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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
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!
The first meeting of 2021 and President Ed Harris's 28th meeting. 
 
Ed Brantingham started the meeting with the amusing quip "No need to make a New Year resolution because he knows that it goes in one year and out the other"
 
Invocation was lead by Kenneth.
 
Lou Gomez lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
Roger ( play ball!) Ridley filled our heads with great historical facts. Starting almost a thousand years ago from 1066 with the inauguration of King Harold up to Elvis Presley on on his 7th and final appearance on the Ed sullivan show.
 
Rotary Minute by none other than Mr. Bill Puccireeli who spoke about the very first Rotary meeting with just 4 men in attendance.
Their first project was a public restroom in City Hall.
They started with no dues only 50 cent fines.
 
Brags:
Members were quite braggadocios today!
 
Logan turns 7 years old according to Roger
Kat Stowell has started a new business
Harry Walls spent Christmas with a large number of family members.
Mary Mylans granddaughter just circled the earth one more time.
Mario Iglesias has two sons and both are now Lt. Colonels!
Jim Harris has a granddaughter that is starting college.
Bruce Beaudoin had a great brag but sadly I wrote to slow to record it.
Walter had a brag also.
 
Bill had us sing Happy Birthday to Mary Mylan
 
Announcements;
none   nada  zip
 
Speaker;
Rich Van Houten  gave us a presentation on his organization " Shower the People".
It is a mobile shower trailer taken to different locations so homeless can take a shower.
Not only a refreshing warm shower but a pair of underpants and socks.
If needed they also provide feminine hygiene products
oral hygiene products
razors
hand sanitizers
 
President Ed Harris presided over his 25th meeting Wednesday morning with 19 Rotarians in attendance.
John Brantingham reminds us not to get upset if some one calls you fat because you are bigger than that!
Kenneth lead us in prayer.
Mario lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
" Today in History" by Roger Ridley
Roger gave facts from this day in history starting in 1499 with the travels and discoveries of Vasco de Gama
1598 the 7 years war
1631 Mt Vesuvius exploded. There goes the neighborhood.
1707 Mount Fuji erupts
1773 Boston Tea Party. One lump or two?
1944 Germany at it again with the Battle of the Bulge.
 
Brags
Bob Sanders bragged tha he celebrated his 51 Wedding Anniversary in Monterrey
Roger Ridley gave us some amusing observations on the year 2020
 
Announcements:
Ed Harris shared the thank you sentiments from the Wolf Den for the washer and dryer given to them.
A thank you from CASA for the cash donation given to them.
 
Guest speaker was from the Ventana Wild Life Society.
Biologist Mike Stake shared stories about the condor rehab program and the difficulties from the recent fires.
He shared baby Inki's trials and tribulations due to the fire, the loss of a parent and his subsequent rescue and rehab in Los Angeles.
The fire left 9 condors missing and two chicks dead and the Sanctuary destroyed. 
It was a fascinating look into the science and struggles of the Condor rehab program.
 
This was the last meeting of Rotary Nipomo until 2021. Stay safe, have a happy holiday and we will see you next year!
 
18 brave souls made their way to their computer screen for President Ed Harris's 24th meeting.
John Brantinham gave his always fun introduction .
Kenneth lead the invocation.
 
Time for another "Conversation with Harry" and who should be this weeks interviewee? Well, none other than our very own Ed Harris!
Golf, is a great intreat of Ed's and we got to hear some of the interesting times he has had on the golf course. He also participates in two Rotary Golf Clubs. The Monterey Bay Fellowship being one and the other US/Canada Golfing fellowship of Rotary.
 
Brags:
Harry Walls about the social at the Dana Abobe
 
Announcements: 
George alerted us to the Space station schedule
It was announced that our club received a check from the County for $5,649.00 for the service our club performed at the Edward's barn for running the local Voters Service Center.
Judy announced with the pandemic we won't be having our annual Childrens Christmas Party.
 
Speaker
 
Brendan Kelso spoke about his Childrens books particularly "Shakespeare For Kid's"
With over 40,000 books sold he has made an impressive contribution to the education of children.
I hear I forget
I see and I remember
I do and I understand
Confucius 
 
Benefits of his drama program include:
Empathy
Creativity
Social Skills/Team Building
Comprehension
Education
Self Awareness
Confidence building
Presentation Skills
Enunciation Improvisation
 
"Nothing comes of Nothing"
 
It was an interesting talk about a valuable service.
President Ed Harris's 23 meeting started with John Brantingham stating " the president admits everyone wants to live forever but nobody wants to get old."
 
Kenneth gave the invocation.
 
Jerry lead us in our pledge of allegiance to the flag.
 
Roger Ridley was there to give us "THIS DAY IN HISTORY"
He regaled us with Historic facts starting in 1804 with Napoleon clear up to 1998 with bill Gates donating a million immunizations.
 
Bill Puccurelli talked about Rotary geography.
 
Brags:
Ron Willis bragged about his sons birthday
Mary Mylan bragged about a large family gathering in a rented house for their annual Thanksgiving gathering.
Roger bragged that one of his grandsons celebrated his 17th birthday.
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS : 
none
 
Our guest Speaker was Ron Traner a volunteer from High Cap and he gave us in depth information on what it takes to successfully enroll for Medicare.
Speakers
Jim Anderson
Jan 27, 2021
Phillips 66 - Future Plant Closing
Mario Igesias
Feb 03, 2021
NCSD Wastewater Treatment Plant tour
Linda Beck
Feb 10, 2021
Square One - Elder and Health Advocacy
Bernie Dominguez
Feb 17, 2021
Lopez High School Counselor
Elizabeth Kavanaugh - SLO Dept of Parks & Rec
Feb 24, 2021
Nipomo Skate Park
Kathy Mastako, Researcher and Writier
Mar 10, 2021
Point San Luis Obispo Lighthouse
Rob Miller, GM & Sam Saltoun, Board Member
May 12, 2021
Woodlands Mutual Water Company