact in Nigeria and Ghana Amalia Ellis 2014-04-17 00:00:00Z 0
Monday April 21, 2014 - Easter Holiday, No Meeting Amalia Ellis 2014-04-17 00:00:00Z 0
May 10, 2014 - Cards for a Cause - A Benefit for CASA of San Benito County Amalia Ellis 2014-04-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Apr 13, 2014

Club Service Duties - Monday, April 14th

 
Detective - Manny Amaral
Greeter - Harvey Blodgett
Sergeant of Arms - Krystal Lomanto
Pledge of Allegiance - Ken Bettencourt
Thought of the Day - Ron Domingues
Collector - Jeff Modic
Collector - Steve Miller
 
 
Club Service Duties - Monday, April 14, 2014 Amalia Ellis 2014-04-14 00:00:00Z 0
April 28, 2014 - Fellowship Night at the Movies, No Lunch Meeting Amalia Ellis 2014-04-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Apr 09, 2014

Join us for our Club Assembly on April 14th.

at Ridgemark Golf & Country Club 

12:00 noon

Don't miss our special Club Assembly meeting where eleven of our members will be presented with Paul Harris pins by Morgan Hill Rotarian and President Elect, Peter Anderson. Peter will also update the club about his most recent trip to Ghana & Nigeria and the progress of our Area 6 projects there. 
Monday, April 14 - Club Assembly Amalia Ellis 2014-04-10 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Apr 02, 2014

Join us this coming Monday April 7th when San Juan Bautista Rotarian Annette Cain will brief us on the upcoming community service project for Area 6 Clubs. 


Annette Cain is an award-winning author, endurance athlete and certified personal trainer.  Known as the Longevity Lady™, Annette helps baby boomer women age stronger so their bodies can keep up with their lives.  Her ageless lifestyle products & programs provide an easy, balanced approach to becoming lean & limber and living younger longer.  Her just released e-book, “Ageless Dogma—A Dog’s Life Guide to Staying Young” is a delightful little book on how we can learn to age less and live more from our 4-legged friends.
Monday, April 7, 2014: Upcoming Speaker: Annette Cain, San Juan Bautista Community Service Project Amalia Ellis 2014-04-03 00:00:00Z 0
Thursday, April 3: Special Board Meeting Amalia Ellis 2014-03-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Mar 26, 2014

Local Monterey Historian Tim Thomas on his discovery of a WWII Petition from Monterey Residents Supporting the Return of Japanese Internees. 

Join us as Tim Thomas shares his recent discovery of a long forgotten document signed by John Steinbeck and many other people of significance to the area. The petition was published in a full-page advertisement in The Monterey Herald on May 11, 1945, with a headline that read "The Democratic Way of Life for All." Mr. Thomas came across the document when he was going through some file cabinets at the Japanese American Citizens League Hall. 
 
 
Monday, March 31, 2014: Upcoming Speaker - Tim Thomas on WWII Petition Found Urging Return of Japanese Internees to Monterey Area Amalia Ellis 2014-03-27 00:00:00Z 0
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Posted by Amalia Ellis on Mar 19, 2014

Support RYLA and Go to a San Jose Saber Cat Game!

San Jose Sabercats fundraiser for District 5170 RYLA and their Leadership Training Program.  Proceeds will be donated to our Rotary Youth Leadership Awards.  You must order tickets online at  http://thesanjosesabercats.com/group-ryla/  for RYLA to receive credit.  Join other Rotary Members from District 5170 to watch the exciting Sabercats and Saberkittens.

See Details Below. 
 
5.3.14 San Jose Saber Cat Game Fundraiser to Support RYLA Amalia Ellis 2014-03-20 00:00:00Z 0
March 24, 2014 - Upcoming Speaker: Gary Byrnes, Community Foundation for San Benito County Amalia Ellis 2014-03-20 00:00:00Z 0
Celebrate Mom and All the Special Women in Your Life and Donate to Polio Plus - Deadline extended to April 30, 2014 Amalia Ellis 2014-03-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Mar 12, 2014

Speech Contest Finals at the District Cabinet Meeting

DoubleTree Hotel, San Jose

April 2, 2014 at 5:30pm

Please RSVP to President Jayme by March 28th. 
 
April 2, 2014: District Speech Contest Finals Amalia Ellis 2014-03-13 00:00:00Z 0
April 11-13, 2014: District Conference and Events Amalia Ellis 2014-03-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Mar 12, 2014

Join us on Monday March 17th for a Special St. Patrick's Day Celebration complete with an Irish Feast and Irish Dancers!

Members please note that the cost of lunch will be $17.00 per person as we are having a "special" Irish Feast. Green Beer & Wine will be available to order if you wish.

The Barnes Academy of Irish Dancers from Hollister will be performing for us. 
Monday, March 17th, 2014 - St. Patrick's Day Celebration Luncheon Amalia Ellis 2014-03-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Mar 11, 2014
Incoming President Robert Freiri spent Friday, March 7th through Sunday, March 9th at the Doubletree Hotel in San Jose, CA for President Elect Training (PETS).  Robert participated in sessions on Effective Communication, Creating a Vision, Membership, Budgets and Running an Effective Meeting. 

President Elect Robert Freiri on his experience attending PETS Amalia Ellis 2014-03-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Mar 05, 2014

Shawn Novack, Water Conservation Program Manager for the Water Resources Association (WRA) will be speaking to our club on Monday, March 10th about the drought conditions currently affecting California.  

Governor Brown has already declared a state of emergency.  Conservation is one of the key strategies of a comprehensive solution to the state’s water challenges and it’s something we can all start doing today.  Shawn will share with us immediate things we can do to reduce our water use and explain some of the programs and incentives he offers through the WRA.  Don’t miss it!
 
Shawn demonstrates what NOT to do during a drought!
Monday, March 10, 2014 - Upcoming Speaker: Shawn Novack, Water Conservation Program Manager, WRA Amalia Ellis 2014-03-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Mar 04, 2014
Friday March 28, 2014 : Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (locations TBD)

The final date for 2014 is:
March 28th - 6:00pm
 
If you have any questions, or would like more information, please contact:
Jerry McCullough 831-637-2719 or margermc@sbcglobal.net
Ed Stephenson 831-637-9543 or emsteph@charter.net
Carol Feisthamel 831-630-0405 or cfeistham@yahoo.com
 
Friday, March 28, 2014: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner? Amalia Ellis 2014-03-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Mar 04, 2014
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Wednesday, March 5, 2014: Special Board Meeting Amalia Ellis 2014-02-27 00:00:00Z 0
Friday, February 28, 2014 - Hollister Rotary Tour of the New San Benito County Courthouse Amalia Ellis 2014-02-27 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Feb 25, 2014

Hollister Downtown Association News for 2014,  Brenda Weatherly, Executive Director 

Brenda Weatherly has been the executive director of the Hollister Downtown Association since 2005.
She is a graduate of CSU Fresno.  She and her husband, Ken, have three children and will be married 25 years this year.
 
Brenda is Dan Weatherly’s daughter-in-law.  Don’t hold it against her.
 
Don't miss our guest speaker Brenda Weatherly as she brings us up to date on current HDA Events and News. 
 
Monday, March 3, 2014 - Brenda Weatherly: What's Happening in 2014 for the Hollister Downtown Association Amalia Ellis 2014-02-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Feb 12, 2014

Monday, February 17, 2014 - President's Day - NO LUNCH MEETING


“A house divided against itself cannot stand.”
-Abraham Lincoln

"Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all."
-George Washington

"I leave you, hoping that the lamp of liberty will burn in your bosoms until there shall no longer be a doubt that all men are created free and equal."
-Abraham Lincoln

 
Monday, February 17, 2014 - President's Day Holiday, No Meeting Amalia Ellis 2014-02-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Feb 12, 2014

February 25, 2014: Area 6 Speech Contest at Gilroy Rotary Club 

The speech contest continues for Local Area 6 High School Students.
Next stop is at the Gilroy Rotary Club
February 25th, 2014 at the Elks Lodge in Gilroy at Noon.
Please see or email President Jayme if you would like  to attend by RSVP 2/20/14.
February 25, 2014: Area 6 Speech Contest - Gilroy Rotary Club Amalia Ellis 2014-02-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Feb 12, 2014
Hollister Rotary has arranged with San Benito Stage Company to have a private showing of the upcoming Dinner Theatre Comedy, Harvey.  This Rotary Exclusive Night Performance will be on Thursday, Feb. 13th in the back room of Paine's.  Tickets are available at a reduced price of $30.00 per person, which includes dinner, dessert and the show.  A cash bar will be available in the room and  what a better way to spend the night out not only with your fellow Rotarians but your family and friends too!  Doors open at 6:30, Dinner at 7:00.
 
ATTENTION: LAST MINUTE TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE!! Please Contact President Jayme Stewart or Anne Hall for tickets.
February 13, 2014: Rotary Fellowship Night, Harvey - LAST MINUTE TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW! Amalia Ellis 2014-02-13 00:00:00Z 0
February 18, 2014 - Board Meeting at Running Rooster Amalia Ellis 2014-02-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Feb 05, 2014

Annette Cain is an award-winning author, endurance athlete and certified personal trainer.  Known as the Longevity Lady™, Annette helps baby boomer women age stronger so their bodies can keep up with their lives.  Her ageless lifestyle products & programs provide an easy, balanced approach to becoming lean & limber and living younger longer.  Her just released e-book, “Ageless Dogma—A Dog’s Life Guide to Staying Young” is a delightful little book on how we can learn to age less and live more from our 4-legged friends.
 
Annette has a fierce determination to stay young as she ages and blogs about her authentic journey into the second part of her life (www.agelesswithannette.com).  Her favorite pastimes are reading, writing and NOT arithmetic, nature, cooking, athletic adventures, Pilates, and having fun with her husband and lab.  She is currently a steward for Save Our Shores and is also a member of the San Juan Bautista Rotary Club and serves as the Community Service Chair.
 
Annette is a graduate of the University of California at Davis with a B.S. in Nutrition Science and has a Masters in Health Services/Wellness Promotion.  She is certified by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) as a personal trainer and has over twenty years of experience in weight management and exercise programming. Annette is also certified as a Mat Pilates Instructor and is a professional member of the American College of Sports Medicine.
 
Annette is an endurance athlete and has competed in numerous races—several marathons, fifty milers, and the Cascade Crest Classic 100-mile ultra-run, 1-3 mile ocean and lake swims, several bike races including the Death Ride and a 3-day, 280-mile mountain bike race across Costa Rica (coast-to-coast), and several triathlons including Ironman Canada (2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run).

 
Monday, February 10, 2014: Upcoming Speaker - Annette Cain, Origami Heart Project Amalia Ellis 2014-02-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Feb 04, 2014

Club Service Duties for February 10th

Detective - Larry Shaw
Greeter - Larry Shaw
Sergeant of Arms - Gerry McCullough
Pledge of Allegiance - Dan Weatherly
Thought of the Day - Phil Fortino
Collector - Andy Anderson
Collector - Gerry McCullough
 
February 10, 2014 - Club Service Duties Amalia Ellis 2014-02-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Feb 04, 2014

2014 Mission 10 Run T-Shirts Available - See Bryan Yamaoka

Check out the photo album of last Saturday's race on the home page of our web site when you get a chance.
 
Thanks again to all our sponsors!!
 
2014 SPONSORS:
Rabobank - Phil Fortino
Jim Fosdick - State Farm
Maralyn Ferreira - Intero
Pacific Scientific - Larry Barr
Pinnacle Bank - Harvey Blodgett
Edward Jones - Mark Vivian
Tiffany Motors - Bob Tiffany
Dona Esthers
Heritage Bank - Will Sutton
Ken Bettencourt - Ridgemark Realty
Teknova
Cal Vista  - Jayme Stewart
California Mutual - Steve Miller
YMCA - Andy Weighill
Union Bank
Oaktree Securities - Fred Avalli, Sonya Lee, & Bruce Deetz
2014 Mission 10 Run T-Shirts Available Amalia Ellis 2014-02-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Jan 29, 2014

Thomas Edwin Bruce (born April 17, 1952) is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder.

Bruce attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where he swam for the UCLA Bruins swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association(NCAA) competition. He represented the United States at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany. At Munich, he won a silver medal in 100-meter breaststroke, and also earned a gold medal as a member of the winning U.S. team in the men's 4x100-meter medley relay.
 
Don't miss Monday's meeting to hear more about Tom's experiences!
Monday February 3, 2014: Upcoming Speaker - Tom Bruce, Olympic Swimmer Amalia Ellis 2014-01-30 00:00:00Z 0
Monday January 27,2014: Student of the Month & Interact Activities Update Amalia Ellis 2014-01-23 00:00:00Z 0
Urgent! Mission 10 Run - Door Prize Sponsors/Donations Needed ASAP Amalia Ellis 2014-01-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Jan 21, 2014

Rotary Mission Ten 10 Mile, 5k - 2014
Presented by Mission 10

Registration is NOW OPEN and Sponsorships Available for Mission 10 Race (Jan 25, 2014)
http://mission10.racemine.com/
 
Event Description:
Mission Ten 10 Mile and 5K
This event is in its 31st year. It is sponsored by the Hollister Rotary Club and all proceeds go to benefit local scholarships and charities. San Juan Bautista is a small California Mission town just off Hwy 101 appoximately 50 miles south of San Jose. The two races, one 10 miles and one 5k in distance, both start and finish in front of the historic and beautiful San Juan Mission. The area is rural and the course takes runners through farm land and up the Anzar hills. Medals are awarded three deep in standard age categories. We also hand out door prizes. The 10 mile race is particularly good training for upcoming spring marathons.
 
Packet pickup starts at 8:00am
10 mile run starts at 10:00am - $40.00
5k starts 10:15am - $30.00

Fees include LS-shirt. Good training for marathon base. Both races timed w/awards.
Please see event site for more details.  http://www.mission10.com
Follow Mission 10's facebook page for updates https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mission-10-Race/101325449941969
This Saturday, January 25, 2014 - Rotary Mission 10 Race, Registration and Sponsorship Amalia Ellis 2014-01-22 00:00:00Z 0
No Meeting Monday January 20, 2014: In Honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Amalia Ellis 2014-01-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Jan 08, 2014
We Sunrise Rotarians extend an invitation to your club to join us on January 21 at a fun morning event--a cooking challenge between our Rotarian, Mary Humphrey and Gilroy's King of Garlic, Sam Bozzo.

Mary says that Sam doesn't know how to write a recipe; Sam says that Mary doesn't know how to read a recipe.  They both will be working with their sous chefs to cook the questionable dish..and we get to be the judges...

The cost to join us (we will enjoy our usual delicious Westside Grill Breakfast) is $15-and $2 from that will go to the Rotary Polio fund.
We would love to have you join us at this fun event...7-8:30am, Westside Grill in Gilroy (we meet in the back of the restaurant). If you could let us know that you can attend, we will let Westside know (just call or email me) so we have plenty of breakfast for everyone.
Hope to see you...thanks all.

Best Regards,
Sue Thurman
408-607-0701
January 21, 2014: Gilroy Sunrise Rotary Presents: Can any Bozzo Cook? Amalia Ellis 2014-01-09 00:00:00Z 0
District Meeting this Saturday 1.11.14, 8:30am - 12:00noon at the Double Tree Hotel, San Jose Amalia Ellis 2014-01-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Dec 30, 2013
Our own District 5170 recently published a short "photo-essay" on the recent efforts of our Area 6 Clubs in Ameca, Mexico.
 
Area 6 clubs are a great example of how clubs can band together to raise the funds required to have a Global Grant project Internationally. The slides show their latest efforts in Ameca, Mexico to help the kids develop computer literacy skills. View full article.
Area 6 Clubs Work Together To Make a Big Difference in Ameca, Mexico Amalia Ellis 2013-12-31 00:00:00Z 0
Rotary Thanks You Amalia Ellis 2013-12-31 00:00:00Z 0
December 31st, Last Day to Vote for Rotary International in the United Airlines, 10 Million Charity Miles Amalia Ellis 2013-12-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Dec 30, 2013
REMINDER, next meeting Monday 1/6/14. January is Rotary Awareness Month.  Here is a look at what's happening in January 2014. Happy New Year!
 
  • 1.06.2014 - Past Presidents to share their best Rotary Moments. 
  • 1.13.2014 - Speech Contest
  • 1.20.2014 - Holiday, Martin Luther King
Happy New Year! Next Meeting January 6, 2014 Amalia Ellis 2013-12-31 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Dec 18, 2013
To my fellow Rotarians,
 
I would like to wish all of you and your families  a Wonderful Holiday Season!  This is the time of year to Eat, Drink & be Merry (but always drink responsibly).  Don’t forget to make those New Year’s Resolutions too!  Exercise, Diet, Stop Drinking, Stop Smoking (yeah right)! 
 
In these last six months I am grateful for the experiences and the relationships I have made.  I look forward to 2014.
 
Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year!
 
Jayme Stewart
President
 
P.S.Thank you Santa for my Christmas Present you left me anonymously at last Mondays meeting!
Holiday Message from President Jayme Stewart Amalia Ellis 2013-12-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Dec 11, 2013
Congrats again to our Rotary Nominee Award Winner Cathy Buck for National Philanthropy Day. Pictured below with Mayor Velazquez and President Jayme Stewart at the San Juan Oaks Golf Club.
National Philanthropy Day Rotary Award Winner Cathy Buck Amalia Ellis 2013-12-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Dec 11, 2013
Lauretta Avina is a Facilitator as well as a Volunteer Victim Speaker with Santa Clara County Juvenile Probation-Victim Services. Lauretta Facilitates court mandated victim awareness classes to minors that are on some sort of probation such as deferred entry of judgment or restorative justice probation, as well as those minors that are currently housed at James Ranch in Morgan Hill,  a locked facility for the more serious minor offenders. Their goal is to help bring more awareness of the impact that minor offenders’ crimes have had on their victims and hopefully help these minors achieve a higher level of empathy as well as to help guide them towards the steps of positive behavioral changes. Lauretta will explain the dynamics and modules of their classes as well as the philosophy behind the classes.
 
December 16, 2013 - Upcoming Speaker, Lauretta Avina - Facilitator, Santa Clara County Probation/Victim Services Amalia Ellis 2013-12-12 00:00:00Z 0
No December Board Meeting - Next Meeting January 14, 2014 Amalia Ellis 2013-12-05 00:00:00Z 0
December 5th, Last Day to Donate for Matched Contributions to San Benito County's 12 Days of Giving Amalia Ellis 2013-12-05 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Dec 03, 2013
Join us for Evening of Fellowship 5:00-8:00pm at Dona Esters followed by Oriana performing at the SJB Mission at 7:30. This event is in leiu of our regular lunch meeting next week and no club service duties are necessary. The bar is open, drinks are regular price.  Bring your own wine, no corkage fee. $35.00 for both; dinner and concert, 20.00 just dinner. Dinner is heavy appetizers. RSVP by 12/5/13 to linda@lindabuckhout.com or 831-760-6083.
RSVP Now for December 10, 2013 - Fellowship at Dona Esther followed by Oriana at the Mission - In Leiu of our regular lunch meeting Amalia Ellis 2013-12-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Nov 27, 2013
Beth Hyytinen has been with Senior Network Services as HICAP Program Manager for a little over a year. The position has been a great fit for Beth as it joins together her passion for helping people, working with volunteers and her quest for learning.

Beth has three young adult children and will become a Grandma for the first time in the coming year. She is an avid hiker and spends much of her free time exploring and hiking in the hills alongside our beautiful coast, in the redwoods, in the Sierras and beyond. Beth has also devoted much of her time working with Team in Training to Raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Beth at Yosemite
December 2, 2013 - Upcoming Speaker Beth Hyytinen, Program Manager, Senior Network Services Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) Amalia Ellis 2013-11-28 00:00:00Z 0
Together, we are this close.... Amalia Ellis 2013-11-28 00:00:00Z 0
Happy Thanksgiving! Amalia Ellis 2013-11-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Nov 20, 2013
Kathy Johnson, Director of the Hazel Hawkins Hospital Foundation, will provide an overview of the Hospital Foundation—its mission, history, past successes and the current campaign to refurbish in-patient rooms at the Hospital.  Kathy will share some of the new and exciting things happening at the Hospital. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Joining Kathy will be Dr. Joseph Rondina, one of the hospital’s newest physicians. Dr. Rondina is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and is trained in both General and Vascular Surgery. 
        
November 25, 2013 - Upcoming Speaker: Kathy Johnson, Director of Hazel Hawkins Hospital Foundation Amalia Ellis 2013-11-21 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Nov 13, 2013
Many Rotarians know Annette d. Giacomazzi, a 16 year resident of Hollister.  Her volunteer heart is with the YMCA of San Benito County and her local professional career include managing memorable political campaigns, such as ‘NO on G’, ‘Del Webb’ and the ‘Fortino for Supervisor’.  Her former business, Ruralnomics, captured data and created strategic plans for local businesses and public institutions.  Some of you have golfed with and/or sipped some of her husband, Rick’s, estate grown and bottled wine.  Giacomazzi is an Elder at her church, First Presbyterian.  They have two teenagers, Max, a 17 year old senior at Palma, and Elli a 15 year old junior at Notre Dame.

CastCoverz! is the leading global manufacturer, e-tailer and innovator of essential orthopedic soft goods (covers for brace, cast, splint and boots).  In four short years, CastCoverz! has created 18 branded products, purchased her CrutchWear® and designer colored crutch supplier, is a leading distributor for 4 additional products, and is a local job creator.  CCZ! is Ms. Giacomazzi’s 4th business and by far, her most enjoyable.  Her “Aha!” moment came when in the fall of 2008, then 10 year-old daughter, Elli, broke her 6th bone.  Yes, her 6th.  Her first year in business, 2009, was riddled with the “trifecta of adversity,” a failed business partnership, flawed manufactured goods that were not returnable and unsellable, and the diagnosis of a rare breast cancer.
 
CastCoverz! has been featured in Entrepreneur, Yahoo!, Huffington Post, NY Times, Parenting magazine, dozens of blogs web portal such as About.com, and locally, the Hollister Freelance (October 2013).  In addition, Annette and CCZ! were featured in two national best-selling authors books.  CCZ! is the quintessential ‘Made-in-the-USA’ family business success story.


















Photo credit: Lora Schraft of the Freelance
November 18, 2013 - Upcoming Speaker: Annette d. Giacomazzi, the Accidental Entrepreneur. Amalia Ellis 2013-11-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Nov 13, 2013
Rotary International recently launched a new Web Site along with a new Visual Identity to help strengthen the Rotary Brand. See article
 
In response to the new guidelines I have created a new logo for our club and have updated the banners for our own Web Site and Newsletter.  Below is the new logo.
- Amalia Ellis
New Logo and Visual Identity Amalia Ellis 2013-11-14 00:00:00Z 0
November 14, 2013 - National Philanthropy Day Celebration at San Juan Oaks Amalia Ellis 2013-11-07 00:00:00Z 0
November 12, 2013 - Board Meeting at Paines, 11:30-1:00pm Amalia Ellis 2013-11-07 00:00:00Z 0
Monday, November 11 - Veteran's Day, No Meeting Amalia Ellis 2013-11-07 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Nov 05, 2013
This November 14th, our Rotary Area 6 will be holding a Membership Workshop in Morgan Hill.  Our new Hollister Rotary Membership Chairperson, Dave Westrick, will be attending.  If anyone wants to accompany Dave, Please contact Jayme to let her know to reserve your spot by Thursday Night.
If any Red Badgers need to attend a District Event to fulfill your Red Badge duties, this is a great opportunity.
For more info view the flyer.
November 14, 2013 - Area 6 Membership Workshop, 5:30-7:30pm Morgan Hill Community Center Amalia Ellis 2013-11-06 00:00:00Z 0
Underwear and Socks for the Homeless Update Amalia Ellis 2013-10-30 00:00:00Z 0
New Membership Chair David Westrick and Programs Chair Gordon Machado! Amalia Ellis 2013-10-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Oct 29, 2013

Join us on Monday, November 4 when Lacy M. Raak will be with us to speak about Building Sustainable Practices within an Organization


Prior to her current position as the UC Santa Cruz Sustainability Director, Lacey worked for the City of Monterey on various sustainability programs including developing their first draft Climate Action Plan, the Bicycle Transportation Plan and coordination of the Safe Routes to School Program.  In 2010, Lacey was a Fulbright Scholar to Indonesia where she researched local implementation of their National Sustainable Development Strategy.  Born and raised in Minnesota, Lacey holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Minnesota and a Master's Degree in International Environmental Policy from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.
 
November 4, 2013 - Upcoming Speaker: Lacey M. Raak - Sustainability Director, University of California Santa Cruz Amalia Ellis 2013-10-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Oct 23, 2013
If you build it, they will come...and that is exactly what happened on Saturday October 19th for the first ever San Benito Olive Festival. The weather was perfect as was the beautiful venue of Paicines Ranch. There was live music, live cooking demonstrations, great food and olive oils, world class wines and vendors selling and demonstrating everything San Benito County related.
 
A HUGE thank you to all our wonderful Rotarians who volunteered and supported the Olive Festival. The proceeds from the festival will be given back to the local area Non-Profits to support local programs.

Ollie with Rotarian Joe Pendry. For more photos visit our Facebook page.
Thank you San Benito Olive Festival Volunteers!! Amalia Ellis 2013-10-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Oct 16, 2013
Sue McKinney, Director of Crila Health, is a California attorney and Vietnam business development consultant, who has been living and working in Vietnam since 1994. Sue has exported thousands of high quality products from Vietnam to well-known American companies such as Costco. Sue is the co-author of an upcoming book, The King’s Herb, based on the history of Traditional Vietnamese Medicine from the 14th century to the present.

Sue has had the pleasure of witnessing and taking part in the dynamic economic and social growth that Vietnam has experienced in the past 17 years; and has been the in-country liaison on many Rotary projects there. Active on the Executive Board of Operation Smile Vietnam for 9 years, Sue helped raise the funds to provide facial surgery to nearly 20,000 children. She has helped to raise funds and facilitate Rotary Club projects in Vietnam to
 
  • distribute over 1,000 wheelchairs build 3 libraries
  • fund orphanage programs
  • construct a home for unwed mothers with a Helping Grant from The Rotary Foundation
  • fund a women’s micro-credit project with another RI Foundation Helping Grant
  • organize the Vietnamese side of 5 GSE Teams between the US and Vietnam (including a team from District 6900).
October 21, 2013 - Upcoming Speaker: Sue McKinney Director of Crila Health and Author of the King's Herb Amalia Ellis 2013-10-17 00:00:00Z 0
Tomorrow October 17, 2013: District 5170 Avenues of Service and 50's and 60's Themed Happy Hour Amalia Ellis 2013-10-16 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Oct 08, 2013
Are you having trouble viewing the eBulletin? Does the text seem small or hard to read? Unfortunately not all computers, web browsers, email applications, or monitors are created equal. On that note, I'd like to give you a couple of tips to help enlarge the view.
 
  1. One of the easiest ways to make your screen bigger while viewing the bulletin is to hit the ZOOM button in your browser or email program. If you can't locate the zoom button hit CONTROL and the + button on your keyboard until it is large enough for your liking.
     
  2. Or you can simply go look at the news on the website itself by clicking on any of the article headlines/titles.
     
  3. You can also change your monitor and display settings but beware that this will change your settings across all programs on your computer. Simply right click on your desktop. Go to properties and adjust the font sizes and/or display settings.
 
If you have any questions or need assistance, please let me know.
- Amalia Ellis
 
Having Trouble Viewing the eBulletin? Amalia Ellis 2013-10-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Oct 08, 2013
My Fellow Rotarians and Friends:
 
I am proud to announce a new biography about Rotary Founder - Paul Harris. This fresh look at the man and his times is based on the discovery of hundreds of never before published letters, documents and exclusive archival sources. For over a century relevant facts about his life and motivations have been shrouded by myths and misconceptions.
Paul Harris Biography Now Available Amalia Ellis 2013-10-09 00:00:00Z 0
Monday October 14, No Lunch Meeting in Observance of Columbus Day Amalia Ellis 2013-10-09 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Oct 03, 2013

Tickets are now due to Linda Smith for the Rotary Foundation ticket drawing!! Please get them to her ASAP. (Below are the instructions and details)

Your Contribution to the Rotary Foundation Annual fund Makes it all Possible

1. Each $20.00 PAID contribution to the Annual Fund entitles the donor to one ticket in the prize drawing.
Example: a paid Double-Sustainer ($200) contribution entitles the donor to 10 tickets.
 
2. Super Sustainer and Paul Harris Society contributions entitle donors to BONUS tickets:
Example: a paid Super-Sustainer ($500) contribution entitles the donor to 25 tickets PLUS a 10-ticket BONUS, for a total of 35 tickets.
Example: a paid Paul Harris Society ($1,000) contribution entitles the donor to 50 tickets PLUS a 20-ticket BONUS, for a total of 70 tickets.
 
3. The Club’s TRF Chair is responsible for the distribution of tickets and the delivery of ticket stubs to the District Fundraising Chair.
 
4. The deadline for delivery of ticket stubs for the drawing is Tuesday, December 3, 2013.
 
5. The drawing for prizes will take place at the December Cabinet Meeting at the DoubleTree Hotel on Wednesday, December 4, 2013. All Rotarians are welcome and invited to attend.
 
Now Due to Linda Smith - The Rotary Foundation Ticket Drawing Amalia Ellis 2013-10-04 00:00:00Z 0
October 10, 2013 Ribbon Cutting at Hazel Hawkins Womens Center, 5:30pm Amalia Ellis 2013-10-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Oct 03, 2013
This is a friendly reminder to Rotarians who haven't paid their Membership or Foundation and Polio contributions yet. If a member gives $100 to the Foundation our club matches the member with $100 ($200 total). What a great incentive!!! The minimum donation to End Polio Now is asked but more is always welcome as we are "this close" to eradicating Polio!!!
Reminder for Club Dues Amalia Ellis 2013-10-04 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Oct 02, 2013
Board Meeting. **No Surf Boards required.

October 8th at Paines, 11:30am

Red Badgers, this is a good way to cross of your checklist of requirements for becoming a Blue Badger.
October 8, 2013 - Board Meeting at Paines, 11:30am Amalia Ellis 2013-10-03 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Oct 02, 2013
Dick Renard will be sharing his experiences, bridging the chasm between the government, non-profit and faith agencies, working together to find collaborative solutions to the issues cities face.  He will present 3 key dynamics that are unique to our region; The Community Alliance for Safety and Peace, The Mayor's Luncheon for the Faith Community and Night Walks.
 
Dick Renard spent 43 years in all things automotive, from racing, to dealerships, to factories, to manufacturing truck components.  Leaving business, Dick has taken his "marketplace ministry" from industry, working full time encouraging working relationships between the faith community, government, education and business.   With the troubles facing Salinas and similar cities within the greater region, Dick believes the faith community must be engaged to build sustainable bridges that bring hope and a future for those not fully functioning in society. 
October 7, 2013 - Upcoming Speaker: Dick Renard, Ministry Coordinator for Marketplace Meets Mission Amalia Ellis 2013-10-03 00:00:00Z 0
October 19, 2013 - San Benito Olive Festival, Volunteers Needed!! Amalia Ellis 2013-09-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Sep 25, 2013
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sheriff Darren Thompson is enjoying his 25th year of public service in law enforcement. He served at the Watsonville Police Department from 1988 until sworn–in as the 15th Sheriff of San Benito County in January of 2011.  Brought into public service by his love for people and passion for justice, Sheriff Thompson served as a patrol officer, detective, training officer, traffic officer, supervisor, and division commander prior to becoming our Sheriff. A resident of Hollister and father of three, his family enjoys fishing and hiking in the outdoors, motorcycling, and playing music.  Sheriff Thompson and his wife will be celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary soon.

 
September 30, 2013 - Upcoming Speaker Sheriff Darren Thompson Amalia Ellis 2013-09-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Sep 25, 2013
Cabinet Meeting 10/2 - email to follow.  See President Jayme if interested in attending (This is a good way for any red badgers to attend as a requirement for their Blue Badge).  Assistant Governor Linda Sanborn will be doing a presentation about our Area 6 clubs so the more support the better!
October 2, 2013 - Cabinet Meeting Amalia Ellis 2013-09-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Sep 25, 2013
Members and Rotarians!!! Please note that Cathy Buck and Amalia Ellis will be working on producing the new Member Directory for 2013-2014 and we need your updates by this Friday September 27th. Please log into our Clubrunner site and verify your information is correct. If you need help updating your information, please contact Cathy Buck cathy@sscwd.org
 
2013-2014 Member Directory Update Reminder Amalia Ellis 2013-09-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Sep 18, 2013

Avenues of Service training seminars will be held on October 17, 2013 at the Double Tree Hotel in San Jose, CA.  Please contact President Jayme by Ocober 14 to sign-up! SEE YOU THERE!!!!! (This is a good way for any red badgers to attend as a requirement for their Blue Badge)
Oct. 17, 2013 - Avenues of Service at the Double Tree Hotel Amalia Ellis 2013-09-19 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Sep 18, 2013

Longtime resident of Almaden Valley, Angie Hassler, assumed leadership of Rotary District 5170 on July 1.

Hassler has been a member of the Rotary Club Almaden Valley since 1991. She was their president in 2000-2001 and two and a half years ago was selected to lead the district which encompasses, Alameda, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties.

"All of the clubs in my district do so many humanitarian projects, not only in their own neighborhoods but also throughout the world," says Hassler. "I am so humbled and proud to lead this district during 2013-14."
 

Members this is the annual visit we receive from our Governor so we would like to see as many of you as possible.   Angie's Husband Roger Hassler will be with us as well as  Assistant Governer Linda Sanborn.  Please remember to bring the underwear for Roger's homeless project!  (all sizes & gender as well as socks).  Susan Fixen has graciously volunteered to monitor this as well as take any $$ donations and she will go out & purchase on your behalf if needed.
 
Board Members please be reminded that you will need to be at Ridgemark at 10:30 to have a separate meeting with Angie at 10:45. If you have any questions please let President Jayme know.  jstewart5170@gmail.com
Sept., 23, 2013 - Don't Miss District Governer Angie Hassler's Visit to our Club Amalia Ellis 2013-09-19 00:00:00Z 0
The Volunteer Appreciation and Fellowship BBQ at Bolado Park was a great time! Amalia Ellis 2013-09-19 00:00:00Z 0
There is still time to enroll for Leadership San Benito County Class of 2014 Amalia Ellis 2013-09-19 00:00:00Z 0
Sept., 26, 2013 - Leadership Luncheon 12- 1:30pm Amalia Ellis 2013-09-12 00:00:00Z 0
In Lieu of Lunch Meeting, Sept., 16, 2013 - Appreciation BBQ For Rotarians and Volunteers 5:30pm Amalia Ellis 2013-09-11 00:00:00Z 0
San Benito County Parks and Recreation Commission is looking for Parks and Recreation Champions Amalia Ellis 2013-09-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Sep 10, 2013
We are currently looking for a member to step up and be the Chairperson for the following Programs and Membership.  This is a great opportunity for any Red Badgers as it not only fulfills one of their requirements for becoming a Blue Badge Member but will also get them "involved" in our club.  Contact Cathy Buck (Program) - Bob Marden (Membership) or President Jayme for more information.
Attention: We are still seeking Rotarians to Chair Programs and Membership Amalia Ellis 2013-09-11 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Sep 10, 2013







Please help out with Governer Angie's Partner Project to Help the Homeless
We will be collecting socks and underwear for men, women & children at our 9/16/2013 meeting. To be presented to Governer Angie upon her visit on September 23rd. Your contributions are greatly appreciated. Please contact Chair Susan Fixsen for more information.
 
 
Sept. 16, 2013 - Governer Angie's Partner Project to help the homeless Amalia Ellis 2013-09-11 00:00:00Z 0
Sept., 9, 2013 - CASA Recruitment Information Session Amalia Ellis 2013-09-09 00:00:00Z 0
Friday, Sept.6, 2013 Support CASA By Easting at Panda Express Amalia Ellis 2013-09-04 00:00:00Z 0
Sept. 7, 2013 - 2013 Rotary Family Day at the A's Amalia Ellis 2013-08-28 00:00:00Z 0
Sept. 2, 2013 - No Lunch Meeting, Labor Day Holiday Amalia Ellis 2013-08-28 00:00:00Z 0
Sept. 7, 2013 - Kinship Wine & Food Tasting at Paicines Ranch Amalia Ellis 2013-08-28 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Aug 21, 2013
Mr. Rosales is a graduate of Cal Poly Pomona with a BS in Civil Engineering and has over 27 years experience with the California Department of Transportation.
He currently has been working in the Project Management Department for 13 years managing projects from inception through construction in San Benito, Monterey and San Luis Obispo Counties.
 
Colin Jones is a graduate of UCLA with a BA in Political Science and Economics and has over 25 years experience with the California Department of Transportation.  He has been working as the Caltrans District 5 Public/Legislative Affairs Manager for the last 11 years.
August, 26, 2013 - Upcoming Speakers: Richard Rosales, Caltrans Project Manager, Colin Jones, Caltrans Public/Legislative Affairs Manager Amalia Ellis 2013-08-22 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Aug 12, 2013
Dr. Hiramoto earned a BA in Architecture from UC Berkeley, an MS in Counseling from San Francisco State University and an Ed.D. in Higher Ed Administration from UC Berkeley.  She has over 30 years of experience in university administration that includes senior leadership roles, employment and student affairs.  She has held a variety of positions at several universities including the Director of Equal Employment Opportunity at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Director of Student Services at the Stanford University School of Education and Associate Director of Financial Aid at San Francisco State University.   In June 2009, she became Chief of Staff to the President at California State University, Monterey Bay and also served as Vice President of University Advancement and Associate Vice President of Inclusive Excellence, the position that she currently holds.

Dr. Hiramoto has been a guest of the Rotary Club of Monterey, Rotary Club of Salinas and the King City Rotary.  She is very honored to meet with the members of the Hollister Rotary.

August 19, 2013 - Guest Speaker: Patti Hiramoto, Ed.D., Associate Vice President of Inclusive Excellence, Chief Diversity Officer, CSUMB Amalia Ellis 2013-08-13 00:00:00Z 0
September 7, 2013: Family Day 2013 with the A's Amalia Ellis 2013-08-13 00:00:00Z 0
The Club Assembly/Social was a success and full of fun times. Amalia Ellis 2013-08-13 00:00:00Z 0
August 23, 2013: 15th Annual YMCA/Rotary Charity Golf Tournament & Dinner - San Juan Oaks Amalia Ellis 2013-08-13 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Aug 07, 2013

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August is Membership month. Please bring at least one prospective member. Soon your friends can also say they are proud members!

President Jayme will have a special surprise for the members that have a prospect join our club.

Appetizers to be served
, No Host Bar

RSVP by 8/9/13

831.801.0394
or Jstewart5170@gmail.com

 

No Lunch Meeting, August 12 - Club Assembly/Social at Paines Restaurant, 5:30pm Amalia Ellis 2013-08-08 00:00:00Z 0
This Weekend! August 11, 6:00pm - San Jose Giants VS Bakersfield Blaze Amalia Ellis 2013-08-06 00:00:00Z 0
Save the Date - October 17: District 5170, Avenues of Service Amalia Ellis 2013-08-06 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Jul 30, 2013

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Our guest presenter will highlight the “gang” problem from a national, state and local level, followed by a discussion how communities unwittingly create fertile environments that allow gangs to thrive.  Mr. De Vos will share strategies and practices that local leaders and community members can use in order to strengthen the community fabric and make it increasingly difficult for gangs to survive.  This presentation will conclude with an overview of local and ongoing efforts to prevent, intervene and suppress gang activity in San Benito County.

August 5, 2013 - Upcoming Speaker: Al De Vos, Gang Prevention Coordinator Amalia Ellis 2013-07-31 00:00:00Z 0
August 10, 2013 - Stuff the Bus: Help send San Benito County children back to school ready to learn Amalia Ellis 2013-07-30 00:00:00Z 0
Tickets still available for this Friday's: A Night on the Vine at Leal Vineyards Amalia Ellis 2013-07-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Jul 23, 2013
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Jesaiah Baer has been singing since birth. When she was a newborn, and the
doctor spanked her, instead of crying, she sang a high A. Since then she has
spent many years developing her skills as a singer and performer. She has
performed in solo acts, stage productions, and TV. Jesaiah was just recently
featured on American Idol and got rave reviews from all the critics. Currently
she is the lead singer of her band Smith Alley.

Jesaiah comes from a Show Business background. Her distant uncle was Ramon
Navarro who was known as the Latin Rudolph Valentino. He appeared in over 50
films including Mata Hari and the starring role of the original Ben Hur in
1925. Her distant Aunt was Maria Felix who was one of the biggest stars in
Mexico. But that was a different era. Jesaiah's dream is to bring her
family's star talent into the 21st Century by introducing a jazz music
undertone from their era into a modern Folk/Rock form for today's pop culture.

Don't miss Jessiah share her experiences on July 29th!

July 29, 2013 - Upcoming Speaker: Jesaiah Baer on her RYLA and American Idol Experiences Amalia Ellis 2013-07-24 00:00:00Z 0
August 11, 6:00pm - San Jose Giants VS Bakersfield Blaze Amalia Ellis 2013-07-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Jul 17, 2013
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Larry made another trip to the Philippines in March, 2013, to speak as the Graduation Ceremony keynote speaker, and will be sharing the progress he saw on the new school, report on the computers donated (a joint project between Hollister Rotary, Hollister High School, Interact Club, and SBC Leadership) and toothbrushes donated.

A new learning center was opened and a clean water system was installed. Also, male and female restrooms were opened (first time ever to have separate gender facilities).

This Rotary sponsored project is a very worthwhile and rewarding endeavor for a very grateful and deserving Philippine population. You will be moved by Larry’s passion for this project and the stories he brings back to us. Don’t miss it!

Submitted by: Cathy Buck
July 22, 2013 – Speaker: Larry Barr – Philippines Project Update Amalia Ellis 2013-07-18 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Jul 16, 2013
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Past President Mark Vivian named and honored Cathy Buck 2012 Rotarian of the Year for her excellent service and her willingness to always lend a hand. Congratulations Cathy!
Cathy Buck honored as the 2012 Rotarian of the Year! Amalia Ellis 2013-07-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Jul 16, 2013

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If you hold it, they will come… and they did come! I don’t know if it was a record for attendance (approximately 20,000 Friday and 40,000 Saturday), but it sure did get crowded in the Beer Garden on Saturday afternoon! And we did pour A LOT of Beer and Jack Daniel’s, running out of Beer choices and many of the hard liquor choices by late afternoon on Saturday.


Again, a BIG Thank You to all of you, your friends, and your family members who helped at the Beer Garden! YOU are what make it a success. But I know you want the numbers, which unfortunately are not finalized as of this date. Bruce reports that we have received checks back for all of our out-of-pocket expenses and he is still working on the getting the final results for us.

Next year, the event will be for three days, Friday, Saturday and Sunday the 4th, 5th, and 6th of July. Mark your calendars now!

Submitted by: Cathy Buck
The 4th of July Bike Rally is Back! Amalia Ellis 2013-07-17 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Amalia Ellis on Jul 16, 2013
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Thank You to everyone who participated in this year’s Rodeo fundraiser. GREAT JOB! We had to endure some pretty hot days, grills that did not work, broken freezers, and little or no breeze in the concessions, but we sure sold some food and drinks to the Rodeo crowd that came.

Got some great tips too! Ring the bell for Concession 2, which received the biggest tips for a total of $546, with Concession 1 close behind at $516. Tips collected from all locations totaled $1,083.

Despite the less than ideal conditions, we all had a chance to bond with each other and fellow Rotarian family members and, we served the BEST tri-tip sandwiches in Hollister (technically Tres Pinos, but you know I’m right!). Yeah BBQ crew, great job as always!

As far as the profits go, it looks like we will net $13,658 (including tips) after all expenses.


Submitted by: Cathy Buck
2013 Saddle Horse Show & Rodeo – A Big Success! Amalia Ellis 2013-07-17 00:00:00Z 0
President Jayme Stewart kicks off a new year for Hollister Rotary Amalia Ellis 2013-07-15 00:00:00Z 0