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Welcome to the Rotary Club of Hollister, CA
 
 
 
 
Club Information

Hollister Rotary

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Mondays at 12:00 PM
Paines Restaurant
421 East St
Hollister, CA 95023
United States of America
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Rotary Club of Hollister is excited to share that we are participating in the San Benito GIVES Community Auction. The Community Foundation for San Benito County is hosting this event for non-profits to raise funds since many have had to cancel in-person fundraisers in the wake of COVID-19. Please help spread the word and participate if you are able to. 

Bidding for SB Gives Community Auction is live now and open until 9pm on Tuesday November 17th!
You can sort items by Nonprofit code. Rotary's code is RCOH.
 
 
Don't want to bid, but still want to support Rotary and your other favorite non profits? 
Donate Here (a portion of donations will be matched by the community foundation) 

Check out our auction items below:

RCOH1 San Benito County Gift Basket (Item #181)

 
Description:
Food, wine, gift cards, and merchandise from San Benito County businesses.
 
Details:
Big Paw Garlic Olive Oil 
Marich Chocolate 
DeRose Red
DeRose White
Eden Rift 
B&R Apricot Topping 
Bella Charm T-Shirt, “Pour Me a Quarantini” – size L
Bella Charm leopard print earrings
Calavera Coffee Cup 
Calavera Coffee - $10 gift card
Daisy Saloon Women’s T-Shirt – XL
Daisy Saloon Men’s T-Shirt – XL
Hollister baseball cap
San Benito Soap Works B&R Apricot Freeze Soap 
La Catrina Mexican Grill - $25 gift card
Grillin’ & Chillin’ - $25 gift card
 

 

RCOH2 Rotary BBQ Crew Tri-Tip Dinner (Item #182)

 
Description:
BBQ Lunch or Dinner for 25 people.
 
Details:
Enjoy Rotary Club of Hollister’s Famous BBQ Tri-Tip, Salad, Garlic Bread, and Beans for a group of your friends and/or family.

Restrictions:
Date must be booked in advance. No holidays. Delivery of meal limited to within a 45-minute drive of Hollister.
Date must be booked within 1 year from November 18, 2020.  
 

 
 
As of November 2nd, our weekly Monday lunch meetings have resumed at Paine's. We are also providing a hybrid version for members who cannot attend in person through the regular zoom link. Please bare with us as we iron out the kinks. 
 
If you’re experiencing flu-like symptoms, tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 14 days, or knowingly been in close contact with anyone that has tested positive with Covid-19 in the past 14-days:  please self-quarantine yourself and join the meeting on Zoom.
 
To protect our members as well as possible, we will adhere to proper Covid-19 protocols during our meetings, including the following:
 
-Face Masks are mandatory (except while you are eating and drinking)
-Maintain proper Social Distancing
-Temperatures will be taken at Check-In
-Hand Sanitizer will be located at the Check-In Table and at each Dinning Table
-No “Welcome to Rotary” personal contact will be allowed
-Only 6 Rotarians per table will be allowed
-A lunch buffet line and server will be available to our members, .
Hollister Rotary will guarantee Paine’s a minimum number of lunches per week.  If you plan to attend the live meeting and eat lunch, please RSVP to our Secretary Bryan  at yamaoka3@charter.net  or 831-902-8415
 
 
As a reminder:  All gatherings pose a higher risk of transmission and spread of COVID-19 when people mix from different households and communities. The likelihood of transmission and spread increases indoors, as well as with, laughing, singing, loud talking and difficulty maintaining physical distance. We will more than likely have lunch outdoors at first until the weather prevents this.   
 

 
 

 
San Juan Home & School Club is raising funds for a community track that will be used by students at San Juan Elementary School during the day and the community will have access after school hours and on the weekends. Let's support our friends in San Juan Bautista reach their phase 1 goal of 100k. 
 

Why a Track?

*To Promote Health and Fitness

*Provide a Safe Environment to Exercise

*Encourage Fitness and Social Interaction

 

or

Send a donation Check to:

San Juan Home & School Club
100 Nyland Drive
San Juan Bautista, CA  95045
Attention:  Community Track

Have Questions?  Call 831 402-2334


 
 
Nov 2: Gary Byrne – Community Foundation, SB Gives Auction
Nov 9: Holiday – Veteran’s Day
Nov 13-17: San Benito Gives Community Auction
Nov 16: Brett Miller – Hollister City Mgr, Downtown Changes
Nov 23: Holiday – Thanksgiving Week
Nov 30: TBD
 

 
Weekly Team Duties
 
Team Leader: Patrick Ellis
Month & Year: Nov/Dec 2020                   
Team
Assignments
 
MEETING    DAYS
11/02
11/09
11/16
11/26
11/30
12/07
12/14
12/21
12/28
Sargent of Arms *3
Dan Brughelli
H
Krystal Lomanto
N
Steve Miller
Dan Brughelli
Lorna Gilbert
N
N
Greeter *2
Gerry Minold
O
Gerry Minold
O
Gerry Minold
Gerry Minold
Gerry Minold
O
O
Pledge of Allegiance
Ray Mariottini
L
Ron Culler
*
Lorna Gilbert
Bob Tiffany
Steve Miller
*
*
Thought of Day
Krystal Lomanto
I
Lorna Gilbert
D
Christine Breen
Ron Culler
Ray Mariottini
D
D
Detective *1
Will Sutton
D
Bob Tiffany
U
Ron Culler
Krystal Lomanto
Christine Breen
U
U
Collector I
Steve Miller
A
Adrienne Mongi
T
Ray Mariottini
Adrienne Mongi
Ron Culler
T
T
Collector II
Christine Breen
Y
Will Sutton
Y
Dan Brughelli
Christine Breen
Bob Tiffany
Y
Y
Fine Recorder
Adrienne Mongi
*
Steve Miller
*
Bob Tiffany
Lorna Gilbert
Dan Brughelli
*
*
 
  1. Detective- This is the BIG job.  Try to COLLECT $100 - 125 each week.  Let's all be sure to help the Detective each week by sending information about your fellow   Rotarian, Truth or Not?  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 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 escorting unruly members/guests from the meeting.
 
Team Members
 
Dan Brughelli
Krystal Lomanto
Adrienne Mongi
Bob Tiffany
 
Ron Culler
Ray Mariottini
Will Sutton
 
 
Lorna Gilbert
Steve Miller
Christine Breen
 
 
 
Let me know if you are unable to perform any of the duties assigned.  The BEST solution would be to find your replacement from within our team, just let me know of any changes so I can update my duty roster.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jennifer E. Jones, a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada, has been nominated to become Rotary International’s president for 2022-23, a groundbreaking selection that will make her the first woman to hold that office in the organization’s 115-year history.
 
Jones will officially become president-nominee on 1 October if no other candidates challenge her.
 
Jones says she sees Rotary’s Action Plan as a catalyst for increasing Rotary’s impact.
 
“As we reflect upon our new strategic priorities, we could have never envisioned that our ability to adapt would become our North Star during what is inarguably the most profound time in recent history,” Jones said in her vision statement. “Silver linings rise out of the most challenging circumstances. Using metric-driven goals, I will harness this historic landscape to innovate, educate, and communicate opportunities that reflect today’s reality.”
 
As the first woman to be nominated to be president, Jones understands how important it is to follow through on Rotary’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Statement. “I believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion … begins at the top and for us to realize growth in female membership and members under the age of forty — these demographics need to see their own reflection in leadership,” Jones said. “I will champion double-digit growth in both categories while never losing sight of our entire family.”
 

 

Each year the Rotary Club of Hollister (founded in 1925) supports youth in our community by awarding scholarships to deserving students. The club’s motto is “Service Above Self” and club members work hard to raise funds for scholarships and other community programs. The club’s largest fundraiser is the Mission 10 Race which is scheduled for January 30, 2021 in beautiful San Juan Bautista. Many thanks to all of the Mission 10 supporters over the years, for with your generosity, you are helping send kids to college.
 
Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem-solvers who see a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change – across the globe, in our communities, and in ourselves. Our causes include:
  • Ending Polio
  • Promoting Peace
  • Fighting Disease
  • Providing Clean Water
  • Supporting Education
  • Saving Mothers and Children
  • Growing Local Economies
  • Disaster Response
 
Congratulations to all of the 2020 Scholarship Recipients:
 
 
1. Maya Villegas  - Cal Poly SLO
 
2. Sam Arreola - Cal Poly SLO
 
3. Kayla Sanchez - Univ. CA Los Angeles
 
4. Madison Rodrigues - Univ. CA Los Angeles
 
5. David Nino - Cal Poly SLO
 
6. Jennifer Hernandez - Cal Poly SLO
 
7. Martin Uribe Hernandez - Univ. Ca. at Santa Cruz
 
8. Yanelis Martinez Feliciano - CSU San Francisco
 
9. Delilah De La Cerda - Gavilan College
 
10. Riley Lopez - UC Santa Barbara
 
11. Sarahi Andrade - Pepperdine
 
12. Hailee Westrick - Cal Poly SLO
 
13. Nicholas Slater - Cal Poly
 
14. Andrew Tobias - University of Arizona
 
15. Taryn Mills - Cal Poly SLO
 
16. Julia Woeste - Quinnipiac University
 
17. Trinity Mumm - Montana State University
 
18. Sean Nunes - CSU Fresno
 
19. Rudy Rodriguez - CSU San Marcos
 
20. Maya Dizon – Gavilan College

 
 
I joined Hollister Rotary in April of 2017 and been a member for 3yrs 4 mos. I served as Vice President-Elect and Rotary Foundation Chair in 2018,  Served as Vice President  in 2019 and now in 2020 serve as President of the Hollister Rotary club.

Since joining Rotary, I have served every year on the committees in planning and working the Mission 10 Race, our club’s biggest fundraiser for student scholarships. I also volunteered working at the San Benito Rodeo concession stand events, helped out at the 2019 United Way ‘Stuff the Bus’ with student backpacks event and joined the Area 6 clubs’ beautification day planting flower pots at the San Benito Historical Park for the park.
 
I retired from IBM after 33 years as a Senior Software Engineer and moved to Hollister where I worked as Sr. Software Controls Engineer for two local companies then as Sr. Manufacturing Test Engineer in San Jose. In 2017, I finally retired from the long hard commute and took up volunteer work here in Hollister where I was ‘discovered’ for Rotary membership.

Currently, I serve on the Board of Directors for SBC CASA and am a member of the Hollister Elks Club. I was a member and President of SBC SIR Organization for four years and edited the club’s monthly news letter. I have been married to a wonderful lady for 56 years this December.
 
My main goal as Rotary President is to grow the membership of this club, hoping to gain more women members and new professionals from all those new houses being built in this county.  

 
 
Thank you International Service Director,  Esther Curtice for giving us an update on Area 6 International Service Projects. Area 6 Clubs (Hollister, San Juan Bautista, Gilroy, Gilroy Sunrise, Morgan Hill and Almaden Valley) have been collaboratively pooling resources together for more than a decade to make a bigger impact on global projects.  
 
Global Projects for 2019/2020, these are the current projects we've assisted in funding:
  • Fire-Up Tech Project in Guatemala (Gilroy)
  • Home Composting /Pit Latrines and Hand Washing Basins Project in India (Morgan Hill)
  • La Vega Water Project in Guatemala (with Montana Rotary Clubs) 
  • Toilet Block for School in Asese Village, Nigeria (Morgan Hill)
We are now assessing projects that have requested support from our clubs, but we are still in the reviewing stages. Here is a list of the projects we are currently assessing for 2020/2021:
 
Project Alesi - Bringing clean water to villages in Turkana, Kenya
Mobile x-ray unit - for Rukhi Hospital in the Suatni region of Georgia
Martha's Kitchen - need refrigerated truck to assist with food distribution throughout Santa Clara County
Drilling 10 boreholes - Ilorin, Nigeria
Happy School Project - Vikarabad, India
Women's Cancer Screening Bus - Secunderabad West, India