San Luis Obispo Daybreak

   California, USA

At The Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo Daybreak, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our members, our club, and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Rotary’s values of cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, and social and environmental responsibility.
The Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo Daybreak’s commitment to diversity informs our efforts in member recruitment and retention.

In the News
SLO Daybreak is now accepting applications for Teachers Grants for 2023! If you are a K-12 teacher in the City of San Luis Obispo or know someone who is, please feel free to submit an application. Grant applications will be reviewed by the grant committee and the recipients will be notified prior to our January 16th meeting, where the winners will be announced and presented to the club. There they will discuss the projects they have submitted and been awarded for. Should you have any questions about the process, please reach out to Teachers Grant chair, Matthew Janetski at Applications are due Monday, December 18 by Noon.
Hello all, and Happy November. This year is just flying by. Everyone tells you to buckle up, it's going to whiz by...but you never quite believe it until you are in it. This month our club held a Community Service Food Drive to collect food and canned goods for a local community pantry housed on the property of one of our members. So proud to see the membership coming together to support the community.
This month, we start the process of our Teachers Grants. Annually, we send out request letters and applications to San Luis Obispo schools, asking for proposals on projects by local K-12 teachers. On January 16th, we will announce the recipients and welcome them to our weekly meeting to discuss the projects with the club. Our Membership Director, Matt Janetski, has graciously taken the reigns on the process this year and we are excited to see what we are presented with. To download the application, go to the far right column on this page and scroll down to "Home Page Download Files".
It's an exciting time to be a part of Rotary, and I can't wait to see what's in store! On that note, I'd like to take a quick moment to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving to you are yours. Enjoy and cheers! 

As we gather with loved ones around our Thanksgiving tables, let the spirit of gratitude fill our hearts. In this season of thanks, we reflect on the blessings of friendship, the warmth of family, and the profound opportunity we share as Rotarians to make a meaningful difference in our communities.

Let us take a moment to appreciate the unique position we hold within Rotary—the power we possess to create lasting impact through service. It is through our collective dedication to service above self that we find cause for gratitude. Each project, each initiative, and each act of kindness contributes to the betterment of our world, and for that, we are truly thankful.

As we express our gratitude, may we also recognize the strength of our Rotary family. Together, we amplify the impact of our efforts and embody the true essence of community service. Our shared commitment to making a positive difference is a source of inspiration and a reason to celebrate this Thanksgiving season.

Wishing you all a Thanksgiving filled with joy, warmth, and the satisfaction of knowing that, through our service, we are cultivating a better world for all.

In the spirit of Rotary and Having Fun,


"The 2024 Rotary International Convention in May will mark 25 years since the first Rotary Peace Centers were announced — coincidentally at the Rotary Convention in Singapore in 1999. Next year, Rotary takes a step toward supporting peacebuilding in the Middle East and North Africa region when recruitment begins for our newest peace center in partnership with Bahçeşehir University (BAU) in Istanbul. Since its beginning, the peace centers program has prepared more than 1,700 peace fellows working in more than 140 countries to create a more peaceful world. That is certainly worth celebrating, but Rotary Peace Fellows are more than statistics on a page. Their actions have helped Create Hope in the World and will continue to do so".

Read RI President McInally's entire message here.

Our club held a food drive during the month of October to collect food and canned goods for a local community food pantry. We collected quite a bit of food, and we able to provide the food to the owner of the local pantry who was very excited to receive it. Should you be interested in donating, we are always happy to accept! Please reach out to to discuss more.
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!
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.
The Rotary Club of SLO Daybreak is pleased to announce this year's scholarship awardees:
Pacific Beach High School
Rylee King 
Aaron Walker 
San Luis Obispo High School
Diego Freeman-Garcia 
Kathlyn Goldsmith 
Kylee McNabb 
Gus Ringley 
May Ritter
Jared Treichler 
Congratulations to all and we wish you success as your begin your higher education journey!
Our club is proud to have awarded the following local nonprofit organizations with a grant to support their valuable programs: 
Central Coast State Parks Association, to help fund outreach at the SLO Farmers' Markets publicizing the Association's new Monarch Festival to be held in September 2023.
Friday Night Live, to fund their annual awards ceremony for students in schools, elementary through high school, with Friday Night Live programs.
Gala Pride and Diversity Center, to fund the continuance of GALA's weekly support groups for youth.
San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, to fund their "Second Saturdays" art program for children.
Congratulations to this year's K-12 teachers who were awarded a grant to support youth education in San Luis Obispo. Here are this year's recipients:
Amanda Lake, Laguna Middle School, $500 toward travel expenses to "Guest Conductor".
Melinda Mikuls, Pacheco Elementary School, $500 for hands-on and adaptive situations materials for special education students.
Sally Lamas, Sinsheimer Elementary School, $500 for painting supplies for student created mural for school fence.
Monica Reichmuch, Bishop's Peak Elementary School, requests $500 for reading academic support materials.
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Club Information
SLO Daybreak

We meet In Person
Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
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
Immediate Past President
The Rotary Foundation
Community Service
International Service
Youth Service
Club Administration
Public Relations
President Elect Nominee
Assistant Governor Group 10
Teacher Grants
Drive Thru Barbecue Fundraiser
Doug Shaw
Dec 05, 2023
Member Craft Talk
Megan Souza - Vocational Tour
Dec 19, 2023
Megan's Organic Market
DARK - No Meeting
Dec 26, 2023
DARK - No Meeting
Jan 02, 2024
New Year's Holiday
Dylan George, PG&E
Jan 09, 2024
Diablo Canyon Power Plant Update
Sophie Glazebrook
Jan 23, 2024
SLO County Community Health Assessment
TIm Bridwell
Jan 30, 2024
Friends of the Elephant Seals
Pat Arnold, Covelop
Feb 13, 2024
Real Estate Development in SLO County
Club Assembly
Feb 27, 2024
Meeting Responsibilities
December 5
Herrera, Victor
Janetski, Lucas
Flag Salute
Janetski, Matthew
Lewis, Berni Ann
December 12
Luper, Emery
Nilsen, Dave
Flag Salute
Reese, Dustin
Rosales, Char
Rotary Moment
Shanks, Annie
December 19
Sicanoff, Steve
Summer, Liz
Flag Salute
Wilson, Linda
Alamo, Mike
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