CARE Closet, $61,000 Student Scholarship & Chino Day at the Fair

The Chino Rotary Club did a lot of good in September. We worked the CARE Closet, attended Chino Day at the Fair and secured a Global Grant for our sponsored student, Anna Casalme to attend the University at Edinburgh in Childhood Studies for $61,000.

We started the month visiting the CARE Closet, a program run by the City of Chino and the Chino Valley Unified School District. Through the program we helped prepare clothes and supplies for homeless and needy families in the Chino Valley.

The video we shared on Facebook and YouTube received thousands of views and had dozens of people ask for the address so they could donate clothing and supplies to the CARE Closet. Thank you to Arianna for arranging the opportunity to work with the CARE Closet.

Watch the video here – https://youtu.be/ZR1SrwO4cl0

Chino Rotary Club Visits the Chino CARE Closet for the CVUSD

Jack Parra, a retired Anaheim PD Captain spoke to us about Self-Defense, we attended Chino Day at the Fair and…

Thanks to Chris Foster, Gene Hernandez and Melinda Robbins for helping secure a Global Grant for Anna Casalme. Anna reached out to us back in February asking if we would sponsor her to be a global grant recipient. Our club agreed to offer her a scholarship of $1,050 and she was nominated to receive a Global Grant from Rotary International which she received!

Anna, a Chino Hills resident, is now attending a Masters Program in Childhood Studies at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. A great job by Chino Rotarians, our Rotary District 5300 and Rotary International for helping Anna get a Global Grant.

Journalism, United Way and $14,400 Distributed at the Chino Rotary Club

August was another busy month for the Chino Rotary Club as we worked with the Inland Empire United Way and distributed $14,400 in checks to worthy charities. Melinda Robbins spoke about human trafficking and the Rotary International Convention. And Larry Welborn spoke about Why Journalism is Important.

On August 2, Larry Welborn, my father and hero, a retired journalist for the Orange County Register came to speak to the Chino Rotary Club about Why Journalism is Important.

Larry Welborn Speaking at the Chino Rotary Club about Why Journalism is Important

Larry Welborn Speaking at the Chino Rotary Club

My Dad discussed the main four reasons journalism is important. Those reasons are:

  • to stand up for those who can’t stand up for themselves
  • to bring out the truth
  • to make your readers care
  • to make a difference

On August 16, the Chino Rotary Club visited the Inland Empire United Way to take a tour of their facilities. The United Way does a lot for our local community including manning the 211 call center and collecting food and clothing for needy families.

Several Rotarians stuck around to write cards for terminally ill children to help brighten their day.

We shot this video to document our visit: Chino Rotary Club Visits the Inland Empire United Way.

Chino Rotary Club Visits Inland Empire United Way

Chino Rotary Club Visits Inland Empire United Way

On August 23, Melinda Robbins shared her experience at the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta, GA where they focused on one of the biggest issues facing our world today, human trafficking.

And on August 30, we distributed $14,400 to five different local charities: Boys Republic, the Chino Rotary Club, Love Them All Foundation, Priceless Pet Rescue and The Let It Be Foundation.

The Southern California Charity Golf Classic Raised $14,400 for Local Charities

The Southern California Charity Golf Classic Raised $14,400 for Local Charities

Want to get involved in the Chino Rotary Club? Email Chino Rotary President Zeb Welborn at Zeb@WelbornMedia.com

LinkedIn, Social Media Q&A and Live Videos with Zeb Welborn

LinkedIn, Social Media Q&A and Live Videos with Zeb Welborn

Learn how to use LinkedIn, get your questions answered about social media and learn how to use live videos to grow your business with Zeb Welborn and the San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board.

LinkedIn, Social Media Q&A and Live Videos with Zeb Welborn

LinkedIn Fundamentals Workshop

Date: August 31, 2017

Location: City of San Bernardino- 2nd Floor – 201 N. “E” St., San Bernardino, CA 92401

Learn how to use LinkedIn to network more effectively and grow your business. This workshop will teach you how to use LinkedIn to maximize your business reach, make new contacts and keep your current contacts in the loop. Learn to Create/Update your profile, engage in LinkedIn Groups, publish posts, discover new prospects, write/receive recommendations and more.

Register here – LinkedIn Fundamentals Workshop

Q&A Social Media Workshop

Date: September 28th, 2017

Location: High Desert Americas Job Center – 17310 Bear Valley Rd., Suite 109, Victorville, CA 92395

Get your questions answered when it comes to social media. Bring your laptop and ask all your social media related questions. Learn the most effective strategies in growing your business using social media sites like Facebook, twitter, Instagram etc.

Register here – Q&A Social Media Workshop

Hands-On Workshop with Live Videos

Date: November 30th, 2017

Location: Ontario Chamber of Commerce – 3200 Inland Empire Blvd., Suite 130, Ontario, Ca 92395

Learn to market your business using live videos. Live videos are the hottest, newest thing in social media to grow your business. Learn a formula to help you sell more products using live videos. During this workshop we will help you create a script for your own live video which you can use to sell your products and services.

Register here – Hands-On Workshop with Live Videos

Welborn Media’s Five Passions – Follow Our YouTube Channel

Welborn Media is making an effort to produce a lot more videos to educate, entertain and inform our followers.

Our first video, Welcome to Zeb Welborn’s YouTube Channel, shares our five passions and what you can expect to see from the videos we create in the future will be.

Zeb Welborn's YouTube Channel

Our plan is to create videos that:

  • Help support passionate business owners become successful
  • Grow golf
  • Show good people doing good things in our community
  • Educate and inspire others to make their dreams a reality

Our most recent videos are:

Whether you’re a business owner, potential business owner, community member, family, friend, or golfer, we hope you’ll follow along our YouTube Channel to get regular tips, ideas and discussions around those topics.

Will you subscribe to our YouTube Channel? – Subscribe Here.

Charity Golf Tournament, Softball Tournament, District Governor Visit at the Chino Rotary Club

The new Rotary term started July 1 and we got to work right away serving our community. In July, we:

  • Donated $500 to the Love Them All Foundation and played in their Annual Softball Tournament
  • Met with District Governor Raghada Khoury and other local Rotary Clubs at Chino Concerts in the Park
  • Raised $14,401.87 at the Southern California Charity Golf Classic for Boys Republic, the Chino Rotary Club, the Love Them All Foundation, Priceless Pet Rescue and The Let It Be Foundation.

The Love Them All Foundation Softball Tournament helps raise funds to benefit children and adults with disabilities to play organized sports and participate in social activities.

Watch the Chino Rotary Club video from the event – https://youtu.be/SF6T6T8Swog

Chino Rotary Club at the Love Them All Foundation Softball Tournament - Jeff Werner, Rick Bui, Anthony Verches

Rotarian Jeff Werner gives $500 to the Love Them All Foundation on behalf of the Chino Rotary Club

Raghada Khoury visited the Chino Rotary Club along with other Rotary Clubs at Chino Concerts in the Park. It was great getting together with fellow Rotarians to learn about each others clubs and create opportunities for us to collaborate with one another.

Zeb Welborn, Matt Ballantyne, Raghada Khoury District 5300 Governor, Raghada Khoury with local Rotary Club Presidents at Chino Concerts in the Park

District 5300 Governor, Raghada Khoury with local Rotary Club Presidents at Chino Concerts in the Park

We also raised $14,401.87 at the 3rd Annual Southern California Charity Golf Classic held at Los Serranos Country Club. Rotarians Zeb Welborn, Rick Bui and future Rotarian, Anthony Verches organized the golf tournament.

Organizers of the 3rd Annual Southern California Charity Golf Classic at Los Serranos Country Club - Anthony Verches, Ron Capps, Jan Edwards, Zeb Welborn, Lynnette Brown, Karon Mulligan

Organizers of the 3rd Annual Southern California Charity Golf Classic at Los Serranos Country Club

It’s been a productive first month for the Chino Rotary Club and we hope to keep that momentum going for months to come.

Please remember to bring a guest at every Chino Rotary Club meeting.

Thank you all for everything!

Zeb

Rotarians Melinda Robbins and Lorraine Sacca at Chino Concerts in the Park

Rotarians Lorraine Sacca and Melinda Robbins at Chino Concerts in the Park

Make a Difference with the Chino Rotary Club

Making a Difference with the Chino Rotary Club

This year our Rotary Theme is Making a Difference.

When I first got started in business about six years ago, I attended a Millionaire Mind Seminar in Phoenix with my sister and business partner Lacey. During these seminars they do a bunch of rah-rah stuff to help get you out of your comfort zone and one of the assignments they gave us was to write a song that embodied who we are.

I remember my song went something like this: “I want to make a difference. I want to make the world a better place. I want to make a difference…” And after I did my little performance to my small group including my sister I remember her saying something like, “Ahh, I get it now.” In that moment, I felt she understood me. So, for me, it’s fitting that this year’s theme is Making a Difference because it defines who I am and the impact I want to have on our community.

Installation of Zeb Welborn as Chino Rotary Club President for 2017/2018

As I was preparing for this year I invited a guest to every Rotary meeting I attended and with every guest and every member here, I asked the same four questions.

  • What do you like about the Chino Rotary Club?
  • What don’t you like about the Chino Rotary Club?
  • How can the Chino Rotary Club help you?
  • How can you help the Chino Rotary Club?

Why Become a Rotarian?

Today, I want to ask you one question – Why?

  • If you are a current Chino Rotary member tell me why you are a Rotarian in the comments below.
  • If you ever thought about becoming a Rotarian, tell me why you would consider becoming a Rotarian in the comments below.

As you’re thinking about it, I want to tell you why I joined the Chino Rotary Club.

There are multiple reasons I became a Rotarian. The biggest reason was being asked repeatedly by Dale Bright, owner of Dale Bright’s Auto to join. But, internally, I signed up because I knew I could better serve my community with others than I could alone.

I wanted to give back, but more importantly, I wanted to experience giving back in different ways to serve my community.

And, I wanted to be moved. I wanted to participate in Rotary moments that moved me, inspired me and let me know I was making a difference.

#1 Goal for 2017/2018 is to Increase Membership

In speaking with all of our members and prospective members, I created one goal for my Rotary Presidency in 2017 and that is to more than double our membership from 17 to at least 34 members.

To do this, I’ve asked our club to focus on a few things:

  1. bring a guest to every meeting
  2. attendance matters
  3. make our Wednesday meetings more friendly
  4. do community service
  5. connect more with each other

Continue the Chino Rotary Club Legacy

The Chino Rotary Club has a rich history in serving the Chino Valley area and I want to continue those efforts, but our club has declined in membership from close to 100 members at its peak to 17 today. Our lack of membership has limited our impact on our community and has put the Chino Rotary Club in danger of failing.

An increase in membership solves current problems facing our club and gives us the opportunity to make a difference in our community.

Entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk recently said, “Money doesn’t mean anything to me. I want legacy, influence, and impact.”

This statement embodies my personal philosophy on life and why I wanted to become the Chino Rotary President for 2017/2018.

I want to make a difference. I hope you do too.

Will you join me?

Installation of the Board of Directors at the Chino Rotary Club

Zeb Welborn to be Installed as 2017/2018 Chino Rotary Club President

Zeb to Become Chino Rotary President for 2017/2018.

The Installation of the New Board and Debunking of Melinda Robbins will take place on Wednesday, June 28 from 6pm to 8pm at Los Serranos Country Club.

Zeb Welborn is the Chino Rotary Club President for 2017/2018

Zeb Welborn – 2017/2018 Chino Rotary Club President

The Chino Rotary Club has committed millions of dollars to help the Chino Valley area since it was founded more than 90 years ago.

Will you join me on June 28 at Los Serranos Country Club for the Debunking of Melinda Robbins and my installation as President of the Chino Rotary Club?

The cost is $30 and will include dinner.

Let me know by emailing me at Zeb@WelbornMedia.com.

Thanks!

Zeb

Social Media and Online Marketing Workshops in 2017 by Welborn Media

Zeb Welborn and Welborn Media are looking forward to another great year speaking on social media, digital marketing and online marketing workshops in 2017.

Want to learn how to write blogs, create successful email marketing campaigns, use Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and other social media channels to grow your business? Want to learn a comprehensive strategy to get your business on Google? Want to learn how to manage your reputation online so your customers will choose you over your competitors?

Email Marketing to Get the Sale

Sign up for our workshops in 2017 and take your business to the next level.

San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board:

Workshops are free to attendees. 

Email Marketing to Get the Sale on March 30 at High Desert Americas Job Center – 17310 Bear Valley Rd., Suite 109, Victorville, CA 92395.

Register for Social Media Workshops

 

Create a Winning Internet Marketing Game Plan for Your Business on April 13 at the City of San Bernardino Economic Dvlp. Agency- Board Room, 3rd Floor – 201 N. “E” St., San Bernardino, CA 92401

Register for Social Media Workshops

Get Immediate Business Results with Google Pay-Per-Click Campaigns on May 25 at Ontario Chamber of Commerce – 3200 Inland Empire Blvd., Suite 130 , Ontario, CA 91764

Register for Social Media Workshops

The Right Way to Market Your Business on Facebook on June 22 at the High Desert Americas Job Center – 17310 Bear Valley Rd., Suite 109, Victorville, CA 92395

Register for Social Media Workshops

 

Inland Empire Small Business Development Center:

Workshops are free to attend: Sign up here

Internet Marketing Strategies on May 17 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm at the Carnegie Cultural Center, 123 D Street, Upland 91786

Internet Marketing Strategies on June 1 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm at the Temecula Valley Entrepreneurs Exchange, 43200 Business Park Drive, Temecula 92590

Internet Marketing Strategies on July 18 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm at the Riverside County Business Center, 3403 10th Street (first floor), Riverside 92501

Internet Marketing Strategies on August 9 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm at the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, 3200 Inland Empire Blvd., Suite 130 , Ontario, CA 91764

Completed 2017 Workshops:

Best Strategies for Business Blogging Success on February 16 at Ontario Chamber of Commerce – 3200 Inland Empire Blvd., Suite 130 , Ontario, CA 91764