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
Phew! What a month we have had in August. I cannot believe two months of the Rotary year have already flown by. This month, we were so excited to participate in our first community service project of the year, partnering with United Way of SLO County on Stuffing the Bus! A fundraiser to donate school supplies that will help support local students have more access to a large part of what's needed to be successful during the school year. SUPPLIES! We also held our first fundraiser of the year, our Rotary SLO Daybreak Drive-Thru BBQ which will fund teacher and community grants, as well as student scholarships. Both were roaring successes. What an incredible and inspiring month to be part of such an incredible club. I am so excited to continue to push forward and see what we can accomplish this year, together! "Let's Have Fun!"
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 and if you have questions, email us at 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!
Having experienced wildfires and their devastation in our District in the past, our hearts go out to those impacted by the disastrous fires in Maui, Hawaii. Many Rotarians are directly impacted. There are nine Rotary clubs on Maui and at this point it has been reported that the homes of two Club Presidents have been destroyed. 

Early in a disaster, often the most effective way to help is a contribution of cash to a trustworthy and reliable organization. A donation link to make contributions to the Maui Relief Fund has been established. If you wish, this is an opportunity to help our fellow Rotary members in Maui and their neighbors. 
Yours in Rotary Service,
Marta Golding Brown
District Governor 2023-24
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 International Day of Peace takes place 21 September. The United Nations General Assembly declared this a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire. It is not enough, as People of Action, to simply avoid making war. If we are to Create Hope in the World, we must aggressively wage peace" Click here to read Rotary International President Gordon McInally's September message.

Our District offers ongoing events and trainings to strengthen the mission of Rotary and to support members in their leadership within their clubs. Here are two upcoming activities of interest:
  • 2024-25 President-Elect Retreat
    Saturday, Sept. 30
    7:00 AM – 4:30 PM
  • District 5240 Conference 2023
    Bakersfield Doubletree Hotel
    Oct. 20-21
    • Friday Registration: 4-7 pm
      • Foundation Fiesta Dinner: 6-9pm
      • Hospitality Suites at the Fun Zone: 8-10 pm
    • Saturday Registration: 7-10 am
      • Breakfast Buffet: 7:30 am
      • Morning Presentations: 8:10 am
      • Breakout Room Sessions
      • Lunch Buffet: 12-1:30 pm
      • Breakout Room Sessions
      • Dinner: 6-9 pm
      • Hospitality Suites at the Fun Zone: 8-10 pm 
Take a look at our District Rotary clubs' contributions to local communities in 202-23 on the Impact Dashboard.
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.
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.
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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
Immediate Past President
The Rotary Foundation
Community Service
International Service
Youth Service
Club Administration
Public Relations
President Elect Nominee
Assistant Governor Group 10
Drive Thru Barbecue Fundraiser
Patty Clark
Oct 03, 2023
Damsel in Defense
Betsey Nash
Oct 10, 2023
All Things SLO - and Beyond
Steve Curry
Oct 17, 2023
Hopeland School in Uganda
Edgar Hernandez
Oct 24, 2023
International Service Project in Mexico
Laura Ochoa
Oct 31, 2023
CASA San Luis Obispo County
Bear McGill and Alana Reynolds
Nov 07, 2023
Honor Flight Central Coast
Past President Doug Shaw
Nov 14, 2023
Member Craft Talk
DARK - No Meeting
Nov 21, 2023
Thanksgiving Holiday
Club Assembly
Nov 28, 2023
Megan Souza - Vocational Tour
Dec 19, 2023
Megan's Organic Market
DARK - No Meeting
Dec 26, 2023
DARK - No Meeting
Jan 02, 2024
New Year's Holiday
Meeting Responsibilities
October 3
Luper, Emery
Nilsen, Dave
Flag Salute
Reese, Dustin
Rosales, Char
October 10
Sicanoff, Steve
Shanks, Annie
Flag Salute
Wilson, Linda
Cyr, Anne
Rotary Moment
Coe, Leslie
October 17
Duncan, Veryl Ann
Beighley, Nancy
Flag Salute
Borjan, Gary
Almas, Bill
October 24
Duncan, Veryl Ann
Garritano, James
Flag Salute
Garritano, James
Herrera, Victor
Rotary Moment
Janetski, Lucas
October 31
Janetski, Matthew
Lewis, Berni Ann
Flag Salute
Luper, Emery
Nilsen, Dave
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