Posted by Dick Dannells on Oct 05, 2017
PROGRAM: Heather Muran-“SLO County Wine Association”
Pres. Jeff King has come down with pneumonia and Past Pres. Ashlea Boyer took over the meeting. She began extending our thoughts and prayers to Mary Ann Reese whose husband Bert Brunwin passed peacefully at his home on Thursday, September 28. Mary Ann is having a hard time and welcomes emails. The funeral will be held 11 AM this Friday at St. Paul’s Catholic Church on 800 Bello St., Pismo Beach. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Moose Lodge in Pismo Beach starting around 2:30 PM; those that would like to donate hors d’oeuvres for this ceremony, please contact Ashlea after the meeting.
CLUB BUSINESS:
Rotaract Club of SLO is again having their annual Coats for Kids fundraiser. We are strongly encouraged to bring one or more new or slightly used coats and jackets to our Club's meetings during October. A hat was circulated for Conrad Bowdey, Shannon Bowdey's grandson. The money raised will be matched by Shannon and put in a bank account for Conrad.
FINES:
Ashlea fined herself $30 for her 14th year anniversary with this Club. Ashlea also fined Greg Baker for his less than stellar guest introduction.
UPCOMING EVENTS AND MEETINGS
Our next social will be 5:30 PM, Thursday, October 26 at the Cliff’s Restaurant in Shell Beach. Past Pres. Ashlea stated that if you act quickly you might still be able to register for the District Conference at the Ventura Beach Marriott this weekend, October 6-8, 2017. Next week’s meeting will feature Brandon Pringle on SLO tourism. The last regular meeting of the month is on Tuesday, October 31 when members are strongly encouraged to wear costumes.
PROGRAM: Heather Muran-“SLO County Wine Association”
After graduating from college,  Heather came to this area in 2003 and rapidly advancing to her present position as the Exec. director of the SLO County Wine Association their purpose is to promote the central coastal wine industry that Paso Robles and Santa Maria are also included in their sphere of influence. They are also looking to expand into Cambria and Cayucos. This area’s cool climate, volcanic soil and terrain, being only 5 miles to the ocean and long growing season make it a unique and ideal area to grow grapes. Edna Valley was first to the start growing grapes in 1973 and Arroyo Grande Valley followed in 1982. 11% of the counties annual revenue comes from wine and $81 million of tax revenues are added to the County’s tax base. Last year 38,884 tons of wine grapes were harvested.  The Harvest on the Coast event will be held on this November 3-5 to celebrate the end of the harvest for our presently includes 34 members from the Edna Valley and Arroyo Grande vineyards. Wineries in winemakers with over 50 wineries and local chefs dishing out delicious food and wine along with live music. Their big fundraiser the 28th Annual Roll out the Barrels Weekend will be held on June 21-23, 2018.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY BY ASHLEA BOYER
“The only place where success comes for work is in the dictionary.”
PROGRAM: Heather Muran-“SLO County Wine Association”
Pres. Jeff King has come down with pneumonia and Past Pres. Ashlea Boyer took over the meeting. She began extending our thoughts and prayers to Mary Ann Reese whose husband Bert Brunwin passed peacefully at his home on Thursday, September 28. Mary Ann is having a hard time and welcomes emails. The funeral will be held 11 AM this Friday at St. Paul’s Catholic Church on 800 Bello St., Pismo Beach. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Moose Lodge in Pismo Beach starting around 2:30 PM; those that would like to donate hors d’oeuvres for this ceremony, please contact Ashlea after the meeting.
CLUB BUSINESS:
Rotaract Club of SLO is again having their annual Coats for Kids fundraiser. We are strongly encouraged to bring one or more new or slightly used coats and jackets to our Club's meetings during October. A hat was circulated for Conrad Bowdey, Shannon Bowdey's grandson. The money raised will be matched by Shannon and put in a bank account for Conrad.
FINES:
Ashlea fined herself $30 for her 14th year anniversary with this Club. Ashlea also fined Greg Baker for his less than stellar guest introduction.
UPCOMING EVENTS AND MEETINGS
Our next social will be 5:30 PM, Thursday, October 26 at the Cliff’s Restaurant in Shell Beach. Past Pres. Ashlea stated that if you act quickly you might still be able to register for the District Conference at the Ventura Beach Marriott this weekend, October 6-8, 2017. Next week’s meeting will feature Brandon Pringle on SLO tourism. The last regular meeting of the month is on Tuesday, October 31 when members are strongly encouraged to wear costumes.
PROGRAM: Heather Muran-“SLO County Wine Association”
After graduating from college,  Heather came to this area in 2003 and rapidly advancing to her present position as the Exec. director of the SLO County Wine Association their purpose is to promote the central coastal wine industry that Paso Robles and Santa Maria are also included in their sphere of influence. They are also looking to expand into Cambria and Cayucos. This area’s cool climate, volcanic soil and terrain, being only 5 miles to the ocean and long growing season make it a unique and ideal area to grow grapes. Edna Valley was first to the start growing grapes in 1973 and Arroyo Grande Valley followed in 1982. 11% of the counties annual revenue comes from wine and $81 million of tax revenues are added to the County’s tax base. Last year 38,884 tons of wine grapes were harvested.  The Harvest on the Coast event will be held on this November 3-5 to celebrate the end of the harvest for our presently includes 34 members from the Edna Valley and Arroyo Grande vineyards. Wineries in winemakers with over 50 wineries and local chefs dishing out delicious food and wine along with live music. Their big fundraiser the 28th Annual Roll out the Barrels Weekend will be held on June 21-23, 2018.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY BY ASHLEA BOYER
“The only place where success comes for work is in the dictionary.”