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President Elect
Immediate Past President
Treasurer
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • John Kegebein
    April 17
  • Laura Owen
    April 18
  • Rob Allen
    April 20
  • Matthew Jones
    April 25
  • Nic Keiderling
    April 28
Spouse/Partner Birthdays:
  • Bob Mello
    April 5
Join Date:
  • Lynne Petrovic
    April 6, 2020
    1 year
  • Mark Scurich
    April 14, 2019
    2 years
  • Gilbert Grio
    April 22, 2009
    12 years
  • Devon Caroselli
    April 24, 2013
    8 years
What's New?
ON MAY 25, 2016, PLEASE COME AND HELP WATSONVILLE AND SAN LORENZO VALLEY ROTARY CLUBS HELP A GREAT NON-PROFIT TO FEED THE WORLD'S HUNGRIEST PEOPLE! Please register at the following link so that we can plan on your attendance: http://events.stophungernow.org/WatsonvilleRotary
 
 
 
 
 
 

Lewisburger a hit with fairgoers

It was long lines and happy customers at the Lewisburger booth during the Santa Cruz County Fair. Watsonville Rotarians did it again — serving up the best burgers in the county and raising money for nonprofit organizations. Kudos to all who volunteered their time to make this fundraiser a succe
 

 
 

District Governor Visit

 
What a wonderful and inspiring message from our District Governor Susan Valenta! Thank you for visit today!
 

 
 

Our Own Kathleen King on Nonprofit Management

 
 
 
 

Annual BBQ

Great food! Thanks to all the cooks!

Amazing turnout, lots of new faces and familiar ones too.

Delicious! 

These girls were so cute, here are a few future Rotarians. 

 
 

 
While there was a lot of fun happening at this year's Lewisburger Booth, there was also a lot of burger flipping! The latest update was that we are up 8.3% over last years sales and at one point they even had to send a friend over to Costco to purchase more supplies!
 
 
 
District Governer Ed Jellen visited Watsonville Rotary on August 13, 2014. He spoke to the club about his vision for this year.
 
Dictionaries were donated this year during the District Governer's visit.
 
 

 
 
Theo started his year as Watsonville Rotary President with a serious message and a little bit of fun!
The theme this year is "Light Up Rotary", and Theo has started us off with a few laughs, a new "happy clap" and a message about his year as President and what he would like to accomplish.
Theo Wierdsma, 2014-2015 Watsonville Rotary President
 
2014-2015 Rotary theme
 
President Theo with 2014-2015 Rotary International President Huang
 
Musical fun as President Theo takes charge!
 
 

 
 
Cami Fariselli talks to Watsonville Rotary about her experiences in the United States as a Rotary Exchange Student.

  
Rich Otto and Cami Fariselli

Watsonville High Interact students hand out breakfast to students and faculty who ride bikes or walk to school.
 
 
Interactors bring the crowds into the Rotary burger booth.

 
Youth exchange student Cami Fariselli and Heather Turley tour San Francisco museums.

WHS Interactors pose with food gathered from their annual trick-or-treat for cans. One Sunday morning before Halloween students left flyers on doors in neighborhoods near their school then returned the following Sunday.  

Short term youth exchange students and Interactors gather with Rotarians at the annual BBQ.   

 
WHS Interact club members sell food at school to earn money for their international and local projects.

  
WHS Interact club members join area Rotarians at a Santa Cruz warriors game.
 
For information on the Rotary Youth Exchange program, contact Carol Turley, carolrotaryye@gmail.com.              
 
  
 

 
 
Thank you to all the Rotarians and friends of Rotarians who attended the first International Service Night on May 14th at Portuguese Hall.  
Approximately 230 guests enjoyed appetizers from around the world, a great Tri-tip dinner and the opportunity to purchase items from many countries, all while raising funds for health and education projects in developing countries. Hope to see everyone there next year! 
 

 
The Easter Bunny made a surprise visit to Watsonville Rotary.

    
 

 
 
Taxidermist John Gurnee visits Watsonville Rotary on April 2nd with examples of his work and stories about how the freeze dry process for taxidermy got started.
          
 

 
Melvin Cooper dons a Santa hat while collecting for the Salvation Army inside the Nob Hill Market in Watsonville. Watsonville Rotarians have once again stepped forward this year to help the Salvation Army with its Red Kettle Fundraising Drive. Rotarians, with the aid of the Soroptomist International of Watsonville club. If you would like to help, contact Georgeann Cowles at geiskamp@aol.com.
 

 
 

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).

 
 
 
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The Otto and Fran Walter Foundation has pledged $15.5 million to The Rotary Foundation to start a Rotary Peace Center in the Middle East or North Africa.

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Through the years, Rotary has carried out thousands of projects to protect the environment.

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