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
Immediate Past President
The Rotary Foundation
Community Service
International Service
Youth Service
Club Administration
Public Relations
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
Community Awards Chair
Student Scholarships Chair
In the News
The Rotary Club of SLO Daybreak will be hosting a Drive Thru BBQ on Friday, June 18 from 4:30-6:30pm at the Lamplighter Inn & Suites (1604 Monterey St.). The ticket price of $60 serves four people and will include a complete dinner of tri-tip, beans, salad, garlic bread and cookies. Proceeds will help support our 2021-2022 teacher grants, student scholarships and community awards programs. Thank you to our sponsors, Covelop, JW Design & Construction, Morris & Garritano, Shalimar Indian RestaurantWick's Roofing & Wick's Solar and our event host, Lamplighter Inn & Suites. Tickets can be purchased from our members through June 15th. Contact committee chair, Doug Shaw, for more information.
The Rotary Club of SLO Daybreak is proud to have awarded scholarships this year to students graduating from high school in San Luis Obispo. $4,650 in funds for our scholarship program were raised through our annual club fundraisers and with the support of our generous sponsor of the $3,000 Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Scholarship, Chevron. Congratulations to the Class of 2021! The following are this year's recipients and their areas of higher education study: 
Pacific Beach High School:
Margaret Eva Adams - Early childhood education
Melody Goldiner - Music
Vivian Swenson-Ruiz - Undecided
San Luis Obispo High School:
Courtney Bloomstine - Business and entrepreneurship
Sadie LaChapelle - Environmental science
Aidan Stamford - Economics, finance, or business administration
San Luis Obispo High School (STEM Scholarships sponsored by Chevron):
Lizette Crooks - Software engineering, computer engineering, computer science
Ved Kenjale - Physics and math
Lucia Landeros - Engineering and economics
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 $5,700 to the following programs through our annual Community Awards, made possible by our fundraisers and club endowment:
First Tee Central Coast, Central Coast Junior Golf - financial aid and sanitation supplies
French Hospital Medical Center, Hearst Cancer Resource Center - Angel of Hope Fund
San Luis Obispo County YMCA - scholarships and financial aid for all ages
San Luis Obispo Food Bank, Senior Home Delivery Program - food deliveries
San Luis Obispo Noor Foundation, telehealth care and virtual support program
Son Care Foundation, New Life K9s - veterinary needs for service dogs that support veterans
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 educators are recipients of a total of $3,111 in grants:
Sandi Emrick
C.L. Smith Elementary
Motor Skills/Materials
Mike Daniels
Mission College Prep
Weather Balloons
Noah Doughty
Mission College Prep
Digital Microscope
Jodi Evans
San Luis Obispo High School
Grateful Kits
Beth MeyerSan Luis Obispo High School  9-12/ESLCreate Picture Books
Zach Roper
San Luis Obispo High School
Screen Print Supplies
Eva di Santo
San Luis Obispo High School
Media Literacy
Matt Janetski's President's Club theme for the year is "Long Live Rotary". His president's poster board features his top 30 favorite music albums, which one is yours? Members, visiting Rotarians and guests are invited to join the President's Club before June 30th for a $100 donation. Matt will use the funds to support Operation Surf, an amazing local organization that transforms lives. Let's help Matt hit the $3,000 mark - if you have not joined, consider making an investment in our community and if you have, you can always join more than once!
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
February 16: Leslie Coe, Comevo
March 2: Bart Devaney, Sunset North Car Wash
March 30: Annie Shanks, Medallion Financial & Insurance Services
May 4: Paige Peak Wright & Jay Levin, Palace Royale Mobile Events Trailer
May 25: Mike Johnson, CoastHills Wealth Management
Drive Thru Tri-Tip BBQ
Friday, June 18
Lamplighter Inn & Suites (1604 Monterey St. in SLO)
$60 per dinner for four
Contact Doug Shaw for more information
President Matt's Demotion Party
Sunday, June 27
SLO Blues Baseball Game - Private VIP Area!
More details to come!
Board of Directors Meeting
Monday, July 12
Location TBD
Our Sergeant at Arms, Mike Johnson, shared some words of inspiration with our members, ones very fitting with Rotary's 4-Way Test and the motto, "Service Above Self".
Accept differences  Be kind  Count your blessings  Dream  Express thanks  Forgive  Give freely  Harm no one  Imagine more  Jettison anger 
Keep confidences  Love truly  Master something  Nurture hope  Open your mind  Pack lightly  Quell rumors  Reciprocate  Seek wisdom  Touch hearts  Understand  Value truth  Win graciously  Xeriscape  Yearn for peace 
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