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
After a four year hiatus, it's back, SLO Daybreak's Golf Tournament! This year's event will take place at Dairy Creek Golf Course on Saturday, June 22 in the Swing Time bays powered by Toptracer technology. The format will be scramble with two-hour rounds starting at 9:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm. Enjoy a great day competing on a famous course virtually.
Sign up includes two hours of Toptracer, one goodie bag, one meal ticket, and two drink tickets per participant. There are also prizes and awards for the Closest to the Pin, the Longest Drive, Low Gross, and Net Teams. Teams of four are $500, individual golfers $125. Additional sponsorships include a bay sponsorship at $500 or a team plus bay sponsorship for $1,000.
To register for the tournament, please email your registration form to Once you are registered, you will be assigned a tournament round and check in and start time. Please make checks payable to Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo Daybreak and send with your registration form to: P.O. Box 906, San Luis Obispo, CA 93406. For more information, please contact Lucas Janetski at or (805) 458-6073
The Tournament proceeds will help fund the Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo Daybreak's Teacher Grants, Community Awards, and Student Scholarships.
We are once again collecting non-perishable food items and cash donations to restock the neighborhood pantry off of Foothill Blvd. in front of honorary member, Nancy Beighley's home. Please bring any items or cash to a Rotary meeting throughout the month of June; Community Service Director, Eric Griffith, will be gathering the items and taking any monetary contributions to purchase additional items for the pantry.
Save the dates for these special events!
Remember that we are dark on Tuesday, May 28 following the Memorial Day holiday. See you all the following week on June 4. Enjoy a safe and fun weekend and take some time to honor those we have lost serving our country.
The SLO Daybreak Golf Tournament is back! Join us on Saturday, June 22 from 10:00am-6:00pm at Swing Time, located on the Dairy Creek Golf Course. Players and sponsors are welcome, contact Lucas Janetski for more information. Sponsorships are available to support our charitable giving for the coming year for K-12 Teacher Grants, nonprofit Community Awards and Student Scholarships.
Master PRLS, Ventura, June 21-23
District Governor Marta Brown's Step Down Luncheon, Simi Valley, June 29th, 11:30am-3:30pm
Take a look at our District Rotary clubs' results of time and talent contributed to local communities on the Impact Dashboard.
We are proud to announce the recipients of our Student Scholarship awards as well as the high school students we sponsored this year for the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program. Congratulations to all and we look forward to seeing all that you will achieve in the future!
RYLA (San Luis Obispo High School):
Trevor Pearson
Liliana Puga
Joanna Rawlings
Caiden Ways
San Luis Obispo High School - Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) scholarships, sponsored by Chevron
Bianca Cadena - Biology
Samantha Marcos – Software Engineering
SLO High School
Kaylee Edwards – Psychology
Delilah Viayra - Business
Pacific Beach High School
Xiomara Cruz - Medicine
Katie Baltrama – Undecided
SLO Daybreak recently awarded the following nonprofit organizations whose primary service area is San Luis Obispo, positively impacting the health, security and life building skills to residents of all ages:
Central Coast Junior Golf's First Tee program to provide financial assistance to low income youth
Friday Night Live for its Youth Alcohol Prevention Program serving middle and high school aged students
SLO Botanical Garden for its Family Free Days providing nature based educational programming
SLO Noor Foundation to provide medical, dental and vision care to disadvantaged and low income individuals
Congratulations and we thank these organizations, leaders, staff and volunteers for their contribution to the well being of our community.
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!

"I am deeply gratified by the enthusiasm shown across the world in the past year to better support the mental health needs of each other and the people we serve.

In January 2023 when I first spoke about the need for Rotary to become more engaged on this crisis, I noted that the global mental health system couldn't be described as broken only because it didn't exist. But I also offered a highly aspirational wish that Rotary could help build that system.

The first glimmers of this vision have been brought to light by you in dozens of mental health projects. But just as important is the invitation many of you have given to fellow Rotary members to share their stories.

I am impressed by the leadership young Rotarians and Rotaractors have shown and by the brave, inspiring stories they have shared. Former Rotaractor Freddie Almazan, a survivor of gun violence who refused to give in to despair, has an especially powerful personal narrative that you can hear firsthand at this month's Rotary International Convention in Singapore."

Finish reading the RI President's message here.

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.
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.
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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
Interim President
Immediate Past President
The Rotary Foundation
Community Service
International Service
Youth Service
Club Administration
Public Relations
President Elect Nominee
Assistant Governor Group 10
Student Scholarships
Community Awards
Teacher Grants
23rd Annual Golf Tournament
Drive Thru Barbecue Fundraiser
DARK - No Meeting
May 28, 2024
Memorial Day Holiday
Molly Kern
Jun 04, 2024
SLO Food Bank
Ryan Gruss
Jun 11, 2024
Performing Arts Center San Luis Obispo
DARK - No Meeting
Jun 25, 2024
Meeting Responsibilities
June 4
Herrera, Victor
Janetski, Lucas
Flag Salute
Luper, Emery
Lewis, Berni Ann
Rotary Moment
Nilsen, Dave
June 11
Reese, Dustin
Wilson, Linda
Flag Salute
Rosales, Char
Summer, Liz
June 18
Garritano, James
Herrera, Victor
Flag Salute
Janetski, Lucas
Luper, Emery
Rotary Moment
Lewis, Berni Ann
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