San Luis Obispo Daybreak

   California, USA

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In the News
Our first meeting of the Rotary year is on Tuesday, July 9. Be sure to be there for President Victor's 2024-25 kickoff! Victor Herrera joined the Rotary Club of SLO Daybreak in November 2021. He grew up in San Diego and spent time in Chicago, Washington DC, and the Inland Empire and joined Carmel & Naccasha in 2021. During his free time, Victor enjoys volunteering with various non-profits in the area, reading, learning how to bake, and exploring the central coast. We are looking forward to his leadership this year!
EVANSTON, Ill., USA – 25 June 2024 — Stephanie Urchick, member of the Rotary Club of McMurray, PA, will become the second woman to take office as president of Rotary International on 1 July 2024. During her one-year term, Urchick will lead the 119-year-old membership service organization in adapting for future success as Rotary’s 1.4 million members around the world develop and implement sustainable, community-driven projects that fight disease, promote peace, provide clean water, support education, save mothers and children, grow local economies, and protect the environment. More than US$5.5 billion has been awarded through The Rotary Foundation—Rotary’s charitable arm that helps clubs work together to perform meaningful, impactful service—to support these initiatives over the last 100 years. Read more here.
Do you like to have fun? Enjoy hanging out with great people? Want to serve your local and international community? Pursue your philanthropic interests? Did we ask about having fun? Then come visit our club! We have a goal this year to add at least 10 new members to bring their enthusiasm for "service above self" to our work.
Our club meets every Tuesday from 7:00-8:30am at Hoagie's, 1234 Monterey St. You don't have to be invited to attend, but if you know a Rotarian in our club, reach out to them and you can be their guest. Information about our club's activities, including the weekly lineup of speakers, can be found at and if you have questions, email us at Want to see what we've been up to? Check out our social media posts on Instagram and Facebook. Come check us out, we'd love to have you!

Greetings, my District 5240 Rotary Family.

On this eve of our nation’s birthday, I wish you a very Happy New Rotary Year from Cayucos. I am honored to be serving as your District Governor this year.  

Even though I am just 3 days into this job, I am excited to share that our dedicated District Team are already putting plans into action. Your irresistible club presidents are also working hard to embrace new and existing initiatives to create the Magic of Rotary.

Our District Theme, Rotary Is Love, for this year, is our love for humanity. With this foundation, it’s very easy for us to embrace opportunities and continue our impactful service projects.  Together, we can overcome challenges, make meaningful connections and go far.

I am looking forward to visiting your club and meeting you.  Wishing you and yours a very safe and Happy 4th of July.

Rotary Is Love + Service = Magic of Rotary!

District Governor Sherry Sim

Rotary District 5240 consists of almost 3,000 members in 69 Rotary Clubs. The District spans four counties in Central California - San Luis Obispo County, Santa Barbara County, Ventura County, and Kern County – as well as a Chapter Club based in Guatemala, a Next Gen Club in Westlake Village, and the international-focused Rotary E-Club of One World District 5240.  Our clubs are active in all aspects of Rotary, including community and international service, youth programs, and fellowship activities.

"Rotary is at its best when we foster a sense of inclusion and belonging in our clubs. In fact, I would go so far as to say that belonging is The Magic of Rotary itself.

With a focus on inclusivity and belonging, it is easier to be united in a common purpose. When we are committed to one another and focused on our goals, we are most effective."

Finish reading the RI President's message here.

We are proud to announce the recipients of our Student Scholarship awards as well as the high school students we sponsored this year for the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program. Congratulations to all and we look forward to seeing all that you will achieve in the future!
RYLA (San Luis Obispo High School):
Trevor Pearson
Liliana Puga
Joanna Rawlings
Caiden Ways
San Luis Obispo High School - Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) scholarships, sponsored by Chevron
Bianca Cadena - Biology
Samantha Marcos – Software Engineering
SLO High School
Kaylee Edwards – Psychology
Delilah Viayra - Business
Pacific Beach High School
Xiomara Cruz - Medicine
Katie Baltrama – Undecided
SLO Daybreak recently awarded the following nonprofit organizations whose primary service area is San Luis Obispo, positively impacting the health, security and life building skills to residents of all ages:
Central Coast Junior Golf's First Tee program to provide financial assistance to low income youth
Friday Night Live for its Youth Alcohol Prevention Program serving middle and high school aged students
SLO Botanical Garden for its Family Free Days providing nature based educational programming
SLO Noor Foundation to provide medical, dental and vision care to disadvantaged and low income individuals
Congratulations and we thank these organizations, leaders, staff and volunteers for their contribution to the well being of our community.
Congratulations to this year's K-12 teachers who were awarded a grant to support youth education in San Luis Obispo. Local teachers applied for specific funding for specific programs and supplies to advance their students' skills. Here are this year's recipients:
  • Dana McClish (Pacific Beach High School) - $600 for plumbing & electrical tools & equipment to learn the trade
  • Nicole Durrant (Hawthorne Elementary School) - $500 for a book giveaway system, allowing students to check books in and out of the classroom instead of the library
  • Tim Inglish (Laguna Middle School) - $363 for a projector and tech equipment for science experiments
  • Emily King (Teach Elementary School) - $279 equipment and tools for a cardboard building project
  • Deannie Greenelsh (Pacific Beach High School) - $500 for equipment and tools to enhance the students' art experience
  • Robert Donohue (Mission College Preparatory Catholic High School) - $500 for scientific calculators for math classes
  • Jessica Keach (Sinsheimer Elementary School) - $300 for a classroom rug for students to learn and engage on
  • Monica Reichmuth (Bishop's Peak Elementary School) - $476 for new stools/chairs for students to learn engage on
A big thank you to all the members that donated cash or basic, new home supplies for our longtime partner, 40 Prado. The 40 Prado Homeless Services Center is a 365 days per year facility that helps individuals and families improve their health and stability and move them towards self-sufficiency. Items collected for the "Welcome Home Kits" will go to individuals that are moving out of the shelter and into more permanent housing. We thank you for your support and helping our neighbors in need get off to a new start!
We finished the Born Learning Trail project with our partners at United Way of SLO County! We are thrilled to have been a part of bringing this project to life for the enjoyment of young children in San Luis Obispo, enhancing their early learning and play as they prepare to go to school. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this project, go check it out at DuVaul neighborhood park at the north end of Madonna Road in SLO.
Thank you to all who came out to support our annual fundraiser - Rotarians, friends, the community members! We sold out and all proceeds will go to benefit local nonprofit organizations and K-12 teacher grants as well as graduating high school student scholarships. Thank you as well to KSBY for bringing attention to the event. 
Thank you to our AMAZING sponsors this year: Paul’s Concrete Pumping, Mustang Private Wealth, Morris and Garritano Insurance, Obispo Wealth Management, The Ritual, Awesome Chris Waterbury, SLO Safe Ride, Key Termite & Pest Control, Covelop, and American Riviera Bank. And of course our AMAZING host, Lamplighter Inn & Suites (1604 Monterey St.). We couldn’t do it without all of you! @rotarydistrict5240 @mustangprivatewealth @morrisgarritano @theritual805 @slosaferide @keytermiteandpestcontrol @patdarnold @americanrivierabank @lamplighterinn
Since our club was chartered in 1998, the Rotary Club of SLO Daybreak has supported youth education as the bridge to success in life. We have done this through grants for K-12 teachers, scholarships for seniors headed to trade schools, colleges and universities, sponsoring high school students to attend the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards, and founding the Interact Club at SLOHS. 
This summer, we participated in the 15th Annual Stuff the Bus event, hosted by United Way of SLO County. Our club contributed new school supplies and over $500 in cash donations.
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Club Information
SLO Daybreak

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 7:00 a.m.
Hoagies Restaurant
1234 Monterey Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
United States of America
Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 a.m.
Our Mailing Address
P.O. Box 906
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406
Club Executives & Directors
Community Service
Club Administration
The Rotary Foundation
Youth Service
Guest Speakers Q1
Guest Speakers Q2
Guest Speakers Q3
Guest Speakers Q4
Executive Assistant Governor Group 4
Dave Garth
Jul 23, 2024
Former President & CEO, SLO Chamber of Commerce
Erin Primer, Food and Nutrition Services Director
Jul 30, 2024
SLCUSD Lunch Program
Aug 27, 2024
Club Assembly
DARK - No Meeting
Sep 03, 2024
Labor Day Holiday
Meeting Responsibilities
July 9
Janetski, Matthew
Nilsen, Dave
Flag Salute
Reese, Dustin
Summer, Liz
Rotary Moment
Sicanoff, Steve
July 16
White, Jennifer
Wilson, Linda
Flag Salute
Alamo, Mike
Coe, Leslie
July 23
Beighley, Nancy
Cyr, Anne
Flag Salute
Duncan, Veryl Ann
Garritano, James
Rotary Moment
Janetski, Lucas
July 30
Lewis, Berni Ann
Janetski, Matthew
Flag Salute
Luper, Emery
Nilsen, Dave
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