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During our weekly meeting on September 13th we inducted our newest member John King.  John is in auto sales and one of his hobbies is photography.  He's married and lives in Grover Beach.  John found our club through the concerts at Ramona Park.  
  
We have to important community service opportunities in September.  Please mark your Calendars 
 
September 9th  AMSURF Time to be announced 
September 16th  Community Work Day  meet at 10 am at Ramona Park
Our vocational visit to Peacock Cellars new Tasting Room was lots of fun.  We started the day having our box lunch and tasting wine.  We were then greeted by Logan Nichols, who also with his wife own Peacock.  Today they were bottling so their day started at 4:30am, while the bottling was finished we got to see the area where the barrels on stored and the truck that comes to assist in bottling.  If you missed it the tasting room is open Wednesday - Sunday 11am - 5pm. 
 
    
Fritz Meir the director for Gleanings for the Hungry was our speaker on August 23.  Fritz explained how they can make a bowl of nutritious soup for as little as 1 cent  and a crew of all volunteer labor.  In fact they have a 2 year waiting list of people that want to come work.  They even pay $100 a week to work!  Peach season just finished though they process more that peaches.  Also includes all pit fruit grown around the valley.  Youth from churches as far away as Canada come to work in the peach plant.  (Need youth because of the hot area temps.) The fruit is what can't be sold in markets due to imperfections.  
Bret Colhouer shared with us about Simply Clear Marketing, the company behind several of the area's magazines.  They put out weekly by email  SlO Business Matters which has a calendar of local service groups, and county government meetings every Monday. (We were listed this week)   If you want to be in the know ask to be added to their email list.  They also put on the Home Expo event and the Health event every spring and fall.  
Dr. Chen spoke concerning human rights in China.  Millions of Chinese people have been arrested and/or tortured for their beliefs or political views.  Some have even had their organs harvested and sold.  In the US it can take years to get an organ, but in China it takes 2 to 4 weeks.  Prisoners have been forced to have their organs harvested by the Chines police, legal and military system, with their families never knowing what truly happened to them.  The human rights movement started in 2004.
 
Michael shared with us how important bringing in new members is for the life of the club.  Each of us should be proud of our club and want to invite those we know to our meetings.  He suggested we spent 15 minutes a month writing down names of people we know and making it a plan to contact them while holding each other accountable to making that contact. Our members should be proud of achieving Best Small Club and with being proud we should be at our meetings and events.
 
 
 
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We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Rosa's Ristorante
491 Price St
Pismo Beach, CA  93420
United States
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays:
  • Connie Wilkinson
    September 5
  • Jeannie Varela
    September 6
  • Judith Bean
    September 6
Anniversaries:
  • Carla Muller
    Tim Muller
    September 2
  • Connie Wilkinson
    Jeff Wilkinson
    September 24
  • Matt Bronson
    Samantha
    September 25
  • Bruce Ekmanian
    Sandra Sansoni
    September 27
Join Date:
  • John Peters
    September 3, 2014
    3 years
  • Breven Baima
    September 5, 2003
    14 years
  • Dick Keenan
    September 5, 2003
    14 years
  • Narlene Carter-Keenan
    September 5, 2003
    14 years
  • Scott Nichols
    September 5, 2003
    14 years
  • Terry Merlo
    September 5, 2003
    14 years
  • Anthony Salas
    September 16, 2009
    8 years