San Luis Obispo Daybreak

   California, USA

In the News
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.
On September 24th, RI President Jennifer Jones announced a $150 million pledge towards polio eradication. Inspired by recent outbreaks in New York state, the inability to fully carry on Rotary's National Immunization Days around the world and the commitment from Rotarians to eliminating this disease, the additional funding will go to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, which said in August that it was seeking new funding commitments for its 2022-26 polio eradication strategy. "We want this to be the start of a massive effort to reach the Initiative's US$4.8 billion funding goal," Jones said.
Rotary members have been at the center of the worldwide effort to eradicate polio for more than three decades. Rotary launched its PolioPlus program in 1985. In 1988. there were an estimated 350,000 polio cases across more than 125 countries in one year. Since then, cases have plummeted more than 99.9%, sparing more than 20 million people from paralysis. Rotary has helped immunize nearly 3 billion children against polio, contributed more than US$2.6 billion to global polio eradication efforts, and helped secure more than US$10 billion from donor governments. Click here to read more.
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

SLO Daybreak was again proud to sponsor four students from San Luis Obispo High School to participate in the District 5240 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) in Ojai, CA. Rotary District 5240 spans the Central Coast of California from San Luis Obispo to Agoura Hills, covering inland to China Lake. Our district is comprised of 72 independent local Rotary clubs. Young people are chosen for their leadership potential to attend an all-expenses-paid camp to discuss leadership skills and to learn those skills through practice. Rotary clubs and districts select participants and the event’s curriculum is facilitated by Rotarians and Rotarian Camp Counselors. This year's sponsored students were Gianna Anselmo, Nolan Attala, Atticus Fenton and Tea Kelpakoff.
SLO Daybreak extends its appreciation to our local nonprofit community for all the good work that is done for children, families and senior citizens in the city of San Luis Obispo. We are proud to have awarded a total of $6,000 to the following programs through our annual Community Awards, made possible by our fundraisers and club endowment:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of SLO County - mentoring at Pacheco Elementary
Community Action Partnership of SLO County's 40 Prado - stackable washer and dryer
First Tee Central Coast - financial aid
Lumina Alliance - HVAC unit 
SLO4Home - support for refugee relocation
San Luis Obispo Noor Foundation, diagnostic and medical support program
Since our club was chartered in 1998, supporting quality education and the opportunities it affords has been a focus for our fundraising and philanthropic giving. Believing that education for young people is foundational to the success of our local and global communities, SLO Daybreak has provided grants teachers in San Luis Obispo to support their efforts in educating their students.
The following schools and their programs are the recipients of a total of nearly $4,000 in micro-grants and we thank our local teachers for all they do:
Laguna Middle School8Student Garden Work
Hawthorne ElementaryPre-SchoolSmall World Play
Laguna Middle School8Manual Mill/Machining
Pacific Beach High School12Art Experience
Pacific Beach High School12Sewing Materials
SLO High School9-12/ESLCreate/Publish Picture Books
SLO High School9-12/ASLSupplemental ASL materials
SLO High School12Spanish Culture Field Trip
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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
Assistant Governor Group 10
District International Service Director
Annual Meeting
Dec 13, 2022
DARK - No Meeting
Dec 20, 2022
DARK - No Meeting
Dec 27, 2022
Meeting Responsibilities
November 15
Griffith, Eric
Flag Salute
Herrera, Victor
Janetski, Lucas
Janetski, Matthew
November 29
Wilson, Linda
Flag Salute
Sicanoff, Steve
Summer, Liz
Sajjad, Aasim
December 6
Shanks, Annie
Flag Salute
Shaw, Doug
Borjan, Gary
Rosales, Char
Rotary Moment
Lewis, Berni Ann
December 13
Reese, Dustin
Flag Salute
Nilsen, Dave
Cyr, Anne
Mascarenas, John
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