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
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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
Join us on Wednesday, October 18 between 5:30-7:30pm for the SLO Chamber Monthly Membership Mixer hosted by our very own Club President, Linda Wilson! Linda is a long time Chamber member as are all three SLO Rotary Clubs. The monthly mixers draw a crowd of about 300 and are a great way to meet fellow business people and community members. This month's mixer also includes Wilson & Co.'s neighbors, BlackHorse Espresso & Bakery and the Wine Shed. Food will be provided by BlackHorse, Mint + Craft and Paso Catering Co. Wine and beer will also be poured by Biddle Ranch Vineyard, Central Coast Brewing and Wine Shed and there will even be a raffle prize provided by the Crushed Grape. Don't miss out and come support our prez. (Please park on Capitolio Way or Sacramento Drive and walk to the mixer). Click here for more information.
On Sunday, Oct. 29 we will gather at the Wine Shed from 2-7pm to raise a glass to eradicating polio. Purchase a special pint glass (or more than one) and fill it with beer or wine. The purchase price will be matched 2:1 from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and proceeds go to the Rotary Foundation to end polio. Let's end polio one glass at a time! 
We will again be at the Anderson Hotel on Saturday, Nov. 4 to help clean the downstairs lobby, kitchen and dining areas, as well as the shared areas housing the residents in the upper floors. The Anderson is a government subsidized housing apartment building for low income, senior and disabled residents. We really spruced up the place several months back and look forward to returning and helping out. Meet at 9am the Anderson at the corner of Monterey and Morro streets in downtown SLO. Wear your best cleaning clothes and feel free to bring dish washing gloves, all other supplies will be provided and we will be there a couple of hours until 11am. Lunch to follow hosted by the Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo staff.

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. 
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.
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
K-12 Teachers
Dec 05, 2017
2017-18 Teacher Grant Recipients
DARK - No Meeting
Dec 26, 2017
(Christmas Holiday)
DARK - No Meeting
Jan 02, 2018
(New Year's Holiday)
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