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Mar 12, 2020
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Mar 19, 2020
cnagy wines (pronounced SEE-NAY-GHEE)
Mar 26, 2020
Circle of Champions/SM Elks Rodeo
Apr 02, 2020
Building Boats ~ Healing People
Apr 09, 2020
AHC Update
Apr 16, 2020
Amarok Society
Apr 23, 2020
Dana McGregor from Surfing Goats
Apr 30, 2020
How an Air Force embassy attache went to becoming a Chic-Fil-A owner/operator
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Mar 05, 2020
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Annual Barn Party Luau & Auction
May 09, 2020
5:00 PM – 8:30 PM
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MEETING DATE: February 20, 2020

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER: President Kevin Walthers
FLAG SALUTE: Pat McDermott
INVOCATION:  Kevin Walthers

GUESTS OF ROTARIANS: Nate Totorico, Kristy Sariano, Rudy Gutierrez, Taylor Stewart, Robert Perez, Diane Martino and Julie Epps.
Hats For Hope: Benefit Dinner and Auction - March 28/6:00 PM Trilogy Monarch Club
OCAF Gala: February 22, 2020 at the Radisson beginning at 5:30 PM. Tickets are $125 per person. Debbie Blow has all of the purchasing details.
Orcutt Academy Spartatroniks: A lengthy demonstration will occur on February 23 / 4:00 PM at the Elks. A BBQ and Silent Auction will also be available. Kevin Walthers has all the information if you're interested in attending.
Tip-A-Cop Benefit Dinner: Mark Schneider announced that there will be a Tip-A-Cop dinner (benefiting Special Olympics) on February 22 / 5:30 PM at the Elks Lodge.
Shred Fest: March 7 / 550 W. Betteravia / 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
AHC "Final Fore" Golf Tournament: Monday April 6 @ SMCC. Dinner and Raffle also available.
Boys & Girls Club of the Central Coast: The annual Gala will be held on Friday April 17. Our club is paying for a table if you would like to participate. See Roberto for details
2020 Rotary Luau: Hope everybody has marked their calendars because it will be here before you know it. Saturday May 9 at the Santa Maria Fairpark. Kate Ferguson will be issuing out tickets to all members beginning next week.
VTC Rodeo Queen Fundraisers: Lots of events scheduled. Tanya Astrosky has all the details
Elizabeth Smart Appearance: March 28, 2020 @ The Granada. Ticket prices range from $56 to $181 ($31 for students.)
Special Olympics
Hats For Hope
Weekly Rotarians of the Decade: Jimmy Ventriglia and Laurie Tamura - Jim loves his entire family, in particular his "favorite" son-in-law Ken Bradley. Laurie's had a rough week and her calendar is full, but she thanked Kevin for the honor.
Shannon Seifert: was very proud to show her support for both Hats for Hope and Special Olympics. $100
Doug Palmer: appreciated all the hard work that Ann Walsh put into his wife's surprise birthday get together. $50
Jerry Schmidt: had quite a scare with his eyesight recently. Fortunately the medical procedure he underwent took care of the problem and now he just has to wear a pair of "simple" blue light glasses to help alleviate potential problems going forward. $25
Randy Wise: he and Mary recently celebrated their 38th Valentine wedding anniversary. Their trip to Hitching Post was great as usual. $38
Caught by President Kevin.....
James Thomas: $30 for taking credit for his wife's (Annie) fundraising efforts....Ummmblush
Marc Schneider: $30 for having the "best hair" on the podium at a recent police awards dinner (it did look rather good)


Cactus League Baseball

(Spring Training)

Our very own Frank Ortiz was the speaker this morning. For those of you that don't know, Frank is probably the most avid baseball fan that you will ever meet in your life. In particular, he is a loyal follower of the San Francisco Giants. For quite some time now, Frank and his lovely wife Scottie have made an annual trip to Arizona to watch spring training games and socialize with "like minded" fans.

It all started many, many, many years ago when Frank made his first trek to the desert state to watch the Gila Bend Giants in action (pictured below) *Hard to believe, judging by Frank's youthful appearance

Since that time many improvements have been made to the team as well the equipment they use. Over the years they have had the pleasure of attending a large number of games and practice sessions that have given them the opportunity to see their favorite SF Giants players taking on some of the best in the league. Since this has become an annual event, it's a great feeling to not have to worry about reliable transportation getting to the venue. His RV may have a few miles on it but it's great to have something that you can rely on.

All kidding aside, Frank's presentation was very informative and the entire membership enjoyed listening to many stories that he shared. In the coming weeks, he will be going again and is looking forward to having another great time with friends and family. Our Rotary Club wishes them safe travel and we look forward to the many new adventures that he'll tell us about after they return.

Thank you Frank, we appreciate all you do for the Club!

This weeks raffle winners were
Jim Bray & Tim Staffel who gladly donated their winnings
to Special Olympics (Way to go gentlemen!)

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