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Wednesday, February 21st -  Wine Down Wednesday at The GardenShoppe & Bar

Join us the 3rd Wednesday of each month and Wine Down with Rotarians and Prospective Members. Our 1st stop is The GardenShoppe. Please bring appetizers/snacks to share. 

Time: 6pm 
Address: 364 7th Street
Please RSVP by clicking on the link to Evite 

Rotary Club of Hollister Celebrates a Successful 35th Annual Mission 10 Race

Another successful Mission 10 Race in the books! We are eternally grateful to the committee who put in 6 months of planning and hard work, the volunteers who woke up at the crack of dawn to serve their community on a cold morning, sponsors, vendors, media, Racing Time Band, City of San Juan Bautista, Mission San Bautista State Park Rangers, SBC Sherriffs, and all the runners who came to support this great cause. 
We can't wait until next year. Save the Date for our 36th Annual Mission 10 Race on Saturday, January 26th, 2019. 

Fall Semester SBHS Students Honored - One Lucky Student Wins Raffle for Laptop 
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The Rotary Club of Hollister invited the 10 San Benito High School, Fall Semester - Students of the Month to our lunch meeting on January 22nd, 2018. Each of the students spoke to the club about their current school interests and plans for their futures after high school. We are always so impressed by their ambition, dreams, leadership, and community involvement. Emily Christensen, was the lucky to student to win the laptop donated by Rotary in the raffle. Each student was presented with a Certificate of recognition and Amazon gift card. 
Congratulations to all of the Fall Semester Students of the Month:
  • Adrian Avila Hurtado
  • Matthew Carini
  • Bernardino Gaeta Sanchez
  • Eduardo Villanueva Gonzalez
  • Jacob Walter
  • Belen Andrade
  • Abigail Chase
  • Emily Christensen
  • Olivia Gonzales
  • Hannah Higgins
We will once again award another laptop, to a lucky winner in the Spring Semester - Students of the Month on May 7th. 

Rotary Club of Hollister Donating iPads to County Spelling Bee Winners
Welcome Newest Red Badgers Aranyani Azevedo & Patrick Ellis
On February 5th we inducted new members Patrick Ellis of Chamberlain's Children Center and Aranyani Azevedo of Sun Street Centers. Welcome to our Rotary family!!!

Rotary Club of Hollister Announces 2018 Richard D. King Youth Speech Contest Winners
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Each year, local high school students come to the Rotary Club of Hollister 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 district levels. This year’s Rotary International Theme is “Making a Difference.” Each participant must tie their speeches to the theme and include Rotary’s Guiding Principles called the Four-Way Test.
The Four-Way Test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. The test has been translated into more than 100 languages, and Rotarians recite it at club meetings:
Of the things we think, say or do
  1. Is it the TRUTH?
  2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
  4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?
The next round encompasses Area 6 clubs with winners from each of their clubs. The Rotary Club of Almaden Valley will be hosting the Area 6 Speech contest, March 1st, 6:00pm at Three Flames Restaurant in San Jose. The winner at that round advances to the District 5170 level competition to be held at noon on April 14th at West Valley College in Saratoga.
Here are the winners of this year’s Richard D. King Youth Speech Contest:
1st place: Stevi Ray Page
2nd place and runner up: Ian Sills

Congratulations to Vivian Hernandez and Hannah Higgins who also participated in the 2018 Richard D. King Youth Speech Contest. Everyone did an outstanding job and all the students were winners in our eyes.

Saturday, April 21st - Downtown Spring Cleanup 
Rotarians will be partnering with the Hollister Downtown Association for the Downtown Spring Cleanup. A community supported cleanup of downtown, including pulling weeds, planting, scrubbing and painting. Bring your brooms, dustpans, garden gloves and shovels and help us get our downtown in tip-top shape!
Volunteer for this annual event by emailing Jeana Arnold at the HDA or calling 831.636.8406 and let her know that you are volunteering for Rotary. 

Laundry to Literacy Book Drive

Laundry to Literacy, a program through the Women's Club of Hollister, provides books in English and Spanish in each laundry mat and families can take them for free. We Rotarians will be collecting books through the month of March (literacy month) to help this great program.
The Women's Club is asking for children’s books (not adult books) ages pre-school to high school age appropriate. They can be gently used or new. Please bring your books to Krystal Lomanto who will be collecting the books for our club. 

February Club Service Duties

Team Captain - Ted  Baraan

DetectiveMike FisherKen BettencourtDave Baumgartner
PledgeRichard FerreiraWill SuttonKen Bettencourt
GreeterGordon MachadoRichard FerreiraMike Fisher
Sergeant of ArmsWill SuttonDan WeatherlyRichard Ferreira
Thought of the DayDan WeatherlyMike FisherWill Sutton
Fine RecorderDave BaumgartnerGordon MachadoDan Weatherly
CollectorKen BettencourtJerry McCulloughGordon Machado
CollectorJerry McCulloughSteve SandersJerry McCullough

February Speakers & Events

2.5   Carmel Jud – Rising International
2.12  Rotarians Share the Love
Board Meeting at 10:45am
2.19  Holiday – President’s Day
2.21 6pm Wine Down Wednesday at the Garden Shoppe
2.26  Juli Vieira – Chamber Trip to China

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

Saturday, April 14th - District Training Assembly 

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

Deadline for College Scholarships approaching - March 31, 2018
High school students in San Benito County are encouraged to apply for the Rotary Club of Hollister's annual college scholarship program. 

Each year, the Rotary Club of Hollister raises funds to send future leaders to college. We believe that our future is in our youth and value the investment to make our world a better place with educational boosts. Deadline to apply is March 31, 2018. 
For questions or more information contact: President, Amalia Ellis at

June 1st-3rd - District 5170 Conference 
The District 5170 Conference will be June 1st-3rd, 2018 at San Jose State University. 
Click here to register now. All members are encouraged to attend. 

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

Experience #riconvention2018 in Toronto, Canada

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

In partnership with Rotary International, the Host Organizing Committee invites you to join us in Toronto, Canada June 23-27 2018. With the spirit of true Canadian hospitality, we wish to welcome Rotarians from around the world to experience everything Toronto and the Golden Horseshoe has to offer.

Register Here