Today, July 1st,  was President Ed Harris's first meeting. With just a few technical difficulties to start we had a very productive meeting.
Roger Ridley gave us "This Day in History"
1200 first sunglasses by the Chinese
1776   first vote on the Declaration of Independence
1847  first USA postage stamps
1859 joint reading of Charles Darwin/Braggs paper
1863 first Battle of Gettysburg
1867 Dominion of Canda established. Happy Canada Day!
1903 Tour de France
1904 Olympics were held in Saint Lois. 3rd Olympics in modern times.
1916 Coca Cola has new recipe
1916 Battle of Somme
1944 2,500 people killed in London from Greman bombs
1963 USA implements Zone Improvement Plan better known as Zip Code
1971 Golden Gate Bridge debt paid off
The following are some of our clubs accomplishments this past year under President Kelly Richter
Rotary Club of Nipomo Foundation grants 2019-2020
  1.   Provided $1800 to a Global Grant that provides for children in the 7th Grade in La Paz, Mexico to attend school.   The cost of one year’s tuition for one child is $300, so our contribution provided for six kids to go to 7th grade.   If the kids do not attend 7th grade, that is usually the end of their education and they go out into the workforce.
2.  The Foundation provided $2500 to the Lucia Mar School District to teach Newsliteracy to 7th graders.   The program teaches 7th graders to discern between what is a legitimate news article on the internet and what is an opinion piece, by asking themselves questions and checking the source of the article.
3.  We provided $2000 for Operation Footprint in Honduras which repairs childhood deformities due to clubfoot.
4. Under Kelly’s leadership, the Foundation granted $6000 for college scholarships for local high school students.
5.  $1000 for Vocational Scholarships
6.  The Foundation contributed $500 to the Zach Elliot Scholarship Fund.  Zach Elliot was a local student who is now deceased.   A Scholarship Fund has been started in his name by the local High School.
7. The Foundation provided $615 for transportation for 6th grade students in the Lucia Mar school district to attend the Rancho El Chorro outdoor school.   The Rotary Club of Cayucas has been instrumental in building that outdoor school and has written a global grant to fund it’s expansion.
8.  The Foundation provided $500 to a global grant for children suffering from cerebral Palsy in Kolkata, West Bengal India.
9.  The Foundation granted $4500 to the Nipomo Little League for a new scoreboard.   The Rotary Club of Nipomo is recognized as a supporter on the scoreboard.
10.   The Foundation provided another $1250 of a $5000 pledge to the Arroyo Grande Hospital.
11.  Kelly completed a District 5240 grant that provided the funds for educational supplies to the school children that visit the Dana Adobe.
When you think about where all that money and went and what is did, you realize this little club has a far reaching impact, from Nipomo to Honduras to India.
 Board of Directors for this year.
President Elect - Mary Mylan
Treasurer - Cees Dobbe
Secretary - George Dubois
Community Service - Jim Harrison
Membership - Judy Henbury
Program Chair - Odell Lee
Vocational Service - Walter Con
Public Image - Lee Baggett
International Service - Harry Walls
Youth Service - Kelly Ricker
Foundation Chair - Bruce Beaudoin
Club Administration - Judy Henbury & Cathy Cachu
Our Club Goals for 2020-2021 can be viewed on,  Rotary International’s website.
Here at the Rotary Club of Nipomo last year, as a club we donated 1074 hours of our time volunteering for different community projects. Thank you to everyone who volunteered to make Nipomo better.  Thank you George for keeping track of that.
Our Rotary minute by Bill Pucciarelli
Rotary is an organization of business and professional person united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace in the world.