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Directors
President
President-Elect
Past President
Secretary
Treasurer
Club Service Chair
Community Service Chair
International Service
Awards Chair
Vocational Service Chair
RYLA Coordinator
Youth Service
Interact Coordinator
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Public Relations
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Membership
The Rotary Foundation
District Governor Nominee
Family of Rotary
Youth Exchange Chair
President Elect Nominee
Club PRLS Coordinator
MBRC Foundation Director
 

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Welcome to Rotary Club of Morro Bay!

Welcome to Rotary Club of Morro Bay!

Morro Bay

Service above Self

We meet Tuesdays at 11:45 AM
Morro Bay Golf Course
201 State Park Road
Morro Bay, CA  93442
United States
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Rotary Club of Morro Bay

Bulletin – February 3, 2015

WEATHER
Warm sunny, golfing weather.

LUNCH
Chicken sandwich, a lovely salad with just abit of dressing (yea), pasta and apple pie and ice cream – welcome Morro Bay Rotary Club to the Golf Course.

PRESIDENT NICKS TIE COLOR
President Nick wore matching shades of blue!

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The lovely and talented President Nick

INVOCATION
The lovely and talented Ken Stilts

SONG
Clearly Sid no longer loves us, no Sid, no song.

VISITING ROTARIANS AND GUESTS
Former MB Rotarian and member of the Lake Oswego Club in Oregon – none other than Skip Barnhart
Jan Lewis  (Elsie’s friend)
John LePlante (Forest’s friend)
Lori French  (becoming a member TODAY)
Hankmo Roth
Honorary Rotarian Maya
Mary Helen Keller from the Palm Desert Club

NEW MEMBER INDUCTION
We were pleased to formally induct Lori French who was formerly with the Eco Rotary Club.  Lori is heavily involved in the Morro Bay Fishing Community, she is married to Jeff, a second generation commercial fisherman and has two sons, Loren who is an architect waiting to be hired and working commercial fishing in the meantime and Drew who is a computer engineer.  Lori has a lot of interests including swimming, avocado wrangling and chicken ranching.  In her spare time (haha) she writes for National Fishermen Magazine.

PAUL HARRIS QUARTET AND PRESENTATIONS
None today.

EXEMPTION
Not Today

CLUB BUSINESS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
~Jamie B announced tickets for Evening at Heart were sold out, but you could probably score one on eBay.
~Rick Grantham asked for people who would be willing to occasionally drive the Fenderson’s to the doctors.
~President Nick talked about the Steps Conference and the Rotary Foundation Gala, where his wife won her very own Paul Harris fellow.  He also announced the Goleta ~Daytime Club was going to continue the work Morro Bay Club started in Sri Lanka. 
~We also celebrated birthdays of John Weiss, Debra Garcia, Heidi Kimbrell, Jack Barrett and Bryan Griffiths.

QUOTE OF THE MEETING
John LePlante had too many to write down!!!  Still laughing...

UPCOMING DATES AND EVENTS
March 2015 – 4-Way Essay Test, District Assembly
April 11, 2015 – Business Planning & Project Management (Embassy Suites, SLO)
April 17-19, 2015 - RYLA
May 1-3, 2015 – Morro Bay Car Show
May 8, 2015 – Golf Tournament at Morro Bay Golf Course
June 2015 – Demotion/Induction Party
August / September 2015 – Fish Fry

FINING
None today.

PAUL HARRIS BOARD DRAWING
No action here.

PROGRAM
Forest Ratchford, spoke about being in the Peace Corps.  He had two tours, one in Romania and one in St. Lucia.  The Peace Corps promotes world peace and friendship, working on training locals of developing countries, promoting both our culture and their cultures.  There are many areas the Peace Corps focus on including education, health, and youth in development, environment and economic development.  Peace Corps is in 140 countries with over 220,000 volunteers.  The application process takes about 1.5 years and once in the Peace Corps you can leave at any time, without any questions asked.  The attrition rate is about 25%.  John LePlante then followed Forrest and talked about his experience in the Peace Corps.

CLOSING
President Nick closed the meeting, Happy Trails All!

 

 
 

Rotary Club of Morro Bay Bulletin      – January 20, 2015
 

WEATHER
Warm, sunny, abit of wind, no rain.

LUNCH
Chicken, noodles, wonderful broccoli, peas and carrots and apple cobbler.    

PRESIDENT NICKS TIE COLOR
President Nick secretly concealed his tie today, but there seemed to be some blue stripes sneaking out beneath a black sweater. 

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The lovely and talented Rotary Club of Morro Bay

INVOCATION
The lovely and talented Jude

SONG
Sid supplied the words to a song that we sang……well.

VISITING ROTARIANS AND GUESTS
Liz Patrina, Virgs Landing
Jesse Landry
Len and Midge Gentieu
Brian Swartz
Dani Tope
Honorary Member Maya

NEW MEMBER INDUCTION
Forrest Ratchford was inducted into the club.  Originally from Tennessee, he and his wife, Serena, have just relocated to Morro Bay from Harlington, Texas to operate a dental practice in Morro Bay.  Forrest also talked abit about his time spent in the Peace Corps in Romania

PAUL HARRIS QUARTET AND PRESENTATIONS
None today.

EXEMPTION
Not Today

CLUB BUSINESS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
~President Nick shared that for the next few meetings we really needed to focus on the Paul Harris board. 
~President Nick announced that he attended the mid-term meeting and our club was recognized for membership and in turn President Nick recognized Don Doubledee for this work. 
~The Club received a check from the Harbor Festival for our volunteer work.
~Andrea reminded the Club about the Chamber Installation Dinner scheduled for this Friday night.  Morro Bay Citizen of the Year, Business of the Year and the Living Treasure will all be recognized.  Tickets are on sale at $50 each.
~President Nick talked about the 4-Way Essay Test that is being overseen by Heidi, Tom and Andrea.
~Elsie announced a Valentine’s Day Social scheduled for Thursday, February 12th at Carla’s Country Kitchen.
~Andrea announced that her student Ariana Elegado, was feathered in the Newspaper for her great game at Cal Poly, she plays for Honorary Rotarian Faith Mimnaugh. 
~Jamie B announced tickets for Evening at Heart were still available, but going fast.
~President Nick reminded the club of the Board meeting on January 21, 2015 @ 730am at Carla’s.
~Lori French reminded the Club of the Central Coast Women for Fisheries Albacore Enchilada fundraiser on January 31, 2015.
~Don Doubledee announced that he still had some lighted boat parade t-shirts.

QUOTE OF THE MEETING
The Club that plays together, stays together – Elsie. 

 

UPCOMING DATES AND EVENTS

January 23, 2015, Chamber Installation Dinner
February 7, 2015 – Planned Public Speaking (Embassy Suites, SLO)
February 7, 2015 – Evening with Heart
March 2015 – 4-Way Essay Test, District Assembly
April 11, 2015 – Business Planning & Project Management (Embassy Suites, SLO)
April 17-19, 2015 - RYLA
May 1-3, 2015 – Morro Bay Car Show
May 8, 2015 – Golf Tournament at Morro Bay Golf Course
June 2015 – Demotion/Induction Party
August/Sept 2015 – Fish Fry

FINING and PROGRAM
Not today.

PAUL HARRIS BOARD DRAWING
See above.

PROGRAM

Judy introduced Len Gentieu and his wife Midge.  Len and Midge own the Pappagallo Motor Yacht in the harbor.  Len has recently finished a book entitled Chasing the Heat which follows his very interesting and diverse cooking career.  Len shared that there are 3 things that he stresses in the book and those are:

            1.         The importance of being persistent.
            2.         The amount of behind the scenes support there is at successful restaurants
            3.         The importance of encouraging restaurant workers.

Len shared that the book started when they landed (sailed into) Morro Bay after a difficult voyage of 19 hours.  He said that he was greeted at the dock by one of the City fathers in a none too welcoming manner – however, since that time he has gotten to be friends with this, so far, unnamed resident.  Len shared a story from his Army days in Korea, when he was asked to cook for a high ranking official, he told a hilarious account of cooking meat and vegetables on a saber and everything going well, until……..things didn’t go well and he had to put out a large fire with a bottle of seltzer.  Afterward he told us that one of high ranking staffers came to the Len’s “hooch” (read home) and Len thought that it was for discipline, but it turned out the he was complimented on his efforts.  Len shared that moment was his finest in the Army, where he learned what true leadership was. 
 

CLOSING
Matt Franklin was the big winner of the 50/50…..again!
President Nick closed the meeting, Happy Trails All!

 

 
 

Rotary Club of Morro Bay
Bulletin – January 27, 2015

WEATHER
Where’s winter Waldo?

LUNCH
Our last lunch here was Tamale Pie……

PRESIDENT NICKS TIE COLOR
President Nick wore his Seattle Seahawks colors again today, spicy green and blue.   

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The lovely and talented Doug Riddell.

INVOCATION
The lovely and talented Maria O’Reilly.

SONG
No Sid, No Song, No Happiness. 

VISITING ROTARIANS AND GUESTS
Seneca brought a trio of guests including, Colia Anguarer, Jewell Armand and Michael Kimbrell
Elsie brought Jan Lewis
Forest brought Serena Ratchford
Dean Hiam from Los Osos Club selling Superbowl Squares
Bob Scott from Ontario Canada and his wife Honorary Member Ann Scott
Our speaker for the day - Chris Cameron

NEW MEMBER INDUCTION
None today.

PAUL HARRIS QUARTET AND PRESENTATIONS
None today.

EXEMPTION
Not Today.

CLUB BUSINESS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
~Jamie B announced tickets for Evening at Heart were still available, but going fast.
~President Nick announced that Carla Wixom had successfully been upgraded to a yellow badge.
~President Nick announced Carol Furtado as Rotarian of the Month.
~President Nick reminded the Club about the Central Coast Golf Classic on May 8th.
~Lori French reminded the Club of the Central Coast Women for Fisheries Albacore Enchilada fundraiser on January 31, 2015.
~Don Doubledee announced that he still had some Lighted Boat Parade t-shirts.
~We also celebrated the birthdays of Chuck Clarke and Alan Williams.

QUOTE OF THE MEETING
Right after the Falcon make a deposit on the carpet, Chris Cameron stated “This is the last meeting here so what do we care”.  He then quickly apologized, but everyone chuckled. 

UPCOMING DATES AND EVENTS
February 7, 2015 – Planned Public Speaking (Embassy Suites, SLO)
February 7, 2015 – Evening with Heart
March 2015 – 4-Way Essay Test, District Assembly
April 11, 2015 – Business Planning & Project Management (Embassy Suites, SLO)
April 17-19, 2015 - RYLA
May 1-3, 2015 – Morro Bay Car Show
May 8, 2015 – Golf Tournament at Morro Bay Golf Course
June 2015 – Demotion/Induction Party
August/September 2015 – Fish Fry

FINING and PROGRAM
Not today.

PAUL HARRIS BOARD DRAWING
No action here.

PROGRAM
Chris Cameron, the Director of Camp Ocean Pines spoke today as a Falconer.  Falconry is an ancient art, but with the onset of guns and art of falconry was almost lost.  Today in California there are about 500 falconers and in order to be one you need a number of licenses and permits.  In addition, all falconers start out as apprentices, working with someone until they can past a test.  Chris brought two falcons to the meeting and showed the various similarities and differences.  Chris, as usual, provided an entertaining and exciting program!

CLOSING
Doug Riddell was the big winner of the 50/50!
President Nick closed the meeting, Happy Trails All!

 

 
 

ROTARY CLUB OF MORRO BAY
BULLETIN - JANUARY 13, 2015

WEATHER
No snow, happily!

LUNCH
Chicken, caesar salad and dessert.  

PRESIDENT NICKS TIE COLOR
President Nick wore a red shirt and red printed tie, probably grieving his 49ers, who are resting at home, snacking on chips and soda, maybe some nachos or wings and watching the New England Patriots….dominate.  Love ya Pres!

PLEDGE OF ALLIGENCE
The lovely and talented Carla Wixom

INVOCATION
The lovely and talented Judy Salamanca

SONG
Sid is finally back and we gladly went back to an old standby – God Bless America

VISITING ROTARIANS AND GUESTS
It was so nice to see some Rotarians that we haven’t seen in abit, like Dale Reddell, Chief Amy Christey and the world traveler Pete Zotovich.

We also had Janet Lewis from the business Sweet Offerings
Former member Kelly Vanderheuval from Pacific Wildlife
Denise DeCock, Virg’s Landing
Liz Patina, Virgs Landing

NEW MEMBER INDUCTION
Not today.

PAUL HARRIS QUARTET AND PRESENTATIONS
None today.

EXEMPTION
Ferris Zoe

CLUB BUSINESS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
~President Nick shared with the Club that we had some boxes that needed to be mailed to the troops.
~Andrea announced her student Ariana Elegado, was featured in the Trib for her great basketball play at Cal Poly, she plays for Honorary Rotarian Faith Mimnaugh. 
~Jamie B announced tickets for Evening at Heart were still available, but going fast.
~President Nick reminded the club of the Board meeting on January 21, 2015.
~Lori French reminded the club of the Central Coast Women for Fisheries Albacore Enchilada fundraiser on January 31, 2015.
~July Salamanca announced the Morro Bay Historical Society event at Stax from 6-8, Thursday, January 15th.
~President Nick announced that Carla’s daughter in law and son welcomed in their baby, this time a girl.
~The Police Chief, who we rarely see at Rotary, was appropriate fined $20.

QUOTE OF THE MEETING
Not today.

UPCOMING DATES AND EVENTS
February 7, 2015 – Planned Public Speaking (Embassy Suites, SLO)
February 7, 2015 – Evening with Heart
March 2015 – 4-Way Essay Test, District Assembly
April 11, 2015 – Business Planning & Project Management (Embassy Suites, SLO)
April 17-19, 2015 - RYLA
May 1-3, 2015 – Morro Bay Car Show
May 8, 2015 – Golf Tournament at Morro Bay Golf Course
June 2015 – Demotion/Induction Party
September 2015 - Fish Fry

FINING
Not today, well except the Chief but she deserved it.

PAUL HARRIS BOARD DRAWING
The Board was nowhere to be found.

PROGRAM
John W.  introduced Kelly Vanderheuvel (who used to be a member of our club and we do miss her!) from Pacific Wildlife, an organization that has been in existence for over 30 years.  Pacific Wildlife rehabilitates sick, injured and orphaned animals (no domestic animals).  Kelly has always brought in some great animals, but today she brought in Mrs. Handsome-so named as until just abit ago, the gender was believed to be male.  Mrs. Handsome is a vulture who hails from the stork family – who the heck knew that?  Not me.  Vultures are not raptors, even though they look scary, but only eat dead things.  They don’t have feathers on their little faces so that when they are eating the dead things, their faces stay cleaner-picture food crumbs in a beard.  Kelly also told us that when they feel threatened, they throw up the dead things they just ate –which serves as a deterrent-duh.  They also urinate on their own legs – but I can’t remember why.  Kelly shared that Pacific Wildlife now has a full-time vet on duty and they have been very busy this last year.

As usual with Kelly and the Pacific Wildlife program, it was great and super interesting.  Mrs. Handsome, who has not been out a lot, was abit nervous during the program and Kelly just handled her with such care and continued to talk – very impressive!

CLOSING
Tom Hay was the big winner of the 50/50!

President Nick closed the meeting, Happy Trails All!

 

 
 
 
 
Speakers
Feb 16, 2016
Feb 23, 2016
Julia Ogden, CEO Habitat for Humanity of SLO
Habitat for Humanity of SLO County
Mar 01, 2016
Randy Xavier
Lifelong Learners of the Central Coast
Mar 15, 2016
Mar 22, 2016
Dr. Julianna England
Naturopathic and Holistic Medicine
Apr 05, 2016
TBA