San Luis Obispo Daybreak

   California, USA

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SLO Daybreak

Tuesdays 7:00-8:30 a.m.
San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo, CA
United States of America
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P.O. Box 906
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406
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Our annual Teacher Grant application window is now open until October 29th. We encourage any K-12 teacher within the city of San Luis Obispo to apply. All funds must be used for projects in the classroom that benefit students and enrich their learning opportunities. The purpose of the grant is to provide opportunities for learning experiences that would not otherwise be available in the absence of private funding. For more information, please look to the far right column for PDFs that can be downloaded on the criteria and application. Contact our Committee Chair, Dan Troy, for more details. Applications are due Friday, October 29.
UPDATE: Recent Change Regarding Our Meetings
SLO Daybreak is offering its members, guests and friends of Rotary the opportunity to join us for our weekly meetings either online or in person. Per the County Public Health announcement on 8/31/21, attendees in person are encouraged to wear face masks in any indoor places such as Hoagie's. Fellowship and breakfast takes place from 7-7:30am, club business and guest speakers from 7:30-8:30am. Please contact Membership Director, Mike Alamo, or Club Administration Director, Char Rosales, with any questions or if you need the recurring Zoom meeting link.
Coffee with the President
Saturday, October 30
Board of Directors Meeting
Monday, November 15
American Riviera Bank conference room
1085 Higuera St.
Contact Eric Griffith for more information or the Zoom link
Members are always welcome to attend
District 5240 Conference
January 28-30
Santa Barbara
Click here for more details
The Rotary theme for October is Economic and Community Development.
Did you know that approximately 700 million people live on less than $1.90 a day? One out of nine people in the world do not have enough to eat!  Sixty percent of those who go hungry are women and young girls.  And seventy percent of the world’s poorest people live in rural areas and depend on agriculture and related activities for their livelihood.

Rotary members are passionate about providing sustainable solutions to poverty by providing vocational training and access to financial resources. Click here to read more and to learn more about World Polio Day and membership growth in District 5240 this past quarter.
Every other week, our club invites local small business owners to share their stories - the history of their business, how they adjusted their operations during the pandemic and how our community can support their success. We alternate between our members and non-members. The upcoming lineup:
July 20: Anne Cyr, George, Cyr & Christakos
August 3: Josh Haring, The Mountain Air
August 17: Berni Ann Lewis, Global Healthcare Solutions
Our club worked over the year to acquire a Rotary District 5240 Grant to support 17 Strong, a local nonprofit organization that funds "Victory Trips" for young adults battling life-threatening illnesses. President Matt presented a check for $4,444 to Holly and Steve Teixeira, co-founders of 17 Strong, which was inspired by their late son, Ryan.
Matt Janetski's President's Club theme for 2020-21 was "Long Live Rotary". His poster board featured his 30 favorite music albums and members could choose their favorite for a $100 donation. As a thank you, members of the President's Club received the CD of their chosen album as well as a magnet from Boo Boo Records. Matt designated the $2,400 raised (almost every member joined!) to support Operation Surf, an amazing local organization that transforms lives. It was a rockin' Rotary year - thanks to the members for capping off a successful year of charitable giving.
The Rotary Club of SLO Daybreak is proud to have awarded scholarships this year to students graduating from high school in San Luis Obispo. $4,650 in funds for our scholarship program were raised through our annual club fundraisers and with the support of our generous sponsor of the $3,000 Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Scholarship, Chevron. Congratulations to the Class of 2021! The following are this year's recipients and their areas of higher education study: 
Pacific Beach High School:
Margaret Eva Adams - Early childhood education
Melody Goldiner - Music
Vivian Swenson-Ruiz - Undecided
San Luis Obispo High School:
Courtney Bloomstine - Business and entrepreneurship
Sadie LaChapelle - Environmental science
Aidan Stamford - Economics, finance, or business administration
San Luis Obispo High School (STEM Scholarships sponsored by Chevron):
Lizette Crooks - Software engineering, computer engineering, computer science
Ved Kenjale - Physics and math
Lucia Landeros - Engineering and economics
SLO Daybreak extends its appreciation to our local nonprofit community for all the good work that is done for children, families and senior citizens in the city of San Luis Obispo. We are proud to have awarded a total of $5,700 to the following programs through our annual Community Awards, made possible by our fundraisers and club endowment:
First Tee Central Coast, Central Coast Junior Golf - financial aid and sanitation supplies
French Hospital Medical Center, Hearst Cancer Resource Center - Angel of Hope Fund
San Luis Obispo County YMCA - scholarships and financial aid for all ages
San Luis Obispo Food Bank, Senior Home Delivery Program - food deliveries
San Luis Obispo Noor Foundation, telehealth care and virtual support program
Son Care Foundation, New Life K9s - veterinary needs for service dogs that support veterans
Since our club was chartered in 1998, education has always been a focus for our fundraising and philanthropic giving. Believing that education is foundational to the success of our local and global communities, for several years SLO Daybreak has provided grants to K-12 teachers in San Luis Obispo.
The following educators are recipients of a total of $3,111 in grants:
Sandi Emrick
C.L. Smith Elementary
Motor Skills/Materials
Mike Daniels
Mission College Prep
Weather Balloons
Noah Doughty
Mission College Prep
Digital Microscope
Jodi Evans
San Luis Obispo High School
Grateful Kits
Beth MeyerSan Luis Obispo High School  9-12/ESLCreate Picture Books
Zach Roper
San Luis Obispo High School
Screen Print Supplies
Eva di Santo
San Luis Obispo High School
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District Repesentative
Oct 26, 2021
World Poilio Day
Cheryl VInes
Nov 02, 2021
NAACP San Luis Obispo County Branch
Club Assembly
Nov 16, 2021
& Craft Talk by Todd Huebler
DARK - No Meeting
Nov 23, 2021
(Thanksgiving Day Holiday)
Leigh Rubin
Nov 30, 2021
Rubes Syndicated Cartoons
Teacher Grant Awards
Dec 07, 2021
Annual Meeting
Dec 14, 2021
Election of Club Officers & Directors
DARK - No Meeting
Dec 21, 2021
(Christmas Holiday)
DARK - No Meeting
Dec 28, 2021
(New Year's Day Holiday)
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