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Anne Hall
March 2
Jim Gillio
March 3
Cathy Buck
March 21
Mike Sanchez
March 22
Dara Tobias
Tom Tobias
March 27
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Jackie Taylor
March 29
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Arnie Fontes
March 1, 1973
46 years
Gordon Machado
March 1, 2007
12 years
Manny Amaral
March 1, 2004
15 years
Marchel Nelson
March 1, 1971
48 years
Ray Mariottini
March 1, 1973
46 years
Ron Culler
March 1, 1990
29 years
Christine Breen
March 2, 2015
4 years
Linda Smith
March 2, 2009
10 years
Mark Vivian
March 5, 2001
18 years
Eddie Cervantes
March 19, 2018
1 year
Paul Feisthamel
March 25, 2002
17 years
Adrienne Mongi
March 26, 2018
1 year
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
April Speakers & Events
April is Rotarian Magazine Month
  • 4/2   Holiday – Easter
  • 4/99   Chief Westrick – FBINA271 Experience
  • 4/14 District Assembly at West Valley Col.
  • 4/16  Jeff Cattaneo – SBC Water District (Rotary Board Meeting at 10:45am)
  • 4/21 Downtown Community Cleanup Day
  • 4/23  Cara Denny – Faultline Derby Devilz  
  • 4/30  Shereen Car – Drone Technology

April 18th - Wine Down Wednesday at Epicenter Wine Room

Please join us and Wine Down with fellow and prospective Rotarians at the new Epicenter Wine Room from 6pm-8pm. Our newest Blue Badgers are invited to attend and receive their blue badges. Bring a friend, have some mid-week fun. 

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. 

March & April Club Service Duties
Team Captain Larry Barr
Meeting DateSgt. At ArmsGreeterPledge of Allegiance Thought of the DayDetectiveFine Collectors
05-Mar-18Dara TobiasSteve MillerRobert MardenAnne HalleManny AmaralLarry Barr & Fred Avalli
12-Mar-18Larry BarrRobert MardenSteve MillerRobert MardenFred AvalliLarry Barr &    Anne Halle
19-Mar-18Manny AmaralAnne HalleJeff ModicSteve MillerAnne HalleLarry Barr &    Robert Marden
26-Mar-18Fred AvalliJeff ModicLarry ShawJeff ModicRobert MardenLarry Barr &    Steve Miller
02-Apr-18Anne HalleLarry ShawDara TobiasLarry ShawSteve MillerLarry Barr & Jeff Modic
09-Apr-18Robert MardenDara TobiasManny AmaralDara TobiasJeff ModicLarry Barr & Larry Shaw
16-Apr-18Steve MillerManny AmaralFred AvalliManny AmaralLarry ShawLarry Barr &    Dara Tobias
23-Apr-18Jeff ModicFred AvalliLarry BarrFred AvalliDara TobiasLarry Barr &  Manny Amaral
30-Apr-18Larry ShawLarry BarrAnne HalleRobert MardenLarry BarrManny Amaral & Fred Avalli
May 14th - Mystery Dinner Fellowship
Join us for our annual Mystery Dinner Fellowship. Meet at the Target Parking lot at 5:15 for instructions and to caravan to our secret location. RSVP by May 10th to Jayme Stewart by email at or visit the link to the Evite.

May 15th - Rotary Participation in San Benito Gives
The Rotary Club of Hollister is excited to be participating in this year's second annual San Benito GIVES campaign, raising funds in partnership with the Community Foundation for San Benito County with 1:1 Matching funds by a generous grant from the Monterey Peninsula Foundation and media partnerships with Benitolink and Mission Village Voice. Funds donated to the SB GIVES campaign will go towards the Rotary Club of Hollister's Scholarship and Charitable Giving Fund
San Benito GIVES is a 24-hour fundraising effort powered by Mighty Cause (formerly Razoo) and hosted by the Community Foundation for San Benito County to raise awareness of our local nonprofits and the needs facing their clients on a daily basis. It is an opportunity for donors to discover these needs through a single, online donation platform ( and then give from their heart to the charitable causes they care about the most.  
We encourage and invite Rotarians and everyone in the community to contribute to our SB GIVES campaign so we can make a greater impact on funding college scholarships and community service programs. Please share with friends and family. 

March 1st- April 30th - End Polio Now Flash Campaign 

End Polio Now Flash Campaign Drive 
WHEN - March 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018
WHY - Because "We Are This Close" to ending the dreaded disease of polio. With your support children around the world will be able to walk and play as healthy individuals.
WHERE - Rotary District 5170
Donation - Each Rotarian in our district is being asked to donate $50.00. All funds will be matched 2 to 1 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Matching Points - For those who have not yet contributed a total of $1,000 to become a Paul Harris Fellow, our district will match any contribution you make with recognition points to help you achieve that recognition level.
As the volunteer arm of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, polio eradication is Rotary’s top philanthropic goal. We were the catalyst to the effort.
Rotary’s chief role is fundraising, advocacy, raising awareness and mobilizing volunteers.
Rotary’s involvement started with a successful pilot project to immunize children in the Philippines in 1979.
Since 1985, polio eradication has been Rotary’s flagship project, with members donating time and money to help immunize more than 2.5 billion children in 122 countries.
In addition to fundraising and advocacy efforts, many Rotary members join health workers in polio-affected countries to immunize children against polio.
Rotary members around the world advocate to ensure governments, the private sector and the general public are aware of the historic opportunity to eradicate polio and encourage them to provide the necessary financial and political support.
For the next three years, the Gates Foundation will match every $1 Rotary commits to polio eradication 2-to1, up to US$50 million per year. Rotary has contributed more than US$1.6 billion dollars and committed countless volunteer hours to fight the disease.   
Since the global initiative began more than 25 years ago, Rotary and its partners have reduced polio cases by more than 99.9% percent worldwide.
When the initiative started in 1988, more than 350,000 people were stricken by polio every year - nearly 1,000 new polio cases every day. 
Through December 2017, twenty two polio cases have been reported: Pakistan (8), Afghanistan (14).
In 2014, we celebrated one of the world’s greatest achievements in global health: India being certified as polio-free. India was once considered the hardest place on earth to stop polio. India’s success proves polio can be stopped in even the most challenging conditions.
After passing two years without a case of polio, new cases were reported in Nigeria in August 2016. Progress against this outbreak seems promising, with no new cases reported. 
In September 2015, type 2 wild poliovirus was declared eradicated by the World Health Organization. The last case of type 3 wild poliovirus was 10 November 2012. This strongly indicates that we have completely eliminated all but one strain of wild poliovirus (type 1).
Polio will be only the second human disease ever eradicated (after smallpox).
No child anywhere in the world will have to suffer from a disease which has no cure, but is completely preventable.
Ending polio is proof that all children can be protected from vaccine-preventable diseases.
Polio efforts are reaching previously inaccessible children, which opens the door to them benefiting from other global health and development resources.
The infrastructure created by the polio program – from the vast surveillance and laboratory networks, to the hundreds of thousands of local health workers – are already being used to address other health challenges and diseases.
Support the fight to end polio by visiting to learn more and contribute.
Encourage your government to support Rotary and its partners’ polio eradication efforts.
See your donation tripled when you contribute to Rotary’s PolioPlus efforts, through the 2:1 match by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Share your voice by raising awareness that we are “This Close” to ending polio.
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