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Jun 20, 2019
Past President Shannon Seifert will be "in charge".
Jun 27, 2019
Past President Mark Jackson will be "in charge".
Jul 04, 2019
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Project in La Paz, MX and grant process
Jul 18, 2019
Doc Bernstein's Growth and Investment opportunities
Jul 25, 2019
6 Simple Steps to Lifetime Mobility & Brain Health
Aug 01, 2019
Aug 08, 2019
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Jun 13, 2019
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MEETING DATE: June 6, 2019
Acting President:  Laurie Tamura
FLAG SALUTE: Betty Miller
INVOCATION: Glenn Morris
VISITING ROTARIANS: Vickie Connor from the Noontime Club

GUESTS OF ROTARIANS: Jeff and Robin Wingell and Tori Ortiz​​​​​
President's Step-Down Party
Mike Buhring's step-down party is on Saturday, June 15  at the Testa’s.  Please respond to Mike Gibson as to whether or not you are attending.  
PCPA presents the Million Dollar Quartet
The Tony Award winning musical Million Dollar Quartet features four legends and one night of a whole lot of rock ‘n’ roll June 20 - 29 in Santa Maria’s Marian Theatre and July 5 – 28 in the outdoor Solvang Festival Theater.
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George Mackey’s service is Sat, June 8, at 4:00 at St. Peter’s Episcopal  Church

Check Presentation

A check presentation was made for the STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) program.  This check from our club sponsored 5 students for the STEM Industry Event in Santa Maria.  The event promotes awareness of STEM careers for kids from low income homes.

Rotarian of the Month  - Terri Strickland
Terri was in Texas last week visiting family, and for her nephew’s graduation.  She also helped host a celebration for her brother Bill Ostini’s 70th birthday.  She bragged on her staff who put it altogether; she didn’t have to do anything but go to the party.  Finally, she just got hearing aides they are amazing and she highly recommended them.  Of course most of the group couldn’t hear her….
Roberto Rodriguez: bragged on Jimmie V who he actually observed working really hard at the Boys & Girls Club BBQ event. His son also graduated from 8th grade last Monday evening.  $25
Peter Sterling: bragged on the Rodeo. They have had an awesome, record breaking year, raising almost $800,000.  He is very proud of this club and the help provided with the Golden Circle Of Champions. Thanks for stepping up and making this happen. $50
Jimmie Ventriglia: bragged that today is his 48th wedding anniversary.  $48
Jean-luc Garon: bragged that his son will be graduating from Orcutt Academy High School.  $40
Debbie Blow: bragged that tomorrow is her 39th wedding anniversary.  $39
Shannon Seifert: bragged on the cool party for Bill Ostini and the Boys & Girls Club, for being the non-profit of the year.  $50
Kate Ferguson: announced that Homer convinced her to put their house on the market.  She has a pool table for sale.  $25
The following rotarians were fined $30 for not wearing their Rotary Pin:
Mark Bachman
Ken Bradley
Ed Carcarey
Leonard Champion
Jack Gresser
Glenn Morris
Gary Nemetz
Ted Ortega
Jim Small
Peter Sterling
Jason Stillwell
James Thomas
Rich Watson
John Wesner_______________________________________________________________

Program for the Visually Impaired from the

Santa Barbara County Education Office


Our program today was presented by Jeff and Robin Wingell, instructors from the Santa Barbara County Education Office program for the Visually Impaired. They are itinerant teachers; they go to where the kids are, and follow them all the way through their academic year. They service all of northern Santa Barbara County.  Their main job is to develop curriculum to help visually impaired students.  This includes teaching Braille and mobility skills.  Seventy percent of what we learn comes from watching things, so this is a challenging assignment.  

Each year, they take the students on a special adventure.  They have gone skiing, kayaking, a tour of San Francisco’s lead by a blind person, and various other activities.  This year they went to Big Bear Skiing at the U S adaptive center. This is a purely volunteer staff that comes out to work with kids.  

Attending with them was Tori Ortiz, a student from Fessler Jr. High School.  Tori discussed her experience skiing.  She loved it.  Her favorite part was inner tubing, it felt like being on a roller coaster. It was so cool to feel the snow on the ground and experience things that she has never experienced before.  She realized that she can do so much more than she thought she could do.  The thing she didn’t like was cleaning the house.  Kids help in the food prep and the cleanup, which are some of the things they don't get to do in a normal school day.  


Mark Bachman and Peter Sterling

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