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
Club Service
International Service
Youth Service
Public Relations
Public Relations
District 5240 Director at Large
District 5240 PRLS Lead Instructor
2015 Golf Tournament Chair
Weekly Duty Roster Chair

In the News

Our 2nd Annual Rotary Campout is this weekend, Friday-Sunday, October 9-11 at the Wine Country RV Resort in Paso Robles. We have a premium, semi-private area reserved for our use and onsite wine tasting with Eos Estate Winery. We will be staying during harvest which makes this a prime time to do some wine tasting and tours. The site includes individual and group barbecues, an area for group fire pits, a nice concrete pad area for our group tables, two spas, a pool, playground, clubhouse and dog run! 
We have several social activities planned - join us for a Friday Fellowship at 5:00pm, bringing your beverage of choice and an appetizer to share. There will also be a pot luck lunch on Saturday, October 10 at Noon, family members, kids and friends are welcome. There will also be a Saturday night barbecue so bring a meal to throw on the grill for yourself. If you plan to join us on Friday or Saturday evening, inexpensive accommodations can be found close by so you don't have to drive. We had a great time last year in Pismo Beach, you won't want to miss this outing with our club as well as members of the Rotary Clubs of SLO and SLO de Tolosa! Click here for the hot weather forecast for Paso. Contact event chair, Mike Alamo, for more details. 

Our club is seeking volunteers to help buy, prepare and serve lunch at the Prado Day Center on Thursday, October 15. Please contact community services director, Molly Peoples, if you can help. The time commitment on the day of is 11:45-12:45pm. Each day, 90-100 homeless children, women and men use the services at Prado Day Center. Since 1997, it has provided essential day-to-day services for the homeless members of our community.

Attention Daybreakers: Have you missed a meeting or two? Meetings fly by too fast for sufficient socializing? Enjoy just hanging out with Rotary friends? President Liz is now offering "Coffee with the President" get togethers from 8:00-9:00am on select Saturday mornings at BlackHorse Espressso & Bakery at 3940 Broad Street in SLO. It counts as a make-up and is a fun way to stay informed about all we have going on in our club as well as a time to ask questions and share ideas with a small group. Remember that make-ups need to be completed within two weeks of a Tuesday morning absence. Don't need a make-up? Come anyway - the more Rotarians the better! Watch your email inbox for the next coffee date.

The Rotaract Club of San Luis Obispo is holding its annual Coats for Kids drive throughout the month of October. They will be collecting gently used and new coats for all sizes to help those in need throughout the Central Coast. Rotarians - contact the Rotaract club if you are interested in hosting a donation bin at your place of business. Visit or for more information or to find the drop off location nearest you!
Rotaract SLO meets on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm at Glenn Burdette on the corner of Palm and Toro streets, 1150 Palm. Join them for a meeting and see all that they are up to!

The Rotary World Peace Conference, January 15-16, 2016 in Ontario, CA. This event takes place in lieu of District 5240's Steps To Eliminate Poverty Sustainably (STEPS) Conference and is the first of five worldwide peace conferences which will take place this coming year. Click here for more information. 

Three local Rotary Clubs and Rotaract Club of San Luis Obispo worked together with local businesses, families and individuals to complete a viewing platform for the public to enjoy at the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport.  Located between the Spirit of San Luis restaurant and the terminal, the platform provides an inviting area to view runway activity as well as serving as a stage for interactive educational opportunities in aviation for County youth.
Well over $100,000 in donations and hundreds of hours of volunteer work were donated by local Rotary clubs and members of the community to complete the project.  The platform boasts a new retaining wall and railings, new landscaping and a Rotary Club emblem to decorate the site.  
Souza Construction acted as general contractor on the project, contributing a majority of their labor and materials at discounted or no cost.  For his Eagle Scout certification project local Boy Scout from Troop 6, Michael Ronay, designed a speaker system for the platform that broadcasts radio transmissions between the control tower and airplanes as they land, taxi and take off.  Alpha Electrical Service, a San Luis Obispo based electrical contractor, worked with him to build the system.   
“It was remarkable to see the level of generous support that came together for this project,” said Dave Juhnke, President of the Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo de Tolosa.  “We look forward to watching the community enjoy the viewing platform for generations to come.”
The four clubs celebrated with a ribbon cutting on April 27 and shortly after, six new benches were installed for visitors to the airport.
The many members of the community who donated time and resources to the effort include: Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo, Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo Daybreak, Rotaract Club of San Luis Obispo, Souza Construction, Wallace Group, Air Vol Block, CalPortland, Chevron, Covelop Inc., Earth Systems, Specialty Construction, Bunyon Brothers Tree service, Ron Jordan Concrete Pumping, San Luis Obispo County, San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport, Spirit of San Luis Restaurant, United Rentals, Michael Ronay, Alpha Electrical Service, Jesse Wallace, Lance Wierschem, Farm Supply, Coast Electronics, Atascadero Elks, St. Francis Landscaping, Phillips 66, C&R Tile and Quaglino Roofing.
Our greatest thanks to our club's project point person, Pat Arnold.

On Tuesday, June 2 the Rotary Club of SLO Daybreak held our Annual Awards Ceremony, celebrating club achievements over the past year as well as over $39,000 in charitable giving over this Rotary year. Our club recognized our Classic Charity Golf Tournament sponsors (which raised over $21,000) and recipients of our teacher grants, student scholarships and community awards. Rotarians and guests also had the opportunity to reflect on the good work done this year in partnership with our fellow Rotary clubs in San Luis Obispo, the SLOHS Interact Club and the Rotaract Club of SLO. Said club president, Bill Almas, "I am proud to have been the club president this year. It's with everyone's involvement and the support of the San Luis Obispo community that has made this a year to remember".
Significant service projects this year included the viewing station at the SLO County Regional Airport, the revitalization of the Laguna Lake Commemorative Grove and volunteerism with various nonprofit organizations. Club members also supported the Days for Girls organization and this week, members are traveling to Tepehua, Mexico to complete work on a community service center and visit outlying villages in the Maternal Health Bus that SLO Daybreak helped in purchasing.
Our giving locally, internationally and to the Rotary Foundation is achieved through the generous donations from our club members, as well as our golf tournament, other small fundraisers, and the dividends from our Education and Community endowments. Charitable giving this year included:
$6,000 to Polio Plus to assist Rotary International's efforts in eradicating polio around the world. The SLO Daybreak sponsored Interact Club at SLOHS also raised over $800 this year for Polio Plus.
13 local high school students from Pacific Beach, Mission College Prep and San Luis Obispo high schools were awarded a total of $15,088 in student scholarships to continue their education.
21 local elementary and high school teachers were awarded a total of $5,861 in grants to assist in their instructional efforts.
8 local nonprofit organizations were awarded a total of $6,000 to enhance their programs serving children, teens and adults in need.
K9's for Warriors was supported with $500.
United Way of SLO County was provided with $1,000 to sponsor 10 children for their KidSpree program.
The Rotary Club of SLO Daybreak continues to invest in the San Luis Obispo community through our service and contributions. We extend our sincere appreciation to all who have supported our efforts this past year. For more information visit or



Oct 13, 2015
Sheryl Flores
SLO Children's Museum
Oct 20, 2015
Monica Grant
Oct 27, 2015
Nov 03, 2015
Adam Stowe
SLO Blues Baseball


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