Posted by Eric Fahnoe on Sep 26, 2019
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!
September Rotarian of the Month Eric Fahnoe 2019-09-26 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Eric Fahnoe on Sep 12, 2019
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!
August Rotarian of the Month Eric Fahnoe 2019-09-12 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Eric Fahnoe on Aug 29, 2019
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!
Rotary tours PB Water Treatment facility Eric Fahnoe 2019-08-29 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Eric Fahnoe on Aug 25, 2019
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!
2019 Charity Raffle Winner!!! Eric Fahnoe 2019-08-25 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Eric Fahnoe on Jul 09, 2019
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!
July Homeless Luncheon Eric Fahnoe 2019-07-09 07:00:00Z 0
Posted by Eric Fahnoe on Jun 28, 2019
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.
2019 - 2020 Arroyo Grande Board introduced Eric Fahnoe 2019-06-28 07:00:00Z 0
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2018 Christmas & Holiday Sing-Along 2018-12-16 08:00:00Z 0

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 . For information on how to support the Homeless Luncheon Program, email Rick Beels at

Good News? Send word of accomplishments in your community. Email:; phone: 805-781-7958.

AG Rotary President Mike Morrison presents Old Juan’s Cantina owner Eva Verdin with AG Rotary’s 2018 “Make a Difference Award.”
Old Juans wins our Making A Difference Award 2018-10-15 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Oct 10, 2018
 “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!
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The Mustang Winner IS 2018-10-10 07:00:00Z 0 Charity Raffle,Rotary Raffle,Win A Mustang
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. 
Camp Arroyo Grande Cabin Adopted by AG Rotarians 2018-08-30 07:00:00Z 0
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.
Backpack Donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of S SLO 2018-08-09 07:00:00Z 0
Posted on Jul 15, 2018
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
Honeysuckle Possums at AG Village Concerts 2018-07-15 07:00:00Z 0
WIN A v6 MUSTANG! $20 Raffle Tickets! 2018-05-31 07:00:00Z 0 Charity Raffle,Rotary Raffle,Win A Mustang
Posted on Apr 05, 2018
Friday, March 31, 2017
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, or visit online at
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Sheridan Bohlken, Interim Recreation Services Director
The Arroyo Grande Rotary Club is proud to announce its 10th Annual Christmas & Holiday Sing-Along to be presented on Sunday, December 17, 2017.  This special 4:00pm matinee will take place in Arroyo Grande’s intimate Clark Center.  Attendees will be able to enjoy great regional music and performing groups while also joining their family and friends in singing all their favorite Christmas and holiday songs.  This charming community event annually caps off the holiday season leading up to Christmas while also supporting local performing arts groups.
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9th Annual 101 Bottles of Wine Raffle 2017-10-03 07:00:00Z 0
52nd Annual Bill Smith Fish Fry 2017-08-21 07:00:00Z 0
We update this as often as possible. It is not guaranteed to be correct but we'll do our best.
August 24, 2017Kevin Drabinski, SLO Food Bank
August 31, 2017Erich Kortz, California Coastal Rural Development Corporation
September 7, 2017Jeff Al-Mashat, SLO Museum of Art
September 14, 2017 
September 21, 2017Dave Kuykendall, SLO Village
September 22, 2017Fish Fry at the Arroyo Grande Harvest Festival
September 28, 2017DARK - POST FISH-FRY
October 5, 2017Karen Borges - Jack's Helping Hand
October 6-8District Conference - Ventura
October 12, 2017Ken Dalebout - Dignity Health
Upcoming Speakers Schedule 2017-08-21 07:00:00Z 0
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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3rd Annual Rotary Harley Ride & Raffle 2017-07-11 07:00:00Z 0 Charity Raffle,Harley Davidson Raffle,Road Glide Special
9th Annual Rotary Community Christmas & Holiday Sing-Along Curtis Reinhardt 2016-11-16 08:00:00Z 0
51st AG Rotary Fish Fry 2016-08-31 00:00:00Z 0
ROTARY FISH FRY @ Arroyo Grande Harvest Festival   2016-08-22 07:00:00Z 0
2nd Annual RotaryHarleyRaffle - 2016 Street Glide Special 2016-04-19 07:00:00Z 0
Club Attendance Contest among all the clubs (Rotary, Interact & Rotaract) at the basketball game on Saturday afternoon.  All members should check in upon arrival at the court side Polio Plus booth and register your attendance.  The top three clubs with the most members and guests in attendance will be announced at halftime and will receive valuable prizes from the Cal Poly Athletic Department!  (tickets to mens and womens basketball games, basketball Sky Box seats and football game tickets)
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WIN a 2016 Fully Loaded Street Glide Special Harley-Davidson!
Call 805-270-3936 or Stop by Santa Maria Harley-Davidson to buy tickets.
Tickets are $100 each with only 1000 available.
Great odds on a Great Bike! You do not need to be present at the Big Event on June 25th to Win the bike.
However, we'll have plenty of other great raffle prizes that you will need to be there to win while enjoying the fun and music.
2nd Annual RotaryHarleyRaffle - 2016 Street Glide Special 2016-01-31 08:00:00Z 0
Tickets for the Christmas and Holiday Sing-Along are only $12.00 for adults and $6.00 for children & students and are now available from the Clark Center Box Office at 489-9444 or  Special family discount pricing (in advance only at the Box Office) allows three to six family members to attend for only $30!  It is suggested that all tickets be purchased well in advance in anticipation of a sell out.
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50th Annual FISH FRY at the AG Harvest Festival 2015-09-22 00:00:00Z 0
The Rotary Club of Arroyo Grande raised over $47,700 for community non-profits on our 1st Annual Rotary Harley Raffle!! Thanks to all who supported the event!!
RotaryHarleyRaffle WINNER!! 2015-08-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted on Apr 04, 2015

The Rotary Clubs of San Luis Obispo de Tolosa and Arroyo Grande and Santa Maria Harley-Davidson® are partnering up to bring you an exciting event where you can win a new motorcycle!  Drawing will be held August 22, 2015 at Santa Maria Harley Davidson®.

$20 per ticket to win a Harley-Davidson® Vivid Black 2015 Road Glide Special, FLTRXS with CA sales tax and registration fees included!
First Annual Motorcycle Raffle Chris Garey 2015-04-05 00:00:00Z 0
Arroyo Grande Rotary members donated over $800 worth of brand new packages of socks and underwear for children and teens during the Back to School drive with the Childrens Resource Network of the Central Coast.
Childrens Resource Network of the Central Coast Margie Drube 2014-08-14 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Chris Garey on Feb 25, 2014

Sunday, December 21, 2014 at the Clark Center will be the 7th Annual Community Christmas & Holiday Sing-Along Event.

Ticket Prices:
Advance Purchase $30 = Family of Six
$12 for Adults
$6 for Children/Students
Tickets available through the Clark Center, 489-9444. This event will sell out!
**All ticket proceeds go to music programs at our local schools.**
7th Annual Community Christmas & Hoiliday Sing-Along Chris Garey 2014-02-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Margie Drube on Jul 11, 2012
It's time to begin the annual backpack and school supplies drive for local kids of the South County Boys and Girls Club. We'll provide over 75 backpacks filled with school supplies to local elementary school kids.
Backpack Drive Begins Margie Drube 2012-07-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Shannon Dempsey on Oct 25, 2010
3rd Annual Rotary Holiday Concert and Community Sing-A-Long December 19th at 4pm!
Holiday Sing-A-Long Shannon Dempsey 2010-10-26 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Anna Scott on Apr 23, 2010
Nearly fifty members of the Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach and Pismo Beach Rotary Clubs participated in Rotary Work Day on Saturday, April 24, 2010 at the Future Farmers of America (FFA) fields at Arroyo Grande High School.
Rotary Work Day Anna Scott 2010-04-24 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Shannon Dempsey on Jan 11, 2008
Our newest inductee Gerry Martinez finds homes for rescued animals, and may house anywhere up to 10 or 15 dogs at any one time.
Newest AG Rotarian Rescues Animals Shannon Dempsey 2008-01-12 00:00:00Z 0
Transferring member Bill Weber joins AG Rotary Shannon Dempsey 2008-01-05 00:00:00Z 0
Club Welcomes Back Glo Rivera Janet Wood 2007-11-30 00:00:00Z 0
Club inducts a major league member Shannon Dempsey 2007-11-30 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Shannon Dempsey on Oct 24, 2007
Club President Diane Aubuchon inducted Attorney Charles "Chuck" Jordan into the club last week. We can only hope Chuck is not easily offended by lawyer jokes.
Club Welcomes New Rotarian Chuck Jordan Shannon Dempsey 2007-10-25 00:00:00Z 0
DG Presents Gold Awards to AG Rotarians Shannon Dempsey 2007-09-28 00:00:00Z 0
Check out the new club banner design Shannon Dempsey 2007-09-26 00:00:00Z 0
Jack Smith Turns 60 in Style Shannon Dempsey 2007-03-26 00:00:00Z 0
Steve & Karla Cool Become Major Donors Shannon Dempsey 2006-12-12 00:00:00Z 0
Posted by Shannon Dempsey on Aug 18, 2006
In 1951 Vard Loomis sponsored Kaz Ikeda as a new member of the Rotary Club of Arroyo Grande. Read on for more about the Ikeda family legacy.
Member Profile: Kaz Ikeda Shannon Dempsey 2006-08-19 00:00:00Z 0
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Posted by Margie Drube

49th Annual Rotary Fish Fry kicks off the Arroyo Grande Harvest Festival in the Village on Friday, September 26Image

49th Annual Rotary Fish Fry Margie Drube 0
Posted by Margie Drube

The members of the Rotary Club of Arroyo Grande donated 90 backpacks and supplies to fill the packs to the Boys & Girls Club of South San Luis Obispo County kids. The Rotary club members arrived to be "buddies" to the kids and help them fill their brand new backpacks.Image

Backpack Donation to Boys & Girls Club of South SLO Margie Drube 0
Village Summer Concert Series at the Rotary Bandstand in Arroyo Grande Curtis Reinhardt 0
48th Annual Fish Fry Chris Garey 0
6th Annual 101 Bottles of Wine Raffle Chris Garey 0
Posted by Margie Drube

Rotary - Polio Plus Night at the Cal Poly Women's Basketball Game
Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 3:00pm Reception - 4:00pm Game
Mott Gym - Cal Poly Campus
- San Luis Obispo

All District 5240 Rotarians, Rotaractors & Interactors and their family and friends are invited to attend this game and special Rotary night!  This activity is designed to be a social event for District Rotarians, raise awareness and funds for Polio Plus and support our regional college women’s basketball teams.
3:00pm – Hospitality Reception in the big white tent behind the Gym – hosted beverages from local wineries and breweries plus some soft drinks and snacks.  Comments and introductions from Rotarians and Cal Poly Basketball Staff and Players.
4:00pm – Cal Poly Mustangs vs. the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos
Halftime – Rotarians and Fans compete on court with free throws and 3-point shooting.  A nominal fee with be charged per shot with all money going to Polio Plus. The Cal Poly Athletic Dept. will provide prizes for those that make a bucket!
Before, during and after the game:  Polio Plus displays will be available for viewing and Rotary and Polio Plus announcements will be made over the PA system.  There will be various ways to donate to Polio Plus that night at the game.

* Clubs and individual Rotarians are encouraged to buy a group of tickets (15 or more – applies to all ages) for $4 each.  Group orders must be completed, including payment, before the day of the event.  Group orders are required to be completed as a single order and will be mailed or left at will call under a single individual’s name.  To order call 805-756-4TIX or 1-866-Go-Stangs  A section of chair back seats will be reserved for Rotarians.
* GA Tickets at the door:  $8 adults, $6 senior/staff, $4 youth  
* More ticketing info at: <>
* Cal Poly Rotaractors and District Interact Students will have free admission.  Interact Coordinators will need to supply student names in advance.

Free in the large parking garage on Grand Avenue near Mott Gym and the Performing Arts Center.

Contact Curtis Reinhardt:  805-773-4173 or



Rotary - Polio Plus Night at the Cal Poly Women's Basketball Game Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 3:00pm Margie Drube 0
50 Backpacks & Supplies Donated Anna Scott 0
5th Annual Chili Festival Chris Garey 0
Wine Raffle Winners Anna Scott 0
Posted by Anna Scott
ImageThe Arroyo Grande Rotary Club presents the 49th Annual Rotary Relays May 10, 2014.
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Posted by Franky Curiel

Cigar enthusiasts from around the state and county will converge on the Central Coast to sample some of the world's best cigars and finest area wines, enjoy a day of educational seminars, meet with cigar makers, and connect with other cigar enthusiasts.

September 18 & 19, 2009 at River Oaks Hot Springs, Paso Robles

For more information visit

Cigar Conference West Franky Curiel 0
Posted by Curtis Reinhardt

A group of Rotary Ambassadorial Scholars have formed a non-profit group to support low-income schools in the city of Valparaiso, Chile. The group, known as Scholars for Schools, is building libraries and media centers to improve children's literacy in elementary and middle schools.

Scholars For Schools Curtis Reinhardt 0
Posted by Shannon Dempsey
Thanks to everybody's hard work, the club won 6 awards at the District 5240 Stepdown and Awards Event held on July 13. Outgoing club President Diane Aubuchon accepted the awards from outgoing District Governor Jane McClenahan.
2008 AG Rotary Awards Shannon Dempsey 0
Posted by Kendra Kimlinger
Finally, a year after our board voted to support this great project, we have received approval for matching grant money from RI. Due to various adjustments to the project budget items and grant application which were requested first by the district, and then by RI, the approval process took some additional time and a lot of communication to wrap up.
Hermosillo Ultrasound Project Grant Approved Kendra Kimlinger 0
Posted by Jeff Johnson
That's right, it's time again to distribute personalized McGruff the Crime Dog books in local elementary schools to promote literacy among elementary children on the Central Coast.

Learn how to get your own personalized McGruff book.
McGruff Program 2009 Jeff Johnson 0
AG Rotary GSE Selectee Ben Greenaway Named in Top 20 Under 40 Shannon Dempsey 0
Another Citizen of the Year! Shannon Dempsey 0
AG Rotarian's Son Honored by Chamber Shannon Dempsey 0
Bret Colhouer Included in Tribune's Top 20 Under 40 Shannon Dempsey 0
Posted by Shannon Dempsey
Dan Cashier was named Citizen of the Year this week by the Arroyo Grande Chamber of Commerce at its annual installation dinner for his tireless efforts to enhance the community through volunteering.
AG Rotarian Named Citizen of the Year Shannon Dempsey 0
Posted by Shannon Dempsey
District 5240 Governor Jane McClenahan and with her husband Jack graced us with their presence last Thursday. They experienced our club's unique form of humor, much to president Diane's chagrin.
District Governor Subjected to AG Club Humor Shannon Dempsey 0
AG Rotary Sponsors Aug 26 Jazz Concert Shannon Dempsey 0
Posted by Shannon Dempsey
The club made off with beaucoup awards at the District 5240 Stepdown Dinner held in Ventura on June 30. Outgoing club President Clay Watkins accepted the awards from outgoing District Governor Rich Abbott.
2007 AG Rotary Awards Shannon Dempsey 0
Fish Fry Trailer Gets An Overhaul Janet Wood 0
Rotary Fish Fry a Swimming Success Shannon Dempsey 0
Missed a Meeting? Make-up Online! Shannon Dempsey 0
Sendoff For AG Rotary Scholarship Winner Shannon Dempsey 0
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