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MEETING DATE: March 10, 2022

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER: President James Thomas
VISITING ROTARIANS: Kristine & Jeff Mollenkopf

GUESTS OF ROTARIANS: Steve Delira and John Everett
 Shoes For Students Poker Tournament Fundraiser: Saturday March 12, 2022 / 1:00 PM. $50 Tickets can be purchased from Kate Ferguson or Terri Stricklin.
Rotary Barn Party Luau: Saturday May 14th. The event will be focused on a maximum of 300 attendees. Each member will be responsible for four tickets at $100 each. Every member will also get two tickets (no charge) for themselves and one guest. Wine auction donations are being collected by Berto at each Rotary meeting. Mark Jackson will be assembling his decorating committee in the very near future. If you would like to volunteer, please contact him directly.
Berto has e-mailed out several items to all members. Sponsorship Request Letter, Acquisition Form, 2019 Barn Party Catalog and a few other items.
Dan Blough Scholarship Fund: Having received more guidance from a club survey, Kevin Walthers explained that they now have a clearer road map as to how the scholarship program should be administered. The committee will meet in the near future and more updates will follow.
8th Grade Community Interviews: After an absence due to Covid, the interviews will return May 16 - 19 at Orcutt and Lakeview Jr. High Schools. Adult interviewers are needed. Contact Holly Edds or Laurie Tamura for scheduling details.
AHC: Final Fore. Contact Kevin Walthers.
Boys & Girls Club Auction: Mark your calendars for Saturday April 9th for the annual (normally) fundraising auction. The event will be at the Radisson starting at 5:30 PM. Contact Roberto for ticket information.
PCPA: Mother Road (a sequel to "Grapes of Wrath") will be performed at AHC from 3/10 - 3/27. A playwrights forum will occur on March 13th at Guadalupe City Hall. Contact Kevin Walthers for more details
Berto Rodriguez: Berto bragged on his recent Rotary PETS training in Los Angeles. He met a wide variety of National Officers and brought each of us back a lapel pin to show for it. He then went to visit his father in Puerto Vallarta. He added another brag for Mike Gibson's help with Youth of the Year selection. $50 + $5 = $55
Rande Downer: bragged on his wife's birthday $30
Mark Clarke: returned from a recent trip to Arizona and Idaho where they visited with assorted Rotary friends (Friedleins & Ortiz's) $50
Craig Bernard: It was his birthday today! He had a good breakfast and he looked forward to honoring Dan Blough this afternoon. $5.00
Kate Ferguson: was happy with her fundraising clipboard results of $700. So she bragged $7.00
Frank Ortiz: had a safe trip back home to attend Dan Blough's life celebration at the Country Club. $5.00
Jason Stillwell: bragged on Kristine Mollenkopf being at today's meeting. $5.00
Jim Small: bragged on Mark Jackson helping his wife after a fall she had in the parking lot in Lompoc. Way to go Mark!! $30 to the compassion fund.
Shannon Seifert: also bragged on Mark's help for Jim's wife. $10.00
Mike Gibson: bragged on Jim Small for his generous donation to the YMCA campaign and cursed the fake Jim Small (wrong person)that gave nothingangry  $5.00
Mike Gibson: for not bragging on his wife's recent birthday. $30
Kathy Simas: for forgetting her Rotary anniversary of March 9. $30
Mr. Steve Delira
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Family Service Agency
Steve spoke to our membership this morning and explained what his organization does for our community. The agency is there to lend a helping hand when needed, but it is also there to teach people to help themselves. The Family Service Center was established locally in 1973. Eighty percent of services are delivered on school campuses, at community centers or in clients' homes. FSA service sites include seven offices and more than 30 school campuses and community centers throughout the county. For further information e-mail Steve at
And the winners are.....
Terri Stricklin & Rich Watson

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