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NOVEMBER 17, 2002
Call to Order:  Berto Rodriquez, President
Flag Salute:  Kelli Briggs
Invocation:  Terry Dworaczyk
Visiting Rotarians:  None
Guests of Rotarians:  Josh Wong,  Jeff Tamura
Kathy Simas and what appears to be the whole of Rotary and their family members gathered at Waller Park to complete the intra-club Tree Planting!
More Rotarian's Working!
A great big thank you to Kate Ferguson and the  many helpers to make Pinktober a great success!
Centennial Celebration
Our parent club, the Rotary Club of Santa Maria celebrated their 100th anniversary of its founding and the great many Rotary Clubs coming from this event! SMBR was very well represented!
 Christmas Parade of Lights
Mike Gibson shared with our members that December 3rd is fast approaching and issued an
"All Hands on Deck" call!
If you have not yet signed up please contact Mike for one or more of the necessary jobs. 
Cinderella at PCPA
December 2nd
The Roger and Hammerstein version of this delightful tale will be a great way to kickoff the Christmas season.  Contact Betty Miller as soon as possible if you are interested in attending.
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Lee Carroll is once again asking for each member's support to help those less fortunate to enjoy a wonderful Christmas Dinner by donating
cash or a turkey or a ham.
In 1789 Ben Franklin wrote a letter to fellow scientist Jean-Baptiste Leroy of France proffering these oft repeated words of wisdom:
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"In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes."
And, don't forget...
December 10th will be here before you know it!
Rande Downer shared a couple of photos of his granddaughter, showing what happens when you feed & water 'em for 13 year. $50
Peter Kang shared a very successful program to honor 1st Responders. $25
Marc Schneider showed off his facial hair, which is part of a SMPD fundraiser for Hats for Hope and Mission Hope Cancer Center.  $25
Berto Rodriguez was pleasantly surprised to have his wedding anniversary remembered at the Centennial Celebration of our parent club, The Rotary Club of Santa Maria.  $23
Terry Dworaczyk and his wife hit the road to celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary.  Thanks for sharing the photos, too.  $35
Jason Francia bragged about the successful mission asked of fellow realtor and SMBR member Mason Frakes.  If I'm not mistaken Jason rewarded Mason by putting him on the hook for  a brag when the property closes.  $25
Laurie Tamura, after arriving late and being unable to give a proper intro for hubby Jeff, who somehow arrived well before his mate.  $30
Frank Ortiz   Doug Palmer   Pat McDermott
In 1917 RI proposed setting up an endowment "to do good in the world" and gave birth to the Foundation.
The mission of the Rotary Foundation helps Rotary members to advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace by improving health, providing quality education, improving the environment, and alleviating poverty.
Rotary is dedicated to causes that build international relationships, improve lives, and create a better world to support our peace efforts and end polio forever.
Promoting Peace
Fighting Disease
(  Ending Polio Forever)
Providing Clean Water, Sanitation & Hygiene
Savings Mothers & Children
Supporting Education
Growing Local Economies
Protecting the Environment
Since it was founded more than 100 years ago, the Foundation has spent more than $4 billion on life-changing, sustainable projects. 
There are over 46,000 member clubs worldwide, with a membership of 1.4 million Rotarians. Each member contributes annually to the RI Foundation and through the Paul Harris Fellow (PHF) program which allows Rotary to fully fund the programs noted above.
Our Club, SMBR, is a 100% PHF club.  This includes new members who contribute $500 in their first year and SMBR matches the contribution at the end of that year.
Please note that SMBR member and former District Governor Frank Ortiz has continued to served District 5240 as the Foundation Chair.
Santa Maria Breakfast Rotary FOUNDATION
(Tax ID:  77-0411125)
The Santa Maria Breakfast Rotary Foundation is an IRS 501C(3) organization.  The Foundation was conceived in 1995 for the purpose awarding financial contributions in the form of Scholarships, Grants and Compassion Awards.  The Foundation is funded by regular member contributions, brags, grants, investment earnings and fundraising, principally the Barn Party Luau.
Historically, the Foundation has made substantial donations to the Rotary Centennial Park and Robin Ventura Tee Ball Field, Hancock Foundation, and the Vocational Training Center.  Of particular note, from 2016-2021 the Foundation awarded scholarships in excess of $236,00.  Presently, a total slightly over $62,000 is available for scholarships and more is on the way!  Foundation assets include $81,000 invested with the Santa Barbara Foundation and just over $21,000 in the checking account.
Membership: Patrick McDermott (Chair), James Thomas, Mike Gibson, Kevin Walthers, Wayne Miller, Tim Staffel, Ed Carcarey, and Katie McPike.
The Allocation Committee is a 5-member committee under the purview of the SMBR Foundation.  It is chaired by Doug Palmer and meets following on the 2nd weekly club meeting.  The committee is charged with receiving and reviewing Donation Requests (form on website under 'Foundation') for Charitable Organizations only.  Approved requests are submitted to the Board of Directors following the 3rd weekly meeting for a final determination.  Members receiving an approved Donation are responsible for such things as organizing and executing a fundraising program and arranging for a check presentation at a regular club meeting.
Committee Members:  Jim Bray, Lee Carroll, Wendy Foxen, Randy Wise.
And the  winners are...

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