2014 Scholarship

      The 25 graduating seniors from Tracy area high schools who last week received $27,000 in college scholarships from the Tracy Rotary Club were described as “awesome.” The praise came from Daisy Jones, chairman of the club’s scholarship committee. Daisy reported that the club received 56 applications for scholarships, and the judging committee had a difficult time narrowing the number of winners to 25 scholarships, ranging from $500 to $2,000. The scholarship winners were present at Tuesday’s special scholarship-awards luncheon at the Tracy Transit Center. Daisy read the resumes of the winners while incoming President Ben Goldberg and Rotarians who donated individual scholarships handed out scholarship certificates. The winners then told where they are planning to attend college. 

RYLA camp report


RYLA students report on Rotary leadership camp

Up in theSierra NevadaMountainsnear Oakhurst over the Presidents’ Day Weekend, there was a lot going on at Rotary District’s RYLA youth leadership camp — and Tracy High’s Cassie Hayashi and Alessandra Rodriguez were right in the middle of it.

The two Tracy High juniors provided club members a laugh-filled account of their experiences at the camp, thanking Rotarians for the opportunity to take part.

“You really don’t get to know people until you talk to them,” said Alessandra, who is called Allie. “We had a chance to meet new people from all over, to talk with them and learn about their past life experiences.”

Cassie said she and other students at the camp learned to get along with people they hadn’t known before.

“It was an awesome experience for me,” she added.


They reported that several inspirational talks stressed the importance of making every moment matter in your life.

Lunch at the dump

"Lunch at the dump" was so good that some members suggested that we moved our regular meetings there! Thanks a million to Mike and Scott, his general manager, for a very informative and delicious lunch. It could become a yearly outing! 



 Get Connected…    

You’re invited to join us for a

Rotary Mixer

Hosted by Tracy Sunrise and Tracy Rotary Club

October 11, 2012 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm

 At Windmill Ridge Winery

8350 West Linne Road  Tracy, CA 95304
(209) 834-0005

Please RSVP by October 4, 2012

Contact Harold Reich at (209) 403-6914

OR Nelson Hu at (925) 768-2314, email: tingrin@newsmileortho.com

Participating Clubs

Manteca Morning Rotary

Manteca Rotary

Ripon Rotary

Lathrop Sunrise Rotary

Significant others and friends are most welcome!

Organization of the year

Congratulations to all members. We were chosen as the Organization of the year by the Tracy Chamber of Commerce. It is an honor to be recognized by the Chamber of Commerce for our work in the community. Congratulations to President Leon Churchill for a good year. 

Happy New Year

What a way to start the year!!!
Well, looks like everybody survived Christmas and the New Year festivities. President Leon was ready to start the second half of his reign and is looking forward to fun meetings. President Leon and myself are wishing all of you a very happy new year.

Peter B Kyne Awards

For the 84th time, Tracy Breakfast Lions Club and Tracy Rotary Club got together to honor Tracy High top football players. A luncheon was provided by the Lions Club and after having tri-tip and pasta, the winners were presented their trophie.The Peter B. Kyne committee was presented to the audience. The members represented the American Legion, VFW, Tracy Kiwanis Club, Tracy Breakfast Lions, Tracy Latin Athletic Club, and one Tracy High School student.Every year the committee has a tough time determining who is the best player/leader on the team. This year the Peter B. Kyne award went to Tyler Cox. Tyler thanked the coaches and team members for the two years he played on the team. Tyler play wing on offense, and DB on defense.The Weeks Cup Award was presented by Mark Shrout to Josh Bongiovanni. He said it was hard to pick the student as 31 of the 37 players had a 3.0 GPA or higher. Several on the team have 4.0 GPA. The final separating factor was Josh, a Junior at Tracy High School, has several IB classes.It was pointed out that this Tracy High School football team was the first in the school's history to score 63 and 125  points in their games. Even though the team lost, their attitude carried them forward. The team showed tremendous heart, and he could not believe the last three minutes of one particular game.
Congratulation to Tyler and Josh.

Crab Feed Fund Raiser

October 22nd 2011. 
Come and support the Tracy Rotary Club in their biggest fund raiser of the year. You will have a fantastic dinner with crab, lasagna with marinara sauce made by non other than John Edwards, bread and salad.
Hope to see you all there.


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Kickout 10-11

Monsieur Herve had a big smile, but so did everybody else. It was a fun meeting at John & Karen. As usual the food was outstanding and drinks plentiful. We ended the meeting with a distribution of  PHF. For some it was the first one, for other it was the 6th one. Leon, our President elect, presented his board and was excited about his coming year. HAVE A GREAT YEAR PRESIDENT LEON.
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Service Above Self Awards

With the leadership of Germane Friends, a Tracy Rotary club member, we were honored to highlight the key public servants in our local area. So many times, the daily sacrifice from these men and women are overlooked as they handle confrontations and situations most of us would not want to face on our own. We are humbled by their call to duty and sacrifice for our community.
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Scholarship 2010 -2011

This year, we had more applicant than ever. We interviewed 62 students. It was an awesome experience and judging by the caliber of those young persons, our future should be taken care of. We ended up with 16 scholarships, ranging from $500 to $2000. All recipients were invited to our lunch meeting and were recognized for their accomplishments.
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Fun at the District Conference

Two days in Sacramento and loads of fun. The ladies were happy as we were right across from Arden Fair mall.There was many great speakers, but what I will remember the most is the impromptu talk of Dr.George Luchiri Wajackoyah who was in the hotel for another conference and when he saw the Rotary sign, he came down to tell his story. Being abused by his parents, he left his home at the age of 7. In the street of Naroibi, he became a street boy and got in trouble until he met a Rotarian who gave him his first pair of shoes and help him to get an education. Now, Dr. Wajackoyah has several law degrees and is running for President of Kenya in 2012. Now talk about a good reason for being a Rotarian.

ABC's of Rotary

Definition of Rotary 

How do you describe the organization called "Rotary"? There are so many characteristics of a Rotary club as well as the activities of a million Rotarians. There are the features of service, internationality, fellowship, classifi­cations of each vocation, development of goodwill and world understand­ing, the emphasis of high ethical standards, concern for other people and many more.

In 1976 the Rotary International Board of Directors was interested in creating a concise definition of the fundamental aspects of Rotary. They turned to the three men who were then serving on Rotary's Public Rela­tions Committee and requested that a one-sentence definition of Rotary he prepared. After numerous drafts, the committee presented this definition, which has been used ever since in various Rotary publications:

"Rotary is an organization of business and professional persons united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world."

Those 31 words are worth remembering when someone asks, "What is a Rotary club?"

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Service Above Self

Rotary began as an idea more than 100 years ago. Today, Rotary flourishes worldwide with 1.2 million members in more than 200 countries and geographical areas. Rotary History and Archives is the authority on Rotary's rich, evolving history. Located in Lincolnwood, Illinois, USA, the History and Archives team continues to update and provide access to its collection of tens of thousands of items from all over the world. Read more at the History of The Rotary Foundation and History of Rotary International pages.

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