San Luis Obispo Daybreak

   California, USA

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SLO Daybreak

Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 a.m.
San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, CA
United States of America
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P.O. Box 906
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406
 
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UPDATE: Recent Change Regarding Our Meetings
SLO Daybreak is offering its members, guests and friends of Rotary the opportunity to join us for our weekly meetings either online or in person. Per the County Public Health announcement on 8/31/21, attendees in person are encouraged to wear face masks in any indoor places such as Hoagie's. Fellowship and breakfast takes place from 7-7:30am, club business and guest speakers from 7:30-8:30am. Please contact Membership Director, Mike Alamo, or Club Administration Director, Char Rosales, with any questions or if you need the recurring Zoom meeting link.
 
Coffee with the President
Saturday, September 25
8:00-9:00am
Hoagie's in SLO, 1234 Monterey St.
Contact President Eric Griffith for more details
 
Investment Committee Meeting
Monday, September 27
2:30pm
 
Board of Directors Meeting
Monday, October 11
5:30-6:30pm
American Riviera Bank conference room
1085 Higuera St.
Contact Eric Griffith for more information or the Zoom link
Members are always welcome to attend
Every other week, our club invites local small business owners to share their stories - the history of their business, how they adjusted their operations during the pandemic and how our community can support their success. We alternate between our members and non-members. The upcoming lineup:
 
July 20: Anne Cyr, George, Cyr & Christakos
August 3: Josh Haring, The Mountain Air
August 17: Berni Ann Lewis, Global Healthcare Solutions
Our club worked over the year to acquire a Rotary District 5240 Grant to support 17 Strong, a local nonprofit organization that funds "Victory Trips" for young adults battling life-threatening illnesses. President Matt presented a check for $4,444 to Holly and Steve Teixeira, co-founders of 17 Strong, which was inspired by their late son, Ryan.
Matt Janetski's President's Club theme for 2020-21 was "Long Live Rotary". His poster board featured his 30 favorite music albums and members could choose their favorite for a $100 donation. As a thank you, members of the President's Club received the CD of their chosen album as well as a magnet from Boo Boo Records. Matt designated the $2,400 raised (almost every member joined!) to support Operation Surf, an amazing local organization that transforms lives. It was a rockin' Rotary year - thanks to the members for capping off a successful year of charitable giving.
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:
 
Teacher
School
Grade(s)
Activity
Sandi Emrick
C.L. Smith Elementary
TK/K
Motor Skills/Materials
Mike Daniels
Mission College Prep
9-12
Weather Balloons
Noah Doughty
Mission College Prep
9-12
Digital Microscope
Jodi Evans
San Luis Obispo High School
9-12
Grateful Kits
Beth MeyerSan Luis Obispo High School  9-12/ESLCreate Picture Books
Zach Roper
San Luis Obispo High School
9-12
Screen Print Supplies
Eva di Santo
San Luis Obispo High School
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Speakers
Vicki Carroll
Sep 28, 2021
Vocational Tour - The Monday Club
Scotty Jalbert
Oct 19, 2021
County Office of Emergency Services
Club Assembly
Nov 16, 2021
DARK - No Meeting
Nov 23, 2021
(Thanksgiving Day Holiday)
Leigh Rubin
Nov 30, 2021
Rubes Syndicated Cartoons
Teacher Grant Awards
Dec 07, 2021
Annual Meeting
Dec 14, 2021
Election of Club Officers & Directors
DARK - No Meeting
Dec 21, 2021
(Christmas Holiday)
DARK - No Meeting
Dec 28, 2021
(New Year's Day Holiday)
 
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