Greetings to all at this beginning of our Rotary year. I want you all to know I am proud of our clubs continued success and am excited to lead the Los Olivos Rotary Club this coming year. We are a club of leaders and I will call on each and everyone in someway to put these skills to work benefiting Rotary and the people we serve.
Cindy and I had the pleasure of riding in Solvang's 4th of July Parade. We were escorted by the very experienced past president Gabi Robbins. Her presence made our journey relaxing and positive. We saw close to half of our club members watching the parade and cheering us on. It made us feel very welcome.
Looking forward to continuing our great work.
A Message From the Immediate Past President
First of all, thanks to all of the club members for entrusting me with leading The Little Club That Can and Does for the past year. It was an experience that I will truly remember and cherish! I am appreciative of all the support and help that you gave me. It is truly remarkable that a diverse group of people can come together and accomplish so much – only the Rotary spirit can make that happen.
Thanks to all of you that attended the demotion party – especially to Dave Lawrence for his hilarious(and sometimes true!) account of my time as a camp director. It was a great party hosted by past president Steve – Thanks!
Our club was honored by District 5240 as a Silver Club of Distinction for 2015-16. We were honored for our performance in the areas of Club Service, Community Service International Service, Vocational Service, Youth Service, Membership, and Foundation. This honor reflects all of your participation and commitment to Rotary.
In addition to all the local giving, as a Club we contributed $6,100 to The Rotary Foundation. Our goal was $5,000.
Again thank you all for allowing me to serve as your President. I know you will give outstanding support to John Mathews as our new President – after all, we are THE LITTLE CLUB THAT CAN AND DOES!!
From the Editor and Web Master
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From Dean Davidge - I will be helping out at the Mission Men's Club Pancake Breakfast this coming Sunday, July 10 in the Mission Santa Ines Parish Hall. All you can eat pancakes and Denver omelettes with sausage on the side, OJ & coffee. Only $6 adults, $3 for 12 and under. 8:30 - 11:00 AM. Everyone is welcome to attend.