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MEETING DATE: September 23, 2021

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER: President James Thomas
FLAG SALUTE: Tim Staffel
VISITING ROTARIANS: Terri Leifeste & Marga Cooley

OCAF Chalk Festival: Saturday September 25th, 2021 - 10:00 AM- 3:30 PM On the last Saturday in September, Old Town Orcutt turns into an explosion of chalk art masterpieces, live music, public art, and community engagement.
Betty Miller: Mentioned that PCPA has announced their holiday season and their holiday show will be A Secret Garden. Betty will be organizing a Rotary Club event for Friday December 3rd. She will be sending around a sign-up clip board beginning in October.
Christmas Parade of Lights: Is tentatively scheduled for December 4, 2021. Please add this to your calendar as everyone will be needed if this goes forward, Mike Gibson should have a firm yes/no answer from county/city officials by October 15.
Today's Rotary Minute: Laurie Tamura joined Rotary in May of 2009. Laurie's sponsor was Frank Ortiz. Laurie is a past President and had her step down at the Hitching Post in June of 2017.
At first Laurie didn't feel she was worthy of being a member of this club, until she met some of the members. Laurie realized that she knew many members and then Laurie knew she was indeed worthy. Laurie's Rotary minute was about her Presidency and being a member of this amazing Rotary club.
James Thomas: Bragged on his wife's birthday on the 25th; on Tony Gonzales, a former member and on this Rotary Club. $50
Mark Jackson: Bragged on Fiasco Financial. $15
Mark Bachman: Bragged on a guys trip to Pittsburg to see a football game. $100
Jason Stillwell: Promised to not brag if Dr. Moates brags. $30
Ken Bradley:  This picture cost Ken. $30
Able Maldonado: This picture cost Abel. $30 (where is Abel)
Shannon Seifert: This picture cost Shannon. $30 (Shannon is going to introduce the game to our club sometime)
Tim Seifert: It's only fair that Tim share in the fines. $30
Jim Small: For not knowing that one of our guests is a Rotarian. $30
Jerry Schmidt: For not sharing his operation with the "family". (The Club) $25
Jim Ventriglia: Tried to hide the presidents gavel. $30
The Future of The Santa Maria Times
The Santa Maria Times is a daily American newspaper on California's Central Coast serving the cities of Santa Maria; Orcutt; Guadalupe; Nipomo; unincorporated parts of northern Santa Barbara County and southern San Luis Obispo County. It is published daily Tuesday through Sunday, and is part of Santa Maria News Media Inc., which also publishes the Lompoc Record and Santa Ynez Valley News, among other newspapers.
The Santa Maria Times was established in April 1882. In 1918, the paper became a daily.

Owner E.L. Petersen sold the paper in 1938 to Robert and Stanworth Hancock, who in turn sold the paper to Kansas-based Stauffer Communications in 1948. In 1947 the paper bought up the Santa Maria Vidette, Guadalupe Gazette, and Santa Maria Courier, and later the Santa Maria Advertiser Burl Hagagone bought the paper in 1958. The paper had been owned by Pulitzer, Inc. at the time of the company's acquisition by Lee Enterprises in 2005.

In 2016, the Santa Maria Times won first place in the General Excellence category in its division of California's Better Newspapers Contest. In 2018, the Santa Maria Times received First Place CNPA Online General Excellence and received a 2018 Lee President's Award for its yearlong series "Green Rush in the 805?", and in 2019 received a President's Award honorable mention by parent company Lee Enterprises for the newspaper’s in-depth series "Wildfire County: Planning for the next big blaze".

In November 2019, Davis Taylor became Regional Publisher. Marga K. Cooley has been the Managing Editor since 2013. In March 2020, the paper was sold to Santa Maria California News Media Inc. a newly formed company led by a group of Canadian newspaper executives. Terri Leifeste became Vice President/Group Publisher.

Credit to Wikipedia

And the winners are.......
Jerry Schmidt and Michele Jensen

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