President Cary Swensen's Message



Welcome to a new Rotary year! I am proud to be this year’s president of the Salinas Steinbeck Rotary Club. Our club is making a difference in our local community and the world. The theme this year is “Rotary: Making a Difference.” We make a difference through service and fellowship. I am excited about all the positive ways the members of the Salinas Steinbeck Rotary Club will give back to the community. We will continue to support Everett Alvarez High School ASB and Interact Club. Twice a month the students attend a meeting to share what they are doing in their community. The Interact students continue to amaze us with all that they do to make a difference in the community. Currently, they are fundraising for the Wendy Baker Memorial Fund to help local women with cancer. Additionally, we are proud to recognize a student of month throughout the year. Finally, we sponsor and host the top 100 Dinner at the end of the school year. Each year the students at Everett Alvarez High School demonstrate outstanding dedication and leadership. Throughout the year we will serve our community by collecting food and ringing the Salvation Army bell during the holidays. Many of our members are also provide food for the elderly by volunteering for Meals on Wheels. To support our projects, we have a blast together while fundraising. Our two biggest fundraisers are pouring beer at the Sea Otter Classic and hosting the Steinbeck's Home Brew Fest. We welcome your support at these events! This year, we will have dynamic speakers to keep us informed and entertained. Finally, my year is about our members making a difference and having fun together. We meet every Wednesday morning at 7:15 am at CSUMB @ Salinas City Center (formally known as the National Steinbeck Center). Salinas Steinbeck Rotarians are a fun group of volunteers who love to laugh and have a good time. Please join us for breakfast and fellowship.