Speaker Date Topic
Daniel Clark - Coffee Roaster Oct 21, 2020
Zoom Tour of Quintessa Coffee Roasters
Dan Miller - SLO County Sheriff Oct 28, 2020
Bill Crewe Nov 04, 2020
Central Coast Veterans helping Veterans
Sandy Blair, Founder, CEO Nov 11, 2020
WEBS - Women Empowered Build Strong

Our mission is to create safe and affordable, high quality housing solutions for women veterans through immediate housing placement while creating a long-term farming tiny house on wheels community where women veterans will be encouraged to rebuild their lives through empowerment, camaraderie, and community support away from the distractions of day to day life.

No Meeting Nov 18, 2020

Kelly Step Down Dinner

No Meeting - Happy Thanksgiving! Nov 25, 2020
Ron Traynor Dec 02, 2020
HiCap
Brendan Kelso Dec 09, 2020
Shakespeare for Kids books
Kids Christmas Day Dec 23, 2020
Rick Grether Jan 06, 2021
Shower the People
Shower the People

RICK GRETHER

          Operations Manager for Shower the People

 

I was born and raised just east of Stockton, California in 1946 and attended Linden High School, graduating in 1964.  That summer my father offered to pay for my Private Pilot's license, and I continued building flight licenses from then on, including Instructor Ratings, which I used during my college years.  

 

I started college at San Diego State in 1964, but my education was interrupted by the Vietnam War.  As I assumed I would be drafted, I enlisted for a six year commitment with the National Guard, and thus avoided a tour of duty over seas.  

 

Graduating from San Diego State in 1970, I partnered with another pilot friend and started Spirit of Palo Alto Aviation, a flight school and air charter service in the San Francisco Bay area.  In 1979 I was hired as a pilot by United Airlines and worked there until retiring (age 60 required) in 2006.  The following year, 2007, I was hired by Boeing as a B777 and B787 flight instructor, retiring from that in 2015.

 

My wife Claire (married in 1976) and I raised 4 children in San Luis Obispo, and were involved in all the usual child activities; baseball, soccer, 4H, church mission trips, etc.

 

In September of 2017 I was introduced to Becky Jorgensen of Showers of Hope, who needed a driver with a large truck that could pull her mobile showers trailer.  That lasted until February of 2018 when I met Gwen Watkins who wanted to start Shower The People, a nonprofit, all volunteer organization showering the homeless.  And now I'll live happily ever after as Operations Manager for that organization!

Sue Anderson, President & CEO Jan 13, 2021
Dignity Health-Marion Regional Medical Center
Jim Lewis Jan 20, 2021
Polio Plus
Mario Igesias Feb 03, 2021
NCSD Wastewater Treatment Plant tour
Mark Lisa-CEO Tenet Health Care Mar 03, 2021