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
Chris and I talked about a challenge that I would like to propose to you. Would you like to raise money for Polio Plus without dipping into your wallet or writing a check? You can by simply showing up and walking. I will pay $10 a mile for any member of our club who shows up at Sunny Fields at 4 pm on Tuesday, November 3rd and walks. If you want to walk one mile or four miles, it’s up to you. You tell me how many miles you walked from 4-5 at Sunny Fields and I will send in the money. It’s that simple.
(But, please don’t ask me to pay for miles walked earlier in the day or at a different location). If you are wondering why I am doing this, I should finish my 100 mile walk For Polio Plus on the 3rd and would like to finish it with club members working toward eradicating Polio.
 
I hope to see you at Sunny Fields Park
 
Judy
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
Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov 26, 2020
Kate Kalanick
Dec 03, 2020
Sarah House
Alisse Harris
Dec 10, 2020
Direct Relief
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