Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo Daybreak

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Welcome To Our Club!

SLO Daybreak

"Service Above Self"

We meet Tuesdays at 7:00 AM
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1023 Chorro St.
SLO, CA  93401
United States
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Rotary Club of
San Luis Obispo Daybreak
P.O. Box 906
San Luis Obispo, CA 93406

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Club Executives & Directors

President
President-Elect
Secretary
Treasurer
Past President
Community Service
Foundation
Club Service
International Service
Youth Service
Membership Chair
Public Relations
President-Elect Nominee
District 5240 Parliamentarian
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In the News

 
On July 27 SLO Daybreak volunteers participated in United Way of SLO County's annual KidSpree event. 250 children and teens grades K-12 were provided with a $100 gift card to Kohl's to purchase new school clothes and accessories. Volunteers served as shopping assistants, making sure the kids got all the things they needed on their shopping list. The event takes place every year early in the morning before the store opens, at both the San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles locations. SLO Daybreak once again sponsored 10 children with a donation of $1,000 and has been a longtime supporter as a club and individually through members' own businesses. Since 1997, this event has served over 2,000 children throughout the county. For more information and photos click here.
 

 
 
 
 
 
"PRLS" stands for Potential Rotary Leaders seminars and is a program offered by Rotary District 5240. The goal of PRLS, begun in 1993, is to provide a set of training sessions so current and future Rotary leaders could learn to become more effective in their leadership roles. The Basic PRLS course is followed by five, one-day Master PRLS sessions covering Leadership, Leading a Meeting, Public Speaking, Rotary-Your Club and You, and Communications.
 
Classes are open to Rotarians, spouses, Friends of Rotary, Rotaract and Interact Club members. The instruction is designed to improve individual leadership skills that are broad based and not just Rotary specific. Participants have found substantial value in the many practical applications of information presented throughout professional settings. SLO Daybreak will reimburse any club member in good standing who has completed Master PRLS. Click here for a 2014-15 schedule of classes.
 

 
 
From District Governor Loretta: "Rotary International President, Gary Huang, has selected, "Light Up Rotary" as the theme for 2014-2015. In his first message to our 1.2 million members in this month's edition of The Rotarian magazine, he reminds us there are so many people who need help, we sometimes think the task is too overwhelming and we can do nothing. But we can do something. We can light a candle for those who are in darkness. In my Rotary life, the story of the starfish has always resonated because it tells us we can make a difference even if it is only one starfish at a time. We can bring hope where there is despair and light the way through our Rotary service. It is the way of our District 5240. It is the Rotary way." District Governor Loretta Butts will be visiting SLO Daybreak on September 9.
 

 
 
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From the Rotary International Website:
Ever wonder why the Rotary year begins 1 July? The international convention initially played a key role in determining the start date of our fiscal and administrative year.
Rotary's first fiscal year began the day after the first convention ended, on 18 August 1910. The 1911-12 fiscal year also related to the convention, beginning with the first day of the 1911 convention on 21 August.
At its August 1912 meeting, the Board of Directors ordered an audit of the International Association of Rotary Clubs' finances. The auditors recommended that the organization end its fiscal year on 30 June to give the secretary and treasurer time to prepare a financial statement for the convention and board, and determine the proper number of club delegates to the convention.
The executive committee concurred, and at its April 1913 meeting, designated 30 June as the end of the fiscal year. This also allowed for changes to the schedule for reporting club membership and payments. Even The Rotarian changed its volume numbering system to correspond to the fiscal year (beginning with vol. 5, July 1914).
Rotary continued to hold its annual conventions in July or August until 1917. Delegates to the 1916 event in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, approved a resolution to hold future conventions in June, mainly because of the heat in cities where most of them occurred. The next one was held 17-21 June in Atlanta, Georgia.
The term "Rotary year" has been used to signify Rotary's annual administrative period since at least 1913. An article in The Rotarian that July noted, "The Rotary year that is rapidly drawing to a close has been signalized by several highly successful joint meetings of Clubs that are so situated as to assemble together easily and conveniently."
Since the executive committee's decision in 1913, the end of the Rotary year has remained 30 June.
 

 
 
August is Membership and Extension Month in the Rotary world. Think about it, why did you join Rotary? Did someone invite you to a meeting? Did you attend a fun event or help with a community project that SLO Daybreak organized? Did you have a desire to make a heartfelt connection with the local community? Or did you want to expand your horizons personally and professionally and meet new people? Whatever the reason, Rotary is all about building lifelong friendships and adding value to communities near and far. As of this past spring, there are 1,220,115 Rotarians and 34,558 Rotary clubs worldwide. There are also over 6,800 Rotaract Clubs and more than 16,700 Interact Clubs throughout the world.
 
Our club was formed in 1998 and is close to 50 members strong including a few honorary members. And we have room to grow. Invite a friend to explore Rotary. You can share Rotary and also strengthen your own connection with "Service Above Self"  by the following:
  • Visit www.rotary.org for all the Rotary International news and information.
  • You can also go online at rotary.org and click on My Rotary to update your member profile
  • Visit other clubs for a make up and see what they are up to, including Rotaract and Interact clubs
  • Suggest a program speaker, talk to Club Service Director Ryan Olson
  • Come to a Board of Directors meeting, contact President Bill Almas
  • Invite someone to a club meeting, Friday Fellowship, fundraiser or community service project
Share your enthusiasm for Rotary - it's contagious! See Past President and Membership Chair Berni Ann Lewis for more information.
 

 
 
In the 2013-14 Rotary year, SLO Daybreak provided over $41,000 in charitable giving as a club of less than 50 active members. SLO Daybreak also consistently ranks highly among District 5240 Rotary clubs for annual giving per capita. Last year, this is what our club provided to the local and international communities:
  • $11,250 in scholarships to Pacific Beach, Mission Preparatory and San Luis Obispo High School graduating seniors and students attending the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA)

  • $5,297 in grants to local elementary and high school teachers

  • $6,000 to local nonprofit organizations

  • $1,000 towards a program that supports direct giving to local homeless services

  • Hundreds of dollars and in-kind donations to local programs such as United Way of SLO County's KidSpree and Prado Day Center

  • Thousands of dollars towards international humanitarian relief, programs and projects such as the Rotary International Foundation, PolioPlus, Shelter Box and a community kitchen in Ajijic, Mexico

  • Volunteerism with the Food Bank Coalition of SLO County's Holiday Food Drive and Hunger Walk, the SLO Downtown Association's Concerts in the Plaza, United Way's Stuff the Bus, SLO County YMCA's garden entrance, Hospice of SLO County's SLO Concours and many more charitable activities in San Luis Obispo

The club raises funds for charitable giving through member dues, the individual generosity of its members and two fundraisers - Casino Night and the Annual Fall Classic Charity Golf Tournament. Visit our website and Facebook page often to keep up with our activities and fundraising efforts.

 

 
 
This year's district conference from October 3rd-5th will be held in beautiful Monterey, CA. While Monterey is not within our specific district (Paso Robles to China Lake to Simi Valley), it will be a destination full of Rotary fun and north coastal beauty!The annual district conference is led by local Rotary district leaders and always promises to be both informative and inspiring. This year's theme is, "Honoring Service". Enjoy fellowship and conference discounts at the Monterey Marriott, click here for more information and to make your reservations. More details to be posted on the District 5240 website very soon. Whether you are a longtime member or new to Rotary, you won't want to miss it. 
 

 
 
 

Speakers

Sep 23, 2014
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News

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