San Luis Obispo Daybreak

   California, USA

Club Information

SLO Daybreak

Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 a.m.
Luna Red
1023 Chorro St.
SLO, CA  93401
United States
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Our Mailing Address
P.O. Box 906
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406

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Club Executives & Directors
President
President-Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
Past President
Community Service Director
Foundation Director
Club Service Director
International Service Director
Youth Service Director
Membership Director
Public Relations Co-Director
Public Relations Co-Director
Sergeant at Arms
President Elect Nominee
 
 
In the News
Friday, July 21 - we will be supporting the SLO Downtown Association (now, "Downtown SLO") at Concerts in the Plaza starting with a volunteer orientation starting at 4:30pm sharp at Mission Plaza, and then serving wine, beer and water from 5:00-8:00pm. More details to come, or contact community service director, Chase McMunn.
Tucked away in the hills above San Luis Obispo is Rancho El Chorro Outdoor School, a natural preserve, a school campus, and an extraordinary learning resource for young students. Here, on 250 protected acres, students literally reach out and touch the natural world and explore their place within it.A multi-club Rotary project is now in the works as the campus was looking for several needed improvements to its aging infrastructure. Rancho El Chorro:
    1. Reaches over 10,000 young people a year from all over California, as well as overseas. (a group of students from China comes this year)

    2. Focuses on environmental literacy.

    3. Teaches the importance of high ethical standards at an early age.

This hands on project by Rotarians across the Central Coast will: bring a needed educational project to the heart of California, bring hundreds of Rotarians together for a single purpose, and be FUN!!!! The three Rotary Clubs in San Luis Obispo have taken on the rebuilding of the amphitheater as their contribution to this overall effort. Click here to learn more about the project, its impact and how to get involved.

 
A ribbon cutting and BBQ celebration for the project's completion is planned for Wednesday, June 7 at 5:30pm. Contact Pat Arnold for more details.
Special thanks to club member David Everett who hosted us for a tour of Cal Poly's Dairy Innovation Institute on March 28. We heard an overview about the Institute, were provided delicious samples of cheese, chocolate milk and ice cream, and then donned some hairnets and booties for a tour of the production facility. Thank you Dave for a great morning and thanks to all who joined us on the vocational tour. Click here for a one-minute photo montage.
 
Our next tour is Tuesday, May 2 out in Los Osos to SLO Roasted Coffee.
 
SLO Daybreak is proud to announce that four of its members recently completed the Master PRLS program over a weekend-long session in Bakersfield. Congratulations to John Mascarenas (president 2016-17), Linda Wilson (president elect 2017-18), Dave Nilsen (president elect nominee 2018-19), and  Leslie Coe (president elect nominee designate 2019-20). This is a true testament to our club's ongoing commitment to excellence and that of our leaders for the next three years. The Practical Relevant Leadership Skills course is offered by Rotary District 5240 and provides a training environment for Rotarians to learn and develop skills that are useful on a personal and professional level and that come in handy for Rotarians in every level of leadership in their clubs.
 
Other club graduates of the Basic PRLS and Master PRLS  program include Mike Alamo, Bill Almas, Thom Brajkovich, Brian Conroy, Craig Darnell, Robin Dudley, John Eichler, Bob Harway, Doug Hoffman, Berni Ann Lewis, Charlene Rosales, Annie Shanks, Harry Sharp, Doug Shaw, Steve Sicanoff, and Liz Summer. For more information on the PRLS program, click here.
May is designated by Rotary International as Youth Services Month. To learn more, read District Governor Nick Frankle's monthly message and Rotary District 5240's newsletter by clicking here.
Have you signed up to participate in the SLO Daybreak "Dine Around"? Dine Around is a chance to mingle with your fellow Rotarians in a casual and friendly setting - either at someone's home, a restaurant, meeting after work, somewhere in the county - it can be an adventure! For those of you that did sign up, please try to meet at least once a month or every 6-8 weeks, whatever your group decides. Here's how it works - the first person or pair on the list (see the download file to the right on our home page) is responsible for reaching out to others in their group and setting up the first gathering.
 
You can really do anything - the idea is to come together over food and get to know your fellow members better; friends, potential new members and significant others are welcome to join too. You can meet for a picnic at a winery, host dinner or a pot luck at your home, take a short trip up or down the coast and meet for a Saturday lunch, gather as a group at a free event or for cocktails and appetizers - you decide. At your first meeting, set a date for your next Dine Around. And remember, this is supposed to be fun so keep it easy and flexible and don't feel bad if you can't make every one. More importantly, take the time to enjoy and spend time outside of our regular meetings and events with your fellow SLO Daybreakers. Contact Berni Ann Lewis for more information.
The RI Convention will be held in Atlanta, Georgia this year - a great opportunity to meet thousands of Rotarians from around the world, right here in the United States. Click here for more information.
Need to know what's happening in District 5240? Be sure to visit the events calendar to be "in the know" with district-wide events, trainings and learning opportunities. Click here to find out more.
If you happen to miss a Tuesday morning meeting, there are a variety of ways to make up for it. Our club's current policies require that members who miss a meeting complete a make up requirement within two weeks of the missed meeting. Here are some ways you can do so:
  • Attend a Rotary District 5240 meeting, seminar or PRLS class
  • Attend a SLO Daybreak fundraiser
  • Visit a Board of Directors or a club committee meeting
  • Participate in a club community service project - local or international
  • Attend an Interact or Rotaract meeting
  • Have "Coffee with President John"
  • Go to an online meeting such as Rotary e-Club One or E-Clubs around the World
 
Remember to notify our club secretary, Harry Sharp, when you do a make up. Historically, our club had the highest rate of attendance in District 5240, but some club members need to make a better effort to get us back up to the upper 90+ percentile! And sorry folks, attending social events or being somewhere and running into a few other Rotarians doesn't count. However, there are a lot of ways to get an A+ as a regular attendee and we want to make sure our club members stay engaged in our activities and connected with each other. That's why our club policies require strong attendance - we want everyone to participate and get the most out of your Rotary membership.
 
 
Speakers
Club Assembly
May 23, 2017
& Michael Boyer, District Membership Chair Region 4
DARK - No Meeting
May 30, 2017
(Memorial Day Holiday)
Roger Mann
Jun 06, 2017
Abolish Slavery Now
Lindsey Fry
Jun 13, 2017
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Hong and Andrea Cao
Jun 20, 2017
Shark Tank Success
DARK - No Meeting
Jun 27, 2017
(Demotion)
DARK - No Meeting
Jul 04, 2017
(Independence Day Holiday)
 
 
 
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