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Posted on Jan 23, 2017
Congratulations to our very own Liz Summer on receiving the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce's 2016 Citizen of the Year award! Among Liz's many contributions to Rotary and leadership of this club, she has given tirelessly and graciously of her time, energy and resources to our local community. Click here to read more about her contributions to many fine organizations and causes. We are so proud of you, Liz!
Posted on Dec 20, 2016
Thanks to the SLO Daybreakers - Steve and Ilene Sicanoff, Annie Shanks, Berni Ann Lewis and Leslie Coe - that served dinner at the Maxine Lewis Memorial Shelter on Saturday, December 17. And special thanks to community service director, Chase McMunn for organizing all our holiday service opportunities!
Posted on Sep 18, 2016
Have you signed up to participate in the SLO Daybreak "Dine Around"? Dine Around is a chance to mingle with your fellow Rotarians in a casual and friendly setting - either at someone's home, a restaurant, meeting after work, somewhere in the county - it can be an adventure! For those of you that did sign up, please try to meet at least once a month or every 6-8 weeks, whatever your group decides. Here's how it works - the first person or pair on the list (see the download file to the right on our home page) is responsible for reaching out to others in their group and setting up the first gathering.
You can really do anything - the idea is to come together over food and get to know your fellow members better; friends, potential new members and significant others are welcome to join too. You can meet for a picnic at a winery, host dinner or a pot luck at your home, take a short trip up or down the coast and meet for a Saturday lunch, gather as a group at a free event or for cocktails and appetizers - you decide. At your first meeting, set a date for your next Dine Around. And remember, this is supposed to be fun so keep it easy and flexible and don't feel bad if you can't make every one. More importantly, take the time to enjoy and spend time outside of our regular meetings and events with your fellow SLO Daybreakers. Contact Berni Ann Lewis for more information.
Posted on Sep 19, 2016
I would like to start by saying that I’m truly happy and fortunate to devote a year to our Club as president. For many reasons in my life I was not able to do so before now.
My Rotary year will be devoted to local projects like the Octagon Barn Amphitheater, SLO County YMCA garden renovation, the 40 Prado homeless center playground and feeding the homeless at the Mission, to name a few. We will continue to support our international project with the Tepehua Community Center in Mexico. We may also help to locate a club or do a district grant for the Rotary Club Morelia Experiencia y Juventud. This project is for new computers, auxiliary equipment and software to equip a computer lab in an elementary school where one of their club members is the principal. The lab was damaged by rain when part of the roof collapsed. I was invited to Morelia, Mexico by the president of the club. I attended the District Conference 4160 in San Miguel de Allende in April 2016.
Other key areas where I will focus my year will be on engaging our membership in community projects, growing our membership, streamlining Club financial data/accounts, and involving our Board of Directors in Club decisions and transparency. We cannot continue to serve our community without growing membership.
Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo Daybreak
Posted on Sep 29, 2016
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. Here are some ways you can do so:
- Attend a Rotary District 5240 meeting, seminar or PRLS class
- Attend a SLO Daybreak fundraiser
- Visit a Board of Directors or a club committee meeting
- Participate in a club community service project - local or international
- Attend an Interact or Rotaract meeting
- Have "Coffee with President John"
- Go to an online meeting such as Rotary e-Club One or E-Clubs around the World
Remember to notify our club secretary, Harry Sharp, when you do a make up. Historically, our club had the highest rate of attendance in District 5240, but some club members need to make a better effort to get us back up to the upper 90+ percentile! And sorry folks, attending social events or being somewhere and running into a few other Rotarians doesn't count. 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 strong attendance - we want everyone to participate and get the most out of your Rotary membership.
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