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Sep 13, 2018
Measure U
Sep 20, 2018
The importance of bees, trees & seas
Sep 27, 2018
SEE International (volunteer eye doctors)
Oct 04, 2018
Oct 11, 2018
The Jeapordy experience
Oct 18, 2018
6th Annual Ventura County Farm Day
Oct 25, 2018
Los Prietos
Nov 01, 2018
District Governor Visit
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Sep 06, 2018
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Rotary District 5240 Conference & Foundation Gala
Double Tree Hilton, Bakersfield
Oct 05, 2018 – Oct 06, 2018
CASA at the Club
Santa Maria Country Club
Oct 06, 2018
Operation Surf (BBQ for VETS)
Ortega Residence
Oct 12, 2018
Annual Christmas Parade of Lights
Downtown Santa Maria
Dec 01, 2018
MEETING DATE:  September 6,  2018
Mike Buhring, Club President
President Mike Buhring
FLAG SALUTE:  Dan Blough
INVOCATION:  Glen Morris

GUESTS OF ROTARIANS:  Phoebe Jeckles, from the YMCA Golf Tournament Committee
Shoes for Students: Sunday September 9th, SMCC. Golfers and donations are now being accepted. Contact Kate Ferguson for more information.
Cruzin for Life Car Show: September 21 & 22. Wendy Foxen has all the details.
YMCA Golf Tournament: Friday September 28 / SMCC. Contact Shannon Seifert if you would like to participate.
OCAF Chalk Fest: Saturday September 29. Volunteers are needed to help with the event. If you can be of service, please contact Debbie Blow for more information.
MISSION HOPE CONCERT:  After a day at the Chalk Festival go to Presquile Winery to support the Mission Hope Cancer Center.  The event starts at 5:00 pm.
Rotary District Conference in Bakersfield: October 5th and 6th. Attendees are needed to help represent our area. Lee Carroll and Frank Ortiz have all the details if you're interested in going.  A goal has been set to have at least 5 attendees.  The club will pay for both the member and their spouse's registration.
The Buellton Camping Trip will be the week after the Barn Party.  Let Dan Blough know if you want to participate.  You have to make reservations early.  Even though it is a long time away, you can make the reservation, and cancel 30 days before.
 (Rotarian of the Month) - Michele Jensen
We appreciate all that Michele does with InterAct.  Michele  bragged on the help she got with getting new kayak racks for her car . She also thanked Ed Carcarey who came to the Santa Maria Women’s network to give a presentation on public speaking. 

Gary Nemetz bragged on the Taste of the Valley last Saturday.  It was a great day with a perfect temperature - $30.

Jerry Walsh bragged on celebrating his 76th birthday this week - $76.

Ed Carcarey bragged that the Dark Ages will be over tonight with the start of the NFL season.  He challenged the Patriots Fans; whichever team loses takes the other team to lunch. - $30

Pat McDermott added to Ed’s challenge; It’s more than lunch and not just a burger when the Patriots win!  This was a  $5 brag??

Carol Bradfield bragged on getting back from a 6-week vacation in Idaho. It’s good to be back, and she attended the McCall Rotary meeting while she was away.  She also bragged on her daughter accepting a position in Antarctica. It was negative 76 degrees when she landed - $50.

Shannon Seifert bragged on Randy Wise for helping with the printing for the YMCA - $50.

Ken Bradley bragged on a recent bike ride, he only completed 30 miles, unlike some of his older companions. He also bragged on celebrating his 17thwedding anniversary with his wife- $17.


Terry Dworaczyk bragged on his birthday a couple of weeks ago, but Mike fined him for not bragging today on the cake his staff got him.  Terry said it was a $5 Cake?? - $30


Our program this week was the Club Assembly Part2

Mike Buhring reviewed the gross income and expenses for last year.  Our Net income was $57,838.  The Barn Party expenses were more than in the past, but it was another successful year.

The first meeting for this year’s Barn party was a couple of weeks ago.  Incoming president Kevin Walthers, is changing things up a little bit this year. A long discussion was held regarding the Barn Party; whether to continue, have it in a different location, or find another source of income.  There were several suggestions for other options to explore, including taking a year’s hiatus next year while we look at other alternatives. In this case members would all have to contribute the amount they would normally give to the Barn Party to make-up the income. 

Pat McDermott reported on the Rotary Foundation, which was formed in 1995 as a tax exempt organization with the proceeds used to fund scholarships.   It evolved into receiving all club donations, and making all community donations, but then reverted back to its original purpose.  Last year $32,500 in scholarships were awarded.  Committee members include Mike Gibson, Wayne Miller, Tim Staffel, James Thomas, Carol Bradfield, Dan Blough, Kevin Walthers, and the immediate past president.

Doug Palmer presented on allocations.  Our largest donations go to the YMCA and the Boys and Girls Club.  Our goal is that the majority of our donations go to support youth events.  The amount that we donate to community events goes up every year.  We have certain donations, called annuals, to which we contribute every year.  A list of where the money went for 2017 was reviewed.  If your favorite charity was not listed - you need to submit a request for funding.  The unused balance goes to the foundation.

50/50 Drawing:
Jim Peterson & Dan Blough
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