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President's Message

Fellow Rotarians,


Fellow Rotarians,


This past week we had a good conversation about the club’s goals for the Centennial celebration, and we will update those who weren’t able to join us with the outcome this Tuesday. Our guest speaker will be Sheryl Flores, who will be speaking about People’s Self Help Housing.


See you there!





This Week's
Sheryl Flores
People's Self-Help Housing
We are meeting in the Kent Room at the Historic Santa Maria Inn at 12:10 PM
We are trying to transition to using Autobooks for our club invoices.  We sent out some billings in June.  Some of you may have received a notification that you have an unpaid invoice, but you had already sent in a check.  If you have paid your invoice please ignore the notification and we will work on avoiding these notifications.  If you have not paid your invoice please do so at your earliest conveinience.
Jim Talbott
Celebration of Life
Please RSVP to Laurie Kealm at SMOOTH by July 1 if you plan on attending.
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 Fleet Manager:  Lisa Carr
Maricopa Update
Last week Homer Higgenbottom and Januvius Winterbottom met at the local coffee shop to discuss life's unanswerable questions.  Homer said, "You know, Januvius, that if a 19 year old person asked the bank for a $10,000 loan to start a business they wouldn't get the time of day.  But that same kid could sign up for $50,000 or $100,000 of student loans with no questions asked.  Why is that?"  Januvius responded, "I don't know and I don't know that I will ever know.  How about this one.  Last night my wife and I didn't feel like cooking, so we ordered a bucket of the Chicken Shack's wings from Door Dash.  When our food arrived it was two New York Strip Steak dinners from Ruth's Chris Steak and Chop House.  I wonder what the reaction was to receiving our bucket of chicken wings instead of two steak dinners."  Homer answered, "We will never know, but we can guess."
Maricopa Cell Phone Holder
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 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
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
To visit our website select the link:  http://www.rotaryclubof
To visit District 5240's website select the link:
District Governor Scott Phillips
Assistant District Governor Judy Henbury
July 12:  Cheryl Flores, People's Self Help Housing
July 19:  Kevin Walthers, Allan Hancock College.  Jessa Brooks, Day of Hope
July 26:  Trash pickup at Buena Vista Park
August 2:  Corazon del Pueblo
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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