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                                                  THE ROTATOR
President Fred Donati
President's Message
Fellow Rotarians,
Today is Mother's Day and I salute all Moms, especially those members of our club. Today is your day, so enjoy!
Judge Rogelio Flores will be our speaker this week at Rotary Centennial Park. The weather has turned nice so please plan to attend.
We are in the middle of our wine raffle event. Last week nine members brought their two bottles of wine for our raffle. I really need the rest of the club to bring their wine this Tuesday. Remember, you will be charged $40 if you do not bring your bottles. At the same time, we will also be selling "Wild Card" raffle tickets. On May 25th, there will be a special drawing of only these tickets. The winning ticket will receive half of the proceeds with the club receiving the other half.
Again, I ask members to bring guests and potential members to our meetings. We need to have our club grow in 2021.
See all of you on Tuesday.
Fred Donati

This Week's Meeting
Meeting at Rotary Centennial Park
Judge Rogelio Flores
Last Week's Meeting
All of the club's essay award winners attended to receive their district award. Yvonne did a super job introducing the three students and reading parts of their writings. Together, the three students received $900!
Judy Saki from the local Japanese community was our speaker. Judy told the club about some of the early Japanese pioneers in the Santa Maria Valley. As the City of Santa Maria develops Enos Park and renovates the old Enos house, the Japanese Community will be an integral part of building a large community center. Within the area our club will be planting Hiroshima trees grown from seeds coming from Hiroshima. Judy's talk was very timely as this project moves forward.
                                                           Moans and Groans!
Erinn Dougherty was fined $20 for having a super good time at BASH. We also found out she is quite a singer!
Yvonne Biely was fined $20 for hiding out all year.
Jessa Brooks was fined $20 for following in Yvonne's footsteps!
Carlie Engel and John Henning were fined $10 each for disrupting the meeting. If this continues, the President will ask for their checkbooks!  (I think I will have the last laugh because I don't have a checkbook.)
Four Way Test Contest Winners
Distirict 5240 4 Way Test Essay Contest
Joseph Galicinao, Pioneer Valley High School
12 grade
1st Place winner of the High School Division
Haley Hufnagel, St. Louis de Montfort
8th Grade
1st Place winner of the Middle School Division
Shelby Wiley, St. Louis de Montfort
5th Grade
2nd Place winner of the Elementary School Division
Out of 71 clubs we had 3 of the 9 winners!

Wine Raffle
Last week a few members brought in their wine for the wine raffle. This week those who didn't bring in their wine need to bring in two bottles of wine.  Please bring in two bottles of quality wine (no Boone's Farm or box wine) this week and give them to Virginia, who is coordinating the wine raffle.  We also need to sell our raffle tickets (You are going to be billed for them anyway, so you might as well sell them to try to recoup some money).  The actual raffle will take place at the end of the month and there will be many winners.  The proceeds from the raffle will go towards sending the Rotator editor on a much needed one week vacation in Maricopa.  Believe me, one week in Maricopa will seem like a lifetime.
Maricopa Update
The Mayor of Maricopa took a stroll in one of the local parks.  He noticed two city employees working very hard.  One would dig a hole in the ground, then his partner would follow him and fill in the hole.  He watched them do this several times, then he went over to them and said, " I appreciate how hard you guys are working, but I don't understand what is going on."  The one employee replied, "I guess it must look kind of funny, but the third member of our crew, they guy who plants the trees, called in sick today."
Upcoming Events
May 11:  Judge Rogelio Flores, Rotary Centennial Park
May 18:  Dr. Paul Perry, Cardio Thoracic Surgeon
May 25:  Oswaldo Martinez, Central Coast Energy, Rotary Centennial Park
June 1:  Clean Up at Buena Vista Park
                        AND......REMEMBER, EXCITING Program Speakers:
                                  1)  Help keep member attendance UP,
                                  2)  Attract  and engage NEW MEMBERS,
                                  3)  Make the difference between...
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
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 River 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 Morro Bay Golf Course
7:00 AM Grover Beach
Mission Inn, Pismo
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
7:00 AM Santa Maria Breakfast
The Historic Santa Maria Inn
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
Cambria Pines Lodge
To visit our website select the link:  http://www.rotaryclubof
To visit District 5240's website select the link:
District Governor Deb Linden    
Assistant District Governor Lee Carroll    
May 11:   Judge Rogelio Flores
May 18:  Dr. Paul Perry
May 25:  Oswaldo Martinez, Central Coast Energy
June 1:  Cleanup at Buena Vista Park
Russell Hampton
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