Welcome to the Rotary Club of Grover Beach - Five Cities!

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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
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Leslie McKinley of the United Way  was our guest speaker on September 5th. United Way SLO is an independent orgainization.  They focus on education, income and health.  One program they have is  Dolly Parton's Imagination Library.  This is a 60 volume set of books, where each month a new book is mailed directly to a child's home to encourage reading.  A few of the other programs they offer are Reading Plus,  Youth Board,  and moneytalks.  They also contribute grants to other non-profits organizations in the county.
Rebecca Prewett of Central Coast Thrivers spoke to us on September 12th.  Central Coast Thrivers is a new group in our area.   Coastal Thrivers goal  is to empower survivors of all sexual abuse to become Thrivers by facilitating holistic recreational activities, provide transformative materials, professionals in the field and empower survivors to share their stories altruistically. We are not here to just survive but to thrive.
The Summer Concerts are almost over for this year, only 2 left.  We are fully staffed, YAY!   Working the 23rd is Carla, Bev, Lettie and Jane.   And  the 30th is Michael, Matt, Terry and Bev.
A huge thank you to all of you that worked the booth and made this year a success!
We've had a few changes and have need to fill in a couple of places.
  On Sept 16th we need another person to work the whole shift, plus someone to come at 5pm thru  tear down.
   Sept 23rd we need 1 person from 5 thru tear down
   Sept 30   Bev, Terry, Matt & Michael will be working
We had a great vocational visit to Central Coast Printing in Grover Beach.  The owner, Dave Anderson, gave us the tour and shared about his company.  Central Coast Printing does large scale commercial printing for companies from Ventura to Monterey.  Things you would recogize is the Cal Poly Commencement, and things to do on Hiway 1 map.  Many of his employees have been with him for 15+ years.  He is looking to build another building to make room for expansion.
Jack Brey, along with Glade,  came and shared with us about Guide Dogs for the Blind.  Guide Dogs accepts no government funding  for the dogs it all comes from private and individual donations.   There is no cost to the person getting the dog.  The average cost of a fully trained dog is $70,000 to $100,000.  Once the dog is ready to go into service both the dog and the person get a month of training.  Jack has been training dogs over 30 years and has worked with about 50 dogs.  This all started with a 4H project with his daughter.  
Sheriff Parkinson shared with us  some of the  changes taking place in our county.  Mental health in the jail used to be under a 3rd party, but is now under the Sheriff's direction.  There is a free app SLO Sheriff which is now available  for both Android and apple users.  They are also working on conversion of records to dignital.  
September 8th is SLO Sheriff Day at the Ranch, held at Madonna Meadows.  The fire department will also be there.  This is a great opportunity for kids to get to see up close emergency vehicles including a helicopter and meet our local officers.   
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