Make a Difference with the Chino Rotary Club

The owner of Welborn Social Media and the founder of The Tutoring Solution.My goal is to help business owners share the passion they have for their business with as many potential customers as possible.By helping passionate people achieve their dreams I am helping to create a society of passionate leaders that will help inspire others to make their dreams a reality.

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

Welborn Media’s Top Ten List of 2015

Lacey and her brother Zeb Welborn founded Welborn Media. She has designed and launched websites, several projects, marketing materials, a podcast, a book and more. Her passions include her family, her friends, creating things and helping businesses grow.
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At the end of the year, the Welborn Media team gets together to reflect on our successes and failures throughout the year. This meeting gives us an opportunity to fine-tune our direction and set new goals for the upcoming year.  These are the Top 10 things we accomplished in 2015.

Top 10 of 2015

10. Share Your Passion Scholarships

scholarshipsSince starting the Share Your Passion Scholarships in 2012, we’ve awarded scholarships to 17 deserving students. We have kept in contact with many scholarship winners and are still inspired by them. They continue to work towards following their passions and helping better the lives of others. This year we awarded 3 Share Your Passion Scholarships and gave out our first Student of the Year Scholarship Award to one of the hardest working students at The Tutoring Solution.

9. TV Appearance

11080661_10206382881436017_7712058961091484299_oZeb appeared on the Golf Life Video Channel for Fox Sports WEST. It was pretty darn cool to get on television.

8. Joined the Rotary Club

10984121_10154042856538840_6714998264776580589_nZeb was inducted into the Chino Rotary Club by Melinda Robbins, Dale Bright, and Steven Bremer. The Chino Rotary Club has been serving the Chino Valley since 1925. San Bernardino County Supervisor Curt Hagman spoke and my wife, Cindy, mom, Annie, and dad, Larry were all in attendance.

7. Speaking Engagements

zeb-speaking zeb-at-NGCOAOne of the things we enjoy most is educating others on growing their business. This year Zeb spoke with the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board, the Inland Empire Small Business Development Center, the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce, Baldy View ROP, Small Business Summit, the California Golf Course Owners Association and the Golf Inc. Summit.

Topics for Zeb’s Speaking Engagements were:

  • Internet Marketing Strategies
  • Marketing with Facebook
  • How to Turn Your Business Into a Social Business
  • Marketing with LinkedIn
  • Marketing with Twitter
  • Social Media for Golf Courses
  • Innovative Marketing Tactics for Public Courses

6. #GolfChat

At the beginning of this year Zeb started #GolfChat. #GolfChat is a Twitter chat which happens every Tuesday at 5PM PST where some of the greatest minds in the golf industry come together to talk golf. #GolfChat has grown drastically since the beginning of the year and is a trending topic on Twitter every Tuesday. We’ve met so many amazing and passionate people working to grow golf.  A highlight of #GolfChat in 2015 was when professional golfer, Natalie Gulbis surprised #GolfChatters by giving away free tickets to the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay Golf Course.

5. Awards and Accolades

Screen Shot 2015-12-29 at 11.10.01 AMIt’s always nice to be recognized for the hard work you do. This year we were extremely grateful to receive a few unexpected awards:

4. Southern California Charity Golf Classic

11207321_10101061535855630_6436920246785791462_nWe hosted the 1st Annual Southern California Charity Golf Classic to raise money for several worthy charities on July 17 at Los Serranos Country Club.

With help from many in our community, the tournament helped raise $7,597.81 for charity.

We distributed the money to several charities including: Bark for Life, Boys Republic, California Scholastic Press Association, Chino Rotary, Corona Firefighters Benevolent Fund, House of Ruth, The Let It Be Foundation, Salvation Army, Share Your Passion Scholarship, and the Wounded Warrior Project.

We had such a great time with this, we’re planning on running it again in 2016!

3. Chairman of the Board at the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce

11755429_1665688123649805_2385826912900505227_nOn July 27, Zeb was installed as Chairman of the Board for the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Becoming the Chairman of the Board has given Zeb an opportunity to help make local business owners more successful.

During his term of office, he set five goals to work towards in 2015/2016:

  • connect and work with other local business-related organizations
  • collaborate more with organizations that work to educate business owners
  • encourage and promote the involvement of young business owners in our community
  • enhance our use of technology
  • focus more on giving back

2. Lacey Gets Married

11934520_10101096973568170_4628964527126702956_o10339951_10208018878287700_1976316121632257612_nIn August this year Lacey got married to Ryan Bernholtz at a fun wedding in Santa Ana, CA.

In June, Lacey’s twin brother, Rocky married Megan Hutchinson at a beautiful wedding in Corona, CA.

Truly a notable year for the Welborn Family and there was another addition to family this year…

#1. Birth of Sebastian Welborn-De La Torre

monsterbashSebastian Welborn-De La Torre was born on Friday, November 13th at 9:52pm in Ontario at 8 pounds, 9 ounces.

Sebastian is a happy, healthy, and super cute baby.

Zeb says it’s awesome being a dad.


Thank you all for everything!  We hope you all have an amazing 2016.

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