The Solvang Rotary Club inducted five new members on June 18th. Rotary District 5240 Governor, Sandi Schwartz was in attendance to participate in the ceremony. Ms. Schwartz addressed the inductees, “We admit you into the Rotary Club of Solvang, our fraternity, our friendship and our family. We further admit you into the Rotary International family throughout the world. As you embark on your Rotary journey, you will surely discover the true meaning of our principal motto; Service Above Self. We ask that you abide by Rotary’s Four-Way Test. This is our ethical code of conduct that will guide you through Rotary and in your personal and professional life as well.”
The new members were given several framed certificates, badges, Rotary International pins and a coin depicting a wave with the words, Be The Inspiration, which is this year’s Rotary International theme.

Scott Martin is a returning member, having served previously in the club for 12 years in the capacity as President and Club Foundation President. He is a five-time Paul Harris Fellow. He has held the position of Assistant Governor for Rotary District 5240 twice. Mr. Martin is co-founder of an educational-applications company whose mission is to incorporate humor to teach facts to children in grades pre-K through 5th. He is being sponsored in the club by President Larry Edwards.
Bonnie Jacobsen is a retired K-6 school educator and was a student teacher supervisor at San Jose State University during her career. Ms. Jacobsen is a volunteer at the Solvang Library and Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. She is being sponsored in the club by Ian Jacobsen, club Secretary. 

Yoli De Young is a small business owner and is known in the Santa Ynez Valley as the “Pie Lady”. Ms. De Young has always worked in giving to others, raising substantial funds for the Santa Ynez Valley Presbyterian Church with her pie and baked goods sales. She is being sponsored in the club by Janice Edwards.
Carol Anders is a returning member having served previously in the club for 2 years, working as a planner of the Hollywood Revisited Rotary fundraising event, and is a two- time Paul Harris Fellow awardee. Ms. Anders is a retired nurse, a volunteer of the SYV Cottage Hospital Auxiliary, and a member of the French Maids, who sell catered events raising funds for charity. She is being sponsored in the club by Linda Johansen. 

David Gassaway is the new City Manager of the City of Solvang. Mr. Gassaway is the former community development director for the city of Indian Wells near Palm Springs. He lives in Solvang with his wife and two small children and is being sponsored in the club by Allan Jones.
In 1932, Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor created The Four-Way Test. The Four-Way Test is a nonpartisan and nonsectarian ethical guide for Rotarians to use for their personal and professional relationships. The test has been translated into more than 100 languages, and Rotarians re-cite it at club meetings. The test asks the following questions of the things we think, say or do: Is it the TRUTH? Is it FAIR to all concerned? Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned? 

The Solvang Rotary Club was founded in 1985. The service club provides countless hours of service to the Santa Ynez Valley community each year including fundraising efforts that provide annual college scholarships to graduating high school students, and support for important nonprofit causes. The Rotary Club of Solvang meets Tuesdays at 7:15 am at the Alisal Ranch Grill. For more information on the Solvang Rotary Club visit their website at: