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Fellow Rotarians, 

Many thanks to those who showed up last week at the Buena Vista Park to help pick up trash. It was a great effort, and Andrew Hackleman won the award for the most unusual find. This week we’re back in the Santa Maria Inn’s Kent Room with guest speaker Dennis Smitherman, who will be telling us about the Santa Maria’s Public Art Program. The regular meeting will be followed by a meeting of the Board of Directors. We hope to see you there!




This Week's
Dennis Smitherman
Santa Maria Public Arts Program
We are meeting in the Kent Room at the Historic Santa Maria Inn at 12:10 PM this week.  
The Rotary Club of Santa Maria 2021-22
Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Past President: Virginia Perry Souza
President: Bob Curry
President Elect:  James Stoddard
Secretary: John Henning
Treasurer: Heather Weare
Club Service/Membership: Jessa Brooks
Community Service:  Open
International Service:  Laura Mohajer
Vocational Service: Erin Krier, Tom Allen
Foundation: Tom Martinez
Youth Service: Erinn Dougherty
Sergeant at Arms: Tom Ross
Club Information Officer:  Otto Delupe 
Rotarians Set Guinness World Record
Last Tuesday a dedicated group of 12 Rotarians picked up trash at Buena Vista Park.  According to the Guinness Book of World Records, this set a new record for Rotarians picking up trash.  Many thanks to President Bob Curry, Yvonne Biely, Heather Weare, Past President Virginia Perry Souza, Jorge Chavez, Fred Donati, James Stoddard, Jo Grande, Ron Nanning, Andrew Hackleman, Sharon Henning, and John Henning for their efforts in beautifying our city.  City Mayor Alice Patino said, "For as long as I've been a Rotarian they have been good at picking up trash, whether it's in the park or at Louie B's."
Maricopa Update
Last week Homer Higgenbottom and Januvius Winterbottom were in the local coffee shop discussing the state of the economy and inflation.  Januvius asked Homer, "Are you concerned about inflation?  It seems like the price of everything is going up this year."  Homer replied, "Why Januvius, even Stevie Wonder could see that everything is higher than it was a few months ago. But don't worry about it too much.  One way to fix the problem is to change the way you look at your graph.
When you look at your graph this way things are getting better.  It's the new California math." 
"Very funny," replied Januvius.  I'm trying to think of a way to cope with this.  My boss said that there is no way he can afford to give me a raise just because of inflation."  "This is what you do my friend: instead of asking for an inflation raise, ask him for an inflation vacation.  You get about three weeks of vacation a year.  So ask him for another three or four days of inflation vacation compensation. What do you think?"  "I knew you would have the perfect solution,"  quipped Januvius.
6:00 PM Santa Maria South
The Historic Santa Maria Inn
12:00 PM San Luis Obispo
Madonna Inn
7:00 AM SLO Daybreak
Hotel San Luis Obispo on Palm Street
Cambria Sunrise Centennial
Cambria Cafe
7:15 AM Solvang Breakfast
Alisal Ranch Grill
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 Chablis" Cruise Boat
7:00 AM Grover Beach
Mission Inn, Pismo
Willow Restaurant
Paso Robles Sunrise
Paso Robles Golf Course
12:00 PM Atascadero
Spring Hill Suites
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
8:00AM  Rotary Club of Cuyocos
Luna Cafe
12:00 PM Paso Robles
Paso Robles Inn Ballroom
Arroyo Grande
Mason Bar and Kitchen
Marriott Buellton
6:45 AM Vandenberg Village
Village Country Club
7:00 AM Los Osos
La Palapa Restaurant, 1346 2nd Street
12:00 PM Cambria
San Simeon Bar & Grill, San Simeon
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To visit District 5240's website select the link:
District Governor Scott Phillips
Assistant District Governor Judy Henbury
August 2: Dennis Smitherman, City Public Art Program;  Board of Directors Meeting afterwards
August 9:  Chris Kunkle/ Jim Bray, Central Coast Airfest
August 16:  Open
August 23:  Judge Kay Kuns:  Treatment Courts, People to People
August 30:  Off Site - Melfred Borzall Tour
The Rotary Club of Santa Maria Elevator Speech
We are a leadership organization comprised of local business, civic, and professional leaders.
We are a nonpolitical nonsectarian service club.
We meet regularly to get to know each other, form friendships, and get things done in our community.
In 2020 we had a virtual fundraiser and raised over $53,000  which we gave to five local charities:
     Orcutt Trails
     Casa of Hope
     ECHO/Band of Brothers
We support the Interact Club at St. Joseph's High School and we donate scholarships to Allan Hancock College.
We clean up Buena Vista Park and with three other Rotary clubs we coordinate the Rotary Christmas Parade.
Come and learn more about our club's humanitarian service and high ethical standards and help us build good will in our community.
of the things we think, say, or do:
1.  Is it the truth?
2.  Is it fair to all concerned?
3.  Will it build goodwill and better friendships?
4.  Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
The Object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular, to encourage and foster:
First The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;
Second High ethical standards in business and professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as on opportunity to serve society;
Third The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business, and community life;
Fourth The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.
The following code of conduct has been adopted for the use of Rotarians:
As a Rotarian, I will
1.  Act with integrity and high ethical standards in my personal and professional life
2.  Deal fairly with others and treat them and their occupations with respect
3.  Use my professional skills through Rotary to:  mentor young people, help those with special needs, and improve people's quality of life in my community and in the world
4.  Avoid behavior that reflects adversely on Rotary or other Rotarians
5.  Help maintain a  harassment-free environment in Rotary meetings, events, and activities, report any suspected harassment, and help ensure non-retaliation to those individuals that report harassment.
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