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We had a wonderful Vocational visit to the Point San Luis Lighthouse on May 30th.  We started our tour with a trolley ride up to the lighthouse, where the views were spectacular.  The lighthouse can't be seen from the town of Avila so many local people are unaware of its presence.  Once we reach to lighthouse we were divided into 3 groups.  Each group started at the different area.  We started at the tower, where we climbed very skinny steps and thorugh a hatch to where the lens was kept during the early years of the lighthouse.  The lightkeepers job was to  keep the light clean so every morning he would climb to the tower place curtains at the windows and clean each part of the lens and windows, then in the evening he would make sure the light was lit.  There were 3 families that lived at the lighthouse and supplies were brought in by boat monthly.  The rooms in the lighthouse are much smaller than what we are used today.  
 
If you were unable to attend, you can find information on tours at www.PointSanLuisLighthouse.org
 
            
On May 23rd we wlecomed  our newest member, Jane Lewis.  Jane comes to us from the Bakerfield's field club.  DGE Sandi Schwartz was on hand to give a great introduction as Jane is a former member of the Bakersfield club.  
We had a wonderful  Vocational Visit to the SLO Regional Airport on April 25th.  We started with lunch at Sprirt of SLO and walked over to the airport where we were greeted by Craig Piper, a manager at the airport.  We started in a classroom and learned that room is also set up to be the center for emergency services if the need ever arrives.  After signing in and being issued visitor badges  our tour started.  Right now the airport has 3 airlines, but can expand to 6.  On the wall at the entrance are parts of a real aircraft taken from an aircraft in  Mohave,  The information desk is also made from an aircraft.   Once we entered the secure area we were told about  the outside courtyard area, which was designed with showcasing our county.  There are 7 rock s for the 7 peaks, blue tile for the ocean and even a pet potty area.   Once back inside at the gate area there is a snack shop, you can even get yourself a cocktail is desired.  The drinking fountains have bottle refill stations.   There are 2 gangways made of glass,  we are 1 of 3 airports with this type.  One of the gangways goes lower to higher, which is the only one of its kind.  There is room to add additional gates as we grow.  
 
            
Brian Asher shared a bit about the Opera's history and how they are reaching out to the children especially in North County.  Last year they held a program for elementary students from Paso Robles at Vina Robles to give the students a taste for the arts.  They are looking to expand that program.  This Mother's Day weekend they will be presenting Oklahoma at the PAC.  
Cheryl Tolan updated up on Welcome Home Military Heroes and how well her husband, Robert is doing.   Welcome Home has done any welcomes around the county.  Plus flag lines for funerals,   it seems they are being asked to attend more and more services.  The largest with the service for local  WWII PFC George Bernard Murray.  Also  a flag line was done with the moving Vietnam Wall.   Welcome Home Military Heroes was also presented with a donation form our community grants program.
 
 
March 28th we will be visiting  Arroyo Grande Physical Therapy  at 117 S Halcyon Rd at noon.  Lunch will be provided so if you haven't sign up yet please let Terry or Bev know your joining us.  
 
  April 25th We have an opportunity to tour our new Airport Terminal.  We'll start with lunch at Spirit of San Luis  at 12 with the tour starting at 12:45.  Sign up is required and                                                 space is limited.  
 
 
                                                                      Our final Vocational visit is to the Avila Lighthouse on May 30th at 4:45pm   We'll park our cars and ride to trolley up to the lighthouse where we will start                                                                             our tour.  Following the tour we will have a lite supper, enjoy the fabulous views  and of course there will be wine.  Make sure to bring your cameras!  We                                                                             need a minimum of 20 people but no more than 28.  As of today we have slots for 14 more.
 
 
 
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Member Birthdays:
  • Steve Curry
    June 17
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  • Lettie Fuller
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    June 12
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    June 20
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    June 24
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  • Bruce Ekmanian
    June 16, 2010
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