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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Hollister, CA
Club Information

Hollister Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet Mondays at 12:00 PM
Paines Restaurant
421 East St
Hollister, CA 95023
United States of America
(831) 637-8809
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Hollister Rotary invites local students to apply for scholarships
Deadline to apply is March 31st, 2020. 
High school students in San Benito County are encouraged to apply for the Rotary Club of Hollister's annual college scholarship program. 
Each year, Hollister Rotary 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. 
For more information please contact: Marilyn Ferreira -

On January 25th, 2020 over 700 runners and walkers came out to San Juan Bautista's historic mission to participate in the 37th Annual Mission 10 Race. The weather was ideal with a cool fog in the morning that quickly cleared and made way for sunshine and unseasonably warm temperatures. A very big thank you to the City of San Juan Bautista, CA State Parks, San Benito Sheriffs Dept, the Mission 10 Committee, our amazing volunteers, and of course all of our participants for making our event another great success. Last but not least, we could not put on this event without the warm generosity of our sponsors.
Thank you everyone who made a difference. Because of your support, we were able to raise 36,000 for local college scholarships and
community service programs. 


Hollister Rotarians & Friends recently collected 90 bags of warm clothing as part of their Winter Warm Clothing Drive.  The clothes were delivered to the local homeless shelter. The clothing drive was spear headed and coordinated by club Director, Rich Holdaway. 
A sincere thanks to everyone who donated and especially to Rich and his family. 


Mar 2 - Shawn Tennanbaum, Superintendent SBHS
Mar 9 - Spring Grove Poetry Recital – Students/ Jenny Bernosky
Mar 10 - 11:30 AM Board Meeting
Mar 16 - Steve Austin, Sleep in Heavenly Peace  (St. Patrick’s Day)
Mar 23 - Angelica Acosta, Salvation Army
Mar 30 - TBD

Weekly Team Duties   Team Captain:    Larry Barr   Months March April and 2020 Year
TEAM                ASSIGNMENTS:M   E   E   T   I   N   G       D   A   T   E   S :
Pledge of AllegianceDavid BaumgartnerDave WestrickBill TiffanyJeff ModicGreg La ForgeNo MeetingMarilyn FerreiraPaul FeisthamelKen Bettencourt
Thought of the DayKen BettencourtDavid BaumgartnerDave WestrickBill TiffanyJeff ModicNo MeetingGreg La ForgeMarilyn FerreiraPaul Feisthamel
Sargeant at Arms 3Paul FeisthamelKen BettencourtDavid BaumgartnerDave WestrickBill TiffanyNo MeetingJeff ModicGreg La ForgeMarilyn Ferreira
Greeter 2Marilyn FerreiraPaul FeisthamelKen BettencourtDavid BaumgartnerDave WestrickNo MeetingBill TiffanyJeff ModicGreg La Forge
Detective 1Greg La ForgeMarilyn FerreiraPaul FeisthamelKen BettencourtDavid BaumgartnerNo MeetingDave WestrickBill TiffanyJeff Modic
Collector 1Jeff ModicGreg La ForgeMarilyn FerreiraPaul FeisthamelKen BettencourtNo MeetingDavid BaumgartnerDave WestrickBill Tiffany
Collector 2Bill TiffanyJeff ModicGreg La ForgeMarilyn FerreiraPaul FeisthamelNo MeetingKen BettencourtDavid BaumgartnerDave Westrick
Fine RecorderDave WestrickBill TiffanyJeff ModicGreg La ForgeMarilyn FerreiraNo MeetingPaul FeisthamelKen BettencourtDavid Baumgartner
1 This is the BIG job.  Try to COLLECT $100 - 125 each week.  Let's all be sure to help the Detective each week!!! Try to fine Club Members who have a low balance.
2 Greeter needs to arrive at 11:30 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. to GREET MEMBERS UPON ARRIVAL.Announce Visiting Rotarians.   
3 Sargeant at Arms also needs to arrive 11:20 - 11"30 to set up, and then take down after meeting:  Rotary Bell, Gavel, Banners, US Flag,   
    2-bottles of Wine, PA System and the Badge box.  Duties also include to escort unruly members/guests from the meeting.   


Each month at San Benito High School, an outstanding female and male student are selected for Student of the Month. For the past several years, the Rotary Club of Hollister has invited the students to our lunch meetings to share their successes and future plans.  At the end of each school year, Hollister Rotary puts all of the student names in a drawing and at least 2 students will be the lucky winners of a new laptop (loaded with the Microsoft Office Suite). 
Pictured above are:
November  2019  -  Kevin Medina and Madison Smith  
December 2019  -   Nathan Cutler and Samantha Moran
January 2020   -  Samuel Arreola and Malia Chang
February 2020   -  Andrew Tobias and Kalea Bantilan

On Monday February 3rd,  five students participated in our annual Richard D. King Youth Speech Contest. This year's theme is Rotary Connects the World and as usual the students did an outstanding job. 
Congratulations to all of the contestants: 
1st place- Kayla Salazar
2nd place - Nicolas Skardoutos
3rd place - Alexis Lozano
Runners Up - Hailey Darnell & Careyla Acosta
The 1st place winner will go onto the Area 6 Level speech contest to be held at noon on March 25th. The Rotary Club of Morgan Hill will be hosting the Area 6 contest at the Morgan Hill Community & Cultural Center located at 17000 Monterey Avenue in Morgan Hill, CA. The winner of the Area 6 speech contest will then go on to the District level.