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Rotary de Tolosa was happy to welcome our new California Mid-State Fair CEO Michael Bradley who talked to us about future plans for the fair including adding 6 acres to the fairgrounds. At Rotary de Tolosa we LOVE the fair!
Pictured is Kyle Thomas, Quinn Tanner & Amir Ar members of Rotaract SLO who helped build a Community Center in Mexico along with other Rotaractors.
Welcome to Chris Ellis, a Physical Therapist with Creekside Physical Therapy, to our Club!
(Photo features Past President Melinda Thomas with the Recipients to include: Bernadette Bernardi- Literacy for Life, Carl Dudley- YMCA, Bob Voglin- Surfing for Hope, Michelle Jenkins- SLO Children's Museum, Karen Kile- San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, Denise Leader-Stoeber- Cal Poly Arts, Nikki Pesce- CAPSLO Health & Prevention, Jen Miller- SLO Food Bank, Beverly Maguire - Jack's Helping Hands, Beverly Kirkchart - French Hospital Cancer Resource Center and Charitable Grant Chair Jeff Priolo.
Pierre Rademaker unveils Chris Gardner's President's Club Board. Nicely done, wanna join?
Laura Krueger "Rotarian of the Year"
Ranelle Franklin "Rising Star"
Attending the Rotary International Convention is Seoul Korea is a great way to kick off Chris' term which begins July 1st. Hearing what Rotary is doing on an International level makes us all proud to be Rotarians.
September has been a big month for welcoming new members into the club.
On September 2nd we welcomed Joy Pedersen into the club. Joy is the Assistant Dean of Students at Cal Poly. She is sponsored by Garret Olson and is hoping to contribute her unique talents and strengths to improve the lives of others through Rotary Service.
On Sept. 9th welcoming Leslie McKinley who transferred into our club from the Monday Club. Leslie is the Director of Resource Development for the United Way of SLO County. Leslie was sponsored by Jim Eaton and is interested in helping out with our Youth Exchange, Community Service and New Generation Programs.
On the 16th we welcomed David Butcher into the club. David is an Executive Vice President and Partner with TABS Group here in San Luis Obispo. TABS is a leading outsourced sales and marketing analytics firm in the consumer packaged goods industry. He was sponsored by Lyle Meek and is interested in helping out with our community service projects.
On the 30th we will be inducting John Busskohl into the club. John is the CEO of Silverado Stages and is being sponsored by Carl Dudley. Join us on the 30th to welcome John into our club.
Be sure to introduce yourselves to these new members and let them know how much we appreciate them being a part of our club.
The COOL Members of the Club (especially on a very HOT day)
The PAC really knows how to throw a Retirement Party. Congrats Ron!
Thanks to Pierre Rademaker for unveiling my amazing President's Club Board! And a huge thank you to the following members who volunteered to join the President's Club which allows us to support Charities in San Luis Obispo: Dave Hicks (whose donation earned him the top spot), Dave Juhnke, Ermina Karim, Lilliana Graham, Jon Pollack, Amy Kardel, Donna Lewis, Laura Krueger, Sandra Lee, Debby Nicklas, Berta Diamond, Bill Herreras, Tom Zehnder, Carl Dudley, Melinda Thomas, Marti Lindholm, Paul Ready, Lyle Meek, Susan Dressler, Garret Olson, Dan O'Hare, Steve Lombardi, Jeff Priolo, Pat Mullen, Jeff Buckingham, Mac McNamara, Sorina Carabeth, Jeanne Potter, Steve Johnson, Jeff Garza, Phill Koziel, Steve Harding, Tim Williams, Rick Owens, Ron Regier, Kevin Main, Bud Dressler, Mark Shelton, Lynne Callahan, Mary Verdin,John Conner, Ranelle Franklin, Mary Vickers, Pierre Rademaker, Bernadette Bernardi, Jenifer Rhymes, Allen Settle, Heather Cochrane, Leslie McKinley, Carl Dudley, Paige Chamberlain Gay Spencer, Natalie Tartaglia, Ali Jansen, John Semon, Madelyn Stringham, Tim Cleath, Mike Smith, Allegra Marquardt, Debbie Trout, Brian Metcalf, Steve Lerian & Chris Gardner.
At our first meeting of the term I introduced a new program called Rotary de Tolosa Fellowships. Fellowships are small gatherings of club members who share a common passion. For example, our Pilots in the club might be interested in the Flying Rotarians Fellowship. Our Golfers might enjoy the Golfing Rotarians. Other interests might include; Fishing, Hiking, Beer, Wine Tasting, Int'l Cruisine for the cooks, Cycling, RV'ing. I'll be handing out a sign up sheet at the next meeting to get a feeling on what hobbies interest you. After that we'll enlist the help of one member to organize one event in the year where other Rotarians and their spouses/significant others can join in. Fellowships give members a chance to get together in small groups and just do something fun. We also hope spouses/significant others will join in to give them a chance to meet other Rotarians on a smaller scale. Our District Theme is to "Enjoy Rotary" and that is what Fellowships are all about.
Posted by Paige Chamberlain
On April 27th 2015, The Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, along with the Rotary Club of SLO Daybreak, the Rotaract Club of SLO, and the Rotary Club of SLO, hosted a dedication and ribbon cutting of the new San Luis Obispo Airport Viewing Platform.
Our happy President Dave Juhnke prepares for the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting.
Posted by Sandra Lee on Mar 30, 2015
The Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo de Tolosa in California granted I Care International $1,500 for sunglasses, readers, and special orders for the Pachacamac, Peru trip in March 2015.
Sandra Lee, Martha Lindholm, and Charlene Rosales represented Rotary in San Luis Obispo as volunteers on the trip. Dr. Rupert Chowins, one of the volunteer optometrists on the trip, used the donation to purchase 600 pairs of sunglasses, 700 readers, and approximately 66 special order prescriptions. The San Luis Obispo Noor Foundation will donate the frames for the special orders, many of which will go to children.
Thank you to Rotary de Tolosa, Dr. Chowins, and the Noor Foundation in San Luis Obispo for helping approximately 1,400 individuals at the clinic who otherwise wouldn’t have received the gift of improved vision. In addition to the readers and sunglasses, 1,100 pairs of glasses were distributed at the clinic.
Posted by Paige Chamberlain on Mar 02, 2015
Amy Kardel returned this weekend from New Delhi after participating in the Polio National Immunization Day in India. The team of 18 Rotarians led by PDG Anil Garg represented our district and were part of the 300 Rotarians from around the world that helped immunize 170 million children in the week long campaign. Amy was impressed by the level of detail in the plan to make sure each child was reached. For example, 100,000 children were immunized on moving trains and every dwelling's door was marked with chalk and noted in a micro plan overseen by WHO. We should be proud to be part of this monumental effort.
Posted by Melinda Thomas on Feb 19, 2015
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12/7 Pledge and Inspiration
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Posted by Ranelle Franklin on Jul 22, 2016
Club Service Note: We order 7 sandwiches for each meeting, unless specified otherwise. If you'd like to secure a sandwich, please be at the meeting early so you can get one while they last.
Dec 7- Roast Sirloin Beef with *Garlic Baby Red Potatoes/ Honey Ham on Wheat/ Carrot Cake
Dec 14- Chicken Florentine w/ Rice Pilaf/ Steamed Vegetable Plate/ Black Forest Chocolate Cake
DEC 21 ***DARK***
DEC 28 ***DARK***
Jan 4- Pecan Crusted Chicken Salad/ Ham Croissant/ Boysenberry Cobbler
Jan 11- Petite Monterey Salmon Filet w/ Rice Pilaf/ Cold Roast Beef on Sourdough/ Lemon Coconut Cake
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