The Little Club that Can and Does!
Welcome to the Rotary Club of Los Olivos
Founded in 2002
33 Members Strong
 
 
 
 
 
We had a fun time celebrating President Dave Bemis's successful year as president at the lovely home of club member Candy Waldron. Thank you, Dave, for everything that you do for our little club and for our local community!
With the end of one Rotary year, a new year begins with our new club president Alice Berg. Alice has hit the ground running and our new club and foundation boards are in place to continue the club's support of local and international programs, while seeking out new ways to make an impact! Outgoing president Bemis and the club also awarded several members, Candy Waldron, Judy Canby, Dave Brown, and Steve Berg, with Rotary's highest honor, the Paul Harris Award in recognition of their outstanding contributions to our club and to our local community this past year. Thank you all for your extraordinary dedication and service!
 
 
 
 
Recent Happenings
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
 
    
 
 
  
 
Meeting Responsibilities
July 4- No Meeting
July 4- No Meeting
 
July 11
Snacks
Bashforth, Chris
 
Invocation
Waldron, Candy
 
Greeter
Wright, Peter
 
July 18
Invocation
Dullea, Robert
 
Greeter
Waldron, Candy
 
July 25
Board Meeting
 
August 1
Snacks
Bennett, Luke
 
Invocation
Murphy, Patty
 
Greeter
Sprague, Beth
 
August 8
Snacks
Berg, Steve
 
Invocation
Lohnas, Jim
 
Greeter
Pugh, Jim
 
August 15
Snacks
Britton, Michele
 
Invocation
Pedersen, Inge-Lise
 
Greeter
Nagler, Rich
 
August 22
Board Meeting- Dave Bemis
 
August 29
5th Thursday TBD
 
September 5
Snacks
Brown, David
 
Invocation
Pugh, Jim
 
Greeter
Murphy, Patty
 
September 12
Snacks
Doerr, Andy
 
Invocation
Waldron, Candy
 
Greeter
Marek Dullea, Susan
 
September 19
Snacks
Doherty, Brendan
 
Invocation
Wright, Peter
 
Greeter
Lohnas, Jim
 
September 26
Board Meeting
 
October 3
Snacks
Dullea, Robert
 
Invocation
Bashforth, Chris
 
Greeter
Lewellen, Ann
 
October 10
Snacks
Eichelberger, Donna
 
Invocation
Bemis, Dave
 
Greeter
Knowles, Penny
 
October 17
Snacks
El Amin, Denise
 
Invocation
Bennett, Luke
 
Greeter
Eichelberger, Donna
 
October 24
Board Meeting
 
October 31
5th Thursday TBD
 
November 7
Snacks
Johnson, Karen
 
Invocation
Berg, Steve
 
Greeter
Jones, Joshua
 
November 14
Snacks
Jones, Joshua
 
Invocation
Britton, Michele
 
Greeter
Johnson, Greg
 
November 21
Snacks
Kelleher, Don
 
Invocation
Brown, David
 
Greeter
El Amin, Denise
 
Thanksgiving- No Meeting
December 5
Snacks
Knowles, Penny
 
Invocation
Doerr, Andy
 
Greeter
Doherty, Brendan
 
December 12
Snacks
Lewellen, Ann
 
Invocation
Doherty, Brendan
 
Greeter
Canby, Judy
 
December 19
Snacks
Lohnas, Puck
 
Invocation
Dullea, Robert
 
Greeter
Brown, David
 
December 26- No Meeting
January 2- No Meeting
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 Grange Hall
2374 Alamo Pintado Avenue
Los Olivos, CA 93441
United States of America
Speakers
Rotary Club Board Meeting
Jul 25, 2024
Approve Club Budget for 2024-2025
Joann Davis
Aug 08, 2024
Homeless College Students
Club Officers & Directors
President
Past President
Secretary
Treasurer
Club Service
Club Service
International Serv
Community Service
Vocational Service
Youth Service
Membership
Membership
Public Relations
Programs
Programs
Programs
Interact/Youthact Advisor
Sergeant-at-Arms