Club Receives Presidential Citation
 

Congratulations to the Santa Maria Breakfast Rotary Club and 2019-2020 President  Kevin Walthers for achieving a Rotary International Platinum Citation from RI President Mark Maloney.  This is the highest level of annual recognition given to a Club and Club President  for Rotary service.

The Rotary Citation recognizes Rotary clubs that support the strategic priorities of Rotary International by completing certain specific strategic activities during the Rotary year pertaining to how the Club works to UNITE PEOPLE in the Club, throughout the community and the World.  The recognition is also based on how the Club TAKES ACTION through service projects and financial support for Community and Worldwide efforts.

The Club was further recognized for the ability to connect leaders, families, professions, and community in a productive manner.

2020 Christmas Parade of Lights Cancelled
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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     June continued to be another strange month what with the Virus and the Government. June is also the end of the Rotary year and the beginning of a brand new Rotary year. A new President, a new District Governor and some new Club Officers. The Rotary Club of Santa Maria Breakfast continues to do what is always does. We support our community, students, (with scholarships) other non-profit organizations and the world wide fight to end Polio once and for all, to name just a few. We also enjoy great friendships and have fun while we are doing what we do.
     As has become the custom, we continue to have our meetings on ZOOM. We like the ZOOM meetings so much that several members login early to banter back and forth with good friends and catch up on the goings on of other members, the things we did when we met in person at The Santa Maria Inn. I truly miss those in person meetings and those Thursday morning breakfasts.
Here is a little humor that might get a few chuckles.
 
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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.
Thank You 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
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Programs & Speakers
Upcoming Speakers
Andy Caldwell
Oct 22, 2020
What it's like to run for Congress followed by Q&A
Staffel
Oct 29, 2020
Los Prietos
Jim Hines
Nov 05, 2020
Campaigns to protect our local wild animals and wild places.
Frank Ortiz
Nov 12, 2020
Foundation
Jerry Nelson
Nov 19, 2020
Thailand Co-Coordinator: Rotary Action Group Against Slavery
DARK
Nov 26, 2020
Dr Tania Isreal
Dec 03, 2020
How to Connect Across the Political Divide, Skills and Strategies for Conversations
OPEN
Dec 10, 2020
OPEN
Dec 17, 2020
DARK
Dec 24, 2020
DARK
Dec 31, 2020
J.R. Killigrew
Jan 07, 2021
Central Coast Community Energy
Past Speakers
Kevin Walthers
Oct 15, 2020
AHC Update