San Luis Obispo Daybreak

   California, USA

Club Information

SLO Daybreak

Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 a.m.
San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, CA
United States of America
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P.O. Box 906
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406
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The Rotary Foundation
Community Service
International Service
Youth Service
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District Governor Schedule Coordinator
District 5240 Virtual Conference Committee
District 5240 Virtual Conference Committee
District 5240 Virtual Conference Committee
District 5240 Virtual Conference Committee
In the News
SLO Daybreak is holding a sock drive for men, women and children which will then be presented to the 40 Prado Homeless Services Center for distribution to their clients. Packs of mid-calf and warm winter socks can be purchased at various stores and then dropped off to Berni Ann Lewis or Doug Shaw. Berni Ann is also taking cash donations and will use those funds to purchase additional socks before the presentation to 40 Prado on October 28. Contact either of them for more details.
Local Rotary clubs and businesses are joining together with the San Luis Obispo Masons and the San Luis Coastal Educational Foundation for a donation drive to support students in need within the San Luis Coastal Unified School District. The drive takes place October 15-November 8 and you can have your used laptop picked up by a volunteer or drop it off to Cafe' Roma, Central Coast Surfboards, or Sunshine Health Foods. Laptops will be donated to students within the school district and any remaining computers will go to clients of Stand Strong. Laptops must be in good working order and include an intact power cord, 8gb RAM or greater, WiFi compatible and Windows 10 compatible. Please remove any personal data or ask the volunteers to do so when you drop it off. For more information, click here.
This is your chance to win cold, hard cash - the annual Daybreak Dollars fundraiser is now underway! Seek out a SLO Daybreak club member (or they will find you) and purchase a raffle ticket for just $20 for 20 chances to win $100, four opportunities to win $250 and one chance to grab the grand prize of $1,000! This is our primary fundraiser every year - which usually occurs in tandem with our golf tournament, postponed until 2021 - that supports our club's focus on education with scholarships to high school students and grants to K-12 teachers. Please participate and spread the word about this fundraiser to support local youth.
Special thanks to our Daybreak Dollars sponsors/club members, CoVelop (Pat Arnold), Guaranteed Rate (Matt Janetski), Medallion Financial and Insurance Services (Annie Shanks and Doug Shaw) and SESLOC Federal Credit Union (Liz Summer). Drawing to be held on November 3rd, more details to come - get your tickets now!
The Rotary Club of SLO Daybreak recently received recognition as a ShelterBox HERO for the Rotary year, 2019-2020. We couldn't be more proud to support this organization for the past several years, in particular, due to the efforts and passion of Past President, Doug "Behr" Hoffman. ShelterBox has provided basic emergency needs to 1.6 million people since 2000 and COVID-19 has not stopped their efforts. With the help of our club and many other Rotary clubs, organizations and individuals, ShelterBox has given aid to over 87,000 people so far in 2020. For more information on this Santa Barbara-based organization's effort, visit
October is Community Economic Development month and the 24th is World Polio Day. Click here to read District Governor Deb Linden's monthly message to our regional Rotary clubs as well as news about the upcoming District Conference from November 6-8.
As part of our regular guest speaker program, we will also be hosting a local business to feature in a "Business Spotlight" every other week. Invited guests will have 5-10 minutes to share information about their business, how they are impacted and adjusting to the pandemic, and how the community can help support them. We will draw from not only small businesses in the downtown but from our members as well. Here is the upcoming lineup:
July 21: LynAnne Wiest, Humankind
August 4: Dave Nilsen, Obispo Wealth Management
August 18: Linda Wilson, Wilson & Co. Sotheby's International Real Estate
September 1: Shelley Stuckey, Tails Pet Boutique
September 15: Aasim Sajjad, Shalimar Restaurant
September 29: Jeff Olds, Jamba Juice
October 13: Liz Summer, SESLOC Federal Credit Union
We will continue to hold our weekly meetings online, starting at 7:00am for social time and 7:30-8:30am for club business and our guest speakers. Check your email inbox for the recurring Zoom link provided by President Matt. Visiting Rotarians and interested guests, contact Matt Janetski for the link. 
Matt Janetski unveiled his President's Club theme for the year, "Long Live Rotary", a twist on The Who song, "Long Live Rock". His president's board features his top 30 favorite music albums. Members are invited to join the President's Club anytime throughout the year for a $100 donation. Matt will use the funds to support organizations and projects of his choice that align with the mission of our club and Rotary International.
Immediate Past President, Leslie Coe, donated the remaining funds from her President's Club to the SLO Food Bank. This $2,300.00 cash donation transforms into 16,100 nutritious meals for our community members. Each Rotary year, the club President chooses a fun theme and accepts $100 contributions from members which the President can distribute to support programs and activities of their choosing. 
Other notable giving this past year by the Rotary Club of SLO Daybreak:
$12,500 in student scholarships
$5,600 in community grant awards
$4,300 in teacher grants
$4,000 for international service projects
$1,100 to Shelter Box
$500 to Pacific Beach High School
The $30,300 total accounts for over $1,000 of annual giving per club member. Thank you to the San Luis Obispo and international community for their support in making great things happen!
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The Rotary Club of SLO Daybreak is proud to have awarded scholarships this year to the following students graduating from high school in San Luis Obispo:
Pacific Beach High School: Grace Carney, Odin Esguerra, Elle Glinn, Ava Jacobsen, Amelia Pelz and Skye Seher.
Mission College Preparatory Catholic High School: Bryce Hilton, Brian Kowall (STEM scholarship sponsored by Chevron), Antonio Silva, Cory Vaccaro and Veda Yaguda.
San Luis Obispo High School: Lulu Dai (STEM scholarship sponsored by Chevron), Shayla Truong, Jacob Thacker, Erin O'Neil, Benjamin Lipper, Evan Jenkins and Ellie Treichler.
Funds for our scholarship program are raised through our annual club fundraisers with the support of generous sponsors. Congratulations to the Class of 2020!
The Rotary Club of SLO Daybreak recently announced the recipients of its 2020 Community Awards, to programs serving youth, education, families and seniors in the City of San Luis Obispo. Applicants for the small grant awards are nominated by club members and a review committee makes recommendations to the club's Board of Directors. The following organizations are this year's recipients:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of SLO County - School Based program snacks
Community Action Partnership of SLO County - Dinner meals at 40 Prado
Hospice of SLO County - End of life care, grief and support services
Jack's Helping Hand - Little Swimmers and Water Warriors programs
Pregnancy and Parenting Support of SLO - Diapers and wipes
SLO County YMCA - Financial aid for youth attending Camp THRIVE
SLO Food Bank - Breakfast Bags and Children's Farmers' Markets programs
SLO Noor Clinic - Clinic program support
The First Tee of Central Coast - Financial aid for youth participants
Since our club was chartered in 1998, education has always been a focus for our fundraising and philanthropic giving. Believing that education is foundational to the success of our local and global communities, for several years SLO Daybreak has provided grants to K-12 teachers in San Luis Obispo. The following are this year's recipients:
Kiley MacLeod
Bishop's Peak Elementary School
Donald Repucci
Laguna Middle School
Amanda Lake
Laguna Middle School
Amanda Bockelman
Laguna Middle School
Sylvia Gomes
Los Ranchos Elementary School
Mike Daniels
Mission Prep High School
Radiation testing
Stacey Nairne
Pacific Beach High School
Sewing materials
Eire Dela Cruz
Pacific Beach HS
Solar ovens
Kristen Nusbaum
Pacific Beach High School
ASL materials
Scott Nairne
San Luis Obispo High School
Heather Hellman
Oct 27, 2020
Mustangs Sports Properties
Past President Doug Shaw
Nov 03, 2020
Rotary Foundation
Club Assembly
Nov 17, 2020
DARK - No Meeting
Nov 24, 2020
Thanksgiving Day Holiday
Veryl Ann Duncan and Berni Ann Lewis
Dec 01, 2020
Member Craft Talks
Teacher Grant Awards
Dec 08, 2020
Annual Meeting
Dec 15, 2020
DARK - No Meeting
Dec 22, 2020
Christmas Day Holiday
DARK - No Meeting
Dec 29, 2020
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