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- Tickets to the self-guided tour are $25 per person (one ticket grants access to all five homes)
- Tickets may be purchased online or are available at the San Luis Obispo, Atascadero, and Arroyo Grande Chambers of Commerce. If you purchase online, tickets will be mailed to you.
- Tickets may also be purchased at any one of the five homes only on the day of the home tour
- Refreshments will be served at the Gerpheide home courtesy of the Madonna Inn
President Jeff just announced that in addition to our ongoing project to help feed our homeless neighbors, one of our club's projects this year will be to package 10,000 meal packs for the most needy people on the planet. Each package provides a full day's nutritional and caloric requirements for 6 people, so our 10,000 meal packs will feed 60,000 people. The packages are vegetarian and can be combined with local spices so that the food fits within any culture.
Watch the video below or go to http://www.stophungernow.org/ for more info. Just another project where we can demonstrate Rotary's motto of Service Above Self.
- We sent 1200 wheelchairs to Africa.
- We donated Shelter Boxes to provide temporary shelter for those affected by disasters in Nepal and the Philippines.
- We provided 120 Unite to Light solar units so that children without electricity can study in the evenings.
- We planned 2 upcoming projects with our sister club in Compostela, Mexico and were happy to have 9 of their club members visit San Luis Obispo.
- We sent $36,000 to the Rotary Foundation, a new record for our club.
- We participated in a joint project with the other two SLO Rotary Clubs and our Rotaract Club to build a viewing platform at the the SLO County Airport.
- We provided $36,500 in scholarships to local students, our highest amount ever.
- We awarded $5,000 to local nonprofits to help them fill their budgetary needs.
- We provided 5 BBQ dinners to folks at the Homeless Shelter.
- We had our first Rotary Family picnic and several other successful socials.
- We inducted 14 new members and retained 94% of our members throughout the year.
We know you don't like to miss out on any of our events, so here's some advance notice. Be sure to put these dates on your calendar!
- April 13 - It's always a fun time (not to mention great food) when we celebrate our local ag community at the Rural-Urban dinner. This takes the place of our lunch meeting that day.
- May 9 - Our Spaghetti-Western fundraiser will require all hands on deck. It's a lot of fun, with more great food and a family atmosphere, so plan on bringing the kids, grandkids, neighbors, and friends.
- May 29-June 2 - Our friends from the Rotary Club of Compostela, Mexico will be paying us a visit. They'll provide the program at the June 1 meeting and there will be other activities while they're here.
- June 13 - Mystery Trip. And that's all I'm saying about this one.
- Transportation from LAX to Guayabitos, near Puerto Vallarta
- Accommodations at the newly built Bungalos La Paz where we will be the only occupants
- Two days of fishing
- An optional third day of fishing or a trip to Compostela to see the projects our Club has participated in
- Food, including tasty home-cooked lunches for the boat and seafood dinners overlooking the ocean
- A fun awards banquet
- A trip to the La Cruz Craft Market where high-end artisan products are sold
- An opportunity for fun and fellowship with the local Rotarians
Applications are now available for a fully-paid fellowship. Who do you know?
The Rotary Peace Fellowship is a great opportunity for people with a passion for peace to take their education to the next level. Fellows study at one of six Rotary Peace Centers around the world and can either earn a professional development certificate in peace and conflict resolution or a master’s degree in international relations, public administration, sustainable development, peace studies, or a related field. The fellowship covers tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and internship or field study expenses.
Do you know anyone who might be a good candidate? If so, contact Matthew Cottle, Bev James, or Peggy Carlaw.
Congratulations to the Rotary members who helped collect for the Salvation Army this year. And much gratitude to the community members who donated. Together we raised $1,751.13 to help this worthy organization.
At the meeting last Monday, President Dave announced our community project for the 2014-15 Rotary Year.
Dr. Tom Davies and Dr. Bill Johnson (left) who staged the Queen Symphony at the PAC on May 17 and 18, present a check for $15,000 to the three Rotary Clubs in San Luis Obispo. This money will be forwarded to Rotary International for the Polio Plus Program where it will be matched two for one by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation for a total of $45,000, enough to immunize 45,000 children against poliovirus.
Finally, after several years of fundraising, grant-writing, planning, and coordinating, our first container of 550 wheelchairs have arrived in Chimoio, Mozambique, ready for assembly and distribution. The chairs are designed to be used in the rugged terrain of developing countries and are built with materials available locally so that they can be maintained.
- Under the leadership of President Jim Salio, the Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo was named Rotary Club of the Year by District 5240.
- Our own member and Past President, Rotarian Deb Linden, was named District 5240 Rotarian of the Year
- We were able to provide $600 to our local Rotaract Club with thanks to the Rotaracters who helped with our Spaghetti-Western fundraiser.
- To continue to serve the local and international community with passion, heart, and love.
- To further the work of Rotary by having every club member make a donation to the Rotary International Foundation, at whatever level they're capable of.
- To build a more diverse membership.
- To have fun and build camaraderie.