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MEETING DATE: December 9, 2021

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER: President James Thomas
VISITING ROTARIANS: Randy Downer (Past Member)

GUESTS OF ROTARIANS: Jeni Newell & Mary Lynn Stovall (Friends of the Santa Maria Public Library)
Reminder! Our Family Christmas Party will be held on Thursday December 23 at 7:00 AM at the SM Country Club. Note: Each member will be responsible to buy and wrap a gift for the children they invite. All gifts must be given to Kate Ferguson no later than Thursday December 16th. Note: A Santa Claus is needed for the party to hand out gifts to the children. If anyone would like to volunteer or knows someone, please contact Kate ASAP.
Spartans Rubbage Sale: When: 12/11, Where: Orcutt Academy High School, When: 9:00 am to Noon. Contact Kevin Walthers if you have questions.
Past President Ryan Swack: Ryan finally gets what is due.
Congratulations Ryan.
The Barn Party: May 14, 2022 It's been a long time.
Friends of The Santa Maria Public Library: Jeni Newell & Mary Lynn Stovall.
The Weekly Rotary Minute: Michelle Jensen
Michelle found Rotary through a Marketing Company. Michelle met Terry Dworaczyk and that is where it all started. Soon Michelle got involved with Interact which is super because she likes kids.
Tim Seifert: Bragged on his new (to him) Toyota 4Runner. Tim found the 4Runner at Honda but bought it from Toyota. That was an expensive tank of gas you got at Costco. $50
Roberto Rodriguez: Bragged on a trip to Mexico where he caught a lot of fish and attended a wedding. He also bragged on his son's CIF championship football team and a new car from SM Toyota. (Previously Bragged on last week but the picture is cool)
Rich Watson: Bragged on his son Joe ($50) and on selling their operation in Morro Bay. ($100 to the Compassion fund)
Frank Culley: Bragged on Jim Bray, Dave Wright, (Mike Cardona, Jim Peterson) Dr. Amy Wickman, (& her amazing staff) and of course my wife Pat. All who helped with Frank's back surgery on November 30th. $100
Glenn MorrisBragged on Jim Bray and the news that the Snow Birds will be back at the Air Show this next year. $30
Jim Peterson: Bragged on Ryan Swack who can always wrangle up a room for out of town guests. $50
Chris Logan: Chris bragged on his 39th birthday, Baby #3 on the way, his daughters third birthday and a visit from his father for Thanksgiving. $100
Mark Jackson: Bragged on his classmate (Mary Stovall) and on a past member (Dale Bruce) who famously said "that he is proud to be a part of a club that can still conceive" $25
Frank Ortiz: Bragged on Betty Miller and her work to set up the Secret Garden where there were 54 club members. $25
Mark Jackson: $30
Mike Cardona: $30
Wendy Foxen: $30
Tim & Shannon Seifert: Fined for ??. $30 each 
Rich Watson: Didn't brag on wife's birthday. $30
Berto Rodriguez: Didn't brag on wife's birthday. $30
Kevin Walthers: Fined for ??. $30
Peter Kang
Peter gave us the historical facts as well as the legends of St. Nicholas (Santa Claus)
Saint Nicholas was a 4th-century Greek Christian bishop of Myra (now Demre) in the region of Lycia in the Roman Empire, today in Turkey. Nicholas was famous for his generous gifts to the poor, in particular presenting the three impoverished daughters of a pious Christian with dowries so that they would not have to become prostitutes. He was very religious from an early age and devoted his life entirely to Christianity. In continental Europe (more precisely the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, the Czech Republic and Germany) he is usually portrayed as a bearded bishop in canonical robes.
In 1087, while the Greek Christian inhabitants of Myra were subjugated by the newly arrived Muslim Seljuq dynasty, and soon after their Greek Orthodox church had been declared to be in schism by the Catholic church (1054 AD), a group of merchants from the Italian city of Bari removed the major bones of Nicholas's skeleton from his sarcophagus in the Greek church in Myra. Over the objection of the monks of Myra the sailors took the bones of St. Nicholas to Bari, where they are now enshrined in the Basilica di San Nicola. Sailors from Bari collected just half of Nicholas' skeleton, leaving all the minor fragments in the church sarcophagus. These were later taken by Venetian sailors during the First Crusade and placed in Venice, where a church to St. Nicholas, the patron of sailors, was built on the San Nicolò al Lido. St. Nicholas' vandalized sarcophagus can still be seen in the St. Nicholas Church in Myra. This tradition was confirmed in two important scientific investigations of the relics in Bari and Venice, which revealed that the relics in the two Italian cities belong to the same skeleton. Saint Nicholas was later claimed as a patron saint of many diverse groups, from archers, sailors, and children to pawnbrokers He is also the patron saint of both Amsterdam and Moscow.
Kate Ferguson & Chris Logan

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