San Luis Obispo Daybreak

   California, USA

Club Information

SLO Daybreak

Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 a.m.
San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, CA
United States of America
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Our Mailing Address
P.O. Box 906
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406
 
Club Executives & Directors
President
President-Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
Immediate Past President
The Rotary Foundation
Membership
Community Service
International Service
Youth Service
Club Administration
Public Relations
Sergeant-at-Arms
District Governor Schedule Coordinator
District 5240 Virtual Conference Committee
District 5240 Virtual Conference Committee
District 5240 Virtual Conference Committee
District 5240 Virtual Conference Committee
Teacher Grants Chair
In the News
As part of our regular guest speaker program, we will also be hosting a local business to feature in a "Business Spotlight" every other week. Invited guests will have 5-10 minutes to share information about their business, how they are impacted and adjusting to the pandemic, and how the community can help support them. We will draw from not only small businesses in the downtown but from our members as well. Here is the upcoming lineup:
 
July 21: LynAnne Wiest, Humankind
August 4: Dave Nilsen, Obispo Wealth Management
August 18: Linda Wilson, Wilson & Co. Sotheby's International Real Estate
September 1: Shelley Stuckey, Tails Pet Boutique
September 15: Aasim Sajjad, Shalimar Restaurant
September 29: Jeff Olds, Jamba Juice
October 13: Liz Summer, SESLOC Federal Credit Union
October 27: Leann Standish, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
November 10: Hector Santos, The Link Family Resource Center
December 1: Ken McGavin, Just Looking Gallery
December 15: Doug Shaw, The Sanctuary Tobacco Shop
January 5: Rodessa Newton, Coastal Delivery SLO, Libertine, Triad Real Estate
February 2: Ben Taylor, Mama Ganache Artisan Chocolates
January in the Rotary world marks Vocational Service Month. Click here to read District Governor Deb Linden's monthly message as well as news about the upcoming Diversity, Equity and Inclusion webinar series, Rotary's contribution to COVID-19 education and vaccination efforts, and much more!
Matt Janetski unveiled his President's Club theme for the year, "Long Live Rotary", a twist on The Who song, "Long Live Rock". His president's board features his top 30 favorite music albums. Members are invited to join the President's Club anytime throughout the year for a $100 donation. Matt will use the funds to support organizations and projects of his choice that align with the mission of our club and Rotary International.
Congratulations to all our Daybreak Dollars winners! This is our primary fundraiser every year that supports our club's focus on education with scholarships to high school students and grants to K-12 teachers. Club members raised over $13,000 towards this effort! Thank you to everyone that purchased tickets and supported SLO Daybreak.
 
Special thanks to our Daybreak Dollars sponsors/club members, CoVelop (Pat Arnold), Guaranteed Rate (Matt Janetski), Medallion Financial and Insurance Services (Annie Shanks and Doug Shaw) and SESLOC Federal Credit Union (Liz Summer).
We are unsure when we will begin meeting in person at our new location of Hotel SLO; until then we will continue to have an online option, starting at 7:00am for social time and 7:30-8:30am for club business, our business spotlights and our guest speakers. Check your email inbox for more information and the recurring Zoom link provided by President Matt. Visiting Rotarians and interested guests, contact Matt Janetski for more information.
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The Rotary Club of SLO Daybreak was recognized as a ShelterBox HERO for the Rotary year, 2019-2020. We couldn't be more proud to support this organization for the past several years, in particular, due to the efforts and passion of Past President, Doug "Behr" Hoffman. ShelterBox has provided basic emergency needs to 1.6 million people since 2000 and COVID-19 has not stopped their efforts. With the help of our club and many other Rotary clubs, organizations and individuals, ShelterBox has given aid to over 87,000 people so far in 2020. For more information on this Santa Barbara-based organization's effort, visit www.shelterboxusa.org/hero
Immediate Past President, Leslie Coe, donated the remaining funds from her President's Club to the SLO Food Bank. This $2,300.00 cash donation transforms into 16,100 nutritious meals for our community members. Each Rotary year, the club President chooses a fun theme and accepts $100 contributions from members which the President can distribute to support programs and activities of their choosing. 
 
Other notable giving this past year by the Rotary Club of SLO Daybreak:
$12,500 in student scholarships
$5,600 in community grant awards
$4,300 in teacher grants
$4,000 for international service projects
$1,100 to Shelter Box
$500 to Pacific Beach High School
 
The $30,300 total accounts for over $1,000 of annual giving per club member. Thank you to the San Luis Obispo and international community for their support in making great things happen!
The Rotary Club of SLO Daybreak is proud to have awarded scholarships this year to the following students graduating from high school in San Luis Obispo:
 
Pacific Beach High School: Grace Carney, Odin Esguerra, Elle Glinn, Ava Jacobsen, Amelia Pelz and Skye Seher.
 
Mission College Preparatory Catholic High School: Bryce Hilton, Brian Kowall (STEM scholarship sponsored by Chevron), Antonio Silva, Cory Vaccaro and Veda Yaguda.
 
San Luis Obispo High School: Lulu Dai (STEM scholarship sponsored by Chevron), Shayla Truong, Jacob Thacker, Erin O'Neil, Benjamin Lipper, Evan Jenkins and Ellie Treichler.
 
Funds for our scholarship program are raised through our annual club fundraisers with the support of generous sponsors. Congratulations to the Class of 2020!
The Rotary Club of SLO Daybreak recently announced the recipients of its 2020 Community Awards, to programs serving youth, education, families and seniors in the City of San Luis Obispo. Applicants for the small grant awards are nominated by club members and a review committee makes recommendations to the club's Board of Directors. The following organizations are this year's recipients:
 
Big Brothers Big Sisters of SLO County - School Based program snacks
Community Action Partnership of SLO County - Dinner meals at 40 Prado
Hospice of SLO County - End of life care, grief and support services
Jack's Helping Hand - Little Swimmers and Water Warriors programs
Pregnancy and Parenting Support of SLO - Diapers and wipes
SLO County YMCA - Financial aid for youth attending Camp THRIVE
SLO Food Bank - Breakfast Bags and Children's Farmers' Markets programs
SLO Noor Clinic - Clinic program support
The First Tee of Central Coast - Financial aid for youth participants
Since our club was chartered in 1998, education has always been a focus for our fundraising and philanthropic giving. Believing that education is foundational to the success of our local and global communities, for several years SLO Daybreak has provided grants to K-12 teachers in San Luis Obispo. The following are this year's recipients:
 
Teacher
School
Grade(s)
Activity
Kiley MacLeod
Bishop's Peak Elementary School
Kindergarten
Playhouse
Donald Repucci
Laguna Middle School
7-8
Lathe
Amanda Lake
Laguna Middle School
7-8
Band/timpani
Amanda Bockelman
Laguna Middle School
7-8
Art/blacklight
Sylvia Gomes
Los Ranchos Elementary School
K-6
Makerspace
Mike Daniels
Mission Prep High School
9-12
Radiation testing
Stacey Nairne
Pacific Beach High School
10-12
Sewing materials
Eire Dela Cruz
Pacific Beach HS
10-12
Solar ovens
Kristen Nusbaum
Pacific Beach High School
9-12
ASL materials
Scott Nairne
San Luis Obispo High School
9-12
Newspaper
Speakers
John Myers
Jan 19, 2021
L.A. Times Sacramento Bureau Chief
Club Assembly
Jan 26, 2021
Gary Borjan and Dustin Reese
Feb 02, 2021
Member Craft Talks
Colleen Bojorquez
Feb 09, 2021
CA Mid-State Fair
Courtney Johnson
Feb 16, 2021
SLO County Regional Airports
DARK - No Meeting
Apr 20, 2021
Fireside Chat
Club Assembly
May 25, 2021
DARK - No Meeting
Jun 01, 2021
Memorial Day Holiday
DARK - No Meeting
Jun 29, 2021
 
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