The Little Club that Can and Does!
Welcome to the Los Olivos Rotary Club
Founded in 2002
35 Members Strong
Proud part of Rotary District 5240
 
 
 
 

Greetings All!  As  your Club President,  I’m excited and hopeful for this 2020-2021 Rotary year.  And, above all, I am grateful to be given the honor to lead this wonderful little club “that can and does.”     

As I start my term as  Club President,  I have to say that these past several months have been without a doubt the most unusual and difficult to navigate.  I am proud that our club has weathered  the storm by meeting virtually and staying engaged.  I think I can say that we are all grateful to Past President Brendan Doherty for all his efforts when the pandemic first hit, as well as for his leadership during the past Rotary year.

So many things are uncertain for us these days but one thing I am confident of is that our little club will continue to be vibrant and of service to our community in a variety of ways.  Working together as a club I know we will be able to support our Valley residents and deserving organizations throughout this year of “Caring for our Community.” 

I am happy to report we recently held our first Club Board of Director meeting of the 2020-2021 year. In the meeting we were able to craft the annual club budget, adopt some changes to our meeting schedule and create a new “Members Care” club support service.  Our five Avenues of Service Chairs are working hard on setting their goals and projects for the year as well.  We’ve got some great things in the works for our special little club!   So please…stay tuned, stay engaged and, above all, stay safe.  

I'm looking forward to a fantastic year ahead!

Yours in Rotary,

Chris Bashforth, President

Recent Happenings
When we were told our storage container on Club member Dean Davidge's recently sold property needed to move, John Matthews and Dave Bemis sprang into action!
During President Judy Canby's 2018-2019 year, club members built and installed 14 little libraries throughout the Santa Ynez Valley!  The first one was placed by the Solvang Senior Center. We are grateful for the author-related artwork created by the young artists of Santa Ynez Valley Teen Arts!  Everyone is welcome to take a book and we also encourage community members to drop off books at any location any time!
 
The little libraries are located here:
Los Alamos: Senior Center and Public Library
Buellton: Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden, Buellton Senior Center, Zaca Preschool
Solvang: Solvang Senior Center, Bethania Lutheran Church, Creekside Neighborhood
Santa Ynez: Santa Ynez Mobile Home Estates, YMCA
Los Olivos: St. Mark's Church, Los Olivos School
 
    
 
 
  
 
Club Information

Welcome to the Rotary Club of Los Olivos

Los Olivos Rotary

The Little Club That Can and Does

We meet In Person
Thursdays at 5:15 PM
Santa Ynez Valley Community Center
2374 Alamo Pintado Avenue
Los Olivos, CA 93441
United States of America
During the pandemic we are conducting Zoom meetings. Please email our Club President for details.
Speakers
Tour of Clairmont Lavender Farm
Oct 29, 2020
Members only, please
Scott Bailey
Nov 05, 2020
Vandenberg Space Shuttle Program
Chef Bethany Markee
Nov 12, 2020
St. Mark's kitchen
Becca Mohally Renk
Nov 19, 2020
Jubilee House Community Center, Nicaragua
Club Officers & Directors
President
President-Elect
Past President
Secretary
Treasurer
Club Service
International Service
Community Service
Vocational Service
Public Relations
Youth Service
Membership
Programs