San Luis Obispo Daybreak

   California, USA

Club Information

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
Club Executives & Directors
Immediate Past President
The Rotary Foundation
Community Service
International Service
Youth Service
Club Administration
Public Relations
District Governor Schedule Coordinator
District 5240 Virtual Conference Committee
District 5240 Virtual Conference Committee
District 5240 Virtual Conference Committee
District 5240 Virtual Conference Committee
Teacher Grants Chair
Community Awards Chair
Student Scholarships Chair
In the News
SLO Daybreak will be joining the SLOThrowers Disc Golf Club for another work day at Sinsheimer Park on Saturday, May 8 from 10am-3pm. We will assist in completing the new pyramid structure, dispensing wood chips to pin locations and tees, weeding the tee boxes and cleaning up any trash around the course. Please come prepared with sunscreen, gloves, a hat and if you have them - shovels, pitchforks, post-hole diggers, wheelbarrows and pick up trucks for hauling the wood chips.
As part of our regular guest speaker program, we will also be hosting a local business to feature in a "Business Spotlight" every other week. Invited guests will have 5-10 minutes to share information about their business, how they are impacted and adjusting to the pandemic, and how the community can help support them. We will draw from not only small businesses in the downtown but from our members as well. Here is the upcoming lineup:
July 21: LynAnne Wiest, Humankind
August 4: Dave Nilsen, Obispo Wealth Management
August 18: Linda Wilson, Wilson & Co. Sotheby's International Real Estate
September 1: Shelley Stuckey, Tails Pet Boutique
September 15: Aasim Sajjad, Shalimar Restaurant
September 29: Jeff Olds, Jamba Juice
October 13: Liz Summer, SESLOC Federal Credit Union
October 27: Leann Standish, San Luis Obispo Museum of Art
November 10: Hector Santos, The Link Family Resource Center
December 1: Ken McGavin, Just Looking Gallery
December 15: Doug Shaw, The Sanctuary Tobacco Shop
January 5: Rodessa Newton, Coastal Delivery SLO, Libertine, Triad Real Estate
February 2: Ben Taylor, Mama Ganache Artisan Chocolates
February 16: Leslie Coe, Comevo
March 2: Bart Devaney, Sunset North Car Wash
March 30: Annie Shanks, Medallion Financial & Insurance Services
May 4: Paige Peak Wright & Jay Levin, Palace Royale Mobile Events Trailer
Matt Janetski's President's Club theme for the year is "Long Live Rotary". His president's poster board features his top 30 favorite music albums, which one is yours? Members, visiting Rotarians and guests are invited to join the President's Club before June 30th for a $100 donation. Matt will use the funds to support Operation Surf, an amazing local organization that transforms lives. Let's help Matt hit the $3,000 mark - if you have not joined, consider making an investment in our community and if you have, you can always join more than once!
Our Sergeant at Arms, Mike Johnson, shared some words of inspiration with our members, ones very fitting with Rotary's 4-Way Test and the motto, "Service Above Self".
Accept differences  Be kind  Count your blessings  Dream  Express thanks  Forgive  Give freely  Harm no one  Imagine more  Jettison anger 
Keep confidences  Love truly  Master something  Nurture hope  Open your mind  Pack lightly  Quell rumors  Reciprocate  Seek wisdom  Touch hearts  Understand  Value truth  Win graciously  Xeriscape  Yearn for peace 
Zealously support a worthy cause

One Rotary Center, located in Evanston, Illinois, is the world headquarters of Rotary International. Rotary is a global service organization for people who share a passion for, and a commitment to, enhancing communities and improving lives both locally and around the world. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they are not currently offering in-person tours but anyone can check out their new virtual tour and learn some interesting facts - enjoy!

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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We are unsure when we will begin meeting in person at our new location of Hotel SLO; until then we will continue to have an online option, starting at 7:00am for social time and 7:30-8:30am for club business, our business spotlights and our guest speakers. Check your email inbox for more information and the recurring Zoom link provided by President Matt. Visiting Rotarians and interested guests, contact Matt Janetski for more information.
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May 18, 2021
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Jun 08, 2021
Member Craft Talks
DARK - No Meeting
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