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Upcoming Speakers
May 02, 2019
The Honda Disaster, “The Largest Naval Disaster During Peacetime in U.S. History.”
May 09, 2019
Barn Party (Meet at Fairpark)
May 16, 2019
It's a surprise
May 23, 2019
Woodstock 50 year anniversary
May 30, 2019
Mike Gibson
Jun 06, 2019
SB County Vision program / Past President Laurie Tamura will be "in charge".
Jun 13, 2019
County and City plans / Past President Tim Seifert will be "in charge".
Jun 20, 2019
Past President Shannon Seifert will be "in charge".
Past Speakers
Apr 25, 2019
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MEETING DATE: March 28, 2019
Club President:  Michael Buhring
FLAG SALUTE: Jerry Walsh
VISITING ROTARIANS: Frank Culley and Nancy Gastelum (S.M. Noontime)

Ladies Get Loud for CALM: Thursday April 11, 2019 / 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. All Rotary tables are now full. CALM is expecting the largest attendance ever. Should be a great event as usual. If you do know of someone that might want to attend or donate to the cause, please contact Mike Gibson for more details.
Nipomo Rotary Golf Tournament: Friday May 3, 2019
LUAU Party & Auction: The date is fast approaching. Kate Ferguson announced that we are now up to a whopping 14 tickets sold so far!!! So let's all quit procrastinating and get our tickets sold (or given away) and our auction items turned in as quickly as possible. Additionally, Jason Stillwell also needs advertisers for his digital billboard. The cost is $250. Contact him if you are interested in participating.
Paws & Claws Fundraiser: Saturday May 18, 2019. See Carol Bradfield for more details.
Aktion Club "Strut & Stroll" Fundraiser: Sunday May 5, 2019 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM @ the Veterans Memorial Culture Center. See Teresa Reyburn for more details.
Serve Santa Maria: Saturday May 4, 2019. Please contact Jason Stillwell for more information and contact numbers to participate.
Rotary Step Down Party: Mark your calendars. This years step down party will be at the Martin & Debi's home on Saturday June 15, 2019. More details will come as we get closer to the event. A big "Thank You" goes to the Testa's for agreeing to host us alllaugh
Jason Francia (Rotarian of the Month): Seventeen days until the baby is due! (and life as they knew it will be changed forever :) His wife is doing amazingly well and he is extremely proud of her. Tax day should be very exciting around their house this yearwink
Jean-luc Garon: He bought a fundraising drawing ticket from Tim Seifert (like almost all of us did) and he actually won! $900 bucks to be exact. So that was worth a $90 brag to the compassion fund. Congratulations.
Shannon Seifert: The YMCA had another great fundraising campaign that culminated in a victory celebration the night before. She was very proud of her fundraising volunteers as well as all who contributed to the cause. $100
Jerry Walsh: is apparently allergic to bugs (who knew?). Anyway, he received a bite on his ring finger which landed him in the hospital for four days. He was very thankful that everything went well and he is now back to normal. $25
Carol Bradfield: recently returned from a trip to New Zealand where they met their daughter there (straight from Antartica) and they all had a great family time vacation. $50
Mike Gibson: Mike has always been a quick learner and he now realizes that puppies have sharp teeth and tend to bite and chew on anything near their mouth. A few scars later, he is now happy to brag on his new puppy Shelly. $20
Frank Ortiz: I have to hand it to Frank. He is a true baseball fan! He and Scotty just returned from spending five weeks in Arizona attending spring training baseball games (for the Giants I assume). In fact, all in all they attended 19 games during that time period (that's about 16 more than I've seen in my life). They also had a great time visiting with friends as well. Oh, I almost forgot. They also celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary as wellheart $50
Kate Ferguson: She and her husband just bought a "state of the art" RV (see above) that they plan on taking many trips with. As you can see, it cost her a fortune, so a .30 cent brag is all she could muster at this time. Happy traveling you two!
Mark Jackson: Mark attended a theatrical production of Les Miserables at St. Joseph High School recently. Apparently a great number of Gibson's relatives were in the cast. Mark enjoyed the production thoroughly but was a little perplexed on how Gibson could have let this slip his mind when it came time for him to brag? $5.00
Mike Gibson: When your old and retired the memory is one of the first things to go (we won't talk about the second thing). Mike amazingly remembered being at the "Les Miz" production as well, so he added an additional $30 to his previous brag (NEW TOTAL = $50)
Some members didn't wear their name badges this morning (that's a no-no). $30 fines went to the following.....
Kate Ferguson, Jason Francia, Mike Gibson, Jim Peterson, Roberto Rodriguez and Martin Testa
These three listed below weren't even at the meeting but were fined for not wearing their badges eithersurprise
Chris Hastert, Abel Maldonado and incoming President Kevin Walthers (better watch out President Mike, payback's a "you know what")


S.M. Discovery Museum
Nancy Gastelum
Our featured speaker this morning was Nancy Gastelum, Executive Director of the Santa Maria Discovery Museum. The museum itself was founded in 1996. It hosts around 33,000 visitors per year. The museum is located at 705 S. McClelland St. and includes interactive exhibits that cater to primarily children of ages 3 to 7. In addition to the exhibits, the museum also offers a multitude of programs that involve not only children but their caregivers as well. These programs include Tuesday Tales, Science Saturday, Brain Builders and Sunday Fundays to name just a few. The museum is also proud to participate in an educational sponsorship with VAFB. General admission costs $6.00 per visit but cost effective family memberships are also available to those who qualify. Nancy also urged everyone to come out and attend the annual Kite Festival which is being held at Rotary Park. This year the event falls on April 14th. After speaking, Ms. Gastelum took a variety of questions from the audience.
50/50 Drawing
Kate Ferguson & Tim Seifert
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