Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Executives & Directors
Past President
Past President Director
Club Administration
Co-Club Service
Co-Club service
International Service
Community Service
Vocational Service
Youth Services
Public Relations
Club Historian
Co-Club Foundation
Co-Club Foundation
Club Allocations
Scholarship Chair
Co-Family of Rotary
Co-Family of Rotary
Rotary Foundation
Co-Club Bulletin
Co-Club Bulletin
Weekly Programs
Upcoming Speakers
Feb 21, 2019
Jay Conner
Feb 28, 2019
Mar 07, 2019
Golden Circle of Champions
Mar 14, 2019
Allan Hancock College
Mar 21, 2019
Mar 28, 2019
The Discovery Museum
Apr 04, 2019
County and City plans
Apr 11, 2019
Past Speakers
Feb 14, 2019
View entire list
MEETING DATE: February 14, 2019
Club President:  Michael Buhring
FLAG SALUTE: Michelle Newman
INVOCATION: Glenn Morris
VISITING ROTARIANS: Patrice Mosby, THE Santa Maria Rotary Club

GUESTS OF ROTARIANS: Spouses of Rotarians who attended as guests included; Jeff Tamura, Melody Champion, Christy Nemetz, Cyndy McDermott, Mary Wise, Ann Walsh, Deborah Jackson, Homer Ferguson, Larry Jensen, Michelle Francia, and Pete Newman.  Other guests included Nick Meeds and Rachel Jackson
Rotating Dinners:  Kate Ferguson is finalizing the Rotating Dinner Schedule; expect to see it posted next week. 
Shred Fest: Sponsored by the Santa Maria evening club.
OCAF Gala: Fundraiser and Dinner, featuring Pryor Baird
Saturday, February 23, 5:30 pm @ Santa Maria Country Club
Leading With Love Women's Conference: Saturday March 9, 2019. 8:30 am to 3:30 pm at the Radisson Hotel. Tickets: $100 each.
Membership Workshop - Rotary District 5240: Hosted by The Rotary Club of Pismo Beach - Five Cities
Saturday, March 9, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm
Short Leash Hot Dog Social - hosted by The Rotary Club of Pismo Beach - Five Cities: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Starting at 6:00 pm @ St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church, 301 Trinity, Arroyo Grande.
Red Badge to Blue Badge
Congratulations,(or condolences?)to the following Red Badge members, who have earned Blue Badge Status: Jason Francia, Julie Walker and Jon Wesner.
Jason Stillwell (Rotarian of the Month): Jason free-bragged on his wife.  He met his wife, who is also very tall, at an event that had a lot of “Tim Seifert” sized people.

Jim Small bragged $30 on Chris Hastert who has arranged for the Air Force Demonstration Team to be present at the SM Air Show on Oct 12 and 13.  This is premiere fighter team and who you contact if you want a flyover. 

Randy Wise bragged $37, as today is his 37th wedding anniversary.  Great planning 37 years ago Randy, getting married on Valentine’ day!

Jim Bray bragged $25 on Shannon Seifert and the recent YMCA event; it was great for Denise to be able to attend.



Every Rotarian that attended and did not bring their spouse or significant other was fined $30.  The list is too long for this space, but includes our President, and the author of this document...bummer.

Produced by Kate Ferguson and Emceed by Mark Jackson
The Brides  - (Three Michelles and a Mary) Michelle Newman, Mary Wise, Michele Jensen, and Michelle Francia
and The Grooms - Peter Newman, Randy Wise, Larry Jensen, and Jason Francia
Our program for the day was SM Breakfast Rotary's own version of the Newly Wed Game.  It was a very memorable event, with much laughter, and a few embarrassing moments.  
Kate Ferguson and Mark Jackson are to be thanked for organizing the event, and Mike Gibson for helping with the sound effects; although there were moments when Mike struggled with the "one job" he had been assigned.
Contestants responded to questions which included:
  • Who’s the better kisser?
  • If you could turn your partner into an animal, what would it be and why?
  • What did your wife wear on your first date?
  • Who’s the better dancer?
  • What signal does your husband give when he is in the mood?
  • What confirmed that she was the right person for you?
In the end, all couples received a prize and our thanks for a fun and entertaining time, sometimes at their expense. 
Please visit us at: