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
District Site
Venue Map
Our Mailing Address
P.O. Box 906
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406

Club Executives & Directors
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
Our club's largest fundraiser is almost here and we are gearing up for the Rotary Club of SLO Daybreak's 20th Annual Charity Golf Tournament, happening Monday, August 28 at the San Luis Obispo Country Club. Tee sponsorships are now available until August 1 for just $250, with logo placement on the course and business visibility in front of 144 tournament participants. Download a tee sponsorship form here. Also, if you are a tournament sponsor and will have a team playing in August 28, be sure to fill out the player's form and return it by August 10. 
Club and community members - contribute to the goodies that we will be providing to golfers in their tee bags, given to each player at the beginning of the day. Promotional items (notepads, pens, sunscreen...), snacks (energy bars, fruit, nuts...), useful golfing items (balls, towels, tees, divot tools...) , etc. are welcomed. Contact Veryl Ann Duncan.
Club members are also selling Daybreak Dollars for chances to win cash including the grand prize of $1,000. This is where our fundraiser can really cross the finish line in supporting our charitable giving including student scholarships, teacher grants and community service projects. See any club member to purchase a ticket or contact Bill Almas for more information.
Last but not least, volunteer at the tournament! We need a set up and take down crew, greeters, cashiers, hole monitors, runners, etc. Contact Charlene Rosales.
Questions? Contact tournament chair, Pat Arnold for information on sponsors, players and how you can help.
SLO Daybreak members continue to send good wishes for a speedy recovery to District Governor, John Weiss. Click here to read his most recent message to regional Rotarians - August is Membership Month - and we look forward to hosting DG Weiss to a future Tuesday morning meeting with SLO Daybreak.
With fires both small and large breaking out throughout District 5240, DG Weiss encourages Rotary clubs and its members to consider donating to their local American Red Cross chapters to support residents in need of assistance. Click here to make a contribution to disaster relief or call the San Luis Obispo office at (805) 543-0696.
Two big events are coming this fall so mark your calendars!
First, Rotary District 5240's annual conference will be held October 6-8 at the Ventura Beach Marriot. The conference is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about Rotary and connect with other Rotarians and district leaders in our region. The agenda includes additional opportunities for a grant application training to fund club service projects and an introductory course on Practical Relevant Leadership Skills (PRLS). You can also sign up for fun excursions to explore the best of Ventura with your family and friends. Special hotel rates are being offered. Click here for more information and to register to come and "Celebrate Rotary".
The weekend after is our club's yearly Rotary Campout in Paso Robles for our club members and their families and friends. Past president Mike Alamo is again leading this effort and it's always a good time at the Wine Country RV Resort in Paso Robles. Make your reservations in a spot for your motor home or book one of their cabins for the weekend of October 13th. We enjoy a Friday night social, time up at a nearby tasting room that's within walking distance, play time at the pool, a pot luck dinner on Saturday night and breakfast brunch in the mornings. All activities are optional except for having fun which is guaranteed! More information to come as the date gets closer but it's best to book soon so you won't miss out.
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. And we pride ourselves in historically having over 90%+ attendance in comparison to other clubs throughout our district.
Here are the ways you can do so, and help keep our attendance track record high:
  • Attend a Rotary District 5240 meeting, seminar or PRLS class
  • Attend a SLO Daybreak fundraiser
  • Visit a Board of Directors meeting (second Monday of each month, 5:30pm) or a club committee meeting
  • Participate in a club community service project - local or international
  • Attend an Interact or Rotaract meeting
  • Join a small group meeting with President Wilson
  • Complete an online meeting such as Rotary e-Club One or E-Clubs around the World
Remember to notify our club secretary, Dave Wilsonwhen you do a make up - he reports our club's attendance monthly to Rotary District 5240. And sorry folks, attending social events or being somewhere and running into a few other Rotarians doesn't count, however fun and productive it may be! 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 consistent attendance - we want everyone to get the most out of their Rotary membership.
Our Rotary club is part of a regional "district" comprised of over 70 clubs and 3,500+ members in four different counties - all interested in "Service Above Self" - from Paso Robles to Simi Valley to China Lake. Need to know what's happening in District 5240? Be sure to visit the district events calendar to be "in the know" with district-wide events, trainings and learning opportunities. There is so much more to Rotary beyond our club and participating in District 5240 activities is one way to broaden your knowledge and involvement in Rotary. Click here to find out more.

The Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo, Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, and Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo Daybreak celebrated the completion of a major project with a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 7.

Over the course of the last several months, Rotary Clubs from the Central Coast down to Mexico and the SLO County Office of Education came together to replace and enlarge an existing amphitheater at the Rancho El Chorro Outdoor School that is operated by the County Office of Education. The new amphitheater consists of a new stage and backdrop and upgraded electrical service. The project was constructed through the volunteer labor and financial assistance of Rotarians coupled with generous donations by a number of local businesses. This is the latest of many projects that the three Rotary clubs have completed in the San Luis Obispo area, the others include an exercise course at Laguna Lake Park, an Airport Viewing Platform at the SLO Airport, the Rotary Community Garden in Meadow Park and the Rotary Bandstand in Mitchell Park.

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.
DARK - No Meeting
Sep 05, 2017
(Labor Day Holiday)
DARK - No Meeting
Nov 21, 2017
(Thanksgiving Holiday)
Annual Meeting
Nov 28, 2017
Approve 2018-19 Club Officers and Directors
K-12 Teachers
Dec 05, 2017
2017-18 Teacher Grant Recipients
DARK - No Meeting
Dec 26, 2017
(Christmas Holiday)
DARK - No Meeting
Jan 02, 2018
(New Year's Holiday)
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