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
Luna Red
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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In the News

 
The three Rotary clubs in San Luis Obispo continue to work on the creation of a viewing station at the SLO County Regional Airport between the terminal and the Spirit of San Luis Obispo restaurant. Currently, friends and family members of travelers use this area to view airplanes taking off and landing at the airport. The proposed platform  will make a larger, more comfortable area for viewing. The proposed viewing platform can also be used as an educational resource for children in the area to learn more about aviation.  The project will involve constructing a retaining wall and viewing platform with railing, adding instructional signboards on aviation and provide handicapped access.  A speaker system will broadcast control tower traffic.  The airport may install a sign at the location which would display up-to-date flight information. Work by club volunteers will include clearing the site and re-landscaping as well as installation of railing and benches.  The concrete work will be done by contractors and the finishing touch will be the Rotary logo installed and displaying proudly at the foot of the platform. Any questions about this project, contact club community service director, Mike Belezzuoli.
 

 
 

The Rotary Foundation has continued its steady growth, moving up 35 spots to   85th in The Chronicle of Philanthropy's  of the top 400 nonprofit organizations in the United States. The ranking is based on monetary contributions from private sources and reflects the increasing generosity of those who support Rotary's mission. According to The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Rotary Foundation received $239,576,000 in 2013, a 32.4 percent increase from the previous year.

"This clearly shows our members recognize the unparalleled value of giving to their Foundation," says John   Hewko, Rotary's general secretary. "They know that by giving to the Foundation their dollars have a much greater impact. And friends of Rotary respect that the Foundation puts their gift to great use."

The Foundation recently earned a  from , the largest and most prestigious independent evaluator of nonprofits in the United States. In the 2013-14 Rotary year, 92% of the Foundation's expenditures were applied to programs, with only 6 percent spent on fundraising and 2 percent on administrative expenses. The Foundation funded $23.5 million in district grants and $47.3 million in global grants. These grants support local and international humanitarian projects as well as scholarships.

Together with its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, Rotary has led the effort to eradicate polio, contributing more than $1.3 billion to the initiative since its outset. When an outbreak of polio threatened the Horn of Africa and the Middle East in 2013, Rotary provided emergency funds, including a $500,000 rapid-response grant for Somalia and a $500,000 grant to the World Health Organization (WHO) to cover operational costs in the Middle East. As a result, the outbreak in the Horn of Africa slowed, and Syria reported only one case of polio in the first half of 2014.

 

 
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"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." 
 

 
 
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.
 

 
 
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.

 

 
 
 

Speakers

Jan 06, 2015
Deb Linden
Wheelchair Project
Jan 13, 2015
Clint Slaughter
SLO MakerSpace
Jan 20, 2015
Thom Brajkovich
Tri-Club Airport Project
Jan 27, 2015
Dr. Rupert Chowins
SLO Noor Clinic
 
 
 

News

Rotary AIDS day event turns spotlight on world’s deadliest infectious disease
The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the worst ever, has claimed several thousand lives and generated worldwide concern. But its impact pales in comparison to that of AIDS, which, despite advances in treatment, still kills more than a million people a year, the majority of them in Africa. "Even with the Ebola outbreak at its worst expected levels, it's never going to reach what we've seen with the HIV/AIDS epidemic," said Dr. Timothy B. Erickson, director of the Center for Global Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago, speaking at Rotary's World AIDS Day event in Evanston on 1...
Statement by Rotary International on the deadly school attack in Pakistan
Rotary International condemns the horrific attack that killed more than 130 schoolchildren and wounded over 100 of their classmates in Peshawar, Pakistan. We believe that children everywhere have the basic right to receive an education in an environment unthreatened by violence or fear. Rotary extends our heartfelt sympathy to all of the families in Pakistan, including those of seven Rotary members, who have lost children as a result of this unfathomable tragedy. We stand with them in mourning their loss. Gary C.K. Huang, PresidentRotary International
Indoor air pollution linked to millions of deaths
After decades dreaming about the Himalayas, Rotary member George Basch went on his first trek through the mountains in 2001, when he was 64. A member of the Rotary Club of Taos-Melagro in New Mexico, USA, Basch found that the experience was even more than he had hoped. "My expectations were high, and dramatically exceeded," he remembers. But a less-than-pleasant aspect of the experience was the indoor smoke pollution he encountered in the guest houses and private homes he visited. Many families in the Himalayas use rudimentary cookstoves or, in some cases, an open fire pit inside the home to...
 
 
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