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Jul 11, 2019
Jul 18, 2019
Doc Bernstein's Growth and Investment opportunities
Jul 25, 2019
6 Simple Steps to Lifetime Mobility & Brain Health
Aug 01, 2019
Aug 08, 2019
Broad overview of food safety and the roles that PrimusLabs and Azzule Systems play therewith
Aug 15, 2019
Aug 22, 2019
“Farm Day” to raise the visibility and awareness of where our food comes from and the ag industry in
Aug 29, 2019
Playing pro ball
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Jul 04, 2019
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MEETING DATE: May 23, 2019
Club President:  Michael Buhring
FLAG SALUTE: Mark Schneider

GUESTS OF ROTARIANS:  Judge Jed Beebe, Elizabeth Culley, Kathy Languard, Nancy Nevins and members of the Sweetwater Band, and Debbie and Melinda from the SM Elks Rodeo, Golden Circle of Champions
Santa Maria Police Council Golf Tournament:
June 10, SM Country Club
Homeless Shelter Feed
Jason Stillwell coordinates the Feed at the Homeless Shelter and can always use volunteers.  It is only once a month and takes around an hour.  If you interested in helping, please contact Jason.
Annual Rotary Scholarship Presentation
Next week, May 30th, will be our club's annual Scholarships presentation.  We will present $40,000 in scholarships to deserving high school students.  Please attend, and arrive early.
Rotary Step Down Party: This year's step down party will be held at Martin & Debi's home on Saturday June 15, 2019 @ 4:00 PM. Great food, drinks and dancing will be included. This will surely be a "can't miss" event. 
Orcutt School District, 8th Grade Interviews: Rotarians are needed to help with mock interviews with 8th grade students from the Orcutt School District. The days scheduled are May 23, 24, 29 & 30 (times vary).  Debbie Blow has all the details if you should have any questions.
Golden Circle of Champions: Saturday June 1 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Breakfast Rotarians are needed to help deal Craps and Blackjack at the Elks fundraiser. Debbie and Melinda from the Elks Golden Circle of Champions for the Elks Rodeo spoke about the event which helps raise funds to support the kids in this program, who are in stage 3 treatment of cancer.   The goal is to raise $25,000 to provide $1000 per family.  This is a big help to them as they are going through this difficult process.  The Cancino is held on Saturday before the Rodeo from 3 to 6 .  There will also be a Live Auction, and all you can eat taco bar. 
Funeral Services for former Rotarian, George Mackey
Former Rotarian Fr. George Mackey recently passed away.
Funeral Service:  Saturday, June 8th at 4pm ,St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 402 S Lincoln St, Santa Maria. Reception to follow in the parish hall. 
Check Presentation
A $500 check was presented to the Santa Maria Philharmonic Symphony.  Accepting the check was president, Judge Jed Beebe.  The SM Philharmonic provides several opportunities to local students to learn more about the symphony.  This includes the Music Bus and assemblies that allow local students to attend a symphony performance.  
Ryan Swack (Rotarian of the Month): and also future club President (2020 -21), bragged on the staff at the Santa Maria Inn for handling all the arrangements of hosting the West Coast Customs Car Show.
June Rotarian of the Month will be Terri Stickland
This is Mike's last meeting as president (he actually thought it was last week, bummer), therefore he wanted to announce the June Rotarian of the Month.  Terri you have plenty of time to get those free brags lined up!

Mike Gibson bragged $24 on his wife, Marla, who will complete her last day at Marian Medical Center tomorrow.  She has been a pediatric and surgical nurse for 24 years.  This was her dream job. Countless people in this community have been cared for by her during her 24 years.  There will be a surprise party for her tomorrow at Presquile winery.

Gary Nemetz bragged $100 on a recent trip to Washington DC.   Highlights of the trip included his daughter receiving her MBA, getting to meet Kevin McCarthy in his office, and walking up to the top of the capitol building. His grandchildren also went with them; they loved the spy museum.  They also went on the DC Duck tour and at the Arlington National Cemetery saw Veterans on the honor tour.

Tim Seifert bragged $31 on Gary Nemetz for conducting his first meeting as chair of the  YMCA.

David LeRoy bragged $50 and thanked Leonard Champion for the helping with the CASA Ducky Derby.  At the last minute they figured out that they would need a fire truck for the slip and slide. They called Leonard who helped them in getting a fire truck.  Top two prize winners donated their prize back.  It was brought up that Tim won a $1,000 gift card…awkward.

Craig Bernard bragged $100.  He is sorry that he missed the barn party, but he was attending his granddaughter’s high school graduation.  He also just returned from a
trip to Morocco, Paris, and various other locations.  

Kevin Walthers bragged $100.  On Wednesday he will be leaving on a Bernardian style European trip; they will be gone 3 weeks. There was some mention of his son and school.  I’m sure he has him on an independent study contract. :).  He also bragged that Hancock’s graduation is tomorrow with 1,200 graduates.  Some of them are the first Hancock Promise graduates. 

Kate Ferguson bragged $25 on the Rotary camping crew.  They had a great time, despite the wind and the rain. 

Jim Peterson bragged $20 and held up a RoboBank passbook so that Jason Francia could see what one looked like.  At a recent meeting it appeared that our younger members had never seen or used a bank passbook.  Peter Sterling admitted that he also didn’t know about bank passbooks.

Mike Gibson wanted to add $20 to his brag because he is the person who bought those passbooks…a long time ago.  

 Yes, no fines again this week
Nancy Nevins and the Sweetwater Band
Our program today was provided by Nancy Nevins & the Sweetwater Band. They toured with and/or shared the bill with every major act of the time including Jimi Hendrix, the Doors, and Eric Bourdon and the Animals. The group also performed on all major network television shows and at all major rock venues and pop festivals of the time.  They were the first Band to perform at Woodstock.
In December of 1969, Nancy Nevins was hit by a drunk driver, suffering nearly fatal injuries including a severely damaged vocal cord.  Awaiting her recover, the band continued to gather fans and released more albums. However, Nancy’s prolonged recovery as well as other pressures forced the group to eventually disband.
In 1995, following an invitation to play at Woodstock II, the surviving members reunited including founding members Alex Del Zoppo on keyboards, Fred Herrera on bass, and Nancy Nevins on lead vocals and guitar. 
We were entertained with several songs along with a looping slide show with pictures of their work over the years.
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