THE ROTATOR
President Fred Donati
President's Message
My Fellow Rotarians:
As we all know, Royce Lewellen passed away last Wednesday. He was a member of this club for about 20 years and was still an honorary member. Beyond Rotary, he was a huge contributor to many local non profits, especially PCPA and Allan Hancock College. He was a friend to all of us, and we as Rotarians of this club, share with his family the loss of this good and gentle man.
Fred Donati
This Week's Meeting
Meeting at Rotary Centennial Park
  Dave Peck of the Historic Santa Maria Gun Club
Dave Peck

Dave Peck graduated from Cal Poly, Pomona a long time ago, and has since worked as a farm chemical adviser and as a farmer.  Mostly growing strawberries, raspberries and blackberries, he was awarded “Strawberry Farmer of the Year” for Santa Maria Valley in 1998 and “Santa Barbara County Farmer of the Year” in 2011.


As co-author of several strawberry field research papers dealing with non-chemical growing techniques, Dave has contributed to the advancement of modern farming technology.


Since 2008, Dave and his wife became certified firearms instructors and have volunteered as Range Safety Officers and members of the Board of Directors at Santa Maria Gun Club.  Currently, Dave serves as the Secretary for the Gun Club (Diana is the current Club President).


Sips and Sombreros Fundraiser
Last week's sponsorship grand total was $10,000. Over stated due to a duplicate entry,  thank you to those who squeezed out a few more sponsorships to announce this week!!  We want all the logos to be included in our publicity for social media to give our sponsors mileage for their dollars!  Muchas gracias, and good luck on your quick pivot to create great Team auction items!
Maricopa Update
The Mayor of Maricopa was a little worried when he heard his wife talking to herself. When he asked her about it she replied, "I was having a parent-teacher conference."
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The gourmet cheese store in Maricopa was hit with panic buying last week.  It looked like a tornado went through the place.  All that was left was de brie.
Upcoming Events
September 8:  Dave Peck of the Historic Santa Maria Gun Club
September 15:  CLUB ASSEMBLY
September 22: Jason Sharrett of the California Strawberry Commission
September 29:  Tim Woodbury of Woody's Butcher Block
October 13:  ECHO Veteran's Help Org.


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                                  2)  Attract  and engage NEW MEMBERS,
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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
Central Coast Rotary Clubs
6:00 PM Santa Maria South
The Historic Santa Maria Inn
12:00 PM San Luis Obispo
Madonna Inn
7:00 AM SLO DayBreak
Et Viola on Los Osos Valley Rd.
Cambria Sunrise Centennial
Cambria Cafe
7:15 AM Solvang Breakfast
Alisal River Grill
Ian McPhee's
12:00 PM The Rotary Club of Santa Maria
The Historic Santa Maria Inn
Pismo Beach/5 Cities
Ventana Grill at Shorecliff ZLodge
Morro Bay
The Morro Bay Golf Course
7:00 AM Grover Beach
Mission Inn, Pismo
Nipomo (updated 7/25/2018)
Butterfly Grill-Monarch Dunes, 7:00 a.m.
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
7:00 AM Santa Maria Breakfast
The Historic Santa Maria Inn
12:00 PM Paso Robles
Paso Robles Inn Ballroom
Arroyo Grande
Rotary Bandstand
Marriott Buellton
6:45 AM Vandenberg Village
Village Country Club
7:00 AM Los Osos
La Palapa Restaurant, 1346 2nd St., Los Osos
12:00 PM Cambria
Cambria Pines Lodge
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Assistant District Governor Lee Carroll    
September 8th:  Dave Peck of the Historic Santa Maria Gun Club
September 15th:  CLUB ASSEMBLY
September 22nd:  Jason Sharrett of the California Strawberry Commission
September 29th:  Tim Woodbury of Woody's Butcher Block
October 13th:  ECHO - Veterans Help Org.
November 1 - 7 On line auction fundraiser
Russell Hampton
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