Hello Members,

I hope you all had a great weekend and caught up on some sleep because October is going to be a busy month for our club!

Last weekend Bill Pucciarelli, Harry Walls and myself set off to the district conference on the Queen Mary and even with the 405 shutdown we all made it there without raising our blood pressure.

Speaking of blood pressure, this Thursday, October 4th, there will be a blood drive in the Von's parking lot. Cee's will throw out a reminder to us tomorrow morning. This is an easy way of giving back, do it if you can!

Harry will also give us an update on the district conference at tomorrows meeting that the queen herself would be proud of. Ha!

This coming Sunday, October 7th, is our Rotary family picnic. Bring out the family and enjoy the afternoon with some fun and games.
Cathy Cachu will make her final announcement tomorrow and if you haven't heard about it by now you might as well go back into hibernation for the winter.

Then, just when you thought you heard it all, Octoberfest is here! On Saturday, October 13th, the good' ole Rotary BBQ team will be cookin' up some fancy BBQ for all of Nipomo to enjoy! Led this year by our own infamous BBQ'ER Richard Dale, we should have one heck of a cook out. Richard will be passing around a sign up sheet at tomorrows meeting so put your name on the list and help out!

Don't relax just yet. A Taste of Italy will be on Saturday, October 20th.This is our second largest fundraiser for the year.
Have you sold your tickets yet? Paul Teixeira is trying to set a record this year so any unsold tickets hand off to him. JUST KIDDING!
We should get an update at tomorrows meeting, right? Tammi? Cathy? Paul? Anyone with info stand up and be heard!

And then, just when you thought you could breath, another BBQ! On October 27th we will be doing a fundraiser for Dorothea Lange Elementary. We only need to cook, not serve. This one should be a breeze. I just need a volunteer to step up and run it for me, any takers?

Also this month, our DG, Frank Ortiz will be at our meeting on October 31st. Let's all show up for this meeting and greet him with the respect he deserves.

Lastly, our guest speaker this week is from Mike Brown from COLAB. It should be an interesting presentation. I will see you all in the morning!

Your President