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Grover Beach

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We meet Wednesdays at 12:00 PM
Rosa's Ristorante
491 Price St
Pismo Beach, CA  93420
United States of America
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Megan Birney with Unite to Light shared with us about solar lights & chargers.  The mission is to manufacture and distribute  efficient, durable, low coast solar lamps to people without access to electricity.  They target children, women, health clinics, midwives and victims of natural disasters.  They have distributed over 90,000 lamps to 70 countries.  They operate mostly by donations and partnering with other non-profits. They also have a "buy one, give one"  that they sell to people with electricity.  The lights sell for $20 and the chargers are $50,  If you are interested in purchasing go to www.unitetolight.org
Last Friday, October 26th, we hosted our 3 annual Trunk & Treat.  We had  18 cars decked out and lots of candy.  Besides members of our club we had gals from 5 Cities Women's Network  Linda Vleit & Lisa Mishoulam,  Mariam Shah from the Grover Beach City Council, Michelle from SLO Rotaract Club,  Shannon Bowdery & Ashley Boyer of the Pismo Club,  Amy Rehder of Mongo's and several people who signed up from the concerts in the park.    Several of our club members got into the spirit with outstanding costumes.
And of course our wonderful food crew!  We served 500 hot dogs and chips
Check our the photo Album for more pictures from the event
BBB was held October 13, 2018 and was a huge success.  While the total raised is not in, our friends and families had a great time.  Adding the raffle drawing was well received along with all the Silent  Auction items.  The burgers were fantastic, thanks to ManRock.  The music was top rate.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
Check out the Photo Album on our website for additional pictures.
Reminder to have your jackets for the Boys & Girls  Club turned in by November 7th Please be sure to wrap and tag so we can get the jackets to the kids before Thanksgiving.  
November 10  Knights of Columbus spaghetti dinner at St Paul's  -  Bev is selling tickets $10 ea
November 14 is our vocational visit to 805 Beach Breaks  1053 Highland Way, Grover Beach  
Past DG Nick Frankle was our guest speaker on October 17.  He shared with us what it takes to be a Peace Builder Club and wants us to consider becoming a peace builder club.  Becoming a peace builder is simply a club that promotes the Rotary Peace Fellowship,  Engages in Peace Education and apply the peace principles to our service projects.   A peace club would have to appoint a peace chair and hold a club program about peace education.  
What started in a garage in the Central Coast in 1989, being mixed with a power drill and drywall blade is now a standard  worldwide for tire repair/sealant.   In the beginning it was often referred to  "green slim stuff" for repairing mountain bikes and off-road vehicle is now known as "Slime".  Slime is exported to over 36 countries and is the most widely distributed tire sealant in the world.  While the manufacturing has been moved to Arkansas the company still has offices in San Luis Obispo.  Slime Tire repair kits now come standard in many new cars instead of the spare tire.  The company's biggest customer is Walmart but can be found in over 50,000 retail points worldwide. 
Jenny Mulks, of Along Comes Hope was our guest speaker this week  Jenny is a cancer survivor and 6 years after her own cancer treatment that everyone should have access to the best treatment to survive cancer especially the children.   Their mission is to   "To inspire HOPE and healing by keeping families together, when it matters the most. We also provide support through financial assistance with travel for treatment, creative emotional support programs and advocacy to promote policy changes, awareness and education."   Along Comes Hope and Kings Mortgage is having athank you event on October 17th from 4:30pm - 7:30pm at 136 W. Branch St in the Village.  There will be a silent auction held during the event.  Everyone is weilcome.   
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