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Kat Stowell
 
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Colette Hyder
 
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Cees Dobbe
 
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Barry Dunahoo
 
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Lou Gomez
 
 
 
 
 
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Rotary Club of Nipomo

Nipomo

Service Above Self

We meet Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
Monarch Dunes - Butterfly Grille
1606 Trilogy Parkway
Nipomo, CA  93444
United States of America
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Dear Friends,
 
In support of our community, and consistent with the CDC's (Center for Disease Control) recommendations and other local agencies, Rotary Club of Nipomo will not hold our weekly meetings for at least the next two weeks.  Please check back for updates and stay healthy!  
Our speaker today was Harry Walls, our club’s Director of International Service.  One of the projects that Harry spearheaded on behalf of our club was Operation Footprint.  Our club donated $2,000 to this worthy cause.  This is a project that has a direct positive impact on the quality of life for children throughout the world.  In January, Harry visited Honduras with 4 other Rotarians from other clubs, experienced this process first hand and shared with us today what he observed.   
Operation Footprint, provides medical professionals, training to local medical professionals, medical equipment, and supplies needed to diagnose and treat children who were born with a clubfoot deformity. A clubfoot prevents children from participating in educational, family and normal childhood activities.  Most often these children are made fun of or shunned by others in their community. 
 
Harry shared what he observed during his visit, including an actual surgery.  He said, “the surgeries were spectacular to witness and our money was well spent.”  Sixteen surgeries were preformed on this trip although, the need is far greater.  Most of the surgeries were performed on young children from 1 – 3 years old with one patient being 18 years old.   Pause for a moment and imagine how this could change a life……………………
 
Thank you, Harry, for your passion and time in leading our club to this impactful program.  Makes me proud to be a Rotarian! 
We had a wonderful treat today as Cathy Cachu, our Program Chair, introduced Nipomo Rotarian, Gary Stone.  Gary’s theme for his presentation pertained to one never knows, while in the course of our normal day, where life may take us. 
As a seasoned independent insurance agent for Mackey and Makey, he was calling on one of his clients.  That client, a church, was in the midst of producing the well-known play, The Music Man.   At the last minute they were short an actor, and with that, Gary stepped into the role.  In his first role, he was bit by the thespian bug and appeared in numerous other plays thereafter.  Including, playing the role of the cowardly lion.  Which I can easily see him doing.  “Put em up, put em up!  I’ll fight ya with one hand behind my back!” 
 
Gary’s highlight was landing a role in the movie, We Were Soldiers.  He met and briefly worked with well know actors, Mel Gibson and Sam Elliot.  Gary tells the story in a very funny and colorful manner and I can’t do it justice in print.  Those of you who were not able to attend our meeting, I encourage you to ask him about it and hear it directly from him.  Gary, thanks for a very entertaining and lively presentation and the reminder that we never know where life may take us…………………
At our meeting today we enjoyed an acknowledgement of our new member, Barbara Luis, branch manager at the Mechanics Bank branch in Nipomo.  See picture below with Barbara, President Kelly Ricker and Kat Stowell, Membership Director.  Welcome Barbara! 
 
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Mary Mylan
Apr 15, 2020 7:00 AM
4-Way Test Contest (Tentative)
Barry Dunahoo
Apr 29, 2020 7:00 AM
Golf Tournament Overview Meeting
Ed Harris
Jul 01, 2020
Club Assembly
Dr, Herbert Cole
Aug 12, 2020
African Kings and Gold
John Anderson
Aug 19, 2020
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