Welcome to the Arroyo Grande Rotary Club

Arroyo Grande

Service Above Self

We meet Thursdays at 12:00 PM
F. McLintocks Saloon - Pismo Beach
750 Mattie Rd
Shell Beach, CA  93449
United States
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Peggy Hoobery was recognized by President Dempsey as our September Rotarian of the Month at today's meeting.  Peggy recently concluded her chairmanship of our annual charity raffle and it was her guidance and drive that made it a success.  Proceeds from the raffle significantly fund the Arroyo Grande Rotary club's scholarships and other educational programs throughout the year.  Congratulations on the well deserved recognition and thanks for all you do Peggy!
Carol Taylor was recognized as the Arroyo Grande Rotarian of the Month for August.  Carol has been instrumental in leading the Arroyo Grande Rotary backpack drive for The Boys and Girls Club of South San Luis Obispo County for many years.  She has coordinated volunteers, purchased supplies and ensured everything runs smoothly for the many children The Boys and Girls Club helps prepare for the new school year.  Carol, we truly appreciate all that you do and your recognition is well deserved, congratulations!
WE HAVE A WINNER - Congratulations to Gary Barnhart who is our 2019 winner of a brand new 2019 Ford Escape!  Of course the real winners are all of the local charities and student scholarships the Arroyo Grande Rotary Club supports year round.  A special thanks to our corporate sponsors (The Foodbank of San Luis Obispo County, AMP Surf, Restorative Partners, The Boys & Girls Club of South San Luis Obispo County, Burdine Printing and Dimes Media) and all the hard working Rotarians and volunteers who spread the word and sold tickets in support of this important community fundraiser!
Members of the Arroyo Grande Rotary club had a private tour of the Pismo Beach water treatment facility and learned about Central Coast Blue a South County initiative of the cities of Pismo Beach, Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach and the Oceano services district to reclaim and recycle water through purification and injection into the ground water supply.  The program in it's early stages is producing potable water and members were challenged to a taste test between tap water and recycled water....the results were unanimous, recycled water tasted better!
Arroyo Grande Rotarians serving the community - Homeless Lucheons a program chaired by AG Rotarian Rick Beels.  Once a month the Arroyo Grande Rotary Club provides lunch at the People's Kitchen in Grover Beach for the homeless and those in need.  Our July volunteer team (pictured) of Shannon Dempsey, Kristy Huerth and Eric Fahnoe is ready to start service!
The Arroyo Grande Rotary celebrated 2018-2019 President Mike Morrison's term thanking him for his leadership and demoted him to Immediate Past President with a seemingly never ending telling of bad jokes!  Incoming 2019-2020 President Shannon Dempsey introduced her new board at the end of the evening (pictured).  A fun time was had by all and the accomplishments of another year were shared with family and friends in attendance.

The Arroyo Grande Rotary Club has awarded local restaurant Old Juan’s Cantina their “Make a Difference Award” for their ongoing contribution to the club’s Homeless Luncheon Program.

According to the message on the award, brother-and-sister owners Eva and Adam Verdin have provided full meals to the homeless in South County numerous times, asking nothing in return. Rotary Club member Rick Beels explains that the club “wanted to show them that we appreciate their generosity, and surprise them with this award. They exemplify the Rotary motto, ‘Service Above Self.’ ”

The AG Rotary became involved with South County People’s Kitchen two years ago. The club provides volunteers and serves approximately 70 meals once a month at the Living Waters Community Church in Grover Beach.

For more information on the Arroyo Grande Rotary Club, visit www.agrotary.org . For information on how to support the Homeless Luncheon Program, email Rick Beels at islrick@sbcglobal.net.

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AG Rotary President Mike Morrison presents Old Juan’s Cantina owner Eva Verdin with AG Rotary’s 2018 “Make a Difference Award.”
 “Keys for a Cause” Ford Mustang Car Raffle Drawing was held Oct. 6th
On October 6, 2018 the Rotary Club Arroyo Grande and Mullahey Ford in Arroyo Grande partnered to bring you an exciting raffle drawing to win a Ford Mustang!
A $20 raffle ticket to won a 2017 Ruby Red, V-6 Fastback Ford Mustang, with CA sales tax and registration fees included!
After touring the 132-year old Camp Arroyo Grande, Arroyo Grande Rotary members were definitely interested in helping support the camp so it could get renovated for kids to start attending as soon as possible. When the opportunity came along to adopt a cabin they thought it was a great way to support the camp.
 
Camp Arroyo Grande dates back to the 1890's, and was purchased by the non-profit group The 5-Cities Community Service Foundation to keep it running as a camp for children from all over the community. Most recently Camp KEEP (Kern Environmental Education Program) announced it has moved its longtime Cambria campus to Camp Arroyo Grande. 
The members of the Rotary Club of Arroyo Grande donated supplies to fill over 100 backpacks for the Boys & Girls Club of South San Luis Obispo County kids. On August 9th members then helped the kids fill their brand new backpacks. It was a fun-filled event, and the kids were excited to choose their backpack color and then stuff their new pack with supplies to get ready for school.
The Honeysuckle Possums Bring Their Infectious Bluegrass Music to the AG Village Summer Concert on July 15th 
Show Sponsored by the Arroyo Grande Rotary Club and Rabobank Nonprofit Focus on the Bluegrass Music Society of the Central Coast
The 2018 Series adds Beer and Wine Sales as well as additional Media Sponsors
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Friday, March 31, 2017
 
 
ARROYO GRANDE ROTARY CLUB TREE PLANTING AT RANCHO GRANDE PARK
 
 
On March 24, 2018, the Arroyo Grande Rotary Club, along with the Five Cities Eco Rotary Club and the Rotary Interact Club from Nipomo High School, worked with members of the Tree Guild and City staff to plant 20 trees at Rancho Grande Park. Through the Recreation Services Department’s Adopt-a-Park program, the Arroyo Grande Rotary Club purchased the native species trees and necessary supplies for the project that was completed with assistance from the other groups. This project was a huge success and also assisted in reaching the Rotary International’s goal of planting 1.2 million trees worldwide by April 22, 2018.
 
The City of Arroyo Grande is grateful for community groups and members that take an active role in the beautification of our community and enhance the condition and quality of our parks and open spaces.
 
For more information on how to participate in the Adopt-a-Park Program, please contact Karen Beaudin, Volunteer and Program Coordinator at 473-5473, email at kbeaudin@arroyogrande.org, or visit online at http://arroyogrande.org/606/Volunteer-Program.
 
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CONTACT INFORMATION:
Sheridan Bohlken, Interim Recreation Services Director
sbohlken@arroyogrande.org
805-473-5478
Andrew Meade of Grover Beach WON the 1st Prize 2017 Road Glide Special. He bought two tickets on the day of the drawing and the second ticket he purchased was the winner! Mike Bhone of Bakersfield won the 2nd prize One Week Condo Vacation. Mike bought his ticket at the Arroyo Grande Strawberry Festival and was thrilled to be the winner and support Rotary charities. Thank you to all who purchased tickets and to all our sponsors.
 
 
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