The Official Salinas Steinbeck Rotary Club Newsletter!
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Seasons Greetings!

Queen KathyThe holidays have just arrived, so many of us look forward to these times to celebrate with our family, with our friends, and to share some joy with a bit of gift giving. As Steinbeck Rotarians we can celebrate and be proud of the sharing and service to our community.

This year we embarked on a new project for our community, and the goal of this project is to provide proper sanitation for the unfortunate homeless population in the Soledad Street area. We have partnered up with the Rodeo Club to support this sanitation project initiated by the Franciscan Workers (Dorothy’s Kitchen). Jill Allen, Executive Director of the Franciscan Workers, will be visiting our club on December 16, and she will present the details of this ambitious project. Our two clubs have been awarded grant dollars, and the Downtown Club is designating funds raised from their May Crapper Derby to this sanitation project—a great collaborative effort!

Many of us will be donating our time to the bell ringing event. We had our first date at Walmart, and we have 3 dates coming up at Star Market. Thank you for giving of your time to help our friends at the Salvation Army in their effort to provide some assistance and joy to the underprivileged families in our community.

Last month we heard from our Interact Club member-students. What a fantastic effort they made on their fundraiser for cancer research! Even as we were challenged to match their efforts, we should be so proud of the innovative and bold efforts of this group of energetic, young people who engaged a section of our community to contribute to cancer research.

So, as we celebrate this holiday season with our families, I thank you for your contributions to our club. Let us continue to be attentive to the needs of our community—we are a gift to the world!

Yours in Rotary Service,
Mama Becky

Fireworks 2015


Visit Our Red Kettle Soon!

Well...the red kettle is not actually ours but we, the Steinbeck Rotary Club, are volunteering to ring the bell and raise money for The Salvation Army.  Make sure to stop by Star Market on Thursday the 17th

All proceeds raised go towards our local Salinas Salvation Army. 


Upcoming Speakers and Events

Join us every Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. at the
National Steinbeck Center
1 Main Street, Salinas, CA 93901
Click here for a map!
  • Dec 16 - Ms. Jill Allen, Exec Dir of Dorothy's Kitchen/Franciscan Workers
  • Dec 23 - Dark. No Meeting. Happy Holidays!
  • Dec 30 - Dark. No Meeting. Happy Holidays!
  • Jan 6 - Jessica McKillip – Exec Dir of the Salinas Oldtown Association
  • Jan 13 - Casey Lucius, Candidate for the United States Congress
  • Jan 20 - Congressman Sam Farr
  • Jan 27 - Alan Smith – Identity Theft
Visit our website speaker page for more info.
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