Posted by Dick Dannells on Nov 08, 2017
PROGRAM November 7, 2017: MARNA LOMBARDI-“ALAN HANCOCK COLLEGE COLLEGE CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE) PROGRAMS”
Pres. Jeff King opened the meeting at 12:34 PM by calling to order a short business meeting to allow Greg Baker to conduct an election, the results of which voted in Scott Astrosky as the Pres. of the Club for 2018-2019 and Jack Hardy as Pres. Elect for 2019-2020.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
A thank you note was received thanking us for monetary gift we presented to Mike Frederick’s new granddaughter. This is the last week to deposit winter coats and jackets in collection boxes at Century 21 on Branch and Bridge Streets, Arroyo Grande (Jack Hardy’s office) and Pismo Beach Vet, 990 Price St. (Joel Conn’s Veterinarian Clinic). Linda Osty announced that at 11 AM on December 9, 2017 the 5th annual Christmas movie “White Christmas” will be held at the Fair Oaks Theatre; admission: non-perishable food item for an unwrapped toy. Connie O’Henley stated that the Arroyo Grande HS Interact Club will sponsor 2 Uganda students. John Traversaro gave the final reminder of the spaghetti dinner and Brenda Cressey’s talk on Monday evening, November 13 at the St. Barnabas Church Hall. The regular Tuesday meeting on November 14 will be dark
UPCOMING EVENTS AND MEETINGS
Pres. Jeff reported that there will be a regular meeting on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, which will include a program by Clyde Baker, Past Dist. Gov of 5010.
FINES:
The following members had Club anniversaries: Scott Astrosky (2 years); Linda Osty 20 years) (20); Sharon Ellis (20); and Deenie Dotson (4 years), who had a $40spin-the-wheel fine. The others were fine-free. Michael Boyer was caught speeding on 101 that resulted in a $15 fine. Jack Hardy was fined $20 for for seemingly disrespecting his family during guest introductions. John Traversaro was fined $20 for misspeaking the name of our guest speaker.
PROGRAM: MARNA LOMBARDI-“ALAN HANCOCK COLLEGE CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE) PROGRAMS”
John Traversaro introduced Marna graduated from CalPoly in 1979 with a degree in public relations. She grew up in Columbus Ohio and is an Ohio State fan. Marna began by thanking Rotary Club of Pismo Beach/Five Cities Foundation for the $2500 donation to support scholarships for 3 students to John Hancock College. She then presented a Power Point program giving the history of the College that began in 1920 with only number 6 students. During World War II from 1939 to 1944, they trained 8400 cadets. The college was named after Capt. G Allen Hancock who was a business and educational leader, a mariner and an organizer of scientific expeditions. In 1954 the present campus was established. There are 3 other campuses that do not include the educational opportunities they provide for the inmates at the Lompoc Federal Prison. A new branch was added in 2005 that was funded by a $180 million bond initiative. They have been named the top 150 community colleges in the United States and graduated 1000 students in 2017. Marna’s specialty is the CTE program that teaches students specific skills they will use on a job such as automotive, manufacturing, and computer business office technology to name just a few. Alan Hancock College graduates with an associate degree have a higher matriculation rate to Cal Poly than Cuesta College. They have a great theater arts program in which there is 100% placement upon graduation. They have started a program called Promise Bulldog Bound in which they have brought in 2000 5th and 6 with their parents for Friday workshops to get them excited about someday going to college. Any local student, who completes their high school education within the Allan Hancock Joint Community College District, can obtain 1 year tuition-free, which is valued at $1200 per student. There is no need for textbooks since they have a loan system or you can use online course material.
PROGRAM November 7, 2017: MARNA LOMBARDI-“ALAN HANCOCK COLLEGE COLLEGE CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE) PROGRAMS”
Pres. Jeff King opened the meeting at 12:34 PM by calling to order a short business meeting to allow Greg Baker to conduct an election, the results of which voted in Scott Astrosky as the Pres. of the Club for 2018-2019 and Jack Hardy as Pres. Elect for 2019-2020.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
A thank you note was received thanking us for monetary gift we presented to Mike Frederick’s new granddaughter. This is the last week to deposit winter coats and jackets in collection boxes at Century 21 on Branch and Bridge Streets, Arroyo Grande (Jack Hardy’s office) and Pismo Beach Vet, 990 Price St. (Joel Conn’s Veterinarian Clinic). Linda Osty announced that at 11 AM on December 9, 2017 the 5th annual Christmas movie “White Christmas” will be held at the Fair Oaks Theatre; admission: non-perishable food item for an unwrapped toy. Connie O’Henley stated that the Arroyo Grande HS Interact Club will sponsor 2 Uganda students. John Traversaro gave the final reminder of the spaghetti dinner and Brenda Cressey’s talk on Monday evening, November 13 at the St. Barnabas Church Hall. The regular Tuesday meeting on November 14 will be dark
UPCOMING EVENTS AND MEETINGS
Pres. Jeff reported that there will be a regular meeting on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, which will include a program by Clyde Baker, Past Dist. Gov of 5010.
FINES:
The following members had Club anniversaries: Scott Astrosky (2 years); Linda Osty 20 years) (20); Sharon Ellis (20); and Deenie Dotson (4 years), who had a $40spin-the-wheel fine. The others were fine-free. Michael Boyer was caught speeding on 101 that resulted in a $15 fine. Jack Hardy was fined $20 for for seemingly disrespecting his family during guest introductions. John Traversaro was fined $20 for misspeaking the name of our guest speaker.
PROGRAM: MARNA LOMBARDI-“ALAN HANCOCK COLLEGE CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE) PROGRAMS”
John Traversaro introduced Marna graduated from CalPoly in 1979 with a degree in public relations. She grew up in Columbus Ohio and is an Ohio State fan. Marna began by thanking Rotary Club of Pismo Beach/Five Cities Foundation for the $2500 donation to support scholarships for 3 students to John Hancock College. She then presented a Power Point program giving the history of the College that began in 1920 with only number 6 students. During World War II from 1939 to 1944, they trained 8400 cadets. The college was named after Capt. G Allen Hancock who was a business and educational leader, a mariner and an organizer of scientific expeditions. In 1954 the present campus was established. There are 3 other campuses that do not include the educational opportunities they provide for the inmates at the Lompoc Federal Prison. A new branch was added in 2005 that was funded by a $180 million bond initiative. They have been named the top 150 community colleges in the United States and graduated 1000 students in 2017. Marna’s specialty is the CTE program that teaches students specific skills they will use on a job such as automotive, manufacturing, and computer business office technology to name just a few. Alan Hancock College graduates with an associate degree have a higher matriculation rate to Cal Poly than Cuesta College. They have a great theater arts program in which there is 100% placement upon graduation. They have started a program called Promise Bulldog Bound in which they have brought in 2000 5th and 6 with their parents for Friday workshops to get them excited about someday going to college. Any local student, who completes their high school education within the Allan Hancock Joint Community College District, can obtain 1 year tuition-free, which is valued at $1200 per student. There is no need for textbooks since they have a loan system or you can use online course material.