Staff Report

The Solvang Rotary Club recently awarded eight certificates for “Outstanding Ethical Service” to Maria Arroyo, Marcos De La Cruz, Yoli De Young, Pam Gnekow, Amy Hinkens, Alice Olla, Jim Patin and Ricardo Ruiz.

The annual program is intended to recognize people who exhibit integrity, honesty and high ethical standards in their work, in their interactions with the community, and in their lives. Nominees for the award are chosen by members of the Solvang Rotary Club.  

The Solvang Rotary Club, founded in 1985, provides countless hours of service to the Santa Ynez Valley each year, including fundraising efforts that provide annual college scholarships to graduating high school students and support for important nonprofit causes.

The club meets Tuesdays at 7:15 a.m. at the Alisal Ranch Grill. For more information, visit