Notes from our March 20th Rotary Meeting

Posted by Elsie Casida on Mar 23, 2018
MORRO BAY ROTARY NOTES
March 20, 2018
 
MEETING CALLED TO ORDER BY:   Prez Pete
INVOCATION BY:    Michael Shaffran
PLEDGE TO OUR FLAG:    Pete
JOKE:   Submitted by Chuck, told by Pete, reminded us of Art.......it was funny in a gross kind of way.
 
Guests of Rotarians:   Nick brought Ryan Sedley from Pacific Premier Bank, who gave us a check in the amount of $1,000 as a sponsor of the Golf Tournament.  Thank you Ryan!!  Judy introduced our speaker, Dr. Eric Prater, Superintendent of SLCUSD. 
 
Mike was fined $10.00 for thinking that Chief Knuckles was a visitor.  
 
Chief Knuckles talked a little about the upcoming storm.  It is predicted that we could have 3½ inches of rain in 3 days.  Be very careful about walking through mud and water and look out for downed power lines.
 
Crab Feed tickets are available; we need to sell 250 tickets and still need help.  See Jamie for yours to sell or purchase.  Also Jamie passed around a sign-up sheet for help and providing desserts.  It is a new event for us and we want it to be great!!
 
Greg passed around sign-up sheet to help with the Car Show the first weekend in May.    There are opportunities to help with Cruise Night barricade patrol, Thursday and Friday, registration, Saturday and Sunday Information Booth, Saturday  Bbq, and Sunday clean up. 
 
Some of us went to the SLO Film Festival to watch Max’s film being shown on the big screen.    It was fun to see Max’s film, followed by dinner at the California Pizza Kitchen.
 
April 17th is Tall Tales day, followed by the RYLA group on May 1st.  Hero’s day is coming up on May 29th so keep that in mind and bring a hero.
 
March Madness is still going and many of us have been shot out of the competition.   Pete still has three brackets to sell if someone wants to buy a bracket for $20.00.....they could be winners.
 
John Solu introduced Jeff Heller who has been very involved with the Morro Bay sewer/water 218 Vote issue.  He educated us about the 218 voting process; the letters from the City regarding this should show up sometime after May 1st.  Every parcel in the City of MB is entitled to one vote.
 
Pete introduced our speaker, Dr. Eric Prater, the San Luis Coastal Superintendent of Schools.  Los Osos has recently been recognized as being one of the top 22 middle schools in the state.    Their leadership group will be traveling to Washington D.C. to be recognized.  Del Mar and Teach Elementary were nominated for awards as well.  Morro Bay High School earned a National Blue Ribbon School award when Prez Pete was there as Principal.  There are 7500 students in our district.  
 
Shootings and mental health are top priority these days....everyone is on edge.  Measure D is what enabled us to build the new pool, which is being used every day to its fullest capacity.  There are 58 girls in water polo and over 70 in swimming.  In another two years we will have a fabulous track and field area including a new and improved snack shack.
 
SLO High will have 1500 students next year because of developing areas; however, the coastal area schools are decreasing in population.  Thanks to Dr. Prater for taking time to come and share with us.
 
Lori donated some rock crab claws for the 50/50.   Ken Stilts was the first winner and he took the money; second winner was Gary Englund and third winner was David Owens – both of whom will have crab for dinner tonight.           
 
Roger Jump from Lifewater International will be our speaker next week.
 
“Greatness is not a function of circumstance.....but of conscious choice and discipline.”  Jim Collins
 
Enjoy the rain....be careful....see you next week.
ECasida