Once again, our little club brought the finest in local wines, olive dishes, and jazz to downtown Los Olivos for a fun-filled afternoon under the bluest of skies on Saturday, June 8th! The annual Los Olivos Rotary Jazz & Olive Festival (https://jazzandolivefestival.org/) is our club's signature event and fundraiser. Thanks all around to everyone who participated, including our local winemakers, O' Chefs, volunteers, musicians, and, of course, the over 400 attendees whose support allows us to fund local and international organizations and programs. A special shout out to the Youth Empowered (https://www.facebook.com/YouthEmpoweredSY/) volunteers whose enthusiasm and muscle made the festival set up and tear down so much more manageable! 
Los Olivos Rotary is a long-time supporter of Circle V Ranch Camp (https://www.circlevranchcamp.org/). The camp provides life-changing experiences to Southern California youth. As camp director Ray Lopez shared, many city youth experience nature for the first time, including the twinkling of stars in a star
filled night sky. They also set aside their cell phones to form life-long friendships.  
Continuing an annual tradition, Los Olivos, Solvang, and Santa Ynez Rotary clubs came together April 27 to paint the climbing structure at Sunny Fields Park in Solvang and do other needed maintenance. The park is a community treasure and Los Olivos Rotary has been part of its history from the outset.   
Los Olivos Rotary is committed to supporting the Solvang Senior Center. Our club kicked off 2024 cooking and serving a delicious dinner to over 60 seniors. Many asked for the recipe for the Imperial Chicken main course!  
Club members closed out 2023 spreading Christmas cheer at the Los Olivos Olde Fashioned Christmas and tree lighting by serving home baked cookies and hot cocoa. Kids and parents alike delighted in the sweets and Rotary good cheer! 
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 at:
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