San Luis Obispo Daybreak

   California, USA

Club Information

SLO Daybreak

Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 a.m.
Luna Red
1023 Chorro St.
SLO, CA  93401
United States
District Site
Venue Map
Our Mailing Address
P.O. Box 906
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406

Club Executives & Directors
Past President
Community Service Director
Foundation Director
Club Service Director
International Service Director
Youth Service Director
Membership Director
Public Relations Co-Director
Public Relations Co-Director
Sergeant at Arms
President Elect Nominee
District 5240 Awards & Recognition Chair
In the News
Coffee with President Wilson, originally scheduled for Saturday, November 18 at Black Horse Espresso and Bakery, has been canceled. Instead, our club will be participating in a call to action that morning at the SLO County YMCA who needs help in removing the floating floor in their gymnasium. If you can help, please arrive at 9am and we will be done around Noon. Here's what we need to do the job:
  • Circular saws (2)
  • Big crowbars (4)
  • Wheelbarrows (3)
  • Bring gloves (maybe bring an extra pair for anyone who forgets) and wear closed toe shoes or work boots (no flip flops or sandals)
Contact Annie Shanks if you can come and/or bring any of the above tools ASAP so we can plan accordingly.  
SLO Daybreak Holiday Party
Saturday, December 16
San Luis Obispo Country Club
RSVP by Nov. 14, send your meal selection (salmon or steak) by Nov. 28
SLO Daybreak 20th Anniversary Party
Saturday, April 14
San Luis Obispo Country Club
More details to come!
Recently, our Rotary club conducted a spontaneous "raise your hand to give" fundraiser, inspired by the generous leadership of past president Behr Hoffman, to provide a Shelter Box for one of the many areas affected by recent hurricane, earthquake and fire disasters. 
In addition, the following message was sent recently by District Governor, John Weiss, to all Rotary club members in District 5240:
The number of natural disasters that Rotarians in North America are facing can feel overwhelming. Juggling our individual and collective responses at times may add a little stress as well. From my experience, giving even a small amount can be a healing process connecting us with those we care about, but don't yet know.
This email was prompted by a request from a classmate in Northern California. As we receive news reports, the reports are devastating. Most of us have connections to Northern California, I do.
Thank you for what you have done and what you will do to help. Here are ways you can respond through the community of Rotary. 
1. Wildfires in Northern California. District 5130 and the Lake Area Rotary Club have created a fund to collect money that Rotarians will use in the area for relief and recovery.
2. The Rotary District 5240 Charitable Foundation is partnering with the Rotary Club of University Heights (Houston). We're receiving donations that will be used in coordination with our partner to help with the relief and recovery efforts in Southeastern Texas. So far our Charitable Foundation has received over $40,000 for the Houston Relief Fund!
3. The Rotary Foundation has opened a fund to collect donations for relief and recovery from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Donations can be made:   ACCOUNT NUMBER 296
4. The Rotary Foundation has opened a fund to collect donations for relief and recover from the Mexico earthquakes. Donations can be made:   ACCOUNT NUMBER 613.
Please note that sending money to another country creates some complications for the donor and your benefits will be protected by giving to the Mexico earthquake relief and recovery effort through the Rotary Foundation.
Donations can also be made to Shelter Box
A great district resource for relief fund information and non-profit law is our Charitable Foundation Chair Barry Vanderkelen. You can email him at
Best Regards,
John Weiss
Rotary Club of Morro Bay
2017-2018 District Governor
Giving to the Rotary Foundation creates significant change in people's lives and global communities. Wade Nomura, our district's Rotary foundation committee chair, says, "The articles and stories we share are to inform you of the many good things we are doing and how the Rotary Foundation is making all these dreams come true. The partnerships, both locally and internationally have benefitted and leveraged the projects we are doing, AND the network we have established internationally, has benefitted our districts by having a number of Global Grants sponsored by our international partners benefitting our local communities". Click here to read the latest edition of the District 5240 Rotary Foundation Newsletter and learn more about Rotary's charitable efforts.

The goal of PRLS, begun in 1993, is to provide a set of training sessions where current and future Rotary leaders could learn to become more effective in their leadership roles.

The PRLS program offers practical training in professional circumstances that can benefit anyone on both a personal and professional level. Basic PRLS consists of a half day with three modules: Rotary Then and Now, Leadership & Leading a Meeting and Communications & Speaking in Public. This program was specifically developed to train individuals whose goals include a future leadership position in Rotary. They learn skills that will make them more effective in that role.

The subsequent sessions are carefully designed to improve individual leadership skills that are broad based and not just Rotary- specific. Participants have found substantial value in the many practical applications of information presented throughout the curriculum. The program's blend of curricular theory and practical application skills helps prepare students for success in any leadership role.

Click here to learn more and for the 2017 training schedule.

Club graduates of the Basic PRLS and Master PRLS  program include Mike Alamo, Bill Almas, Thom Brajkovich, Leslie Coe, Brian Conroy, Craig Darnell, Robin Dudley, John Eichler, Bob Harway, Doug Hoffman, Berni Ann Lewis, John Mascarenas, Dave Nilsen, Charlene Rosales, Annie Shanks, Harry Sharp, Doug Shaw, Steve Sicanoff, Liz Summer and Linda Wilson. 
Our Rotary club is part of a regional "district" comprised of over 70 clubs and 3,500+ members in four different counties - all interested in "Service Above Self" - from Paso Robles to Simi Valley to China Lake. Need to know what's happening in District 5240? Be sure to visit the district events calendar to be "in the know" with district-wide events, trainings and learning opportunities. There is so much more to Rotary beyond our club and participating in District 5240 activities is one way to broaden your knowledge and involvement in Rotary. Click here to find out more.
If you happen to miss a Tuesday morning meeting, there are a variety of ways to make up for it. Our club's current policies require that members who miss a meeting complete a make up requirement within two weeks of the missed meeting. And we pride ourselves in historically having over 90%+ attendance in comparison to other clubs throughout our district.
Here are the ways you can do so, and help keep our attendance track record high:
  • Attend a Rotary District 5240 meeting, seminar or PRLS class
  • Attend a SLO Daybreak fundraiser
  • Visit a Board of Directors meeting (second Monday of each month, 5:30pm) or a club committee meeting
  • Participate in a club community service project - local or international
  • Attend an Interact or Rotaract meeting
  • Join a small group meeting with President Wilson
  • Complete an online meeting such as Rotary e-Club One or E-Clubs around the World
Remember to notify our club secretary, Dave Wilsonwhen you do a make up - he reports our club's attendance monthly to Rotary District 5240. And sorry folks, attending social events or being somewhere and running into a few other Rotarians doesn't count, however fun and productive it may be! However, there are a lot of ways to get an A+ as a regular attendee and we want to make sure our club members stay engaged in our activities and connected with each other. That's why our club policies require consistent attendance - we want everyone to get the most out of their Rotary membership.

The Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo, Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, and Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo Daybreak celebrated the completion of a major project with a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 7.

Over the course of the last several months, Rotary Clubs from the Central Coast down to Mexico and the SLO County Office of Education came together to replace and enlarge an existing amphitheater at the Rancho El Chorro Outdoor School that is operated by the County Office of Education. The new amphitheater consists of a new stage and backdrop and upgraded electrical service. The project was constructed through the volunteer labor and financial assistance of Rotarians coupled with generous donations by a number of local businesses. Click here to learn more.

This is the latest of many projects that the three Rotary clubs have completed in the San Luis Obispo area, the others include an exercise course at Laguna Lake Park, an Airport Viewing Platform at the SLO Airport, the Rotary Community Garden in Meadow Park and the Rotary Bandstand in Mitchell Park.

DARK - No Meeting
Nov 21, 2017
(Thanksgiving Holiday)
Annual Meeting
Nov 28, 2017
Approve 2018-19 Club Officers and Directors
Keith Aggson and Stacey Stanek-Byars
Nov 28, 2017
Member Craft Talks
K-12 Teachers
Dec 05, 2017
2017-18 Teacher Grant Recipients
Matthew Maxwell
Dec 12, 2017
SLO Hothouse Startups
Derek Johnson
Dec 19, 2017
SLO City's Fiscal Health Response Plan
DARK - No Meeting
Dec 26, 2017
(Christmas Holiday)
DARK - No Meeting
Jan 02, 2018
(New Year's Holiday)
DARK - No Meeting
Apr 24, 2018
(Fireside Chats on April 23 & 25)
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