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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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Home Page Stories
 Today, and for many days to come, we will be celebrating the passing of Barry Karleskint. As club members and friends, there is no doubt that each one of us has a story to share about our most beloved Rotarian. He was Brave, Strong, and Thoughtful in every manner of his life. He held us true to our goals and standards as our Parlimentarian and a 30 year member of Rotary De Tolosa. We will miss him, but not forget him as we share with each other our memories. At this time, Brenda has no outstanding needs. She is with family and will let Garret know if there are any needs or updates. She knows how much we love her and Barry, and that it would be our honor to help in any way. Garret will update us with news or needs as soon as there is anything to report. For now, Please take a moment of reflection to remember our dear, dear friend, Barry Karlerskint.
Congratulations to our most recent Paul Harris Fellows. Ron Regier, Laura Krueger, Bryan Idler, David Butcher, Erin Hoffman, Jeanne Potter and Mary Vickers
Our Very own Super Rotarians John Wallace, Dave Thum,  and Gay Spencer, spent their Saturday packaging Glasses to be  Compostela, Mexico this February.

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.

July 18     Mediterranean Turkey Sandwich potato salad and Pink Champagne Cake
July 25    Santa Maria Style BBQ Buffet and Cookies
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.  
Chuck Davison, president and CEO of Visit SLO CAL
Jul 18, 2018
Best places to staycation in SLO County, update on tourism initiatives, tourism outlook
John Shoals, Grover Beach mayor
Jul 25, 2018
How his city regulates marijuana and the outlook for SLO city, SLO County
SLO Fire Chief Garret Olson
Aug 01, 2018
How to best prepare for the fire season; hotspots around the city and county
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
Charitable Giving Chair
Meeting Responsibilities
Weekly Meeting Duties and Responsibilities
7/18 Set up and Take Down
Drexhage, Jill
7/18 Setup and Takedown
Harding, Steven
7/18 Greeter and Introductions
Peck, Steve
7/18 Secretary
Anelli, Mark
7/18 Lunch Tickets and Assistant to the Secretary
Gibbons, Denise
7/18 Raffle Tickets
Miller, Chris
7/18 Pledge and Inspiration
Randall, Matt
Head Table 2018/19 President
Chamberlain, Paige
7/18 Head Table
Quist, Stephen
7/18 Head Table
Johnson, Steve
7/18 Head Table
Lerian, Steve
7/18 Head Table
Lombardi, Lombo
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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.

July 18     Mediterranean Turkey Sandwich potato salad and Pink Champagne Cake
July 25    Santa Maria Style BBQ Buffet and Cookies
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