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Atascadero

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Atascadero Lake Pavilion
9315 Pismo Avenue
Atascadero, CA  93422-4939
United States of America
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Over the past two weeks we've had the honor of recognizing THREE Paul Harris Fellows.  The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation.  Rotarians have a tradition of supporting the Foundation by honoring others.
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Don Idler was recognized for all that he's done for our community over the years, and especially the last year as our club president.
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Drew Lewis was recognized for his dedication to our club and for being so influential in our success.
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Jessica Lundberg was recognized for her amazing work at California Meridian Insurance and her support of our club
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Last meeting we ushered in our new president, Steve Hodgson!  He only had to go through about half of hte meeting without the gavels, thanks to the usual suspect when it comes to shenanigans (Joel).  Looking forward to a great year!
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Also want to thank everyone who came out for 'Tuesdays in the Park', and to the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce for putting it on.  We had an amazing time and love seeing all the support from the community!
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Here's a video of what we've been up to the past year.  We love serving this great community and look forward to another amazing year!
 
 
Davina Bergin introduced the Paul Harris Award sponsored by President Don Idler for his daughter. Jennifer Idler is a very active leader in the Rotary Club of Paso Robles. 

Atascadero Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Emily Reneau introduced by Ken Weathers at yesterdays meeting. Sponsor Grigger Jones and President Don Idler joined in welcoming Emily to our club.

 

Atascadero High School held it's 49th Annual "Night of Scholars and Champions" Scholarship Award ceremony last night at Ewing Gymnasium. Over $ 210,000. of scholarships were awarded to 89 graduating seniors by 44 community groups and individuals during the evening. Our 13 awards totaled $ 34,000. Congratulations to all of the students on their many achievements. Here are a few photos from the evening.  
 
San Benito Elementary Garden Work Day with @onecoolearth pulling weeds and composting, making sure the kids have a great place to learn about growing food and eating fresh veggies
Our Rotary Club singing Happy Birthday to celebrate Frank Platz's 90th.  Frank's birthday is this Sunday, April 28.
 
Frank has been very active in our community as a 60-year member and past President of Rotary. Frank is CEO of Delta Liquid Energy and a past President of the Western Liquid Gas Association and State Director of the National Propane Gas Association. Mr. Platz has been a director of Atascadero Mutual Water Company since 1969. 
 
Great views of the crowd awaiting the Grand Opening of the Joy Playground at Colony Park. The only all inclusive playground in San Luis Obispo county! 

The Playground is accessible to those in wheel chairs and many other disabilities enabling them to play with their friends. Makes you proud to see that your city got behind this effort over the last 6 years! 

 President Don Idler presenting our contribution of $25,000. to help finish the project. Congratulations Parents for Joy for a huge success!

The Rotary Club of Atascadero awarded one of Rotary's highest honors to two long time club members at their meeting on February 20th.  The Paul Harris Fellow is an acknowledgement of an individual who has made a significant contribution to Rotary.  The first recipient was Rich Johnson who has served for many years as the club's vocational service director.  Under his leadership he has implemented and expanded the club's vocational service activities. 
The second recipient was long time Rotarian John Sanders.  You can always find John working in the background at club events as part of the BBQ crew or anything else he is asked to do. John's hard work and friendship are highly valued by our club membership.
 
Our 20th Annual Crab Feed was held on Feb. 13th, 2019. Thanks to a committee headed up by John Hollenbeck the evening was a very BIG success. Thanks to all who worked on the committee and the InterAct members who did all of the serving and stayed to clean up. Also, big thanks to Doug Filipponi who ran our Live Auction that was organized by Sabrina Harper!!! Fantastic work by all.
 
 
 
 
Templeton H.S. Drama students are going to Scotland in June, 2019. They performed a few numbers from "The Addams Family" for Atascadero Rotary. CLICK ON "READ MORE" AND THEN "PAGE LINKS" TO VIEW VIDEO.
 
President Haddie Daner and fellow Interact members joined us for the Colony Days Parade on October 6.  Rotarian Robert Borish supplied his classic Cadillac for the ride. Thanks Robert!!!
A-TOWN PARK visit made front page of the Atascadero News on August 31. Our Rotary club teamed up with Home Depot to rebuild and update the skate park. A great investment in our community providing youth and adult skating in Atascadero.
 
 
1)  The date for the drawing is November 14, 2018 at our meeting.
2)  The Wine Fridge is valued at $ 999.95 and 4 cases of Ancient Peaks wine is priceless.
3)  The Kegerator is valued at $ 400.00 and the we increased the cases of beer to 6 if a keg is not wanted.
 
The main thing I am selling is what Rotary does for the community and how important this fundraiser is.
We need to sell tickets now!
 
Don Idler

Rotary marches in the Long Walk Home in Atascadero...

The Echo homeless shelter hosted the Long Walk home on August 24th in an effort to raise awareness of homelessness in San Luis Obispo County. The march represents the walk the homeless population makes every day in their search for permanent housing. We marched to support Echo here in Atascadero, the only homeless shelter in the North County of San Luis Obispo.

Graduating Atascadero, Paloma Creek and Morro Bay High School Seniors along with many family members attended our meeting on August 8th to receive their awards. Each was given an opportunity to share with us their future goals.
 
 
Nathan Mueller receiving the Everett Scholarship.
 
On Saturday, July 14  for 3 hours we scooped ice cream while several hundred families visited over 200 animals that call the Charles Paddock Zoo home, including red pandas, monkeys, meerkats, parrots, a Malayan Tiger, a variety of reptiles and more! 
 
Mr. Maytag Man worked along with many of our members. A funtime at the Zoo!
 
 
Ticket sales have started....contact Ken Johnston <johnstonken8@gmail.com> for tickets.
Books of 8 (one table) for $ 480. and individuals for $ 65.
 
Don Idler announced the major sponsors for our 19th Annual Crab Feed
James Stoddard of the Whirlpool Corporation
 
 
 
 
Kristen Kearns and Gary Borjan
Pacific Premier Bank
 
 
 
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Aug 28, 2019
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Lorretta Butts
Sep 04, 2019
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