Posted by Dick Dannells on Sep 07, 2018
TODAY’S PROGRAM September 4, 2018: PISMO BEACH ROTARY FOUNDATION PRES. DON WEBER: -“THE FOUNDATION-TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIPS- PISMO FELLOWS”
Pres. Scott opened the meeting at 12:37 PM with the usual introduction of guests and then gave the sad news that Frank Montesinos has resigned effective September 1 and thanked him for all of his contribution to the Club these past years.
INSPIRATION DOLLARS:
Pres. Scott auctioned off 2 ID’s-free badge, 1 to Jeff King for $40 and other two Steve Curry for $25. He then assessed 10 ID’s on Cale Kunkle for appearing in a Arroyo Grande Chamber video; and 5 ID’s for failure to update their ClubRunner profiles on Paul Holden, Linda Osty and  Connie O’Henley.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Michael Boyer urged every member to make sure that their actual birthdate is included in ClubRunner so that the District has an accurate demographic information on our Club.
PROGRAM: PISMO BEACH ROTARY FOUNDATION PRES. DON WEBER: -“THE FOUNDATION-TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIPS- PISMO FELLOWS”
Don began by thanking Cliff Nagler who is serving as Communication Director of the Foundation. He stated that the Foundation’s Mission is to better the lives of people by transforming the donor provided assets for a higher purpose such as youth, education and community service and their Commitment as a non-profit 501(c)3 Foundation is to achieve Rotary-centered objectives by raising funds to support charitable programs in our community and elsewhere, with emphasis on youth/scholarships and community projects, impacting lives for years to come. He then turned to Lindy Osty who spoke on the technology scholarships that have been recently awarded and introduced Tony Moises Tirado,  one of last year’s scholarship winners, who gave a very heartfelt speech on what the scholarship money meant to him. He recently received an Associate in Science degree with a electronics technology major from Alan Hancock College and is currently employed in the electronics industry.  Linda also was pleased to announce that Maria Dowdy has become a Pismo Fellow. Don stated that the Foundation currently has $200,000 and is expected soon to grow to their goal of $250,000 so that 5% each year of the invested capital can be used for scholarships and other charities. Steve Curry then came forward to announce that his cochairman Jenny Dierek of last year’s Annual Golf Tournament, which is the major fundraiser for the Foundation, has agreed to take on the chairmanship this coming year and Steve will simply be available to assist Jenny. Steve asked everyone to put May 6, 2019 on their calendars for next year’s Tournament.. Don concluded that the source of funds for the Foundation in addition to the Tournament are cash donations and becoming a benefactor as a Pismo Fellow.
TODAY’S PROGRAM September 4, 2018: PISMO BEACH ROTARY FOUNDATION PRES. DON WEBER: -“THE FOUNDATION-TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIPS- PISMO FELLOWS”
Pres. Scott opened the meeting at 12:37 PM with the usual introduction of guests and then gave the sad news that Frank Montesinos has resigned effective September 1 and thanked him for all of his contribution to the Club these past years.
INSPIRATION DOLLARS:
Pres. Scott auctioned off 2 ID’s-free badge, 1 to Jeff King for $40 and other two Steve Curry for $25. He then assessed 10 ID’s on Cale Kunkle for appearing in a Arroyo Grande Chamber video; and 5 ID’s for failure to update their ClubRunner profiles on Paul Holden, Linda Osty and  Connie O’Henley.
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Michael Boyer urged every member to make sure that their actual birthdate is included in ClubRunner so that the District has an accurate demographic information on our Club.
PROGRAM: PISMO BEACH ROTARY FOUNDATION PRES. DON WEBER: -“THE FOUNDATION-TECHNOLOGY SCHOLARSHIPS- PISMO FELLOWS”
Don began by thanking Cliff Nagler who is serving as Communication Director of the Foundation. He stated that the Foundation’s Mission is to better the lives of people by transforming the donor provided assets for a higher purpose such as youth, education and community service and their Commitment as a non-profit 501(c)3 Foundation is to achieve Rotary-centered objectives by raising funds to support charitable programs in our community and elsewhere, with emphasis on youth/scholarships and community projects, impacting lives for years to come. He then turned to Lindy Osty who spoke on the technology scholarships that have been recently awarded and introduced Tony Moises Tirado,  one of last year’s scholarship winners, who gave a very heartfelt speech on what the scholarship money meant to him. He recently received an Associate in Science degree with a electronics technology major from Alan Hancock College and is currently employed in the electronics industry.  Linda also was pleased to announce that Maria Dowdy has become a Pismo Fellow. Don stated that the Foundation currently has $200,000 and is expected soon to grow to their goal of $250,000 so that 5% each year of the invested capital can be used for scholarships and other charities. Steve Curry then came forward to announce that his cochairman Jenny Dierek of last year’s Annual Golf Tournament, which is the major fundraiser for the Foundation, has agreed to take on the chairmanship this coming year and Steve will simply be available to assist Jenny. Steve asked everyone to put May 6, 2019 on their calendars for next year’s Tournament.. Don concluded that the source of funds for the Foundation in addition to the Tournament are cash donations and becoming a benefactor as a Pismo Fellow.