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Cayucos, CA 93430
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Now youths participating in environmental studies while learning the Rotary's Four-Way Test ethnics at Rancho El Chorro Outdoor School can gather in this newly completed Outdoor Classroom sponsored by Rotary Clubs of Cayucos and Santa Paula. The project is a continuing collaboration with the San Luis Obispo County Education Office. Thank you, Dr. James J. Brescia and Hugo Bastidos for your help to organize and build this classroom together. Funds were also used to help purchase archery supplies; one of the activities offered at the outdoor school. About 10,000 youths participate in the programs annually. Even with social distancing, the outdoor classroom will be handy and can be put to good use.
The first whale tail bench sponsored by Cayucos Rotary, Cayucos Lioness & VAC (Visitors Alliance of Cayucos) has been installed, following the completion of the 1st Street beach access off Pacific Ave, in Cayucos. Plaques, bike rack and more beautification to come. Taken in the rain yesterday, the bench looked gorgeous and comfortable to sit on!
Cayucos Rotary's Club President Steve Larson, "Lars", and our 501c Club Foundation Treasurer Doyle Daniel presenting the $5,000 check to Harvest Bag program managed by Cayucos Community Church. The program is a collaboration with San Luis Obispo Food Bank to provide bags of groceries and produce to local families in need from Mondays to Fridays. Each day, about 48 bags are handed to families comprising mainly seniors and single mothers.  
A big thank you to our community business leaders: Carol Kramer of Sea Shanty Restaurant, Brendan Fritzsche, owner of Schooners Wharf and current President of Cayucos Chamber of Commerce, Lori Stone representing Cayucos Chamber, Laila Kollmann of Shoreline Inn, Toni LeGras of Beachside Rentals and Angela Flores for Cayucos Pharmacy for speaking to Cayucos Rotary club last Thursday evening and addressing how Covid-19 has impacted your businesses, what has been done to face the challenges as well as how you are moving forward. Thank you, Carol for sharing the program on how dinner meals are being prepared daily, and delivered to 70 seniors who still sheltering in their homes and how funding may run out soon.  It was a very informative meeting on Thursday May 21 evening. Thank you to our all speakers! We also wished "Happy Happy Birthday to Emily J Campbell and Taylor Eisemann.
Thank you, Scott Smith, Cayucos & Cambria School Superintendent for providing us an update on the schools and sharing preparation plans to reopen schools at our meeting yesterday morning. We were happy to be joined by visiting Rotarian, Heather Stenshamn from Rotary Club of Mountain View and guest Katherine Hudson.
Cayucos Rotary Family got together on a birthday parade to sing happy birthday to Michele Lilley and club president Lars on May 4.  Check out the video!
All took note to stay 6' apart from each other. It's great to see everyone!
Yummy lemony cake baked by baker extraordinaire & club treasurer Eileen Geil got gobbled up.  We also got a chance to see newest addition to our Rotary family - Levi Roza, son of Audrey & Ethan Roza.
This short video shows the work of New Life K9, a 501c3 organization that Cayucos Rotary has supported since its inception. This Rotary year, Cayucos Rotary donated $2,000 to the organization to support their training of K9 to help veterans and first responders with PTSD challenges.
The organization is also working with California Men's Colony where inmates are recruited to help train the puppies. Training usually takes a year. The dogs bring hope and purpose to the inmates, who are less likely to relapse into infractions and the result is less taxing on the taxpayers. Credit : photos are from NewLifeK9 FB Page.
Cayucos Rotary has donated $5,000 to support Harvest Bag operated by Cayucos Community Church. For the past 10 years, Cayucos Community Church has been providing bags of food to families in need. Each bag, estimated to be worth about $20 in food, contains milk, bread, eggs, tuna, butter, peanut jelly,  macaroni and cheese, and some produce like tomatoes, potatoes and onion etc. About 48 bags are given out daily; or to approximately 48 households.  
Terry Bettenton, church member who's been helping with the program over the years stated "Today is a good day as each household is getting a bag of groceries, a bag of produce and a bag of a frozen chicken. These came from the Food Bank today". Terry shared that about 35 persons came to get food last week.  With more filing for unemployment, Terry expected more families in need, as the numbers had been growing daily from 35 to 44, 46 and 48 today.

In lieu of our usual Rotary meeting, Cayucos Rotarians visited the new sewer plant facility at Toro Creek and were educated on the progress and goals of the Sanitary District. Cayucans are proud of the Cayucos Sanitary District's hard work on the new sewer plant, which is due to be completed in October 2020. Construction is slated to cost about $25 million ~ under budget. It's exciting that Cayucos should be able to disconnect and operate independently of Morro Bay by early 2021. A 10-year plan is in place to create a recycling water plan - water from toilet to tap. For more info on the Cayucos Sustainable Water Project, check out the attached handouts or visit Cayucos Sanitary District.
We kicked off our Rotary meeting this evening an hour earlier at 5:00 pm (new time) with a huge flag salute followed by President Steve “Lars” Larson dedicating an inspirational moment to his dad. Members heartily gave happy bucks. We got to celebrate Steve Geil and Monika Gottlieb's birthdays, and view themed silent auction baskets prepared by club treasurer Eileen Geil. President-Elect Steve Geil gave us an update on what's secured and needed for upcoming Masquerade on March 28. Everyone was happy to give their Lincolns. President Lars presented the original title certificate to 2019 golf cart raffle winner, Sophia Smith of Cayucos, who's expressed interest in Rotary.
After committee reports, Greg Bettencourt and Mike Baxter representing the Cayucos Land Conservancy shared CLC’s history and how the Conservancy has been preserving land and uniqueness of Cayucos. CLC’s current project is the acquisition and preservation of part of the Toro Creek parcel from Chevron, costing about $4.75 million. Community contributions to the sum of about $350,000 will be matched by generous local donors to meet the $750,000 needed in community support. To help, please contact the Cayucos Land Conservancy 805-995-2046.   Next general meeting is on Thursday, Feb 6 @ 7am at the new Cayucos Sanitary District's Office on Toro Creek.
Congratulations to Sophia L. Smith, resident in Cayucos as the winner of 2019 golf cart raffled by Cayucos Rotary! Cayucos Rotary also wishes to thank all gracious supporters and everyone who donated to our 501c3 club foundation in this raffle. Your funds go to support Cayucos Elementary School, year-round maintenance of the playground equipment on Cayucos Beach, quarterly beach/Ocean Front Street clean-ups, support of dogs training to help veterans and first responders with PTSD, contributions to eradicate polio and more. Thank you, Robert Enns, for helping our club with the drawing.
Christmas in Cayucos & Christmas Tree Light-Up, December 8 & 14, 2019. Each year, Cayucos Rotary continues to sponsor the big Christmas tree and host photo opportunities cities for children to visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus in the Santa House built and maintained by the club. Cayucan Rotarians entertained and served as Santa, Mr. Grinch and elves during this festive period. A big thank-you to Robert and Phil Enns for his help with transport, decorating the tree and Santa House.
Rotarians and members of Central Coast SurviveOars and Central Coast Dragon Boat Association paddling to commemorate World Polio Day on October 24, 2019. Funds raised are matched ~ $1 with $2 from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to eradicate polio. Donations accepted.
Fun and inspirational meeting with District Governor  Savi Bhim , and with friends from Los Osos, Cambria, Morro Bay and Templeton ~ Cayucos & Los Osos joint Rotary meeting followed by Group 11 social with Rotarians from Cambria, Morro Bay & Templeton, and Hector Santos from SLO Rotaract. All were inspired by District Governor Savi Bhim's message.
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