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Nov 08, 2018
Kate Ferguson
Nov 15, 2018
Status of paleontological projects on Santa Rosa Island
Nov 22, 2018
Nov 29, 2018
Hotel options, then Milke with Parade of Lights
Dec 06, 2018
Dec 13, 2018
Dec 20, 2018
Country Club
Dec 27, 2018
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Nov 01, 2018
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Upcoming Events
Annual Christmas Parade of Lights
Downtown Santa Maria
Dec 01, 2018
MEETING DATE:  October 11, 2018
Mike Buhring, Club President
FLAG SALUTE:  David Leroy
INVOCATION:   Ed Carcarey

GUESTS OF ROTARIANS:  Jon Wesner (Special Guest), Julie Stilwell, Brady Stilwell, Julia Walker (Special Guest) and Lori Goodman
Operation Surf: Will be happening tomorrow (October 12) at Ted and Beth Ortega's home. Everyone is encouraged to attend and help out. The dress code is black pants and white shirt and 5:00 PM is the time to get there. Call Ted if you need more information.
2018 Christmas Parade: Mark your calendars for December 1st. That's when the parade will occur and a multitude of Rotarians will be needed to make it as successful as possible. More information and clipboards will follow in the coming weeks.
The Boys & Girls Club of the SMV: Two events, one is tonight and the other is one week from today. Roberto Rodriguez can get you signed up if you give him a call. It's a great organization, so please help out if you can.
Kid's Night Out: October 11, 2018 (Santa Maria Clubhouse)
Celebrity Waiter's Night: October 18, 2018 (Santa Maria Country Club)
Sips and Sombreros Fundraiser: Saturday November 3, 2018. Tickets can be purchased through the Noontime Rotary Club. All proceeds benefit the annual Veterans Stand Down event (which this year occurs on October 20, 2018). NOTE: It is my understanding that Carol Bradfield has a limited amount of free tickets to hand out to anyone interested in going. Please give her a call if you would like to attend.
Veterans Stand Down Event: Saturday October 20, 2018, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Santa Maria Fairpark. Helping Veterans with goods and needed services. Contact President Buhring if you would like to help out.
Peter Pan PCPA Performance: Friday November 30th. If you would like to join our Rotary Club as we attend this year's holiday performance, please contact Betty Miller to sign up.
Meeting Makeups
Members are encouraged to visit other Rotary Clubs when out of town or unable to attend one of our meetings.  Make Rotary part of your vacation and get your Club Banner from Secretary Ken Bradley to trade with your destination Rotary Club.
Dan & Peggy Blough
Dan Blough: (Rotarian of the Month) What?...Can't think of a free brag today?? Well I'll just take this opportunity to say that he's an outstanding photographer and is a great help to the editors of this bulletin each and every week. Way to go Dan!
Senior Discount European Cruise Ship
Mark Clarke: recently returned from a European River Cruise that encompassed quite a few countries and many sights to numerous to mention. He and Linda had a wonderful time and would recommend it to anyone wishing to go. It also made him feel extremely rich because he bragged 54,000 lederhosen (I could be wrong on that onewink), which translates into a whopping $30 American dollars.
Shannon Seifert: had a great time at the Airfest over the weekend. She and Tim actually rode in a featured plane and came down in one piece with a big smile on their faces. They had an absolute fantastic time!! Shannon also bragged on the YMCA Chairman's Round Table dinner that occurred the night before (10/10). The food by Testa Catering was superb and the secret venue was absolutely amazing. Quite a few Rotarians attended and they all agreed with her. That was worth a combined total of $150
Debbie Blow: has a new yellow lab puppy (who I'm sure is very cute), but has an extreme amount of energy. Wanting to play at 3:00 AM is just a minor inconvenience at this point (yeah right). Don't worry Deb, things will settle down in no time. Enjoy! $30
Mark Jackson: Mark's better half Deborah, is finally retiring from working with Mark for many, many years. He is very proud of her and appreciates everything she's done to help make their insurance business the success that it is today. Way to give props where props are definitely due. $50
Tim Seifert: joined his wife Shannon on the plane ride at the Airfest. He also had a great time and enjoyed every minute of it. He was so happy that he even volunteered Shannon to be on the Airfest committee next year. That's what we like about Tim...he's such a giving soul. $50
Dr. Mike Moats: presented us with a 10 minute verbal travelogue about his recent trip that he took with the Clarkes and about ten other couples. He and Susan also had a great time and learned quite a few things while over there. Example: The Blue Danube is actually brown and green (who knew??) $100
Jean-luc Garon: was very happy about the success of the recently completed Airfest. He also thanked Tim & Shannon for the great YMCA dinner the night before. All in all it was worth a hefty $100
Frank Ortiz: apologized for some of the glitches on his "first ever" Survey Monkey that he sent out to the members. No problem Frank. All of us understood, except President Buhring who fined him $30 (for what, I'm not quite sure). Oh well, it was going to happen sooner or later anyway.
This morning our Club had the pleasure of presenting Lori Goodman as our featured speaker. Lori is the current Executive Director of Isla Vista Youth Projects. This is a very important position with a well respected organization, but the topic today was not about all that. In fact, the subject of her talk was how she became a contestant on the game show Jeopardy and consequently won the whole thing. Lori talked to us about the application process, the online tests, the tryouts and how she was finally chosen to compete. One of the many learning moments was that the "buzzer" is actually very hard to operate correctly and it is a major component to being successful in the game (of course you need to possess a tremendous amount of general knowledge as well). Her speech was very interesting as well as entertaining. After she spoke she answered quite a number of questions from the audience (which were also very entertaining). All in all, it was a fun and exciting meeting and serves as yet another reminder as to why we all should be here every Thursday to share in the fun.
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