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MEETING DATE:  January 23, 2020

MEETING CALLED TO ORDER: President Kevin Walthers
FLAG SALUTE: Terry Dworaczyk

GUESTS OF ROTARIANS: Robert Perez, and Guest Speake, Mike Ashmore
Rotary Recognition at the Santa Maria City Council Meeting:
SM Breakfast Rotarians, Mike Gibson and Dave Wright were both honored at the recent Santa Maria City Council meeting for their service to the community.
Triple Crown Winners:
Rotary provides an award to members who have reached triple crown status.  This includes 1)being Paul Harris Members, 2) being a Major Donor of $10,000 or more (Paul Harris Fellow 10 times), and 3) bequeathing money to Rotary upon their passing.  We have three Triple Crown Winners from our Club:  Frank Ortiz, Mike Gibson, and Ted Ortega.  Congratulations, and thank you for all your support to Rotary!  
Clarissa Nagy Benefit Wine Raffle:
Pat McDermott announced that our club raised $1,000 through the raffle for a magnum of sparkling wine raffle as part of the Clarissa Nagay Benefit.  Pat held the drawing, and the winner was Terry Dworaczyk, who asked that another ticket be drawn, and the wine went to Jean-luc Garon.
Super Bowl Pool
The Super Bowl Pool sold out last week.  The numbers were drawn and Frank will send out info to participants via email. 
BBQ in Honor of Bandon Jebens
A BBQ in honor of Deputy District Attorney Supervisor, Brandon Jebens will be held on Friday, February 7th from 11:30 to 1:30 at the Santa Maria Superior Court Jury Assembly Room. 
CALM Reception for Speaker, Elizabeth Smart
Elizabeth Smart will be speaking at the Granada Theater on Saturday March 28, from 3:00 to 4:45 pm.  A reception, sponsored by CALM will follow starting at 5:00 pm.  More information is coming regarding how to get tickets.
Tip a Cop
Mike Gibson passed around a clipboard to sign-up for the Tip a Cop event.  There was absolutely no information about the event as far as when, where, etc.  Amazingly, four people from our club signed the clipboard? 
Barn Party 
Ryan Swack reminded everyone that our Barn Party is now one week closer than last week. :)
It will be on Saturday, May 9th.  Every member needs to contribute $400 towards auction items ($300 for 85ers).  Ryan is looking for volunteers to help with organization.  
Allocation Committee
The allocation committee met and approved the following allocations;

Orcutt Academy Spartatroniks


Discovery Museum Ag Project


New Beginnings


Hats for Hope




Tip A Cop


The club still has money to allocate to Charitable Organizations and Academic Programs.  The process is easy, you can get a form from Doug Palmer, or through our website.  Turn it in prior to a Board meeting, and your request will be reviewed.  Committee members include, Randy Wise, Lee Carroll, Wendy Foxen, and Jim Bray. 
This Week's Monthly Rotarian of the Decade 
Frank Ortiz
Frank bragged that they will be leaving soon for a 5 week trip to Arizona for Spring Training.  They will be there through the end of March.
Debbie Blow: bragged that after 40 years in education, she will be retiring at the end of June. - $40
Gary Nemetz: bragged on the 49ers. - $49
Mike Gibson: bragged on this club.  Four people signed-up on a clipboard with absolutely no information!  - $10
This was a fine free meeting! :)

Mike Ashmore, Santa Maria Swim Club



The Santa Maria Swim Club teaches hundreds of kids each year to swim.  This is their priority because not knowing how to swim is the leading cause of death for children under 10.  They Focus on children aged 4 to 13.  They never turn anyone away who wants to learn to swim. 
The club was incorporated in 1978.  It’s roots trace back to 1926 with Paul Nelson, who started the program.  It is one of the oldest sports organizations in the country.  They sponsor 4 teams: Learn to Swim, a recreational team that is not really competitive, an Age Group Team, that develops future swimmers, a National Team, this is their most competitive team, and a Masters program for folks 50 and up.  They have a Lompoc member of the Masters team that is 99 years old.  
They have about one hundred kids in the competitive side of the program.  Mike has room for about 24 kids in his program, who train at the highest levels.  All of the fund raising by the SM swim Club goes towards scholarships and sending kids to Olympic trials. Josh Prenot, who won a silver medal at the last Olympics trained at the SM Swim Club.  Current Olympic Hopefuls in the club include Parker Reynolds, Blake Simpson, and Claire Tuggle.  It is very hard to make the Olympic team.  However, many of their athletes do go on to earn college scholarships.   

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