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Service Above Self

Rotary De Tolosa is Currently Meeting Online


When we return to gathering in person, here are the details:



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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Home Page Stories
Meet Denny D’Autremont
Denny D’Autremont is a Registered Field Representative for Guardian Life and was Rotary de Tolosa’s first member in 1984, after the club was chartered. And he has maintained perfect attendance in Rotary, even during these times of virtual meetings. He has served as a stalwart volunteer on the BBQ crew, and as Sargent-of-Arms for two past presidents. His message to others about what they should know about Rotary is simple: Rotarians do good in the community, and we raise money for charities.
Thank you, Denny, for being part of the history of our club, and exemplifying what commitment to Rotary is all about!
"Rotary believes in developing the next generation of leaders. Our programs help younger leaders build leadership skills, expand education and learn the value of service."

The Rotary Club of San Luis Obispo de Tolosa has a focus on youth, and we have several ongoing programs that we sponsor, including 4H Judging, Teen Track and ChildSpree, to name a few. We also sponsor the Interact Club at Mission College Prep.

Learn more about Rotary's commitment to youth here:
Meet Jon Pollock
Jon Pollock is an Employee Benefits Advisor at Morris & Garritano and joined Rotary de Tolosa in 2015. He has served as the club’s Program Director and supported our activities by participating on a number of different committees. Jon is perhaps best known by his fellow Rotarians for his performance as Freddie Mercury during a club meeting when our fundraiser “One Night of Queen” was being promoted to members.
Thank you, Jon, for donating your time, treasure and talent – and dancing skills – to Rotary de Tolosa!
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Meet Pat Mullen
Pat Mullen is PG&E’s Director of the Los Padres District and joined Rotary more than 30 years ago. He was first a member of the 5 Cities Pismo Beach Club, then after leaving the area joined Rotary de Tolosa upon his return to SLO in 1995. He has held the positions of Secretary, PolioPlus Chair, and Fundraising Chair, and has participated in exchange programs many times, now with seven “adopted” former exchange students. He feels that Rotary’s reach is broader than any country or government, and can help people locally and worldwide, like no other.
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Meet Amy Kardel
Amy Kardel is co-owner of Clever Ducks in San Luis Obispo, which has been providing IT services to businesses since 1992. She joined Rotary de Tolosa in 2010 and has served on the board of directors for seven years as New Generations Director, District & Global Grants Chair, Youth Services Director, and currently as our International Service Director. Amy enjoys the connections she has made through Rotary De Tolosa, and she casts a bright and powerful beacon, demonstrating how Rotary Connects the World. Thank you, Amy, for your tireless contribution to our international programs and the youth of both the local and global community!
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Meet Ermina Karim
Ermina Karim, who has recently joined fellow Rotarian Donna Lewis in the mortgage lending business, joined Rotary de Tolosa in 2011. She has served as Sergeant-at-Arms and International Service Director before becoming President Elect Nominee and now President Elect in preparation of becoming de Tolosa President for Rotary Year 2021-2022. Ermina finds the Rotary motto, “Service Above Self,” to be incredibly inspirational and a powerful reminder to integrate helping others into all dimensions of our lives.
Thank you, Ermina, for bringing your life experience and desire to push for more to Rotary de Tolosa!
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Membership Monday: Meet Santa Claus
Santa Claus works tirelessly all year to bring joy to children around the world on Christmas Eve and during the early hours of Christmas Day.
Santa has always espoused Rotary values and abides by the Four-Way Test. He honors the importance of truth, fairness, and goodwill which in turn makes a positive impact on all he crosses paths with – though most never see him.
Leading up to Christmas, Santa Claus works closely with his elves. His team is incredibly important to him so he always treats them with grace and respect. He lives his passion everyday by bringing happiness and joy to children around the globe.
When Santa is not preparing toys for Christmas, he is taking care of his reindeer or baking cookies with Mrs. Claus.
Thank you, Santa, for bringing joy, unconditional kindness, and generosity to our community. If you and your family want to track Santa this Christmas Eve, visit
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Meet Chris Miller
Chris Miller is the Managing Director of the Performing Arts Center, and joined Rotary de Tolosa in 2017. He has enjoyed serving on the Community Grants Committee for the past two years and appreciates that Rotary provides an opportunity for fellowship and service both internationally and locally, and he is gratified to see Rotarians living the motto “Service Above Self” every day.
Thank you, Chris, for bringing your talents and skills to the Central Coast, and to Rotary de Tolosa!
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Meet Charmaine Peterson
Charmaine Peterson joined Rotary de Tolosa seven years ago and likes that, as Rotarians,we take on projects and find solutions that will better our local community. We support youth programs to help our community’s children grow into strong, kind, respectful leaders of their generation. Thank you, Charmaine, for being such a caring and warm part of our club!
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Meet Mike Chellson
Mike joined Rotary the first time in 1996, then after several years of not being in the club and missing being part of the great service Rotary offers to the community and the world, he rejoined in 2015. He is the owner of ESPN Radio and K-Jewel, and an active participant and supporter of our club’s activities. Thank you, Mike, for your service to our community, and for bringing our club to new heights! (Sorry, I couldn’t resist....)
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County & City of SLO
Mar 03, 2021
SLO Groundwater Basin Study
John Townsend
Mar 10, 2021
Hothouse and Startups during COVID
State Senator John Laird
Mar 24, 2021
Introduction and State Issues
Upcoming Events
Club Executives & Directors
President Elect
President Elect Nominee
Past President
Sergeant at Arms
Club Service
International Service
Community Service
Foundation Chair
Public Relations
Youth Service
Program Chair
Fundraising Chair
Meeting Responsibilities
Weekly Meeting Duties and Responsibilities
Set up and Take Down
Set up and Take Down
Greeter and Introductions
Lunch Tickets and Assistant to the Secretary
Raffle Tickets
Pledge and Inspiration
Head Table
Head Table
Head Table
Head Table
Home Page News

Club Service Note: We typically order 6 sandwiches for most 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.

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