The Rotary Club of Los Olivos California is a group of forty to forty-five local business and professional men and women from the Santa Ynez Valley, Solvang, Ballard, Buellton and Los Olivos who meet weekly to discuss ways to serve the community and the world, and to hear an interesting program. Our club is one of 34,000 clubs making up Rotary International, a worldwide organization with 1,300,000 members in over 200 countries. We meet on every Thursday evening at 5:15pm for snacks, wine or soft drinks, with a meeting starting at 6:00pm. We introduce a new program speaker at 6:00pm sharp for the main presentation with questions from 6:20pm to 6:30pm. We adjourn at 6:30pm.
||Rotary Global Swimarathon|
On Saturday, February 22, 2014, we join with Rotary clubs around the world in sponsoring a swimarathon to raise
money for local charities and End Polio Now, the continuation of a project begun by Rotary International in 1988 and now nearing its
goal of eradicating polio from the face of the earth. In a switch from last year's event, the proceeds from the event will
be split 50-50 with local charities designated by the swimmers. Start putting together your team now. Online sign ups will begin in the
middle of January.
With the help of a generous donation from Figuroa Mountain Brewery, we raised almost $4000 for End Polio Now in 2013.
|| Jazz and Olive Festival|
Our big community/ fun(d) raising event occurs the first or second Saturday in June. The 9th Annual event, sponsored by the The Los Rotary Club of Los Olivos, was held on Saturday June 8th from 1:00PM to 4:00 PM in Lavinia Campbell Park and The Grange
Building in downtown Los Olivos, Ca. Thirty local wineries poured their wine and thirty local amateur chefs presented their creations, each one containing olives or olive oil. Two local olive oil and olive producers were presenting and selling their wares. The live jazz band, the Los Angeles Jazz “A”Team along with the fabulous jazz singer Denise Donatelli performed. We were delighted, but not surprised, when Denise received another GRAMMY nomination this year. We were thrilled to have Bob Sheppard, on Sax, Tom Warrington on bass, Larry Koonse on guitar and Joe LaBarbera on drums. All of these musicians have performed with some of the biggest names in Jazz and popular music. Click HERE for more details. THE EVENT WAS SOLD OUT AT 1:40PM!! Be sure to purchase your tickets EARLY for next years event,
SAVE THE DATE FOR THE 10th Annual EVENT, to be held June 7, 2014 !!!
|2nd Annual Blue & Q's Concert|
Our joint fund raising effort with the Solvang Festival Theater is the BLUES & Q’S ….Saturday evening, September 21, 2013. Blues music will be performed first by the MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI band at 5:30pm in the Patron’s Garden where we will serve an outstanding pulled pork dinner with beans and salad. We will then be treated to the LAURA SCHILESKE BAND with BEAR ERICKSON at 7:30pm in the Festival Theater. Tickets are $45.00 and includes the dinner/ The Rotary Club proceeds from this event will be donated to People Helping People’s Domestic and Child Abuse Prevention Program, ADCAP.
4 Way Test
Rotarians pride themselves in encouraging high ethical standards in the
community. All members adhere to the
4 Way Test
of the things we think, say or do:
1. Is it the TRUTH?
2. Is it FAIR to all concerned?
3. Will it build GOODWILL and better FRIENDSHIPS?
4. Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?