Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Cabrillo helping students stay in school

Last year Cabrillo set a school record for student financial aid requests, and so far this year, they have already broken it by over 1,000

Cabrillo Vice President of Student Services, Dennis Bailey-Fougnier, says "Food and housing are barriers for students we have students who are living in their cars, or at the beach as you would in Santa Cruz, so yeah it's a huge problem."

Cabrillo College works closely with the Santa Cruz County human services department to be the liaison for students who need help with food or housing, all in an effort to keep people in class.

"A lot of people come here thinking they can get their tuition paid through Board of Governor waiver, but they still have to pay fees and feed themselves, and financial aid can't pay for all that, through public assistance we can help them get through the tough times," said Fougnier.

For information on how to get help through Cabrillo College, click here: http://www.cabrillo.edu/services/fttw/index.html

This story from KION television demonstrates again th work we do at Cabrillo college to address the very real needs of students. Thanks to Vice-President Dennis Bailey-Fougnier http://www.kionrightnow.com/global/story.asp?s=13031997

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Sunday, February 07, 2010

Early photos discovered in Rotary International Background Check



Early photos of Terry Medina have surfaced recently reports Rotary International. Apparently the case languished for many years until a young detective noticed the similarity in the hats, of all things. DNA testing on the hat bands has now confirmed that "Bandit" and Terry are he same person. The crime occurred in the southern United States while Terry was considering a law enforcemnt career by checking out "Smokey". There is some indication that Terry may have been associating with Dom Deluise, Jackie Gleason, Sally Field, Lonnie Anderson, Dolly Parton and others. We will report back as this case develops.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Some more Sam Nigh and the DooWops



remember when the postman brought love letters? Well, anyway I heard about it. Sam and the DooWops sing about it.

Sam Nigh and DooWops at Watsonville Rotary



Hey. That's Sam Nigh in the middle of all those beautiful chicks with the great voices.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Shelter Box Founder Tom Henerson at RI Convention



President Georgeann asked that this 8 minute 37 second video of ShelterBox Founder and CEO Tom Henderson delivering a standing ovation speech at the 2009 Rotary International Convention in Birmingham, England be made available on our website. So here it is.

Friday, January 01, 2010

2nd Harvest News from President Georgeann



In preparation for Rotary Area 7's Second Harvest Food Drive in March, 2010, please view the Peanut Butter Tower built for Willy Elliott-McRea by Johnson Studio, manufacturer of lighting fixtures, during their recent Second Harvest Food Drive". Peanut Butter and its source of protein is one of the major items on the list of suggested foods to donate to the needy. If you watch closely Willy appears near the end of the video.

Willy sent this to the Area 7 presidents and Rotary 2nd Harvest Food Bank council (Chuck Allen is our rep). We are in the process of putting together an area wide relay race with teams made up of Interact and Rotary members. We are attempting to have the Interact Clubs spearhead the project. I advised the Board that it is in the planning stages.

Speakers Schedule Updated.

Click here or on the Speakers Schedule on the right for the most recent update to the Speakers Schedule. Thank you Mike Wallace!

Saturday, November 07, 2009

Veteran's Day Video



Watsonville Rotary honor's our veterans on November 11, 2009 12:00 Noon. Please join us to hear and share the memories of our own Rotary veterans of WW II, the Korean War, and the Vietnamese War. We salute and thank them for protecting our Country. We also thank DG Elect Roger Hassler for his contribution to this video. president Georgeann has asked that this video be made available to all Watsonville Rotarians in preparation for Veteran's Day. Move your cursor over the play button and click and video should start. Use your computer to control volume.
Welcome to Watsonville Rotary

Our meetings are Wednesdays at 12:30 PM. Click link at right for directions to Club meeting place at Elks. Click on link to 2009-2010 speaker schedule for program information. Click at right to join us on Twitter!