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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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
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Through a competitive application process, the Rotary Club of SLO Daybreak provides charitable awards to local nonprofits serving San Luis Obispo. Programs are nominated by club members as a way to support organizations they hold in high regard, and to recognize those programs that align with the club’s priorities.
As a nonprofit itself, SLO Daybreak is proud that so many of its members volunteer and serve in leadership roles with nonprofit groups in San Luis Obispo. In 2017, $6,000 in small, individual grants were awarded to the following organizations:
Food Bank Coalition of SLO County
Fund Summer Breakfast Bags for Low-Income Children
French Hospital Foundation
Self-Esteem Workshops for Girls
History Center of San Luis Obispo
Purchase Climate Monitoring Equipment for Long Term Preservation of Artifacts and other Materials.
Restorative Partners
Develop and Stock a Book Club at Juvenile Hall
San Luis Obispo County YMCA
Scholarships for Youth in Government Program
San Luis Obispo Symphony
Help Fund the Instrument “Petting Zoo” for Children
Senior Nutrition Program of SLO County
Help with Purchase of Food for Feeding Seniors in SLO City
The First Tee of Central Coast
Pay Fees for Low-Income Kids’ Golf Lessons
This year's application is available for download from the column to the right (scroll down to "Home Page Download Files"). Applications must be sponsored by a club member and in order to be considered by our club's Community Awards Committee, emailed to Harry Sharp by Saturday, February 10. Don't delay, apply for your charitable organization of choice today.
Mark your calendars for these club and district events coming up in 2018! For club activities, ask any one of the members of the board for information on club  events and service projects. For district activities, visit the Rotary District 5240 website for more details and to register for district events.
Friday Fellowship
Friday, February 9
Starting at 5pm
990 Industrial Way in SLO
Saturday, February 24
Pacifica High School, Oxnard 
Mid-Term Training Seminar
Saturday, January 13
Friday-Sunday, February 23-25
Santa Maria Inn 
Community Service at the Anderson Hotel with the Interact Club
Saturday, March 3
955 Monterey St.
Master PRLS Weekend
Friday-Sunday, April 20-22
Four Points Sheraton, Bakersflied 
Friday, May 4
Santa Maria
SLO Daybreak 20th Anniversary Party
Saturday, April 14, San Luis Obispo Country Club
More details to come!
Join the San Luis Obispo High School Interact Club on Saturday, March 3 and help spruce up the Anderson Hotel at 955 Monterey St. in downtown SLO. Start time 9:30am sharp; please let John Eichler know if you can help out for a couple of hours. SLO Daybreak has proudly sponsored the SLOHS Interact Club since our club was founded 20 years ago. Last year, we adopted the Anderson, a subsidized housing facility for low income, disabled and senior members of our community, as one of our ongoing projects. Please join in this community service opportunity, "Service Above Self". Lunch will be generously hosted by the Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo.

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. Tthere 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.
Local Nonprofit Organizations
Mar 27, 2018
2017-18 Community Award Recipients
DARK - No Meeting
Apr 24, 2018
(Fireside Chats on April 23 & 25)
MCP, PBHS, SLOHS & RYLA Students and Parents
May 15, 2018
2017-18 Student Scolarship Recipients
DARK - No Meeting
May 29, 2018
(Memorial Day Holiday)
DARK - No Meeting
Jun 26, 2018
(Demotion Party on June 29)
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