January 2018
Club Officers and Directors
President Elect Nominee
Past President
International Serv
Public Relations
Club Administration
Special Events/BBQ
Program Chair
The Rotary Foundation
Youth Service
Rotary Club Foundation Board
Richard Dale
Colette Hyder
Peggy Hesse
Jim Anderson
Jeremy Moreno

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Rotary Club of Nipomo


Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
Monarch Dunes - Butterfly Grille
1606 Trilogy Parkway
Nipomo, CA  93444
United States
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I can't believe the Holidays are here. A time to reflect and give Thanks. It's also Rotary's Disease Prevention and Treatment month. Most of you have met my daughter. She was diagnosed with epilepsy when she was 8 months old. Seizures have been a part of our lives now for over 33 years. My daughter has seizures everyday and is on several medications plus has a VNS planted in her chest. When I go up north or down south you hear information on seizure disorders but not here on the Central Coast and I'm not sure why that is. One in 26 people will have a seizure at some point in their lives. We should be talking about it. People need to be aware of the facts about seizures and the myths. Do you know what to do if someone has a seizure right in front of you? I want to start up that conversation here on the Central Coast.
Some things to remember; Barry is collecting coats, jacket, sweaters and sweatshirts. Please make sure they are in good condition. We also have our kids Christmas party happening at Black Lake golf Course on the 20th and our Adult party is on the 17th.
We will not be having an evening meeting this month. We will be dark that week but will resume our evening meetings in January. This last meeting was great. I love that members are bringing their spouses. It's a great opportunity for our family members to experience Rotary. I did take a vote on keeping the evening meeting or scraping it and the vote went to keeping it. I'm hoping that the few who do not attend will make an exception in the future.
This has been a very busy past few month with our club and I want to Thank all of you for helping in each event. This club is an amazing group of people. 
What a month. We finished our Little Free Library, we planted trees in the park for every member and was joined by our District Governor John Weiss, we had beach clean up with Interact from Nipomo High and Righetti High and we had an amazing event with Mesa Middle School Drama Dept, Boys and Cub Scout troop 405 & 450 along with the Best Rotary Club on the Central Coast. I want to Thank all of you who participated in any and all of these events.
This month looks like we are going to be just as busy. Starting this Sunday BBQing for the 4H club at St Joseph's Church, Community Thanksgiving Fests on November 12th also at the Church, Nipomo High School Pancake breakfast and Turkey pull at the Pismo Veterans Hall. We will also be having another evening meeting at Black Lake on the 29th. See you there!
Fall has arrived. One of our biggest Fundraisers is on October 29th "Winner Winner Pulled Pork Dinner" The money that comes from this event goes to supporting our club along with the our partners for this event, Mesa Middle School Drama Dept and Boy & Cub Scouts here in Nipomo. I'm asking that all our members please do your part and sell your tickets. 
October 7 & 8 is OctoberFest at Nipomo Regional Park. We will be providing BBQ sandwiches on the 7th. Please come out and support your club. The money raised at this event will go towards that amazing  BBQ and Smoker we are having built
Update on out Little Free Library. It is near completion. Al is collecting books for all ages. 
October 14th is the day we will be planting a tree for every member. I am really excited about doing this project. Not only did our RI President, Ian Riseley, ask all club members to plant a tree this year but locally our park has lost a lot of trees due to end of growth, insects and drault. October is the month for Economic and Community Development so all of this ties together.
On Sept 27 was our first evening meeting. A few of you had voiced that we are a breakfast club and do not like the change. I understand what you are saying. Rotary International is asking us to change to build Rotary back up and if we can build a club that will appeal to a younger audience one day a month, I feel it's worth trying. Change is good and I feel that most of you will agree, it was fun. Some us even brought our spouses. I'm looking forward to this months evening meeting on October 25th at Black Lake Golf Course. 
I would like to remind you to please answer the survey sent monthly. Only 10% of our club is. The information is sent to me anonymously but the remarks are very valuable to the club so we/I may improve.
I want to tell of you how much this club/you mean to me. These past few years have been very tough for my husband and I and without the friendships and the support from all of you, it would have been much harder. We all go through stuff in our lives, but without the support of family and friends it would be tough to see the light at the end of the tunnel. We see that light and it's getting brighter. Sometimes it dims a little but it's picking up the energy we need to get through this.
Thank you all,
Your President
Bob Christenson
Jan 17, 2018
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George Trevelyan
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Chief Scott Jalbert
Jan 31, 2018
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Kelly Ricker
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Andy Caldwell
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Larry Bauchman
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Magic Show
Bill Pucciarelli
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Kevin Drabinski, CEO
Mar 21, 2018
Food Bank Coalition of San Luis Obispo County
Brandon Downing
Mar 28, 2018
Director of Marketing and Creative Services
Joseph Erwin
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Reconstruction of Highway One
Mayor Alice Patino
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Dr. Wen Chen
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