Posted by Dick Dannells on Mar 06, 2018
PROGRAM March 6, 2018: Chuck Negley-“ Pismo Beach Rotary Charitable Foundation”
By Dick Dannells
Pres. Jeff King opened the meeting at 12:41 PM with the usual introduction of guests and by asking for comments on the display boards that the Interact members prepared at this year’s RYLA.
FINES:
The following members were each fined $50 for not wearing their Rotary pins: Chuck Negley Linda Osty, Karen Zappia and O’Henley. Deenie Dotson was charged $30 to replace her lost Rotary Secretary pin. Andrea Lueker was fined $25 in absentia for not turning in her fine-free badge.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Ashlea Boyer reported that next week’s program will feature Ben Fine on current water issues and how to make your home a drought resistant island. The following week Jim Lewis will give a program on Pismo Beach’s recycled water project. Our annual demotion banquet will be held on June 12 because the Rotary International convention will be held the following 2 weeks of June. Pres. Jeff announced that the board meeting will be held this Thursday at the usual time and place. On March 21 there will be a review of the student’s 4-way essays and members were invited to join the party. The contest winners will being invited to accept monetary awards at one of our regular meetings. Steve Curry announced that next week there will be a golf committee meeting
Program: " Chuck Negley-“ Pismo Beach Rotary Charitable Foundation”
Chuck provided us with a Power Point presentation on this topic. The Foundation’s mission is to better serve the youth and community with emphasis on youth scholarships. Last year the Foundation donated $173,000 to local charities compared with $67,000 in 2010. The goal of the Foundation is to increase investment fund from the current $185,000 to $250,000 by 2020. The income from this fund will be donated to such charities as community projects, Food Bank, and  Cuesta College and Lucia Mar.The annual golf tournament is the major contributor to the investment fund, which added $23,000 in 2002-2003 and  doubled that amount the last 2 years. Since we have had a maximum of 144 golfers the past 2 years, the major way we can increase our income is to have more sponsors. Another way to increase income is to invite more non-golfers to pay $75 for the banquet. One of the attractions that no other golf tournament has are the photos that Harlan Silva takes of each 4-some and then displays them on their banquet tables. Linda Osty will be sending out e- mail requesting items for tournament goodie bags. Mary Ann Reese became the latest Rotary Fellow with her $1000 donation. She has requested that her donation go to to provide training and technical scholarships. Other ways of donating is to simply provide tax-deductible cash donations. The structure of the Rotary Foundation is to have quarterly meetings of 9 board of directors presided over by President Joel Conn.
THOUGHT FOR  THE DAY BY KAREN ZAPPIA:
“The best preparation for tomorrow is to do your best today.”
 
PROGRAM March 6, 2018: Chuck Negley-“ Pismo Beach Rotary Charitable Foundation”
By Dick Dannells
Pres. Jeff King opened the meeting at 12:41 PM with the usual introduction of guests and by asking for comments on the display boards that the Interact members prepared at this year’s RYLA.
FINES:
The following members were each fined $50 for not wearing their Rotary pins: Chuck Negley Linda Osty, Karen Zappia and O’Henley. Deenie Dotson was charged $30 to replace her lost Rotary Secretary pin. Andrea Lueker was fined $25 in absentia for not turning in her fine-free badge.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Ashlea Boyer reported that next week’s program will feature Ben Fine on current water issues and how to make your home a drought resistant island. The following week Jim Lewis will give a program on Pismo Beach’s recycled water project. Our annual demotion banquet will be held on June 12 because the Rotary International convention will be held the following 2 weeks of June. Pres. Jeff announced that the board meeting will be held this Thursday at the usual time and place. On March 21 there will be a review of the student’s 4-way essays and members were invited to join the party. The contest winners will being invited to accept monetary awards at one of our regular meetings. Steve Curry announced that next week there will be a golf committee meeting
Program: " Chuck Negley-“ Pismo Beach Rotary Charitable Foundation”
Chuck provided us with a Power Point presentation on this topic. The Foundation’s mission is to better serve the youth and community with emphasis on youth scholarships. Last year the Foundation donated $173,000 to local charities compared with $67,000 in 2010. The goal of the Foundation is to increase investment fund from the current $185,000 to $250,000 by 2020. The income from this fund will be donated to such charities as community projects, Food Bank, and  Cuesta College and Lucia Mar.The annual golf tournament is the major contributor to the investment fund, which added $23,000 in 2002-2003 and  doubled that amount the last 2 years. Since we have had a maximum of 144 golfers the past 2 years, the major way we can increase our income is to have more sponsors. Another way to increase income is to invite more non-golfers to pay $75 for the banquet. One of the attractions that no other golf tournament has are the photos that Harlan Silva takes of each 4-some and then displays them on their banquet tables. Linda Osty will be sending out e- mail requesting items for tournament goodie bags. Mary Ann Reese became the latest Rotary Fellow with her $1000 donation. She has requested that her donation go to to provide training and technical scholarships. Other ways of donating is to simply provide tax-deductible cash donations. The structure of the Rotary Foundation is to have quarterly meetings of 9 board of directors presided over by President Joel Conn.
THOUGHT FOR  THE DAY BY KAREN ZAPPIA:
“The best preparation for tomorrow is to do your best today.”