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Club Officers and Directors
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Community Service
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Membership
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Foundation
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BBQ Chair
Youth Service
Rotary Club Foundation Board 2020/2021
President
Barry Dunahou
 
Secretary
George Dubois
 
Treasurer
Cees Dobbe
 
Director
Kelly Ricker
 
Director
Kat Stowell
 
 
 
 
Club Information
Rotary Club of Nipomo
Nipomo

Service Above Self

We meet In Person
Wednesdays at 7:00 AM
Monarch Dunes - Butterfly Grille
1606 Trilogy Parkway
Nipomo, CA 93444
United States of America
We are currently meeting via Zoom. For a invitation to a meeting contact movieln2@gmail.com.
Home Page Stories
THIS MEETING GOT A LITTLE BIT SPICEY....BUT MORE ABOUT THAT IN A MINUTE.
 
 President Ed Harris presided over his 35th meeting.
22 club members attended.
 
Ken Shadell lead us in prayer to open our meeting.
 
Kelly Rickert lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance from what seemed like a spacecraft.
 
No announcements?!
 
Brags aplenty.......
 
Mary Myland bragged that her granddaughter excelled in high school cross country and now is on the varsity team! good job!!
 
Kat Stowell bragged that she was about to have a birthday.
 
Ken Shadell had a birthday last week and has circled the sun 82 times.
 
Bill Puccirelli has new grandson! (that makes 12 grand kids)
 
Jim Harrison celebrated his 24th wedding anniversary and on a side note his grandson had his 35 birthday.
 
Ken Whites grand child a freshman in college is making straight A's........
 
 
Now we get to the good part. Our speaker had to cancel and things starting getting spicy.
 
Rotarian Odell Lee volunteered to give a talk on the 4 years he worked in the spice business for a business in Kalamazoo and his travels from Taiwan to Australia and points in between.  We learned of the important role oleo resins play in that business and ultimately in the flavors of our food. He spoke of the Scoville Scale for measuring heat in peppers and had slides showing us what a variety of different spices look like before being processed. It was an excellent presentation.
President Harris's 33rd meeting
Kenneth Shaddell  gave the invocation.
Judy Hensbury lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance 
Jim Harrison brought up the subject of Little Pantries
a county wide service project lead by Rotarian Gregory Gillette 805-980-9022
Gregory spoke to us in-depth about the need in our county because of food insecurity.
 
George asks for volunteers to move Dario's son to a new house. 
Jim Harrison brought to our attention about a local group doing cleanup on Mary/Juniper on Saturday
CONVERSATIONS WITH HARRY  was with Kat Stowell
 
Brags
Peggy bragged about her super bowl Sunday birthday She won the pool and shared some of the bounty with our club!
 
Speaker:
Linda Beck from Square One an elder and health care advocate gave a talk on her work and the needs it fulfills in our community.
Please check your email for all the details on the 5 steps to safer health care.
A chilly overcast Sunday morning. The smell of fresh cut rosemary wafted in the air. So started February 7, 2021 as Rotarians gave their time and energy to pick up trash and debris while trimming and edging the landscaping in front of Von's. Donned in bright orange vests and yielding garden tools they toiled for a couple of hours and made such a visual improvement to the traffic island. The morning task concluded with the sweet taste of donuts and the satisfaction of a job well done.
It has been said that any work performed in the spirit of service is equated with worship.
This is in keeping with the Rotarian ethic of "Service above self".
A special thanks to Mario Iglesias for organizing and heading up this work party and a hearty thank you to Jim Harrison, Kat Stowell & Lee Baggett for their efforts.
Wednesday February 3, 2021 Ed Harris presided over his 32nd meeting of Rotary Club of Nipomo.
John Brantingham questions "Why call it raw sewage? Do people cook that stuff?"
Kenneth lead us in prayer.
Roger Ridley lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
Announcement was made that Rotarians are encouraged to volunteer with the county for needed work at the Vaccine sites.
Super Bowl Pool was announced.
BRAGS:
Lou Gomez's granddaughter had a birthday.
Mario Iglesia bragged he was doing clean up work on Teft Sunday morning 2/7/21 at 7am and encouraged us to join him especially with the lure of donuts.
Harry Walls received a Covid vaccination.
Peggy bragged she had a Super Bowl Sunday
Jim Harrison bragged his great grand child celebrated a birthday,
Walter Con free at last! free at last! He so enjoyed retirement the first time he thought he would give it a try again. Bets are being taken on how long it will last.
 
Roger Ridley gave us This day in history
 
Bill Puccirlli for his Rotary Minute gave us a great Buddy Holly story.
 
Guest Speaker:
Peter Sevik from the Nipomo CSD gave us an in depth view of the workings of the sewer system. 
Time marches on! It is President Ed Harris's 30th meeting.
John Brantingham mused that the definition of PUT is to place something where you want it to be. And the definition of PUTT is the same.....
 
Kenneth lead us in prayer.
Walter Con lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance
Roger Ridley  regaled us with some very historical facts.
 
Bill Puccirelli had some interesting facts with his Rotary Minute.
The first 2 years the Rotary Clubs purpose was 
(1) Friendship
(2) Business reciprocity
 
Jim Harrison celebrated another grand childs birthday
Kelly bragged about the beautiful plaque created and presented to her from Kat Stowell for her year of service to the club as President
George Dubois bragged about Felix's 6th birthday
Harry Walls bragged it was his 17th year as a member of the Nipomo Rotary Club!
Jim Lewis bragged that "he is here!"
Roger Ridley bragged to the fact that he got carded for the first time in years.
Announcements
 
Mario announced the Teft Street Cleanup but please note due to inclement weather that has been changed to a later date
Kelly Ricker announced it was time for the Four Way Test Essays and she needs volunteers to read them.
 
Guest speaker Jim Lewis returns with a in-depth presentation on Polio  Past Present Future.
The fact filled morning is made even more poignant due to Jim having had polio himself as a child. He is a passionate promotor on the eradication of this virulent virus.
We learned about polio history and the Rotary involvement in putting an end to this terrible disease.
He let os know during the course of the talk that even after treatment the survivors need help with such things as surgery, wheel chairs, training, education.
 
NEVER GIVE UP!
Speakers
Kathy Mastako, Researcher and Writier
Mar 10, 2021
Point San Luis Obispo Lighthouse
John Lindsey
Mar 17, 2021
PG&E Weatherman
Jon Haveman, PhD - Nat'l Economic Education Deleg
Mar 24, 2021
The Economics of Autonomous vehicles
Greg Fritz - ACTIA - Electric Vehicles
Apr 07, 2021
Electrification of Trucks and Buses
Rob Miller, GM & Sam Saltoun, Board Member
May 12, 2021
Woodlands Mutual Water Company