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MEETING DATE:  October 24, 2019

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER: President Kevin Walthers
FLAG SALUTE: Los Prietos Boys Camp Color Guard
VISITING ROTARIANS: Michael Bennett (Goleta Noontime Rotary) and Jim Talbott (SM Noontime Rotary)

GUESTS OF ROTARIANS: "Special Guest" Dr. Kirk Specht, "Special Friend To All" Bob Friedlein. Los Prietos Boys and Girls and Staff Members Joe Talaugon and Erin Cross
Sips & Sombreros: Saturday November 2, 2019 - Santa Maria Fairpark
CASA of Hope BBQ: Saturday, November 9th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Lions Club of Orcutt, tickets are $12.00 each. See Kate Ferguson for tickets
PCPA "The Little Mermaid": Friday December 6, 2019. 7:00 PM. Betty Miller has all the info. See her for price and details.
District Rotary event coming to the Radisson in Santa Maria:  Mark Jackson needs help decorating for this Rotary Service event.  The help is needed on Friday November 1st starting at noon at our storage facility. If you can be of help contact Mark at 264-0313
2019 Christmas Parade of Lights: Mark your calendars for Saturday December 7 starting at 5:20 PM. All members will be needed to make this 25th anniversary parade a very special event. Mike Gibson has all the details.
Toyota "Trunk or Treat" Event: Wednesday October 30th at the SM Toyota dealership. The event is for small children and families and the time is from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. David Leroy has all the information.
Rotary Christmas Party: Saturday December 21 at Testa's Bistro. Again, please mark your calendarssmiley
Mark Clarke: recently returned from a vacation in Kauai. He and Linda had a great time and even ran into a fellow Santa Marian who had a restaurant and was serving authentic Santa Maria style BBQ. He also managed to play a few rounds of golf while he was there. $35
Jerry Schmidt: He and his wife traveled to Quebec to visit some of her French speaking relatives. Even though he couldn't understand everyone, he did have an overall awesome time. $35
Kate Ferguson: She and her husband recently celebrated 43 years of wedded bliss. They celebrated at Hitching Post. $43
Julie Walker: also celebrated a wedding anniversary. $13
Tim Staffel: As we all know by now, Tim is a passionate country music enthusiast. He and Colleen recently traveled to the Crystal Palace in Bakersfield to experience a few musical acts. He had a great time. $50
Due to the anticipated length of our program, there were no fines given out this morning

Los Prietos Boys & Girls Camp


This week our focus was on an annual program that the club looks forward to each year. Student campers from the Los Prietos troubled youth facility came to our meeting and spoke to our members about the many ways that Los Prietos has changed their life and put them on the path to being a respectful and productive member of society. Each of the six young people who spoke told a tale of a troubled past and how they had to overcome many obstacles and family situations to become who they are today. The staff at the camp bonds with each of these young adults and helps guide them along the path of success. Our club, along with the Goleta Noontime club are proud each year to donate funds to their scholarship program. The scholarships help the students pursue their continuing education as they leave the safety of Los Prietos and ease themselves back into everyday life as they graduate camp and return home. During the presentation a sizeable check was given to the program from each Rotary Club. Pictured above (L to R) Tim Staffel, Erin Cross, Michael Bennett and Joe Talaugon

Positive Thoughts For our Los Prietos Boys & Girls

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