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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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Service Above Self
MORRO BAY ROTARY MEETING
November 14, 2017
 
Prez Pete called our meeting to order
Invocation:   Judy
Pledge:         Keith George
Joke:             Pete.......
 
Good to have John Weiss back today.     Reported on his trip to Reno.....had a nurse with him most of the time, so he was well taken care of.   He is feeling well in spite of two recent surgeries.
 
Visiting Rotarians:   Patricia from out of state, Ruth Ann Angus from MB Rotary Club Sunset
 
Guests of Rotarians:  Teri Bayus - the Lighted Boat Parade Coordinator, Lorraine’s son-in-law Max Marple, friend of Rotary - Keith Taylor.  It was great to see Rotarian, Keith George (who was one of our clubs funniest presidents).
 
Carla won the free lunch; Mike Pond won a square on the PHF Board.
 
Jude and Matt are sharing the responsibility of getting Salvation Army Bell Ringers starting on Thursday November 30th, at Albertsons.  Please sign up for an hour or two. 
 
Ruth Ann talked about Peace Builders.   John Dear will be speaking at St. Timothy Church Hall in Morro Bay on November 16, at 7:00.
 
Terri Bayus talked about the 12 Days of Christmas.   December 3rd is our special day when we will have Mr. and Mrs. Claus, Elves, and we will sell cookies, hot choc and coffee.   We need volunteers to supply the cookies and also to pour hot chocolate. It will be a great event this year with the
Santa House and all the decorations.     There will be a special event every day during the 12 days....some especially for children.
 
Welcome back to Steve Carnes after having knee surgery.   He presented our Club with a check in the
amount of $6,500.00 for the car show.   Thanks to Steve, Greg and others who work this event.   A special thanks to Dave Owens for heading up the bbq.  
 
 
 
 
 
Cara Crye, CEO of Farm Supply was our speaker.  Cara is a 4th Generation Morro Bay resident.  She attended MBHS when Pete was Principal.   She moved out of MB for a while and has just recently come back.  Her personal view is that we are very lucky to be in this area....I’m sure we all agree with that!!   The Top Ten Value Crops in SLO County are wine grapes, strawberries, avocados, broccoli, cattle and calves, vegetable transplants, cut flowers, head lettuce, cauliflower, and lemons.  She suggests we buy local as much as we can, or even grow our own.     Farmers have an ethical way of living and are for the most part, honest, hard working, and good stewards of the land.   Backyard chickens are becoming very popular just to have the experience....not to make money.  Her first job was working at the Morro Bay Farm Supply store, where she learned invaluable lessons on work ethics and hard work.  Those have obviously paid off as she now runs the company.   Her parents are neighbors of Prez Petes. 
 
Next week is dark.....HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!  
 
COME BACK ON THE 28th..... our speaker will be Glenn Silloway speaking on Morro Bay’s military history.
 
ECasida
 
 
 
 
 
 
MORRO BAY ROTARY CLUB MEETING
NOVEMBER 8, 2017
 
Invocation by Michael Shaffran
Pledge by Rick Grantham
Song was “Smile”....nice to have Steve Carnes back with his wonderful singing voice. Glad you are better, Steve.
Joke - Pete.....something about a dog

Visiting Rotarians:  None today, but lots of Guests of Rotarians including: Chief Greg Allen, Commander Jody Cox, and Sergeant Tony Mosqueda of the Morro Bay Police Department; Susan and Jim Callahan, friends of Elsie and Ken; also Claire Grantham, friend and wife of Rick. And Lou Dubnow still a visitor, was also in attendance, he is soon to be a member of the club.
Max was also with us in his Rotary jacket decorated with items commemorating all the places he has visited. If you want to talk to him, he would love to talk to you as his English is great if your French is not so good.

Next Pete asked all the veterans to stand and we gave them a round of applause in Thanks for Their Service.

Lighted Boat Parade needs our help on the 26th of November at 10:00am.  The Shed is being delivered to the Chamber building where we will put it together and paint it.  Bring a hammer and paint brush and come help, contact Dan Costley if you have any questions. Next week we will also pass around a sheet to sign up to provide cookies for us to sell at the Lighted Boat Parade event.

John Weiss had surgery last Thursday. Yesterday he was able to walk a mile around the hospital corridor and will be checking out tonight, going straight to a Rotary conference. One of his nurses at the hospital is a Rotarian and will be traveling with him.

Board meeting next Wednesday morning here at the clubhouse @ 730am.

Still have the PHF Board up to buy a square for $10.00.....when full, we will pick a number and that person will get a Paul Harris Fellow.

Jude gave an announcement about Every Rotarian Every Year and the Paul Harris Society. Flyers were placed on the tables for more
information.   The Rotary Foundation ranked third in CNBC’s annual list of “Top 10 Charities Changing the World”.
Jude won a square on the board because Pete drew her number; hopefully will be a weekly event.
 
Nancy Castle gave a little information on the Thanksgiving dinner to be served at the Senior Center. They really need help and also monetary donations. If you have any questions or want to help, call Nancy at 805-441-5770.

Ken Stilts won the “exemption”. He turned 76 today and has been in Rotary 47 years. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KEN!!

Mike Williams won the free lunch.

Rick Grantham, who couldn’t resist throwing out some football jabs, then introduced our speaker, Captain Bob Christenson and his friend, Dale Johnson, who was the Captain’s driver today.
 
  Captain Christenson graduated from Annapolis in 1957. In his time in the Navy he spent
  time on destroyers, diesel submarines, and amphibious ships. He and his wife, Mary,
  live in San Luis Obispo and have three sons who are all Lutheran pastors.

  He was in Vietnam during the evacuation and said it was not our finest hour. North
  Vietnam did not honor the treaty of the Paris Peace Accords and started to go south.
  So, our plan was to evacuate the embassy by airplane or ship. However, the north
  shelled the airport....so that was not possible. Helicopters were taken wherever they
  could be found, loaded with people and left Vietnam as soon as they could. They flew
  over the ship that Captain Christenson was on, wanting to land, so they did
  accommodate them, but then had to get rid of the helicopters so more could land. They
tried pushing them over the side, but that really didn’t work, so a pilots had to take them out a few feet, jump out, and then swim to the ship as the helicopter crash landed into the ocean. The pictures of the helicopters crashing into the ocean were quite interesting and scary.

Captain Christianson’s tips for people in a position of leadership are - Know your job, show appreciation, and hold people accountable.
 
Doug brought packages to be mailed to veterans all over the world. If you take a box to USPS, you don’t have to sign off, it has been done.

Next week our speaker will be Cara Crye, CEO of Farm Supply. Her talk will be about agriculture in our county.

50/50 won by Ken Stilts.

Join us Friday night at the Siren for a fundraiser for “Pawsabilities for Veterans”.  Two local bands will be playing at 5-8pm and 9-12. We will be going to hear the 5-8pm band.

Thought of the day is “The two most important days of your life are ...the day you were born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

Remember Veterans Day....November 11th....Thank a Veteran!!

ECasida
 MORRO BAY ROTARY MEETING
Oct. 31, 2017
 
Invocation:   Melissa
Flag Salute:   Megan
Joke:   Pete
 
Visiting Rotarians:   Dick Mellinger is a Member of Passport Rotary, but he also wanted to talk about “Pawsabilities For Veterans”.  This organization buys puppies, trains them and when they are ready, gives them  to soldiers with PTSD.  They will have a fund raiser featuring two local bands on November 10th from 5 to midnight at the Siren.
 
Guests of Rotarians:   Scott Harp, guest of new member, Peter S;  and Lou Dubnow, guest of Andrea
 
Dan Costley:  announcement about help needed for the new Santa House.   We need spare pieces of lumber and red or white paint.  We can use decorations if you have extra at your home, and we will need help on Nov 18 and 19 to get the Santa House put together, painted and decorated.  Contact Dan if youre available. 
 
We will be receiving a check in the amount of $5,900 because of the hours we put in working at the Avocado/Margarita Festival.  Good Job!!   And Thanks to those who put in those hours....it means we had enough hours to be paid 10% of the gate. Get geared up for next year!!!
 
Pete updated us on Max... he went to LA this weekend with Pete and Kathi  and also went to Disneyland with a friend.  This weekend he is going to Hollywood with friends.    He has a water polo play-off game tonight at 5:00pm.
 
   Kudos to all those who dressed up  for Halloween!!! 
 
   Pete had a few Halloween questions for the group:
 
   Gary Englund was asked - What do you call a single vampire”     Batchelor. 
 
    Mike Williams was asked - Why didn’t the skeleton cross the road?    No guts.
 
   Sarah Ketchum - Why are cemeteries noisy?   All the coffin
 
   Halloween is the day before what celebration?   All Saints Day?  Chuck missed it and was fined.
 
We have a couple of new members coming in so there will be an Orientation at 5:30 on the 9th at Lolos – please feel free to join us.
 
Presentation today was on Rotary International Foundation and Rotary Club of Morro Bay Foundation.  
 
  Chuck was the first speaker.   
 
  There are many programs that the Rotary International Foundation supports and of all the money
  Rotary receives, 91% is spent directly on these programs. 
 
  The money in the Morro Bay Rotary Foundation only comes from our club.   The Board of the
  Foundation consists of six past presidents whose mission is to provide college scholarships.  
  Our Foundation has given a total of $148,250 to 115 students.   The board independently goes
  through the applications to determine who the scholarships should go to.   Need, service,
  scholarship, activities, and intangibles are what they are scored on.  This year Chuck gave a
  perfect score to one individual who is blind....he said it was very rewarding to see her come up
  to receive her scholarship.
 
 
 
Sarah was next and she spoke about a plan to give to Morro Bay Rotary Foundation.  Donating a stock that might not be doing well is a good idea since you can deduct your loss as well as 50% of the value of the stock.  Talk to your CPA about what is the most efficient way to leave money to your family or to a charity. 
 
 
 
 
  Ken gave some of the history of Rotary....There are four ways
  to receive a PHF..... 1) Donate $1,000;  2) Join a Paul Harris quartet;
  3)  Buy one or more squares on the PHF board;  4) Participate in
  our March Madness Brackets.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kasey thanked those who came to Garden House BBQ Luau.   The fundraiser raised approx $4,500. 
 
Nine bags of weeds were taken out of the roundabout by Mike and Pete.
 
Heidi won the 50/50
 
Next weeks program will be USN Captain Bob Christenson speaking on “The Evacuation of Saigon”.    Sounds like a great program especially since Veterans Day is Nov. 11.
 
ECasida
ROTARY MEETING
October 17, 2017
 
President Pete called meeting to order
Invocation by Dan Costley
Pledge to the American Flag:  Pete
Song:   Take me out to the Ball Game
Joke:  By Prez Pete ”Where did we come from?”
 
Guests of Rotarians:   Andrea invited Lou Dubnow, a Sales Associate with Coldwell Banker.    Judy introduced our speaker, Kenneth Foran and his wife, Gretchen. 
 
An update on a few of our members:   Seneca is doing well and has joined the Morro Bay Sunset Club, Syd Symington is doing narration for audio books in a studio in his home, and Sid Bennett and his wife are busy taking care of each other.  Steve Carnes will be out for a few weeks with knee replacement surgery.
 
 
Andrea Turnquist was given her yellow badge!!! She has has proven to be quite the active member!!!  Thanks Andrea!!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pete passed out an email about a Rotary Tour of New Zealand which will be in April of next year.   They had a successful tour in 2017 and would like to do it again with Rotarians from California and Texas.
 
The survey has come to us via email again.   The results of the last survey were a +65 satisfaction result.   We had 13% participation and would like to have more than that, so please take a couple of minutes to fill it out next month and make a comment if you would like. 
 
Judy said the Maritime Museum has finished most of the requirements from the City and will soon be breaking ground .  They will be having a celebration aboard the Chablis Friday night for the 1542 Club.   Dan and Linda will be going to represent our Club. 
 
Congratulations to Chuck and Liz who have been married 61 years.   Wow!!    You are an inspiration to all of us!!
 
Pete had lots of baseball questions to ask members and guests.  Lou batted 1000% on his questions, Mike Williams not so good and Ken Casida was fined $20.00 for his incorrect answer.
 
Our speaker today, Kenneth Foran is a World Master Model Builder, who creates scratch built models including horse drawn vehicles, aircrafts, boats and automobiles. 
 
He has built a detailed model of the abalone diving boat “Dirty Dozen” which will have its home in the Maritime Museum.  The boat, which was too badly deteriorated to save,  was to be destroyed in June of 2016 so Judy contacted Kenneth to ask him if he could make a model of the “Dirty Dozen”.   He agreed to do it and the day before it was to be torn apart, he spent two hours measuring and photographing the boat so he could make an identical model.   He brought the model to Rotary in complete detail, including nets, abalone, men, and divers helmet, so we could enjoy getting a closer look.  It was amazing; and we are so thankful we will be able to have it displayed in the Maritime Museum.  
 
Kenneth said he has been interested in making models since he was 10 years old.   He has written a book on the art of model making, and has instructive videos as well.   It was a fascinating program……Thanks to Judy for bringing the Forans.
 
We passed around a tin and collected $145.00 to help with the Santa Rosa fire relief efforts.
 
Nancy won the 50/50
 
Next week’s program will be Ann Kitajama with the National Estuary Program.   Her topic will be the “Health of the Bay”.   Come join your Rotary friends for this program.
MORRO BAY ROTARY CLUB
October 24, 2017
 
Welcome by Pete
Invocation by Ken Stilts
Flag salute by Mike Pond
 
Guests:  Peter Starlings, Lou Dubnow, Scott Harp, and Teresa, a high school exchange student who is living with Melissa and Joel.
 
 
Peter Starlings, who was sponsored by Lorraine, was   inducted into the  club, and received his temporary badge.  Don led an orientation at Lolos  on Monday night, so Peter could learn more about what it means to be a Rotary member.   Glad to have you Peter.  
 
 
 
We need a new President Elect Nominee......anyone interested in possibly   being our president in two years, please see Pete. 
 
Chuck (wearing the shirt he bought in Hawaii on his honeymoon) brought his bride, Liz.   They are celebrating 61 years of marriage. 
 
Dan brought a bottle of Kelsey Winery wine “The Alma” he received at the Maritime Museum event, which he auctioned off for $55.00.   Enjoy, Carla. 
 
Next week we will be starting the “PHF Board”, the winner of which will receive a Paul Harris Fellow.   A square can be bought for $10.00.   When all squares have been sold, a number will be drawn to determine the winner.
 
Thursday night will be roundabout cleanup at 5:00; please show up and help clean up the gateway to our lovely city. 
 
We took up a collection for National Polio Day.
 
Birthdays.....Mary Leizear and Dale Redell. 
 
Nick and Becky Mendoza visited Paris, Florence, Rome and many other places on their vacation to Europe.  A trip Nick had promised to Becky years ago.   Nick was asked a baseball question and knew the answer so didn’t have to pay his fine.
 
Chief Knuckles brought pamphlets on Health Screenings etc. being held at the Morro Bay Fire Station on Sunday, Oct. 29th.
 
Guest speaker today was Ann Kitajama, who is with the Morro Bay National      Estuary Program.  She said there are 28 national estuary programs. Morro Bays Estuary consists of 2300 acres, and the Morro Bay Watershed has  48,000 acres.  The Program monitors the waters of the estuary and the creeks that drain into it to see if they are healthy enough to support wildlife.    The
nitrate status in the watershed creeks is also monitored to ensure that the water is not too heavy on nitrates because that can stimulate algae growth, which may consume too much oxygen.  Volunteers collect samples and conduct analysis monthly at eight bay-shoreline sites to determine if bay waters are safe for swimming.
 
   
Ann thanked our club for supporting the Mitts for the Bay program.   There are 27 dispensers in the Bay area, with about 358,600 bags taken each year.   
 
The $29.00 50/50 was won by Mike Pond. 
 
Next week Ken Casida and Chuck Clarke will be talking about the Rotary Foundation and the MB Foundation.     Come and learn more about this important program in Rotary.
 
 
Morro Bay Rotary Club Meeting
October 11, 2017
 
Invocation by:   Michael Shaffron
Pledge to the Flag:  Don Doubledee
Song:  The Rotary Song
Joke:   Pete, a pharmacist/hiccups joke
 
The Swimming Pool is now officially open at Morro Bay High School.   Max will have his first water polo match tomorrow at 4:30.
 
Pete read an email about a tour to Australia/New Zealand with Rotarians from California and Texas.   Will find out more later and provide additional information,  sounds like a fun trip. 
 
Guests of Rotarians:  
Angel Ortiz, Lieutenant Colonel Commander, Camp San Luis Obispo.  Andrea brought her friend, Lou for the second time, and Lorraine brought Pete Starlings.    Megan brought her daughter, Lilly.
 
Heidi made an announcement about PRLS.
 
Melissa has the exemption this month and took advantage of it by encouraging us to have massage for body pain instead of taking drugs.    Support our local Rotarians. 
 
The District Conference was last weekend.   Pete said Max had a good time, Max is quite the dancer.   John Weiss said there were over 300 in attendance on Saturday night.   There are 72 clubs in the District.
 
Don Doubledee celebrated his birthday at the Harbor Festival last weekend and was fined $20.00.
 
 
Angel Ortiz thanked our club for the $5,000.00 we donated to Puerto Rico to help with hurricane relief.   He said that floods, fires, earthquakes and riots are the four huge problems currently happening in this state.    Camp San Luis helps in all these unfortunate events.   The National Guard is being used in Puerto Rico along with FEMA resources.  He said the fires in California are devastating and we need to remember to pray for all those involved. 
 
 
Casey Watson from Garden House gave a Craft Talk.  Garden House, built in 1998, was started because of the vision of two ladies who saw the need for care for individuals with dementia.   It is an assisted living residence and started with just five residents.    Now they have 15 residents and employ 22 staff members.   Most residents now are veterans or spouses of veterans.    Resources available to the residents include Podiatrists, beauticians, entertainers, exercise classes etc.  Typically, residents will stay 2-1/2 years.  Students at Cuesta and Cal Poly come to work and learn.  It is a non-profit and fortunately they have several families who like to help Garden House financially and other ways.  Grade school kids come and read to the residents.    They will be having a luau fundraiser Sunday afternoon from 3:00 - 7:00 at a cost of $20.00.   You can either take dinner out or stay and eat there.  
 
A master model builder will be our program next week.
 
Matt won the 50/50
 
It’s a Beautiful Day in Morro Bay…..Enjoy. 
 
Ecasida

 

MORRO BAY ROTARY MEETING
September 12, 2017
Morro Bay Fire Station
 
We had a wonderful lunch provided by Meredith of the Brickhouse BBQ followed by an informative talk by Fire Marshall, Matt Vierra.   Those who wanted to, were given a tour of the facility.
 
Jude then gave a short presentation about the Morro Bay Library.   Jude is a retired librarian and is now a member of the Friends of the Library.    We walked across the street and were given a tour of the library.  
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 MORRO BAY ROTARY MEETING
September 19, 2017
 
Mike Pond opened our meeting in Prez Pete’s absence.    Meet and Great time, find out something new about the people at your table.  It was Matt Franklin‘s birthday, he was fined $20.00.
 
Invocation by Michael Shaffron
Flag salute by Jan Lewis
 
Guests of Rotarians:   Claire Grantham who will be giving flu shots at our October 3rd meeting.   Lorraine’s guest, Peter Starling.
 
Judy announced that the Garden House is having a fund raiser on October 15th with lots of food, music, and good times!!
 
Doug brought boxes for vets…. $17.35 each box…. Very much appreciated by veterans receiving them. 
 
District Conference is coming up…..we have a good representation of attending members from our club. 
 
Bill Peirce made announcement about Shelter Boxes for people affected by the recent Hurricanes.  If you want to help hurricane victims, it is a good organization.  Email or call Bill with your thoughts about what you would like to do to help with hurricane relief.  Dan is still working on having a pancake breakfast to raise funds for the relief efforts as well.
 
Interact Club Rush is Thursday at 12:20 at the high school….we had several volunteers step up to be there since Melissa is not going to be able to attend. 
 
Fines:   Chuck for having his picture in a magazine was fined $20.00;  Every LBP committee member who didn’t show for meeting today was fined $5.00; Rick Grantham had HAPPY BIRTHDAY on the jumbo-tron at the Rams game, and Claire for sitting with Eric Dickerson on a train was fined $35.00; Nick is going to Europe for 3 weeks was fined $10.00; Jamie for having golf clubs in her car was fined $10.00.
 
Craft talk by Mary Leizear - introduced by Rick Grantham…  Mary started dog sitting when she was still working, so when she  retired she had a side job.   She was concerned that she would become a “little old lady with no money who can’t go anywhere” so dog sitting has been a great way for her to earn vacation money and meet wonderful people and dogs/cats.   When she sits for Rick and Claire’s family, Rick makes sure there is food in the refrigerator.   She loves to travel so it helps pay for her many wonderful trips.
 
Mike Pond was the next speaker providing information as John’s Assistant District Governor.  The hierarchy is there are four Executive Assistant Governors, then there is the Assistant District Governor, a Club’s President is next and then the Club’s members.  Mike said he enjoys seeing what is going on in each of the ten clubs he oversees.   He makes sure each club makes goals for the year and then works to accomplish them.   He is also a troubleshooter for the clubs.   He has Club 11 meetings with all ten club presidents and himself which has been very beneficial.      He also drives John around and introduces him at meetings - one time when it was 119 degrees out!!   The Assistant District Governors and the Executive District Governors select the District Governor Elect.
 
50/50 won by Andrea Turnquist.
 
See you next week.   ECasida
 
ROTARY MEETING
SEPTEMBER 5
 
Invocation by Dan Costley
Flag Salute by Nancy
Song was “ROTARY”
Pete’s Joke ….. a sad one about a poor old mule
 
Guests of Rotarians: 
 
Lorraine’s friend….Peter Starling
John Solu brought his wife, Joni
 
Visiting Rotarians:
Irene and Bill Wells from San Diego
Barbara Hinckle from Fresno
 
Pete said Max is doing great in school and all other aspects of his life.  His first water polo match is coming soon.  He eats a lot and Loves desserts. 
 
Next week we will be at the Fire Station ….Jamie passed around the sign-up sheet.   You can choose chicken, tri tip or salad.  
 
Doug brought boxes to send to our troops…..it costs $17.35 to send, and is very appreciated by those who receive them.   Each box contains special items requested by a veteran.
 
John Weiss will be doing a speech at Rotaract tonight at 6:00 in SLO we are all encouraged to attend.
 
The Avocado/Margarita Festival is this weekend.   If you signed up, you should have received an email by now to let you know where to go and who to connect with on Saturday.  If you haven’t, contact Jamie immediately.
 
Along with our help, Dan will be organizing a pancake breakfast on the September 16th to raise money for the Hurricane Harvey Relief efforts.    It will be at St. Josephs Hall …..start serving at 8:00am.   Pancake batter has been donated by Carla’s Kitchen.   Come, help, eat and donate to the cause. 
 
Judy introduced our speaker today….Glenn Silloway who is the President of the Historical Society….   
MORRO BAY ROTARY MEETING
AUGUST 29, 2017
 
Invocation by Nick
Flag Salute by Pete
Joke by Pete
Song….”Smile”
 
Guests of Rotarians:
Lorraine’s friend…..Peter Starling
Judy’s daughter, Jodie who moved over here from Bakersfield and is now working at The Garden House.
Teri Bayus who has been hired by the City to help with the Lighted Boat Parade.   
 
Another meeting with Lighted Boat Parade committee is set for next Tuesday, Sept 5ht before Rotary at 11:00.
 
We can donate to help Houston through our own Rotary Foundation.  Dan brought a check from Linda in the amount of $100.00 as a kick off for our Club’s Hurricane Relief Fund.   We all need to be careful that we donate to an organization where our money is put to the best use….…Rotary is a good place to give any donation.
 
We will NOT be meeting at the View on September 12th…..We will instead be at the Fire Department, with Chief Knuckles as our speaker.     We need signups to know how many sandwiches to buy at Brickhouse Bbq.  We will also have chips, cookies and drinks.   The cost will be $10.00 like an ordinary meeting.   After eating, we will go across the street to visit the library.  
 
We are booked for programs through December; if you know someone who would be a good speaker for a meeting, please let Pete or Judy know.
 
Judy introduced Erica Crawford, Executive Director of the MB Chamber of Commerce.     Their newly revised website will be coming together in October which will prove to be more informative.   They also run the Visitors Center who gives great customer service to visitors in our community.   They also organize and maintain the Main Street Farmers Market.  Erica also encouraged all local business owners to get in touch with her, she’d love to hear people’s concerns, ideas, as well as get to know them.
 
 
MORRO BAY ROTARY MEETING
AUGUST 22, 2017
Meeting called to order by President Pete
Invocation by Michael Shaffron
Pledge of Allegiance:  Jude
Song:   “Take me out to the Ballgame”
Joke:   Pete
Guests of Rotarians:     Claire Grantham
 
Guest Rotarians: Sherry Sims who made an announcement about the pancake breakfast in Cayucos on Labor Day; Chef Dan will be doing the cooking; sausages are donated by Dorn’s.  Ruth Ann who introduced our special speaker - Dr. Raffy Dorian.  Janice Peters who made an announcement about the plays at the Episcopal Church, By the Sea Productions; 2 classic thrillers will be performed September 1-3.   
 
Gary Dove and Jim Quesenberry from the Los Osos Club were here to announce their Family Fun Fair “Old Goats and Little Kids”.  It is an Annual Event celebrating Grandparent’s Day, September 10 at the South Bay Community Center in Los Osos.    Admission Free!!!
 
Mike Pond said he has injured his shoulder, so if someone else could head up the roundabout cleaning,  that would be good, otherwise we will wait until Mike is ready to come back.   We had several volunteers, so we will clean up this coming Saturday.

MORRO BAY ROTARY MEETING…..August 15, 2017

Meeting called to order by President Pete

Invocation by:   Michael Shaffron

Pledge Allegiance to the Flag by:   Gary England

Joke By:   Pete

Song:   The Rotary Song…  (we are getting better…  I think)

Guest Rotarians:   Julie Jenkins from Cambria, Ruth Ann from MB Sunset, and our good friend, Deepa.

Guests of Rotarians:  Melissa brought Stella and Teresa, an exchange student from Spain who is staying with Melissa while she is attending her sophomore year of high school.  Heidi’s son Noah was with us again, Linda brought Dan and Pete introduced Max, our Rotary exchange student from France.

John Weiss thanked everyone for the cards and well wishes.  He said he is doing much better after having major surgery…  May have additional medical needs, will know more later.   A special thanks to Deepa who has helped by driving him around. 

Jamie passed around the sign-up sheet for the Margarita Festival.  She also has posters that need to be put up in local businesses if you know anyone who can use one.

Heidi made an announcement about PRLS….  Introduction to PRLS will be in Santa Maria on Sept. 22 from 2:30 - 4:30.

Board meeting tomorrow morning at 7:30 at the View. 

Mike said there is another roundabout cleanup on August 26 at 9am.   Please remember that date and come to help.

Pete drew several badge numbers to give away a free lunch, but the owners of the numbers were absent.  
Flags were exchanged between Max and our Club.  

Call to order by President Pete

Invocation:  Jude

Pledge to our Flag:   Megan                                     

Song:           Smile……led by Steve

Joke:            Pete

Guests:  Claire and two of the Grantham’s grandsons… Our New Police Chief, Greg Allen...  Carla‘s daughter, Brooke…  Lorraine’s friend, Pete…   Dan’s wife, Linda  

Rich updated us on John….he is doing well expecting results from tests soon.   Looking for visitors…… feel free to drop by, but please call first.

Max comes tomorrow at 2:50pm SLO Airport…….come to airport if able….Pete will be updating us on his arrival time. 

SORRY THIS IS SO LATE…..TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES

ROTARY MEETING…August 1,2017…….

Invocation:   Ken Stilts

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag:  Matt Franklin

Song:  Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Joke:   Pete

Visiting Rotarians:   Mary Helen and Kathleen from Palm Desert…  Heidi’s son, Noah…  Claire Grantham… Linda Costly…  Lorraine’s friend, Pete Starlings…  Matt Vierra, new MB Fire Marshall….

Fines:   Dan for $10.00, Birthday fines, Ken, Mike, Judy and Jude…  Mike and Kens to be paid by Pete since he forgot them.  

John Weiss is out of the hospital…. Had an eight pound mass removed…. Please call before coming to visit…. He will need lots of rest.  

Jill was awarded a Paul Harris Fellow from the Club.   Heidi received a pin, Ken Stilts, who gave Heidi her PHF,  received a pin.

 
 
Congrats to Mike Williams on receiving a Paul Harris Service Fellow presented by our very own DG John Weiss.  Mike works tirelessly to fundraise for Project Surf Camp, a local non-profit that provides beach and surfing access to disabled and at risk youth and their families.  This year Mike and his crew presented PSC with over $5,000.  Mike is also one of the first to volunteer for all of our Club's fundraising efforts.  Thanks for all you do on behalf of our Club Mike!!!
ROTARY MEETING……JULY 25, 2017
Our Club Meeting was called to order by President Pete.
Invocation by Melissa Davis
Pledge to the Flag by Forrest
Joke by Pete
Song was R-O-T-A-R-Y……. We didn’t really know the song but it
seemed to be the melody of the Mickey Mouse song. I think we
could do better next time.

 
 
 
 
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