Service above self
Welcome to Freedom Rotary!
Hello and welcome to Freedom Rotary. My name is Trina and I am Freedom Rotary’s President in our year to Imagine Rotary. I have been an active member of our Freedom club since 2007. It has been my pleasure serving our community and am honored to be the Club’s President for the second go of it.
We have many things in store for this next year after our Past President, Jeannie Kegebein has done a wonderful job in bringing new members into our club and has help to create a welcoming and lively atmosphere to engage with our members, families and guests this past year.
Our club will be involved in a couple international project. Summer 2022 I will be delivering wheelchairs in Mexico City along with 40 other Rotarians. This coming January, we will be in Guatemala helping our Santa Cruz clubs with their water projects to ensure healthy water for rural communities. We will also be investing in Shelter Boxes for Ukrainian refugees.
We will have many local hands-on projects in collaboration with our not-for-profit partners starting with a backpack give away with Salvation Army in our downtown plaza, a play structure installment for Pajaro Valley Women’s Shelter, a mural and clean up in Flodberg park, providing meals at Loaves and Fishes as well as many other projects this upcoming year.
Please reach out to me as I extend an invitation for you to join our lunch or dinner vibrant discussions. We have dinner at El Vaquero Winery on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 5:15 and lunch is served at 12:15 in the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds Ag History Museum.
I will conclude that in the fashion of Freedom Rotarianism, we abide by the four-way pop quiz
- Is it awesome and did we all have a great time?
- Were we inclusive to have others join in and be co-conspirators?
- Did we rub elbows and grease the wheels to make things happen?
- Did we all wake up the next morning and remember what we can all brag about?
Our meetings are on Tuesdays –
- 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, we meet at 5:15pm for snacks and some great wine at El Vaquero Winery located at 2906 Freedom Blvd in Corralitos
- 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month we meet for 12:15pm lunch at the Agricultural History Project located on the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds
Associate Members of Freedom Rotary
Adam Scow: Musician, Community Advocate
Aloke Mukherjee: Computer Analyst, ATSA Corp
Ashley Bridges: Executive Director, Loaves and Fishes
Barry Notollli: Real Estate Investor
Brian Lockwood: General Manager, Pajaro Valley Water Management Agency
Bob Prikazsky: Owner, El Vaquero Winery
Casey Clark: Residential Care Manager
Dan Carrillo: Owner, Pajaro Valley Printing
David Kegebein: Event Coordinator
Doug Feinsod: Owner, Santa Cruz Vintage Cycles
Gloria Garing: Retired, Administrator, Cabrillo College
Jeannie Kegebein: Executive Director, Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds Foundation
Keith Redfield: Retired Tech Manager
Kirk Schmidt: Agriculture Consultant
Loren Morse: Realtor, eXp Realty
Maria Nene Rodriguez-Castillo: Community Action Board
Martha Denny: Accountant, A21
Martha Vega: Teacher. Pajaro Valley High School
Martin Guerrero: CEO, Mas Mac McDonald’s
Mike Johnson, Director for Pajaro Valley Shelter Services
Nayeli Mercado: Corps Officer, Salvation Army
Patsy Gasca: Disaster Program Manager, American Red Cross
Paz Padilla: Director of Program Impact, Community Action Board
Ron Sandidge: Project Director, Snazzy Productions
Rose Wood: Owner, Rose Wood Realty
Ruben Munoz: Manager, Watsonville Branch Bay Federal Credit Union
Sandy Petznick: Retired, Human Resources, Salud Para La Gente
Shaz Roth: CEO, Pajaro Valley Chamber of Commerce & Agriculture
Stephanie Lange: Bookkeeper, Evans Management Services
Steve Bennett: Director of Operations & Advertising, Santa Cruz Sentinel
Suzanne Redfield: Retired RN
Suzi Merriam: Community Development Director, City of Watsonville
Tom Sprague: President, T L Sprague & Co
Tina Chavez: Corporate and Community Engagement Manager, Second Harvest Food Bank
Trina Coffman-Gomez: Owner, Integrity Lending
Yesenia Medina: Director of Administrative Services, Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission
What would it take to change the world?
Rotary International is the world’s first service club organization, with more than 1.2 million members in 33,000 clubs worldwide. Rotary club members are volunteers who work locally, regionally, and internationally to combat hunger, improve health and sanitation, provide education and job training, promote peace, and eradicate polio under the motto Service Above Self.