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MEETING DATE: August 5, 2021

President James Thomas
MEETING CALLED TO ORDER: President James Thomas
FLAG SALUTE: Jerry Schmidt
INVOCATION: Andy Caldwell

GUESTS OF ROTARIANS: Rod & Suzanne Levy and Emily & Etta Edds
Rotary Step Down Party: If you have not RSVP'd to the upcoming party (see below), please contact Mike Gibson as soon as possible. If you have vegetarian needs that evening, please let Martin Testa know.
SM Police Council Golf Tournament and Comedy Night: Santa Maria Country Club will host the event on Saturday August 13.
Econ Alliance Golf Tournament: is happening on August 23. If you would like to participate, contact Laurie Tamura for more details.
AHC Rodeo Team Dinner & Auction: Contact Tim Staffel if you would like to attend or have any questions.
Elk's Rodeo Circle of Champions:  See Pat McDermott. Dealers needed.
YMCA Golf Tournament: See Shannon Seifert for more information.
SMV YMCA Golf Ball Drop: Buy a ball for $25 each for your chance to win big. See Mike Gibson for details.
Shoes for Students Golf Tournament: See Kate Ferguson for details.
2022 Barn Party Luau: A firm date has been reserved at the Fairpark for next year's event. All members mark your calendars for May 14, 2022. Hopefully we will continue to be back to normal so that our annual fundraiser goes off without a hitch.
Weekly Rotary Minute: Frank Ortiz introduced a newly weekly feature that will give members the opportunity to share their favorite Rotary experience with the general membership. As an example, Frank referred to the dedication of Rotary park as one of his special memories.
Rotating Dinners: Kate Ferguson is now organizing meal dates that will get random members (and their guest) together with other members for an afternoon or evening of Rotary fellowship. Please let Kate know if you would like to participate as a host or guest.
Michelle Jensen: bragged on her nephew who recently revealed that he will be welcoming a new baby girl into his life. This is especially exciting since boys seem to be the "norm" in Michelle's life.  $25
Kate Ferguson: bragged on Inda Dworaczyk for successfully completing her cancer treatment. This is great news and all of our Rotary prayers will continue to be with her as she moves towards a full recovery. $50
Shannon Seifert: bragged on her recent 40th wedding anniversary and the "spa" experience that the couple took part in. Our understanding is that it involved two dug holes full of a "compost type" material that they submerged themselves in to relieve their stress (I guess). Anyway, it sure sounds........differentwink Happy Anniversary you two!  $40
No Fines This Week
Fellow Rotary member Leonard Champion was our featured speaker this morning. He gave us all a brief biography of his life and how he ultimately became a valued member of our city's fire department. After graduating in 45th fire academy class at AHC, Leonard quickly moved up the ranks beginning in 1993 as a full time firefighter to ultimately becoming the Fire Chief of Santa Maria.  Now retired, Leonard now performs the duties of Fire Academy Coordinator at AHC where he is getting ready for it's 148th class to begin. Mr. Champion answered a wide variety of questions after his presentation.
And the winners are..............Glenn Morris and Doug Palmer

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