Thanks to his week's correspondent:
Mike Willis
Dear Readers,
Due to the fact that I lost my notes for this week's meeting, and the fact that my memory capacity is slightly less than that of a free thumb drive given out at the fair, this week's Spoke will be somewhat brief and possibly factually inaccurate.
Yours truly,


John Weiss joined the Rotary Club of Morro Bay in 2001. He served as club president in 2009-2010. During his Rotary service, he developed a passion for increasing membership and for youth service. John created and presented district Membership seminars since 2010 and
he has been an instructor at PETS on “Engaging Members” for the past four years. John has personally sponsored over fifty new members.
In addition, John co-chartered the Rotary Club of Morro Bay-Eco (Charter Club President), the Morro Bay High School Interact Club, and the San Luis Obispo Rotaract Club.
John’s wife Christine is a great partner who is a charter and current member of the Rotary Club of Morro Bay – Eco.
John started out the meeting with a question to us: "Why did we join Rotary"? All the answers from Downtown Rotarians were either for "fellowship" or for "the chance to serve the community in some way". He spoke about how those two answers were the most common in  a world world-wide Rotarian poll. He went on to share his passion for Rotary, and with self-deprecating wit, some stories and experiences he'd had along the way. 

John is a working Governor with retail and professional electronics stores in Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, and Buellton. John founded his company with his father in 1978 and most of the staff has between twenty and thirty years’ experience with the company and in the electronics industry.

Good news and announcements

  1. Jim Damian was presented with a Paul Harris Service Award from the Governor himself, John Weiss.
  2. Ben Stinson gave president Dave a mini cornhole game to play with.

Visitors & Guests

Anselmo Moreno visiting from Twilight Club
Mike McCoy guest of Dave Whelden
Joh Weiss and his wife Christine.
Welcome new member Myka Peck. You'll recognize her by the giant newbie badge she will wearing.
In a blatant self-promotion, Ben Stinson presented President Steve with a "branded" mini-cornhole game.
Brad Barnes and his new recruit Myka Peck, might not see eye-to-eye on everything... literally.
The Govenator, John Weiss presented Jim Damian with a well deserved Paul Harris Service Fellow service pin and certificate. Congratulations Jim!
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
John P. Moorhouse
February 1
Jason Cater
February 2
Jon Sampson
February 6
Bart Hill
February 8
David Denison
February 9
Mary K. Shell
February 9
Bryon Schaefer
February 11
Tom DeNatale
February 21
Stan Eschner
February 22
Jarrell Epp
February 24
Anne M. Holdren
February 26
Spouse Birthdays
Kym Plivelich
February 18
February 28
Join Date
Andy Barkate
February 1, 1996
22 years
Harry "Doc" Ervin
February 8, 2017
1 year
Jim Clark
February 10, 1994
24 years
Steve Clifford
February 11, 1971
47 years
Cathy Abernathy
February 19, 2004
14 years
Bernie Barmann
February 20, 1986
32 years
Dick O'Reilly
February 28, 1985
33 years

Area Meetings

Tuesday @ noon
Bakersfield North

at the Petroleum Club

Wednesday @ noon
Bakersfield West
at the Stockdale Country Club

Wednesday @ 6:45 am
Bakersfield Breakfast

at the Petroleum Club

Wednesday @ 6 pm
Bakersfield Twilight

at T.L. Maxwells

Thursday @ noon
Bakersfield  Downtown
at the Museum of Art

Friday @ noon
Bakersfield East

at Bakersfield Museum of Art

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Morro Bay

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