San Luis Obispo Daybreak

   California, USA

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SLO Daybreak

Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 a.m.
Luna Red
1023 Chorro St.
SLO, CA  93401
United States
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P.O. Box 906
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406
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Mark your calendars! There are always a number of fun and meaningful events to participate in when you're a Rotarian, past Rotarian or Friend/Spouse of Rotary. For club activities, ask any one of the members of our Board of Directors for information. For district activities, visit the Rotary District 5240 website and to learn more about Rotary International, go to the RI website. Spread the word!
Volunteering at Concerts in the Plaza
Friday, September 13
Mission Plaza
Volunteers will be invited to the appreciation party on Monday, Sept. 23!
Contact Charlene Rosales for more details
Volunteering at the SLO Botanical Garden
Saturday, September 28
Contact Harry Sharp for more details
Board of Directors Meeting - members welcome!
Monday, October 7
Coast Hills Credit Union
Contact Leslie Coe for more details
Rotary District 5240 2019 Conference
Saturday, October 12
Chumash Casino Resort, Santa Ynez
Visit the District website for more details
23rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament
Saturday, August 17, 2020
SLO Country Club
SLO Daybreak will once again be serving up wine and beer at the final performance of this year's Concerts in the Plaza series. Concerts is hosted by Downtown SLO, our local business improvement district, bringing residents and visitors to our downtown and helping businesses thrive. This has been a fun, end of the summer tradition for our club - the only "downtown Rotary club" - and you won't want to miss a great time, awesome music by Truth About Seafood and a chance to show concert-goers how cool it is to be a Rotarian! Volunteers must sign a waiver and be available to participate from 4:30-8pm. Please see Charlene Rosales for more details.
The 2019  District Conference is happening October 11-12th in nearby Santa Ynez at the Chumash Casino Resort and registration is now open! The conference is an all day event on Saturday the 12th; if you opt to join in other activities the evening before such as the Pinot for Polio fundraiser, there are a variety of nearby accommodations to choose from. This year's event includes a presentation by the United Nations' Counter Terrorism expert on current challenges facing our world, inspiring speakers, sharing of successful Rotary service projects and best practices sessions such as navigating the Rotary grant funding program. If you have never been to a District Conference, it's a worthwhile and fun experience whether you are a new member, serving on the club board or a longtime Rotarian. Be sure to check it out and register early!
The Land Conservancy of SLO County will be celebrating the grand opening of the Octagon Barn Center on Saturday, September 21. The opening includes a day of family-friendly festivities and educational showcases at 4400 Octagon Way just off South Higuera in San Luis Obispo. This free, all day event will be followed by a ticketed concert in the barn with the Shawn Clark Family Band. Tickets can be purchased online at Rotary clubs in SLO gathered together over several days to install the brick in the amphitheater which will be enjoyed by thousands of people visiting the Center in the future - join the Land Conservancy in celebrating the contributions and hard work of the local community to bring this historical site back to life. Click here for more details.
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. This year's District Governor is Savi Bihm from the Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise and in 2020-21, and September is Education and Literacy month. Click here to read this month's newsletter.
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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 2019 training schedule.

Club graduates of the Basic PRLS and Master PRLS  program include Mike Alamo, Bill Almas, Leslie Coe, Berni Ann Lewis, John Mascarenas, Dave Nilsen, Charlene Rosales, Annie Shanks, Harry Sharp, Doug Shaw, Steve Sicanoff, Liz Summer and Linda Wilson. 
Keith Aggson
Sep 17, 2019
SLO City Fire Chief
Amir Hajrasouliha
Sep 24, 2019
Designing for a Driverless Future in Downtown SLO
Past President John Macarenas
Oct 15, 2019
Mexico Project
Rick Grether
Oct 29, 2019
Shower The People
Pat Arnold
Nov 05, 2019
Member Craft Talks
Club Assembly
Nov 12, 2019
Kevin Bumen
Nov 19, 2019
SLO County Regional Airport
DARK - No Meeting
Nov 26, 2019
(Thanksgiving Day Holiday)
Annual Meeting
Dec 03, 2019
Approve the 2020-21 Club Officers and Directors
Teacher Grant Awards
Dec 10, 2019
DARK - No Meeting
Dec 24, 2019
(Christmas Holiday)
DARK - No Meeting
Dec 31, 2019
(New Year's Holiday)
Club Assembly
Jan 21, 2020
Rotary Foundation receives highest rating from Charity Navigator for 12th consecutive year

Rotary Foundation receives highest rating from Charity Navigator for 12th consecutive

Nigeria reaches crucial polio milestone

Nigeria reaches crucial polio

Shekhar Mehta of India selected to be 2021-22 Rotary International President

Shekhar Mehta of India selected to be 2021-22 Rotary International