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Holiday - Thanksgiving
Nov 25, 2019
No Lunch Meeting
Christmas Holiday Party
Dec 09, 2019
In Lieu of Lunch Meeting
Holiday - Christmas
Dec 23, 2019
No Lunch Meeting
Holiday - New Year's
Dec 30, 2019
No Lunch Meeting
Club Executives & Directors
Vice President
President -Elect
Club Service
Community Service
International Service
Rotary Foundation
Vocational Service
Youth Services
Public Image Chair
Raffle Meister
Programs/Guest Speakers
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
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Come join us in celebrating the chartering of the third Rotary club in Gilroy -- Gilroy After Hours Rotary!  The event will take place on Friday, September 20, 5:30 - 7:30pm at Fortino Winery, 4525 Hecker Pass Hwy., Gilroy, with an evening of wine, hors d'oeuvres, and friendship.
The cost for the Gilroy After Hours Rotary Charter Night is $20 per person, and there are options to reserve:
- call me at 408.482.7804 and let me know you plan to attend and will pay at the door, or
- send your check to Gilroy After Hours Rotary, P. O. Box 2039, Gilroy, CA  95021, or
Please plan to join us in welcoming Gilroy After Hours Rotary to our Rotary District 5170.  We look forward to seeing you there!

The 37th Annual Mission 10 Race is set for Saturday, January 25, 2020 in beautiful and historic San Juan Bautista, CA. 
Race Day Registration begins at 7:15am. We need all Rotarians to help on the day of the race to make sure our biggest fundraiser of the year runs smoothly. Our 2019 was a record breaker with more than 765 people participating and we raised more money than ever. Let's crush it again in 2020 and make it the best one yet!
Online Registration is open at
If you are interested in Sponsoring our 2020 Race, Please Download the Sponsorship Benefits Flyer and President's Letter 

SEPTEMBER – New Generations Month
Sept 2
Holiday – Labor Day
Sept 9
Naomi Torres, Superintendent (De Anza Trail)
10:30 AM Board Meeting
Sept 16
Noe Mendoza (16 de Sep, Mexican Independence Day)
Sept 23
Dr Robert Theaker, OD (Aging Eyes)
Sept 30
Fellowship Event:  5 PM Movie Night – Ad Astra
OCTOBER – Vocational Service Month
Oct 7
Kate Wilbur, Hollister’s Sister Cities
10:30 AM Board Meeting
Oct 14
Holiday – Columbus Day
Oct 21
Chris Evans - Growing Hearts
Oct 28
Hazel Hawkins Women's Center: Breast Cancer Awarenes
Weekly Team Duties   Team Captain:   Dan Brughelli  September/October 2019
TEAM ASSIGNMENTS:M   E   E   T   I   N   G       D   A   T   E   S :
9 Sep.16 Sep.23 Sep.30 Sep.7 Oct.14 Oct.21 Oct.28 Oct. 
Pledge of AllegianceManny AmaralLinda SmithDon RidenhourNOGeri MenoldNORich MarcusManny Amaral 
Thought of the DayYani AzevedoRoxanne SmithMike SargeantMEETINGMarchel NelsonMEETINGRobert MardenYani Azevedo 
Sargeant at Arms 3Rich MarcusManny AmaralLinda SmithMOVIEDon RidenhourCOLUMBUS Geri MenoldRich Marcus 
Greeter 2Robert MardenYani AzevedoRoxanne SmithNIGHTMike SargeantDAYMarchel NelsonGeri Menold 
Detective 1Geri MenoldRich MarcusManny Amaral Linda Smith Don RidenhourRobert Marden 
Collector 1Marchel NelsonRobert MardenYani Azevedo Roxanne Smith Mike SargeantMarchel Nelson 
Collector 2Don RidenhourGeri MenoldRich Marcus Manny Amaral Linda SmithDon Ridenhour 
Fine RecorderMike SargeantMarchel NelsonRobert Marden Yani Azevedo Roxanne SmithMike Sargeant 
Congratulations to our 2019-2020 President, Jim Fosdick for a great start to the new Rotary Year. Here are a few fun facts about our new leader.
President Jim Fosdick grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. He has a twin sister (Sue); Is a Warrior Fan; avid skier and golfer; country music fan, enjoys and collects great wines; favorite food is Calamari, owns a Harley; enjoys spending time with his family and grandchildren; just became a grandfather to his first grandson in December; also has 4 granddaughters.
Jim started his State Farm Insurance career in Lexington Nebraska in 1976 and moved to California in 1984 where he then opened his State Farm agency in Hollister in 1989. He is a member of Lifetime President club, received his LUTC and LUTCF designations.  He specializes in Insurance and Financial Services.  Has won numerous awards during his State Farm career, including Agent of the Year several times.
President Fosdick joined Rotary in 1985 while living in Scotts Valley, CA. He became a member of the Rotary Club of Hollister in 1989. He has been very active with Rotary and has served as a board member as well as received numerous Paul Harris awards for his contributions the Rotary Foundation.  President Fosdick is one of the top fund raisers every year for Mission 10 bringing in thousands in Sponsorships. He also contributes to the community by donating to our non-profit organizations year after year.

Your Hollister Rotary Board of Directors has approved two new Membership Categories;  Corporate and Family Membership.  Several months ago, our Rotary District introduced these new categories to boost Club Membership. 
In addition, please reference and download the information sheet “Why Join Rotary” written by Richard D. King, Rotary International President 2001-02.  It’s a great resource for any prospective member and the general public.
$28,000 in scholarships were presented to 15 local students that reside in San Benito County and attended San Benito High, Anzar, Pinnacles, Palma and Monterey Bay Academy.
Each year the Rotary Club of Hollister awards college scholarships to local high school seniors throughout San Benito County. This year, the club allocated $28,000 in scholarships to 15 students, the largest amount allocated in the club's 94 years of existence.

Congratulations to all of the 2019 Scholarship Recipients:

  1. Adrian Gomez (Cal State University Monterey Bay)
  1. Ian Sills (Stanford University)
  1. Christian Casarez (Cal State University Chico)
  1. Joseph Nino (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo)
  1. Alyssa Ito (University of California at Davis)
  1. Sarah Meza (University of California Irvine)
  1. Jessica Slater (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo)
  1. Megan Matthews (Cal State University Monterey Bay)
  1. Sean Slavich (University of California Berkeley)
  1. Shane Culler (Walla Walla University)
  1. Clarissa Corona (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo)
  1. Yasmin Gonzalez (Cal State University San Francisco)
  1. Anessa Ocampo (Cal State University Stanislaus)
  1. Arely Campos Melendez (UCLA)
  1. Christian Gonzalez (Trades School)
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 and Ghana; sanitation in Nigeria and 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).
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 the last Saturday in 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 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 more than 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 or
President Dave Westrick & Joseph NinoAreli Campos Melendez, Esther Curtice & Cesar FloresPresident Dave Westrick & Shane Culler