October 2017
Club Officers and Directors
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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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
This month I am proposing that our club builds a Little Free Library and place it in front of the Chamber of Commerce. I have met with a few of our members and I have started looking for used materials that we can build with. Habitat for Humanity has some amazing things that with a little imagination we can transform into our Little Library. Once our project is finished we will be asking each of our members to bring a book to put into the Library. 
Another project we will be doing is planting a tree for every member. The date for this project is October 14 at the Nipomo Regional park. One of the Girl Scout Troops here in Nipomo will be helping us in this project. If you feel that you are not able to help plant your tree, I am asking that you find a family member to possibly plant yours. These trees will be coastal live oaks most likely one gallon in size so small enough to plant ourselves. We will need to put screening around the roots to protect them. Cages and large post to protect them above ground. So please mark your calendars for October 14 starting around 9:00am. 
A project that really needs to be finished is the bricks in front of the Rotary Bandstand. I have about 6 more bricks that need to be printed and placed in the ground. This may end up being a rather large project from the looks of it. I was there the other day and noticed the sand that was holding the bricks in place has mostly blown away and some bricks have been lifted up. There are weeds that need to be cleaned out as well. We will need to cover the printed bricks with tape so it is easier to mortar the bricks in. If at all possible, maybe some of us can be working on the Bandstand while some of us are planting. Just a thought. It is a lot to do but it needs to get finished. 
I have to say that this is the part of Rotary I enjoy the most and understand it may not be yours. All I ask is that you help out in some way. Thank you all for being the Best Club on the Central Coast!!
Reminder that this month we will start having our once a month evening meeting at Black Lake. Meeting will be on September 27th at 6:00pm to 7:30pm.
Over the past six weeks I have felt that this position might be too hard for me. I'm not like my husband to make people laugh but today I believe we have turned that corner by bringing the wheel back. For the first time in a long time there was lots of laughter and that made me feel really good. I have taken the suggestions of others and appreciate you helping me find what works. 
This month we are celebrating 3 Birthdays, Kelly, Al and Ed's. Many wishes to you all. Congrats to Santa Maria Rotaract for being Chartered and Thank you for attending our meeting. It was a pleasure having you.  This Sunday the 13th we are having a family picnic at Cees and Ilona's home and I would like to say Thank you in advance for being our host. I love all of us getting together outside of our meetings and volunteer work and just socializing. Another outing is on Friday down in Solvang at the PCPA to see Newbies. I know we will all have a great time. 
Congratulations to Mario and Bruce for receiving their blue badges. Mario stated he was a little slow on getting his but very thorough. That's what we like about you Mario! Enjoy the photos for this month so far and check back to catch the rest later. 
Teri Creath
Oct 18, 2017
Santa Maria Valley Humane Society
John Aparicio
Oct 25, 2017
Veterans Outreach
Hank Campbell
Nov 01, 2017
Ascot Race Track
Jim Gregory
Nov 08, 2017
Author of World War II Arroyo Grande
Tom Slater
Nov 15, 2017
Nipomo Community Skatepark Master Plan
no speaker
Nov 22, 2017
Turkey Pull
Greg Steinberger
Nov 29, 2017
Doc Burnsteins
Ramon Alvarez
Dec 06, 2017
Cowboy Freedom
Ron Castle, CEO
Dec 13, 2017
Community Health Centers
Dec 20, 2017
Kids Christmas Party
no meeting
Dec 27, 2017
Holiday break
Judy & Bruce
Jan 03, 2018
Member Orientation
John Weiss
Jan 10, 2018
District Governor
Bob Christenson
Jan 17, 2018
The Evacuation of Saigon
George Trevelyan
Jan 24, 2018
Grassy Oak Oyster Company
Chief Scott Jalbert
Jan 31, 2018
San Luis Obispo County Fire Dept
Kelly Ricker
Feb 07, 2018
Feb 14, 2018
Not So Newlywed Game
Andy Caldwell
Feb 21, 2018
Coalition of Labor Agriculture & Business
Larry Bauchman
Feb 28, 2018
Magic Show
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