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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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At our meeting yesterday, we had the honor and pleasure of a visit from our District Governor, Savi Bhrim. She gave a very fascinating talk on some of the early history of Rotary. For example, did you know this? During and after World War II, Rotarians became increasingly involved in promoting international understanding. In 1945, 49 Rotary members served in 29 delegations to the United Nations Charter Conference. Rotary still actively participates in UN conferences by sending observers to major meetings and promoting the United Nations in Rotary publications.
 
Governor Bhim acknowledged many of the accomplishments of our club. She appreciates the fact that we partner with students from the Nipomo High School Drama Club. Specifically, our recent fundraiser, Winner Winner Tri-tip Dinner, wherein we jointly raised about $25,000 that we split with the Drama Club.
 
When watching and listening to Governor Bhim speak, her passion for Rotary is just so very obvious. Especially when she speaks about the 4-way test. Her perspective is that the 4-way test should be "self-reflective" questions we always ask ourselves before speaking and acting. It can be a very powerful tool for self correcting. (https://www.directory-online.com/Rotary/Accounts/7475/Downloads/5556/rotary%20fourway%20test.pdf).
Thank you Governor Bhim for visiting our club. You are always welcome at the Rotary Club of Nipomo! See pictures below of Governor Bhim and our president, Kelly Ricker.
 
Several of our members participated yesterday in making pancakes for Nipomo High School students.  My favorite thing was the "thank you" sign the students made for our club.  
  Nick Nickelson was our speaker this past Wednesday and what an honor it was to hear his story.  Nick was a Navy Seal in the 1960's and has published a book to record some of this important history.  His book is titled HOOYAH! UDT/SEAL Stories of the 1960's.  
Peggy Coon, board member and Janna Nichols, Executive Director of 5cities homeless coalition (5CHC); delivered a very informative presentation today of the great work this organization performs in our community.  Homelessness is something that impacts our entire community, not just the individual(s) that are homeless.  It drains County resources, as well as the emotions of those directly impacted.  5CHC assists those in need to not only find them housing, but stabilize their lives.  Eighty percent of their clientele are from the 5 cities area and are single parents, youths (17-25 years of age), the elderly and veterans.  Through the vetting process and through the efforts of this fine organization, they have a 90% success rate in household placements and eviction prevention assistance.  They also offer the only cold weather shelter in South County and average 25 people per night during the inclimate evenings in November through March.   For more information see:   https://5chc.org/
 
 
 
 
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Mike Gibson
Dec 11, 2019 7:00 AM
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