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

Club Executives & Directors
President Elect Nominee
Past President
Community Service
Club Service
International Service
Youth Service
Public Relations
Public Relations
Sergeant at Arms
District 5240 Director at Large
District 5240 PRLS Lead Instructor
2016 Golf Tournament Chair
Weekly Program Chair
Weekly Duty Roster Chair
In the News
Last month, Rotary of SLO Daybreak sponsored, prepared and served a hot breakfast to 30 women, children and families at the Mission overflow homeless shelter. This was the second volunteer effort to serve food this year by club members that helped Deacon Chuck from Mission de Tolosa feed a few local homeless families.Special thanks to our Rotary members - Debra Larson, Berni Ann Lewis, John Mascarenas, April Mott and Liz Summer.

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.

Club members and friends of Rotary will be busy packing bags for the Days for Girls project. If you would like to help send hygiene care packages for young women, join the group on Friday, February 12 at Mt. Carmel Lutheran Church in San Luis Obispo, 1701 Fredericks St., starting at 10:00am and going until 100 kits are packed. Days for Girls is a nonprofit that from a grassroots level, works to provide every woman and girl in the world with access to quality sustainable hygiene and health education by 2022. SLO Daybreak began volunteering and providing handmade, washable feminine hygiene kits in 2015. These kits allow women and girls to have a higher level of health, safety, dignity, and continuous access to school and work. For more information, contact Nancy Beighley.

"Last month I made the comment that our District is filled with "doers". That goes for the clubs too. We just completed our Million Dollar Brunch at Cal Lutheran University which included a presentation from The Rotary Foundation for awards earned for outstanding club performance during 2014-15. Our District had clubs recognized for excellence in three areas. I am so very impressed with these clubs' performances, I wanted to share those awards here with all of you:
Every Rotarian Every Year Award
This banner is awarded to clubs achieving a minimum of $100 per capita average with every active member personally contributing some amount to the Annual Fund during the Rotary year. I am very pleased to recognize those EREY clubs just awarded at the Million Dollar Brunch: Cambria, Carpinteria Morning, China Lake, Conejo Valley, Fillmore, Goleta Noontime, Lompoc, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo Daybreak, Santa Maria, Santa Maria Breakfast, Simi Sunrise, Simi Sunset, Simi Valley, Ventura, Ventura East, Ventura South
Top Three Highest Per Capita Annual Giving Clubs (in our District)
Simi Sunset  $628.18
Paso Robles Sunrise  $597.22
Thousand Oaks  $385.34
Finally, Valentine's Day is just around the corner and falls this year on a Sunday. Please take time to remember all the "sweeties" in your life."  ~  DG Jim
Click here to read this month's entire message from District Governor Jim Bell.

Planning is underway 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. Thanks to Pat Arnold – who has agreed to Chair our event one last time – for his many years of tireless service and dedication to making this one of the best and most popular golfing fundraisers in the county.  
The Daybreak Golf Committee is also looking for a few new members to help carry on the tradition of excellence, including a new Chair-In-Training to take over the tournament reins next year.  (As our primary fundraiser, participation at some level is expected for all club members.  If you can’t serve on the Committee, please be prepared to help recruit sponsors, sign up as a golfer or volunteer on the day of the event.)
Click here for a video of the 2015 tournament to whet your enthusiasm. Please contact Pat Arnold for upcoming committee meeting dates and tournament needs if you can help. 

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 club service director, Ryan Olson. 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.

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.

Feb 16, 2016
Pierre Rademaker
Updating the Downtown Concept Plan
Apr 12, 2016
DARK - No Meeting
May 17, 2016
May 24, 2016
May 31, 2016
DARK - No Meeting
(Memorial Day Holiday)
Jun 28, 2016
DARK - No Meeting
(End of the Rotary Year)
Beware of new email scam claiming to be from Foundation Chair Klinginsmith
A new email purporting to be from Rotary Foundation Trustee Chair Ray Klinginsmith is targeting Rotary members. The email falsely claims that members can become End Polio Now ambassadors if they email club information to a Gmail address within 48 hours. The fraudulent email has the subject line “BECOME AN END POLIO AMBASSADOR” and is sent from a fake email address. This is a scam. Rotary staff is working to resolve the issue. Avoid being the victim of scams by deleting any email that appears suspicious.
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Rotary's 2016 International Assembly coverage and resources
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