Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo de Tolosa

Welcome to our Club!
 
Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 12:10 PM

Madonna Inn

100 Madonna Road
Garden Room
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405-5408
United States

 

Mailing address:

PO Box 3938

San Luis Obispo, CA 93403-3938 

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Rotary of San Luis Obispo de Tolosa joined forces with the other SLO County Rotary Clubs as well as the Interact Club of Bakersfield for a maintenance and work day at the Meadow Park Community Garden. 

With President Garret Olson, Jeff Priolo, David Butcher and Paige Chamberlain

... and YES, it was VERY hot.

 

 

Club Service Note: We order 7 sandwiches for each meeting, unless specified otherwise. If you'd like to secure a sandwich, please be at the meeting early so you can get one while they last.

 
Oct 18        Mediterranean Sandwich/3 veggie Meals –Chef’s Choice/German Chocolate
 
Oct 25        Italian Lasagna/7 ham Sandwiches/Banana Cream Pie
 
Nov 1         Roasted Sirloin with Au Gratin Potatoes/7 Tuna Sandwiches/Cherry Cobbler
 
Nov 8         Monterey Salmon with Rice/7 Turkey Sandwiches/Banana Nut
 
Nov 15       Turkey thanksgiving plate/ 3 veggie Meals/Pecan Pie
 
Nov 22       ***DARK***Thanksgiving
 
Nov 29       Pecan Crusted Chicken Salad/7 Ham Sandwiches/Apple Spice
 
Dec 6         BBQ Beef Sandwiches/3 Veggie Meals-Chef’s Choice/Lemon Coconut
 
Dec 13       ***Dark***Embassy Suites – Special Lunch Buffet
 
Dec 20       Italian Buffet w/ Meatballs/Pink Champagne
 
Dec 27       ***DARK***Christmas
 
Jan 3         ***DARK**New Years
 
Jan 10       Tri-Tip Buffet/ Raspberry Delight
 
Jan 17       ***DARK***Fellowship Fieldtrip
 
Jan 24       Chicken Caesar Salad/7 Croissant Sandwiches/Pecan Pie
 
Jan 31       Mediterranean Sandwich/3 veggie Meals –Chef’s Choice/German Chocolate
What an over the top business social we had this past week, with much praise and thanks to our very own Shannon Hill...
 
 
 
 
 
 
I was first captivated by the amazing weather ordered up, as earlier in the day all over the central coast was either sweating hot or verging tornado winds. Well I guess Cuesta decided to make sure our club was comfortable to enjoy the beautiful live music, incredible snacks along side the wonderful inebriations. The evening included wonderful fellowship while we all had much to discuss and ponder. Tours of the behind the scenes education of the performing arts department really was both interesting and brought the youthfulness of some of our long ago graduates in our club. I could quickly tell who the class clowns were (Fuentes & Quaglino) and who the teachers pets were (Thomas & Lewis), but I'm not saying any names. I was fighting to keep with the crowd in my high heels to not miss a beat, and lets just say it was worth the blister later. The night concluded with an incredible art showing featuring the thought provoking artwork by Irene Hardwicke Olivieri. This art left us all questioning the life stories engrossed on canvas and even more interesting was the art designed with rodent bones. As if all that wasn't enough we were gifted with reusable bags so we can save those dimes spent on bags to serve our rotarian mission. I know some stayed into the night later, but my feet told me I better go home and put some slippers on...
 
Thank you Thank you and Thank you again Shannon for all you gifted our club with having such a fun an interactive night... Cuesta College is truly a wonderful school!!!
 
(Photo features Past President Melinda Thomas with the Recipients to include: Bernadette Bernardi- Literacy for Life, Carl Dudley- YMCA, Bob Voglin- Surfing for Hope, Michelle Jenkins- SLO Children's Museum, Karen Kile- San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, Denise Leader-Stoeber- Cal Poly Arts, Nikki Pesce- CAPSLO Health & Prevention, Jen Miller- SLO Food Bank, Beverly Maguire - Jack's Helping Hands, Beverly Kirkchart - French Hospital Cancer Resource Center and Charitable Grant Chair Jeff Priolo.
 
Pierre Rademaker unveils Chris Gardner's President's Club Board.  Nicely done, wanna join?
 
(back row)- Garret Olson President Elect, Fatma Spanton Foundation Chair, Paige Chamberlain Vice President, Debbie Trout Treasurer, Melinda Thomas Past President, Lyle Meek Membership Chair, Mike Mc Namara International Chair, Jon Pollock Speaker Chair, Ranelle Franklin Club Administration Chair, Paul Ready Sargent of Arms.
(front row)- Ali Jansen Secretary, Madilyn Stringham Community Chair, Allega Marquardt Vocational Chair, Chris Gardner PRESIDENT, Barry Karleskint Parliament Chair, Cheryl Wakefield Public Relations Chair, and Bryan Idler Youth Service Chair.
 
September has been a big month for welcoming new members into the club.
 
On September 2nd we welcomed Joy Pedersen into the club.  Joy is the Assistant Dean of Students at Cal Poly.  She is sponsored by Garret Olson and is hoping to contribute her unique talents and strengths to improve the lives of others through Rotary Service.
 
On Sept. 9th welcoming Leslie McKinley who transferred into our club from the Monday Club.  Leslie is the Director of Resource Development for the United Way of SLO County.  Leslie was sponsored by Jim Eaton and is interested in helping out with our Youth Exchange, Community Service and New Generation Programs.  
 
On the 16th we welcomed David Butcher into the club.  David is an Executive Vice President and Partner with TABS Group here in San Luis Obispo.  TABS is a leading outsourced sales and marketing analytics firm in the consumer packaged goods industry.  He was sponsored by Lyle Meek and is interested in helping out with our community service projects.  
 
On the 30th we will be inducting John Busskohl into the club.  John is the CEO of Silverado Stages and is being sponsored by Carl Dudley.  Join us on the 30th to welcome John into our club.
 
Be sure to introduce yourselves to these new members and let them know how much we appreciate them being a part of our club.  
Thanks to Pierre Rademaker for unveiling my amazing President's Club Board!  And a huge thank you to the following members who volunteered to join the President's Club which allows us to support Charities in San Luis Obispo:  Dave Hicks (whose donation earned him the top spot), Dave Juhnke, Ermina Karim, Lilliana Graham, Jon Pollack, Amy Kardel, Donna Lewis, Laura Krueger, Sandra Lee, Debby Nicklas, Berta Diamond, Bill Herreras, Tom Zehnder, Carl Dudley, Melinda Thomas, Marti Lindholm, Paul Ready, Lyle Meek, Susan Dressler, Garret Olson, Dan O'Hare, Steve Lombardi, Jeff Priolo, Pat Mullen, Jeff Buckingham, Mac McNamara, Sorina Carabeth, Jeanne Potter, Steve Johnson, Jeff Garza, Phill Koziel, Steve Harding, Tim Williams, Rick Owens, Ron Regier, Kevin Main, Bud Dressler, Mark Shelton, Lynne Callahan, Mary Verdin,John Conner, Ranelle Franklin, Mary Vickers, Pierre Rademaker, Bernadette Bernardi, Jenifer Rhymes, Allen Settle, Heather Cochrane, Leslie McKinley, Carl Dudley, Paige Chamberlain Gay Spencer, Natalie Tartaglia, Ali Jansen, John Semon, Madelyn Stringham, Tim Cleath, Mike Smith, Allegra Marquardt, Debbie Trout, Brian Metcalf, Steve Lerian & Chris Gardner.
At our first meeting of the term I introduced a new program called Rotary de Tolosa Fellowships.  Fellowships are small gatherings of club members who share a common passion.  For example, our Pilots in the club might be interested in the Flying Rotarians Fellowship.  Our Golfers might enjoy the Golfing Rotarians.  Other interests might include;  Fishing, Hiking, Beer, Wine Tasting, Int'l Cruisine for the cooks, Cycling, RV'ing.  I'll be handing out a sign up sheet at the next meeting to get a feeling on what hobbies interest you.  After that we'll enlist the help of one member to organize one event in the year where other Rotarians and their spouses/significant others can join in.  Fellowships give members a chance to get together in small groups and just do something fun.  We also hope spouses/significant others will join in to give them a chance to meet other Rotarians on a smaller scale.  Our District Theme is to "Enjoy Rotary" and that is what Fellowships are all about. 
On April 27th 2015, The Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, along with the Rotary Club of SLO Daybreak, the Rotaract Club of SLO, and the Rotary Club of SLO, hosted a dedication and ribbon cutting of the new San Luis Obispo Airport Viewing Platform. 
 
Our happy President Dave Juhnke prepares for the San Luis Obispo Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting.
 
The Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo de Tolosa in California granted I Care International $1,500 for sunglasses, readers, and special orders for the Pachacamac, Peru trip in March 2015. 
 
Sandra Lee, Martha Lindholm, and Charlene Rosales represented Rotary in San Luis Obispo as volunteers on the trip.  Dr. Rupert Chowins, one of the volunteer optometrists on the trip, used the donation to purchase 600 pairs of sunglasses, 700 readers, and  approximately 66 special order prescriptions.  The San Luis Obispo Noor Foundation will donate the frames for the special orders, many of which will go to children.  
 
Thank you to Rotary de Tolosa, Dr. Chowins, and the Noor Foundation in San Luis Obispo for helping approximately 1,400 individuals at the clinic who  otherwise wouldn’t have received the gift of improved vision.   In addition to the readers and sunglasses, 1,100 pairs of glasses were distributed at the clinic.
 
  
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
Meeting Responsibilities
Weekly Meeting Duties and Responsibilities
10/18 Set up and Take Down
Gibbons, Denise
 
10/18 Set up and Take Down
Spanton, Fatma
 
10/18 Greeter and Introductions
Darrow, Brittany
 
10/18 Secretary
Bernardi, Bernadette
 
10/18 Lunch Tickets and Assistant to the Secretary
Tartaglia, Natalie
 
10/18 Raffle Tickets
Nicklas, Debby
 
10/18 Pledge and Inspiration
Owens, Rick
 
Head Table 2017/18 President
Olson, Garret
 
10/18 Head Table
Pollock, Jon
 
10/18 Head Table
Marx, Jan
 
10/18 Head Table
Mullen, Patrick W.
 
10/18 Head Table
Koziel, Phillip
 
 
Home Page News

Club Service Note: We order 7 sandwiches for each meeting, unless specified otherwise. If you'd like to secure a sandwich, please be at the meeting early so you can get one while they last.

 
Oct 18        Mediterranean Sandwich/3 veggie Meals –Chef’s Choice/German Chocolate
 
Oct 25        Italian Lasagna/7 ham Sandwiches/Banana Cream Pie
 
Nov 1         Roasted Sirloin with Au Gratin Potatoes/7 Tuna Sandwiches/Cherry Cobbler
 
Nov 8         Monterey Salmon with Rice/7 Turkey Sandwiches/Banana Nut
 
Nov 15       Turkey thanksgiving plate/ 3 veggie Meals/Pecan Pie
 
Nov 22       ***DARK***Thanksgiving
 
Nov 29       Pecan Crusted Chicken Salad/7 Ham Sandwiches/Apple Spice
 
Dec 6         BBQ Beef Sandwiches/3 Veggie Meals-Chef’s Choice/Lemon Coconut
 
Dec 13       ***Dark***Embassy Suites – Special Lunch Buffet
 
Dec 20       Italian Buffet w/ Meatballs/Pink Champagne
 
Dec 27       ***DARK***Christmas
 
Jan 3         ***DARK**New Years
 
Jan 10       Tri-Tip Buffet/ Raspberry Delight
 
Jan 17       ***DARK***Fellowship Fieldtrip
 
Jan 24       Chicken Caesar Salad/7 Croissant Sandwiches/Pecan Pie
 
Jan 31       Mediterranean Sandwich/3 veggie Meals –Chef’s Choice/German Chocolate
 
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