July was a very busy month with a 4th of July BBQ at Raul and LaV’s, home. We raised $1,000.00 for the rehab clinic in Puerto Vallarta. In attendance were 54 adults and 6 children who were fed for $300.00. A great time was had by all!
The visitation from Puerto Vallarta Sister City members came from July 21st to the 26th and was greeted by many of our members at various events that were held
Puerto Vallarta and Santa Barbara Sister City groups at County Courthouse activity
Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital graciously made medical donations to the Tomatlán Clinic in Puerto Vallarta.
The medical equipment donated by the Goleta Valley Hospital and the fire fighting equipment donated by the Santa Barbara Fire Department (thanks to member John Ahlman) are now on their way to Puerto Vallarta. Coordinator of the effort was Jacqueline Duran, 1st Vice President.
“Special thanks to Joe Sanchez, Carlos Velasco, Roberto Najera, and Gil Garcia. Joe for helping with the packaging and Carlos for the pick up and drop off from the hospital, Roberto for donating and dropping off the pallets and Gil for coordinating with the Navy League for shipment. Thank you all.” Jacqueline Duran
Santa Barbara/Puerto Vallarta Sister City members Gil Garcia and Marti Correa attended the Federation of Jalisco Clubs “Señorita Jalisco” event in La Mirada, CA where the queen candidates presented themselves in their elegant cultural theme dresses which represent the culture of the cities in Mexico which they represent.
Part of the reason for their attendance was in order to receive an award for our club’s efforts in developing the Tomatlán Health Clinic.
SB/PV Sister City Member, Gil Garcia, accepted an award presented to Club Comitéde Ciudades Hermanas SB/PV by Federation of Jalisco Clubs.
Out of 180 Clubs, two other clubs received awards. The awards honored clubs that had demonstrated exceptional performance in the 3x1 projects funding and development process.
The Santa Barbara club was honored for its exceptional performance in the Boca de Tomatlán Health Clinic. This is especially noteworthy because the Boca Clinic was the first 3x1 project undertaken by the Santa Barbara Club.
In his acceptance speech acting on behalf of the SB Club, Gil acknowledged the cooperative efforts of several organizations, including two Rotary Clubs in Santa Barbara.
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