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As of September 1, 2021 masks are now mandated by the San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department for all indoor gatherings. All venue staff will adhere to the same policies noted above. 
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Epigenetics and How Peace and Health are Related
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Jennifer Adams, CEO, Lumina Alliance 

Janet Meyers introduced our speaker, Jennifer Adams explaining that she has spent the past 25 years working in the gender-based violence field. She began in 1995, when she volun-teered on the crisis line for the Women's Shelter Program (now Stand Strong). She went on to work at the local rape crisis center, training volunteers. 

From there, she became a Victim/Witness advocate, supporting victims through the criminal justice process. She became an Executive Director in 2004 with the S.A.R.P. Center, before leading the North County Women’s Shelter in 2009. In 2013, she oversaw the merger be-tween those two agencies, thus creating RISE. As a survivor herself, she is committed to em-powering and supporting survivors. 

She is a change agent with a reputation for building bridges and bringing together diverse constituencies in order to create client-centered, trauma-informed and inclusive services. Jenny has spearheaded many innovative pro-grams and is considered a visionary leader, as well as an expert in her field. She has been recognized for her efforts by the California State Legislature, the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office and Cuesta Col-lege. She received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Cal Poly, SLO

Jenny is thrilled to lead the merger between RISE and Stand Strong. “It is an honor to work with such a committed and passionate team,” she says. “I look forward to supporting the staff and board of directors as we forge this new agency to empower survivors of sexual & intimate partner violence throughout SLO County.” Jenny loves liv-ing on the Central Coast, where she enjoys time with her family and friends, hiking, wine tasting and dancing. 

On behalf of the Community Service Committee, Sue Robinson thanked Jenny for her presentation (which is attached to this email). Sue explained that the committee decided to apply for a District Grant due to the in-crease in domestic violence brought on by the loss of jobs, kids having to resort to online learning and other stresses due to COVID. The committee approved a donation of $750 which was matched by the District grant resulting in the presentation today of a check for $1500! 



Each table was asked to discuss how to bring peace into family gatherings during the holidays especially during


Nancy Bennett reported that her table discussed not talking about COVID or politics.

Elaine Beckham suggested being more like Rick Low (ha ha) but ended by saying that her table suggested that

we just listen.

Shari Long told us that her table suggested checking in with yourself. Be grateful for what you have; be kind

to others; communicate.

Jane Howard relayed a situation in her own family where she and her sisters got together for the normal holiday

dinner but one of the brother-in-laws is not vaccinated and nobody wanted to sit near him. It made for a

very awkward evening. The group had plans to meet again the next night with their 97 year old mother and

they were concerned about putting her at risk. So they told the brother-in-law that they love him but just

can’t have him there. It was very hard.

Paula ended the discussion by reminding us to love ourselves and understand that there are differences. Janet

added that we are the Family of Rotary despite our different nationalities, religions, political leanings.

She then wished us a Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanza.


Jenn originally began her path to becoming a healer as a Psychology student. She evolved into practicing energy and body work modalities as well as completing her 200 hour registered yoga teacher training in 2013. She com-pleted her massage therapy education in 2005 and has been a California board licensed Physician of Acupunc-ture in 2016. Jennifer has over 300 units in Medicinal studies including vigorous courses in Western Medicine and anatomy. She is currently 20 units away for obtaining her Doctorate in Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. Her passion and belief in her practice shine through in every treatment that is very specifically individualized taking every patient and their personal life journey into account. 

Jenn explained that herbs acupuncture can be used to treat a number of conditions such as migraines, arthritis, Fibromyalgia and muscle pain, sports injuries and nerve pain. She then demonstrated on Janet, Patty & Miguel. 


Dr. Alex and his wife, Dr. Casey Erickson are the owners and practicing veterinarians at Cambria Veterinary Clinic. After relocating to the Cen-tral Coast in January 2016 and purchasing Cambria Veterinary clinic, we could have not felt more welcomed into a community that truly adores their pets. We are committed to high quality medicine and patient care, and also believe that you should have a doctor for your pet that you trust to offer you guidance and options in caring for your 4-legged fami-ly member. We are hard-working, honest and compassionate when it comes to advising you on anything from preventative care to difficult end-of-life decisions. 

Dr. Alex grew up in Los Banos, California and could be found cleaning kennels and helping out at his father’s vet clinic from a young age. Following in his father’s footsteps, he attended Kansas State University for his undergraduate studies and then graduated from UC Davis Veterinary School in 2008. During veterinary school, his studies focused both on farm animal and small animal medicine. After graduating he moved to Sonora, California, at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains where he practiced at a busy small animal veterinary clinic for 8 years. Alex has addi-tional continuing education training in small animal dentistry and ultrasound. 

Dr. Alex told us that dermatology is the number one reason pets visit their veterinarian and, here on the Central Coast, there is no shortage of allergy triggers. 

Exchange students unlock their true potential to: 

• Develop lifelong leadership skills 

• Learn a new language and culture 

• Build lasting friendships with young people from around the world 

• Become a global citizen 


In 1982, Katherine went to Sweden as a Rotary Exchange Student and stayed with the Nilbrink family. Shortly after arriving, Anders left for the United States to begin his student exchange year. He had hoped to be sent to New York, California or Florida but wound up in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, a town just 24 miles from there Katherine’s family lived. 

When Katherine arrived in Sweden, she did not speak a word of Swedish but learned bit by bit by listening and watching tv with sub-titles. She attended Rotary meetings every week. Since, at the time, women were not allowed in Rotary, she was in the company of 50 “old men”. 

Language was not as big a problem with Anders since, in Sweden, students are taught English beginning in the 3rd grade. 


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