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on May 18, 2016
SLO Daybreak celebrated its activities and fundraising with our Annual Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, May 17. This past year, SLO Daybreak contributed over $35,400 to our local and international communities through the following:
K-12 Teacher Grants $4,012.34
Food Bank Coalition of SLO County $264
High School Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Scholarships $5,000
High School Student Scholarships $7,286
Homeless Foundation of SLO County (Playground for 40 Prado) $4,167
Nonprofit Program Community Awards $6,000
Rotaract Club of SLO $500
Rotary Club of Ajijic (dental chair) $1,000
Rotary International Grant $525
Rotary International's Polio Plus Program $984 + $125/club member
Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) $1,550
SLO Downtown Association's Make Change Count Program $1,200
United Way of SLO County's KidSpree $1,000
We look forward to more toasts to the past year with President Liz's Demotion Party on June 24. Contact Annie Shanks for more details. Thank you Rotarians and community members for making this such a generous and successful year!
on May 01, 2016
Save the date for SLO Daybreak's 19th Annual Fall Classic Charity Golf Tournament to be held at the Avila Bay Golf Resort on Saturday, August 13, 2016. Click here for a video of the 2015 tournament to whet your enthusiasm. This event funds our annual charitable giving to local students, teachers and nonprofit programs, as well as our community service efforts.
We'll be rounding up golfers before you know it but until then, the Golf Committee is looking for members to help recruit sponsors, sign up as a golfer or volunteer on the day of the event. Please contact Pat Arnold for upcoming committee meeting dates and tournament needs.
on Apr 30, 2016
Every week, Rotarians learn about different different topics of interest through speakers that are invited to our Tuesday meetings. The subject matter can range from hot button community issues, personal well being, Rotary-related events and candidate debates to hearing from nonprofit organizations, city and county staff or elected officials or our own members providing a "craft talk" and sharing more about themselves and their hobbies. The wide spectrum provides a way for our club members to be informed on local and worldwide issues, as well as just to learn something fun and interesting. If you have ideas for guest speakers, contact Matt Janetski. Guest speakers are invited to join us for our regular breakfast meeting starting at 7:00am with the speaking time from 8:00-8:20am with another 5 minutes for Q&A. As a thank you for each guest speaker, President Liz donates a book to Literacy for Life (formerly the SLO Literacy Council). This local organization serves our entire county and provides tutoring in English language skills for adults, whether they be native English speakers or non-English speakers. To learn more, click here.
on Oct 19, 2015
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 Liz"
- Go to an online meeting such as Rotary e-Club One or E-Clubs around the World
Remember to notify our club secretary, Leslie Coe, 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.
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