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Barn Party & Auction
Santa Maria Fairpark
May 12, 2018
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Jun 23, 2018 – Jun 27, 2018
MEETING DATE:  March 29, 2018
Call to Order:  Past/Acting President Mark Jackson
Flag Salute:    Jim Peterson
Invocation:     Jim Bray
VISITING ROTARIANS:  Walter Con, and Royce and Diane Smith
GUESTS OF ROTARIANS:  Bob, Mary, Jim, and Gracie Friedlein, Rachel, Deborah, Allison, Colin, and Erin Jackson, Cyndy McDermott, Sandy Buchanan, Jessa Brooks, and Susan Rassmussen.
*Meeting pictures courtesy of Dan Blough


Past President, Tim Seifert will be Acting President
·Saturday, April 7th, Rotary of Morro Bay Crab Feed, Tickets are $55

·Thursday, April 12, Ladies Get Loud for CALM.  The event is sold out, we have 23 ladies attending, and 16 guys will be waiters

·Thursday, April 19, wine party at Kate Ferguson’s house.  Bring at least one or more bottle of wine, or spirits or cigars for the Barn Party.  We also need additional bottles of wine to fill a wine fridge for the auction. 

·Friday, April 20, is the cut-off date for all auction items for the Barn Party/Luau


Past President, Shannon Seifert will be Acting President

·Friday, May 4, is the District Rotary Fiesta Party at the Radisson, we will be sponsoring a table.

·Saturday, May 12, Luau/Barn Party



A Paul Harris Fellow presentation was made to Mark Jackson.   The presentation was made by his daughter Rachel Jackson who said, “he is the best dad, who loves giving his time to Rotary.”

Another Paul Harris Society award was presented to Frank Ortiz, who just continues to give his time and support to Rotary. 


A check presentation of $1,000 in support of the Marian Medical Center Pediatric Closet was accepted by Jessa Brooks and Susan Rassmussen.  In its short history, this program has served over 1,500 kids and families out of their closet of recycled items.   Recently they sent items down to the fire victims.  They will soon be opening a teen closet.


Pat McDermott bragged on all of us, for the response and outpouring of love and affection that was given to the Friedlein family.  A check along with a pledge for our ongoing support was presentation to Jim Friedlein and his daughter Gracie. Jim thanked us for the outpouring of support, and said the money would be a contribution to Grace’s future education.

Bob Friedlein thanked the club for its ongoing support, and noted that now it is going to the third generation of Friedleins.   

Frank Ortiz bragged on going to Prescott to see his grandson graduate from flight school.  He also bragged on Mike Moats for taking them to an interesting dinner theater?  He and wife Sandy also celebrated their 27th wedding anniversary for a total brag of $100.

Mike Gibson bragged that Monday will be his 35th wedding anniversary, and last night they received the final report for the YMCA Campaign earning over $300,000.   He also attended a rotating dinner at the Hitching Post, which was the best dinner of all time.  Total brag of $100.

Shannon Seifert thanked the group for the donations to the YMCA campaign for a brag of $300.

Doug Palmer, bragged $50 on the rotating dinner, also stating that it was the best ever.

Dave Wright bragged $100 on Andy Caldwell who completed 14 miles of the Baton Death March.

Rob Buchanan bragged $200 on several items since he has not been in attendance for a while.   The items included the marriage of his middle son, his twin grandsons that are doing well, and he and Sandy try to see as often as they can and they also recently took a trip to Guatemala. 

Mark Jackson showed a video which demonstrated the contributions of Coca-Cola in the Guatemala.  However, Mike Buhring had to take the $30 brag on behalf of Coca-Cola

Chris Hastert and Dale Johnson also bragged $25 each on rotating dinner


Tim Seifert was fined $30 for wanting a toy hauler - but his birthday is next week?   


Our Program this week was a report on the annual Guatemala Trip

Three members from our club, Mark Jackson, Rob Buchanan, and Terry Dworaczyk, along with Sandy Buchanan shared their experiences during their recent Rotary Guatemala trip.  The trip is an International Service Project which includes; Three Rotary Districts… MANY Clubs…One Vision. 

The purpose was to expand an existing school site in Zacualpa and enhance the learning environment by providing new furniture, computing equipment & supplies to six additional schools; and explore a potential new school site in San Antonio.

The history of the trip started with the Fargo-Moorehead (“FM-AM”) Rotary Club who have been going to serve in Guatemala since 2003.   They were introduced to the service opportunity by Royce and Diane Smith, who originally served in Guatemala through the Peace Corps from 2001-2003.

The tasks during the trip included Assisting masons at Camacutz with a 2nd story addition to the school, adding new furniture to previously built/expanded school sites, delivering supplies and computers to these sites, and continuous scouting/supplying/verification across several locations.

Quote of the Week

“The measure of a person is

  What he or she does with power.”

– Plato

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