July 30 Remembered (thoughts from Mr. Ed Brown)
July 30 commemorates the tragic loss and sinking of the USS Indianapolis in 1945, shortly after the end of WWII. The late Mr. Ed Brown of Santa Maria was one of the few survivors. Ed spoke to the local Rotary Clubs about his experiences and ultimate survival. The attached link will take many of you back to the 60-minute YouTube program provided by Ed and son Jay for the District 5240 Group 12 Rotary Clubs at the Radisson Hotel in June of 2003. Hope you take the time to view the program.
Meet Our Club President for 2020 - 2021
Ryan Swack will be our President for 2020 - 2021
2020 District 5240 Club & Individual Awards
Congratulations to Mike Gibson and our entire club for the hard work that earned these awards.
District 5240 Virtual Awards 2020
First Click on Play
Then Click on "Watch This Video on YouTube"
Then Click on Play and enjoy
Club Awards $27,000.00 in Scholarships
Are You Missing The Barn Party?
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The end of March and certainly April have been really unusual due to the COVID-19 Virus.
Many events have been cancelled but fortunately many events have been rescheduled.
Our meetings have been ZOOM meetings and our President has been doing his best to keep us entertained.
Below you will see examples of this.
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As March marches on, The Santa Maria Breakfast Rotary Club continues with it's projects, support for the Community and having good times with good friends.
Toward mid March we were all confronted with COVID 19 and bare shelves at the markets.
Especially the toilet paper shelves and hand sanitizer products. So here was a way to get some.
When you are sequestered in your home, below is a map to help you plan a trip for the weekend.
Some of these images are self explanatory but all are things that The Breakfast Rotary Club supports or is involved in, one way or another.
The Baseball team is an old time "Ancient" baseball team. Ask PDG Frank Ortiz for more information.
The folks seated at the table is from one of our meetings where several members are playing The Newly Wed Game.
           Happy New Year!
Frank Ortiz presented Rich Watson and Tim
Staffel their most current Paul Harris Award.
Santa Maria's very own Brian McConkey.
James Thomas presents a check for $1,000.00
from Mechanics Bank to be used for Scholarships.
Past District Governor Sandy Schwartz announced
that our Breakfast Rotary Club was awarded a
Rotary Citation for our community service work.
Santa Maria Breakfast Rotarian's Dave Wright (left)
and Mike Gibson (center) were both honored at a
City Council meeting for their service to the community.
Also shown are Tom Martinez (second from left)
(Noon Rotarian) Mayor Alice Patino (noon Rotarian)
and Dr. Michael Moats (Breakfast Rotarian).
Triple Crown Winners, (Left to right) Ted Ortega,
Frank Ortiz and Mike Gibson.
At the end of January, it's all about the Super Bowl.
Frank Ortiz is getting ready for Spring Training
in Arizona.
Members are encouraged to visit other Rotary Clubs when out of town or unable to attend one of our meetings.  Make Rotary part of your vacation and get your Club Banner from Secretary Ken Bradley to trade with your destination Rotary Club.
The Club's Past Presidents were recognized at the Annual Step Down celebration held at the Hitching Post in Casmalia on Sunday.  Past President Kristine Mollenkopf (and Jeff) came down from Lincoln CA to join us!
At it's May 31 meeting; the Club distributed scholarships to students around the Santa Maria Valley.  There were over 100 guests (students, families, school administrators) at our 7:00AM meeting to be part of this big event!
President Laurie was honored with a RI Presidential Citation and the Club was awarded with a 'Gold Club of Distinction' at the District Recognition Event held in Thousand Oaks.
Santa Maria Breakfast Rotary will be having our annual Barn Party Luau and Action at the Santa Maria Fairpark Barn.  We hope to see you there to help us support the great projects and scholarships awarded in our community and internationally through Rotary.
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We meet In Person
Thursdays at 7:00 AM
The Historic Santa Maria Inn
801 South Broadway
Santa Maria, CA 93454-6668
United States of America
Programs & Speakers
Upcoming Speakers
Marc Schneider
Aug 13, 2020
The many facets of being a Police Officer.
Mark & Wendy Stellar
Aug 20, 2020
OTM and future plans
Lindsey Burris
Aug 27, 2020
Sep 03, 2020
Ryan Swack
Sep 10, 2020
Club Assembly - Part 2
Craig Shafer
Sep 17, 2020
Jim Hines
Sep 24, 2020
Campaigns to protect our local wild animals and wild places.
McDaniel, Heather
Oct 01, 2020
U.S. Energy Information Administration.
Oct 08, 2020
Rocio Lozano-Knowlton
Oct 15, 2020
Teaching children about ocean pollution, habitat and wildlife loss, and impacts of climate change
Staffell (tentative)
Oct 22, 2020
Los Prietos
Staffell (tentative)
Oct 29, 2020
Los Prietos
Past Speakers
Club Assebmbly
Aug 06, 2020