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We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Atascadero Lake Pavilion
9315 Pismo Avenue
Atascadero, CA  93422-4939
United States
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It was one heck of an event. Ryan McGaughey did a fantastic job as one of
the two featured speakers.  He really represented Rotary in a stellar way
plus he raised the bar on the definition of Leadership.  All of the
participants really got into the scenario and presenting their cases to the
judge, John DonovanMitch Massey, the master of ceremonies, engaged the
entire audience in thoughtful and humorous discussions.  This was Mitch's
13th year directing the flow of the conference.  Below is a list of the contributors:
Atascadero Rotary Ethics Conference 2015
Contributor                                  Amount
North County Supervisors            $1,000
Paso Robles Rotary Club               $525
Twin Cities Community Hospital     $500
Atascadero 76                                $500
P.G. & E,                                        $500
RaboBank                                     $500
Heritage Oaks Bank                      $200
Grigger Jones                                $200
West Coast Auto Towing                $200
Morro Bay Rotary Club                  $200
John Donovan                                $100
Peoples Choice Appliance              $100
Adam Daner                                    $100
Diane Rehfield                                  $60
Ray Johnson                                   $100
Total pledged                                $4,785
Special Thanks are due to our club members (Dutch & I would be lost without them):
Ken Weathers, the Godfather, who lead the way (and left a breadcrumb trail)
Ray Johnson, for fabulous fundraising
Paul Parotti, who has the brain power to come up with the scenarios, as well        helping keep us pointed in the right direction during the event.
Ross Tenhaeff, seamlessly keeping us in food and drink
Stan Cherry and Charles Bourbeau, who spent countless hours contacting schools and Rotary clubs to get our 90 students.
Diane Rehfield, who printed and collated all of the materials for TTL, as well as being a facilitator, and putting the table packets together.
Ken Johnston, who gave the Rotary Talk (without once mentioning Canada)
John (Honest Abe) Donovan, the Judge.
And, or course, members who were facilitators at the event:
Jessica Aggson
Ryan Amborn
Matt Conrad
Ron Mead
Also helping with set up and sign in were:
Deborah Bowers, Linda Hendy, and Grigger Jones
Over 25% of our club membership was involved in Take The Lead, in some way.
Chalk up another successful event for the Hollenbeck Files!
Rich Johnson
There is a photo album posted on the website which allows you to view a range of photos from the event.

The Interact Club from Atascadero High School held their 2015 Dessert Auction at our Valentine's Day lunch meeting on 11 February.  The members of Interact create delicious baked goods for the Rotary Club members to bid on as a primary fundraiser for the Interact club. This year the total of all of the bids was $721 but when they counted up the money, the actual total was raised to $977 with individual contributions from the Atascadero Rotary Club members.

Gabi hopes to go to Italy, France or Spain in that order. As our Board approved her application it has been sent to our District coordinator for the RI exchange program.  The RI exchange program will let us know about the inbound exchange student we will receive.  Here are a few excerpts from the letter Gabi wrote to the host family:
Dear host family,
Hi, my name is Gabi Bruzzo (my full name is Gabriela Marie Bruzzo). I’m 15 years old and in the 10th grade at Atascadero High School. I am very excited for the chance to live in Europe. I would like to be multilingual, and would love to be fully immersed in the language and culture of another country. I am also very interested in the performing arts. My family is very musical, and I have been singing for my entire life. I love performing, and I’m part of my high school show choir. In show choir, we sing, dance, act, and travel to various choral and musical theatre competitions. I have been studying the violin for 6 years. I played only in my school orchestra for about three years. I am now taking private lessons once a week and I’m part of my local youth symphony. I try to practice violin for 45 minutes every day. School and music take up most of my free time, but I also love animals and enjoy spending time with my friends.
In the future, I plan on going to a university. I intend to double-major in music and foreign languages as I am interested in both. I am also open to studying abroad again in college, and hope to learn many different languages. Although I don’t know exactly what occupation I’d like to have, I am pursuing a career that involves my love of music and traveling around the world.
I feel that the experience of living in another culture will help me appreciate more perspectives on the world and enrich my life with many forms of communication. I hope that I’m able to apply what I learned during my experience to my pursuits in life when I return home.
Gabriela Bruzzo

Youth Services:
       "Take The Lead" ethics and leadership conference                    
       Youth Financial Seminars
       Youth Vocational Seminars                
        Atascadero H.S. Scholarships ($28,000 in 2014)                
        RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards)                
        Drama Dept Support Contributions             
        Atas/Paso Football Luncheon                
        Atas Athletic Foundation contributions                
        A.H.S Choir contributions               
        Interact (High School Service Club) support                
        4-Way Test essay contest                
Community Service or Fund Raisers:  
        Salvation Army Bell Ringers
        Loaves and Fishes contribution
        Boy Scouts of America contribution
        El Camino Homeless Organization (ECHO) Donations        
        Firefighters & Public Service BBQ
        Friends of Library contribution
        Colony Days contribution
        Colony Anniversary Celebration
        Atas Club Foundation contributions toward scholarships
        No. County Women's Shelter
        Atascadero High School Baseball Field upgrade
        Lighting the Lake Park
        Pavilion Rotary Room
        Exercise structures at the Lake Park
        Kitchen at the Traffic Way Community Center
        Shade structure over picnic tables, Lake Park
        Zoo structure for small monkeys.
        Park clean up effort.
        Landscaped a home for a family undergoing serious medical issues.
        Smoke alarms installed and/or battery replacement
        Major contribution to the Lake  Park Band Stand remodel/upgrade
        Major contribution to the Atascadero Fire Department Disaster Response Trailer
        Major contribution to the Atascadero Centennial celebration
        Upgrade to the Atascadero High Track
        Ten tables for the Tuesday night in the park summer community BBQ
 International Service:   
        Haiti Project
        Paul Harris Contributions
        Polio Plus towards eradication
        Shelter Boxes (Disaster supplies for families)
        International Rotary Projects and Matching Grants
This is a list of community and global projects supported by the Atascadero Rotary Club in the present and the past.

Most of the students who received scholarship from the Atascadero Rotary Club attended a meeting this January to thank the club for the financial assistance and bring us up to date on what they are doing.  The range of higher education institutions span the country as well as a diverse range of majors.  The club was able to give out over $28,000 worth of scholarships last year.

At our club meeting on the 21st of January Roy Mckee was presented with a Paul Harris Fellowship.  Roy is joined by his wife Jan and the plaque is awarded to Roy by President-Elect Tom Zirk.  Roy's investment in The Rotary Foundation will help Rotary Clubs throughout the world, as well as locally, help those in need to help themselves and make the world a better place for everyone.


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Upcoming Events



Mar 04, 2015
AHS Jazz Band
Jazz Band Performance
Mar 11, 2015
Rick & Kathy Howe
Travels with Rick & Kathy
Mar 18, 2015
Mar 25, 2015
Speaker TBD
Friends of the Lake Program
Apr 01, 2015
Chief of Police Jerel Haley
Update from Police Chief
Apr 08, 2015
Apr 15, 2015
Apr 22, 2015
Apr 29, 2015
May 06, 2015
Dark for Family Night BBQ
May 13, 2015
May 20, 2015
May 27, 2015
Rolfe Nelson
The Coffee Show
Jun 03, 2015
Jun 10, 2015


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