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Teaching children about ocean pollution, habitat and wildlife loss, and impacts of climate change
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State of the City
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Orcutt pet hospital
Feb 11, 2021
California's Uncertain Energy Future (according to Andy) LOL!!
Feb 18, 2021
AmarokSociety - teaching illiterate mothers to become neighborhood teachers
Feb 25, 2021
Automating our Scholarship Application process
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Attracting Millenials to Rotary
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MEETING DATE:  December 3, 2020

FLAG SALUTE: Self Pledge of Allegiance

GUESTS OF ROTARIANS: Dr. Holly Edds (Orcutt Superintendent of Schools) & Dr. Tanya Israel (UCSB)
Santa Maria Elks "Christmas in the Country": A "drive thru" holiday extravaganza has been prepared for all to see at the Unocal Event Center. The fun will continue every evening (Wednesday-Sunday) until the end of December. Car load tickets are available. Our club has donated $2,500 to help sponsor this event. (Contact Mike Gibson for a possible pass)
CALM Collection: Each year, Shannon Elliott works with CALM (Child Abuse Listening Meditation) therapists to identify those clients who could really use some help with gifts from the community as they are not well off financially. This year, because of Covid, CALM is pivoting to provide gift cards (such as to Target or Wall Mart or others) instead of physical gifts. The hope is to reduce the risk of spread for everyone involved.
Below is information on the collection. Give Shannon a call at 801-915-6887 if you have any questions and/or would like to participate. Strictly optional. It’s very nice knowing that your gift really does go to some needy families.
Lets Have Some Fun: On the December 17, 2020 Zoom meeting, Kate suggests we all wear our ugly sweaters. In addition to that, if you have a Secret Santa you want to exchange, here is your chance to exchange it for someone else's Secret Santa. LOL
Food Share: You can be a part of this program by volunteering on January 6th and/or 7th. Contact Dr. Kevin Walthers. (Editors note - Couldn't resist)
Rotary Foundations Annual Program Fund: The Santa Maria Breakfast Rotary Club gave the second highest amount in District 5240 from Hawaii to Texas. The 2019 goal was $11,700.00. The total 2019 giving was actually $18,425.91. Big thanks to Kevin, Frank Ortiz and our entire club.
Festival of Lights at the Fairpark: Running from Friday December 4th through Sunday December 6th. There is also a Jingle Mingle Holiday Market. Mark Jackson led a group of volunteers to decorate one of the barns in a Luau Christmas theme. (Whoda thought)
Probation Department: The probation officers will be going to clients homes with coupons for Straw Hat Pizza this year. If you would like to make a contribution please contact Mike Gibson. This will be our 14th year of supporting the Probation Department.
Ed Murray: If you would like to make a contribution to Casa as a tribute to Ed Murray, please contact Frank Ortiz. Ed and Lisa have been supporters and advocates of Casa for for a long time.
Leonard Champion: Retiring as Fire Chief but will be staying in Santa Maria. $100
Mark Jackson: Bragged on his 35th Anniversary with State Farm Insurance. $35 Mark also bragged on all the great help he gets which allows him to volunteer his time doing other things, like Rotary decorations. $65
Mike Gibson: Bragged on Mark Jackson and all of the great things Mark does for this club. $35
Frank Ortiz: Bragged on Leonard Champion. $50
Jason Stillwell: Added to the brags on Leonard Champion. $50
There were no fines today.
Dr. Tanya Israel
Tania Israel is a Professor in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Arizona State University and a Masters degree in Human Sexuality Education and a B.A. in Psychology and Women's Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Her scholarship focuses on interventions to support the mental health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) individuals and communities; privilege and oppression; intersections among gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation; and social justice. She has received honors for her research and advocacy from the American Psychological Association, the California Asian & Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus, and her local LGBT community.

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