Birthdays & Anniversaries
Manuel OsorioMarch 1
Bonnie HouseMarch 4
Steve HendersonMarch 12
Georgeann Cowles/EiskampMarch 17
Katie GallegosMarch 22
Carol TurleyMarch 31
Stuart KitayamaCarolMarch 19
Audra EarleCraig DescalziMarch 20
Ed BanksMarch 1, 197836 years
Michael SalewskeMarch 1, 199618 years
Thomas HouseMarch 1, 20068 years
David HemrickMarch 6, 200212 years
George EricksonMarch 7, 200113 years
George BetzMarch 8, 197836 years
Deutron KebebewMarch 10, 20104 years
Michael MilwardMarch 20, 20131 year
John Kane IVMarch 23, 20113 years
Events and Attachments
Stories and other important information
The annual barbecue for the Rotary Club of Watsonville and Freedom Rotary was held Aug. 14.
Sharon Jurach, left, and Katie Gallegos are Paul Harris Fellows — again.
CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocates
813 Freedom Blvd.
Watsonville, CA 95076
PHONE: 831.761.2956 Ext 106
“My Advocate has been the power that I need to continue striving for success.”
Michelle, CASA youth now attending college
Our Rotary Club’s Community Needs funds are raised by the Detective “fining” different Rotarians at meetings for real or imaginary events in their lives. It is all done in good fun, and the Fines collected are one source of funds used to support our club’s charitable donations.
Our annual proceeds from Fines are currently about $7,500. The Community Needs Committee of our Rotary Club used to consider all donation requests from any and all individuals and organizations. There seemed to be no planning, budgeting or forethought about what types or amounts of donations we would give. The committee brought all requests to the board, and most requests were approved, unless the board felt it was not worthy enough or the request was for an amount larger than we thought we could afford. Most requests were approved for $50 to $150, with a few being for as much as $250.
Present 9/11 Check to Manhattan Club
Marty Franich and Mits Nakashima started this fundraiser in about 1980, as a way to help the club meet its annual goal of $100 per member contribution to The Rotary Foundation (TRF).