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Oct 25, 2018
Los Prietos
Nov 01, 2018
District Governor Visit
Nov 08, 2018
Kate Ferguson
Nov 15, 2018
Status of paleontological projects on Santa Rosa Island
Nov 22, 2018
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Dec 06, 2018
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Upcoming Events
Annual Christmas Parade of Lights
Downtown Santa Maria
Dec 01, 2018
 
MEETING DATE:  September 27, 2018
 
    
Mike Buhring, Club President
 
 
FLAG SALUTE:  Michelle Jensen
 
INVOCATION:  Glenn Morris
 
VISITING ROTARIANS:  Cynthia Schur and Jim Talbott

GUESTS OF ROTARIANS:  Jon Wesner, Steve Lavagnino, Jason Franzia and Randal Avolio
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
 
 
Operation Surf: Volunteers are still needed to help with the upcoming Operation Surf event that is happening on Friday October 12th. Ted Ortega has the official clipboard if you can be of service on that day.
 
 
Casa at the Club: Saturday October 5th is the event. There are still spots open if you wish to attend. Please contact Frank Ortiz if you're interested in going.
 
 
 
 
YMCA Golf Tournament: The date is Friday September 28th at the Country Club. Teams are still needed. Please give her a call if you're interested in playing (or purchasing Golf Ball Drop tickets).
 
 
OCAF Chalk Fest: Debbie Blow is very excited about the upcoming Chalk Fest in Old Orcutt. The date and time are Saturday September 29 from 10AM-3PM. This is a very family oriented event and everyone is encouraged to attend free of charge.
 
 
Concert for Hope: The date is this Saturday (9/29) and the concert is not yet sold out. You can sign up through Rotary via Rich Watson's clipboard. The festivities start at 5:00 PM and all proceeds go to Mission of Hope. See you there!
 
Dimensions in Dance: This year it look like the event will encompass seven days of performing (9/27 - 9/30) and (10/4 - 10/6). Tickets range from $16 - $18 and can be purchased at the AHC box office.
 
2018 District Conference: It's on October 5th & 6th (that's next week already) and it's in Bakersfield. Registration is paid for five willing members that would like to attend. Contact Mike Buhring if you would like to represent our club, maybe learn something and have fun along the way.
 
Central Coast Airfest: Next weekend (10/6 & 10/7) will be the first annual CCAF. It will be held at the Santa Maria Airport and 10's of thousands of people are expected to attend. Volunteers are needed to help with the event. If you can be of service, please give Chris Hastert a call for more information.
 
2018 Christmas Parade: Mark your calendars for December 1st. That's when the parade will occur and many Rotarians will be needed to make it as successful as possible. More information will follow in the coming weeks.
 
The Boys & Girls Club of the SMV: Two events will be happening soon. Berto Rodriguez has all the details and sign up sheets.
 
Kid's Night Out: October 11, 2018 (Santa Maria Clubhouse)
 
Celebrity Waiter's Night: October 18, 2018 (Santa Maria Country Club)
 
 
Sips and Sombreros Fundraiser: Saturday November 3, 2018. Tickets can be purchased through the Noontime Rotary Club. All proceeds benefit the annual Veterans Stand Down event (which this year occurs on October 20, 2018).
 
STORIES:
Meeting Makeups
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.
 
 
 
 
BRAGS:
 
Michelle Jensen: (Rotarian of the Month) bragged on her dog that she took camping and kayaking to celebrate his one year birthday.
 
Jerry Schmidt: spent two weeks in Las Vegas and saw an outstanding 80's rock show. he then traveled to Illinois to see his son's soccer game. $50
 
Shannon Seifert: bragged on Ted Ortega's daughter Julie Ann, who just took on a new job at the UCLA law library. $25
 
 
FINES:
 
The following members were fined $30 each for not knowing their Coke trivia (is it just me or are you sensing a common theme going on here?)
 
Glenn Morris
Mike Cardona
Gary Nemetz
Mark Bachman
Roberto Rodriguez
Ryan Swack
Jim Bray
Ted Ortega
Mike Gibson (I think he knew his Coke facts, he just didn't introduce himself correctly)
PROGRAM:
 
 
 
Randal Avolio
SEE International
"Restoring Sight and Transforming Lives"
 
 
SEE International is a non-profit organization based in Santa Barbara, CA. The organization provides sight restoration services to people without access to proper care. Eye surgery is a major component of what is provided virtually free of charge. Removal of cataracts is the most common procedure performed by the volunteer eye doctors. A typical program lasts five days and provides approximately 50 to 100 free surgeries to their low income patients. The programs are provided domestically as well as abroad. Eye exams, glasses and medicine are also included in the program. Over the course of their history, SEE has provided over 215 programs in over 46 different countries. To learn more, go to www.seeintl.org.
50/50 Drawing
 
Dan Blough & David Leroy
 
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