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MEETING DATE: March 31, 2022

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER: President James Thomas
INVOCATION: Glenn Morris

Rotary Barn Party Luau: Mark Jackson passed around the "sign-up cart" for all to peruse and volunteer for at least two (2) days to assist in the set-up for the Barn Party.  Work days start on April 25th and will be conducted on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays until we are finished for the May 14th event.
Frank Ortiz asked that members get a move on with the contributions for the Silent Auction, which is lacking in items at the moment.  Also, getting your donations and acquisition form turned will help with the getting the items prepared for the event.
Berto Rodriquez shared that Kate "Ticket Witch" Ferguson is out of commission for a number of weeks, so he is the contact at present for ticket questions.
8th Grade Community Interviews: After an absence due to Covid, the interviews will return May 16 - 19 at Orcutt and Lakeview Jr. High Schools. Adult interviewers are needed. Contact Holly Edds or Laurie Tamura to volunteer your time.
AHC: Final Fore. Contact Kevin Walthers.
Boys & Girls Club Auction: Mark your calendars for Saturday April 9th for the annual (normally) fundraising auction. The event will be at the Radisson starting at 5:30 PM. Contact Roberto Rodriguez to purchase your tickets.
Nipomo Rotary Club "Silver" Anniversary: Wayne Miller reminded us that "our offspring" will be celebrating their 25th anniversary.  Two events are planned, a golf tournament on Wednesday, April 6th.  See Wayne or Jim Peterson if you are interested in participating.  The party concludes with a serious celebration on Saturday, April 9th at the Santa Maria Inn. Quite a few of our members will be in attendance. Tickets are $48/ea.  Contact Mike Gibson for more information.   
Ladies Get Loud: will be happening on Thursday, April 28 at the Santa Maria Toyota building from 5:00 to 7:00. If you would like to attend or volunteer your time, call Mike Gibson for details.
Santa Maria South Rotary:  Vicki Connor shared  that the Human Trafficking sessions are scheduled for April 4 and 18.  There is still room to attend.  The cost to participate is $30 for one event and $50 the attend both.
Rotary Ukraine Relief: Frank Ortiz shared that SMBR will submit a check for $4000 for this very worthy cause.  Funds are to be used for necessities, such as food, water, clothing and shelter for refugees being cared for by Rotary Clubs in neighboring countries.
Shannon Seifert:  bragged about the most recent fundraising campaign was the most successful in history, raising $357,000!  Congratuations! $100
Patrice Mosby:  shared Gary and she celebrated her 42nd anniversary.  Unfortunately, a trip to Peru didn't work out, another COVID casualty, but dinner at Giuseppe's was great!  $42
Rich Watson: bragged on his daughter's graduation from high school and acceptance at Cal Poly. $50
Berto Rodriquez/Mike Gibson:  showed the members a plaque presented to Mike Gibson for one of his many volunteer efforts.  He was certain that Mike would be happy to share in the brag. $25

Jason Stilwell:  valiantly bragged that his kid left the nest, making room for his 82 years young mother to fill the empty space.  $82
Frank Ortiz: celebrated a return to Santa Maria after a 31-day visit to Arizona for he and Scottie's annual anniversary Spring Training baseball outing.  Unfortunately, there wasn't as much baseball played due to the players' strike, so they got to see a lot of AZ. $100
Mike Moats:  Shared a flight to AZ to see the LA get whacked by Chicago and how to get out of work and blame the airlines.  Also, he offered up a pair of tickets to see Carol King at Cal Poly.  $30
Mark Jacksonbragged of an great birthday for daughter, a concert Melissa Etheridge at the Chumash Casino and a wonderful Rotary Experience.  You see, his daughters friend, a Cal Poly grad in construction management, was part of plan to construct solar units on the Navajo reservation in Pueblo, CO.  Fate intervened and with the help of the Pueblo Rotary Club president, another Cal Poly grad, they were able to cobble together a plan to "get 'er done!" $100
Jim Peterson: Unauthorized Ringing the Bell and getting 'The Prez' back to business.  $30
Wayne Miller & Peter Sterling: honored us with their presence and brought attendance up to 25%. $30
Mike Gibson: Receiving a plaque from Berto. $25
Jason Stilwell:  One of his scribes, scheduled to make the presentation was a 'No-Show'.
And the winners are.....
Tim Seifert & Jerry Walsh

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