San Luis Obispo Daybreak

   California, USA

In the News
Our club is proud to have awarded the following local nonprofit organizations with a grant to support their valuable programs: 
Central Coast State Parks Association, to help fund outreach at the SLO Farmers' Markets publicizing the Association's new Monarch Festival to be held in September 2023
Friday Night Live, to fund their annual awards ceremony for students in schools, elementary through high school, with Friday Night Live programs
Gala Pride and Diversity Center, to fund the continuance of GALA's weekly support groups for youth
San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, to fund their "Second Saturdays" art program for children
April 20-23 - Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) weekend. Youth Service Director, Dustin Reese, could use some assistance in transporting the students our club is sponsoring down to Ojai and back. Please contact him if you can volunteer. The club can pay for mileage.
Saturday, April 22 - Our club is participating in the Rotary Week of Service with a multi-club clean up in Pismo Beach, 8:00-10am. There is also the 2023-24 Board of Directors' Retreat at Top Tracer/Dairy Creek Golf Course. More details to come on both these events.
Same day - 2023-24 Board of Directors Retreat, starting at TopTracer from 10am-Noon and then the retreat following onsite at Dairy Creek Golf Course.
Friday evening, April 28, San Luis Obispo Country Club - Hold this date for our 25th Anniversary Celebration! More details to come.
May 27-31 is the Rotary International Conference in Melbourne, Australia. Registration is now open.
Friday, June 16 - Drive Thru Barbecue Fundraiser
Saturday, June 17 - Demotion Party for President Veryl Ann Duncan
A message from Cub President, Veryl Ann Duncan:
Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo Daybreak recognizes outstanding members of our community by awarding scholarships to high school seniors and grants to support local teachers' projects, and community organizations.  Speakers from local organizations and community members are a highlight of our weekly meetings. Community and international service projects are an important focus of our club as are friendship and fellowship. If these pique your interest, consider joining us at our meetings. Please know that you will always be welcome and a formal invitation to attend is not necessary. Click here to view a 30 second video about us. We hope to see you!
Congratulations to this year's K-12 teachers who were awarded a grant to support youth education in San Luis Obispo. Here are this year's recipients:
Amanda Lake, Laguna Middle School, $500 toward travel expenses to "Guest Conductor".
Melinda Mikuls, Pacheco Elementary School, $500 for hands-on and adaptive situations materials.  
for special education students 
Sally Lamas, Sinsheimer Elementary School, $500 for painting supplies for student created mural for school fence
Monica Reichmuch, Bishop's Peak Elementary School, requests $500 for reading academic support materials
We had a great time on October 15 at the Jack House & Gardens with our fellow SLO Rotary Clubs - San Luis Obispode Tolosa, and the Passport Club of the Central Coast - repairing and repainting the Wes Connor Memorial Fence. It was great to be together again, providing "service above self" out in the community and contributing to this historic public space. And wow, does the fencing look great! Special thanks to the Rotary organizers and the City of San Luis Obispo's Parks & Recreation department for this project.
Every other week, a club Rotarian provides a "Rotary Moment" at our meeting, to deepen understanding of Rotary and its impact around the world. Honorary Member Nancy Beighley recently shared her passion for the water, sanitation, and hygiene projects that make a difference in the lives of others around the world. She reflected on a 2003 international service trip to Malawi, Africa, (where she traveled with Charter Members Doug Shaw and Linda Wilson) to build two wells. Access to clean water provided a much healthier alternative and prevented families - in particular women and girls - from having to travel distances to get and carry water, taking them away from their other family activities and education. Nancy shared this minute and a half video, take a look.

This year our club goal is to attract 10 new members while growing our club by a net of 5 members. We are running with about 25 members. Having 35 to 45 would be the optional number to reach for so we could easily accomplish our Rotary goals.

82% of new members come from referrals from existing members. So this year we are asking our members to bring someone you know to a Rotary meeting. Attendance at one of our meetings is really the best way to educate a potential member of what we actually accomplish each year. And even if the guest does not become a member, they can become a friend of our club and be supportive in many ways.

We now have “Invitation” business cards that can be handed out to potential guests that invites them to attend one of our meetings. If you don’t have any of those please pick them up at one of our meetings or contact me. It’s is a quick, easy way to increase the number of guests that attend our meetings.

Also check our website for weekly schedule of programs as that is a good way to encourage attendance by guests. Find a topic that is of interest to the potential guest and invite them to that specific meeting.

Each of us know a person that wants to be a Rotarian and would appreciate being asked to participate. Help us, help them to join our wonderful club!

Thanks for your assistance,

Michael Alamo, Membership Director

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Club Information
SLO Daybreak

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
Hoagies Restaurant
1234 Monterey Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
United States of America
Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 a.m.
Our Mailing Address
P.O. Box 906
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406
Club Executives & Directors
Past President
Club Service
The Rotary Foundation
International Service
Youth Service
Club Administration
Public Relations
District International Service Director
Assistant Governor Group 10
25th Anniversary Celebration
Community Awards
Teacher Grants
Jim Wisdom
Apr 04, 2023
Exit Planning
Chief Rick Scott
Apr 11, 2023
SLO City Police Department
DARK - No Meeting
Apr 18, 2023
Evening Fireside Chat This Week
Club Assembly
May 09, 2023
Vivian Rennie
May 16, 2023
KSBY Meteorologist
DARK - No Meeting
May 30, 2023
Memorial Day Holiday
DARK - No Meeting
Jun 27, 2023
Demotion Party
Meeting Responsibilities
March 14
Borjan, Gary
Beighley, Nancy
Flag Salute
Cyr, Anne
Coe, Leslie
Rotary Moment
Garritano, James
March 21
Herrera, Victor
Griffith, Eric
Flag Salute
Janetski, Matthew
Janetski, Lucas
March 28
Lewis, Berni Ann
Luper, Emery
Flag Salute
Mascarenas, John
Nilsen, Dave
Rotary Moment
Reese, Dustin
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