San Luis Obispo Daybreak

   California, USA

At The Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo Daybreak, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our members, our club, and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Rotary’s values of cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, and social and environmental responsibility.
The Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo Daybreak’s commitment to diversity informs our efforts in member recruitment and retention.

In the News
Save the dates for these special events!
 
Visit to our club by District Governor, Marta Brown, 7:00-8:30am, February 20 (short Board meeting to follow at SLO Provisions)
 
Celebrating SLO Daybreak, San Luis Obispo Country Club, 6:00pm, February 23
 
District Training Assembly via Zoom, 9:00-2:00pm, March 9
 
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA), Ojai, April 11-14th
 
Take a look at our District Rotary clubs' results of time and talent contributed to local communities on the Impact Dashboard.
Save the date for Friday, February 23rd, 6pm at the SLO Country Club for an evening of fun, dinner and music as we look back on our past 25 years as a Rotary Club. We will enjoy a fellowship filled happy hour, an Italian themed meal and music from DJ Velanche. More details to come!
Rotarians and Friends - Join us for a special tour of the City of San Luis Obispo's Water Resource Recovery Facility on Tuesday, March 5. The water plant has completed several years of upgrades for better efficiencies and to provide the best source of water for residents and visitors. Come learn about how our water is processed and delivered, the benefits of the recent improvements and get a behind the scenes look at the facility. Meet at 7:15am, coffee and donuts will be provided, no meeting at Hoagie's on this day.
The Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo Daybreak invites its members to nominate local nonprofit organizations to apply for funding for one or more of their programs. We are seeking requests for small grants that focus on youth, education, families and/or the elderly in our San Luis Obispo community. Applications must be received by Friday, March 1, 2024. Email the application (download it from the far right column under, "Home Page Download Files") to ljanetski@gmail.com. Late submissions will not be reviewed. Decisions will be made in early March and the awards ceremony will take place in-person on Tuesday, March 19 from 7:30-8:30am at Hoagie's, 1234 Monterey St. in uptown SLO.
Congratulations to this year's K-12 teachers who were awarded a grant to support youth education in San Luis Obispo. Local teachers applied for specific funding for specific programs and supplies to advance their students' skills. Here are this year's recipients:
 
  • Dana McClish (Pacific Beach High School) - $600 for plumbing & electrical tools & equipment to learn the trade
  • Nicole Durrant (Hawthorne Elementary School) - $500 for a book giveaway system, allowing students to check books in and out of the classroom instead of the library
  • Tim Inglish (Laguna Middle School) - $363 for a projector and tech equipment for science experiments
  • Emily King (Teach Elementary School) - $279 equipment and tools for a cardboard building project
  • Deannie Greenelsh (Pacific Beach High School) - $500 for equipment and tools to enhance the students' art experience
  • Robert Donohue (Mission College Preparatory Catholic High School) - $500 for scientific calculators for math classes
  • Jessica Keach (Sinsheimer Elementary School) - $300 for a classroom rug for students to learn and engage on
  • Monica Reichmuth (Bishop's Peak Elementary School) - $476 for new stools/chairs for students to learn engage on
A big thank you to all the members that donated cash or basic, new home supplies for our longtime partner, 40 Prado. The 40 Prado Homeless Services Center is a 365 days per year facility that helps individuals and families improve their health and stability and move them towards self-sufficiency. Items collected for the "Welcome Home Kits" will go to individuals that are moving out of the shelter and into more permanent housing. We thank you for your support and helping our neighbors in need get off to a new start!
We finished the Born Learning Trail project with our partners at United Way of SLO County! We are thrilled to have been a part of bringing this project to life for the enjoyment of young children in San Luis Obispo, enhancing their early learning and play as they prepare to go to school. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this project, go check it out at DuVaul neighborhood park at the north end of Madonna Road in SLO.

Happy New Year, Rotarians of Rotary District 5240!

As we usher in a new year, let's embrace the spirit of creating hope in the world. May our collective efforts continue to make a positive impact on the lives of those we serve. Your dedication and service have the power to bring joy and optimism to communities near and far.

Let's have fun along this incredible journey of service! As we work together to make a difference, let laughter and camaraderie be our constant companions. The bonds we share within our Rotary family are not only meaningful but also the foundation for the positive change we strive to achieve.

Here's to a year filled with hope, joy, and the fulfillment that comes from making a difference. Together, we can create a world where kindness prevails, and our shared commitment to service lights up the lives of those in need.

Wishing you a Happy New Year filled with excitement, fulfillment, and the joy of making a lasting impact!

Yours in Rotary,

Marta

"Rotary is made up of 1.4 million people in communities all over the globe who are united in our commitment to building a peaceful world. We strive to ensure that our words and actions prioritize the health and safety of our global membership and the communities where we live and serve.

Our members seek to offer humanitarian assistance to those affected by conflict, and our global reach requires that we promote peacebuilding and conflict prevention with cross-cultural, cross-border connections and friendship through Rotary.

Members and nonmembers alike can learn more about peacebuilding through the Rotary Positive Peace Academy, a free online course available to anyone with an internet connection. You can find it at positivepeace.academy/rotary."

Finish reading RI President McInally's message here.

Wow, here we are already in the holiday season. I feel like I just took office as President, and here we find ourselves halfway through the year. What an amazing year we have had so far. Our annual Drive-Thru BBQ fundraiser kicked off the year, where we raised more in sponsorships and ticket sales than ever in the history of the event. We have had several community service opportunities including collecting school supplies to Stuff the Bus, as well as collecting food items for a local neighborhood food pantry. We've had incredible programs and speakers, and amazing craft talks by our members. We are currently accepting applications for our annual Teacher Grants. What a ride it's been so far. This month, we will hold our Annual Meeting, and officially elect our 2024/2025 Board of Directors. I know that President-Elect, Victor Herrera, is working hard to prepare for his year and assemble a strong Board. I am very excited to see all that we can achieve in the second half of the year. That being said... I want to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a very happy holidays and a HAPPY NEW YEAR! Here's to 2024!
Our club held a food drive during the month of October to collect food and canned goods for a local community food pantry. We collected quite a bit of food, and we able to provide the food to the owner of the local pantry who was very excited to receive it. Should you be interested in donating, we are always happy to accept! Please reach out to rotary.gborjan@gmail.com to discuss more.
Do you like to have fun? Enjoy hanging out with great people? Want to serve your local and international community? Pursue your philanthropic interests? Did we ask about having fun? Then come visit our club! We have a goal this year to add at least 10 new members to bring their enthusiasm for "service above self" to our work.
 
Our club meets every Tuesday from 7:00-8:30am at Hoagie's, 1234 Monterey St. You don't have to be invited to attend, but if you know a Rotarian in our club, reach out to them and you can be their guest. Information about our club's activities, including the weekly lineup of speakers, can be found at slodaybreak.org and if you have questions, email us at slodaybreak@gmail.com. Want to see what we've been up to? Check out our social media posts on Instagram and Facebook. Come check us out, we'd love to have you!
Thank you to all who came out to support our annual fundraiser - Rotarians, friends, the community members! We sold out and all proceeds will go to benefit local nonprofit organizations and K-12 teacher grants as well as graduating high school student scholarships. Thank you as well to KSBY for bringing attention to the event. 
 
Thank you to our AMAZING sponsors this year: Paul’s Concrete Pumping, Mustang Private Wealth, Morris and Garritano Insurance, Obispo Wealth Management, The Ritual, Awesome Chris Waterbury, SLO Safe Ride, Key Termite & Pest Control, Covelop, and American Riviera Bank. And of course our AMAZING host, Lamplighter Inn & Suites (1604 Monterey St.). We couldn’t do it without all of you! @rotarydistrict5240 @mustangprivatewealth @morrisgarritano @theritual805 @slosaferide @keytermiteandpestcontrol @patdarnold @americanrivierabank @lamplighterinn
Since our club was chartered in 1998, the Rotary Club of SLO Daybreak has supported youth education as the bridge to success in life. We have done this through grants for K-12 teachers, scholarships for seniors headed to trade schools, colleges and universities, sponsoring high school students to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, and founding the Interact Club at SLOHS. 
 
This summer, we participated in the 15th Annual Stuff the Bus event, hosted by United Way of SLO County. Our club contributed new school supplies and over $500 in cash donations.
The Rotary Club of SLO Daybreak is pleased to announce this year's scholarship awardees:
 
 
 
Pacific Beach High School
Rylee King 
Aaron Walker 
 
San Luis Obispo High School
Diego Freeman-Garcia 
Kathlyn Goldsmith 
Kylee McNabb 
Gus Ringley 
May Ritter
Jared Treichler 
 
Congratulations to all and we wish you success as your begin your higher education journey!
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.
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Club Information
SLO Daybreak

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 7:00 a.m.
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
President
Immediate Past President
Secretary
Treasurer
President-Elect
Membership
The Rotary Foundation
Community Service
International Service
Youth Service
Club Administration
Public Relations
Sergeant-at-Arms
President Elect Nominee
Assistant Governor Group 10
Community Awards
Teacher Grants
Drive Thru Barbecue Fundraiser
Speakers
District Governor Marta Brown
Feb 20, 2024
Board of Directors Meeting to Follow
Club Assembly
Feb 27, 2024
Vocational Tour with Jason Meeks
Mar 05, 2024
SLO City Water Resource Recovery Facility
Scott Collins
Mar 12, 2024
Housing Authority of San Luis Obispo
Mona Tucker, Tribal Leader
Mar 26, 2024
YTT Northern Chumash Tribe
DARK - No Meeting
Apr 16, 2024
Fireside Chat
Vocational Tourn with Restorative Partners
May 07, 2024
The Bridge Cafe
Club Assembly
May 21, 2024
DARK - No Meeting
May 28, 2024
Memorial Day Holiday
DARK - No Meeting
Jun 25, 2024
Club President's Step Down
Meeting Responsibilities
February 20
Greeter
Herrera, Victor
 
Inspiration
Janetski, Matthew
 
Flag Salute
Janetski, Lucas
 
Photographer
Lewis, Berni Ann
 
Rotary Moment
Luper, Emery
 
February 27
Greeter
Nilsen, Dave
 
Inspiration
Reese, Dustin
 
Flag Salute
Rosales, Char
 
Photographer
Summer, Liz
 
March 12
Greeter
Wilson, Linda
 
Inspiration
Alamo, Mike
 
Flag Salute
Almas, Bill
 
Photographer
Coe, Leslie
 
Rotary Moment
Garritano, James
 
March 19
Greeter
Beighley, Nancy
 
Inspiration
Herrera, Victor
 
Flag Salute
Cyr, Anne
 
Photographer
Janetski, Lucas
 
March 26
Greeter
Janetski, Matthew
 
Inspiration
Lewis, Berni Ann
 
Flag Salute
Luper, Emery
 
Photographer
Nilsen, Dave
 
Rotary Moment
Reese, Dustin
 
April 2
Greeter
Duncan, Veryl Ann
 
Inspiration
Sicanoff, Steve
 
Flag Salute
Summer, Liz
 
Photographer
Rosales, Char
 
April 9
Greeter
Sicanoff, Steve
 
Inspiration
Summer, Liz
 
Flag Salute
Wilson, Linda
 
Photographer
Alamo, Mike
 
Rotary Moment
Almas, Bill
 
April 23
Greeter
Beighley, Nancy
 
Inspiration
Coe, Leslie
 
Flag Salute
Cyr, Anne
 
Photographer
Duncan, Veryl Ann
 
April 30
Greeter
Garritano, James
 
Inspiration
Herrera, Victor
 
Flag Salute
Janetski, Lucas
 
Photographer
Janetski, Matthew
 
Rotary Moment
Lewis, Berni Ann
 
 
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