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                                                  THE ROTATOR
 
President Fred Donati
 
 
President's Message
 
 
Fellow Rotarians,
 
This week we will be treated to hear a National Economist as our speaker. This does not happen very often so be sure to attend. This is also a great time to invite guests who may be interested in these topics.
There will be a Board meeting right after our regular meeting. Let's have a good turnout of the Board.
 
PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE FOLLOWING: OUR MEETING ON APRIL 20th WILL BE AT ROTARY CENTENNIAL PARK. WE HAVE BEEN MEETING ON LINE SINCE MID NOVEMBER SO IT WILL BE GOOD TO SEE ALL OF YOUR SMILING FACES IN PERSON. WE WILL STILL PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING. ALL OR MOST OF OUR MEMBERS HAVE RECEIVED THEIR VACCINES.
 
"See" you on Tuesday for perhaps our last zoom meeting!
 
 
 
Fred Donati

 
 
This Week's Meeting
 
 
Dr. Jon Haveman
 
National Economist
 
 
COVID Economics
 
 
Also a Board Meeting right after the regular meeting
 
 
 
Last Week's Meeting
 
 
Pam Macal, a third generation McDonalds owner in Santa Maria, was our speaker. She discussed the Ronald McDonald Houses throughout the country. These facilities house and feed hundreds of families each year while children are receiving medical care. The Ronald McDonald House for the Central Coast is on the campus of Stanford University.
 
Sadly, it was brought to the members attention that Teri White, wife of Andrew Millar, was tragically killed in an automobile accident in Oklahoma. On that same note, the Memorial for Scott Dunn will be on June 21 at Orcutt Presbyterian Church.
 
Penalties: 
 
 
James Stoddard lost $15 for not showing up at Buena Vista Park.
 
 
Ken Dally was fined $15 for wanting to help the president move out of state.
 
 
Heather Weare lost $15 for mentioning the president was having trouble with Zoom meetings.
 
 
Carlie Engel was penalized $15 for trying to embarrass the president.
 
Grinding Teeth? Here's What You Should Know
 
All of these fines should have been appreciably more for the heartache they caused! There will be gnashing of teeth as the president attempts to balance his budget!                                     
 
 
 
Ronald McDonald House
 
Last week's speaker told us that for the next couple of weeks $.25 from the sale of each McFlurry goes to the Ronald McDonald House.  As a dedicated Rotarian Heather Weare drove through the McDonald's and treated her Dad and one of her numerous children to a McFlurry.
 
 
Maricopa Update
 
 
Homer Higgenbottom purchased a new hearing aide that has all of its functions controlled by an app on his smart phone.  Last night he tried to raise the volume on his hearing aide and called 9-1-1 three times.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Upcoming Events
 
 
 
 
April 13:  Dr. Jon Haveman, National Economist,  And Board Meeting
 
April 20:  Rick Haydon, City Struggles With COVID
 
                        AND......REMEMBER, EXCITING Program Speakers:
                                  1)  Help keep member attendance UP,
                                  2)  Attract  and engage NEW MEMBERS,
                                  3)  Make the difference between...
 
                                
IF YOU HAVE AN IDEA FOR A GREAT PROGRAM SPEAKER, CONTACT EITHER
President Fred or President Elect Virginia
 
 
Due to the COVID virus most clubs are meeting on line.  If we ever get back to normal meetings these were their meeting times before COVID
 
Mondays
 
6:00 PM Santa Maria South
The Historic Santa Maria Inn
12:00 PM San Luis Obispo
Madonna Inn
 
Tuesdays
 
7:00 AM SLO Daybreak
Hotel San Luis Obispo on Palm Street
Cambria Sunrise Centennial
Cambria Cafe
7:15 AM Solvang Breakfast
Alisal River Grill
Templeton
Ian McPhee's
12:10 PM The Rotary Club of Santa Maria
The Historic Santa Maria Inn
Pismo Beach/5 Cities
Ventana Grill at Shorecliff Lodge
Morro Bay
The Morro Bay Golf Course
 
Wednesdays
 
7:00 AM Grover Beach
Mission Inn, Pismo
Nipomo
Butterfly Grill-Monarch Dunes
Paso Robles Sunrise
Paso Robles Golf Course
12:00 PM Atascadero
Atascadero Lake Pavillion
San Luis Obispo de Tolosa
Madonna Inn
12:10 PM Santa Ynez Valley
Santa Ynez Valley Marriott
6:00 PM Lompoc Rotary Club
Lompoc Embassy Suites
 
Thursdays
 
7:00 AM Santa Maria Breakfast
The Historic Santa Maria Inn
12:00 PM Paso Robles
Paso Robles Inn Ballroom
Arroyo Grande
Rotary Bandstand
Buellton
Marriott Buellton
 
Fridays
 
6:45 AM Vandenberg Village
Village Country Club
7:00 AM Los Osos
La Palapa Restaurant, 1346 2nd Street
12:00 PM Cambria
Cambria Pines Lodge
 
To visit our website select the link:  http://www.rotaryclubof santamaria.org/
 
 
To visit District 5240's website select the link: http://www.rotarydistrict5240.org/
 
"Cybermake-ups"  http://rotaryeclubone.org/
 
 
 
District Governor Deb Linden    
 
Assistant District Governor Lee Carroll    
 
 
 
 
                                                      
 
 
 
 
 
 
April 13:  Dr. Jon Haveman, National Economist, And Board Meeting
 
April 20:  Rick Haydon, City Struggles With COVID
 
 
 
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